Articles from: May 2018

Create A New Photography Style Using Led Flashlights

Flashlight photography is an emerging technique being pursued by photographers. Using a flashlight in photography allows a photographer a new avenue of imagination and creativity for the photographer. When used correctly, LED flashlights can mimic natural lights and create effects not possible in photo imagining and manipulation software. LED lights allow the light source to be directly controlled by the photographer’s vision. The following are some basic equipment tips and techniques.

The Right Camera
The single-lens reflex camera, or SLR, uses a mirror to accurately reflect to the photographer the same scene that the camera does. The digital SLR, or D-SLR, has the same capabilities as the film SLR, but uses a memory card instead of film. Either type of camera is great for flashlight photography because you can adjust the shutter to a long speed, which is perfect for LED light techniques.

LED Light Tips and Techniques
It is helpful to use a lot of LED lights to get a good quality picture. LED lights tend to be on the small side, and don’t give off a whole lot of light. But don’t worry – LED lights are fairly cheap and you can get dozens of them for just a dollar or so.
LED lights are wonderful hard lighting sources, because the light of LED flashlights is extremely focused. A photographer can use the LED flashlights by placing one or more flat on the ground in order to light up the bottom of an object or some other specific focal object. If you need LED lighting going upward, stack LED lights on top of each other in tripod fashion.

Another way to use LED flashlights is to use self-adhesive Velcro to make a hook strap that wraps around the lens of your camera. Allow two extra centimeters slack for attaching some loop Velcro. Connect the loop side to the hook side with the adhesive side facing outwards. Next, attach the LED lights to the adhesive side one at a time until you cover the entire strap, and voila! You now have your very own LED lighting source for pointing LED light directly at objects, and you hardly spent a dime.

Natural Photography and LED Lights
Combining LED lights with other flashlights, natural light or camera lights can achieve interesting experimental effects. Try using a flashlight held in front of your camera flash with no direct sunlight. The combined lights can add a natural warmness to your photo, making your photo interesting and unique. Another experiment is using different white balances through different colored gels or color filters in front of white LED lights. This technique can simulate several white balances of natural light. LED lights can also be used to “paint” light across an image by using a slow shutter speed and sweeping the LED flashlight across the scene.

Using macro techniques, where the lens to subject distance is much closer than usual, LED flashlights allow the photographer to mimic and/or enhance night shots. This method can allow an aesthetic white balance in spot lighting photography sessions.

Good Wedding Photography Locations Around Philadelphia

For wedding photography, Philadelphia is probably the best city in the country. It’s urban, steeped in history and culture, filled with gardens and parks and dubbed the “city of love” for a reason. For five of the city’s best wedding photography locations, keep reading.

Longwood Gardens

It’s hard to go wrong at Longwood Gardens, the grounds are massive, but also pristine and positively stunning. With water fountains, flowers and beautiful foliage, the Gardens make for an incredible backdrop setting for your Philadelphia wedding photos.

However, before you arrive at the Longwood gates with your wedding party, photographer and lights in tow, you should know the Gardens do allow photography, but there are policies you must follow. All attendees are required to pay the $16 entrance fee, and no tripods or lights can be used at any time. You may also be required to sign a permission form saying the photos are for personal, not commercial, use.

LOVE Park

Philadelphia’s JFK Plaza is lovingly nicknamed LOVE Park thanks to the iconic LOVE statue made by Robert Indiana situated at the head of the park. It’s an urban, Center City setting with a romantic fountain and a locale that simply embodies the city.

It’s free to take photos in LOVE Park, but be prepared to compete with other wedding parties, especially if you’re shooting on a busy June Saturday. To avoid disappointment, set aside some extra photography time in case you run into another wedding.

Bartram Gardens

Bartram’s Gardens are the country’s oldest public gardens, and the setting is both romantic and idyllic. With its stone courtyard, historical buildings and beautiful garden setting – it’s a great spot for wedding photography. Philadelphia photographers should know the location well.

While Bartram’s Garden can be rented out for photos only, brides should be aware that the site is often booked for special events, including weddings. For strictly photos, it can be secured for between $200 and $250 an hour.

Art Museum Steps

As the major focus of Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park, the Philadelphia Museum of Art is massive and a true landmark of the city. For those looking for a real taste of Philadelphia in their wedding photos, this could be it.

The steps are massive and high, while the eight pillars are a stunning backdrop. You may recognize the popular photo setting from the Rocky movies as the steps that Rocky Balboa climbed during his training. Keep in mind that wedding parties require a $50 per hour permit from the Fairmount Park Commission to shoot on the location.

Rittenhouse Square

Smack dab in the middle of Center City, Rittenhouse Square is both a convenient and beautiful spot for wedding pictures. Philadelphia residents will instantly recognize the urban park’s green setting and natural beauty. The best part? You don’t need a permit to shoot.

Pregnancy Portraits – Getting Professional Maternity Photography

Over the past ten years, maternity photography has become very popular. The anticipated birth of each child into the family is being celebrated with a professional photography session to capture the time in the family’s life. When considering getting pregnancy portraits done, there are some key elements to think about, including when to have the maternity session, who should be in it, and what to wear.

The timing of the maternity session is very important. You do not want to do the session too early and not have an impressive belly, but you do not want to wait so late so that the woman is swollen in the feet and ankles and miserable. Given these parameters, 32 to 36 weeks is a good, happy medium that usually works well. Of course if the woman is having multiples, then adjust the time accordingly.

Another consideration is who will be in the photos? Obviously the pregnant woman will be in them, but who else should be in them? One approach is to include the family members that will be the most significant part of the baby’s life – which usually includes both parents and any siblings. A different approach would be to do the project as a study of just the woman and her pregnancy – which is then sometimes given as a gift to her partner as a surprise.

Where should the maternity session be done? Most maternity sessions involve showing a good deal of skin, so the woman should consider whether she would be comfortable doing that in public space like the beach or a meadow or a more edgey urban city look, or whether she would prefer the privacy of a photography studio or home session.

The desired style of the resulting images should also be carefully considered. Should they be more moody and shadowy, or light and airy, more traditional, or sexy, or fun and funky? Figuring out the style or styles of the pregnancy portraits can be done by looking on the internet for examples of other maternity photography that you like.

After having figured out the location and the styles, figuring out what to wear should be a bit easier now. For maternity sessions, the choice of what to wear includes; wearing clothes with the belly showing, doing semi-nudes with clothing, bathing suits or lingerie, doing semi-nudes with fabrics and sheers, or full nude maternity photography.

After having decided to do the session, another thing to think about is where to put the resulting prints from the session. If they are family portraits that are clothed, they may be able to hang anywhere in the house. If they are more black&white nude pregnancy portraits it may be better to hang these in the bedroom. Another great choice is to consider a fine art maternity album for the images.

After having done the professional maternity session, adding an artistic newborn photography session would be an excellent idea. Framed body parts from the maternity session including close ups of hands and bellies can be combined into a modern wall collage with close-ups of baby feet, hands and face. Creating an album from the pregnancy portraits and newborn portraits is another wonderful way to celebrate the new life in your family.

Get Busted Every Evening With Beautiful Busty Models In London

The bust has been the most distinct and priceless asset for a woman. Female celebrities such as Dolly Parton, Pamela Anderson and Katie Price have gained considerable notoriety for their oversized mammary glands. Since ancient times the female bust has been associated with arousal, attraction, sex appeal, manipulation etc. And it still stands true when women with huge busts manipulate their partners. Men are testosterone driven human being and the females can make them fall at their knees in seconds. The problem these days is that women are now using this to manipulate and distract men. You then see these same women suing their men for huge sums of alimony once they end their relations with them. Hence men now understand the importance of busty escort service agencies.

They look for agencies that provide them with busty models in London who will do everything in their power to keep them satisfied throughout the session. Unlike women who go for cosmetic surgeries many of these women have natural bust which makes them even more enticing for their clients. They cater to all the clients who are not able to satisfy themselves with their partners.

These busty escorts service agencies have women hailing from almost every nationality. Hence you get to mingle with some of the most ravishing beauties and can indulge in your wildest sexual endeavors with them. A female actress once stated in her interview, that most men talk to her breasts. And the statement could not be far from the truth. The bigger the bust the more control a woman has over her man.

Many men have fetish towards sexually dominant busty women. And banking on this fact many escort agencies now offer busty call girls in London. They will leave no stone unturned when it comes to titillating their clients and stirring up a good conversion during their sexcapade.

If you think that busty models in London are losing appeal because most women today have them, think again. These women are not just with a big bust but they are also beautiful in their facial appearance. There are times when you might have come across busty models in London where they have beautiful bust but have an unsightly facial appearance. This is not so if you hire busty escorts from reputed escort agency online. A reputed busty escort service online will provide their clients with genuine pictures of the models the clients wish to hire. This in turn improves the credibility and authenticity of an escort service and helps ensuring customer loyalty.

These women can be hired in groups or on individual basis. These busty models in London are hired especially by those who wish to celebrate their bachelor and bachelorette parties. Many times people hire busty models because they have a fetish for looking at women with big boobs and wish to satisfy their voyeuristic pleasures.

Personal Radio and Mobile Phone Combined

Sony Ericsson have announced the R300 low budget mobile phone that puts all the attention on its AM/FM radio player. To keep the mobile phone low budget it has basic features such as a 0.3 mega pixel VGA camera, Bluetooth and WAP browser. The mobile phone comes equip with a wired stereo headset that also acts as the radios antenna, as well as featuring a loud speaker on the back fascia of the phone. A neat little addition is the 3 small buttons next to the camera lens on the back of the phone, which allow you to pre programme your favourite radio stations so that you can flick between them easily whilst on the move.

A plus point to the R300 is that it is very light weight, weighing in at just 75 grams. It has 16 days standby time and 9 hours maximum talk time.

The R300 will be available in steel black and antique copper colour schemes, and should be in the shops during quarter two this year.

Sony Ericsson has also announced the R306 radio mobile phone. It looks a lot more stylish than the standard candy bar R300. The R306 is a flip phone that features dedicated radio station buttons on the front fascia, along with an up and down tuner button. There is also a display screen to tell you what station you are on and the built in Sony Ericsson TrackID technology will identify the music that you are listening too.

Again the R306 is a low budget mobile phone, it comes with a 1.3 mega pixel camera which is slightly better than the R300’s, and it also features Bluetooth, WAP browser, and speakerphone. As with the R300 stereo wired headphones are supplied with the standard phone package. It weighs in at 93 grams which again is a pretty lightweight phone.

Both phones come with a handy little device that allows you to record your favourite station onto the 5MB of internal memory.

The R306 will be available in quarter three this year and will be released in coffee black and champagne white colour schemes.

This and many other articles on and the latest was written by John Gray. John Gray’s writing can often be found at .

Romance on the Texas Wine Trail

Thanks to its growing popularity as a wine-lover’s destination, five times a year the Texas Hill Country hosts a popular event known as the Texas Wine Trail. At the event, visitors follow the -trail- on a self-guided tour of many of the areas vineyards, where they can enjoy tastings, special events, and gorgeous scenery along the way./p>

Each Wine Trail event is seasonally-themed to enhance the experience of participants – for instance, spring’s -Wine and Wildflower Trail- celebrates both regional wine and the emergence of the area’s famous florals. While visitors are welcome at any of the 27 participating wineries any time of the year, purchasing a pass for the Wine Trail allows visitors to enjoy added benefits. Tickets are on sale now for the upcoming February Wine Trail, themed -Wine Lovers Trail- in celebration of Valentine’s Day. Taking place over the weekends of February 11-14 and February 18-20, visitors to the Wine Trail can enjoy an especially romantic getaway. While others are searching for that perfect bottle of wine for a celebratory dinner, you have your pick of amazing wine from vineyards all over the area. For an added treat, book a limo to drive you and your loved one along the trail, or choose a romantic B&B centrally located for a full-weekend of wine and romance.

Wine Trail ticket-holders receive complimentary wine tastings at each winery on the trail. Tastings provided are determined by the winery, with a minimum of 1 and up to 3 allowed free-of-charge. Additionally, wine purchasers receive a 15% discount on up to three bottles at each winery. You will also receive a delicious box of wine-complementary gourmet chocolates, local and handmade by Cathy’s Sweets. Just remember to share with your loved one!

Many of the participating vineyards hold their own special events during the Wine Trail. Becker Vineyards, famous for both its wines as well as its lavender fields, will be hosting during the Trail their annual Merlot and Chocolate Tasting. Enjoy the nuances of specialty chocolates when paired with Becker’s award-winning merlot. On Feb. 12-13, they will also host a Valentine Luncheon paired with Becker wines in the vineyard’s beautiful Lavender Haus. Stonehouse Vineyard in Spicewood Springs, TX hosts a Valentine’s Dinner on Feb. 12 for $75/per person. The four-course gourmet menu includes dishes such as Smoked Salmon and Asparagus Buckwheat Crepes and Seared Duck Breast with Pomegranate-Rose Glaze, paired with a variety of Stonehouse’s signature wines.

Tickets and events for the Texas Wine Trail events held on Hill Country Texas land can sell out quickly, so make plans now to spend a romantic Valentine’s enjoying the sights and flavor of the Hill Country.

About the Author: Deborah Allen is a sales counselor at Ranches of Brushy Top, a hill country acreage real estate community. They sell some of the most remarkable, rural, hill country Texas land located near Blanco, TX. For more information please visit .

The Reasons Women Love Good Romance Movies

Since the beginning of cinema, romance movies have been well loved – predominately by women. Today, when a new romantic comedy or drama hits theaters, it’s the perfect excuse for a ladies’ night gathering. Many men (and even a few women) have wondered what it is about this genre of film that draws women in. Here are 5 reasons women love romance movies.

Women Love Getting In Touch With Their Emotions

Women are emotional beings, and not only do they have no issue displaying their emotions but many do not mind having those emotions drawn out of them. Sometimes it just feels good to have a hearty laugh or let the tears flow while watching others go through the ebb and flow of finding love, falling in love and losing love.

Women Prefer to Watch Rather Than Read Romance

Okay, so this isn’t true for all women (but what statement is?). However, with the busyness that consumes the daily lives of most women, many prefer watching romance movies to reading romance novels. It’s less time consuming, equally entertaining -or more so for some- and equally emotion spurring.

Women Love Using Romance Movies to Hint At Men

Women love watching romance movies to throw hints at the men in their lives as to what he should or shouldn’t be doing in their relationship. Some women will watch the movies alone while making notes or with their guy and having him take notes. Yes, a woman wants a man to chase her when she storms out after a fight, to serenade her from below her bedroom window and of course, to whisper sweet cinematic lines in her ear that give Tom Cruise’s classic “You complete me” some serious competition.

Women Relate to the Characters or Plot

Some romance movies are just plain sappy -and women may love those too- but some women love the more realistic films, the ones they can painfully relate to. Typically, stories of lost love and young love spark emotions in women and bring up old memories but women can appreciate the way the film made them feel and even relish in the memories.

Women Want to Be the Characters and Live the Plot

So, what’s the number one reason most women love romance movies? The Fantasy, of course! The happy ending is what every woman wants and few get to live in real life. It’s a nice escape from the reality of real life relationships for 90 minutes!

Animation and digital media

The applications of animation are growing by leaps and bounds. Animation has steadily conquered the digital media as well; many websites and advertisements are made in animation. Flash is a popular tool, which is used for creation of animation in digital media.

The online industry is growing at a breakneck speed and the requirement for web developers and animation artists is increasing. The best places to find new web developers and animation artists are the growing animation colleges in India. Digital media is on an expansion spree and the new animation artists find ready takers as soon as they pass out of the animation colleges.

Animation creation in digital media is referred as rich media advertisements. Digital media animation creations are eye popping and initiate enhanced user interface. Rich media advertisements or animation based websites have done a whole deal of good to the economy. It has given a boost to internet marketing. Google the industry leader in search engine and internet marketing has made optimum utilization of rich media advertisements in redefining internet marketing.

Internet marketing knowledge holders are aware about AdSense in Google AdWords. Publisher websites and content network websites are part of AdSense. Publisher websites are privately owned and managed popular websites that offer space for display of banner advertisements. The banner advertisements can be static as well as dynamic. Animation has redefined the concept of banner advertisements. Today they are much more than a static graphic with text. Motion is infused into animation and they are highly appealing.

Websites created on flash are equally appealing. The icing on the cake about becoming an animation artist specializing in digital media is that, he or she gets to learn about programming, coding and different types of languages like HTML, Java script and PHP.

Animation colleges in India are giving priority on teaching their students about different web development languages. Animation artists with knowledge of coding and programming will get more job opportunities compared to a general animation artist. He or she can work in design studios, production houses, web development and internet marketing companies.

All big corporate houses are taking a note of the wonders of rich media advertisements and are investing time, effort and resources in incorporating it as part of their marketing initiatives. Recent examples to elucidate the aforementioned statement are The Godredj Jiyo marketing initiative and the Indian Premier League promotional campaigns. Indian Premier League had signed with Youtube during the 2010 edition of the cricket competition, for telecasting it in internet. Many rich media advertisements were created in order to draw viewers to Youtube and the entire initiative was a big hit.

D Military Models How the Markets Work

Are you searching for 3D military models? You will find many interesting ones in 3D libraries without having to pay for them. Professionals can take advantage of such free models by using various CAD programs. This trend is steadily picking.

If you are a buyer looking for 3D military models for a computer game or other business purposes, you do not need to develop them from a scratch. You can get them online for free. A good market has developed for them and for 3D-related content like textures, scripts, etc. both for single ones as well as a big collection.

If 3D military models fascinate then you can learn to create them using the latest software in modeling and then put it up for sale. Artists usually aim to get additional value out of assets that they earlier made for projects. Similarly you can create a win-win situation where you can earn more money out of the old content while the companies who buy from you do not need to pay their employees to make a new model.

The new age marketplace generally splits the transaction between the company and the artist who made the model. Generally the artist will keeps the ownership rights of the 3d model and the customer reserves the right to use or represent it.

What is a 3D military model?

You must have seen many of the military replicas like spaceships, warships battle-ships, space stations and militia police automobiles in video and computer games. Technically you can define it as a representation of a 3D object using a collection of points in 3D space that is joined by different geometric entities like lines, triangles, curved surfaces etc.

Being a compilation of data you can create a mold either algorithmically (procedural modeling) or by scanning. Once the replica is created it can be used in a variety of fields. You can extensively use it anywhere in 3D graphics.

3D military models are very popular in the War games played on the computer. Children love the highly sophisticated replicas of military weapons and vehicles shown in these games.

You will find interesting replicas such of army tanks, helicopters, warplanes, 3d models military battleships, military vessel, army trucks, submarines, helicopters, army soldiers missiles rockets, jets , armored motor vehicle, gliders, underwater crafts, balloons, boats etc.

Other Applications

A 3D form has a variety of applications in various fields. Model of human anatomy is used in the medical industry while the entertainment industry needs characters in animation movies and real life motion pictures as well. Software architectural models are used to show proposed sites and building and other architectural projects.

You can buy or sell in the graphics industry as customers need them for various applications. Now the market for such models is picking up. For more information, visit

Teen Models And The Internet

Teen Modeling has always been a very popular Industry. Companies like Abercrombie & Fitch, Old Navy, Aeropostle, Billabong, and many others exclusively market the teenage demographic and as such generally hire Teen Models to best portray the image they are seeking. According to recent studies, Teen consumers in the age range from 12 – 17 showed an estimated spending power of 153 Billion and thus present a vast marketing opportunity that is multifaceted and touches on many products and services.

To successfully target teen consumers, many companies are seeking Teen Models to represent their particular brand. In the retail industry, much has been made of teens attraction to the youthful image projected by retailers like Abercrombie therefore teens naturally gravitate to this retailer as one for someone my own age.

So what options are available to today’s Teen’s wishing to become a model? The opportunities for Teen Models today are endless. With the advent of Web 2.0 user-generated websites, many Teen Models are finding it much easier to get noticed and present their Online Model Portfolios. The advantage of Online Modeling Portfolios and user-generated Social Networking sites have been refined to market the Online Teen Model directly. Such sites are called Online Model Listing services.

While there are many Online Model Listing services available, it is important for prospective Teen Models to recognize distinct differences in them. Many Online Model Listing services offer free registration and a limited ability to upload an Online Portfolio. This allows the Teen Model to begin a modest online presence but often falls short in regards to a Fully Interactive Online Model Listing service.

The next Online Model Listing service offers a full, interactive Online presence for the Teen Model, enabling the model to present a professional model portfolio with no space limitations. Fully Interactive Online Model Listing services also offer options totally unavailable to the typical free listing service. This includes the ability to communicate directly with prospective clients, agencies, photographers, and companies. Full service listing companies also offer the ability to apply for online jobs, upload completed image or video sets, and receive payments directly through the website.

With the increased convenience of the Internet, many Teen Models are choosing to model directly through a Fully Interactive Model Listing service. This is not only potentially very profitable, but a safe alternative to traveling.

Teen Models today have more choices and opportunities then ever before. If you are a Teen Model wishing to explore this exciting industry it is important to build a professional digital portfolio and select the Online Model Listing service that best suits your needs. Update your images often in order to always represent your latest look and interact as often as possible with your prospective clients. Online Teen Modeling is a lucrative and exciting field and will only increase in popularity. If you are wishing to become a Teen Model the time has never been better to begin.

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