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Matt Shalvatis
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Lives in Kiev, Ukraine
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Vance Joy - Riptide - Song of the Day

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A LITTLE BLURB HERE ABOUT TODAY'S SONG! 

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 Quote of the Day

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Landscape Photography Elements

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There are many factors that go towards creating great landscape photography. Some of the most popular and successful landscape photos usually follow a few of the elements described in this article while ignoring a others in order to create a unique scene. Here are a few items to consider while setting up your shot. Also, [...]
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Download a Free Copy of the $60 Perfect Effects 9 by onOne Software

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Heads up: you can currently download a free copy of onOne Software's Perfect Effects 9. It's a $60 program that can be used as a Photoshop or Lightroom plu
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Quote of the Day

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Aerosmith - Livin' On The Edge - Song of the Day

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Hey, it's the weekend.  Live on the Edge a bit.

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Controlling Color, Exposure, and Blurriness in Photography

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New Order - Shellshock - Song of the Day

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Quote of the Day

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#DukeEllington #Inspirational #Success 

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David Guetta - She Wolf (Falling To Pieces) ft. Sia - Song of the Day

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Lavra Revisited

Upensky Cathedral, Kiev Pechersk Lavra, with various styles added.

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How to Choose the Correct Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO

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The previous article in this four part series about moving beyond the P Mode on your DSLR explained what your camera assumes about the quantity of light when being used in Program mode and that combinations of shutter speed and different apertures can result in the same amount of light reaching your DSLR’s sensor. This [...]
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Photography, post-processing, web development, and technology
Employment
  • MattCreate.com
    Owner, Designer, Photographer, Director, present
  • State of NJ
    Programmer
  • AT&T
    Programmer
  • Merrill Lynch
    Financial
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Kiev, Ukraine
Previously
Fort Hood, TX - Kimpo, South Korea - New Brunswick, NJ - Piscataway, NJ - Hillsborough, NJ - Marlboro, NJ
Story
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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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  • General Technology 

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  • History 
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  • East Europe 
  • Expats 
  • Quotes 
  • Music, Alternative 
  • Rutgers Grads
  • New Jersey USA


Bragging rights
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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Google+ is a place to connect with friends and family, and explore all of your interests. Share photos, send messages, and stay in touch wit

The Ancient Ghost City of Ani
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Situated on the eastern border of Turkey, across the Akhurian River from Armenia, lies the empty, crumbling site of the once-great metropoli

15 weird New Year’s traditions from around the world
matadornetwork.com

Maybe if I do all of them, 2014 will be awesome.

TAYLOR MALI: What Teachers Make
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Taylor Mali (1965-) is a an American slam poet who has been part of four winning teams at the National Poetry Slam competition. What Teacher

Crawling
www.mattcreate.com

Photo of a sculpture with the background removed, and replaced with a texture. Duplicated and flipped. My Fine Art America Store

Worst Client Comments Turned Into Posters
www.boredpanda.com

Frustrated by stupid client criticism, Irish graphic designers Mark Shanley and Paddy Treacy decided to turn their

Al Jazeera English
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Al Jazeera English, the 24-hour English-language news and current affairs channel, is headquartered in Doha, Qatar.

Google Plus Nick
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Make short url for google+ profile.

The 5 Best Toys of All Time
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Here at GeekDad we review a lot of products — books, toys, gadgets, software — and I know it's impossible for most parents to actually a...

Netgear's ReadyNAS Pro Review - A NAS RAID System Built For Photographer...
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A look at Netgear's ReadyNAS Pro 4 and 6 RAID systems and how they work for photographers by Colorado based professional photographer Colby

Sarah Churchwell: The wilful ignorance that has dragged the US to the brink
www.independent.co.uk

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
gizmodo.com

Web startups are made out of two things: people and code. The people make the code, and the code makes the people rich. Code is like a poem;

How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the OWS Protests | Politics N...
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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

9 Reasons Wired Readers Should Wear Tinfoil Hats
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There's plenty of reason to be concerned Big Brother is watching. We're paranoid not because we have grandiose notions of our self-import

Photographer Store Reviews | Where to Sell Photos Online
www.bigsunphotography.com

Sell your photography online. In depth reviews of photography hosting websites with e-commerce options.

Putting the Brakes on Web-Surfing Speeds
www.nytimes.com

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
www.environmentalgraffiti.com

National Geographic manages to fly a house just like in Pixar's UP with the help of 300 cluster balloons

Kyiv Post. Independence. Community. Trust - Business - Business Focus - ...
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KyivPost: in English На русском и украинском языках. Sign in; Register. Other city in Ukraine: Kyiv; Vinnitsa; Luts&#39;k; Dnipropetrovs&amp;#39