Archive for June, 2012
Have you ever seen great pictures that people in your family have taken and wondered how they got that good of an image? Have you ever looked at your pictures and been completely unsatisfied? After reading this article, you will be better equipped to leap into the world of digital photography. Develop or have a desire to learn the art of digital photography, Whether you just want to learn something new, take better pictures of your kids, get more interesting photographs, or get a new hobby, you must have a desire to learn. Anything that can take a digital picture can be used for digital photography: a cell phone camera, a $20 mini camera from Walmart, a simple point and shoot, or an advanced DSLR. It doesn’t matter what you use to get the shot, you can get good pictures with anything. There is a plethora of information about photography on the internet. Search for articles on the basics of photography, such as exposure, rule of thirds, and light. The more you learn, the better at photography you will become. Never stop searching for new information. The two major programs are Adobe Photoshop and GIMP. These can be extremely complicated, technical, and hard to use, but once you master the basics you will be very happy that you took the time to learn. For beginning photographers, GIMP is perfect because it is completely free. It is similar to Photoshop, but a little bit less daunting and much less expensive. Start by reading a few articles on how to use GIMP, then spend time experimenting with your own images. These will help you learn new techniques, see professional work, etc. Some good ones include: Chase Jarvis Photography, D-Town TV, Photography 101, The Art of Adventure Photography, and The Art of Photography. Take lots of pictures. Unlike film photography, the cost of taking 10 images and the cost of taking 100 is the same. If you see something you like, take pictures of it. If you see something interesting but don’t think you can get a good shot, take pictures of it. You may be surprised with what you get.
Get your friends into photography. They can point out new and interesting pictures to take, and it’s always more fun when you are taking pictures in a group.
Don’t get discouraged. If someone leaves you a negative comment on one of your images, realize that it is only an opinion. The only opinion that matters is yours. If you like your pictures, then you succeeded. Read the rest of this entry »
Online gaming has exploded in popularity in the past few years. The web is now home to millions of games, with new ones coming out every day. From mobile apps to social networks, entertaining diversions can be found almost everywhere. Finding games online is easy, but there are so many to choose from, it can be difficult to know which ones are best. You could spend a lifetime trying out every different one. For those who don’t have so much time to spare, it may help to narrow your search.
Let’s take a look at four of the most popular categories of fun games available online.
Action – Action games are fast paced adventures that require coordination and quick reflexes. These may also include elements of strategy, navigation and exploration, but the player’s physical dexterity remains the central focus of gameplay. Common features of the action genre include various levels of gameplay, numerous enemies, and different character skills and weapons. Characters usually have a limited supply of health or “lives,” which may be replenished by upgrades or “power ups” found throughout the game.
Fighting – Fighting games are a subset of the action category. The primary difference is that these revolve solely around the combat. These are fun games that generally portray hand-to-hand combat between two opponents. Fighting games may feature a wide range of characters, special abilities and settings. “Combo” attacks, knockouts and sometimes weapons or special attack techniques are characteristic elements of this genre.
Logic – Logic games are those that rely more on a clever mind than quick fingers. Puzzle, strategy and word games all fall under this category. Fun games involving logic may be timed, rewarding the player who can think fast. These are most often a single-player entertainment, although multi-player options do exist. Pattern recognition, mathematical aptitude and an understanding of physics may all play a role in different types of logic challenges. Hidden object and matching games are other popular types of puzzles. Read the rest of this entry »
If you’ve been interested in learning how to watch your favorite television programs over the internet for free, then you have come to the right place. I have just the thing for you. There is software now freely available on the world wide web which will allow you to view live broadcasts of your favorite programs. The one I recommend the most is called TV on PC Viewer: Watch Live TV on Your Computer 1.0.
Here is why I like this program so much:
The ease of use: The interface is a simple point and click, once you download it double-click it and your off!
The navigation: Clean and simple to navigate through the program and find exactly what you want.
The selection: Over 30 channels to choose from including Animal Planet, BBC, CNN, and more.
The quality: It looks like real TV and isn’t fuzzy or too small to see.
The speed: You don’t have to wait four years for it to buffer. The longest Ive waited was maybe 20 seconds, if that, for something to load.
The price: Did I mention this was free?
TV on PC Viewer almost does too much for free in my opinion. I’ve seen other programs offered and none come even close to this one in my mind. This program does not have any spyware, hidden files, toolbars, or any of that kind of crap to infect your computer. I ran it through 3 of my virus/adware programs and none found anything. Read the rest of this entry »