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Making a Video to Advertise

I found a great new way to advertise. Because my computer got a virus I had to reinstall the operating system ( OS ). Since then I have had to add my programs so I have been trying some new things. One of them is Picasa3 and I am enjoying the ease it provides in working with photos. I just tried making a movie and since one of the options after making one was upload to YouTube I figured I would try and I am really pleased with what I ended up with.

This is my first video …..

I am a creative sort so I guess it comes easier to me than most but there are so many talented and motivated people out there it is amazing what can be done. I believe that anyone with the will to do this sort of stuff can and with some practice they will be amazed with what is available and the final outcome.

The best way to go about this is to keep it simple. Don’t try to overdo it on your first try. If you are anything like me you will not be able to sleep until you have it up and going so keeping it simple will get you acquainted with the programs making it easier the next time you try it.

I have had one problem with Picasa and that is doing a direct download to YouTube but you can upload your work directly from a saved spot on your computer.

Ebay is At it Again

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I can just imagine the meeting at eBay. Ok people who wants a bonus? How can we get a few more pennies out of each item sold this week? Whoever comes up with the best idea by the end of the month gets a bonus and dibs on next months “Wring the Sellers Dry” contest. I am still going to sell on eBay but what I wouldn’t give for the good old days. I never thought I would be using a term like that in regards to the internet :)

Searching for Templates

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I am searching for a place to get some templates to try on this blog. I guess I am a bit too involved in how things look to spend much time on writing. Before I had the ability to do all the visual works, before the internet, I was an avid writer. I guess the internet has finally given me the ability to choose what I really prefer.

Making the Art Your Friend

I have been working on selling photographs for so many years that they have become my dearest friend. The more time you spend searching and scanning old black and white photographs the more you see and learn. It has become a daily learning experience in both recognizing the general decade of a photo and picking out the subject matter that make a photo more desirable.

It seems like everyone, not just the die hard collector love photos with cats and or dogs in them. Most any animal is looked for. Cars are also something that is desirable. After six years of appraising thousand of different photos with cars in them I am still not very good when it comes to giving the correct model and or make. If there is a license plate I can make out, the year is usually a given :)

I was thinking that I could do some self teaching on this topic and use this forum to share the information and perhaps get some information from anyone who comes by or wants to study these fantastic machines with me.

I am pretty good with dogs – I have a book and the internet at my fingers to research them and have been doing that for years. Again the automobile just passed me by. The fact that my brothers were always in the garage as we grew is of little help. I have a large group of photos taken at a car show here in Pottsville Pa a long time ago and I figured I would start with those. I will be scanning many of them to put at auction on ebay anyway so this can be a two part experiment for me. And learning is always my favorite past time.

If this works out I will try to do something similar with the dogs. I don’t know how the blog works. Is it best to keep this one going or should I make a separate blog for this.
Thinking about it and I guess that 2 blogs would make it easier for anyone who might be interest in the subject matter. Not to mention I confuse easily.