(The Scene by Hird Newsletter)
Edition #22: April/May 2006
Our new email format newsletter
As you can see, I've changed the format of our newsletter: it's quite obviously an email newsletter!
So what’s changed in the electronic version? Well, for a start, I’m not going to send the whole newsletter as a large block of text. Instead, I’ll send summaries of each article and a link to the full article on my web site. That means you can quickly skip the parts you aren’t interested in and read more of the articles you like.
It also means there will be many more illustrative photos in my writing. To be honest, I restricted the number of photos in past editions because they were expensive to reproduce when we printed our newsletter. That’s not an issue with an electronic newsletter, so if you like my photos, you’re going to love the new format!
As I get better at using the internet to get my message across, many of the articles will be more interactive and therefore more educational. In fact, in this first newsletter, you will find an instructional video to demonstrate a technique used for resizing a photograph for emailing.
And of course, because they are now electronic, my web site will be searchable for articles.
What has not changed? My some-what offbeat humour won’t be changing, so my style of writing will remain. The number of articles won’t change (although some of them may now be longer and more in-depth). I’d like to say I’ll be more organised about getting them out on time, but I know myself too well – that’s not going to change ….
Two Photos of the Month
Due to my tardiness and some internet problems, we've actually got two photos to present in this edition of the newsletter. April's Photo is called "Fimiston Fire" and May's is "Last Man Standing". Click on each photo to find out more.
Lake Ballard - Revisited
Limited Edition Print - "Inside Inside Australia"
Just a quick update on the Limited Edition shot of Lake Ballard (Inside Inside Australia). Now there are only three prints remaining, so if you like this shot, act on it as soon as you can. Missing out hurts ….. (Click here to find out the latest)
No, it's not a method of paying off your KFC Family Bucket! We have had a few questions about the Takeaway Layby, so I thought I might just summarise how it works once again. Please click here to find out how we make your purchase of one of my prints that little bit easier.
Tip: Emailing Photos
Click here or on the photo of Station Creek to view a technical page (including a video presentation) of how I resize and sharpen images for emailing to my friends. The same techniques can be applied for all your digital photographs.
Thanks for reading my newsletter. I hope you found it interesting and feel free to forward it on to people you know. I'll be sending out more information soon, including photo tips and special offers. Keep an eye on your inbox.
Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers reading this.
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