How to write a newsletter is important to know in respect of building a relationship with your audience. This 5 step process guides you to your newsletter...
3. The Headings
The subject of your newsletter and your headings are very important for the success of your newsletter. Readers a scanning contents and not reading them from top to bottom. So you need to grab the attention of your subscribers and show them the most important text passages (yes, there are less important passages). So how do you get the attention of your subscriber and write headings, that attract your subscribers nearly automatically? There are lots of other websites, which provide great templates for even greater headlines.
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Quick Reminder: Only 2 days left! in the popular deal on: Lightroom Training Course Discount This article will provide you with 10 photography self-assignments that you can use to get your own creative juices flowing.
We all love Bokeh, don’t we. Bokeh simply means Blur in Japanese language, they are normally in shape of number of lens blades causing wonderful round patterns all over the frame. A Bokeh can be good as well as bad caused by chromatic aberrations or the Len’s Aperture shapes. It is very pleasing for any photographer, which just makes them but fast prime lenses suiting for wonderful low light photography as well as pleasing bokeh....
Named after Latin American independence hero Simon Bolivar, who had a hand in the liberation of Panama, Venezuela, Peru, Bolivia and Colombia from their Spanish overlords, Bolivia is a landlocked country in South America. Having lost its sole access to the ocean and its mineral rich Atacama and Antofagasta region to Chile during the War of the Pacific, Bolivia nonetheless remains abundantly rich in natural resources but ironically, is also one of the poorest countries in Latin America.
We had heard little about the country prior to our visit but a month in the country had given us an insight into the lives of Bolivians and its extremely varied landscape, from the arid altiplano of Uyuni and the Chilean border, to the colonial riches of Sucre, from the highest capital city in the world La Paz to the tranquil town of Copacabana by the shores of Lake Titicaca. Like its landscape, Bolivians are a huge mish mash of varied cultures and languages, chief amongst them, Spanish, Quechua, Aymara and Guarani.
My experience of interaction with Bolivians gave me the impression that they are a hardworking, hardy and extremely proud people, more reserved than their neighbours up north in Peru and down south in Chile but with a warmth that lies just below the surface, if you would but take the time to know them. I captured these portraits of people at work, at play and most of all, at ease during my month in Bolivia. They offer me a peek into a culture so unique and different from my own.....
I see lots of questions regarding moving from a DSLR to the Fuji X pro system, whilst I have moved fully into the Fuji camp and have been extremly happy with my choice, many will be somewhat disappointed with the system. The Fuji Xpro 1 is a visual delight, and engineered to a really high standard, the image delivery is incredible, colour accuracy is superb. The recent firmware upgrades are a welcome addition, (these really should have been implemented a long time ago). Just having the ability to quickly change focus area on the thumbpad is joyous. I usually see the grumbles about autofocus speed to be the main gripe, and one that leads folk to stay with the DSLR. However if you persevere and learn how to use the camera, learn how to overcome its focus issues, you will be so pleased with the image results. Once focus is found its totally bang on. I have always loved Fuji for their approach to applying their knowledge gained in film development, and applying this to their digital camera systems. The jpegs are faultless, I looked at raw files and found no real gains to be had by using raw mode, this applies only to my thinking and I am not wishing to create a raw/jpeg debate. It suits my workflow. I remain totally in love with the system, but sometimes get quite infuriated at Fuji seemingly lack of understanding when it comes to camera ergonomics. Why produce a lovely little handgrip, that leaves you no access to the battery/card chamber, go figure!! Generally speaking the niggles I have with this little beauty are forgiven when I see the results from the Xtrans sensor printed as a 40x30 print.....
Another war, another refugee crisis. This reoccurring dynamic is all too familiar for Moises Saman after years of working in areas of conflict. Last week, TIME International marked World Refugee Day with a portfolio of Saman's work in print.
How Google+ Comments Can Boost Engagement On Your Blog Business 2 Community Meanwhile, Erik Emanuelli and Ileane Smith commented on Wade's Google+ thread. Both Erik and Ileane use the Google+ comments plugin...
After I read Wade’s blog, I was further intrigued that comments could complement my SEO. Meanwhile, Erik Emanuelli and Ileane Smith commented on Wade’s Google+ thread. Both Erik and Ileane use the Google+ comments plugin. Both of them have seen the positive impact of Google+ Comments to their overall internet marketing strategy.
Hands are amazing things, life would be so much more difficult without them. As you can see from these stunning analog photographs of hands, a little attention to lighting and some skill with a camera can give you some great results – even with something as mundane as a person’s hands
Last year, I took a fancy to infrared photography with the Fujifilm X100 and Hoya IR filter. Whilst the results from this combination provided me with great results, I found a tripod to be a vital piece of equipment whenever I used it due to the lengthy exposures required. The X100 performed well at high ISOs, but not so great when it came to capturing landscapes in infrared where there tends to be more scrutiny on details. With the release of the X100S and its enhanced high ISO performance offering the possibility of going tripod-less whilst using an IR filter, I set off for a week away in the English countryside. I wasn’t disappointed with the results from the camera. The combination of a higher resolution 16MP X-Trans sensor for more detail, the improved high ISO performance for less noise, and unintrusive leaf shutter meant I was able to hand-hold the X100S at shutter speeds as slow as 1/10 of a second and still get sharp images with bags of detail even at ISO 3200 or even 6400.....
Anonymous Art Producer: I nominate Mark Tucker. Mark is quite simply a master story-teller. In a single frame he is able to capture the essence of his subject. His portraits are timeless and evocative. Mark’s keen eye always finds that one-in-a-million face and light it perfectly. The result is always an image comprised equally of candor, soul and emotion.
Recently I wrote an article by Paul Graham titled “The Top of My Todo List” in which he mentioned the article above in how to live a fulfilling life.
He mentioned how we are always so busy and caught up in our to-do lists. He used the article above and used the opposite maxims to create his own list (to prevent regrets in life):
1. Don’t ignore your dreams
2. Don’t work too much
3. Say what you think
4. Cultivate friendships
5. Be happy
This made a lot of sense to me– as they gave me direct action steps to prevent regret in my life. And what better mentors to give life advice than the elderly who have already lived their lives–and are ready to pass away?