THE PRESS MAGAZINE

The Woven Tale Press Vol. II #10

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SPECIAL FEATURES: ON WRITING

Characterization and the Car Crash

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By Ken Elkes of http://kenelkes.wordpress.com Some musings on writing. Let’s start with three examples: 1. I was in a road traffic accident the other day. I didn’t suffer any injuries, though my car may not be repairable. Unfortunately it was my birthday. 2. I had an interesting birthday. Got into a car crash on the motorway. Not a scratch on me…

ON THE ARTS

A Scrapbooking Art Recipe

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By Finnabair of http://tworzysko.blogspot.ie I’m a woman of many interests: a mixed media artist, scrapbooker and art journaler who loves new challenges, experiments and developing new techniques and skills. My projects are mostly media-based: I make paper and canvas layouts, collages and altered art, tags, journal pages. I started scrapbooking, and today I’ve got a scrapbook page named roughly…

ON VIDEO

ON PHOTOGRAPHY

Photography: Peopling Your Travel Photos

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By Dick Jordan of http://talestoldfromtheroad.com Getting people into (or out of) a shot can present several problems that photographers, including leisure travelers snapping away with a smartphone, usually don’t encounter when taking photos of landscapes or inanimate objects. People in Motion: When people gather, whether in a big city, little village, beach, or national park, they tend to move around. As you press the shutter button on your camera, they come into “the frame” where you don’t want them to be, blocking the view of your subject. If you’re lucky, maybe only an arm, a leg, or both will appear at the edge of the photo, which you’ll later be able to crop those body parts out using photo editing software. At other times, when you want them in the shot, they’ll see your camera, and out of politeness, dart away before you can take the photo, as this woman did when I attempted to capture her standing near the trailhead to Lassen Peak. One way to deal with that problem is to find a vantage point where you’ll be able to get the shot you want, have your camera pre-focused, and wait. Wait until your wanted “models” are positioned right where you wish…