A Word on Comic Book Pricing

Written by Dave Gieber


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The next step in your pricing exercise is to then go throughrepparttar myriad of pages to find your particular issues. Along with your now determined physical and grade conditions, you can find your issue's current assumed value.

This guide also has tips on collecting, preserving and storing your comic books. And it definesrepparttar 134978 various ages (Golden Age, Silver Age, etc.) that comic book history has moved through.

I guess if I had to mention a drawback to this guide, it would berepparttar 134979 fact that there is soo much information to go through, it could take you quit a while to devourrepparttar 134980 whole book. Once you get well acquainted and comfortable withrepparttar 134981 guide though, you could consider yourself an expert in your own right and help your friends out with their collecting and pricing questions.

I do believe this guide to be an invaluable and inexpensive resource to have and I don't think you will be disappointed with it. You can visit Heritage Comics at http://www.comic-book-collection-made-easy.com/CBPG to learn more aboutrepparttar 134982 guide. While you are there, you may want to surf around Heritage's site. There are some very interesting subjects there. If you have never seen Heritage Comics' site before and you really enjoy it, just remember where you heard about it at (ha, ha). Of course if you would rather have a hard copy ofrepparttar 134983 Overstreet Guide, I an sure your local comic book store would have a copy and I hope this little review has helped you with your pricing questions.

Dave Gieber, a former rocket engineer, has decided to take up residency on the Internet. He is the owner and editor of several websites, one of which was built around one of his childhood passions; www.comic-book-collection-made-easy.com . You can visit here to keep up to date on the world of comic books and comic book collecting. Feel free to sign up for my comic book ezine at www.comic-book-collection-made-easy.com/comic-book-ezine.html


10 Tips for Great Flower Photography

Written by Ken Henderson


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5. Control your depth of field. If you are photographing a single flower with a busy background then use a wide aperture to selectively focus onrepparttar flower and blur outrepparttar 134935 background. Conversely, if you are photographing a field of flowersrepparttar 134936 use a smaller aperture setting to bring most, if not allrepparttar 134937 flowers into focus. If your camera has a depth of field preview then this isrepparttar 134938 time to use it.

6. Look forrepparttar 134939 unusual. Some examples would be snow or ice on a flower, A flower growing out of concrete or even a dead flower that has an interesting look.

7. Donít put your camera away just because itís cloudy or looks like a storm is coming. Colors really pop at this time and you can get some amazing photographs in these conditions. I have even photographed in rainy and foggy weather with great results. Be sure to use a tripod and keep your gear dry.

8. On a bluebird sunny day, softenrepparttar 134940 harsh contrasty light by placing a diffusion screen betweenrepparttar 134941 flower you are photographing andrepparttar 134942 sun. You can purchase a portable diffusion screen or use something you have on hand. You can completely blockrepparttar 134943 sun and put your flower in shade, then redirect some light back onrepparttar 134944 flower with a reflector. This reflector can be a commercially made reflector or just something reflective like a white T-shirt or a piece of foam core. Another photographic technique would be to use fill flash. If your camera has an automatic fill flash function then give it a try. Experiment withrepparttar 134945 lighting ratio if your camera will let you changerepparttar 134946 flash output. I find reflectors to be a better option then fill flash most ofrepparttar 134947 time.

9. Photograph your flowers from different angles. Shoot straight down, fromrepparttar 134948 side, fromrepparttar 134949 underneath, just change it up a little.

10. Have fun with it. Donít be afraid to experiment and try different things. Once you think you haverepparttar 134950 photograph inrepparttar 134951 bag, get wacky with it!



Ken is a long time photo enthusiast who decided to publish a web site www.explore-photography.com after many of his favorite photography magazines stopped or reduced thier articles on photography techniques and started focusing on product reviews.


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