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Old 2009-03-25, 1:26pm
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Hey everyone! I just made a blog yesterday, and it's all going to be about photography and post-precessing. I only have one tip up right now, but i'll keep adding things as I go. These tips will work for bead photography and everything. So if you can check it out, that would be great.

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Any suggestions would be nice too, since this is the first website I've ever made, haha.

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Old 2009-03-25, 1:47pm
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Aww thanks! I will really need something like your blog - I suck at taking photos!
Nathan, could you perhaps enale the follower thingie on your blog? I also tried to write on your blog, but it would not accept my google account, ugh!
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Old 2009-03-25, 1:58pm
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Old 2009-03-25, 2:49pm
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Hi Nathan. Thanks for the blog. I signed up as a follower. I hope you will add some more soon. I am new to photo elements 7 and this helps to learn.
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Old 2009-03-25, 3:59pm
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Hi Nathan. Thanks for the blog. I signed up as a follower. I hope you will add some more soon. I am new to photo elements 7 and this helps to learn.
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You're welcome, and thanks for following me
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Old 2009-03-26, 7:34am
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I signed up as a follower too, your blog is very interesting and I can't wait for more help!!! Photography is not my strong point wink:
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Nathan,great blog,very easy for me to understand.
how do I subscribe ?

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Old 2009-03-26, 10:59am
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Thanks, I'm glad you all like it

I'm not exactly sure how to subscribe to it, but I think you have to make a google account and click the "follow" button on the page.
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Old 2009-03-26, 11:04pm
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thank you so much for posting your blog! I also suck at my bead photography! I'll give it a try.
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Old 2009-03-27, 8:07pm
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Yes, thank you for the photography blog. My bead photos are adequate, but could use some improvement. I'm trying to make like a sponge and learn as much as I can. Every little bit helps.
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I signed up too. Thanks for all the helpful tips so far. Will be watching closely for more.
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great blog! I've saved it and will refer back. What I want to learn is to make layers to frame my photo's with, like Kevan has on the front of her photography tut. Her tut does not have that info.
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great blog! I've saved it and will refer back. What I want to learn is to make layers to frame my photo's with, like Kevan has on the front of her photography tut. Her tut does not have that info.
I'm not sure what you mean, like a fake picture frame around the picture?

Oh, on the goddess tutorial? I might be able to do that

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no, like on the front of her photo tut. How the bead is framed in black with a signature at the bottom. Shari Slonski also does her this way and it is such a nice professional look. I'd like to learn how to do that for certain applications in my work, like submitting photo's for juried shows, etc.
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Old 2009-03-30, 12:46pm
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The box can be done in photoshop or some program like that...

here's a question for everyone. when I shoot my pictures they are 19" large and are crisp, then when I resize them down to 6" they get all fuzzy and I have all the right buttons turned on.

would it be better to reduce pixel size than inches? how do you guys get such crisp pictures at the right size?

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I am going to check out your blog now, I need all the help I can get.
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Your blog is terrific!!! Thanks for sharing!!!
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Thanks for posting tips on photography. The levels blog was certainly something I need to work on. Some of my photos have a pinkish background and I could not get the white level increased. (It should have been white. Don't know where the pink came from.) I am using the software that came with the camera, and need to look for what you mentioned.
I heard that there is a photoshop express that is free online. I have not gone looking yet, but has anyone tried it? Is it a good program? I cannot afford the price of Photoshop. Heck I can't afford a good camera. Mine is in the upper level of cheap. So all the help you can give is welcome. If I have great photos on my website, maybe I will sell more, and then I will be able to upgrade my equipment. I can only hope.
Thanks for your help. Robin
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Thanks for taking the time to do this! It will help everybody!
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Nathan, what a nice blog!!! I thought I took decent pix til I started photographing little glass objects... oyyy... not good at it.
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yeah, I know that. That is why I put my question up here cuz I don't know how to do it in photoshop...

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You could look for photoshop elements, its alot simpler, but it still has alot of the things that regular photoshop has for around $50 or so.
Sorry I havent updated my blog in a few weeks, I've been doing too much stuff, haha.

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I heard that there is a photoshop express that is free online. I have not gone looking yet, but has anyone tried it? Is it a good program? I cannot afford the price of Photoshop. Heck I can't afford a good camera. Mine is in the upper level of cheap. So all the help you can give is welcome. If I have great photos on my website, maybe I will sell more, and then I will be able to upgrade my equipment. I can only hope.
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Thanks Nathan,
I have a new canon rebel with all the bells and whistles and i am using the canon software, ugh! Does the Gimp program that you talked about on the blog do the same thing as the instructions on your blog with the eye droppers etc.? I am in 101 here, ha!! I love the blog, pure and simple, thanks so much!!! I am a follower of your blog now and will be looking to fix these pictures!! It would be great if people could post old pic and then do another new post with new pic so we could see the difference. I know that is a lot of posting but, oh well, i am rambling! Thanks
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Hi Nathan, I really appreciate what you have written so far ... I have a long way to go, digitally speaking. You are very clear in your explanations - that helps as much as anything can. Waiting for the next installment!

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