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International Pillow Fight Day 2014 Photography eBook

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So, technically I’m now a published author, albeit self published. As part of a project I’ve embarked on I’ve made a photographic journal ebook and published it in the following places

Google Play Books | Kobo​ | Issuu | Scribd

Its been a very interesting project so far for a lot of different reasons. Its forced me to learn InDesign for starters, but has also made me think about narrative, graphic design, layouts and the constraints on then and how they change the feel of the content.
It’s also made me revisit processing choices made when I originally processed the photos. And also realise that I have changed the way I process photos massively, and for the better I feel. I’ve also had to learn using Lightroom’s soft proofing and proof copies.

I’ve also had to learn about self publishing ISBNs and each publishing platforms nuances. By far the easiest to publish to was Google Play Books.

An enjoyable process and now I’m in a position I can produce these quicker, but a lot of the design decisions will change from theme to theme of each eBook.

Apologies for site outage

Mikedixson.com was migrated to a new server by my web host, who normally I’d sing the praises off. Sadly this time the migration was handled badly and an old copy of data migrated leading to many recent posts and pages appearing as missing.

Service as normal seems to have been resumed now. My apologies if you were unable to get to any useful posts in the meantime.

Mike

bluetooth headphones

How to fix Mac bluetooth audio quality

Anyone who’s tried to use a decent pair of bluetooth headphones with a Mac knows that it sucks the big one. In spite of Apple’s affiliations with the music industry it sounds like listening to an FM radio that you made yourself. In fact you could do better.This simple command (below) has resolved the issue for me and now I can enjoy beautiful music from my laptop whilst I work.

sudo defaults write com.apple.BluetoothAudioAgent "Apple Bitpool Min (editable)" 40

source: http://danwarne.com/fix-bluetooth-a2dp-audio-quality-mac-os/