Snapshots With A Punch will help you learn how to take your ordinary everyday snapshots and give them a PUNCH. Geared toward MWACs (Moms With a Camera) and Mommarazzis, Snapshots With A Punch will teach you very simple yet effective methods to make your snapshots pop.

Applications taught include:
- Photoshop Elements
- Adobe Camera Raw
- Photoshop Organizer
- Picasa
- Creating a blog with Blogspot

- Uploading to your favorite processor
- Saving files in an orderly fashion

Consulting sessions may take place in home or via phone. Contact Tiffany Casey at snapshotswithapunch@gmail.com for an appointment.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Clickfree Easy Backup Review

The unit arrived in a standard mailing box, and was not damaged upon delivery, despite a lack of bubble wrap or other impact protection. There was a small ding on the plastic packaging, however it was too slight to damage the unit itself.

The unit's packaging was straightforward and easy to open, and the unit itself has what seems like a durable scratch free finish. Contents included the unit, USB cable, quick start guide, trouble shooting tips, and a copy of the EULA.

The USB cord has a splitter, apparently to provide the unit with additional USB based power if needed. Our laptop is running on XP, service pack two, and it has USB-2 ports. Once the unit was plugged into the PC's USB, it powered up immediately. After approximately one minute, the Clickfree Automatic Backup window popped up, and the unit began to scan the hard drive as it searched for files. The unit runs virtually noiselessly, and one has to hold it to feel its slight vibration.

After approximately three minutes of scanning our 200Gig hard drive (150 Gig used), the unit began the back up process. We were running Excel, Word and Firefox simultaneously, and those applications suffered no performance issues during the scanning or backup process.

During the backup, we scanned the windows task manager for unusual processes, and when we terminated 'officeguardian.exe', the clickfree window closed and the backup process ceased. Once the unit was plugged in again, the unit began to search from the beginning. This time, our ZoneAlarm firewall detected Officeguardian's attempt to access the internet, and we denied it to see how the unit would respond. The backup process seemed unaffected by the denial. During the backup, another process called starterofficeguardian.exe was running.

Started 8.30, finshed by 5.30 15230 files backed up. 112 gigs. File summary and interface look cool, you can drill down to the files by type.

It saves raw files. DOESN’T SAVE ‘SIDECAR’ FILES,IE XMP FILES) WHICH EDIT THE ORIGINAL RAW IMAGE. SAVES adobe photoshop images, in separate folder because it assigns them as ‘artwork and designs’ instead of pictures. The search function doesn’t not show the file type when it finds a file, you have to deduce the file type by filtering your search by each file type in turn.

When you browse the files however, the oiginal file location is preserved, so the photshop images and jpegs.RAW images are in the same location.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Click play to view before and after images.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Challenge Me Please

Send me an image you would like fixed, tweaked or played with. I will send it back to you with the changes. All I ask is that you allow me to post the before and after on my blog. Image must be full resolution. Generally, out of focus shots can't be saved. .jpg or RAW welcome. Email to snapshotswithapunch@gmail.com.

Saturday, May 31, 2008

I was talking to my DH today...

about the passion with which the pro-post processing (PPP) and the anti-post processing (APP)camps disagree. He isn't interested; he thinks RAW is something best left for sushi bars, and ADOBE is a maker of fine bricks. But he did say, quoting Dirty Harry, 'a man has to know his limits'. He also said that all things are better when there is a healthy dose of diversity.

The old adage that one should enjoy the journey, instead of focusing on the destination has been tweaked by MWACs, in that we now critique the method by which others travel. That makes no sense; there has to be room for diversity. Our goal should be to create the best pictures we can, regardless of how we get them.

Don't Worry, Be Happy

You have a camera right? GO USE IT!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Never Miss the Shot

Relax, take the pictures, you CAN "fix" them later. I promise!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


I have a love of scrapbooking, which includes digital, traditional and hybrid. Sometimes we get pictures that we really want to include in our layouts but just don't look the best that they can. I can help you change that. First of all I am not a "photographer". I do the best I can with the equipment I have and try not to "miss the moment". So, with that, I end up with some not so hot images. I still want to scrap them so I make some easy fixes in Photoshop Elements. It's that simple.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Thank You! I HEART Your Blog Too

I got this cool award from my friend Barbara who makes the coolest cards. Thank you Barbara!!! I heart your BLOG too!!

There are so many blogs out there that I love and will get back t this portion a little bit later. I just wanted to get this up.

So here are the rules:

  • The winner can put the logo on her blog

  • Link to the person you received your award from

  • Nominate at least 7 other blogs

  • Put the links of those blogs on yours

  • Leave a message for the bloggers you've nominated