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The Journey(s): Day 4

The Journey(s): Day 4

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

The quote is attributed to many – pursued by many – and a lot of what The Journey is about.

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The Journey(s): Day 3

The Journey(s): Day 3

Red sky’s at night – Diver’s Delight!

What 12K mile road trip would be complete without a few dives!

While getting fitted for a Madiera wreck dive in Lake Superior, we heard the rumble of thunder.  The storm location and hour drive north of Duluth, MN provided a beautiful day and dive.  Vis a bit low due to recent rains, but, extremely enjoyable and we were also able to make some new inquisitive friends – Sculpins – Give your pics the Vivid-Pix Fix!

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On the road again:  through the State of 10,000 Lakes – up to Voyageurs National Park.  As we begin to view a few of our National Parks, we are awed by the variety of these treasures that our forefathers provided to us.  Voyageurs:  500 miles of untouched coastline. 

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Journey(s): Day 2

Journey(s): Day 2

The night provided a bit of adventure, the morning was comprised of a beautiful walk (Rick) / run (Meg) around Brandywine Falls, and the day was full of asphalt.

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The Journey(s): Day 1

The Journey(s): Day 1

Day 1 – Monday, August 28, 2017

To complete The National Parks Journey, we must stay on plan:

5:15 wake-up. 

6:00 wheels up.

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Digital Photography Tips Part 3: Filters & Software

Digital Photography Tips Part 3: Filters & Software

Understanding camera settings, like we discussed in Digital Photography Tips Part 2, is fundimental.  However, there are things out there that can enhance your images, and those are filters and software.

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Don't Let Great Memories Fade Away: Photo Storage & Restoration Tips

Don't Let Great Memories Fade Away: Photo Storage & Restoration Tips

Our memories make us who we are.

Our memories are the stories of us. They’re the bridge to our past that links us to our grandparents, parents, siblings, children, grandchildren, and friends. Like treasured heirlooms, our memories teach us that the bonds of family and friendship need to be cherished above all else. Sharing those memories enriches our lifeby bringing us closer to our loved ones.

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Free Vivid-Pix Software to Celebrate PADI Women Dive Day

Free Vivid-Pix Software to Celebrate PADI Women Dive Day

Saturday, July 15, is PADI Women Dive Day and to celebrate, Vivid-Pix offers free software and, when you use it, you’ll raise money for a good cause.

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Digital Photography Tips Part 2: Camera Settings

Digital Photography Tips Part 2: Camera Settings

In out last post, we covered some terminology and tips on taking photos in water. In this article, we'll cover camera settings.

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Digital Photography Part 1: Getting the Most from Your Photos

Digital Photography Part 1: Getting the Most from Your Photos

It is a hard life, but we took it upon ourselves to take off to a beautiful tropical location so we can help you get great vacation photos.

Our goal is to help you find out which phone or camera is best for your vacation photos, with particular focus on the feature that attracts much of the attention . . . taking them into the water — many without the necessity of additional waterproof protection.

Adventure cameras and cell phones that can go into the water are what drew the attention of the two of us. We both make our livings in jobs that involve cameras in water, so we tackled the challenge of comparing lots of these devices to help you make a more informed choice.


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How to Get Great Vacation Photos

How to Get Great Vacation Photos

In preparation for the vacation season and summer fun, Vivid-Pix and professional photographer and instructor, Sandy Sondrol, went to a tropical paradise and tested more than a dozen smartphones, camera, and underwater housings to help you get better vacation photos.

View/Download the complete Article CLICK HERE

View/Download the photo comparison chart CLICK HERE

View/Download the camera, shot list, image specs CLICK HERE

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Sending Warm Holiday Greetings to Servicemembers Overseas

Sending Warm Holiday Greetings to Servicemembers Overseas

For some - including our nation's active duty service members serving abroad or otherwise away from home - this holiday season can be bittersweet.

Part of the joy of the holiday season is gathering the entire family together to share good food, gifts and fond remembrances of the year that is coming to a close.

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Today was a total wreck!

Today was a total wreck!

Actually a reef, Stingray City, and then The Wreck of the Kittiwake.

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Grand Cayman is full of surprises…

Grand Cayman is full of surprises…

Imagine our delight when we happened upon this mythical land and sea creature!

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A Picture Says A Thousand Words

A Picture Says A Thousand Words

A diving couple coming up from a morning dive said it best: WOW!

Frankentray about to go in the water.

Follow our “Cayman Adventure” all week!

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How To Get The Best Vacation Photos

How To Get The Best Vacation Photos

You traveled how far and spent how much on your vacation?

On location in Grand Cayman, we’re creating a one-stop information source for cell phones through point and shoot cameras that have both topside and underwater photo capabilities.

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Celebrating the Spirit of Christmas Past

Celebrating the Spirit of Christmas Past

As you dig into your personal cache of treasured holiday memories, here are a few ways you can bring the spirit of Christmas to life using old photos.

As Charles Dickens showed us in his classic novella A Christmas Carol, reflecting on memories of holidays past can help guide us on our path to creating joyful memories in our present and future. Whether it's looking back on the Christmastime of our youth, exploring the holidays of our parents and grandparents, or even reliving the celebrations of a bygone era, photos are the gateway to the spirit of Christmas past.

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Remembering America's Heroes Through Photos

Remembering America's Heroes Through Photos

Nov. 11 is a day that we reflect and give thanks for our brave military heroes.

Every year on Nov. 11, millions of people across the U.S. take time to reflect and give thanks to the countless Americans over the centuries who have fought bravely for our country in times of war, kept the peace, and engaged in humanitarian efforts as well. At Vivid-Pix, the activity to remember and honor our military heroes has particular significance: CEO Rick Voight is father to an active-duty daughter, and as a company, we take the greatest pride in supporting veterans' service organizations. Part of this includes volunteering and donating to the Patriots for Disabled Divers organization, a group of volunteers who work with scuba diving centers and the Professional Association of Diving Instructors to help physically and psychologically affected patriots when they come home.

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Shot in the Dark: Taking great low-light photos

Shot in the Dark: Taking great low-light photos

Low light can present a serious challenge for even the most seasoned photographers.

Low light can present a serious challenge for even the most seasoned photographers. Light is the most important part of how we perceive images and all photography involves capturing the light reflecting off of a physical object. 

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The Vivid-Pix Fall Photo Contest: Get social and win prizes!

The Vivid-Pix Fall Photo Contest: Get social and win prizes!

The Vivid-Pix Fall Photo Contest is back!

From now until November 14, 2016, we're inviting everyone to share their favorite fall photos that have been fixed up using any Vivid-Pix software product - from RESTORE to SCUBA to LAND & SEA - for the chance to win great prizes!

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What will the iPhone 7 mean for your land and sea photos

What will the iPhone 7 mean for your land and sea photos

The tech and consumer world is currently buzzing over the recently released iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

The tech and consumer world is currently buzzing over the recently released iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. While similar in design and function to its predecessor, the iPhone 7 has a variety of new and unique features - some of which are perfect for taking photos in unprecedented HD quality and new and exotic locales!

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