Articles from: September 2017

Photography And Its Importance

A daily newspaper in Brisbane needs an experienced newspaper photographer? or A Schools photography company based in Colchester, Essex, is seeking experienced photographer.

Looks familiar? These are of course the run of the mill ads that come in the media for the job of a photographer. Going along with the trends of the time, the creative horizons of photography is thoroughly explored and gains momentum day by day. This makes a photographer a much sought after commodity in the market. For the soaring creativeness of a photographer, sky turn out to be the frame to absorb the beauty of the world.

How to be a professional photographer?

What actually is Photography? Well, a simple definition can be freezing frames on film or capturing a precious and cherishable slice of life and putting it away for the generations to come.

Being a very resourceful and imaginative medium of expressing ones self, the art of photography has a history of over 150 years. In the past, taking photographs were the only solution to preserve the present moments for the next generation. Even now when science and technology has acquired larger dimensions, photography still reigns the unrivalled master in this realm.

Want to be a part of this highly inventive field? The unwritten rules are: You need a keen eye for aesthetic details of what is “photo-worthy”; an exhaustive awareness of different cameras and the techniques involved in taking pictures, of light, distance and perspective; a quick to respond and reflective nature; last but not the least; the nerve to take it up as a profession.

I should admit that I lack the above mentioned intuitive and in-born traits of a photographer. Needless to say the trials I have made in this area have become apologies for good photography!

Right way to photography institutes

Photography as profession is no child’s play and unfortunately many talented photographers still remain amateurs unable to overcome the hurdles on the way. The ascend is tough and tiring, and the financial returns are quite unsatisfactory for the beginners. Only those with determination and a never-say-die attitude, coupled with a real love of the medium can cling on.

For this, the career-minded photographers, students, artists and people who has an inclination to it should learn photography systematically with theory and practical sessions from a person who has mastered the art. Several institutes offer courses to meet the needs of those who intend to take photography as a part time/full time profession, as a passion or as a pastime.

Photography is such a flexible and versatile art which has branched out to specialized areas like press, sports, nature, wild life, bird photography etc. So if you are keen on any of these fields, you will be benefited as these courses lay basic foundation for all these branches of photography. Most of the courses are carefully woven with theory and practical sessions to give in-depth practical knowledge of the subject.

These courses will train your eyes and help you tame the camera.

The Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA
Icon Photography School, Vancouver, BC
Brooks Institute of Photography, Santa Barbara, CA
Harrington College of Design, Chicago
McIntosh College of Dover, New Hampshire
American InterContinental University Study, London
Photographic Society of India, Mumbai
Verve Visuals, Bangalore, India
India International Photographic Council, New Delhi, India

A look at restricted areas of photography

The police in Hull, UK, seized this guy’s film because he was taking photos of ‘sensitive material’ in a city center. A spokeswoman for the force told Amateur Photographer: ‘Camera film was seized by Humberside Police following a complaint from members of the public about photos being taken in the area of Prospect Centre, Hull.
(Taken from Boingboing: A directory of wonderful things)

You may think that how can we expect privacy in a public place! Or is not a photographer licensed to capture anything that he finds interesting?

But it is a very sensitive issue. This is a very unpredictable world. If there are no framed rules in this area, we might be unknowingly giving liberty to the untamed terrorist or illegal activities to mushroom around us. So photography is strictly banned in certain places of political or strategic importance, legendary monuments, interiors of some worship places, or even taking photographs of individuals without their permission.

The influence of photography in film industry

Photographers in television, video, and motion picture capture images that often tell a story, inform or entertain an audience, or record an event. Film and video editors edit soundtracks, film, and video for the motion picture, cable, and broadcast television industries. Some photographers do their own editing.

Photographers use professional television, video, or motion picture cameras to shoot a wide variety of material, including television series, studio programs, music videos, motion pictures, news and sporting events, documentaries, and training sessions. The resultant product is a collage made from many different shots by film and video editors. With the increase in digital technology, much of the editing work is now done on a computer. Many professional photographers and editors are employed by independent television stations; local affiliate stations of television networks; large cable and television networks; or smaller, independent film production companies.

Creation of commercial-quality movies and video programs requires technical expertise and creativity. Producing successful images requires a skill in the choice and presentation things in an interesting way, selection of appropriate equipment, an aesthetic eye and a steady hand to ensure smooth, natural movement of the camera.

Photographers/cinematographers employed in the entertainment field use motion picture cameras to film movies, television programs, and commercials. Some specialize in filming cartoons or special effects. Cinematographers are an essential part of the action, using cameras in any of several different mounts. For example, the camera can be stationary and shoot whatever passes in front of the lens, or it can be mounted on a track, with the camera operator responsible for shooting the scene from different angles or directions.

The great value of photography in magazines

The story is unfolded through their pictures. The work requires journalistic ability combined with technical skill. There are a great variety of subjects and locations and the timings may be irregular. They cover various subjects such as the life of prison inmates or drought conditions in a stare or schools at work in different places and so on.

A brief history of media

Prior to exploring the specifics of the print and digital media revolutions, we will have a look at media in general:

How do we define media? On the other hand, how do media define us? Is media a catalyst of cultural change? How do print and digital media differ?

Progressions in media technology are now becoming the calibration marks for history’s major paradigmatic shifts. At present, “Mediology, is an accepted and ever-expanding field of study.

Regis Debray, a French radical theoretician, suggests three historical ages of transmission technologies: the logosphere (the age of writing, technology, kingdom, and faith), the graphosphere (the age of print, political ideologies, nations and laws), and the newly formed videosphere (the age of multimedia broadcasting, models, individuals, and opinions).

Even though these chronological strata have not been thouroughly accepted, Debray’s work illustrate the fact that the technologies of transmission have become almost omnipotent, as media now get acclaim for shaping not only to the information we distribute and consume, but our powers of observation, our political, social and economic systems, and our general understanding of truth.

Media and its far-reaching effects have been present ever since humanity has been developed into tribes and nations and developing methods of communication.

Get Ready for Some Internet TV

One good way to ensure not missing a favorite sitcom episode or ballgame again is to start watching Internet TV. There is plenty of free live and on-demand content online that can be accessed through a PC or Mac computer with a broadband connection, which in turn can be a good alternative to Satellite and Cable television. with no monthly fees to pay.

One option to consider is Satellite TV PC technology. They are 3rd party services that put together their own Internet television packages that help deliver thousands of worldwide local, national and international channels from the Internet. They don’t deliver paid premium channels like Encore, Prism, Starz and others, but they do deliver thousands of the free-to-air channels, even some of the free ones normally seen on Satellite and Cable.

Though you won’t get access to all the shows and games, there’s still a lot of content available online to see. Watching streaming channels from the web doesn’t always provide the best picture quality but if there is some occasional blurriness, it usually stems from the same channels and sources where they originate.

Once a member of one of these software services that deliver free-to-air web content to computers, it saves the user a considerable amount time and effort – compared to doing all the work themselves, which is setting up this system manually to watch channels over the web. Instead of surfing the web to find sports, news, movies, TV shows or something else, these services already completed all the work – so there’s nothing else to do but download and install the software, then start watching.

There are other drawbacks such as some channels will come and go and don’t work anymore which may not be the service fault – they don’t own any of the content being delivered. Instead the content is owned by their respective providers who have total control.

Also, there are times when some channels might not play right then and there but will play at a later time. That’s because some channels come from different time zones and there’s nothing you can do but wait and try to play the channel at a later time.

The greatest benefit to using software is that it can be downloaded to a laptop, not just a desktop. A laptop with the application already installed will add another dimension to your existing television when having the ability to watch what you want from any location in or out of the home. Just use a broadband or wireless (WiFi) connection and this will create a Web TV companion to take on the go.

The software is actually a TV player preloaded with 1000’s of worldwide channels and radio stations, streamlined to make getting access to everything a breeze. Users can find channels by country or genre and when ready to watch something they simply point and click to start viewing a show.

This method is easy enough for anyone (all ages ) to setup under five minutes. That’s because there’s no hardware/equipment, TV card or antenna to install and no wires to connect. Just download and install the application, then point and click to channels.

The service package that comes with the software helps keep everything like-new and up-to-date. This comes with the lifetime membership when paying the small one-time fee. There’s also a money back guarantee if anything goes wrong. If that should happen, the new member can request a full refund through the payment processor where payment was sent. Don’t make the request to the software service/merchant; they don’t handle refund requests.

A Moon For The Misbegotten Tickets – The Drama Hits Broadway

The hit and acclaimed London production of A Moon For The Misbegotten has moved to New York City’s famed Broadway and is already creating a huge buzz. The play premiered at the Brooks Atkison Theater in March and officially opened on April 9th, 2007. The Broadway production holds nothing back as it throws two time Academy Award winning Hollywood actor Kevin Spacey into the lead role to portray the dramatic tale of love and redemption. Spacey fills the comedic aspects of the writing to perfection and takes the drama where it wants and needs to go.

A Moon For The Misbegotten was written in 1923 by Eugene O’Neil and is considered to be a comic drama. The storyline and writing are very emotional and focus around Josie Hogan, an Irish women who knows what she wants and demands it. Set in Connecticut on a farmland home, Josie lives with her father in a somewhat less then desirable living quarters. Josie suddenly reveals her feeling for her fathers landlord Jim who has a drinking problem which has interfered with his entire life. In deep discussion under the moon both characters confess to what they have kept secret all this time.

A Moon For The Misbegotten has a long and solid reuptation in theater. The London show was a huge hit which only played for 112 performances on it’s limited run. The show did outstanding on the West End and was the Theaters highest grossing show in it’s history. The drama has been on Broadway three other times, the original debute was in 1957 and when it returned in 1973 to become a very popular Broadway show. Considered a sequel to “Long Days Journey Into The Night,” another O’Neil play which focuses around the character of Jim Tyrone at a younger age.

A Moon For The Misbegotten tickets for the Broadway production have gone on sale and become a popular item. Premium seating is costing more then two hundred dollars per show with popular evenings costing the most. Average face value box office tickets sell for around sixty dollars. The Brooks Atkison Theater has a total seating capacity of 1044.

When trying to locate tickets for any Broadway show it is always best to plan ahead and call the box office directly. This will assure you of A Moon For Misbegotten tickets at face value with guaranteed legitimacy. If all tickets for the shows are sold out when you already have a set plan for your time in New York City the best option would be to use a ticket broker. This method will cost you a lot more money but will assure a legitimate ticket. If a popular weekend night is not important to you, catching a Monday evening show will have the best chance for a face value ticket from the theater. The other best option would be to settle for a matinee during the mid week.

Get amazing scenes behind your photo with photography backdrop

If you are a photography lover and desire to have your own photography business, then you need some accessories to start up with. First of all, you need a camera, and a photography backdrop for clicking various different photos. Every time it is not possible to shoot outside, so the pictures lack beautiful scenes. >

To make your customers happy and give them a beautiful background, one must use some special photography backdrop. There are different kinds of photography backdrops you can go with. One can go with varieties of pictures which can make your snaps look beautiful. You must try from the varieties of landscapes, portraits, painted canvas, etc to get the perfect photography backdrops.

I had my own business of photography and that is why I was searching for one nice accessory which can take my business to some different level. I was searching through the different web portals and suddenly found DinoDirect with various different lightning and studio equipment. There I got different kind of photography backdrop which suits my house perfectly. I got many of them and I was so confuse which one to go with. But finally I chose the mirror style waterproof paper photography backdrop h-5616, which is extremely marvelous.

I love the color combinations used here. The mirror shaped window is just too fantastic. There are some beautiful flowers also which increases the look of the photography backdrop. This photography backdrop was liked by many and people came especially to my studio for getting beautiful pictures of them. If you want to start your business, then you must try this beautiful painting to attract more and more customers.

With DinoDirect, you can get this beautiful picture at just US $ 33.80 which is unimaginable and truly perfect for your photo studio. You can now start up your studio at little price and grab your customers. This photography backdrop has a nonreflecting surface which makes it look even more beautiful. This is compatible with a variety of different mediums. It is just ideal for photo background, display banners, drafting and decorations.

Hannah Montana Concert Tour And The Return Of Jake Ryan

America’s morning was good indeed as Miley Cyrus treated her fans with a liver performance as Hannah Montana on Good Morning America. Hannah Montana is the popular teen rock star leading a double life on the hit Disney Channel original series of the same name. This was one leg of her Summer Concert Series in which the fourteen year old Cyrus performed for the New York crowd at Bryant Park for free. She not only brought smiles to her fans’ faces because of her performance but also because of her announcement of her upcoming 54-city tour this Fall.

Cyrus’ tour will be kicking off on October 18 in St. Louis, and will be featuring songs from her album which was released today. The new album is comprised of two discs–the first CD being Hannah Montana’s second collection of songs while the second CD being Miley Cyrus’ debut album as herself. The first Hannah Montana CD, which was released in October 2006, debuted at number one on the Billboard Top 200 chart, making it the first soundtrack to do that, and has now reached triple platinum in sales.

Country singer Billy Ray Cyrus, her father, was responsible for making “Miley” her nickname. He gave her that nickname, which was short for “smiley”, when she was a child because she was always smiling. Miley’s real name is Destiny Hope Cyrus. She continues to flash that smile in Hannah Montana, where Billy Ray plays her father. Last Sunday, the show’s double-episode featured the return of Jake Ryan (played by Cody Linley), Hannah’s boyfriend, from his four month stint in Romania, where he was filming a movie. Before he left, his scenes with Miley were filled with kisses, and so are scenes of his return. They also revealed secrets to each other, such as that Jake’s real first name is Leslie and that Miley is really Hannah Montana. Jake was able to handle her secret well, and as soon as he got used to it, they continued dating. However, being in the spotlight made Jake act obnoxious, so Miley decided to let him go. In the end, he sent her a red rose with a note apologizing for his behavior. He also admitted that he still needed to grow as a person and that he would, no doubt, keep her secret.

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall – Cultural Exchanges via Performance Arts

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall is an arts venue in Scotland that is the centre of cultural activity in Glasgow and the region that showcases everything from the classics to modern music, theater and concerts whilst embracing a variety of music genres. The theater was intended as a replacement for the one that burned down in the 1960s. Construction was started in 1980 and took ten years to complete, finally opening in 1990 when Glasgow was declared the European Union’s City of Culture that year. The opening of the concert hall marked a turning point in the fortunes of a city that had gone through a period of neglect and urban decay. The event spaces of the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall comprise the main auditorium that is its largest performance space, with the capacity to seat an audience of 3,000; the 500-seat Strathclyde Suite; and a 300 seat exhibition hall. In addition, the complex boasts the Buchanan Suite and the Clyde Foyers, the Strathclyde Bar, the VIP room, and other bars and restaurants. >

The concert hall is the home of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. It has played host and continues to do so to several orchestras of international repute, famous jazz ensembles, famous divas, opera and ballet performances, rock, pop and country music shows and comedy shows, among other intellectual and entertainment pursuits. The hall’s annual seasonal fare usually features an eclectic collection of famous artistes, trail blazers, orchestras, ensembles, choirs and groups and up-and-coming Scottish performers. One of its most memorable events is the Celtic Connections, which is billed as the world’s largest winter music festival. An 18-day extravaganza of music, talks, art exhibitions, workshops and free events held every January/February that is a celebration of the arts, with participants from all over the world.

With a range of diverse and some of the most outstanding venues in the city, the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall is well-equipped and able to handle a range of events not only of the musical kind but conferences, club nights, product launches, banquets and weddings among small and large events. Annually, the concerts hall stages 400 concerts and 1,000 other events. Its location at one of Glasgow’s busiest intersections definitely has something to do with it. Operating well known four star UK hotels in several of the country’s important cities, Millennium & Copthorne Hotels UK offers central locations, comfortable accommodation and modern amenities and facilities expected by many of its leisure and business clients. Take advantage of UK hotel specials offered by the group to enjoy a much-needed break or to celebrate a special event.

Pushpitha Wijesinghe is an experienced independent freelance writer. He specializes in providing a wide variety of content and articles related to the travel hospitality industry.

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For Performances By Internationally Famous Bands And Singers, Get To Ireland!

Between world class venues, various 2 and 3-day festivals attended by visitors from around the globe, to the local and Irish-born international talent, there is no shortage of famous bands and singers performing in Ireland. Welcomed by diverse music tastes and audiences that appreciate good music of all genres, international artists make Ireland a regular feature on tour calendars.

A thriving music scene sees big names in the music industry visiting Dublin, Belfast and other cities across Ireland to perform. The O2 and Vicar Street in Dublin have hosted Elvis Costello, Marianne Faithful, Leona Lewis and Slash of Guns n’ Roses fame, to name a few. Smaller venues feature local artists regularly – but remember that Ireland is home to some of the world’s best talent, so don’t be surprised if the local artists outshine the international stars.

One music festival that is said to rival Glastonbury for the calibre of the acts and the size of the audiences it draws is Oxegen. Oxegen takes place over 3 days at the Punchestown Racecourse, about 20 miles outside of Dublin. Visitors can camp at the festival site, or stay nearby and attend as day visitors. In 2010, Jay Z, Eminem and the Black Eyed Peas will cater for the younger, modern tastes, while Earth Wind and Fire and Echo and the Bunnymen will take care of the older crowd. The festival also features performances by Cathy Davey and other popular Irish artists.

The Dublin City Soul Festival is another must-see event, catering for a variety of music tastes, not just soul. Artists lined up for the 2010 event include The Three Tenors, Carlos Santana, Iron Maiden, Deep Purple, The Cranberries and more. Diverse music genres cater for a diverse audience making this a popular event each year. The famous bands and singers this event attracts are a testament to its success and popularity with Irish music-lovers.

The Music Show, held on the first weekend of October In Dublin each year is becoming increasingly popular with up-and-coming musicians. This event not only features live performances by the likes of Imelda May and The Coronas, it includes music workshops and talks by professionals from the music industry. Anyone interested in breaking into the music business should attend this event. Irish and international artists are featured, giving audiences the opportunity to enjoy the music while learning about the industry.

As a travel destination for music lovers, it’s hard to beat Ireland. The beautiful countryside, historic buildings and fascinating heritage of Ireland make the perfect background for international and local artists who perform regularly in Ireland. With famous bands and singers in Ireland having given rise to the likes of The Cranberries, The Corrs and of course U2, even the up-and-coming musical talent in Ireland is well worth catching between the international shows.

History Of Horror Rap And The Gathering Of The Juggalos

The last eleven festivals all steeped in the underground rap aesthetic have seen everything from riots to helicopters, with performances by artists ranging from the proudly foul horror rap roster of Psychopathic Records to past chart toppers like Vanilla Ice and Ice Cube. The annual Gathering of the Juggalos horror rap music festival has inarguably carved out a unique spot for itself among music festivals around the globe, but its been a long and crazy ride.

Aptly described by Violent J as an annually recurring Juggalo Woodstock, the festival typically features music in the broad vein of underground rap and Rock, though the micro-genre of horror rap fills most of the bill. The horror rap festivals activities span beyond music as well, as it also features wrestling, autograph signings, seminars with the artists, wet T-Shirt contests, enormous bonfires, late night parties and more events catered to fans of underground rap.

Humble Beginnings for Horror Rap Festivalgoers

In 2000, the long-discussed concept of arranging an annual get together for all Horror rap and Juggalo wrestling enthusiasts came to fruition. A modest (by todays standards) 7,000 underground rap fans attended the very first Gathering of the Juggalos, but that doesnt mean it was a calm affair by any stretch of the imagination.

After 300 Juggalos responded to Insane Clown Posses request to join them on stage, the venues management was forced to intervene, ending the night prematurely. Such raucous behavior would become commonplace for all Gathering of the Juggalos horror rap music festivals to come, like in 2002 when so many fans rushed the stage that it neared collapse.

Juggalo Horror Rap Standards

Its no secret that artists who fail to impress the collective horror rap enthusiasts and general Juggalo faithful will face repercussions that range from suffocating boos to physical harassment, but did you know this practice has its roots in 2003s lineup? Thats the year rapper non-underground rap artist Bubba Sparxxx was booed off stage in what was to be the first of many artist-Juggalo confrontations. Its said that the artist to receive the most boos every year is dubbed the Bubba Sparxxx award.

Gathering of the Juggalos Underground Rap Festival Growth

Throughout the mid 2000s, Gathering of the Juggalos and the publics penchant for Horror Rap and underground rap continued to expand, and eventually festival goers were greeted with a host of sideshows like seminars with the artists, Ms. Juggalette and wet T-shirt competitions, and wrestling schools (not to mention mud, oil, and flashlight wrestling matches hosted by Juggalo Championship Wrestling).

In that span of time, the horror rap and underground rap festival has exploded, with an estimated attendance of 20,000 at the 10th annual festival in 2009. This years festival promises to deliver good times for fans of underground rap once again.

Original artwork at Photography gallery San Diego

If you are interested in watching the artwork and would like to appreciate it then it is recommended to you that you should visit the Photography gallery San Diego. The photo galleries have gained immense popularity and many people ware using this kind of platform to showcase their talent in front of the audiences. If you look around then you will get to see many kind of arts. You will see it in the beautiful scenery of nature, in the wild life pictures, and the documentary picture collections that are use for displaying in the audiences. If you are a traditional culture lover and follower then you should visit the Photography gallery San Diego. At this art gallery you will get to enjoy some beautiful pictures, and vides of nature.

The photo galleries are the best place where you will see the photo lovers buying the artistic photography work and also the photo artist get a chance to showcase as well as sell their work. There are many artists in the world who do not get the opportunity or a good platform to present their talent in front of the people. It is very important when you want to buy the photo art work or you want to showcase your art; you have to find a renowned gallery for it.

There are numerous ways through which you can locate a famous gallery. Internet is one of reliable and convenient ways of finding the galleries. You will get a long list of galleries with the help of the internet. It is always suggested to you to do some amount of research on the gallery that you are choosing to buy artwork from. At Photography gallery San Diego you will get the opportunity to buy the unique art work and also many artists will receive the opportunity to showcase their talent. You will find some great artwork at the gallery. All the artwork that you will see in the gallery is original and authentic.

You will get to see various types of arts and photographs available in the Photography gallery San Diego. If you would like to buy the traditional artwork or you want to buy the modern one; you will offered both type of work. You have the choice of selecting the artwork as per your style and preferences. The photographs that you will choose will define your personality so it is advised to you that you should select the photographs that will match our life style. At the art gallery you will get all kind of artwork that will attract you to buy it because they all are original masterpieces.

How To Build A Professional Composer’s Site

A composer’s website functions in many ways and is the main means of communication with the outside world. A website will serve as a reference for your audience, act as your electronic agent, and store valuable media such as photographs, music excerpts, and information such as your biography for media outlets. It is your online business card and is essential to build your career in the 21st century. Following are several key elements necessary to an effective music composer’s website.

1. Make your site easy to navigate by choosing a clean-cut design which will allow visitors to learn about your music quickly and effectively.

2. Display your activity by posting dates of recent and upcoming performances of your work.

3. Keep an up-to-date catalog of your work online. This allows performers or promoters of music to see if your catalog includes something that interests them.

4. When adding biographical information to your website it is in your interest to provide both full and condensed versions. Often, programs or media outlets prefer a short biography.

5. Post no less than three music excerpts of your work for listeners to demo as easily accessible .mp3s.

6. Huge areas of musical goings-on are social networking sites, so create a profile and post some links to your work. Be a part of the scene!

7. Use professional and easy to remember contact information/email address. That means you should ditch that old guitarhero99 at hotmail.com email address you’ve had since you were thirteen and simply go with your formal name or business name.

An effective website that follows the above suggestions will increase your visibility and undoubtedly lead to extensive career opportunities. However, while you should maintain a certain level of professionalism you should not be afraid to show a little personality. It is certainly good to show your credentials but visitors will feel a stronger connection to you if you show your human side.

Good luck!

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