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Revive your Career: Get Certified

To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not quite enough time.” – Leonard Bernstein There comes a time in life when you have challenges in your career. It could be technology has changed, and you need to learn new skills.  Perhaps you are seeking a way to increase your paycheck. Maybe you are in search of a new career altogether. If you are like most people, the need to learn and grow with the pace of society is critical to succeed professionally. In today’s...

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Adobe Authorized Training Center

Digital Workshop Center (DWC), headquartered in Fort Collins, has been offering graphic design, web design, video editing, and digital marketing classes for students of all skill levels for the past ten years.  Today, DWC has been certified as the first Adobe Authorized Training Center in Northern Colorado and only the second in the state. In addition, certification by Adobe requires that all Adobe instructors at DWC are now Adobe Certified Experts.  DWC and their staff has been working...

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Introduction to Long Exposure Photography: Part II

Long exposures enable the photographer to create impressive artistic images with an illusion of time passing and a smoothing effect. Let’s revisit this topic and define the technique for long exposures outdoors.   Long Exposure: Part II We introduced the basic equipment, camera settings, and technique of long exposure photography in a previous post. Here is a brief review of the most important points. A long exposure can be defined as one taken in low-light conditions using a shutter speed...

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Basics of Backyard Bird Photography

By learning to photograph birds, you’ll gain a new perspective on their amazing maneuverability and colorful beauty! Capturing a swooping bird shows how they dart swiftly through the air. Seeing a close-up enlightens the viewer to their colorful feathers. Bird photography is a fun and fast-growing hobby. In this post, we’ll teach you the essentials – bird feeder setup, camera gear, and image editing. Apply what you learn and you’ll never see a bird the same! Backyard Setup Consider these...

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Digital Photography: Why Metering Modes Matter

  Metering matters. As you can see in our image of a catnap, changing the metering configuration makes a big difference in the brightness of a picture. Correctly setting the metering mode will ensure your photographs have the best exposure possible. This is especially important for high-contrast scenes, like the example above. What does metering mean? And what are the different settings? Continue reading and we’ll explain metering and introduce three common modes. Applying these concepts will...

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Creative Composition in Colder Months

Can you creatively compose nature photographs during winter months like February in Colorado? Of course you can! Keep these three concepts in mind when you begin creative composition in colder months for a scene you would like to photograph in an artistic way. Identify unique shapes that engage the eye Capture tactile textures which provoke interest Question indescribable abstractions to heighten imagination Developing these techniques will allow you to have more fun photographing ice and snow...

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