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The Basics of Documenting A Week In Your Life

The Basics of Documenting A Week In Your Life
From my 2008 Week In The Life Album. Next week, from Monday through Sunday, I will be documenting a week in my life with photos + words and I invite you to play along. (You could even begin today or tomorrow if you wanted – there is no reason it has to be Monday through Sunday vs. Saturday through Friday.) This is a creative adventure. It requires little more than a camera and a willingness to pay attention and gather up stuff from your daily life. Even if you have never scrapbooked before you can do this project. This will be a pared down project from the one I have taught previously. Some of you out there may be thinking: my life is boring or I do the same thing everyday or what story do I have to tell? From my 2007 Week In The Life album. TAKE PHOTOS. UPLOAD PHOTOS. DESIGNATE A PLACE FOR NOTES. TAKE NOTES. DESIGNATE A PLACE TO STORE LIFE-STUFF. From my 2006 Week In The Life album. My 2010 journaling/category cards. Just make sure you write something as you go along.

How to Buy (and What's Inside) a Digital SLR Camera Single Lens Reflex (SLR) is a complicated term for a complicated machine. It refers to the prism and flip-up "reflex" mirror system that allows users to accurately focus and frame their shots directly through a camera's optics, rather than through a separate viewfinder. Until recently, most SLRs were the province of pros, requiring experience and training to master. But the digital era has created a new, growing class of consumer-grade digital SLR (DSLR) cameras that are easier to learn and use, yet still deliver pro-level photos. 1. Like most digital point-and-shoot cameras, digital SLRs have LCD displays--the largest of which are 3 in., diagonally. 2. DSLRs have image sensors that are 10 to 20 times the size of sensors on point-and-shoot cameras. 3. CompactFlash memory cards used to be the data storage capacity kings, but the far more popular Secure Digital High-Capacity (SDHC) format now has cards with up to 32 GB, and newer DSLRs are trending toward it. 4. 5. 6. 7 Lens + Autofocus

About the project Sevilla 111 Gigapixels. World Record Panoramic Photo About the project/ Sevilla 111 Gigapixels is a huge panoramic and interactive photograph of Seville city, which consists of 111 thousand million pixels. A new worldwide record since December 2010. Browsing the biggest photograph in the world from home and observe inch by inch La Giralda's belfry, La Torre del Oro's merlons, the details of the Cathedral's walls, and more than one thousand little details and corners of Seville is now possible thanks to the cutting-edge capture technologies and Internet, which allow us to immerse ourselves in this huge panoramic image and explore virtually all the places in the city, by scrolling and zooming in/out throughout it. The photographers, José Manuel Domínguez and Pablo Pompa, wanted to capture the magic and charm of this enchanting city to make it available for all the people around the globe. Press Release A press release has been published to inform the media in our national region about our project.Click hereto download a copy. Miguel Á.

10 Top Photography Composition Rules There are no fixed rules in photography, but there are guidelines which can often help you to enhance the impact of your photos. It may sound clichéd, but the only rule in photography is that there are no rules. However, there are are number of established composition guidelines which can be applied in almost any situation, to enhance the impact of a scene. These guidelines will help you take more compelling photographs, lending them a natural balance, drawing attention to the important parts of the scene, or leading the viewer's eye through the image. Once you are familiar with these composition tips, you'll be surprised at just how universal most of them are. You'll spot them everywhere, and you'll find it easy to see why some photos "work" while others feel like simple snapshots. Rule of Thirds Imagine that your image is divided into 9 equal segments by 2 vertical and 2 horizontal lines. Doing so will add balance and interest to your photo. Balancing Elements Leading Lines Viewpoint Depth