Category: howto

Quinte West Library: Free Hands on Demo of Photo Editing

A free hands on demo at the Quinte West Library is out to get rid of Dirty Dog Images. Those are the photos that didn’t quite turn out as expected. Often today’s automated cameras are at fault – because they average their settings or don’t change fast enough as you change zoom or positioning for…

Fall Colors on Display

Here is a look at two new ways to display pictures. Recent Fall pictures from Northumberland Hills are the subject. The first photo slider uses a new, free responsive slider with an amazing array of image transitions. The slider also has a well described layout template that allows flexibility in the look and captioning of…

Tools and Rules for Better Pictures

Digital Photography has become one of the most popular leisure activities. One can literally  see photo imagery everywhere. And what is really fun is that just as cameras have become more versatile and easy to use the photo finishing software has also become much more helpful in making good pictures ever better. Now more than…

Photo Finishing Presentation and Google+ Hangout

The 3rd Presentation on Photo Finishing will also offer a Google+ Hangout option. Be sure to make check into Google+ you have the latest Hangout plugin as Google just updated Hangouts this last week. Our topic is Dirty Dog images that inevitably pop up with automated cameras and rapidly changing Saturday September 28th at the…

Free Presentation:Guidelines to Good Photo Composition

One of the challenges of producing a photo blog like PicsofCanada is to produce pleasing images to go along with interesting stories. One set of rules of the road is photo composition guidelines. Seeing a good image is an art. There are many art and graphic design rules from ancient Greek and Roman times such…

Free Presentation 2: Adding Panache to your Photo Portfolio

One of the most interesting aspects of creating a site like PicsofCanada is deciding how to display the many photos taken at the events portrayed. Lately the free Photoscape program has been quite helpful in quickly creating GIF animations and multi-image compositions which are being used more often as in the recent Cobourg Highland Games…

Summer Events Calendar

The Pics of Canada blog has added a Summer Events Calendar for users convenience in finding interesting events in Canada.This calendar shows Summer Events occurring primarily in Eastern Ontario; but including major events across Canada. The schedule of  events has three views – Year, Month and Week. Here is how they work. Year View This…