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Matt Shalvatis
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When The Levee Breaks - Led Zeppelin - Song of the Day

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Quote of the Day

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Iggy Pop - The Passenger - Song of the Day

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excellent tune
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Quote of the Day

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19 Things Photographers Should Not Do!

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If you search the Internet you will find a lot of information about what photographers should do. There is very little information about what photographers should not do. This is not my firs…
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+Wury Jallow life is useless and be care full
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Buffalo Springfield - For What It's Worth - Song of the Day

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8 Steps to Adding Fantasy Lighting with Photoshop

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One of my absolute favorite things to do in Photoshop is to play with lighting effects. Whether that be to make something glow, create a spotlight sort of
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Mariinsky Dreamscape

A reworking of a photo from a couple of years back.  Mariinsky Park, Kiev, using Topaz Glow, Topaz Texture Effects (2 times), and perspective correction.  Plus a spot of sun on the left side, because adding your own sunlight is the only way to get it this time of year...

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How to Take Better Landscape Photographs - 20 Tips

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Do you want to take better landscape photographs? Follow these 20 practical tips to improve your landscape photography skills. Sample photographs included.
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The Doors - Light My Fire - Song of the Day

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Quote of the Day

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Common mistakes at every shutter speed (and how to avoid them)

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Learn how to overcome the top common mistakes with shutter speed in cameras, which photographers regularly encounter when trying to achieve creative effects
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Education
  • HDR Photography
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  • Rutgers – New Brunswick, NJ
    Political Science, 1977 - 1982
  • Chubb Institute
    COBOL Programming, 1989 - 1989
  • Chubb Institute
    Java/Web Programming, 2001 - 2002
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Photography, web development, and technology is what I do!
Introduction

An American in Kiev. Photography, post-processing, web development, and technology is what I do, mostly! Enjoying life outside the mainstream.

Just a regular guy who's been fortunate enough to travel a bit, spend time in a few different countries, and see a number of interesting things and met a few interesting people! 

More about me:

Amateur photographer for many years, currently doing a lot of HDR and other types of post-processing work. Often post new work daily.

Mac owner since 1987, programmer for 15 years, knowledgable on many aspects of using (and abusing) technology.

Traveled to 30 US states, Mexico, Canada, Belize, South Korea, Egypt and Turkey. American currently living full-time in Kiev Ukraine.

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My Pages: 

Roads Less Traveled ~ For Travel, History, Photography, Adventure… and beyond! ~ Roads Less Traveled

Kiev, Ukraine ~ Modern City, Ancient History ~ Kiev, Ukraine

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  • History 
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  • Rutgers Grads
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Bragging rights
Met my wife in Kiev, Ukraine in 2004, married in 2006 and have lived here ever since! One son.
Work
Occupation
Photography, post-processing, web development, and technology
Employment
  • MattCreate.com
    Owner, Designer, Photographer, Director, present
  • State of NJ
    Programmer
  • AT&T
    Programmer
  • Merrill Lynch
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Kiev, Ukraine
Previously
Fort Hood, TX - Kimpo, South Korea - New Brunswick, NJ - Piscataway, NJ - Hillsborough, NJ - Marlboro, NJ
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Sarah Churchwell: The wilful ignorance that has dragged the US to the brink
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How Yahoo Killed Flickr and Lost the Internet
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Photographer Store Reviews | Where to Sell Photos Online
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Putting the Brakes on Web-Surfing Speeds
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A software program called Glasnost has detected so-called throttling in every part of the world.

Going Up! House Lifted 10,000ft in the Air by 300 Cluster Balloons
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