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20 Spectacular Photo Manipulations Photo manipulation is by far one of the most popular applications of Photoshop. Images can be manipulated in various ways to communicate a message. Sometimes the manipulation is subtle, like adding something to a photo that wasn’t originally there. Then sometimes the message or idea is unrealistic, but executed in a realistic manner to make it appear believable. Resources of royalty-free images for your tech blog — web development resources There are a lot of collections with great + free image resources out there. And I use them to find great images too. However I found some resources more useful than others, since I’m mostly looking for tech-related images for our web dev blog. "You should have your tongue ripped out": the reality of sexist abuse online You always remember the first time someone calls you ugly on the internet. I imagine -- although it hasn't happened to me -- you always remember the first time someone threatens to rape you, or kill you, or urinate on you. The sheer volume of sexist abuse thrown at female bloggers is the internet's festering sore: if you talk to any woman who writes online, the chances are she will instantly be able to reel off a greatest hits of insults. But it's very rarely spoken about, for both sound and unsound reasons. No one likes to look like a whiner -- particularly a woman writing in male-dominated fields such as politics, economics or computer games.
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Five Great Flash Techniques To Improve Your Photography Light So, you moved your light off camera (very good) and looking for some new ways to explore more lighting options. Some of the most interesting light can come from doing the unexpected with your flash. Here are five great techniques to boost your off camera lighting. After exploring those five you’ll have a great toolbox for shooting pictures with off camera flash. By jwlphotography
Blog Before I show you how to get 30% more opens, let me prove something. What’s your normal email open rate? You may think you have an insanely good open-rate on your emails but… 50%+ of the people ARE NOT OPENING your emails. Why work so hard if only 1 out of every 2 people open your emails?