|Training journals are an effective technique for keeping track of progress. At first, the work may seem time consuming. The written work requires more contemplation and visualization enhances the process. In the long run, extra effort put into "viewing your work" will be extremely rewarding.|
Training Tip -
Learning how to train dogs is a long-term process. What you know and can apply at any one time is critical to the advancement of your dogs. Dog training is somewhat like chess "it depends a great deal on how much you know. But, what you know is really everything you've learned, minus all you've forgotten.........and the forgetting process is powerful." Rolf Wetzell
Therefore, it would seem a daily record enhances “remembering” and is a wise course of action. It provides a reference with context. This “paper trail” will provide quick recollection and inhibit the “forgetting process”. You will know more because you have planned to forget less.
|The intent of
this page is to demonstrate the use of photography and editing techniques to
produce visual data. Photography can be time consuming and expensive.
However, the needs of a journal can adequately be met by using entry level
DSL equipment. I "topped out" with a Canon Rebel XTi. My only two lenses
are a Canon 28-185mm and a wide angle Tamron 14-50mm. The camera
goes everywhere in a protective, waterproof Pelican case. Don't ask me why.
These two lenses are "inexpensive" by DSL standards. However, with two excellent editing programs and consistent practice, quality photos for my Website or online "demos" are fun to manufacture.
The two programs are a very old MS Paint & Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2.
Each step is described starting with the original photo.
note: all photos are presented in thumbnail mode (a left click on
a thumbnail increases viewing size)
note: thumbnails are very much smaller files and do not "eat up"
as much memory making download access faster
note: each photo has an embedded HTML code line that when
clicked "off" returns the viewer directly back to the photo
set (Website navigation must be designed to maintain viewer