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Digital Photography 101: Sharpen your focus


Digital Photography 101: Sharpen your focus

Tips for making your photographs as sharp as possible

by Katherine Gray on March 26, 2011

from http://www.tecca.com/column/how-to-focus-digital-photography-101/

Filed under: Cameras/Camcorders

Digital Photography 101: Sharpen your focusIt’s one of the most disappointing moments in a photographer’s life: You get home from an event, vacation, or simply a day out shooting pictures, excited to take a look at your pictures on your computer screen or print them out… And photos that are otherwise perfectly composed, lit, and shot are blurry. The horror!

Sometimes it’s good to have parts of your image out of focus, as when you’re intentionally creating bokeh, but generally speaking, blur is bad. Unintentional blur can be caused by the motion of your subject, the motion of the camera as you’re holding it, or incorrect focus. There are several things you can do to combat unintentional blur and keep your photographs tack-sharp and beautiful!

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Use a tripod

Sometimes it’s just not practical to carry a tripod around with you, but this important piece of equipment is your best defense against blur caused by camera shake. I recall being told as a photography student that no human being can hold a camera steady at shutter speeds slower than 1/60th of a second. I’ve found personally that if you havevery steady hands, you might be able to get away with speeds as slow as 1/30th of a second.

Even if you’re able to hold as still as a statue, it’s still a good idea to use a tripod if you can, especially if you’re using a large, heavy lens. Tripods let you use very slow shutter speeds, which are essential for low-light situations.

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If you can’t use a tripod, be sure to practice good photography form. Hold the camera in both hands, keep your elbows in close to your sides, and if possible, brace yourself against a wall or other immobile object. Keep your feet planted wide and your stance as solid as possible. If you’re using a camera with an LCD screen, you might be tempted to hold it away from your body, but try to resist that temptation. Your arms probably aren’t as steady as you think they are!

Shutter speed, aperture, and ISO
Understanding shutter speed, aperture, and ISO are key to getting sharp photographs.

As we mentioned earlier, shutter speed has a large impact on whether your pictures will be in focus or horribly blurred. Sometimes a slow shutter speed is very useful for creating intentional blur, as when shooting pictures of water, but generally you should be sure to use a shutter speed that’s fast enough to capture the action you’re photographing. To freeze the action in a horse race, for example, you’ll need to use a much faster shutter speed than if your subject is a solid, immobile building. Also remember that the longer and heavier your lens, the faster the shutter speed you’ll need to use to compensate.

Aperture, on the other hand, has a direct effect on the depth of field, or the area of your image that is in focus. A smaller aperture (which means a higher number, such as f/20) means a larger depth of field, and a larger aperture (a smaller number such as f/4) will give you a smaller depth of field. The latter case means you have to be much more careful to make sure that the area you want to be in focus is, in fact, in focus. For example, if you want your child’s adorable face to be in focus but the background behind her to be softly blurred, you’ll want to use a larger aperture and be sure you set your focus carefully.

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ISO controls the sensitivity of your camera’s sensor and is all about trade-offs. Using a higher ISO will allow you to use a faster shutter speed in low-light conditions but will result in more “noise,” which is the graininess you see when you zoom in. For the sharpest pictures, you should try to keep the ISO settings as low as possible, but if you’re shooting somewhere like a concert or an indoor birthday party, using a higher ISO might give you the sensitivity you need to take good pictures without a flash.

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Usually your camera’s auto-focus function works perfectly well. There are some situations, though, when either you want more control than it can reasonably provide, or the situation just makes it difficult for the camera to decide what to focus on.

Macro photography is one area in which you’ll definitely want to be able to choose exactly what part of the frame is in focus. Another is when you’re shooting through glass or some obstruction like a wire fence or window screen. In that situation, your camera will likely try to focus on the obstruction rather than the subject behind it, and you’ll probably have much better luck if you focus manually. This is very common at zoos, where of course it’s not practical (or legal!) to take your pictures from the other side of the fence. I once lost half a day’s worth of photographs at a big cat rescue park before it finally occurred to me that even though the camera wanted to focus on the fence between me and those big kitties, I didn’t have to let it do so!

Learning how to properly control focus is one of the most important tactics in a photographer’s arsenal. Once you’ve mastered these techniques, you’ll see a marked improvement in your pictures!

[Image credits: K. GrayMike Baird]

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It’s safe to say that Liu Bolin is a modern-day magician. In 2007, his advanced camouflage art exploded onto the art scene as we were all left speechless, scratching our heads at how body paint could seamlessly blend a person into their background. With a team of two assistants, Bolin paints onto his clothes and then spends hours positioning himself in front of backdrops until he’s virtually invisible.

It’s interesting to note that Bolin started painting himself after he lost everything. When the Chinese government shut down his place of employment, the Suojia Village Art Campus, it was at that moment that he decided to head down his own path. “My resistance to the force of governments made me experience the life of people with no social status, no job, no family, no income and this was the emotional reason I began my series of works,” he says. “In my work, the artist is hiding to restore his strength and to protect himself. I want my viewers to experience China as I know it, where the concept of artists as human beings was once neglected.”

If you want to see his work up close, Bolin will open a new solo exhibition at the Eli Klein Fine Art Gallery on June 29th.

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Photography: La Ville-Lumière


Photography: La Ville-Lumière

25 March 2011

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Today a fresh collection with beautiful photos made by Gokhun Guneyhan. La Ville-Lumière is a set with beautiful photos of one beautiful city. I am sure everyone knows which city we’re talking about after seeing some photos.

 

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30 Engaging Documentary Photos




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Documentary photography is when a photographer attempts to produce truthful, objective, and usually candid photography of a particular subject. We’ve compiled a selection of of 30 photos that greatly exemplifies that definition.

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A Glimpse of My World by Dennis Bautista

Martha, she ever wants a baby by Groucho

Life in the trash by Jose Ferreira

Reborn by Mehdi Eskandari

3 Look by Zemberek

Fragile Beginning by Wings Photography

She’s gone by Mirjam Delrue

Coexistence by Doron Nissim

Life on the countryside by Oochappan

The Arresting of a Smile by Catalin Parau

Cinema by Denis Buchel

Alone on a dance floor by Nikola Smernic

By Off To War by Steve Hill

Veggy by Tom Hoops

F*** You by Dian Agung Nugroho

The intruder by Laurence Garçon

Friends by Hippolyte

Waiting by Peter Holmström

The man and the bird by Jean-Paul Boulinguet

Futbolin by Manuel Vilches

Close Encounter of The Third Kind. by Al Sheihk

The imaginary groom by Matteo Mignani

Runaway Girls by Gunnisal

Ballet on Canal by Steve Hill

One Day in Victoria Park by FRS Photography

Private Conversation by Richard Ford

Urban Love by Aart de Boer

Kiae by Marcel Rebro

Dark Future by Dennis Bautista

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Captured: Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, One Week Later


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Captured: Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, One Week Later

Posted Mar 18, 2011

Sirens wailed Friday along a devastated coastline to mark exactly one week since an earthquake and tsunami triggered a nuclear emergency, and the government acknowledged it was slow to respond to the disasters that the prime minister called a “great test for the Japanese people.”

Last week’s 9.0 quake and tsunami has left more than 6,900 dead – exceeding the 1995 earthquake in Kobe, Japan, that killed more than 6,400. Most officials, however, put estimates of the dead from last week’s disasters at more than 10,000. (AP)

 

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Yoshikatsu Hiratsuka weeps next to where his mother’s body remains buried under rubble in Onagawacho, Miyagi Prefecture, on Thursday morning, March 17, 2011. (Yomiuri Shimbun/MCT)

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Japanese vehicles pass through the ruins of the leveled city of Minamisanriku, in northeastern Japan, Tuesday March 15, 2011. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

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Japanese military walk by a body lying in the rubble of a village destroyed by the devastating earthquake and tsunami on March 15, 2011 in Rikuzentakata, Miyagi province, Japan. Thousands have been killed after the 8.9 earthquake struck the northeast coast of the Japan 4 days ago. Presently the country is struggling to contain a potential nuclear meltdown after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant was seriously damaged from the earthquake. (Photo by Paula Bronstein /Getty Images)

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Japanese rescue workers carry a body past destroyed buildings on March 17, 2011 in Minamisanriku, Japan. Thousands have been killed as a result of the 9.0 earthquake and consequent tsunami that struck the northeast coast of Japan six days ago. A potential humanitarian crisis looms as nearly half a million people who have been displaced by the disaster continue to suffer a shortage of food and fuel as freezing weather conditions set in. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

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Rescue workers cover a body from the rubble of a village destroyed by the devastating earthquake, fires and tsunami March 16, 2011 in Kesennuma, Miyagi province, Japan. Thousands have been killed after the 8.9 earthquake struck the northeast coast of the Japan 5 days ago. Presently the country is struggling to contain a potential nuclear meltdown after the nuclear plant was seriously damaged from the quake and Japan’s Emperor Akihito is said to be ”deeply worried” about the aftermath and consequences from the earthquake affecting his country. (Photo by Paula Bronstein /Getty Images)

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Destroyed vehicles lie near the rubble after the earthquake and tsunami devastated the area on March 16, 2011 in Minamisanriku, Japan. The 9.0 magnitude strong earthquake struck offshore on March 11 at 2:46pm local time, triggering a tsunami wave of up to ten metres which engulfed large parts of north-eastern Japan. The death toll continues to rise and could well reach 10,000 in a tragedy not seen since World War II in Japan. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

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Momoko Onodera prays as she talks about her husband who died in the tsunami at an evacuation center on March 18, 2011 in Kesennuma, Japan. Thousands have been killed as a result of the 9.0 earthquake and consequent tsunami that struck the northeast coast of Japan six days ago. A potential humanitarian crisis looms as nearly half a million people who have been displaced by the disaster continue to suffer a shortage of food and fuel as freezing weather conditions set in. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

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Toyoki Sugawara looks out from his destroyed liquor shop where he is collecting any items he can salvage on March 18, 2011 in Kesennuma, Japan. Thousands have been killed as a result of the 9.0 earthquake and consequent tsunami that struck the northeast coast of Japan six days ago. A potential humanitarian crisis looms as nearly half a million people who have been displaced by the disaster continue to suffer a shortage of food and fuel as freezing weather conditions set in. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

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A Japanese girl reacts while standing amongst the rubble where her home had been, while visiting it for the first time on March 18, 2011 in Kesennuma, Japan. There are at least 16,00 are dead and thousands missing after the 8.9 earthquake struck the northeast coast of the Japan one week ago. Presently the country is struggling to contain a potential nuclear meltdown after the nuclear plant was seriously damaged from the quake. (Photo by Paula Bronstein /Getty Images)

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Children play around in an evacuation center on March 17, 2011 in Kensennuma, Japan. Residents were allowed back to their homes today and began the massive cleanup operation caused by a 9.0 magnitude strong earthquake that struck on March 11 off the coast of north-eastern Japan. The quake triggered a tsunami wave of up to 10 meters which engulfed large parts of north-eastern Japan. The death toll has risen past 5000 with at least 8600 people still missing. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

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Military personnel load a body onto a truck on March 18, 2011 in Ishinomaki, Japan. Residents have started returning to their homes to began the massive cleanup operation caused by a 9.0 magnitude strong earthquake that struck on March 11 off the coast of north-eastern Japan. The quake triggered a tsunami wave of up to 10 meters which engulfed large parts of north-eastern Japan. Japan has raised the nuclear alert level as the world watches the crisis unfold at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station, damaged during the earthquake. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

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Headlights of vehicles stream along a landscape destroyed in Friday’s earthquake and tsunami in Minamisanriku town, Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan, March 17, 2011. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

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A person framed by the window in a building walks past a large vessel standing amongst debris after being washed ashore by the tsunami in Kesennuma, Japan, Friday, March 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

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Katsuo Maiya, 73, cries in front of the rubble where his sister-in-law’s house stood in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, northern Japan, Thursday, March 17, 2011. Maiya’s sister-in-law and her husband were killed in Friday’s earthquake and tsunami. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)

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People walk to a center to scan residents, who have been within 20 kilometers of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant damaged by Friday’s earthquake, in the rain Tuesday, March 15, 2011, in Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

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Evacuees are screened for radiation exposure at a testing center Tuesday, March 15, 2011, in Koriyama city, Fukushima prefecture, Japan, after a nuclear power plant on the coast of the prefecture was damaged by Friday’s earthquake. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

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A woman is scanned for radiation exposure at a temporary scanning center for residents living close to the quake-damaged Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant Wednesday, March 16, 2011, in Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

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A man watches the television news at a evacuation center in Natori near Sendai, Miyagi prefecture, Japan, Friday, March 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

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A Japanese ambulance drives through the earthquake and tsunami-hit town of Minamisanriku, Friday, March 18, 2011. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

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A partially destroyed building is draped with fishing nets carried inland by the tsunami into the town of Minamisanriku, Friday, March 18, 2011. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

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Woman reacts after the body of her mother was found in Onagawa, northern Japan Friday, March 18, 2011, one week after a massive earthquake and tsunami. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

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A firefighter continues search under the rain at the earthquake and tsunami devastated area Tuesday night, March 15, 2011, in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, four days after the disaster. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

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Keijo Nakamura, right, and his wife Haruka react as they stand on the remains of a dead relative’s home after the house was washed away by the tsunami in Ofunato, Japan, Tuesday, March 15, 2011. Two search and rescue teams from the U.S. and a team from the U.K. with combined numbers of around 220 personnel, searched damaged areas of the town of Ofunato for trapped survivors Tuesday in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

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Japanese recovery officials search through the ruins of the leveled city of Minamisanriku, in northeastern Japan, Tuesday March 15, 2011. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

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Japanese survivors of Friday’s earthquake and tsunami walk under umbrellas through the leveled city of Minamisanriku, in northeastern Japan, Tuesday, March 15, 2011. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

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Heavy machines make the way in the rubble at the earthquake and tsunami devastated area Tuesday, March 15, 2011, in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, Japan, four days after the disaster. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

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A stopped clock hangs on a wall, left, as members of a British search and rescue team search a damaged house in the aftermath of Friday’s tsunami that struck Kamaishi, Japan, Thursday, March 17, 2011. Two search and rescue teams from the U.S. and a team from the U.K. with combined numbers of around 220 personnel are on the recovery operation Thursday to help in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

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Rescue workers search through debris in Minamisanriku, Miyagi prefecture on March 18, 2011. Japan was battling a nuclear and humanitarian crisis on as engineers worked to restore power to a stricken atomic plant, while the toll of dead and missing from the quake and tsunami topped 16,000. (MIKE CLARKE/AFP/Getty Images)

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Members of a British search and rescue team stand by a car containing the body of a man trapped inside after marking and radioing his location to have his remains removed by the Japanese emergency services on their recovery operation in the aftermath of the tsunami in Kamaishi, Japan, Thursday, March 17, 2011. Two search and rescue teams from the U.S. and a team from the U.K. with combined numbers of around 220 personnel are on the recovery operation Thursday to help in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

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Doctor Malcolm Russell, center, marks a cover placed over the body of an unidentified woman after he and other members of a British search and rescue team removed her from a destroyed house on their recovery operation in the aftermath of Friday’s tsunami in Kamaishi, Japan, Thursday, March 17, 2011. Two search and rescue teams from the U.S. and a team from the U.K. with combined numbers of around 220 personnel are on the recovery operation Thursday to help in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

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Members of a British search and rescue team rest and eat their ration packs for lunch after finishing clearing an area in the aftermath of Friday’s tsunami that struck Kamaishi, Japan, Thursday, March 17, 2011. Two search and rescue teams from the U.S. and a team from the U.K. with combined numbers of around 220 personnel are on the recovery operation Thursday to help in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

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Snow covers an earthquake-triggered tsunami hit area in Minamisanriku town, Miyagi Prefecture, northern Japan, Thursday, March 17, 2011. (AP Photo/The Yomiuri Shimbun, Kenji Shimizu)

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The covered body of an unidentified woman is marked with a plastic bottle painted red and placed on a pole near a road to be driven away shortly afterwards by Japanese emergency services after a British search and rescue team removed the body from a destroyed house on their recovery operation in Friday’s aftermath of the tsunami in Kamaishi, Japan, Thursday, March 17, 2011. Two search and rescue teams from the U.S. and a team from the U.K. with combined numbers of around 220 personnel are on the recovery operation Thursday to help in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

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Two elderly Japanese women and a pet dog pass by a ship that was washed into their neighborhood by the tsunami as they try to make their way to search for their destroyed home in the leveled city of Kesennuma, in northeastern Japan, Thursday March 17, 2011. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

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Yoshie Murakami cries as she holds a hand of her dead mother in the rubble near the spot where her home used to be Wednesday, March 16, 2011 in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture. Murakami’s 23-year-old daughter is still missing, Kyodo said. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

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A youngster rests in a school gymnasium being used as a center for people to stay at whose homes were damaged by the tsunami in Ofunato, Japan, Wednesday, March 16, 2011. Two search and rescue teams from the U.S. and a team from the U.K. with combined numbers of around 220 personnel searched the town for survivors Wednesday to help in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

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Members of a British search and rescue team climb over debris from the tsunami whilst searching for trapped people as snow falls in Kamaishi, Japan, Wednesday, March 16, 2011. Two search and rescue teams from the U.S. and a team from the UK with combined numbers of around 220 personnel searched the town for survivors Wednesday to help in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

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A member of a British search and rescue team looks out from the window of a damaged house surrounded by debris from the tsunami, as snow falls in Kamaishi, Japan, Wednesday, March 16, 2011. Two search and rescue teams from the U.S. and a team from the U.K. with combined numbers of around 220 personnel searched the town for survivors Wednesday to help in the aftermath of Friday’s earthquake and tsunami. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

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Tsunami survivors’ notes seeking information about their missing relatives and friends put up on the entrance of Natori City Hall in Natori, Miyagi Prefecture, northern Japan, Wednesday, March 16, 2011 five days after the disaster. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

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In this photo released by China’s Xinhua News Agency, firefighters try to put out a fire from the debris of houses in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, hit by Friday’s earthquake and tsunami on Tuesday, March 15, 2011. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Ren Zhenglai)

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A boy waits in a line in front of a gas station in Kamaishi, northern Japan Monday, March 14, 2011 following Friday’s massive earthquake and tsunami. (AP Photo/Asahi Shimbun, Naoko Kawamura)

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Sufferers read newspapers in Otsuchi, northern Japan Wednesday, March 16, 2011 after Friday’s massive earthquake and tsunami. (AP Photo/Yomiuri Shimbun, Yoichi Hayashi )

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Woman walks through debris as she looks for household belongings in Rikuzentakata, northern Japan Wednesday, March 16, 2011 after Friday’s massive earthquake and tsunami. (AP Photo/Yomiuri Shimbun)

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Leveled town is seen in Onagawa, Miyagi, northern Japan Wednesday, March 16, 2011 after Friday’s massive earthquake and tsunami. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

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Evacuees from radiation leaking from the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant take a rest at a shelter in Fukushima, northern Japan, Tuesday, March 15, 2011, after Friday’s powerful earthquake and tsunami. (AP Photo/The Yomiuri Shimbun, Shuhei Yokoyama)

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Members of a British search and rescue team search a smoldering industrial facility damaged by Friday’s earthquake and tsunami in Ofunato, Japan, Tuesday, March 15, 2011. Two search and rescue teams from the U.S. and a team from the U.K. with combined numbers of around 220 personnel, searched damaged areas of the town of Ofunato for trapped survivors Tuesday in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

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Tsunami survivors cook and eat in front of their damaged house Tuesday, March 15, 2011 in Ishinomaki in Miyagi Prefecture (state) after the area was badly damaged by Friday’s massive earthquake and tsunami. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

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A man feeds his child a lunch at a makeshift shelter at Ofunato, Iwate Prefecture, northern Japan, Tuesday, March 15, 2011, four days after a powerful earthquake-triggered tsunami hit Japan’s east coast. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

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A baby is checked for radiation exposure level in Nihonmatsu in Fukushima prefecture (state) Tuesday, March 15, 2011 following a third explosion at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power complex Tuesday, March 15, 2011. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

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Evacuee, center, reacts after being reunited with her daughter and her brother at a shelter in Rikuzentakata, Iwate, northern Japan Monday, March 14, 2011 following Friday’s massive earthquake and the ensuing tsunami. (AP Photo/Masahiro Ogawa)

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A woman, 2nd right, who lost her mother and her three-year-old son reacts after she confirmed their bodies under the rubble of her house in Miyako, northern Japan Monday, March 14, 2011 following Friday’s massive earthquake and the ensuing tsunami. (AP Photo/Mainichi Shimbun, Daisuke Wada)

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A Japanese survivor of the earthquake and tsunami rides his bicycle through the leveled city of Minamisanriku, in northeastern Japan, Tuesday March 15, 2011. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

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In this Friday, March 18, 2011 satellite image released by DigitalGlobe, the Fukushima Dai-ichi is shown. Sirens wailed Friday along a devastated coastline to mark exactly one week since an earthquake and tsunami triggered a nuclear emergency, and the government acknowledged it was slow to respond to the disasters that the prime minister called a “great test for the Japanese people.” The admission came as Japan welcomed U.S. help in stabilizing its overheated, radiation-leaking Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear complex and raised the accident level for the crisis, putting it on a par with the 1979 Three Mile Island accident in Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/DigitalGlobe)

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Shinobu Sugimoto, 29, returns home for the first time where he recovered a basketball, a jacket, a pair of glasses, a pair of sneakers and some photos after the tsunami from last week’s earthquake destroyed the town of Rikuzentakata in the prefecture of Iwate, Japan, March 18, 2011. On Friday, Japan’s National Police Agency reported over 6,000 confirmed dead and over 10,000 still missing as nations around the world raced to stabilize the yen and as Japan’s nuclear agency raised the severity of nuclear crisis to the level of 1979’s Three Mile Island incident. (Shiho Fukada/The New York Times)

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Local residents rest in the gymnasium of an elementary school used as a shelter in Minamisanriku, Miyagi prefecture on March 18, 2011. Japan was battling a nuclear and humanitarian crisis on as engineers worked to restore power to a stricken atomic plant, while the toll of dead and missing from the quake and tsunami topped 16,000. ( TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

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Policemen check cars in Minamisanriku, Miyagi prefecture on March 18, 2011. Japan was battling a nuclear and humanitarian crisis on as engineers worked to restore power to a stricken atomic plant, while the toll of dead and missing from the quake and tsunami topped 16,000. (FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images)

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A general view shows the tsunami-damaged Rikuzentakata, in Iwate prefecture on March 18, 2011. Japan was battling a nuclear and humanitarian crisis on as engineers worked to restore power to a stricken atomic plant, while the toll of dead and missing from the quake and tsunami topped 16,000. (NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images)

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Japanese rescuers move the body of a victim of the March 11 tsunami and earthquake found in a collapsed house in the city of Rikuzentakata in Iwate prefecture on March 18, 2011. Japan battled a nuclear and humanitarian crisis on March 18 as engineers worked to restore power to a stricken atomic plant, while the toll of dead and missing from the quake and tsunami topped 16,000. (NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images)

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Rescue workers search through debris in Minamisanriku, Miyagi prefecture on March 18, 2011. Japan was battling a nuclear and humanitarian crisis on as engineers worked to restore power to a stricken atomic plant, while the toll of dead and missing from the quake and tsunami topped 16,000. (MIKE CLARKE/AFP/Getty Images)

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A boat lies in a street after being washed inshore by the recent tsunami in Hishonomaki, Miyagi prefecture on March 15, 2011. Japan’s government on March 15 urged people against panic-buying of food and supplies, as the country grapples with an earthquake and tsunami and resulting nuclear crisis. (PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

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Japanese rescuers attempt to remove the body of a victim of the March 11 tsunami and earthquake found in a car in the city of Rikuzentakata in Iwate prefecture on March 18, 2011. Japan battled a nuclear and humanitarian crisis on March 18 as engineers worked to restore power to a stricken atomic plant, while the toll of dead and missing from the quake and tsunami topped 16,000. (NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images)

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An elderly tsunami survivor who was a being treated at a hospital at the time of the tsunami now lies in a bed at shelter for earthquake victims in Kesennuma in Miyagi prefecture on March 17, 2011. The official number of dead and missing after a devastating earthquake and tsunami that flattened Japan’s northeast coast is nearing 15,000. (PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

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A member of the US Fairfax County search and rescue team walks past a body covered with a blanket in Kamaishi on March 16, 2011, five days after the devastating earthquake and ensuing tsunami on March 11. (NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

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One of several rescue teams moves through what is left of the village of Minami-Sanriku, where the tsunami wave cleared the land, Tuesday, March 15, 2011. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/MCT)

 

 

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    Furifuriraito cold cathode tube to make a professional can take a picture in 10 minutes
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    In 2009 Purototaipazu “professional-looking photos quickly LED lightsaber Your Pictures” with the introduction of examples online. This time, the same ones that feature LED instead of a cold cathode tube (CCFL) used to make. QUENTIN more, the goal is to make more short period of time. Some even look bad, you try to focus on now. It is more than the usual quick and dirty route.

    A dark room, and shake this light Sassassatsu between the camera and the subject is set to slow shutter speeds. Easy to handle pretty pictures only this electrifying

    Is a kind of cold cathode fluorescent lamp. Common fluorescent (hot cathode tubes) that can be smaller than in thin, spread with a backlight for LCD displays.

    In order to illuminate the cold cathode tube is required for high-frequency exchange, usually used for the inverter circuit. Although cold-cathode tube can be purchased separately, is certainly better to choose the product you are paired with an inverter.

    This product was produced using a set of Akizuki Denshi. Two cold cathode made of two different lengths, and try to compare the ease of use.

    Electronics Akizuki “15cm CCFL Inverter Grade + set” . 700 yen
    The contents of the bag and the cold cathode inverter board. The cable for the connection that comes with it, and it is only required to supply other
    Power as 006P (9V square battery) is used. According to data from electronic Akizuki, this inverter is to operate at 5V ~ 12V input voltage

    It is an easy tool only connects with the cold cathode inverter board batteries. However, please be careful to avoid electric shock. Terminal parts and the cold cathode tube on the substrate, V is taking hundreds of high voltage. If damage has touched, surpassing the previous inverter EL wire can imagine. The manual is “cold cathode tube is not plugged in, please do not power inverter” may note that. To connect the batteries are responsible for the correctness and safety check of the wiring.

    All you need besides a set of CCFL inverter, just several types of adhesive tape cutter. Time will be advanced to 10 minutes without hesitation. 20 minutes if you should be able to do it carefully.

    Please prepare a case and trough. Parts can be fixed if the material leaking into the camera light, you do anything (the metal is not recommended because there is a risk of electric shock.) We had to use a small box of chocolates at hand happened
    Double-sided tape to secure the strong parts. One type is useful for thick resilient. We are products of Sumitomo and love
    Want to allow the removable parts, fasteners Sumitomo side belt “one touch” with a combination of fixed and double-sided tape
    In addition to the above, you may wish to have one of ordinary adhesive tape. Arrives as light colors, please use the colorless ones (in the article dare I use the yellow tape for clarity)
    Cutter is the only tool necessary. Scissors will be okay. The work go more smoothly with some electronic tools such as soldering irons and tools for Waiasutorippa, I made this time without
    Bridged the state board and the CCFL inverter. Polarity is not so, it is safe to put an easy bridge connecting direction. It connects the red and white lines and the battery snaps (in connection with the battery removed)
    The only connection to the connector pierce the thin copper wire out of the cold cathode tube. As stated in the manual way. At this rate it would pull through and secure the wire after
    Placed in a box, we have confirmed the relative position. Cold-cathode tubes and batteries to be fixed to the side of the box to use.
    The cold cathode light goes out as much as possible, as close to the border with tape Tomemashita
    Cover the ends of the cold cathode tube is made up of soft plastic so well 付Kanakatta tapes, so as to cover also bear part of the tube
    Since the back surface of the substrate feet protruding parts, the board will float.Addressed in layered double-sided tape stuck
    Secure the battery is removable fastener to side. Lap belts are tricks and one-touch double-sided tape
    Attach them to the surface fastener is also a box, complete the detachable battery holder
    006P battery snap wires are cut to a reasonable length, covering the Strip. This is not soldered, so a little longer Strip twist wire and wire connections. Covered with a shallow cut into the cutter and tried pulling method (be careful to not cut wires.) Of course, we have please use Waiasutorippa
    It connects between the red lines. Negative things are black and white
    Round and round the twist, complete with tape around. Please do not expose the metal roll
    And snap the battery wear for the cold cathode tube lights. Due to the high voltage parts are exposed everywhere, meaning that it is dangerous to protect the tape
    I stuck the tape finished. Furifuriraito is completed. The remaining structures are a bit uneasy, but, let’s try to shoot first

    Complete with lights Let’s take a test.

    The camera shutter speed (exposure time) to prepare and can be manually set exposure. You also need a dark place with a tripod shot. In the darkroom not have to complete if after dark, you just try to turn off room lights.

    Subject 収Metara finder, set the shutter speed and aperture. S 8 / F10 to start much, we will make adjustments while viewing a photo.

    A dark room, not cut the shutter and shake, while the light so that the light shines on the subject. The angle of the light and you shake, photos will change 出来上Garu significantly. First, let’s shake it across the lens and the subject position somewhere between. Then on dark pictures, or a slower shutter speed, aperture or open a bit, the lights closer to the subject. If the opposite is too bright. Camera settings for pure so much more interesting to think how to apply the ideas of many lights.

    With a light like this, but shed light on the subject shake. This photo taken in bright light has actually done in the dark
    The first theme is strawberries. First, use cases Furifuriraito shooting. I normally take in only 1 light ceiling lighting 点Keta (“Pu” containing pictures of the characters are all right)
    Same subject, same angle, with cases Furifuriraito taken. 8 second shutter speed, aperture is F10. But some adjustment to the level of modification is not otherwise
    Swing by changing the way you can alter the nuance. Focus on light and shadow causes the surface is emphasized. Shake it change direction (up or down from either side, for example), it changes the texture
    Version of the hit from the side rather long time. Three-dimensional items were
    Cans of candy. Metallic take what is difficult
    Now take on such a feeling Furifuriraito
    I normally take a can. But it is enough …
    I feel that you are up in luxury and take Furifuriraito
    I think the iPhone is difficult to shoot one of the hardware
    Engraved logo on the side and the picture is clear and switches. Have taken about five, reached this level. Uneven, but overall still a little left, I think that beauty products can often represent
    More slow swing, and swings and is 狭Katsu, Ballmer may get into the cold cathode tube light. The photo is unsuccessful, this may be visually interesting in this

    Using another cold cathode electron Akizuki, let’s make another one. In the previous example, when light is needed to erase, remove the battery snap. So a little inconvenient because, this time install the switch. The above example because it was part of the structure is exposed to high voltage cold cathode tube and the substrate may be left with uncertainty. Here, you can rest assured that is already protected by a plastic case electronic components. Instead, 006P does not work in a single cell. Tested by connecting in series two.

    Electronics Akizuki “24cm CCFL inverter set +” . 300 yen. 16V to 24V power supply operates
    Because they are all protected by a transparent plastic, the possibility of accidental electric shock is small, there is a gap in some places, can lead to short circuit or electric shock from a wire or metal containing them are. Please handle it with care
    Panasonic’s Micro Switch Switch “AM50642C3F” is used. Directly intended to press the finger, but is easily installed in a flat shape, so cheap (£ 50), adopted
    The toggle switch is also discussed, because it requires a hole processing, 見合Wasemashita this time. As the micro switch, switch not respond to a small force, requires a strong mounting process
    24cm Furifuriraito finished grade. 2 × 30cm wooden board was implemented. And battery grip. All is fixed with adhesive tape
    It is seen from the picture side of the cold cathode tube. Given a light for photography, this side of the face plate of wood painted white may be better
    Have used this way. As for the micro switch lever comes right index finger position. Press Lights

    Made the first version of 15cm, 24cm and to compare this version is the impression that the latter is weak light because of the long light source can be greater than the natural light. Also, do not interfere with the camera’s view can be made so thin and easy to swing. As for the light to take the goods, 24cm might be a little more superior version.

    From here, the subject took a slightly larger 24cm version and provide an example.

    The road bike sprocket. But in addition to turning lights on secluded
    写Shi取Ra Akira Takashi has been uneven in texture and metallic packaging
    This success could not say to. When you take that shiny logo properly can cause glare on the LCD panel. If you shake more ideas might be better Your Pictures. Have fun exploring the best results through trial and error
    I took the iPad. Massive than expected finish

    Thanks to a very low-cost set E Akizuki, Furifuriraito will make less. Two parts and can make about 1,500 yen in total. Please enjoy my photography to make the light flow too.

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    The History of Social Networking – Infographic


    The History of Social Networking – Infographic

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    The stories of Social Media for along ago.  this creative infographic was created by OnlineSchools.org. you can also check our related social media infographic post like  Twitter infographic

    being connected to the world around us has never been more easy and accessible than it is today. but it didn’t start out that way. after internet made it possible to reach people around the world with merely a click of a button, social networking exploded into one of the biggest industries of our time.

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    30 Cool Photographs of Caves


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    Cave provide photographers some great opportunities for framing and silhouettes, as well as many other wonderful compositions. We though we would give you some weekend eye candy and get you motivated to head to the hills and start looking for those holes in the hills. We think these photographs of caves are a great selection of what can be done.

    The Lion-Elephant Rock, Alisadr Cavephoto © 2006 Hamed Sabermore info(via: Wylio)

    Smoo Cave Waterfallphoto © 2007 subfluxmore info(via: Wylio)

    Leman's Caves, Great Basin National Monumentphoto © 2009 Brianmore info(via: Wylio)

    Reed flute cavephoto © 2010 j gmore info(via: Wylio)

    Cox Cave in Cheddar Gorge on the Mendip Hills in Somerset, Englandphoto © 2010 Loganathan Parthipanmore info(via: Wylio)

    photo © 2004 Tom Kempersmore info(via: Wylio)

    Brick Arches and Columns - Tunnel Road Sand Caves and Mines, Reigatephoto © 2010 Dominic Alvesmore info(via: Wylio)

    Natural light in the cavephoto © 2008 Arkady Gundroffmore info(via: Wylio)

    Lake Wood, Uckfield - Boat House Cave, Bulrushes and Water Liliesphoto © 2010 Dominic Alvesmore info(via: Wylio)

    OUDTSHOORN :: Cango Caves : 2photo © 2010 Crystian Cruzmore info(via: Wylio)

    Giant's Cave Walkway in Bristolphoto © 2009 The Frogmore info(via: Wylio)

    goughs cave stacalitesphoto © 2010 ashminder.ubhimore info(via: Wylio)

    Lake Cave - Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park. WAphoto © 2009 Amanda Slatermore info(via: Wylio)

    Caramel-like flowstone - Temple of Baal, Jenolan Cavesphoto © 2009 Alphamore info(via: Wylio)

    Arched Ceiling and Curved Walls - Tunnel Road Sand Caves and Mines, Reigatephoto © 2010 Dominic Alvesmore info(via: Wylio)

    Cave IIphoto © 2009 Urko Dorronsoromore info(via: Wylio)

    Stalactites - Victoria Fossil Cave, Naracoorte Caves National Parkphoto © 2009 Alphamore info(via: Wylio)

    Wind Cavephoto © 2006 Michael Lemmonmore info(via: Wylio)

    Batu Caves (17)photo © 2009 Auswandern Malaysiamore info(via: Wylio)

    Ice cave Dobsinaphoto © 2002 Tom Kempersmore info(via: Wylio)

    natural bridges cavern cave stalagmites stalactites near san antonio texasphoto © 2007 Tim (Timothy) Pearcemore info(via: Wylio)

    Reed Flute Cave - Reflecting Poolphoto © 2009 Bernt Rostadmore info(via: Wylio)

    Robber's Cave Explorationphoto © 2009 OakleyOriginalsmore info(via: Wylio)

    OUDTSHOORN :: Cango Caves : 3photo © 2010 Crystian Cruzmore info(via: Wylio)

    Buchan Cavesphoto © 2006 Tamasmore info(via: Wylio)

    OUDTSHOORN :: Cango Caves : 1photo © 2010 Crystian Cruzmore info(via: Wylio)

    Looking out of the cavephoto © 2007 Deanna Keaheymore info(via: Wylio)

    Looking up at Jenolan Cavesphoto © 2009 digikamore info(via: Wylio)

    Lake Wood, Uckfield - Sandstone Boat House Cave, Lake View and Typhaphoto © 2010 Dominic Alvesmore info(via: Wylio)

    Cheddar Gorge Caves 50photo © 2009 Mark Riglermore info(via: Wylio)

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    The Truth About Alcoholism [Infographic]


    The Truth About Alcoholism [Infographic]

    Ginva /  February 27th, 2011 /  Graphics No Comments

    Description of alcoholism Via Wikipedia : alcoholism typically constitutes any condition that results in the continued consumption of alcoholic beverages, despite negative personal and social consequences

    Alcohol is the oldest and most widely used drug in the world. Millions of people consume alcohol everyday – but when do you classify a person as addicted and what can it do to you when abused?

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