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My painting is on the cover of an award winning novel!

Bobbie Darbyshire, British author of best selling novel "Truth Games",has been selling out copies of her new book fast!She contacted me to let me know that my painting,titled: Dreams Time, is on the cover!!We're now friends on facebook! She's totally awesome, I can't wait to read Truth Games!Every week she's signing books in local book shops!She also has a second novel published, titled, Love, Revenge & Buttered Scones.Bobbie is currently working on her third novel!Truth... continue reading

Paying tribute to a Golden American Model on Dreamstime

James was born December 28, 1922.He was an Airforce pilot, with a passion for computers for over 30 years.He loved adventure and traveled the world all his life.This year, in March 2010, he was diagnosed with stage 4 stomach cancer. He will remain in his favorite place for the rest of his days, to ensure he passes away peacefully at home.Although he is 87 and has remained very active until 2009, his diet was very poor all of his life, but he enjoyed every bite of it, to the fullest.... continue reading

Bidvertising for placement?

This is more of a request / question / petition, to see what others think, with the possibility of our editors/admins input.I have been earning a living for 9 years, on which is a totally different venue, of "set your own price" for live psychic advice by phone and email.Several years ago, a few years after Keen started in 2000,they implemented a bid for top placement option within their site.At first, it annoyed the advisors.Now, it has become a wonderful tool, to make it possible... continue reading

Are you setting the custom white balance on your camera?

Are you using the custom white balance setting yet?If not, here are a few great videos on the importance and simplicityof setting the custom white balance on your camera.Many photographers set it several times throughout the dayto match the current lighting conditions,to take better pictures, without needing to correct the coloring later.Watch this great "Custom White Balance Tutorial Video"And "Youtube search: camera custom white balance" continue reading

Pixia - Free drawing software

Pixia is a great drawing and image editing software but totally free!It supports unlimited layers,10,240*10,240 pixels layout, effect plug-ins (also accepts Photoshop's plug-ins), undo 100 times.Also can working with your TWAIN devices (eg. Scanner or Digital Camera and Digitizer.Great for graphics tablet users!This website, offers the latest upgraded versions,all downloads are always free, and available in multiple languages,resources and support... continue reading

Free Software - Focus Stacking - Macro photography technique

Here is a link to a photo tutorial and free software download, to use the technique of focus stacking.Take a look at this short clip on focus stacking in action, in this video tutorial using Helicon Focus software, or free Combine ZM software.Focus stacking is a digital image processing technique which combines multiple images taken at different focus distances to give a resulting image with a greater depth of field (DOF) than any of the individual source images. Getting sufficient depth... continue reading

Youtube: over 58,000 videos on photography

If you haven't thought to search youtube for photography,there are over 58,000 amazing photography related diy, lessons and tutorial videos.I've spent some time in online photography classes,and youtube is one of the best free resources! continue reading

Logitech io Personal Digital Pen - article

Has anyone tried this yet?Records while you draw/write with it on paper, then it downloads to the pc. It's so awesome.A shop on ebay sells them new for $50.Logitech io personal digital pen - articleThe simplicity of pen and paper. The -power of your PC. It all comes together with the Logitech io Personal Digital Pen.Now you can manage your handwritten information, improve organization, and make your communication more effective. Even convert handwritten notes to... continue reading $10 for 1 month access to all lessons

I just signed up through and the lessons are great! They have plans ranging from $9.99 for 1 month and access to all lessons, 3 months $24.99, 6 months $44.99, and $79.99 for 1 year, access to all lessons and instructor interaction. I went ahead and subscribed for a year. I'm a human interaction education addict! lolI'm also about to take a stock photography class through, this is the class description, 7 spots left: stock photography boot camp. continue reading

Businessweek article - digi photo scrapbooking biz

I stumbled upon this article from, on home based businesses,and the second page of the article is on digi photography scrapbooking.I have a ton of mine waiting approval.Here’s the excerpt:“Digital photography also provides what you think might be a huge market in “scrapbooking.” But hasn’t that trend already peaked?You’re right that people have been teaching scrapbooking workshops and selling products for several years now. But our idea is a twist on that,... continue reading

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