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   OUTDOOR EYES NEWSLETTER May 2003 Issue      
 

Thank you for subscribing to the Outdoor Eyes Newsletter. I realize that not all articles will be of Logo equal importance to you, that some of the information enclosed will already be known and understood. But, if Outdoor Eyes motivates you to explore a new photography technique or an outdoor adventure, then it has fulfilled its purpose. Enjoy this month's issue.  Philip "PT" Tulin

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In This Issue

  • Organizing Your Backyard For Bird Photography
  • Exposure Compensation
  • Use The History Brush With The Unsharp Mask
  • Kayak Photography Techniques
  • The Five Voices Of The Birds
  • Combine Monotone With Color
  • You're Never Too Old
     
    Subscriber's Contributions
  • Download FRAMEz Adobe Photoshop Actions
  • Finding Your Direction
     
  • ...Organizing Your Backyard For Bird Photography

    Setting up your backyard properly will dictate the outcome of your bird and wildlife photography. Birds OE Digital Photography  Outdoor Eyes need food, water, shelter and nesting sites (if your yard is big enough to support nests). As long as you place the food and water in an optimum location for bird photography, you will have the opportunity for wonderful bird photographs.  Top
    Learn how to organize my backyard.

    ...Exposure Compensation

    Reflective meters on a camera set a exposure so that the overall tone of the subject appears at middle OE Digital Photography  Outdoor Eyes gray (18%). When the subject has an overall tone that is lighter than middle gray, the photograph will appear too dark. When the subject has an overall tone that is darker than middle gray, the photograph will appear too light. There is a 5-stop range of recognizable tonality.  Top
    Learn about exposure compensation.

    ...Use The History Brush With The Unsharp Mask

    Sometimes you only want to sharpen or blur only a small section of the photograph. When you apply the OE Digital Photography  Outdoor Eyes blur or unsharp mask, they apply the same amount to each and every pixel to your photograph. When you need to blur or sharpen only a small section of a photograph, that is when the history brush becomes a very useful tool.  Top
    Learn about the history brush.

    ...Kayak Photography Techniques

    If you are going to photograph while traveling on water, the kayak has many advantages over all other OE 
Digital Photography  Outdoor Eyes forms of watercraft. The most stable kayak for photography is a kayak that is approximately 10' long and 30 inch wide and constructed from plastic. These have a large cockpit opening so that your photography gear is easily accessible. Unfortunately, most people who paddle in a 10 foot by 30 inch kayak, usually put themselves in danger due to the unsafe practices of either not wearing a PFD (personal flotation device) or wearing unsuitable clothing for cold water paddling.  Top
    Learn more about kayak photography.

    ...The Five Voices Of The Birds

    Never... Never... Never Disturb A Singing Bird. A singing bird is a sign of baseline and a bird will OE 
Digital Photography  Outdoor Eyes sound an alarm when disturbed. When the bird alarm is sounded, all the other wildlife will pay attention. Depending on the distance of the alarm, the intensity of the alarm and the significance of the alarm, all the other wildlife will respond accordingly.  Top
    Learn about the 5 voices of the birds.



    From The Editor
     
    You're Never Too Old

    If you ever find yourself wondering... "Am I ever going to be able to do the same things I enjoy when I become older?" Then read on... At the last moment my wife and I decided to take a few days to kayak, OE Digital Photography  Outdoor Eyes hike, bird watch and photograph. It was a bright, sunny and warm day. Great day to hike and photograph birds. We discovered many birds that we had never seen before. Realizing that it was getting late for lunch, we stopped at a spot where the birds were abundant and very easy to photograph. While I was taking a photograph of a very friendly cardinal, an elderly man with a walking stick and a camera walked by. He stopped for a few moments, watched the cardinal, and then proceeded on his way out to the marsh. "Why didn't he stop to take a photograph of the cardinal? Probably a professional photographer", I thought to myself. I took another hike and returned to this same spot. Just then, the same elderly man returned from his walk. Ironically, I was photographing the same cardinal. "You certainly are patient. Great shadows and light today on the marsh.", he said. By the time he left, I learned that Manny was 74 years old, took up photography as a hobby 4 years ago, posts his photographs on the Internet and is finishing his book of photographs and stories. So, when you ask yourself... "Am I ever going to be able to do the same things I enjoy when I become older?" Manny has just started...  Top



    Subscriber Contributions
     
    Three Powerful FRAMEz
    Adobe Photoshop Actions

    by Bill Richardson
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    Download Bill's Original FRAMEz:
    Create professional frames for your photography from an assortment of wooden frames and multiple textured mattes.
    Download Bill's Bi-Level FRAMEz:
    Create professional bi-level frames for your photography with an assortment of textured mattes.
    Download Bill's Oval FRAMEz:
    Create professional oval frames for your photography with an assortment of wooden/porcelain frames and multiple textured mattes.
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    Download 3 New FRAMEz Actions.

    Finding Your Direction
    by Keith

    You will always know the direction of North, South, East and West when you have a watch... even if you have a digital watch that doesn't have clock hands.  Top
    Learn how to find your way.
     

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    Combine Monotone With Color

    OE Digital Photography  Outdoor Eyes Sometimes you might want to combine monotone with color to produce a new look for your photograph. The history brush is very effective in helping to create that combination.  Top
     
    Combine monotone with color.



     
     
     
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