Thursday, December 27, 2012
Kwanzaa is celebrated in the United States from Dec. 26 to Jan. 1.
The seven-day festival of Kwanzaa, which celebrates African-American heritage and culture, starts today and ends Tuesday, Jan. 1. Here are some facts about the week-long holiday. Tell Us: Do you have any facts about Kwanzaa that you would like to share? Please write them in the comments section below the article. This list was compiled with information from City News Service.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
A month of hints on taking happy holiday photos
This is the fifth article in a series called "Picture Perfect" about how to take great holiday photos. From now until the New Year, candles will be a big part of holiday celebrations. Hanukkah started Tuesday night and Kwanzaa begins Dec. 26. Both observances include a candle lighting ritual — a perfect opportunity to snap a memorable photograph. The trick to capturing candlelight is getting enough illumination for a good image without destroying the effect of the candle. Relying on the camera’s automatic mode won’t do. The flash is triggered and the result is a flat, lifeless photo. I made one so you can see just what I’m talking about. So don’t depend on a spontaneous snapshot; construct a quick-and-dirty setup and you’ll take a photo …