Tom Underhill

Tom Underhill published his first book 16 years ago and started publishing books full-time two years later. Since 1999, Creative Continuum has specialized in publishing high-quality, short-run books, including family histories, memoirs, and photo and fine art books. During the last several years, Tom and his company produced more than 400 family history heirloom books, printed more than 11.75 million pages and scanned more than 13,500 photographs.

Creative Continuum has published several award-winning books. Among them, The California Missions as Art won a Davey Award in 2007 for design. A History of African-American Families and Slaveholders in Cass County, East Texas was awarded the Best Genealogy in Texas in 2005.

Tom is the author of thirteen books. Tom’s latest book, iPhonetography, is 150 pages of full-color photographs and “through-the-lens” illustrations that demonstrate staging, composition and lighting. You’ll learn how to transform your iPhone into a versatile camera, plus how to quickly and visually set the best exposure—and get the best shot possible.

September 6, 2014
OCCGS General Meeting, 11:00 AM

Shoot “Picture Perfect” with Your Cell Phone’s Digital Camera

Ask any photographer and their advice will be Shoot with what you have... which is probably your cell phone. In the right hands, a recent smart phone camera takes just as nice of pictures as many digital point-and-shoot models, with the opportunity to upgrade every couple of years. Learn what to look for in a new camera phone, software and accessories to improve your shooting and techniques to improve photographic composition, lighting and practical research techniques you can use from the genealogical library to the graveyard. Shoot with what you have, and get the result you want!

OCCGS General Meeting, 12:30 PM

Getting Started with Evernote: Improving Your Research

Imagine having access to your genealogy research notes across all your devices: desktops, laptops, tablets, smart phones and via any browser. This frank and honest view of Evernote explains the program's strengths and sets expectations by discussing its weaknesses. From creating an account to helping you organize your text, audio, video, web clippings, and pictures, this class maximizes the value of your data. Evernote enhances your memory by placing your research at your fingertips. Spend less time re-searching what you already have and more time enjoying what you do.


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Orange County California Genealogical Society
c/o Huntington Beach Central Library
7111 Talbert Avenue
Huntington Beach, California 92648

(714) 536-5549