Illuminate Photography and Arts Newsletter

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Date: Sat, 22 May 1999 05:23:45 +0200 (MET DST)

World Photography and Arts Resources Monthly Newsletter / E-Zine
Newsletter #17 – May 1999
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Editors note
Cool websites to check out
Joke of the day
This months useless Facts
Internet Facts


Dear cyber friends and colleagues,
This month we are pushing for people and companies to place their web link
on our newsletter in exchange for a weblink on your website or newsletter-
ezine, especially if your website is related to photography or the arts
industries. It helps our publication by adding interesting content and links
whilst offering new subscribers to our newsletter and gives you HUGE
exposure to a targeted audience that you normally wouldn't have. Keep in
mind that your www link will be read by around 9,000 odd readers worldwide
and growing, AND it costs you nothing, it doesn't seem like a bad deal
really? Those who publish their own newsletters and e-zines are also
welcomed to take advantage of this link swap and will receive added
bonuses such as a free URL submission to 1000+ search engines worldwide.
If you are interested in this effective and free link exchange then please
email me here:
We are also particularly looking for input from those in the arts other than
photography to get involved with our zine so we can broaden our horizons
and present you with more interesting content.
Meanwhile, we have a brand new computer here at Illuminate that helps
speed up the sending of our 9,000 emails to our subscribers every month as
well as a new mail server technology that may in time enable us to
substantially generate close to DOUBLE the amount of subscribers to this
publication! We are working hard to gain more and more online exposure
and credibility, something that takes time and resources in the new and
dynamic world of e-publishing.
Feel free to send me any feedback, ideas, links, and improvements or
forward this email to any interested friends or colleagues that you might
know, but please avoid spamming!

Until then I look forward to your emails…
Regards Illuminate Management

Photographic Books to check out on the web AT 40% OFF R.R.P.\

"1999 Photographer's Market: 2,000 Places to Sell Your Photographs (Pro
 More than 400 new markets for photographic works are listed in this fully
updated, newly formatted edition of the popular guide. Includes an expanded
Subject Index which includes markets from publications, book publishing,
paper products, and stock agencies; tips on putting together an effective
portfolio; and more. Essential marketing tool for all business-minded
professionals in photography…. Worth its weight in gold! Click here to
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"Illusion: The Art and Craft of Special Effects for Still Photographers"
by Fil Hunter, Paul Fuqua
This book is a toolbox for photographers who want to create an altered
reality by making impossible images look real or by making real images
look impossible. The techniques range from simple, inexpensive effects any
interested photographer can do to complicated effects requiring lots of
practice and special equipment. No matter how sophisticated the effect,
however, the authors give step-by-step instructions so your effects can
keep the viewer wondering too.

"PC Photography"
PC Photography starts with the basics of image processing and taking
quality photos. A special treatment is given to Kodak photo CD format that
allows anyone to put photos on
CD-ROM. The technology and process are both explained in depth. It then
moves on to examine how today's hardware and software work. Review it

"Achieving the Ultimate Image"
"Ernst Wildi... is one of the foremost authorities on the disciplines of
professional photographic technique. 'Achieving the Ultimate Image' is as
much for the seasoned professional as it is for the beginner. Review it here:

More books to check out in different areas of photography…….

Individual Photographers such as HERB RITTS, EDWARD WESTON, HELMUT
Check all of their books out here:

Digital Imaging, General Photographic Textbooks, Architectural
and camera manuals etc

Cinematography ,Collections, Catalogues & Exhibitions and Fashion
Photography etc

Commercial & Careers , Darkroom & Processing and History of Photography

Nature & Wildlife , Photo Essays, Portraits and Photojournalism etc

Reference Textbooks, Sports Photography, Travel Photography etc


Need Adobe PhotoShop, Adobe Illustrator or Premier software? Check it out

Need Macromedia Director or other Macromedia software? Try here:

Looking for graphics or desktop publishing software? Paintshop pro,
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Searchable database of photographic images within a stock library in all
areas. Need a picture fast for a publication, find it here! Photographers can
make $$$ here by selling their own photographs around the world. Great
long-term income opportunities. Accepting work now!

ICQ – Popular real-time online chat software – paging service to chat with
people all over the world. Send sounds, pics and software to your new
penpals, friends and relatives… Extremely addictive and lots of fun!

MACROMEDIA SHOCKWAVE - This is one of the coolest and most
entertaining websites on the net. Lots of competitions, cartoons, cool
games, downloads, themes and interactive multimedia!

MESSAGE MATES - A great site to visit to send friends an interactive
personal multimedia message with plenty to choose from for any number of
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A mother and baby camel are talking one day when the baby camel asks,
"Mom why have I got these huge three toed feet?"
The mother replies, "Well son, when we trek across the desert your toes
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"OK" said the son. A few minutes later the son asks, "Mom, why have I got
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Five-year-old Becky answered the door when the census taker came by. She
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Honk if you've never seen an Uzi fired from a car window
Seen on the back of a biker's vest: If you can read this, my wife fell off.
I didn't fight my way to the top of the food chain to be a vegetarian.
Heart Attacks...God's Revenge For Eating His Animal Friends
If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you
If you lived in your car, you'd be home by now
What has four legs and an arm? A happy pit bull terrier

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(Brought to you by Useless Facts Daily- )

The two most common surgeries are biopsies and cesarean sections.
Aerosmith's "Dude looks like a lady," was written about Vince Neil of
Motley Crue.
Mickey Mouse is known as "Topolino" in Italy.
Ostriches do not bury their heads in the sand.
Kermit the Frog has 11 points on his collar around his neck.
The Atlantic Ocean is saltier than the Pacific Ocean.
50% of bank robberies take place on Fridays.
The Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota is the size of 78 football
Vanilla Ice's real name is Robert Van Winkle.
The Mola Mola, or Ocean Sunfish, lays up to 5,000,000 eggs at one time.
Skepticisms is the longest typed word that alternates hands.
If you put a raisin in a glass of champagne, it will keep floating to the top
and sinking to the bottom???

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Internet Facts and Figures

It took Radio 30 years to have 50,000,000 radios in people's homes.
It took TV 15 years to have 50,000,000 TV's in people's homes.
It took the Internet 3 years to have 50,000,000 people connected to the web.

"There are between 50 million and 100 million regular internet users
"There are more than 20 million webpages in existence"
"There are seven new people on the Internet every second."
"Every fourth person on the Internet is buying something right now."
"The internet has had more users in its first 5 years, than telephone did in
its first thirty."
"This month another 18 million people will go online."
"Email already outnumbers regular mail by 10 to one."

Top 10 Internet Terms (H-Z)
     By Kate Schultz
1. HTML (Hypertext Markup Language): The programming language used to
create Web pages.
2. Hyperlink: A link on the Web connecting one server to another. The user
clicks on the prepared text or graphic image to connect to the link.
3. Internet Newsletter: Refers to on-line publications. One type of Internet
Newsletter is sent to subscribers through e-mail, while others are published
on a Web site as an electronic magazine.
4. JPG or JPEG: A common file format for photo images. An abbreviation for
Joint Photographic Experts Group.
5. Netiquette: Rules of the road. It refers to proper conduct for Internet
6. Newsgroups: Message boards on the Internet. The newsgroup is a *place*
the Internet user visits to get messages.
7. Search Engine: One of the primary ways Internet users find sites. Also
known as a *spider*, it *crawls* the web and sends pages to its index.
8. Shopping Cart: Software that acts as an on-line storefront. The shopping
cart tracks all of the items a shopper wants to purchase. A shopping cart
will let you put items back on the shelf and allow you to pay for your whole
order at once.
9. Signature File: The block of text appended to the end of each e-mail
message by your e-mail software. It is the Internet version of your business
10. URL (Uniform Resource Locator): The addressing system of the Internet.
Your personal URL is the address of your Web site.

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Visit for FREE how-to help for your Internet

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