Consider Your Audiences’ Need for Information

Consider this sign. If it were a slide in your presentation, who would benefit from this information? Develop your presentation with your audiences’ needs first. Susan says, “From what I can glean, this sign is intended for people leaving Multnomah Falls...

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Foto Friday – Simple Flower, Much to See

Let’s take a break this Friday to enjoy the beauty of a simple flower. How Simple is it? This is an interesting set up. The first thing we notice is the simplicity of this scene, a singular flower. But is it really a simple image? It’s filled with complex shapes...

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Look at Colors and Shapes in a Photo for Your Design Ideas

Here’s another suggestion of how to garner shapes and colors from a photo to design a presentation slide. Susan says, “We’ve used another photographic source to give us a slightly different color palette from last week. This one is interesting because...

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Foto Friday – Fun with Effects

Adding effects to a photo can change more than the look. It can change the mood it creates and the even the story it tells.   Black and White Almost With this photo, I changed it to a simple black and white. But wait! It’s not quite a B&W photo. Notice I left...

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Foto Friday – A Series of Photos Tell a Story

This is a story of a broken down birdbath and a gathering of birds and how hope springs eternal.   There’s a small birdbath in my yard. It’s been there for years through all seasons. You can’t tell from this photo that it’s only nine inches (23 cm) in diameter....

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Is There Ever A Perfect Presentation?

Have you ever created a perfect presentation when all the elements came together without a misstep? Susan says, “Rarely, if ever, do we achieve perfection. There are so many times in a day when we have to say done to something when we are not done. Time runs out...

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Foto Friday – Microcosm of Bigger Events

This photo shows a microcosm of the effects of climate change.   The ash was falling like light snow, the leaves on the trees were covered with it, and the morning light had an eerie yellow cast. The quiet was deafening. Usually mornings are filled with a...

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Foto Friday – Dazzled by the Light

The sparkling light on the water created an abstract, but then a kayaker rowed into the scene and changed everything. The sunlight on the water was blinding. I could barely see to determine what I could capture with my camera. I wanted to create an abstract by filling...

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