Mash Up #19: Topics in Freelance, SEO Photography, Photoshop Resources, WordPress, and Inspirational Art

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Its been about a month since our last Mash up, but I have been collection some create articles since the last one was published. This week’s Mash Up has 10 great articles with a few bonus articles that in topics of freelance, SEO, photography, photoshop resources, WordPress, and two great inspirational articles that are about nature and sky photography.

Freelance

49 (more) Motivational quotes to kick yourself in the ass
“Previously, we covered 49 motivational quotes to kick yourself in the ass and today we’re giving you 49 more. Why 49 and not 50? Well, I think you’ve got one that you could leave in the comments section in order to help keep the inspiration going.”

9 Reasons for Freelance Designers to Blog
“In this article we’ll take a look at 9 reasons for freelancers to blog. Not all of them will apply to you, but hopefully a few of them would serve you well. Depending on what you want to get out of your blogging efforts there could be a number of different approaches that you take.”

SEO

Learning From My SEO Mistakes
“Today I want to go over some areas of an SEO audit I had done by some SEO Pro’s David Sinick &Tom Lambert from WordPress SEO Blueprint

Photography

MY PHOTOGRAPHY WORKFLOW 2011
“I process *alot* of images. I’m trying to publish 1,000,000 photos online before I die — because of this it is imperative that I am as efficient as I can possibly be with the time that I spend processing images. I’m sure I could do some things better/faster, but I’m pretty comfortable with my system right now which is as follows:”

Photo Color Correction for the Amateur Photographer</A< p>>
“I recently updated my avatars and social profiles with some new photos of the 2011 Chris Spooner. I’m by no means a pro photographer, but the photos came out pretty well if I do say so myself! The key was all in the post processing and colour correction. Follow this step by step walkthrough of my editing process to see how I transformed my basic photos into bright and crisp profile shots.”

Photoshop Resources

40 Fresh Free Photoshop Action For Image Enhancement
“Photoshop Actions are a feature of Photoshop that allow you to automate tasks. So you can record your steps as you work as an action and then play them back to make repetitive tasks simpler to perform. You can also find actions on the web that others have created and download them to use yourself. Here are the collections of free Photoshop action sets that enhance the colors of your images.”

30 BRILLIANT PHOTOSHOP PHOTO EFFECTS TUTORIALS
“Designers love all of those Photoshop tutorials that can help them to learn more and more everyday and give them direction to design more beautiful and attractive creative works. And the demand for Photo Effects tutorials are too much in these days. Today, we are going to list down 30 Brilliant Photoshop Photo Effects Tutorials. We hope this collection will help you lot.”

WordPress

43 Blogger Tips – What you should do after installing WordPress
After installing WordPress these are the best blogger tips I can share. I am assuming as you have installed WordPress you have already carried out your keyword research, so this blog post doesn’t cover the crucial stage of keyword research

If you want more visitors, more natural traffic, a more ‘sticky’ (i.e. visitors stay longer) site and quickly indexed by Google, then check out this useful list.’

Inspiration

60 Nature Background Wallpaper Showcase
“In this article we are showcasing 60 Nature Background Wallpaper from different photographers who share their work for us to enjoy. They are ones whom we should thank for these magnificent shots of the things around us. These photographs are all high resolution which can be used for any purpose aside from being a background. We hope that you will enjoy this showcase. If you have anything in mind, or if there is anything you want to add, don’t hesitate to write a comment below. Sharing this to your friends is of course highly recommended.”

Showcase of Skyline Photography
“Skylines and cityscapes are a common subject for photographs, and they are even frequently mimicked in web and graphic design (see Web Design Trends: Skylines and Cityscapes). Each city has it’s own unique characteristics, and in this post we’ll showcase 30 photographs of various skylines. This showcase includes HDR photos, night photos, water reflection photos, and more.”

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About James

James spends most of his free time using social media and loves to teach others about design, web development, CSS, SEO, and social media. He is addicted to Wordpress, social media, and technology. You can reach him on his, personal website, Do not forget to follow him on Twitter @element321

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