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51 Tips to Help you Take Breathtaking Landscape Photography Photos

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landscape photography

I’ve recently had a flurry of inquiries from people who have found older articles on the Design Center site, who wish to have their articles included on the same page.  At the dawn of the graphical internet, the “Design Center” site intended to include all the major areas of the visual arts, photography being one of them.  We even had a photographer who intended to run the photography department.  Well, about that time the web seemed to explode with photographers and photography sites, so I backed off and did not add a Photo department. Here’s a photographer who wants to share his 51 Tips!

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Perspective is everything…count your blessings.

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poor people in the depression

Times these days, we need a wake-up call. This piece from an unknown author begged to be posted here.

Imagine you were born in 1900

When you are 14, World War I starts, and ends on your 18th birthday with 22 million people killed. Later in the year, a Spanish Flu epidemic hits the planet and runs until you are 20. Fifty million people die from it in those two years. Yes, 50 million.

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Advertising Is Killing The Open Web. It Doesn’t Have To

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WE HATE WEB ADVERTISING

I’ve preached against bogus web advertising for nearly 30 years. It’s half the web’s problem, and most of the bandwidth problem. If publishers would have held true to some of the original basic advertising modes, the industry wouldn’t be where it is today. Programmatic advertising could change everything. But lazy ad buyers are failing to embrace that change.

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Web & Graphic Design student work review

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design student review

The College of New Caledonia is showcasing their graphic design and web design students in a handsome website — go see what kind of talent they’re growing in Caldonia!

These students put together a “Portfolio Showcase” writing. . .

Our journey to create this showcase began in early January. During this time of planning and strategizing how to bring about a great year-end event, we became closer as a class and got to know one another better. Through the brainstorming process we were able to learn from and be inspired by one another.

Go see : CNC Web & Graphic Design

 

The World Remembers John Prine

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John Prine

As a musician who has played John Prine songs since the late 1960s you can imagine the sorrow of losing this life influencer!  From “Dear Abby” to “Common Sense” to “When I Get to Heaven,” John was truly an anchor for the soundtrack of so many lives!  Come together to celebrate his life . . .

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Creative effects with Photos

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Believe it or not, this Colin Smith tutorial is still alive with great tips and insight into using Photoshop . . . have fun!

The Finished Cover

We welcome Colin Smith, one of the true Photoshop icons of our times, to the pages of DTG — and we thank him for sending in this tutorial. Colin writes . . .

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How much should I charge?

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In the Design Cafe, I provided this answer to the following question:

 > "... got an opportunity to design a newspaper and magazine for a 
 > non-profit organization. ... wanted to just up the print 10-15% 
 > and make commission off of the ads sold!
 > Basically, how do I price for this newspaper? 
 > How do I price for this -- full color, about 50 pages -- 
 > How much should I charge??

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Fred Showker explores design, graphics, computing, social media, marketing, and the online world with an eye to entertaining, amazing information that will possibly make you think!

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