When I bought my first DSLR, I read the manual from cover to cover. I used to read it in bed and carry it with me whenever I was out taking photos.
It was a great way of learning to use my camera but doing this on my own left me with the wrong impressions, interpreting certain things in completely the wrong way.
These wrong impressions led to embarrassing mistakes.
I Never Used Flash
If you play around with your pop-up flash, you’ll see why I made this choice. Whenever challenged, my reasoning was ‘I don’t like flash’.
The pop-up flash produces a harsh and flattening light that falls directly onto the subject.
I had no idea the potential of the camera flash… I just needed to use an external flash, preferably off camera.
It was only when a photographer I knew and trusted convinced me to buy an external flash that a world of opportunities opened up for me and my lighting.
5 Reasons to Make a Bicycle an Essential Part of Your Life
“My two favourite things in life are libraries and bicycles. They both move people forward without wasting anything. The perfect day: riding a bike to the library.”
― Peter Golkin
Cycling is a perfect natural health booster of many highly successful people. This extremely pleasant physical activity exerts a profound influence on almost all systems of human body. First of all, it increases the supply of air to the lungs and improves the blood circulation in all organs during the ride. People who have a cycling habit have a lower risk of developing cardiovascular and other diseases. They usually have wonderful eyesight, because regular cycling is a good training for their eyes.It’ll help you save time and money
If you’re new at cycling and spend too many hours riding a bike, you should keep in mind that your excessive passion for this activity can affect your love life. Long-distance rides usually make you feel less comfortable by increasing pressure between your sit bones. If you want to deprive only benefits from your biking and avoid all possible side effects, you should never run to extremes. It’s strongly recommended to select the right bicycle saddle and spend no more than 40 minutes on a bicycle a day.
What’s the link between cycling and emotional well-being? It’s hard to explain, but biking is a unique stress reliever that helps us clear our minds of negative thoughts and improves our mood in a twinkling of an eye. It effectively redirects the focus of our attention to the process of riding a bike with a help of occasion-bound thinking.
Your decision to use a bicycle for transportation during the day will help you do everything in time and become financially prosperous. If you’re a city dweller and your town suffers from constant and massive traffic jams, then a bicycle will certainly come you in handy or even become the secret of your success. You’ll be more dynamic and have a chance to fly and feel like a bird in the sky.
You don’t need a driver’s license to ride both traditional and even electric bikes. Furthermore, you can once and for all forget about different kinds of vehicle taxes. If you feel that you don’t have passion for cars and have no opportunity to invest big bucks in an auto repair, you should buy a bicycle to make your life easier.
Responsive Web Design
Designing for a Responsive Web
Unless you’re totally new to the industry, or you’ve been living under a rock in the faraway lands of another planet, you’ll have heard about responsive design. Even if you don’t understand it fully, it’s bound to be something you’ll have come across or interacted with in some way or another.
In short, responsive web design is the art of designing websites for a multitude of screen sizes and devices, so that there is an optimal experience for every user at every possible size.
Responsive web design is at its best when it's device agnostic; where you’re not aiming to design for particular resolutions or sizes, such as for iPhone or iPad sizes only. Instead you should be aiming to design with the content and design in mind and how this content flows and adapts to the various environments it might be seen or used in. Tips and Techniques for RWD
It used to be the case that to access the internet you’d have to try through a (usually very large) computer, with the familiar sounds of the modem sounding while you connected. Now though, you can access the internet through computers, laptops, mobile phones, smartphones, tablets, televisions, games consoles - the list feels almost endless.
It’s all well and good me talking about why it’s important to educate clients and telling you stuff you might already know about responsive web design. Now for the nitty-gritty, where I get to tell you the best ways to design responsive websites.