by Joe Wallace
I literally just got off the phone with one of my writing pals who was filling me in on the latest gossip; she told me a story that should serve as a cautionary tale for new writers and bloggers, so I’m sharing it here (with all names and vital details changed, of course.)
Since I got this information second hand, regardless of the source I must relate it in a way that screams “fiction” instead of “reportage!” So bear with me.
And please note that I did NOT write “bare with me” as so many of the kids today seem wont to do. Continue reading Blogger Beware! →
by Catherine L. Tully
As we march into the holidays, why not take a bit of time to improve your photography skills? Grab your digital camera and head over to the family celebration to try and brush up on things such as composition and setting your subject at ease. HP offers a few photography tips for how to avoid common mistakes such as red eye and underexposed photographs. Work at this time of the year tends to be on the slow side, but it doesn’t mean you can’t use the time to get a bit ahead.
Kodak has some great tips for those who are just getting started in photography. Learn things such as:
A great place to start for beginners. Don’t cheat yourself out of making some extra money from your articles. If you don’t know how to do take good photos to accompany your work, now is the time to get started! These basic tips are easy to navigate and will get you on the right road.
Ready to be “wowed”? PicLens gives you some serious power over the photo search. This program can be downloaded for free and enables you to quickly (and oh so very smoothly) fly through photos on the web at lightspeed. You’ll feel like the coolest person around when you scroll through images, browsing them as fast as you like. The program works with a number of photo sites (such as Flickr and Photobucket), social networking sites (such as MySpace and Facebook) and image searches on Google, Yahoo, Ask, AOL and Live Images. It works on PC or Mac computers, but you’ll need Internet Explorer, Safari or Firefox to use it. Watch the demo on the site to see just how amazing this is–you’ll feel like you’ve been transported into the future….
Do you use WordPress? Go to the site and download a plug in that will enable you to add full-screen slideshow capability to your blog. Is that cool or what?
(And yes–I have a pretty amazing technology source–keep checking in for more….)