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Photoblogging, Blogging for the Photographer

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Many people feel that photo blogging is the most exciting kind of blogging that exists. Building and maintaining a photo blog is no more difficult than creating and updating a text-based blog, and many people feel that the internet's high speed, full-color technology reaches the pinnacle of its appeal with the transmission of images. Posting photographs in a blog format on a daily, weekly, or occasional basis is a great way to express yourself while reaching viewers in an emotionally charged and aesthetically engaging way, and surfing photo blogs can help you to get a whole new perspective on the world in which we live.

Many people who run image blogs are photographers by trade, but photo blogging is also very popular among hobbyists and amateur shutterbugs. To be certain, a lot of the most popular photo blogs have gained attention because the pictures on them are of the highest artistic caliber, and a lot of the people who run these striking blogs are graduates of prestigious art schools and have impressive professional portfolios. However, some of the most well known and most often visited photo blogs are as notable for their concepts as for the pictures themselves. Certain photo blogs, like the popular "Cute Overload" which features picture after picture of adorable animals, are more about the thematic content of the pictures than they are about the style in which the snapshots are taken.

The fact that photo blogs range from forums to display the work of highly skilled artisans to playful collections of curiosities shows that photo blogging is a truly diverse form. The fact that photo blogs are so easy to build and to update makes this kind of visual communication very democratic, and enables people at all skill levels to become a part of the global conversation about the nature and value of photography today.

Whether you are an artist or hobbyist who wants to create a photo blog, or whether you are just somebody who enjoys learning about new places and things, spending some time looking at the most popular photography blogs on the internet can be a very rewarding endeavor. You can travel to another place or another time by seeing pictures of faraway locations and long-gone eras. You can see your own neighborhood with fresh eyes by discover how local artists have photographed the town or city in which you live. Photo blogging allows people to communicate all of these things and more, which makes it a very exciting part of the modern blogosphere. If the best thing about web technology is that it allows people to reach each other in a very personal way from across great distances, then in many ways photo blogs are the most successful kind of web sites.

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Create Your Own Website is Actually Easy

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Creating a website is not so much a feat, if we compare it to the education of other technical skills. Most people tend to give up and pack their bags as soon as they hear the word “programming” and “technical”. They think it`s too much of a hassle to actually learn a whole computer “language”. HTML, the most basic computer language in building websites, is actually pretty simple to understand, as long as we have the interest in learning new things.

What is HTML?

HTML is the acronym for Hyper Text Markup Language. For learning purposes, just think of it as a language that the computer understands. For example, as humans, we were taught different languages; i.e. HTML as a language, is mostly and specifically used to create a website. The web browser, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox, will then decipher and interpret the code or rather, language(HTML), and display it in a way we can understand it, just like in a basic webpage.


Coding the HTML language might be a bit tough for some people, so we can actually purchase programmes, such as Macromedia Dreamweaver, or even Microsoft Frontpage. These programmes are solely created to help individuals in designing professional webpages/websites.

Furthermore, one could also gain access to online web-builders, website builders that are inbuilt and can be directly controlled from the net. There are many different and specific builders online.

Books and magazines contain guides that can help in offering tutorials and ways to put up our own websites. Even online tutorials are credible, as in the modern world, information technology is the best and most cost efficient way in retaining knowledge, especially in this particular field.

So, you could start and build one right away. If you enjoy coding, it might even become a favourable past-time.

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What Exactly Is It A Trojan Horse?

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We have all heard the term Trojan Horse, but what exactly is it? A Trojan Horse is a destructive program that masquerades as a harmless application. Unlike viruses, Trojan Horses do not replicate themselves, but they can be just as destructive. One of the most dangerous examples of a Trojan is a program that promises to rid your computer of viruses but instead introduces viruses into your computer.

The Trojan can be tricky. Who hasn’t been online and had an advertisement pop up claiming to be able to rid your computer of some nasty virus? Or, even more frightening, you receive an email that claims to be alerting you to a new virus that can threaten your computer. The sender promises to quickly eradicate, or protect, your computer from viruses if you simply download their “free”, attached software into your computer. You may be skeptical but the software looks legitimate and the company sounds reputable. You proceed to take them up on their offer and download the software. In doing so, you have just potentially exposed yourself to a massive headache and your computer to a laundry list of ailments.

When a Trojan is activated, numerous things can happen. Some Trojans are more annoying than malicious. Some of the less annoying Trojans may choose to change your desktop settings or add silly desktop icons. The more serious Trojans can erase or overwrite data on your computer, corrupt files, spread other malware such as viruses, spy on the user of a computer and secretly report data like browsing habits to other people, log keystrokes to steal information such as passwords and credit card numbers, phish for bank account details (which can be used for criminal activities), and even install a backdoor into your computer system so that they can come and go as they please.

To increase your odds of not encountering a Trojan, follow these guidelines.

  1. Remain diligent. But trojans can infect your computer through rogue websites, instant messaging, and emails with attachments. Do not download anything into your computer unless you are 100 percent sure of its sender or source.
  2. Ensure that your operating system is always up-to-date. If you are running a Microsoft Windows operating system, this is essential.
  3. Install reliable anti-virus software. It is also important that you download any updates frequently to catch all new Trojan Horses, viruses, and worms. Be sure that the anti-virus program that you choose can also scan e-mails and files downloaded through the internet.
  4. Consider installing a firewall. A firewall is a system that prevents unauthorized use and access to your computer. A firewall is not going to eliminate your computer virus problems, but when used in conjunction with regular operating system updates and reliable anti-virus software, it can provide additional security and protection for your computer.

Nothing can guarantee the security of your computer 100 percent. However, you can continue to improve your computer's security and decrease the possibility of infection by consistently following these guidelines.

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Few of My Photography Tips

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I will share some tips on photography which I hope is useful and can add insight to our collective.

1. Flexible lighting because the built in flash not be in use in all situations. Use an external flash, diffuser (made softer flash light), so that the second flash of light as in the studio.

2. Expand your view with the wide converter, panorama (photo objects, and unite in some segments in the PC)

3. Camera filter that can produce everything in want of a catapult. Use a polarizer filter (to avoid reflections that are not in want so much bright color), UV filter (to reduce the effects of haze caused by UV light reflection), gradual ND filter (to balance the image with a contrasting background)

4. In order for a more detailed photo image, you can use the extra zoom on a pocket camera (digital zoom, but image quality is less), add Teleconverter on a pocket camera and maro converter to improve the macro function so as to obtain photo images on new dimensions.

5. Use the LCD is better in order to be able ekposure better photos in the sun. Tools that include: hood LCD (display better contrast in the sun), cardboard tubes of tissue to withstand sunlight.

6. Camera filters to prop up the camera if you want to do a longer exposure using a variety of tripod that is: lightweight, mini and a monopod.

7. Camera filter for outdoor photos must have a minimum of two people or more to work on shooting by using a folding reflector or use the wall / white colored cloth at the portrait along with the object.

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Image Editing Basics

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Is relevant for image processing computer "should adequately lot" of memory (RAM) and large and fast hard drives based on the present and the installed programs. High resolution images require much memory. The faster the processor (CPU), the better. Recommendations quickly become obsolete, I reject this. Journals, the Web and newsgroups are well suited. First, I research in the subscribed computer magazines, then I scan the newsgroups using Google Groups, and finally the Web. There I find the cheapest provider in my wish-computer components (case, power supply, motherboard, processor, RAM, video card, hard disk, ...). the dealer is not significantly more expensive on-site, I'll assemble my request from this computer, otherwise I settle das.

It should be installed a DVD burner. Then the image files are saved (backup). I back up my data daily on a large external hard drive and backup to all 4-gigabyte gains on two DVD-Rs. In future, there will be other external storage media as DVDs (Blu-ray?), The reason for the multiple backup remains the same: redundant data on different solid media, stored at different locations, which are used in the event of loss to ensure the function.

Screen (Monitor)

I prefer LCD screens that are good for photo editing and I can connect the digital output of the graphics card. They need less space, no flicker, and I believe that my eyes get tired so late.


Despite favorable Exposure Services, a separate photo printer makes sense (so to provide print services inkjet printing, known as Fine Art Prints) alone because of the fun to hold fast their pictures in his hand.

Usually this will be on a specialized inkjet photos. Ink is (unfortunately) expensive, I would be surprised it if many more than the basic price. I buy light-resistant inks and select only photo printers that can use such. Even after years of my pictures on the wall are not bleached visible. To be the most durable pigmented inks.

Other hardware

Lack experience, I can only pass on hearsay: A graphics tablet with pen should be better than a mouse in many cases.

Spectrophotometer or colorimeter for creating ICC color profiles really a must-see below.

External Card Reader (USB) for the digital camera memory cards are inexpensive, usually faster than the camera and its spare battery.

A second screen makes it easier to work. To him, the tool dialogs to move, so the main screen only displays the image to be processed.


Suitable is an environment with constant lighting (even standard soft light with 5500 ° Kelvin) and mid-walls, as it were, a modern photo lab. At least, no bright light falling on the screen or in the eye. Places to windows are unfavorable.

Color Management

Without color management can be frustrating to work: The images on the monitor still nice to see quite different to the pressure and in spite of the proof of the option to change anything concerning color and brightness "optimize".

Just copy editing

Images from the digital camera or the scanner should not be edited, but only copies of it. One could bear to read the original files with the file attribute only.

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