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The Death of XP

Posted by -Gramps-, 15 April 2014 - - - - - - · 786 views
Windows XP
Windows XP is now 12 years old. It has been one of the best, if not the best, operating systems to ever be installed on a hard drive. I personally think it is better than Windows 7. However, it is now officially at it's EOL stage.
 
EOL stands for End Of Life.
 
Let us not morn for it quite yet. As Mark Twain was once reported to have said: "R...


When Things Are Still

Posted by -Gramps-, 30 March 2014 - - - - - - · 613 views
Digital Photography, Photography and 1 more...
This lesson is a continuation of using your eyes and your imagination. 
 
One of the volumes in my Time Life library of photography is called The Great Themes.  These photography themes include The Human Condition (life as the camera sees it) War, Nature, Portraits, The Nude, and finally Still Life. 
 
I have captured a lot of n...


Compose the Picture!

Posted by -Gramps-, 17 March 2014 - - - - - - · 441 views
photography, digital photos
I think photography is in my DNA . One of the things that fostered my interest in becoming a shooter is the fact that my Dad was one for many years.  He shot thousands of pictures of places he traveled to while serving in the U.S. Navy, both at sea and shore duty. His pictures also included travels at home, to the mountains of North Carolina and V...


The Rule of Thirds (Using Your Eyes!)

Posted by -Gramps-, 15 March 2014 - - - - - - · 658 views

I suspect that some of you that have read my first three lessons are thinking that getting deeper into digital photography and purchasing a DSLR is just TOO much. It is too complicated and too expensive. Why bother when my cell phone or inexpensive point and shoot camera works just fine?
 
Well, it all depends on what you want from the experience of...


Every Lens Tells a Story

Posted by -Gramps-, 14 March 2014 - - - - - - · 396 views

Lenses:
 
To quote Sony.com “Every Lens tells a story!”
 
That is not true. Not completely anyway. A lens does no good unless it is attached to a camera, and the camera is only as good as the eye looking through it.
 
Then again it is true if you remember that an eye is also a lens; a lens attached to a photographer....






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