the Short-Run Publishing and
Family History Publishing Specialists

10 Techniques to Improve Your Digital Photography

Today’s digital cameras provide a significant improvement over those of even a few years ago. Even in ‘auto’ mode they can capture great images. This class refreshes some elemental photography techniques and builds on them, extending to research techniques you can use from the genealogical library to the graveyard. Among other topics, attendees will learn methods to use a camera in place of a scanner, capture microfilm images, and maximize graveyard photography.


Tom Underhill published his first book 19 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 12.5 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’s speaking experience includes most of Southern California’s family history fairs and other major genealogical conventions. He has also presented at the Utah Genealogical Association’s annual conferences. Tom presented at the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Associations and at the 2005 FGS annual convention in Salt Lake City.
Tom is the author of thirteen books.
Tom has been quoted in a number of publications including the the Deseret News, Hartford Courant and the Dallas Morning News.
In 2007, Creative Continuum was nominated for the Orange County Business Journal’s Family Owned Business Award.


Yesterdays Forever is a 296-page, 6"x9" book with library edition hardback binding published in 2011.



Orange Family History Fair 2008 Syllabus is a 142-page, 8.5"x11" book with paperback binding published in 2008.



Make Your Photos Really Zing! is a 68-page, 7"x10" book with wire-O wrap-around cover workbook with online data binding published in 2004.



Bells Rest in Peace is a 64-page, 9"x9" book with library edition hardback binding published in 2010.



California Gold 1849: My Family’s Story is a 128-page, 6.5"x9.5" book with paperback binding published in 2005.



Knowing I Have Feelings He May Not is a 50-page, 5.6"x10.5" book with paperback binding published in 2005.



Adventures of an Only Child is a 290-page, 6"x9" book with library edition hardback binding published in 2010.



W.H.Gage: his paintings and sketches is a 76-page, 8.5"x11" book with library edition hardback with a printed cover binding published in 2003.



Guenther Rall: A Memoir is a 423-page, 6"x9" book with hardcover with dust jacket binding published in 2002.



The California Missions as Art is a 192-page, 10"x12" book with library edition hardback with a printed cover binding published in 2007.