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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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What does data collection mean for a child’s future?

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children and computers

We often see parents using technology as a baby sitter.  That’s pretty concerning, but then I see children in the 8, 9, to 12 range with YouTube channels, and Instagram movie channels, and discussion forums on Facebook.  It’s a little bit more than concerning — knowing there are stalkers and predators collecting their every move!

Netscape has taken the initiative to ask  “What does data collection mean for a child’s future?”

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Five tips for writing in a literary collaboration

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ONE OF THE NICE THINGS ABOUT RETIREMENT is getting rid of the publishing pressure, and being able to have a little time to discover new talents both in the art and design worlds as well as journalism, cinematography and so froth.  Bénédicte Rousseau is a new rising star with her head on straight and she provides us with some essential tips about collaboration . . . give her a read: (more…)

1893 : A Manual of Typography, by Thomas MacKellar

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If you’re looking for something really special in the realm of Typography, look no further than the Project Gutenberg EBook of The American Printer: A Manual of Typography, by Thomas MacKellar … an extraordinary glimpse into the history of type! It’s part of the Gutenberb Project, and available in several different formats.
      The preface says : Besides the matter relating to practical typography, the volume contains a sketch of the discovery of printing, and notices of type-founding, stereotyping, electrotyping, and lithography. The implements employed in typography are described and their uses explained; and complete schemes for imposition are laid down.
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What’s fake is real, what’s real is fake

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Have we reached the point where real is not real? Is there really is an ‘alternative’ news? Can you tell who the real Obama is? You ain’t seen nothin’ yet!

I’ve been following AI and emerging technologies and how they can help the graphic design, marketing and advertising industries. Imagine using the viewer’s big data, purchased from the big data brokers, and superimposing their faces and voices into a TV commercial for insurance. Imagine seeing YOUR face, in a terrible auto accident or performing shocking acts in an adult movie? Or, you can have Donald Trump deliver your sales pitch in a radio ad. Yes, it’s a little scary, but there’s an app for that.

As this story unfolds we see an almost unfathomable future. I’m not going to write ten thousand words on this because so many people are richly pontificating on it already. Below, I’ll provide some of my links collected … you may be amazed, and just a little bit scared.

And, thanks for reading …

Fred Showker

Editor/Publisher : 60-Seconds.com,  — Published online since 1988 — +FredShowker on Google+ or most social medias #showker or #fredshowker  and our Facebook Discussion Group

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short story contestInternational Short Story Contest is open now, and the deadline for submission of entries is February 10th 2018. Enter your stories in one of three catagories sub-junior, junior and senior. All school children around the world can enter the contest, and entry is free. (more…)

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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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