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DECKED OUT

A deck can add more than just an entertaining area to your home.

Adding a deck to your home will not only provide you with an extra living space; it can increase the value of your home, too. Whether you’re thinking about selling or you want to add space for entertaining, some professional advice will go a long way.

ADDING VALUE

Clinton Skeoch from Boral Timber says a deck’s low maintenance and appeal make it a good investment. «A deck can add to the functionality and flow of a home and provide an extra living and entertaining room,» he says.

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CREATIVE POINT OF VIEW

Moving Still Images

Experimenting with motion is a great way to add creativity and serendipity into your photo shoots. Including a hint of motion adds the dynamic element of time that intrigues the eye and the imagination. The combination of a digital camera’s instant review and ability to combine exposures or conceal unwanted elements in Photoshop makes adding motion to your images a pleasure.

THE MOVING STILL LIFE

In countless magazine articles and online forums, endless emphasis is placed on absolute sharpness, lens acuity, and maintaining fine detail when oftentimes softening, blurring, and abstracting image elements could create a much

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Creative Landscape Photography

HDR photography

HDR photography is probably one of the most valuable tools landscape photographers has in this wonderful digital age. However, it may also be one on the most «abused» tools. This image of Slangkop Lighthouse Western Cape was taken at sunset. With careful post processing, I obtained a dreamlike look without taking it too far. Settings: ISO-100, F/22, Aperture Priority 3 Exposures at -2,0, +2 EV. Post Processing: Combined the bracketed images in Photomatix, using Tone Map Details Enhancer with a little tweaking in Photoshop and Lightroom.

What is HDR

A major drawback in photography is the camera’s

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Creative landscare photography.

HDR photography is probably one of the most valuable tools landscape photographers has in this wonderful digital age. However, it may also be one on the most «abused» tools. This image of Slangkop Lighthouse, Western Cape was taken at sunset. With careful post processing, I obtained a dreamlike look without taking it too far. Settings: ISO-100, F/22, Apeture Priority. 3 Lxposu’es at -2,0, +2 EV. Post Processing: Combined the bracketed images in Photomatix, using Tone Map, Details Enhancer with a little tweaking in Photoshop and Lightroom.

What is HDR?

A major drawback in photography is the camera’s lack of dynamic

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CREATIVE CURVES

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DON’T TURN THAT PAGE. I KNOW, YOU SAW THE WORD CURVES Ш PANICKED. IT’S A COMMON REACTION, BUT I’M HERE TO TELL YOU IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE THAT WAY.

When talking to photographers about curves I get some pretty common comments: «Curves are way too complicated!» or «I tried using curves once and I destroyed my image.» If you have this kind of reaction to curves, I encourage you to take the time and revisit them. Whether in Photoshop or Lightroom, the curves feature is one of the most flexible and powerful tools you have available.

A complete

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Creating unique and cutting-edge synth sounds

Making your music stand out from the crowd is a lot easier if you start with some sounds you can truly call your own. Rob Boffard shows you how.

Getting a decent sound from a soft synth doesn’t exactly take a lot of work. A tweak or two here, a few nudges to the LFO there, a little messing around with the filters and… boom! You’ve got a workable sound. It’s almost too easy, in all honesty. And thanks to the sheer number of synths available these days, you’re never more than a minute or two away from some wonderful,

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Create a stylised portrait

Shoot a fun portrait in your back garden, and turn a rainy backdrop into a shimmering blur with beautiful bokeh

Shooting fashion portraits doesn’t always require a studio setup with complex and costly lighting setups. You can capture fun and stylish portraits like ours in your back garden with just a couple of simple props. Although you’ll be using flash to light your portrait, the setup is simple and you’ll only need one flashgun if your D-SLR has an on-camera flash. We’ll be lighting our model’s head and shoulders with our pop-up flash, which will also send a signal to

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Create a photo book

Keen to savour your images for years to come? Take advantage of Lightroom’s Book module to create a stunning photo book from scratch

JORDAN BUTTERS: There’s no denying that since the advent of digital, photography has come on leaps and bounds. However, if there’s one downside to the digital age it’s that we rarely see our images printed. The ability to share images digitally is fantastic, but seeing your images in print offers a sense of gratification that is hard to equal. Thankfully, we now have more ways to print images that ever before, and one of the best ways

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Crafty tips for stylish photo scrapbooking.

A special way to savour memories for years to come.

Scrapbooking is a great way to capture memories of fun times passed. Whether that’s a wedding, a trip, or simply a happy chapter in your life, documenting it on paper acts as a cheerful reminder. It also encourages you to print out photos that would otherwise be left lying around on your hard drive. All you need to do is pick a theme and a layout, choose and print the photos you want it to display, and finally decorate it with borders and embellishments according to your style.

While there

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Keane will not?

Film critic Yuri Gladilschikov on duty is interested in everything that is connected with the movie, including Internet piracy. However, it can be considered DISTRIBUTION Torrent SIMPLE theft and lies DOES NOT fight them something else, much worse?

The country enacted a law that protects the rights of creators of film and video on the Internet. As far as I understand, it could not take after Russia’s WTO accession. With the need to fight piracy. France was the first in the world have criminalized not only distribution, but also for illegal downloading on the Internet. It joined France, Germany,

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