Time Lapse Videos: How to Quicken the Pace of Your Movies

 

 

You can choose between two equally great methods to let videos run faster than in real-time. One is doing it directly from your camera, the other is postprocessing them in a suitable software such as Adobe Premiere. Both methods reduce long hours to a mere few minutes or seconds, even, while needing a speedy eye. Yet, nothing falls through the grid that way…

 Step 1: Shooting the Photos

Obviously we’d need quite a few photos first. Remember that you need between 24 and 30 photos for one second of a real-time movie. This is where we decide the speed of our film. We could for example take one photo every four seconds. That way we’d be able to fit two minutes of photos into one second of film. The interval determines the speed of your time-lapse video. You could even choose days or weeks…

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14 Reasons You Should Start Eating Cucumber

 

 

 

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Cucumbers are number four most cultivated vegetable in the world and known to be one of the best foods for your overall health, often referred to as a super food. Pick a handful of firm, dark green cucumbers and drop them into your shopping cart. Congratulations! You have just bought yourself stuff full of good health. Continue reading  

How to Win a Photography Competition

 

 

Photography Competitions are a wonderful way to improve your photography. While photography just for the sake of photography is a lot of fun sometimes a competition can help you raise the bar as a photographer as you know your image will be seen by a discerning group of judges and possibly even displayed along with other winners.

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Photography competitions come in all shapes and sizes and range from online friendly competitions or assignments (like the ones we have in our forums each week) through to local competitions in photography clubs through to international photography competitions entered by pro photographers. Continue reading  

How to Create Multiple Paths in Photoshop

 

 

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When you’re working with an image in Photoshop, you’ll often need to create more than one path to complete a set of actions. Once you know how to create a single path, you can easily make new paths. Beginning a new path takes under a minute, and it will allow you to perform a number of tasks on several different parts of your image. Continue reading  

Quick Tip: Using a Photoshop Clipping Path within InDesign

 

 

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Today we are going to explore using Clipping Paths created in Photoshop within InDesign. The following tut will explain what format to export to and how to apply the Clipping Path using InDesign’s built in features. Additionally I will guide you to the tools needed for editing the Clipping Path and converting to a custom frame. Continue reading  

Sugar is sugar — Don’t be fooled

 

 

 

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The Food and Drug Administration recently denied a petition by the Corn Refiners Association to rename high fructose corn syrup “corn sugar.” Soon after that, the mayor of New York City proposed prohibiting the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks (“large” defined as more than 16 fluid ounces). Continue reading  

How Much Water Do YOU Use?

 

 

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The planet is covered in blue stuff, but as the old saying goes: “water, water, everywhere, and not a drop to drink.” Globally, water needs are outstripping supply, even as potable water is being contaminated, complicating matters even further. Since we need water to survive, it’s becoming a critical issue in many regions of the world, from California, where people are struggling with a drought, to Britain, which practically drowned in floods earlier this year. Continue reading  

Where to Find the Best Free Stock Photos

 

 

Free stock photos aren’t that hard to find on the Internet; there are many sitesthat provide them.

The problem is finding high-quality stock photos that don’t have unclear licenses on how you can use them.

Dustin Senos, Designer at Medium, knows this conundrum all too well. That’s why he put together a list of sites where you can get free stock photos that don’t suck.

I thought I’d share Dustin Senos’s list of 10 websites here, discuss the sites he mentioned in his post, and also show you sample stock photos I got from the sites:

1. Little Visuals

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This site sends you 7 high-res photos every week, straight to your email inbox. You can use the stock photos any way you want because they’re licensed under public domain. Continue reading  

How to Become a Professional Photographer

 

 

Professional photography is an excellent career choice for anyone who wants to get paid for using their creative talents. It’s one of the few fields where age and college degrees aren’t as important as a good eye, a quality product, and self discipline. Photography is a competitive field, however; so be prepared to start small, while you perfect your craft and build a portfolio of your best work. The tips below should help get you started.

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    Know your gear. A major misconception about professional photographers is that you must have a fancycamera body or multiple lenses in order to be successful. While having a great camera certainly does improve your business, being a successful photographer has more to do with knowing the ins and outs of camera basics. Before considering photography as a business, you need to know your camera and gear like the back of your hand.[1]

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Industrial-Strength Types

 

 

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The Industrial Revolution gave us a new iron age, one of cast iron, which a devotee of Vulcan told me he thought was the highest achievement of man — or, as he put it, “the hairless ape.” In the 18th century, cast-iron bridges sprang across British rivers such as the Tay and Severn. These lovely sculptural archways are resistant to rust, so many are still standing. Continue reading