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I created this B/W conversion using the Phaunt Beginner B/W Action – for a limited time it is being offered as a free download for the creator’s (Kylie Banks) freebie Friday! (how cool is that?)

You will want to watch the excellent video tutorial first on how to use the PS Channel Mixer to create black and white photos. And make sure to check out her other actions….Great Stuff!

Thank you, Kylie!

(see it larger)


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After visiting Scott Kelby’s blog today I learned about a new site for sharing your photos and creating an online slide show. I thought I’d try it out myself by uploading a few shots from our recent Mendocino trip.

Here’s the slide show…

After uploading your files you can choose from various effects, themes, designs, etc. I chose the “collage” design. Other design layouts include include “album”, “old film”, “8mm” and many more.

Visit www.Slide.com and try it out (it’s free).

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sound of the city imageThis is not photography related but you have to give this a try…it’s fun….Multimedia Shooter describes it well….”Walk around a city, go into a cafe record a conversation, or just record a passing car, or even construction sounds, then head to the recording studio and mix it all together in this interactive Flash ‘game.’ Sitting through the ad is worth your time to play….”

>>Ready to try this out? Visit this site

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Try Picnik

picnik logoHere’s a pretty nifty online editor that I just learned about …. Picnik
This thing is amazingly powerful, speedy, easy to use, and plays well with Flickr, SmugMug and other friends.

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I am finding that photo contests are a fun way to get practice and learn more about shooting pictures. I enter them on a fairly regular basis. I even won a prize once! You can do it, too!

Here is a short list for you to try…

I know there a lots and lots of photo contests out there….do you have one you want to share???

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