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Monday, January 27, 2014

#Writing: Bigot, The All-Purpose Insult

Bigot, a word usually associated with religion, has expanded its meaning considerably. Its original sense was “a person who shows excessive religious zeal, a religious hypocrite.” Here are some (un...

#Writing: Bigot, The All-Purpose Insult

#Photography: 5 Tips to Take Better Images in a Zoo

People at monkeys - sometimes I wonder who is more intelligent
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Many photographers think that taking a great animal photo requires extreme patience, sitting and waiting for hours in the wild. Yes, this is how a great wildlife shot is captured. However, if you j...

#Photography: 5 Tips to Take Better Images in a Zoo

#Photoshop: Creating Non-Destructive Crops in Photoshop CS6

Non-Destructive Crops: In this Photoshop tutorial, we are going to explain to you the use of a certain feature of a common tool; the Crop Tool. In Photoshop CS6, the crop tool allows you to make No...

#Photoshop: Creating Non-Destructive Crops in Photoshop CS6

#AfterEffects #Filmproduction: Video Tutorial: Swirling Text in After Effects

Adding a cartoon-style swirling text animation is a great way to add life to your text in After Effects. In the video tutorial below we show you how to create this AE animation without the need for...

#AfterEffects #Filmproduction: Video Tutorial: Swirling Text in After Effects

#Photoshop: Create a Dark Forest Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

Learning how to Create a Dark Forest Photo Manipulation in Photoshop to create a emotional photo manipulation is great fun. In today's tutorial, Marcin Mikus, teaches you how to create a Photo Mani...

#Photoshop: Create a Dark Forest Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

#SocialMedia: Top 10 Ways to Win Friends, Influence People and Amplify Your Klout Score

Decades before the digital age, and long before Facebook “likes” and Google Plus One’s, a man named Dale Carnegie taught 14-week courses on a subject relevant to every business person: influence. A Simon and Schuster executive took the course, and persuaded Carnegie to write a book on the topic. Although written in 1936, How to Win Friends and Influence People is relevant to the idea of enhancing your influence in cyberspace. In social web-speak, this type of influence is called Klout.

#SocialMedia: Top 10 Ways to Win Friends, Influence People and Amplify Your Klout Score

#Photography: 5 Street Photography Techniques

Matt Stuart is a 39-year-old London photographer who has been shooting for 18 years. His favorite types of shots are those featuring people going about their life on ordinary days. He shoots quickl...

#Photography: 5 Street Photography Techniques

#Guitar: How To Store Your Guitar: What You Should Know

One of the biggest mistakes beginners make is improperly storing their guitar. Whether you own an acoustic, electric, or acoustic-electric, you must carefully choose an appropriate location that’s ...

#Guitar: How To Store Your Guitar: What You Should Know

#AfterEffects #Filmproduction: #Free Ink Matte Pack

Introducing the newest freebie, Ink Matte Pack, from the CreativeDojo! This one is certainly a great one in my opinion because it contains a variation of elements which can be applied and used in many applications and projects.

#AfterEffects #Filmproduction: #Free Ink Matte Pack

#Photography: Tip: The Best Skill You Will Learn As You Become More Advanced Is Metering

As you become a more advanced photographer, you’ll learn quite a bit. For example, composition can always be changed in the post-production phase–as can tilt, saturation or nearly anything else. But what you’ll really begin to see is just how well your camera’s meter works...

#Photography: Tip: The Best Skill You Will Learn As You Become More Advanced Is Metering

#Guitar: 4 Ways to Play G to C

The G major to C major progression is one the most popular in all of music. It has the strong feeling of resolution you get when a chord built off of the 5th degree of the scale (dominant function)...

#Guitar: 4 Ways to Play G to C

#Guitar: A Way Without Words: The Triumph Of The Solo Guitarist

One of the best musical trends over the last few years is the re-emergence of the solo guitarist. While the guitar has been an essential part of the musical vernacular for the last half-century and...

#Guitar: A Way Without Words: The Triumph Of The Solo Guitarist