We’ve all been there – you walk out of a meeting or seminar with glazed eyes and a pounding headache. Another victim of “Death by PowerPoint”. While PowerPoint is the undisputed king of tools for creating impactful presentations in business and beyond, in the wrong hands it can be the very weapon that kills the message you are most trying to convey. If you are a novice to using PowerPoint, or are just looking to up your presentation game, try following these few guidelines to create presentations... continue reading
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The reason why your client hired you is because you are the expert and they need your help with their designs. Irrespective of what the project is, most clients do not have a complete picture of what their design pros and cons are. Despite this, they love to see their own idea win, it is a designer's responsibility to help them choose a better design while they still feel it's their own idea. At the same time your client needs to be conscious of your efforts and the effort it takes to perfect... continue reading
When is the last time you just didn't go the same way?Yesterday I was driving home when I looked at my passenger and said, "you have been officially kidnapped." Then off we went. What should have taken about 1/2 hour drive home ended being almost 4 hours? Sometimes taking a new road can bring you new surprises and sights.I have found MANY new things just by getting lost or taking a left instead of a right. Today we had found the Ritner Creek Bridge, an old barn, a field... continue reading
Anyone with a camera can take a good snapshot, a photographer can frame the image, make sure the lighting is correct and keep the viewers interest.An artist sees something different in every subject.Making the ordinary EXTRAORDINARY.Lets look at what can change an image, starting with details.The image below is a detail shot of and ordinary plastic flower pot with ordinary plants inside.When the sunlight hits this pot at a certain angle, the pot becomes see through and the plants cast... continue reading
So having taken a week off work,to take my family down to Cornwall, England, i made sure that it was not just holiday snaps i took. Although the weather was not fantastic and we could not get to see everything i had planned the days out we had i made sure i took photos of anything that caught my eye. However i do have one little piece of advice for people.Because i knew i would be taking a lot of photos, i decide to buy a couple of extra memory cards off the well known internet trading site,... continue reading
Have been taking baby steps with my submissions on Dreamstime, but this last year, have finally found the time needed to get on board.Happy to say that today I finally hit the 200 posted picture mark and happy with this milestone.What I found to be helpful was downloading my pictures to my Dreamstime site, to be sure they were on the computer, then coming back to them to issue the tags.It saved lots of time and you didn't feel rushed.Onward to another milestone! continue reading
When your precious baby is only a few months – it’s better to find some time and take interesting and bright static pictures (the way kid becomes bigger, in colorful costumes in front of funny backgrounds, first of everything etc.) But when child begins to move – the time for video shooting definitely comes. Get your camera or smartphone always near, so you can turn it on quick and quiet. The best time to record is when your kid doesn’t see you. In every age there are different... continue reading
I sometimes think that the photographers who lived 200 years ago had it easy. Photography as an art form was completely uncharted territory, so every image these pioneers created was something new and wonderful. Today, nearly everyone has a camera, whether it’s a professional DSLR or a mobile phone camera.So, with hundreds of thousands of images being created every day, how do you come up with something that hasn't been done before? How does today’s photographer create something... continue reading
My wife and I had a tough 2014 so we decided we needed some fun and booked a ticket to Orlando, Florida to visit the Disney and Universal Studios parks, and also the Kennedy Space Center. It's a long trip from Buenos Aires, Argentina, and at first, I thought I wouldn't take my DSLR with me. Of course I knew I would seize the opportunity to get some new gear, but I just didn't want to carry all that weight with me while visiting parks.But then I figured I would have lots of opportunities to get... continue reading
When you are into taking photos of places, buildings and nature as I am, then a trip to Florence, Italy, or Paris, France, provides perfect photo opportunities. It would seem that you are stumbling on perfect images with every step you take. But then comes winter, travel funds are depleted and you are stuck in Jutland, the so-called dark part of Denmark - what to do? A couple of years ago I heard a photographer explain that to be a good photographer you should be able to... continue reading
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