Cicada Principle?

I found this tip from a Sitepoint newsletter, describing a nifty CSS trick: if you layer up background elements in your style sheet, you can generate what appears to be non-repeating backgrounds for your website. The site describes the process in detail, but in summary you simply create different sized seamless tiles, then let them…

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Taking away… (part 1)

Austin Kleon has this project website called ‘Newspaper Blackout‘. It’s all about taking things away from a presentation to create something new. “Creativity is Subtraction” goes one of the representative, and self-referential, works. The idea is simple: remove what doesn’t belong. How does this work in photography?

Welcome Webucator – New lammug Partner!

I’d like to introduce you to lammug‘s latest education partner, Webucator. Webucator provides Adobe training, including InDesign training and Photoshop training. These courses are live online, lead by experienced instructors. Each class goes from one to several days depending on content, and can feature desktop sharing so you can get targeted help with problems or…

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2011 Adobe Community Professionals

The 2011 list is up for the Adobe Community Professionals program. I’m excited to share that I applied for and was accepted into the program for the first time this year! You can see the full list of members on the Community Kitchen blog.

Some ‘rules’ for personal holiday Photography

Holiday and travel shots are always in danger of falling into the same old, uninteresting patterns time and again. And it can be amazingly difficult to do something fresh. Heck, it gets tiring putting so much effort into each and every shot. So here’s a big secret for you: decide beforehand what you want from…

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Book contest – some details

On my Facebook page I’ve posted instructions on how you can get one of the two books listed in the previous blog entry. Since FB has limits on text, I wanted to add some info here. First, I can only afford to ship within the Continental US. Second, you do not have to sign up…

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Novem… uh… DECEMBER’s give away!

Due to life being OBE (overtaken by events, not, as some of you think out of bodice experience), I managed to miss the drawing for November’s prize: The Filmmaker’s Eye: Learning (and Breaking) the Rules of Cinematic Composition. But not to worry! For December, I have Gustavo’s excellent book AND a copy of The Photographer’s…

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