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Fujifilm Instax Share SP-3 printer review

By Erin L / December 17, 2017 / Comments Off on Fujifilm Instax Share SP-3 printer review

Don’t let your photos gather digital dust. Print them on cool retro Polaroid style film with the new Fujifilm Instax Share SP-3 photo printer. My review…

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24 hours at the edge of the world with Samsung Galaxy S8

By Erin L / April 8, 2017 / 2 Comments

How do you know if a smartphone can be right for you? Many people get their first hands-on experience with a new phone while standing in a retail store or browsing online. It’s not a very elegant way to decide whether or not you’re going to make a commitment to something that will be in…

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Photography gadgets you need

By Erin L / January 17, 2017 / 79 Comments

This week on CTV Tech Talk, I showed Jefferson gadgets for taking better photos and devices that can help you print them easily at home too. From flexible spider-like tripods, to mini pocket printers you can bring to a party, check out the gear that makes photography fun again.

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Polaroid Zip review – mini photo printer

By Erin L / January 15, 2017 / 1 Comment

When was the last time you printed a photo? If you’re like most people, it’s been quite a while. Many of us take hundreds of photos every year, but very few of them get to escape the digital prison that is our smart phones. There are now mini photo printers on the market. These pocket-sized…

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Photo gear from Joby lets you go handsfree

By Erin L / January 14, 2017 / 1 Comment

With so many of us relying solely on our smartphones for the bulk of our photography, it’s too bad we don’t put much effort into making the shots truly great. While lighting, luck and skill are definitely part of getting a good photo, you can improve your snaps with a few key accessories. Joby is…

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Polaroid SnapTouch camera & printer review

By Erin L / January 14, 2017 / 1 Comment

Since the world has become a fully digital place, no one prints photos any more. An array of small photo-specific printers on the market aims to change that habit by making printing easy and adding some fun elements to the experience. The Polaroid SnapTouch camera and photo printer is one of those gadgets. (I’ve also…

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New Fujifilm Instax Share SP2 – reviewing mini photo printer

By Erin L / January 7, 2017 / 2 Comments

While most of the photos we take stay locked forever on our smartphones, it’s now getting easier to print them at home. In part one of a three part series here on the blog, we’ll take a look at some of the gadgets out there that will print photos for you. First up, the Fujifilm Instax Share printer.

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Artists to use old farm equipment to create giant walk-in camera

By Erin L / August 25, 2016 / Comments Off on Artists to use old farm equipment to create giant walk-in camera

Four artists are banding together to create works of art inside a giant empty grain bin.  The project will create a massive ‘camera obscura’ inside the old corrugated metal structure. The plan is unfolding at the Coutts Centre for Western Canadian Heritage northeast of Nanton, Alberta. Camera obscura is Latin for ‘dark room,’  and as the group…

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Polaroid Socialmatic Camera &Printer and Zip Printer Reviews

By Erin L / June 5, 2015 / Comments Off on Polaroid Socialmatic Camera &Printer and Zip Printer Reviews

If there’s one review I’ve been looking forward to the spring, it’s this one. Recently both a Polaroid Socialmatic and a Zip printer arrived for testing, and I couldn’t have been more excited. I was a bit shocked when I opened the box for the Socialmatic. The camera itself is quite large, much larger than…

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4 Awesome Things to Do with All Your Digital Photos

By Erin L / May 13, 2015 / Comments Off on 4 Awesome Things to Do with All Your Digital Photos

We’ve all got hundreds, and possibly tens of thousands of digital photos on our devices. For the most part, they sit on those devices and collect digital dust. So this week on Tech Talk on CTV, we’ve got a few ways you can bring them to life. 1.  Print Them! Pocket-sized photo printers are available…

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