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Amateur Photography – Learn the Basics and Become a Pro

The increase in popularity that photography has experienced in recent years is quite logical. Photography as a professional vocation offers a dynamic career with a lot of opportunities to travel and do creative work. Furthermore, the price range of professional and semi-professional DSLR has become far more affordable to the general public. This means that having a high-quality camera in your home is something most families can afford these days.


Still, having quality equipment doesn’t make you a professional photographer. This is why there is such a negative attitude towards this profession these days. There are a lot of people running around snapping their cameras away, producing mediocre work and referring to themselves as professional photographers. Don’t be one of those people. If you want to be considered a professional you need to put in the work.

  1. Know your device

This is the first thing you need to ensure if you want to progress and start building a reputation. You are not going to be considered a professional if you keep making pauses to find those cool options that you just discovered the other day. Your camera’s manual is your best friend and you should know it through and through. Know the features and capabilities of your device, and you are going to improve significantly.

  1. Devote your time to photography

You can’t just snap a couple of photos each day and consider your work for the day complete. You are going to make thousands of poor quality photos before you strike success. You also need time to find your style and focus. A photography career can take you in a lot of different directions. You need to devote time to finding out what works for you.


  1. Do your research and learn from others

A lot of “professional photographers” don’t even have a grasp of basic concepts of photography like composition and perspective. Although photography is considered an art form, there is still a science behind it, and you need to know the techniques that you can use to create better material. There are tons of books that deal with this subject and plenty of online courses that can help you out. Also, blogs of famous photographers are great places to pick up new tips and tricks.

  1. Digital photograph improvement

Not every photograph is going to be perfect and suitable for particular projects. They might need some fine tuning and modifications. You need to have a working knowledge of some photo editing software. This will take time but it is a necessity. You can find tutorials for most of the good software online.


It is important to put your career in perspective (pun intended) and make sure that you are on the right track. Don’t let the fact that you have made a few great shots go to your head. This can be the kiss of death for your progress. Photography requires constant and consistent work in order to get your skills to a professional level. Keep working and always strive for improvement, regardless of the praise you get and the success you achieve.

How to print from the internet

With all the navigating and exploring of the internet, you will soon come across a page that would like to keep in the old-fashioned way – in a paper format. That’s exactly when you will have to make use of your printer. It is easy to operate a printer while working on a document stored on your PC, but you may have to deal with certain issues when printing the web pages.


The interesting thing is that different browsers allow you to save an entire page or any part of it, including graphics, text, or links. Once you know what to do, it will become extremely simple to use your printer every time you find something worth printing. Here’s how you should proceed.


  • The first thing you should bear in mind is that most web pages are often bigger than an A4 page, which means it’s not easy to guess how many pages you will get of print. The best thing is to first use “Print Preview” option and then ‘Print’.
  • In any browser, you will find the “Print’ icon – it’s usually under ‘File’ tab on your browser. Once you click the Icon, you will also find a drop-down menu. Click Print Preview.
  • This will give you a preview of how much of a web page is going to be printed on one page. It is possible to see the number of pages the printer is going to print by checking page numbers at the bottom of your screen.
  • You may also click the Print button and check the dialogue box that lets you select the number of pages you want printed. You will also find some radio buttons that allow you to select the content that you want on the printout. Once you’re sure of everything, simply click ‘Print’ – that’s pretty much it!

How to Save money when printing


Considering the fact that printer ink runs you about £25 to £35 per minuscule cartridge, producing around 400 to 1000 printed pages, it makes sense to find a way to lower the cost of printing. Interestingly, there has been a 30% increase in ink prices since 2009, which means things are going to be even expensive in the future.

Here are a few paper-saving tips that will ultimately help you save more money.

  • Even if printing is a substantial business expense, you should learn to have more control over it. It is true that you cannot stop printing mailing labels, packing slips, legal paperwork, and much more, but you can definitely avoid printing maps, memos, baseball scores, and other “interesting articles” that should have not been printed, as they only fill up the recycling bins in your office.
  • You may consider using a duplexing printer that can use both sides of a page for printing. It allows you to cram more info onto each side of the page.
  • Using the option to shrink to fit on one page is a good paper-saving trick. By activating this option, you will be able to print more on fewer pages – the printer will not use a new page just to print a few lines.

It is also possible to save money by saving ink. Here’s what you need to do.

  • Check and change the font of your document. By using a small font that is readable and still keeps your letter to one page, you will be able to save a lot of ink and print more pages in the end.
  • It is possible to save ink and money by printing in lower quality draft mode – you may also want to print in ‘black and white’ to save ink.
  • Whether you’re using a laser printer or an Inkjet, you may save money by investing on cheap cartridges from third parties. It is easy to find non-OEM ink for a range of printer models – you can produce good quality prints with these cartridges and still save money that you would otherwise be spending on branded ink cartridges.

The Future of 3D Priniting

3D Printing

It seems like ages when the first PC printers appeared in the market. At that time, users were extremely happy with how these printers performed – they were satisfied even with the ninepin print that wasn’t sharp at all. However, things have changed today and printers have evolved dramatically. With this evolution, people are no longer prepared to stay content with good quality prints – and that’s what inspired companies to come up with 3D printers, which promise to start an industrial revolution of customized and homemade products.

Most 3-dimensional printers operate by threading spools of plastic filament onto a highly heated nozzle that in return produces liquid plastic and throws it onto a surface, layer by layer – it keeps working this way until it forms an object. The thing is that this form of printing is not new and is actually inspired from additive manufacturing where you create an object using layers. Nevertheless, it has become increasingly popular in the recent years, which is mainly due to the availability of new techniques, materials, and consumer-friendly price points.

After this concept and technique becoming so popular, people are asking about its potential. The most passionate 3-dimensional printing evangelists have already created so much, but most of they only have dull-as-nails examples, such as dimmer switches, dishwasher knobs, replacement parts for laundry carts, and so on. Is that all you’re going to see in the near future?  Probably not.

It is true that right now 3D printing is more about the technology’s potential than anything else, but it definitely can become a lifestyle in future. No one would have imagined that modern manufacturing would not rely on a factory – that’s the wonders of 3D printing. Many hackerspaces now offer 3D printers for us, and it is also possible to find them in libraries around the country. With its easy availability and coaching help, more and more people are going to use 3D printers, which will help this technology being used in different ways.

The fact of the matter is that future holds a lot for 3D printing, and with every new printed object hitting the world, the chances are that there soon will be a time when you can “print out’ objects like clothing, furniture, human tissues, and huge buildings. After NASA investing in technology to print food, we must say the possibilities are staggering.

Article written by Steven Longsdale

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Fun Ideas For Printing

Even if you don’t have a 3D printer at hand, you can still use your regular printer for fun. While it is true that a 3D printer can really put your creative skills you use, there is a lot you can do with your regular home printer. In fact, if you haven’t been using this ‘unloved’ piece of tech for quite a while, you better rescue it from the dusty corner of your study because we have some inspirational ideas that will make using your printer a lot of fun.

 fun printing

  • Are you going to throw a party very soon? If that’s the case, you can use your printer to create poster-sized prints. You can even create large banners to decorate the party venue. For this, you will have to learn a thing or two about multi-page poster printing. It’s not that difficult. It requires you to divide a large picture in several smaller paper-sized parts and then print them one by one. Once you have all these small pieces with you, simply combine them to create a large banner. To make things easier, you can also use certain software and programs that help split an image into several smaller sheets


  • For all the younger folks trying to find an activity during the school holidays, it is a great idea to use your printer and develop some activities and games to keep your young angles from rioting around the house. If you have a wi-fi enabled printer, it will become even easier to access online services to print out charter masks, coloring-in pages, board games, and much more.


  • One of the most popular fun ways of using your printer is to create greetings cards. Now, you don’t have to go shopping for the most lovely greetings card for someone you love, like, or admire. With a printer at home, you no longer need to rely on overly sentimental and cheesy cards – you can simply use templates online and print those cards with ease. To make things even impressive, use a special greetings card paper that has matte finish on one side and gloss on the other.


So, don’t underestimate the powers of your printer. You just need to learn how to use it to understand how useful it is.

Article written by Steven Longsdale

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