Archive for July, 2007

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The New 7 Wonders of The World

Couple of years ago, people around the globe were asked to nominate new sites for the Seven Wonders of the World. Nearly 100 million votes were cast, and the results were announced Saturday, 7th of July 2007.

Here are some great photos of the New 7 Wonders of The World;

1. The Great Wall of China (220 B.C and 1368 – 1644 A.D.) – China

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687, originally uploaded by saseki.

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Free Photo Software: JetPhoto Studio 3.8

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Name: JetPhoto Studio 3.8
Description: JetPhoto Studio is a feature-rich digital photo organizing and Web publishing software. It’s an easy-to-use tool to efficiently organize photos with time, location and keyword tags on your PC. A photo calendar, an EXIF reader and a GPS-driven photo locator (GeoTagging) are provided in JetPhoto.
License: Free
File Size: 11.8MB
Requirements: Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista or Mac OS X 10.3 or higher

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DIY: Ringlight

A ringflash or ring light gives your photos a unique look, because by using a ring light all light is coming from the front, imparting a virtually shadowless look onto the front of your subject, while even shadows show around the edges of any three-dimensional surface. You can buy a ringlight for around 1000 bucks or you can make your own ringflash for $100 and 3 hours of time to assemble by following this guide written by Instructables member Bankara.

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Materials needed:
-20 feet of 12 gauge wire, 10 black, 10 white. it is pretty cheap, maybe 30 cents a foot.
-12 100 watt bulbs, $5
-bag of electrical connection caps, $3
-box of 1″ screws (for sockets)
-box of 5/8″ screws (for hinges and bolt locks)

Tools required

-wire stripper
-electric drill
-screwdriver
-jigsaw

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Inspiring Photo: Hair Cut

Complex and beautiful composition. The expression in their eyes are also amazing..

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Hair Cut, originally uploaded by tabu.

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Leica C-Lux 2

Last Update: Review & Sample Photos @ PopPhoto (added on 10 July’07)

The Leica C-Lux 2 is a 7.2 million effective pixel digital point-and-shoot camera equipped with 3.6x optical zoom (28 – 100mm) Leica DC zoom lens wit integrated optical stabilizer, high-sensitivity ISO mode of 3200, and 2.5″ LCD screen. The camera is measuring in at 94.9 x 51.9 x 22 mm (3.7 x 2 x 9 inches), weighing 154 g (5.4 oz) and it’s running on Lithium-ion battery (capacity: 300 shots)

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Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info

>> REVIEWS (last updated: 10.07.07)

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Choose Your Own Digital Camera

A nice video guide for choosing the right digital camera for your needs and skill-level.

Amazon Hack: Camera & Photo Bargains

Many thanks to one of our readers – Andrew, who has sent us a neat way of finding great deals on Camera & Photo category at amazon.com. What he actually did was hacking the Amazon URL;
http://www.amazon.com/gp/search/?node=502394&pct-off=(add you % discount here).
To sort the result by price, you can add “&sort=price” at the end.

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Confused? Well, just to make your life easier here are links to some great deals on Camera & Photo category at amazon.com prepared earlier..

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Inspiring Photo: Colorado Meteor

A very beautiful photo of meteor. Great technical achievement for a spectacular result!
Suggested by Belinda

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Colorado Meteor, originally uploaded by Mr Geoff.

“This was my first shot that night… There were many better long exposure photos of the mountains and the stars… but after more than an hour of begging, I still could not get another meteor to visit my frame. “

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Photo Hack: Macro Photography

This video tutorial will show you how to improve your macro photography dramaticly with a simple modification to your amateur compact digital camera.

Inspiring Photo: Storm Over Route 66

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Storm Over Route 66, originally uploaded by jwoodphoto.

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