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Perceptions in Photography

Getting in a rut by shooting all your photos from the same height and angles is way too easy to do. If you do not work at preventing this, eventually all of your pictures begin to take on the same look. Changing things up even a little can give you totally different visual perceptions in photography. In these two shots, …

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Polarizing Camera Lens Filter

We have all taken what we expected to be a beautiful scenic photo, only to find that the resulting image appeared washed out compared to the way our eyes have perceived the original scene. This used to drive me crazy, and I would waste hours trying to reproduce what I had seen through the use of an image editor. Scenic …

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Light Tent and Product Photos

The number one issue you will face when taking product photos is lighting. Unless you have a studio to work from, you are going to have to find alternatives. Using a light tent can help give your product photos a professional touch. You can spend as much or as little as you want to. It really depends on how much …

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How to Take a Screenshot

How to Take a Screenshot (Sample) If you have read even a few online tutorials, you have likely seen screenshots similar to the sample above. Although there are many uses for screenshots, tutorials are one of the most common uses. What is a screenshot? A screenshot, screen dump, or screen capture is an image taken by the computer to record …

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Create a Drop Shadow Effect

I have written this tutorial to cover the basics of how to create a drop shadow effect for photographs such as shown in the example below. For this tutorial I am using Paint Shop Pro X, but the steps are almost identical as previous versions and very similar to many other programs. There is certainly more than one way to …

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Low Light Photography

My newest personal goal is learning how to improve my low light photography skills, when flash is not an option. Although I can certainly edit the pictures later to lighten things up, often that does not result in the natural scene that my eyes see when the shot was taken. If I do not make changes in the automatic settings, …

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Spring In Mississippi

I have never been one to take many winter pictures. Even when the trees first begin to bloom, the colors seem so subdued when compared with the rest of the year. We are finally able to say goodbye to old man winter, and welcome another spring in Mississippi. Goodbye To Old Man Winter It feels so good to drag the …

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Optimize GIF Files With PSP X

Before you start learning how to optimize GIF files with PSP X, I highly recommend taking some time to become familiar with the help files located within the program. Although it may sound like a foreign language at first, the more you work with Paint Shop Pro X, the easier things will become. Quite often people have mentioned that they …

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Disable IE Image Toolbar

Okay, I know that subject of image theft on the internet is highly volatile, and I absolutely do not want to start a war about this. Everyone has their own beliefs about ways to prevent their images from being stolen. The truth is, if someone really wants your images, they will find a way, regardless of which precautions you take. …

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Optimize Website Photographs

The first step to properly optimizing your images is choosing the correct image format. In most cases, photographs for web use should be saved and optimized as a jpg. This tutorial will cover the basics of how to optimize website photographs using Paint Shop Pro X. Although Paint Shop Pro X offers instructions in their help files for saving and …

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