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Matt Shalvatis
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Rendezvous - Bruce Springsteen - Song of the Day

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Cream - Sunshine Of Your Love - Song of the Day

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Quote of the Day

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Tips for Maintaining Creativity as a Photographer

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As photographers it is pretty much in our job description to produce creative and inspiring work. If your income is based around photography then you know creativity sells. However, there’s always a point in time when creativity is low—writers call it ‘writer’s block’. So how do we combat this unwelcome phenomenon? Luckily there are a [...]
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Quote of the Day

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It's a lesson to learn, thanks. 😄 😃 
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Cat Stevens - Moon Shadow - Song of the Day

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10 Powerful Features of Photoshop Photographers Need to Know

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Photoshop is an amazing tool that most photographers find themselves using on a daily basis. It has countless features, and with the new Photoshop CC, more are added with each update. As a beginner to the program, it can get a little overwhelming on where to start learning all of the complex elements. In this, video you will see 10 of the features you need to know.
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Quote of the Day

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Step-by-Step Guide to Better Sunset Photography

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Relevant: only a little while left for a discount on The Landscape Rapid Editing System Having a DSLR camera to use is the ultimate thrill for a budding photographer. Taking great sunset shots should be easy with such a great tool, right? You would think so, yet I know people who have invested in decent cameras [...]
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Los Bravos - Black Is Black - Song of the Day

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One of those (few) things I miss about New Jersey. I don't want to pretend that Bruce spoke for everybody who ever stepped foot in NJ, because he didn't. But he did speak to me on many different levels. I remember seeing him on many different venues, from big stadiums to the friendly confines of theStony Pony in Asbury. While we do get some big name musicians here in Kiev, I doubt if Bruce will ever be one of them.
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Landscape Photography – The Rule of Three P’s

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It is true that one cannot learn art or cannot induce in someone the eye for beauty. But obviously, if you have it in you, it can be honed to perfection; however small that is. As a self taught landscape photographer, who has learned everything from the hours of waiting for the perfect light to [...]
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Photography, post-processing, web development, and technology
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Fort Hood, TX - Kimpo, South Korea - New Brunswick, NJ - Piscataway, NJ - Hillsborough, NJ - Marlboro, NJ
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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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Met my wife in Kiev, Ukraine in 2004, married in 2006 and have lived here ever since! One son.
Education
  • HDR Photography
    present
  • 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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Sarah Churchwell: The wilful ignorance that has dragged the US to the brink
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Here's a monumental historical irony: a moment in the origins of the United States that every American schoolchild learns to view with pride

How Yahoo Killed Flickr and Lost the Internet
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I have a confession to make. At first, I misunderstood Occupy Wall Street. The first few times I went down to Zuccotti Park, I came away wi

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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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