Thursday, January 31, 2008

BLUE MOON


TOOK THE PICTURE OF THE MOON
USED ,PHOTOSHOP ELEMENT 6.0

What are "Stephen's shared items?"

In Google Reader, when I read a post, or see a photograph that I want to share there is an option to share it. I added a section in the course web log to share those items. It works pretty well. I can either go to the web log and post to the web log, or if appropriate just click on the share button within Google Reader. The purpose of all this "sharing" is that one of the motivations to take photographs is to have people see them. In the old days you had to think about showing at a gallery or art show and maybe getting a book published. All these internet tools have completely changed the possibilities of sharing your photographs. It is an amazing time!

All invitations have been sent!

I have sent all the invitations using the emails that you provided. If you do not get an invitation email me and I will send another one or correct the email that I used. Welcome to this web log.
Steve

5min - How To Purchase A New Camera: Part 2 - Video

5min - How To Purchase A New Camera: Part 2 - Video
Thought you might be interested, check out Part 1 if you are interested.
Worth looking at but pretty basic.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Ivan Reads His Owners Manual

Hey, I played with exposure time and timers on my camera and here is what I got.

Time: 10:00 PM
Location: My Kitchen Window, facing Chena River & Fairbanks.
Exposure time: 15 seconds, no flash, no light.

--Ivan

Shop Sign



An example of posting a photograph to a web log
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Digital Photography - Lifehacker

Digital Photography - Lifehacker
This is an excellent site to subscribe to with Google Reader, there are many practical and specific how to procedures for digital photography.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Friday, January 25, 2008

Free software to give your digital photographs the *wow* factor | Brilliant Prints Blog - Your Photos on Canvas

Free software to give your digital photographs the *wow* factor
This is the first of a series on using Picnik to edit photographs online. It is a good way to get started. The links to the additional tutorials are on the bottom of this link.
Steve

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Thank You, Steve!


I just wanted to thank you, Steve, for teaching us so much during our class. I found out how to do many things that I always wanted to know how to do - like the above example. It was a fun class and I am very glad I took it!! Have a great year!!

Monday, January 21, 2008

Wandering in Anchorage 2007: Stephen Cysewski

Wandering in Anchorage 2007: Stephen Cysewski

Another new photo series from this summer in Anchorage.

Asian Photography Blog » Blog Archive » Hong Sung-Do

Asian Photography Blog » Blog Archive » Hong Sung-Do
Taking a photograph is making a choice to include or exclude what is being experienced. These photographs evoke the ambiguity of the selection process. What does it mean to take a photograph?

Thursday, January 17, 2008

PopPhoto Flash: Tip of the Day: 5 Simple Steps to Save Your Shots

PopPhoto Flash: Tip of the Day: 5 Simple Steps to Save Your Shots
Simple, clear, and accurate, the only qualification that I have is when in doubt shoot, you might be surprised with an interesting photograph. Know and use your technique, but do not let technique inhibit your desire to take a photograph.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

The Eyes Have It

I've been messing around with Photoshop Elements 6 and wanted to show you what I came up with. This is a picture of my niece and her cat. I changed the color and made it into a water color.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

IMAGINE


WHAT DO YOU SEE IN THIS PICTURE?
TAKEN DURING THE FIREWORKS
WELCOMING THE YEAR OF 2008
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Cold Spot Picture




I was goofing off with my mom's new camera and took this picture. I don't think I've ever really had a moving picture come out like this one.. Maybe it had something to do with the cold spot in the room.. or not.. Either way I like the way it came out.

Monday, January 14, 2008

BELOW ZERO FAIRBANKS , ALASKA

TOOK THIS PICTURE TODAY ,
AT 1:15PM OF JAN.14, 2008
TEMPERATURE THEN -45 DEGREES BELOW ZERO ,
WITH THICK ICE FOG.
WETHER DRIVING OR WALKING LIFE GOES ON...

The Online Photographer: One That Got Away

The Online Photographer: One That Got Away
Thinking about your motivation to take a photograph, which photographs do you take, and more revealing, which photographs do you not take, and why?

So You Want to Publish That Novel

So You Want to Publish That Novel

Blurb is a method of publishing your photography is a book format at a reasonable price.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Lesson Handouts Spring 2007 CIOS 258TO1

Lesson Handouts Spring 2007 CIOS 258TO1
I have updated the links and resources for the first four weeks of the course. Previous students might find it valuable.

1001 Noisy Cameras

1001 Noisy Cameras

This is an excellent site to track new camera news. You can subscribe to it through Google Reader.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Tech and Photography Links: Stephen Cysewski

Tech and Photography Links: Stephen Cysewski
I updated my Tech Links page in preparation for my spring course.

Hey, Isn't That . . .

Hey, Isn't That . . .
If somebody uses your photograph, without permission, what can you do.........

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Another site for BEAUTIFUL photos!

The photos on this site are unreal! I'll be spending a great deal of time here and hope you will enjoy it also.

http://www.naturesbestmagazine.com/index.php?nav=contests&subnav=awards#

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Racing Flowers

Greetings All!

Well , we survived another year and are beginning a brand new one! I do wish you all the very best in 2008!!

Tonight I learned how to make my pictures have a blurry background. I thought it was cool and wanted to show you. Now what I need to do is find a picture of a parked car and make it look like it's racing down the highway... :)

Free Software to Recover Lost Photos

Greetings All,

I have used this free program to recover photos from a "corrupted" flash card. It got most of them back for me and I thought you might like to have the link. http://www.pcinspector.de/Sites/smart_recovery/info.htm?language=1



By the way, I took this photo on New Year's Day when I drove out the Steese Hwy:




I just couldn't stand to sit inside any longer and hoped I would find the sun shining somewhere - and I did. :)

Have a GREAT weekend!

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

HAPPY 2008


TO ALL!!!!
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