Surfing the Net with Kids FREE Newsletter
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2. Sponsor’s Spot: Surfnetkids Web Widgets
3. Weekly Topic: Digital Photography Tips
4. What You Missed This Week
5. Quote of the Week
6. Subscription Management
#1. June 18, 2008
Calling all 4th of July links! Do you like to stash good sites in your bookmark lists? We want to hear from you. Please join our social bookmarking project, and add your American history and American independence bookmarks for all to enjoy. Here’s what
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See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
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#3. Digital Photography Tips
by Barbara J. Feldman
Digital Photography Tips Printable (** for premium members only)
Although I consider myself quite digital, I’ve never owned a digital camera before this week. Whenever I needed one, I used one of the kids’. But now that they are older, and my husband and I will be traveling without them this summer, I finally got my very own. To help me update my photo skills, I took to the Internet.
Digital Photography School: Tips for Beginners
Darren Rowse is the "digital camera enthusiast" behind Digital Photography School, which includes a large tips section and an active user forum. Tips for Beginners is further divided into Basics of Exposure, Digital Camera Settings and Features, Handling and Caring for a Digital Camera, and Common Problems/FAQ. The Forum includes weekly assignments, a place to share your pictures, and a section for member critiques (please read the rules and do not submit more than one critique request per day.)
HP: Digital Photography Tips: How to Take Better Photos
In support of their digital cameras, photo printers, and printer paper, HP publishes a huge collection of digital photography tips. Highlights include a special section devoted to Kids and Photography, covering taking better pictures of the kids, getting your kids involved in photography, and ideas for fun photo craft projects. For example, their 5×7 Photo Frames are digital borders for your photos that you assemble on the site, and print at home: very cute, very clever.
National Geographic: Photography Tips
The experts at National Geographic offer advice categorized by type of photography: landscape, travel, people and portraits, or action. My favorites tips are those in video format, which are listed on their own category page. In addition to the tips, photographer Mark Thiessen answers user-submitted questions in "Ask a National Geographic Photographer." You’ll find more to explore in Photo Galleries (look for the link in the top horizontal menu .)
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#4. What You’re Missing This Week
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#5.Quote of the Week
"I think the reward for conformity is everyone likes you but yourself. " ~~ Rita Mae Brown (b. November 28, 1944)
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