The Digital Photography Companion – Review


Digital cameras are everywhere, in cell phones and even in pens. They’re relatively cheap. And obviously can be made very small. Along with the proliferation of these imaging devices comes a glut of how-to books on the subject, second only in how-to information for the computer and it’s relevant software. Photography has become the back-pocket art-form of millions of snappers.

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The Ladybug Cometh
Review


I gotta tell you right now I was sure I wasn’t going to like this. Too small. Gimmicky. Looks like all plastic. Bass woofer in the rear??? Ha! I wasn’t impressed, yet, with the fact that this product won the CES Innovations Design and Engineering Award in November.

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ABOBE PHOTOSHOP CS3 ONE ON ONE
Review


To quote Scott Kelby, President of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals: “As a Photoshop author, I hate picking up a book and learning things I didn’t already know. But Deke’s done it again! If you want to learn Photoshop CS3 from the ground up, look no further.”

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CLOSEUP SHOOTING
Book Review

A lot of the problems I had when I first tried macro photography are confronted in this comprehensive publication, Closeup Shooting. The author, Cyrill Harnischmacher, is a photographer and designer who lives in southern Germany. This book tells us what, and what not, to do.

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The Salary Sacrifice
Review


Could this be the best backpack of it’s kind EVER made? I really don’t know. I haven’t seen every single backpack on the market, but if there is a better one than this Crumpler "The Salary Sacrifice" laptop-friendly backpack I can’t imagine it.

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iPouch
Review

With an eye for fashion moshi is quickly establishing itself as the "go to" makers of protective products for computers as well as other electronic devices, such as this wonderful little Nano Pouch reviewed here.

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Uniea Leather U-Suit Protective Case for MacBook
Review

Uniea is a company that produces cases, keyboard protectors, screen protectors, and privacy filters. They are in the peripherals business, a tough, flooded market. If they can maintain simplicity along with utility at the right prices they may thrive in the “Peripherals Jungle.”

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lynda.com
A Close Look

Welcome to lynda.com, and to one of the easiest and most comfortable learning situations I can imagine. The concept of lynda.com is so natural and user friendly that one could consider it a gift. Sure, it costs money to join. With unlimited access to the site and all the material at your fingertips the cost is inconsequential. It’s $25 a month for around-the-clock access.

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MacBook for Dummies
Review

My guess is that there are still a few folks out there, stragglers?, who are just now purchasing their first computers. If that first machine is a MacBook, then this book is for you.

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Digital Photography – Expert Techniques
Review

With a plethora of digital cameras appearing in the marketplace, purchases of these cameras has exceeded even the most ambitious sales predictions. If you have one, perhaps this is the book you need to get the most from your digital photography.

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Photoshop Artistry for Photographers using CS2 and Beyond – Book Review

For photo enthusiasts who are looking to immerse yourselves in the personal and commercial application of Adobe Photoshop CS2, Photoshop Artistry puts this college level course right in your lap. What Photoshop Artistry for Photographers using CS2 and Beyond offers is an in depth immersion into the world of commercial Photoshop CS2 usage.

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MAC BABY’S Tales from the Crib #4
Work out, eat well, be like Mac


Nowadays it’s common for a lot of people to spend several hours daily sitting at a desk, doing work that needs to be done, rising only to eat, or use the bathroom. I’ve seen what a seat-potato lifestyle can do, especially as one gets older, and softer. Here are somethings to avoid that dire fate.

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