Author Archives: David Bennett

About David Bennett

photographer, blogger, greeting card publisher - love travelling, nature, books, culture, good conversation. Greeting card publisher at Flying Twigs

A Good Year For Books

At the Guardian-sponsored Edinburgh International Book Festival this year, Tamara and I got to listen to among others: Three authors talking about their illustrated children’s books; Three political activists and their clandestine experiences in Syria; A Guardian newspaper journalist telling … Continue reading

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SEO You Can Do Now, Right This Minute

Am I the only one watching WordPress TV? When I scroll down the list of sites I follow in WordPress.Com’s Reader, I see that such-and-such a post has 50 ‘likes’ and comments. But poor old WordPress TV gets nothing. It’s … Continue reading

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Dealing With Messy Backgrounds In Photographs

As you scroll up and down these images, notice how the woman in the foreground in the first photo (the one at the top) is less well isolated from the background. It is as though she is fighting with the … Continue reading

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Toning Images In Lightroom

The photo here is of the comedian Alfie Brown, who is appearing (or may just be finishing today) at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The second photo below is also of him but toned with a preset in Adobe Lightroom. The … Continue reading

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