Episode 43: Wedding Day Photo Clues

June is for weddings and graduations but sometimes the photo clues get mixed up. In this episode, I’m talking about wedding pictures and how to sort out the evidence. White dresses don’t always signify a wedding sometimes it’s a graduation dress and in other cases, it’s just a summer dress. If the clues in the picture…

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Episode 40: The Dead Pixels Society

Ever wonder where the business of photography is going? That’s the premise of this podcast. Find out why genealogists and image makers are facing the same struggles with managing their pictures. It’s a word that begins with an M.

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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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