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Social Media Timeline Last week, Dr. Sean Carton, the Chief Creative Officer of our web division (idfive), posted the following Social Media Timeline graphic at the idfive blog - attentionscan.com. Sean created the graphic as part of his preparation for speaking at the 2009 eduWEB conference in Chicago. Sean wrote: Cecil Beaton's war photography A young sailor on shore leave, taken in Harrogate in 1941, and another subject who the IWM would love to trace. The graffiti is interesting and lends the picture a very modern air indeed. A WREN poses for Beaton in Portsmouth 1941. Besides that she crewed a harbour launch there is nothing else known about her. A young girl points out Lana Turner to her less than fascinated father in Cairo in 1942.
Nature's Bounty: 30 Free Packs of Natural Textures Welcome to PhotoshopStar.com! If you find this site useful, you might want to subscribe to our free newsletter for updates on our new Photoshop Tutorials and Articles. Nature is always the first place to look for design ideas, and with the growth of ‘organic’ website design, this has never been more true than it is now. With a wealth of colors and surfaces, natural textures can lend themselves to almost any style of design. 5 Creative Uses for Pinterest's New Place Pins Last week, Pinterest introduced a new feature, allowing its users to pin items to their boards along with a map. The location-aware pins are powered by the location giant, FourSquare, and have opened up a bunch of new possibilities both for users and business. By adding a map to your Pinterest boards, this turning them into Place Boards, the ability to recommend places to go, or even create a bucketlist of the places that you want to visit is suddenly much more visually appealing. More important than that, however, is the usefulness the feature brings to the table. You can create a list of places you want to go on your holiday, or even create a list of your branches around town, if you’re a business on Pinterest. Pinterest is a great way to share recommendations with other users, or save items that you yourself are interested in, and the location specific pins fit perfectly within the Pinterest experience.
77 photography techniques, tips and tricks for taking pictures of anything: Portrait photography techniques, tips and tricks Tip 1. Focus on the eyes While eye contact is not always desirable in a portrait, sharp eyes certainly are. Manually select an AF point that's positioned over one of your model's eyes, or use the central focus point to lock focus on their eye. China–France relations China–France relations, also known as Sino-French relations or Franco-Chinese relations, refers to the interstate relations between China and France (Kingdom or later). Note that the meaning of both "China" and "France" as entities has changed throughout history; this article will discuss what was commonly considered 'France' and 'China' at the time of the relationships in question. There have been many political, cultural and economic relationships between the two countries. History 17th and 18th centuries Numerous French Jesuits were active in China during the 17th and 18th centuries: Nicolas Trigault (1577–1629), Alexander de Rhodes (1591–1660, active in Vietnam), Jean-Baptiste Régis (1663–1738), Jean Denis Attiret (1702–1768), Michel Benoist (1715–1774), Joseph-Marie Amiot (1718–1793).
Iridient X-Transformer beta brings much-loved X-Trans processing to Windows: Digital Photography Review Iridient Digital, maker of the popular Iridient Developer Raw conversion software for Mac, has announced a public Beta of a Fujifilm Raw converter utility for Windows. Iridient X-Transformer is a standalone utility that takes RAF files from Fujifilm cameras and demosaics them before saving them as DNG files. This allows Windows users to access the well-regarded processing look that is popular among Mac-owning X-Trans shooters. Camera support covers all but the very latest X-series models and covers cameras both with X-Trans and Bayer color filter patterns. The software is designed to give files that are optimized for the conversion software you then import into, with the option to add tags to prevent Lightroom from duplicating the sharpening or noise reduction you've chosen to apply with X-Transformer, and options defining the handling of lens corrections.