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Digital Camera ReviewBy: Roberto SedyciasThere are so many models of digital cameras available in today's market, that it becomes a rather difficult task to pick the best buy among so many options. Perhaps a few steps should be taken into consideration when choosing the right camera. Will the camera be for daily use, or just for special occasions like birthdays, family reunions, etc. Will the price of the camera make much difference on the pocket?
Assuming that price is not an issue, one should choose a well known major brand camera and if possible, go for the latest model and with the highest number of mega pixels available. The higher the mega pixels, the better the picture will be specially if there is an intention of having photo enlargements quite often. A good quality optical zoom lens will also make a big difference. Choose a camera which comes with a battery that holds a good charge, this way you can enjoy lots of picture taking without having to be worried when the battery charge will come down.
The range of features available make a digital camera very cost effective and more than likely you will be able to find the right camera suited to satisfy your needs.
If you enjoy printing enlargements of your photographs, you may want to pay close attention to the printing size and what is required in mega pixels for you to have good quality results. For you to have an idea of the amount of mega pixels required for most commonly used size of prints, refer to the chart below:
For photos 2x6 inches - 2 mega pixels
For photos 5x7 inches - 3 mega pixels
For photos 8x10 inches -7 mega pixels
For photos 11x14 inches - 14 mega pixels
For photos 16x28 inches - 28 mega pixels
For photos 20x30 inches - 54 megapixels
The handling and design also matters and the lightweight ones are much nicer to carry around. Choose a camera that is user-friendly and make sure that you have a good local technical assistance in case you may run into problems with it.
There are several advantages of having a digital camera instead of the old traditional film camera. First of all, there are no films to be purchased ever. You make take dozens, perhaps hundreds of photos and instantly delete the ones you don't like, or that did not came well into focus and just keep the best ones. You may load them into your computer album, record them and you may view your favorite photos from you camera or from your television set. Some digital cameras also come with a recording device that allows you to record special events and replay them immediately after recording
Digital cameras take pictures that are stored in digital media. It is possible to select, save or delete photos without any cost whatsoever. The photos are usually stored in media cards into the hundreds, meaning that you can take as many pictures as you like before you run out of space. Also in most digital cameras, the user can view the pictures on the LCD screen, which will allow him to pick the best ones.
No wonder that digital cameras became so popular and accessible item to almost everyone. It became a must to have one nowadays and even cell phone cameras are getting better everyday with noticeable improvements in quality of picture taken. The earlier models of cell phone cameras were somewhat limited as far as picture quality is concerned comparing to the ones we find on today's market. The mega pixels are increasing constantly and so the quality of the cameras. If a person needs to carry both at the same time, maybe a cell phone with a digital camera built in will be an interesting option to consider
If you have not bought yet a digital camera, maybe this the right time to do so, considering the manufactures are offering so many new models with new features at bargain prices. It is wise to compare the several models among different manufacturers and also the prices from traditional and online stores. Make sure you do your research right, and most likely you will find the digital camera you are looking for.
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This yearly October 25 tribute promotes Visual Artists around the world who have made contributions to society. Please pass the word everywhere.
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Elegant Splendour - 16x20 by Deborah Landers
Deborah Landers was born in beautiful Digby, Nova Scotia, and now makes New Brunswick her home. She considers herself a contemporaryn artist taking in the abundance of natural beauty each province provides. She believes this is a large part of what inspires her.
Deborah’s mediums of choice are acrylics and oils. Included in herwork are landscapes, seascapes, stills, abstracts as well as modern and realism most of which are created from sketches and photographs that she has taken. Deborah is mainly a self-taught artist, but has taken workshops in Nova Scotia and here in New Brunswick. She has produced various works for non-profit organizations as well as works for private collectors.
This painting “Elegant Splendour” is of the Calla Lily, native toSouth Africa. The calla lily is a beautiful and majestic flower that gardeners love to grow and wedding planners love to use.
Deborah’s Website: http/fineartoriginals.webs.com
Deborah’s Email: [email protected]
Deborah’s Phone: (506)642-3301
This silent art auction closes on Sunday, August 22nd at 9:00pm.
To place a bid, please visit the restaurant.
|Posted on February 25, 2010 at 11:29 AM||comments (0)|
Walls are the largest surface area in a room. Like a giant canvas, they give you the creative freedom to fashion whatever kind of space you want. You can make your walls subdued, letting them blend into the background, or you can decorate them with patterns and colors designed to make them stand out with bold attitude.
The first thing you have to realize about walls is that they are not a completely blank canvas. They exist within the architectural “bones” of the house, and the style of your interiors design has an influence on everything you do to the walls.
Generally speaking, houses built with a traditional style are going to be large, with few windows and doors. They are also often geometrically even, with straight lines running at predictable right angles throughout the interior. Walls in such a space are enormous, giving you a lot of room to get creative with massive works of art or decorative accessories such as huge antique mirrors.
Contemporary homes have a tendency to contain fewer walls. They also generally break their walls up with windows and doorways a lot more than a traditional design would.
You are free to either design a space according to the architecture which was used in its creation, or you can ignore it and create a home which completely contrasts the “bones” of the house. If you do choose to go against the architecture, try to at least choose colors, patterns, and textures which exist in harmony with the inherent design of the space.
One of the most important things which walls do in your home, are create a sense of unity throughout the space. This is achieved by applying similar colors and patterns to walls in every room of the house.
If you want to be brave you can try to apply different colors to walls in different rooms, or even to walls in the same room. However you have to be careful not to create an ambience of total chaos. Bring it together by adding a single consistent element throughout, such as a single color that you paint all of the molding and baseboards in the house.
It is also important to understand the way that your walls relate to your ceiling and floors. Make sure that the colors used blend harmoniously into one another. In general, colors which are lower on the walls or on the floors should be darker, with them slowly getting lighter as you reach the ceiling. This creates a room which is grounded and solid, and which has the illusion of higher ceiling and more space. However if you have a room which is too big, you can reverse that formula to make the space seem cozier.
|Posted on November 19, 2009 at 1:56 PM||comments (1)|
Many people will appreciate the quality of an original art piece and the impression that it gives is one of individuality of the owner. Depending on the size and type of art, it may also lend an air of success to the lucky buyer. This is particularly the case for original oil paintings or bronze sculptures. The impression of wealth is one that may or may not be founded in reality, but it is often the impression that counts. A person might prefer to have a number of smaller pieces of a particular artist or sculptor, or buy the largest that they can afford. It really makes no difference. They are showing that they can afford exactly what they want – original art.
Continuing on the topic of wealth, there is no doubt that pieces of original arttend to increase in value over time. Many people have no intention ofselling the work that they have just purchased, but they can be the basis for any inheritance for their children. Buying an original piece of art can have a purely financial basis and the potential future valueof the painting or sculpture may have been the deciding factor.
Thereare many benefits to owning original art; however the most important one by far is simply for the love of it. Original works of art should be appreciated and give many years of joy to the new owner.