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10 killer photography tips the pros won’t tell you Photography Tips From The Pros: 09 Mirror lock-up If you want super-sharp images when your SLR is on a tripod, use a remote release and engage the mirror lock-up function. This lifts the mirror with the first press of the remote shutter release, then when any vibration caused by the mirror movement has died down you press the shutter release for a second press to take the shot. Mirror lock-up is especially important if you want to get the full benefit of high-pixel count cameras like the Canon 5D Mark III as even very slight movements are recorded. If you’ve got a compact system camera like the Canon M, however, there’s no need to worry as it doesn’t have a mirror.

8 Brilliant Search Tools Hidden Within Google Photos Google has become synonymous with search, so it’s great to know that it hasn’t neglected this feature in their products and services. We’ve always exalted Google Photos for its brilliant features, including some you’re probably overlooking, but a lesser-known feature is that its search tools have powerful algorithms that are on par with that of Google’s search engine.These tools work like a charm regardless of whether you use Google Photos on your PC, via its website, or its respective Get Free Unlimited Photo Storage & More with Google Photos Get Free Unlimited Photo Storage & More with Google Photos If you aren't using these hidden Google Photos features, you're really missing out. (Hint: There's free and unlimited photo storage!) Read More These tools work like a charm regardless of whether you use Google Photos on your PC, via its website, or its respective Android and iOS apps. We’ll explain the different ways you can find any photo or video stored in your account within seconds.

Listen to the Oldest Song in the World: A Sumerian Hymn Written 3,400 Years Ago In the early 1950s, archaeologists unearthed several clay tablets from the 14th century B.C.E.. Found, WFMU tells us, “in the ancient Syrian city of Ugarit,” these tablets “contained cuneiform signs in the hurrian language," which turned out to be the oldest known piece of music ever discovered, a 3,400 year-old cult hymn. Anne Draffkorn Kilmer, professor of Assyriology at the University of California, produced the interpretation above in 1972. (She describes how she arrived at the musical notation—in some technical detail—in this interview.) Since her initial publications in the 60s on the ancient Sumerian tablets and the musical theory found within, other scholars of the ancient world have published their own versions.

Simple Tricks That Turn You into a Photography Master (12 pics + 2 gifs) Search: Login: Password: Sign UP / Forgot your password? Upcoming Ant-Man Helmet Made from EVA Foam July 20, 2015 AT 5:00 pm Marvel’s Ant-Man opened in theaters last Friday. The film’s take on the Ant-Man costume has already inspired cosplayers to re-create it — particularly the helmet. 1.3. darktable basic workflow This section describes a typical darktable workflow which novice users may take as a starting point. We describe how to get an image into darktable, the basic steps of a raw development workflow and how to export the final result. To begin with darktable, you first need to import images.

12 Amazing Google Photos Features You Didn't Know About Google Photos has grown into an awesome service. From automatically backing up your phone’s pictures to letting you easily share your photos, there’s a lot to love for anyone who works with photos. 5 Tools to Sync & Auto-Upload Photos from Android to Cloud Storage 5 Tools to Sync & Auto-Upload Photos from Android to Cloud Storage Nothing is more convenient than taking a photo on your phone and automatically having it be backed up to the cloud. Read More However, you might have missed some of Google Photos’ lesser-known functionality. 1964: The World 50 Years Ago 1964 was an eventful year -- a half-century ago, humans were making strides toward space travel beyond the Earth's orbit, and Tokyo hosted the 18th Summer Olympics. The Beatles took America by storm, as Race Riots gripped big cities -- and the the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was signed into law. Boxer Cassius Clay became Muhammad Ali and the heavyweight champion of the world. Cyprus devolved into civil war between Turks and Greeks, and President Lyndon Johnson escalated U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. This is the first of five entries focusing on events of the year 1964 this week (and next Monday).

It is in that golden stain of time that we are to look for the real Ottoman Architecture, photographs by Eduard Widmer Title: John Ruskin "Every human action gains in honour, in grace, in all true magnificence, by its regard to things that are to come. It is the far sight, the quiet and confident patience, that, above all other attributes, separate man from man, and near him to his Maker; and there is no action nor art, whose majesty we may not measure by this test.

Claymation This lesson was created using the Nortel LearniT 6E + S template for integrating technology within the curriculum. Overview: Students will work in groups to plan and shoot their Claymation shorts. They will be required to produce a storyboard that includes a theme, setting and some characters (only one or two) to animate. For some background on Claymation (reg. tm), please refer to the sites included in the resources section of the Lesson plan. As a preparatory activity the teacher could spend a portion of a class watching Wallace and Gromit and/or Chicken Run for examples of Claymation.

21 Settings, Techniques and Rules All New Camera Owners Should Know Some are very basic while others go a little deeper – but all have been selected from our archives specifically for beginners and new camera owners. Enjoy. Introductions to Useful Modes and Settings on Your Digital Camera 1. Digital Camera Modes Explained – I spoke with a family friend recently who had just bought a new point and shoot camera.

Manifesto Unsplash was created in 2013 as a simple tool for creators. The concept was born from the pain we had as creators in finding great, usable imagery. The internet was meant to connect, inform, and inspire us in unprecedented ways. Yet, when it came to usable images, that connection was shut down. 28 Pieces Of Street Art That Cleverly Interact With Their Surroundings Street art is usually meant to disrupt its environment and to capture our attention, but the artists on this list practice a special technique that makes their artist even more eye-catching and playful – they tailor their art to its surroundings so that their (usually) 2D paintings seem to interact with their 3D surroundings. [Read more...] It would seem to me like the most difficult part of creating works like these might be the fact that each must be created for a specific site or even temporary circumstance. You can’t just paint a stencil or art piece wherever you find a good spot. Their ability to think of these wonderful pieces also speaks to these artists’ wild imaginations – where we see a vine and a brick wall or a railing, these artists see the opportunity to create something that will make us think or make us smile. There are artists who make work like this their MO.

A vanishing way of life captured forever: British photographer travels the world to record dozens of 'dying' tribes that are in danger disappearing forever British photographer Jimmy Nelson decided to travel the world for three years, visiting 35 tribes in all five continents By Daniel Miller Published: 11:05 GMT, 23 October 2013 | Updated: 15:19 GMT, 29 October 2013 It wasn't that they were unfriendly - they had repeatedly offered him of vodka, which, not being much of a drinker, he'd refused. But after failing to persuade them to pose for him, he decided to put his camera away and play the grateful guest. The result was that in no time at all he got steaming drunk and slumped into an alcoholic stupor.

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