DIY Photography Hacks: how to make a DIY macro lens Macro lenses are brilliant optics, but you don’t need to shell out for one if you’re just a casual macro photographer. In our latest DIY Photography Hacks post we show you how to make a DIY macro lens using a simple cardboard tube… If macro photography is your passion, spending a few hundred pounds on a decent macro lens is a must. it — Support Free eBooks Andreas M. Antonopoulos Mastering Bitcoin is essential reading for everyone interested in learning about bitcoin basics, the technical operation of bitcoin, or if you're building the next great bitcoin killer app or business.
20+ Tools to Create Your Own Infographics A picture is worth a thousand words – based on this, infographics would carry hundreds of thousands of words, yet if you let a reader choose between a full-length 1000-word article and an infographic that needs a few scroll-downs, they’d probably prefer absorbing information straight from the infographic. What’s not to like? Colored charts and illustrations deliver connections better than tables and figures and as users spend time looking back and forth the full infographic, they stay on the site longer. Plus, readers who like what they see are more likely to share visual guides more than articles.
Fun in K/1: QR Codes with Audio My mind is spinning with ideas for the new year. (I can't seem to turn it off! It is my birthday, and I'm still thinking and working on school stuff. I admit I have problems!) I know about QR codes and have used them a little in the past. Creative Commons Celebrates 10 Years of Opening Culture The future of the cultural commons looked dim in December 2002: Napster had been shuttered a year earlier, while record labels treaded warily into selling DRM-locked music online. The FCC dismantled regulations forestalling the consolidation of media ownership. And as the housing bubble inflated, privatization — of media, public space, scientific and technological research, even the military — became the watchword of the day. A decade later, the cultural commons remains threatened, but stands on somewhat firmer ground. The record industry abandoned its futile efforts to lock music to users or devices, a costly lesson movie studios and book publishers seem determined to learn for themselves.
Don't bide the dust: a perfectly safe guide to sensor cleaning Sensor cleaning can be quite terrifying for a photographer to try on his or her own. Considering how much you paid for it, delving deep into your digital camera’s inner sanctum is the last thing most photographers want to do. Luckily, as we’ll show you below, there are safe methods of sensor cleaning, which are also quick and easy to accomplish. First, why do we need a sensor cleaning tutorial like this? Dust and dirt can be your digital camera’s downfall. The interchangeable lens system makes it impossible to stop foreign particles entering your camera, and it doesn’t take long for them to stick to the sensor. Wikimedia Commons / Vidéos Cancel Edit Delete Preview revert Text of the note (may include Wiki markup) Could not save your note (edit conflict or other problem).
25 Free, Easy to Download Paper Textures - Photoshop Tutorials & Photoshop Resources I’ve organized 25 free paper textures: 5 crinkled paper textures, 5 worn paper textures, 5 torn paper textures, 5 burnt paper textures, and 5 grunge-stained paper textures. No funky zip files or random secondary blog posts, these are all laid out neatly and ready to be downloaded easily. The other day I was searching for some paper textures for another Photoshop tutorial I wanted to do and I was having some problems. It really isn’t hard to find paper textures; they’re all over deviantART, Flickr, and everyone and their mothers’ blogs. With a billion choices, ranging from blog posts to Flickr images to zip files… I got kind of annoyed with all the different sources and methods of downloading paper textures. So, I decided to do a blog post with my favorite paper textures.
Scan Me! QR Codes in the School Library From soda cans to movie posters, QR codes are everywhere. Just scan the small square image with the camera on your smartphone, tablet, or other device for access to web-based text, maps, videos, or other useful information and tools. Let's use the power of QR technology to get students, teachers, administrators, and parents excited about using your school library. We'll explore seven steps to getting started, then a dozen practical ideas you can try today!
Open Collaboration - The Next Economic Paradigm I’ve dedicated a lot of research over the last few years to understanding the deep trends that will define the next economy. As I’ve written elsewhere, the global economy goes through a creative-destructive cycle every 50 years. And now we’re in the midst of a collapsing paradigm that is soon to be replaced by something new. In this article, I will explain what the new paradigm is and how it will impact every sector of society — including business, government, education, and basic research. The old economic paradigm was a service economy built on the digital communications revolution that began in the early 1970′s. It is winding down now as financial capital has decoupled from productive capital and the global speculative bubble has burst. 49 awesome photography tips and time savers Fitting your photography around the demands of family life (check out our ever-popular free family portrait photography cheat sheet) and the working week is often more difficult than figuring out the technical complexities of your camera. To help you get the absolute most from your photography time, we have come up with 49 of the best photography tips and time savers that are guaranteed to get you better results, help you edit your shots with ease and simply enjoy your picture taking more. From checking your kit before you leave the house to setting up your camera on location and tips for improving your photo composition, you’ll find plenty of suggestions for saving yourself time and getting organized – thereby reducing the chance of missing out on shots – long before you even press the shutter release. And of course, no matter how much preparation and care you’ve taken when shooting, you’ll need to store, sort and edit the images you take. Before you shoot