49 awesome photography tips and time savers Fitting your photography around the demands of family life (check out our ever-popular free family portrait photography cheat sheet) and the working week is often more difficult than figuring out the technical complexities of your camera. To help you get the absolute most from your photography time, we have come up with 49 of the best photography tips and time savers that are guaranteed to get you better results, help you edit your shots with ease and simply enjoy your picture taking more. From checking your kit before you leave the house to setting up your camera on location and tips for improving your photo composition, you’ll find plenty of suggestions for saving yourself time and getting organized – thereby reducing the chance of missing out on shots – long before you even press the shutter release. And of course, no matter how much preparation and care you’ve taken when shooting, you’ll need to store, sort and edit the images you take. Before you shoot
Agile and SEMAT - Perfect Partners Ivar Jacobson, Ian Spence, and Pan-Wei Ng Today, as always, many different initiatives are under way to improve the ways in which software is developed. The most popular and prevalent of these is the agile movement. One of the newer kids on the block is the SEMAT (Software Engineering Method and Theory) initiative. Diary of a Fit Mommy: DIY Thigh Wraps For Cellulite I have been obsessed over making my own body wraps for some time now. I normally wrap my tummy to smooth and soften the skin, but lately I have been into wrapping my problem area: my thighs. I have been thigh-wrapping for around 5 months now and while they have gotten a heck of a lot softer, I have noticed a huge reduction in my cellulite-mainly due to lifting heavier weights, drinking more water, and eating the right foods. However, I see a lot of ladies spend countless dollars on these crazy "It Works!" wrap things when honestly, you can make your own at home for less than you can imagine!
Should it brie in the bin? This week, during a Westminster debate, Richard Benyon MP claimed that the average family throws aways £50 a month in food waste. The statement from the Minister for Natural Environment and Fisheries has attracted a lot of attention - whether it's Labour claiming this is "Let them eat leftovers" rhetoric, or Conservatives claiming that Government is trying to "preach to people" about their food choices. But little attention has been paid to whether the number is actually correct. Methodology The original source of the data is the Waste & Resources Action Programme, conveniently acronymed WRAP. Here's how they arrived at that all important £50 monthly food waste statistic:
Free lensing: dismount your lens for the ultimate creative effect It’s a little-known fact, but if you remove the lens from your SLR and hold it a few centimetres away from your camera you can still take a picture. The technique, known as freelensing, allows you to twist and alter the angle of the lens, which shifts and skews the plane of focus. This can create wonderful painterly effects. While the process itself is relatively straightforward, it also involves a lot of trial and error. Leverage Points: Places to Intervene in a System Solutions Classic How do we change the structure of systems to produce more of what we want and less of that which is undesirable? After years of working with corporations on their systems problems, MIT’s Jay Forrester likes to say that the average manager can define the current problem very cogently, identify the system structure that leads to the problem, and guess with great accuracy where to look for leverage points—places in the system where a small change could lead to a large shift in behavior. This idea of leverage points is not unique to systems analysis—it’s embedded in legend: the silver bullet, the miracle cure, the secret passage, the magic password, the nearly effortless way to cut through or leap over huge obstacles.
10 Yoga Poses You Should Do Every Day Fitness: Workouts By: Kim Pieper // August 17, 2016 Which of the following best describes you? Runner or cyclistGroup fitness junkieWeight lifterHope to fit in exercise a few times a week No matter where you find yourself on your fitness journey (including not being on that journey whatsoever) there is one thing we all have one thing in common: the need to stretch. How to Learn Any Language in 3 Months The Okano Isao judo textbook I used to learn Japanese grammar. Post reading time: 15 minutes. Language learning need not be complicated.
Introduction to Astrophotography By Landscape Photographer Stan Moniz Introduction to Astrophotography Have you ever wanted to take photographs of the night sky but not knowing how to get started? Stan Moniz offers a beginners’ guide to get you up and running with astrophotography
7 Books That Should Be on Every Entrepreneur's Bookshelf Posted by Guest Author on July 23, 2012 in Business Start Up Advice [ 5 Comments ] While most of the greatest lessons that you’ll learn as an entrepreneur will probably come from mistakes and challenging experiences, published works such as books, whitepapers, blog posts, and the like still provide a lot of value for business owners. Books in particular are great resources because they can offer credibility and in-depth commentaries that most online sources can’t match. Below are some of the best books that entrepreneurs can have on their bookshelves. Whether you’re looking for some motivation to continue with your venture, or wondering how the most successful entrepreneurs got to where they are now, these 7 books are definitely worth checking out.
Miracle Salve Recipe with Free Printable Labels - Primally Inspired Miracle Salve with Free Printable Labels You guys! I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to tell you about my homemade miracle salve recipe. I was just making it for Christmas presents and it dawned on me that I never told you about it. What was I thinking?! You need to know about this stuff.
What TOEFL Score Do You Need to Get into College? By Allen Grove Updated April 04, 2016. If you're a non-native English speaker and you're applying to a college in the United States, chances are you're going to need to take the the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System). BleronPhotography: How to use Lightroom to edit a Milky Way Photography? Do you like shooting milky way? Everyone wants to shoot milky way, but most of the time we end up having just a sample photography of milky way and the sky don't look like we really have photographed the milky way photography. In these days we have a very powerful software like Adobe Lightroom and after shooting just a little visibility of milky way than later we can go in Adobe Lightroom and try to make it more visible and at the end we will have a very beautiful milky way photography.