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Chinese Man Records – Skank in the Air

17 Feb

New clip for the new “Indi Groove EP” Track : Skank in the air www.chinesemanrecords.com www.myspace.com/chinesemanrecords Directors : chinesemangrafics@hotmail.fr

 

Come with Me to Tanzania Next Week?

17 Feb

index.jpegIf I had to nominate my biggest passions, photography and blogging would be right up there in the top few. I’ve been doing both for years, and have benefited a great deal from doing so—on many levels.

But I’ve always wondered how I cold use these passions to make the world a better place.

I know they do now, on some levels—every day, dPS helps photographers to become better at what they do—but as dPS has grown to reach over 3 million people a month, I’ve wondered if perhaps we could do something more with the site to help those in need in a bigger way?

So late last year I decided to give it a go, and see what can be achieved.

The Tanzanian Experiment

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Next Friday I’m going to experiment with doing just that—and I’d love you to join me.

On 25 February, I’m jumping on a plane (well, a series of them) for Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, East Africa.

I’ll be in the country for one week, to spend time observing—and reporting back to readers and to my social networks on—an amazing project called Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation in Tanzania (CCBRT), a project of CBM, an international disability and development organization.

The trip is being organized by CBM Australia (you can read more about it here) with the goal of raising awareness of the issues that are faced every day by people with disabilities in developing countries.

The work they do is amazing.

Last year alone, they performed over 10,530 surgeries and helped improve the lives of around 120,000 people with disabilities and their carers.

Their work focuses upon many areas including working with sight-related disabilities, club foot, cleft lip/palate, and maternal health (among others).
ccbrt_portrait.jpeg Having spent time visiting a number of other projects in developing countries over the years, I know that this trip will be confronting, but I’m excited by the opportunity to both be personally impacted by what I see and to share the journey with you.

Throughout the week in Tanzania, I’ll be sharing what I see via blog posts, images, videos, and tweets. We’ll be focusing mainly upon some of the work with maternal health issues (mainly Fistula), and tracking some of the stories of the people that we meet.

This trip is not a money grab. The intent isn’t to be creating daily calls for you to donate. I’m sure CBM wouldn’t say no to donations (in fact, they’d go a long way to change lives), but my intent with this trip is to share stories, highlight needs, and show what an amazing organization and its people are doing to meet the needs around them.

My hope is that we’ll all come away from the experience with a better awareness of the issues, and the motivation to do something to make the world a better place (whether that be by supporting the work of CBM, or supporting another need you know of).

I also hope that it’s a great trip for my photography. I’ll be taking my Canon EOS 5D Mk II and a couple of lenses, and I look forward to the challenge of photographing the people I meet while on the ground in Tanzania.

How Can You Join this Trip?

index-1.jpegThe bulk of the blogging that I’ll be doing while I’m away will be on CBM’s blog (there isn’t much there yet, but we’ll be adding to it and redoing to the template significantly in the coming week). I’ll be adding posts, videos, and images during the week that I’m on the ground, and in the weeks that follow.

I’ll probably do an update or two here on dPS next week, but I’m aware that this blog is about photography and not Tanzania or the issues facing developing countries, so we’ll keep it largely on CBM’s site.

If you’d like to get those updates, please subscribe to their blog here.

You can also follow the journey on Twitter by following CBM’s Twitter account. I’ll be making updates there, and also from time to time on the @ProBlogger and @DigitalPS Twitter accounts.

Lastly – you can support this project by sharing news of it and the content we produce while in Tanzania. Please consider passing on the links to stories we share and helping word spread further about what we’re up to. Thanks!

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Apple releases RAW compatibility update

17 Feb

Apple has released a digital camera RAW compatibility update for Aperture 3 and iPhoto ’11. Update 3.6 extends RAW support to six additional cameras including the Canon Rebel T3/T3i, Olympus E-5 and Pentax K-5. It also addresses processing issues for four already supported cameras. The update is available for immediate download from Apple’s website.
News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

 
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“Brisbane Music Video Production” ,Synapse Creative,Music Videos

11 Feb

www.synapsecreative.com.au 3D stereoscopic product Shots,Advertising,Nature,Etc
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RCV Lab : “The Robotics and Comuter Vision Lab is a state-of-the-art research facility located at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Co-directed by Dr. Michael Greenspan and Dr. Keyvan Hashtrudi-Zaad, and with over 20 graduate and undergraduate students, the lab conducts investigations into fundamental technologies in pose determination, object recognition, master-slave telerobotics, and haptic control. The lab’s research projects are highly collaborative, involving researchers from other labs, disciplines, and institutions, as well industrial participation. The research results have been applied to such diverse fields as: biomedical engineering, aerospace, geological surveying, and computer gaming. For more information about particular projects, or to find out how to get involved with the RCVLab, visit the personal homepages of Dr. Greenspan and Dr. Hashtrudi-Zaad.” rcvlab.ece.queensu.ca © 2010 Queen’s University / RCV Lab
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iGoogle – Query Multiple Research Sources via iGoogle

11 Feb

The Dictionary gadget for iGoogle lets you query search engines, dictionaries, Wikipedia, and more.

Need to fully research a word or term and tired of having to manually visit multiple dictionaries, search engines, and/or Wikipedia?

The “Dictionary” gadget for iGoogle lets you enter a query and search the following resources, opening results in a new window / tab:…

Read more at MalekTips.
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Free Online Photography Tutorials Available For Download

11 Feb

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PhotographyBB is a free online resource dedicated to providing beigger to intermediate photographers with articles on educating them to become better photographers. It offer DSLR tips and training, functional advice, image post processing techniques in Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom, as well as any discussion that is circulating around the photographic community.

The January Edition of the magazine see's it go into detail regarding the new Google Chrome OS Notebook and how it performs from a photographic and media processing perspective. …


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What’s In the Bag: DSLR w/HD – Chris Weeks, Part 2

11 Feb

Chris Weeks is an incredibly busy photographer based in LA, who has one of the most unique eyes we’ve seen in event and portrait photography. He was generous enough to share the contents of his gear bag, showing us what a real working photog uses. Watch this vid for an uncensored look at the real deal. Keeping up with the current trend toward DSLR/Video shooting, he shares the gear he uses, and may just help you decide what you may need to make that next step. Including a bit o’ cash. More photo goodness at photoinduced.com
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workshop with White Space students at Peacock Visual Arts

08 Feb

Check out these visual art images:

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Image by Renée Turner

workshop with White Space students at Peacock Visual Arts
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Image by Renée Turner

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photo by Scott Beale / Laughing Squid

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Microsoft Excel 2010 – Hide Recent Documents or Show More

08 Feb

Configure Excel 2010 to hide the list of recent documents for privacy, or show more of them.

As with other Office 2010 applications, Microsoft Excel 2010 keeps a list of recent workbooks, allowing you to directly access frequently-edited documents without having to navigate your computer or network drives. If you have workbooks located in a variety of locations, this Recent list may prove very useful.

While Excel 2010 by default displays the last 25 documents, if you work on many workbooks you may want to increase this number up to 50. On the other hand, if you are worried about privacy you may wish to disable this list altogether….

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Using Content-Aware Fill: Photoshop CS5 for Photographers from lynda.com

08 Feb

Watch the entire course at www.lynda.com PhotoshopCS5 for Photographers provides comprehensive Photoshop training targeting the needs of photographers. In this course, author Chris Orwig demonstrates the fundamental skills used to enhance digital photos, including managing and correcting color, sharpening, making selections and adjustments, retouching, and printing from Photoshop. In addition to teaching the techniques that enable photographers to refine and publish their photos, the course includes live-action segments that encourage thinking photographically, and shoot with Photoshops capabilities in mind.
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