Episode 39: Finding Identity and Connection in Family Photos

https://vimeo.com/333164543 Today’s podcast is special. A year ago the folks at Rootstech asked me to present a Ted Style talk at the conference.  Of course, I said yes.   These short-form talks are very popular on YouTube and at Live Tedx events. I worked with an amazing coach to put it together. Carol Cox of Speaking Your Brand…

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Episode 38: The Last Muster Journey

https://vimeo.com/331283406 This episode focuses on my Last Muster project.  Almost two decades ago I started looking for images of individuals who lived during the American Revolution and into the age of photography after 1839.   It’s been an amazing journey. Two volumes with a third in the works, two museum exhibits (one permanent at the Museum of the…

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Episode 37: What’s New With Vivid-Pix Restore?

https://vimeo.com/329160141 The Vivid-Pix Restore fix just got even better. A new patented process makes their picture improvement add new depth to your pictures. Randy Fredlund is back on the show to talk about his most recent patent and how the whole patent process works. About Maureen Taylor: Maureen is a frequent keynote speaker on photo…

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Episode 36: VisualFaceRecognition.com

https://vimeo.com/326601871 Ever wish you could use facial recognition software to compare your photos? Bob Schmitt created Visual Face Recognition to compare images. It’s cool! One of his first projects was helping Las Vegas casinos catch card-counting MIT students using facial recognition technology. It’s another tool in our Photo Detective toolbox. Sign up for my newsletter…

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Episode 35: My Family Resemblance

https://vimeo.com/325508294 A single photo of her grandmother Fannie inspired Rachael Rifkin’s work. She focuses on bridging the gap between generations, cultures, and backgrounds by concentrating on our similarities and listening to each other’s stories. She once posed as eight of her relatives in order to highlight shared family traits and stories. The photo project went…

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Episode 34: Sharing Photos Online

In this episode, I’m talking about sharing your photos online. Old photos and new ones. You won’t believe what’s a “thing” on Instagram and how our photos figure into developments in facial recognition.

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Episode 33: Spring Cleaning Your Photos

Kondoizing is good for your clothes but not for your heirloom photos. But what is a person to do? This episode offers tips for tackling your images, from digital overload to ancestral images, what to do and how to share and store them.

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Episode 30: Wedding Clues, Rootstech Tips

Rootstech is the largest genealogy conference in the U.S. if not the world. Seriously!  This is one conference you have to prepare for, so in this episode I am sharing some tips. Since this episode taped on Valentine’s Day it’s appropriate to talk about clues in wedding photos. You’ll learn what clues hint at marriage…

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