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Learn Photography: A Comprehensive Beginner’s Guide

Learn Photography: A Comprehensive Beginner’s Guide

https://blog.udemy.com/learn-photography-a-comprehensive-beginners-guide/

“Looking for more than a beginner’s guide? Take Phil’s Photography Masterclass Course!

To jump to a specific section, click the table of contents below:

Understanding the Camera

Types of Cameras
How does a camera work?
File Formats
Taking a Photo
Reviewing your Photo
Deleting Photos
Formatting a Memory Card

Learn to Shoot in Manual Mode

Camera Modes
Understanding Exposure
Aperture
Shutter Speed
ISO
Exposure Triangle
Camera Light Meter
Camera Histogram
Manual and Auto Focus
Picture Styles
White Balance and Color Temperature

Composing Beautiful Photos

Rule of Thirds
Perspective and Angle
Choosing a Background
Positioning a Subject
Creative Depth of Field
Thinking about Colors

Better Situational Photography

Tips for Better Landscape Photos
Tips for Better Nature Photos
Tips for Better Portraits
Tips for Better Kid Photography

Essential Camera Equipment

Body
Lens
Batteries and Chargers
Stabilization
Flash and Lighting
Cases and Bags

Smartphone Photography

How to Take Better Photos with your Smartphone
Best iPhone App for Photographers
HDR Mode
Tips for Better Instagram Photos

Photo Editing

Favorite Photo Editing Applications
Basic Photo Editing in Lightroom
Importing Photos
Adjusting Exposure
Cropping
Saturation and Vibrance
Sharpening
Vignettes
Exporting

Stephen

Posted on: September 2, 2015, 6:39 am Category: Uncategorized

Report Provides In-Depth Look at U.S. Federal Government Spending on Information Products & Services

UPDATED Report Provides In-Depth Look at U.S. Federal Government Spending on Information Products and Services

“An updated version (August 2015) of a U.S. federal government report (prepared by the Federal Research Division, Library of Congress) that shares a lot of interesting data (including many charts) about government spending on information services and products (not just by libraries) was recently made available and is now embedded at the bottom of this post. The report also includes forecasts of spending through FY 2017.

The complete title of the report is: Federal Government Strategic Sourcing Of Information Products And Services: A Report Prepared by the Federal Research Division, Library of Congress Under an Agreement with the Federal Library and Information Network (FEDLINK), Library of Congress (July  2015)

Direct to Full Text Report

Federal Government Strategic Sourcing Of Information Products And Services: A Report Prepared by the Federa… by LJ’s infoDOCKET

Second Access Option (Direct Download of Report)

Previous Versions of Report

Stephen

 

Posted on: September 2, 2015, 6:24 am Category: Uncategorized

How to Get Your First 500 Blog Comments [Infographic]

How to Get Your First 500 Blog Comments [Infographic]

http://engagebit.com/blog-comments/

How to Get More Blog Comments
Courtesy of: Engagebit.com

Stephen

Posted on: September 2, 2015, 6:21 am Category: Uncategorized

August 21, 2015: One billion people signed in to Facebook in a single day

So, August 21, 2015 was a landmark day for Facebook:

One billion people used Facebook on Monday

During just a single day, roughly one out of every seven people on Earth logged in to the social network, says Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

http://www.cnet.com/news/one-billion-people-log-into-facebook-in-single-day/#ftag=CAD590a51e

“Facebook has reached a new milestone: 1 billion people using the social network in a single day.

Facebook reached the high mark on Monday, CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote in a Facebook post on Thursday. That means roughly “1 in 7 people on Earth used Facebook to connect with their friends and family” in a single day, he added.”

Stephen

Posted on: September 1, 2015, 10:15 am Category: Uncategorized

Public Libraries on the cover of Municipal World Sept. 2015 Issue

SOLS Anne Marie Madziak has done it again and written a great article for the September issue of Municipal World.

MunicipalWorld

“Public Libraries: Champions and Facilitators of Local Culture”Municipal World, Sept. 2015

“Municipal World is the oldest continuously published monthly municipal magazine in the world.  Founded in 1891, the magazine is devoted to promoting effective municipal government. This site features important information about local government, details about Municipal World’s products and services, and links to other local government resources.”

I am thrilled that the editor chose to put this on the cover of the September issue and the editor’s note focuses on public libraries.

Here’s a PDF: Municipal World Public Library Staff, champions and facilitators of local culture

Stephen

 

Posted on: September 1, 2015, 8:59 am Category: Uncategorized

What’s Trending This Year? An Overview of The 2015 Internet Trends Report [INFOGRAPHIC]

What’s Trending This Year? An Overview of The 2015 Internet Trends Report [INFOGRAPHIC]

http://www.searchenginejournal.com/whats-trending-year-overview-2015-internet-trends-report-infographic/138007/

Follow the link for the visuals.

1. Internet Usage is in Overtime

2. Mobile Rules the Web

3. Content and News in Micro-Moments

4. Drones – The Future Or Fantasy

5. Last, But Certainly Not Least: Online Security

Source: AdviceInteractiveGroup.com 

Internet Trends of 2015 Infographic

Stephen

Posted on: September 1, 2015, 6:35 am Category: Uncategorized

Guided Inquiry Design: The Put-It-All-Together Chart

Guided Inquiry Design: The Put-It-All-Together Chart

http://bib20.blogspot.ca/2015/08/guided-inquiry-design-put-it-all.html

Stephen

Posted on: September 1, 2015, 6:23 am Category: Uncategorized