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Go on a photowalk adventure

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If you want to improve your photography skills and confidence, regular practice is essential.  Why not block in an hour or two each month to explore somewhere around where you are & experiment with taking different images. Here are a few points to get you started.   Choose a location Selecting the ideal location lays the foundation for a productive and creative photowalk.  Town centre or countryside, try different locations.  Look out for events advertising in the local press and social media and see what interesting images you can get.   Prepare your gear A smartphone with a high-quality camera...

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Organising your printed photos

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Organizing a printed photo collection can be a daunting task, but there are practical solutions that can make the process more manageable and enjoyable.   Break the task down into smaller, more manageable steps: The first step in organizing your printed photos is to break the task down into smaller, more manageable steps. Start by gathering all of your photos together in one place, then sort them by date, event, or subject matter. This will help you to organize your photos into smaller groups, making it easier to sort through them.   Develop a system for organizing your photos: A...

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7 ways to save time finding your digital images

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In today's digital age, we capture countless images on our smartphones, cameras, and other devices. However, finding a specific photo when you need it can be a time-consuming challenge. Organising your digital images efficiently is crucial for a smooth and enjoyable creative process when you’re creating your pages. Here are seven time-saving tips to help you.   Establish a Naming Convention: Start by developing a consistent naming convention for your image files. Use a combination of relevant keywords, dates, and event names to make searching easier. This simple step will save you from the hassle of sifting through countless files...

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9 steps to organise your images

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With digital technology, we capture so many photos....its important to stay on top of organising them.  Here's a checklist to keep you on track. Have you: Downloaded new photos from phone and camera? Deleted duplicates? Deleted duds? Edited newly taken photos if needed? Downloaded images from your camera to PC or tablet? Backed up your photos? Organised last month's photos into your folders? Selected and tagged the previous months photos for printing? Printed last month's photos?  

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7 Tips for organising your digital images

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You’ve probably got quite a lot of digital images by now, from your camera, tablet and phone, and adding more by the day, so here’s some ideas to help you get organised.   Set your camera date and time Do this and you will ensure each image you take is marked invisibly with the date and time (and probably location too).  This will allow you to search and sort chronologically on your computer.   One Photo folder for main storage Put all your pictures in the same folder, I recommend your Pc’s ‘Pictures’ folder. A single place for storage means...

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