Got The Blues? Mute Them…

By   July 5, 2015

gtbThis gorge just above Athabasca Falls in the Canadian Rockies was one of those compositions that was very easy to recognize. A bridge had been built across the waterway and looking upriver, the wonderful composition was immediately apparent. Two things struck me: First, the irregular, upside-down “V” design of the gorge was very artistic; secondly, the colors in the scene were quite unique. The icy looking water was cyan, and this was juxtaposed against the cold, gray granite walls of the gorge.

When composing a photograph, the precise position of the camera can be critical. I studied the gorge through the viewfinder on my Mamiya RZ67 II as I moved from right to left. Even a foot or two made a difference in the shape of the “V.”

A Nightmare Brewing: Advice To Snorers

By   June 25, 2015

srerxbfAre you living with snoring? Regardless if you are the person snoring, or the one who has to sleep next them, snoring can be a nightmare. Unfortunately it is fairly common. In the United States alone, close to 50% of people snore. Not only can this be horribly annoying, it’s incredibly dangerous. Before I talk about the dangers of snoring, I would first like to mention a problem that typically goes unmentioned when it comes to snoring, the effects that snoring can have on your sex life. Snoring, albeit done without the snorer choosing to snore, can still create tension within a relationship. Frankly, I believe that snoring has a cascade effect on a person’s life. It begins with a lack of sleep, this in turn affects all …

Get Enough Sleep And Prevent Anxiety In Your Life

By   May 7, 2015

It is completely normal to be nervous or feel anxiety when you are facing some unpleasant situation that can be a bit challenging for your nerves or emotions. For example, if you are preparing yourself for an exam or a job interview, you may feel anxious. But there are people who feel anxiety all the time, even when they are not facing such situations. What can you advise these people on how to control their anxiety? When a person gets diagnosed with a anxiety or even a panic disorder, the next step is getting treatment or at least getting good information. Sometimes this treatment includes taking medicines, but sometimes a psychotherapy is enough. But there are also some habits that anxious person can incorporate in a daily …

Do It Yourself Or Bear The Cost Of Data Recovery Services

By   May 2, 2015

btcofrNot many people love the idea of taking their hard disks to be recovered by someone else. Smart people know that the business information they have is important and it could be disastrous if other people got their hands on it. Meanwhile, there are those who just do not want to incur the high costs of data recovery services. Fully assess your skills first before avoiding professional data recovery. The engineers who work in these companies have the necessary skills to work on many different types of hard disk failures. Another thing to consider are the tools that you have for repairing the broken disk. Whether it is the screwdrivers or software, you need to have it all before starting your work.

Just because you want to avoid high data recovery prices, it does not mean that your hard disk is in safe hands. You are putting the hard disk at risk by trying to repair it yourself. Every person occasionally needs help from either friends or a professional who knows exactly what to do. The prices should not cloud your judgment on the experience that you have. Some complex hard disk operations might have to be performed by someone with more experience than you possess. Always take the safe route when considering repairing a hard disk.

How To Choose Between External Hard Drive Repair Specialists?

Choosing between external hard drive repair specialists can be a little confusing as there are a lot of them today and a lot of them have no actual experience with success with external hard drive repair. To find out who is good and who is not is as simple as searching for one using Google. This process can take some time but it is worth it so you do not lose the data that you would pay a lot just to get back from your damaged hard drive. Drive repair specialists are everywhere and there are some of them that are actually very good and have a lot of experience with various hard drive problems.

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Nonetheless, you will not know that somebody is not as good as he claims to be unless of course you try their services. This is why typically the better companies Continue reading »

Attempting A NAS Recovery – Simple Or Tough?

By   April 24, 2015

atnrAttempting a NAS recovery is often what people do when they have lost their data and files. Losing these important files is very stressful, especially if it is related to work or school. That is why, regardless of the risks, some people would really try their best to do a NAS recovery. However, this is often a difficult task because it might damage the storage device further. Hence, people are advised to seek professional help when data recovery is necessary. There are a lot of companies these days that are now offering data recovery services at a certain cost. Some of them can be found online while others are located just nearby.

In order to ensure that you are getting the most reliable company for file recovery, it …

Taking The Absolute Best Shots (In The World!)

By   April 23, 2015

bsOne of my favorite techniques for capturing a person on film in a studio is to use only a single light source. This simplified approach suits me well. It is quick to set up, less intimidating to inexperienced models, and easy to accomplish in any indoor situation, at home or abroad. In addition, for those on a limited budget, it is easy to afford.

More importantly, though, with a single light I can create dramatic illumination that seems to reveal a person’s character more so than with other types of lighting.

Tungsten vs. Strobe

Any kind of single strobe or photoflood can be used for this technique. Both types of lights can be controlled to achieve the desired effect. They can be diffused, focused to a narrow beam,

Website Building Timewarp: Your Tools!

By   April 18, 2015

wbtLIKE CARS, WEB SITES NEED REGULAR maintenance to keep them running smoothly and looking their best. But you don’t need to empty your wallet or hire a Webmaster to help keep your pages in top shape. These handy tune-up tools and add-on services make polishing your site painless–and they’ll cost you next to nothing.

Clean Up Your Code Building basic Web pages doesn’t require a programming degree or special skills–WYSIWYG editors such as Microsoft FrontPage 2000 help you create and maintain Web sites easily. However, using these tools to design your site doesn’t guarantee it’ll be in top form. Browser incompatibilities, broken links, and slow-loading pages are frustrating to visitors and can occur no matter what Web editor you use.

Modern HTML editors have built-in spelling and link …

6 Tips For Summer Shooting

By   April 15, 2015

1 Go flying!

ssSummer means hot, but it’s the perfect season for an early-morning or late-afternoon hike. The temperature is most pleasant then, and by fortuitous coincidence, these are also the best times for most outdoor photography: The low-angle sunlight produces long shadows that add interest to scenic shots, and the warm illumination enhances people and wildlife portraits. It’s beautiful early and late in the day, and a wonderful time to explore the world around you with your camera, whether that world is your local neighborhood or a national park. Look for exciting lighting, grand vistas and small details, and try different lens focal lengths.

2 Make an outdoor portrait!

Direct noon sunlight is terrible for people pictures, because its harshness makes subjects squint, and its high angle

Cashing In On Your Talents

By   April 7, 2015

cioytOnce you determine what you like to shoot the most and what you’re best at, this will determine the market(s) that you target to sell your work. One advantage that you have over an established, full-time pro is that you don’t have to shoot things that don’t interest you. By specializing, you’ll probably develop your craft more than a photographer who generalizes, and you’ll enjoy doing it.

In the process, it’s important to develop your own personal style. While you’re learning, or doing photography for your own enjoyment, it’s fine to imitate someone whose work you admire. However, when you want to sell your photography, it’s time to strike out on your own. Besides, if a photo buyer prefers your mentor’s style, they’ll probably call that photographer –

Rockin’ With Roxen

By   April 3, 2015

pwsFeaturing a powerful web server and a flexible Web publishing component, Idonex AB’s Roxen Platform is a comprehensive and highly extensible suite of tools for building and maintaining a busy Web site.

Roxen Platform 1.3 Release 2 is one of the most complete Web server packages we tested. A former Best of Comdex winner, Roxen Platform earned an Analyst’s Choice designation with its latest release.

The Roxen Challenger Web server has many of the strengths of the popular freeware Apache Web server, such as modular extensibility and wide platform support, but is much more easily managed and configured through its excellent browser-based interface.

These capabilities, coupled with a solid publishing component, an excellent feature for building searchable site indexes and thorough administration capabilities, make Roxen Platform an excellent