Articles by Nadine Spires

Great tutorials for Inkscape users

Plenty of you will be advanced in Inkscape but some who are still learning, like myself, will hopefully find these tutorials helpful.Be warned, most are videos so you need quite a lot of bandwidth.As my bandwidth has increased substantially for the next year I've been able to go through Video tutorials and have learned so much.So I wanted to share what I had found., the lady in the videos, is very thorough with her instructions.... continue reading

Making your own photographic equipment

If, like me, you're on a budget, any innovative ideas to create your own equipment for next to nothing is worthwhile looking has a huge resource of info on photography as well as DIY projects that can be made with everyday things.You can't replace expensive studio equipment with something equal in result but lower in price, that's true enough.But when you don't have the choice or opportunity, you get creative and sometimes the results can be surprising.If you have... continue reading

Creating the IR colour effect using photoshop

I recently posted about IR photography.After some searching on the net I found a tutorial that can create the Infrared colour photo effect using Photoshop.But it uses Channel Mixer, which Photoshop Elements 9 does not have.This technique doesn't produce the same effect that true IR does because apparently Photoshop can't recognise the areas that have different reflections.Still, if you have Photoshop CS5 this might give you something to use for fun or however you choose.I'm looking for... continue reading

HDR Cookbook, how to and Topaz Labs

I heard about HDR, High Dynamic Range while at a seminar.Some photographers favoured this technique, while others didn't.I like HDR more for the creative scene than for general photography and decided to give it a try.I bought Photomatix and my first few attempts were terrible.I mean it was hard to look at the photos after.I tried different tools in the program and no matter how I tried I just made a complete mess.I left the HDR adventure for awhile and while on Facebook I came across... continue reading

IR Photography, any other way of creating this?

I read an article on Infrared Photography aka IR Photography.Filters are difficult to get and very expensive.Has anyone achieved a similar, although probably not as perfect, effect with software or using other equipment?And no lol, I won't be stripping my camera and making it a only IR.Although I did hear that some of the older SLR's allow for it?I could get a second hand SLR, but I don't know.Any opinions on this?For anyone else who doesn't know what IR Photography is take... continue reading

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