Macro photography, which refers to the method of taking close up photographs to reveal the subjects details that are mostly not visible to the naked eye, is one of the most popular forms of photography today. Although many novice photographers are venturing into this art, it is not as easy as you think. Check out stores like B&H Photo and Video and Ritz Camera to help you decide on the best camera for you. Here are four cools things to capture with a macro lens:
1. Colorful Insects
Spiders, flies, bugs, beesthese are just few examples of insects that are commonly shot up close. When you look at insects from an ordinary distance, you wont be able to see the fine details of their body and face. But, under macro lens, you can reveal the intricate patterns and details of the insects. From the thin lines on the flys body to the complex web patterns on the bees wing, youll be able to see these amazing creatures in a different light with macro photography.
2. Flower Details
At a regular distance, flowers are simply blooms of colors and shapes, but if you look more closely through macro lens, you will discover the vivid and stunning details of these plants.
3. Animal Parts
It can be the captivating eyes of a cat that will seem to put you into trance or the hair raising patterns on a hover flys head. Capturing a part of an animal can be a marvelous shot if you are able to do it right.
Ripples of water, cascading streams, dew drops on a leafthere are various ways to make this liquid an awe-inspiring subject for a macro photograph. Combining water with different elements is a good way to experiment with this subject that will surely land you spectacular photographs.
TRP wars or not, celeb power has been a consistent method by television channels to grab eye balls. While Amitabh Bachchan’s entry on Indian Television was a major turning point with the success of Kaun Banega Crorepati, Shah Rukh Khan, Govinda, Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, Priyanka Chopra, Arshad Warsi, Sanjay Dutt and Abhay Deol were not too far behind in taking the trend forward. Show hosts, reality show judges or just promotional special appearances; film stars on TV has been a routine occurrence.
Over a decade later, not much has changed. Amitabh Bachchan stills hosts KBC in his unconventional manner, questioning the common man and acting as a host for film promotions, this time only on Sony or a channel popularly called SET. Meanwhile Salman Khan is hosting a show on Colors TV by the name BIGG BOSS. And now, even star chef Sanjeev Kapoor has made a mainstream comeback with Sanjeev Kapoor Ke Kitchen Khiladi.
But with the increasing updates do people still vouch for star-studded attractions on TV? Or is it the other way round? The rising reach of Indian television is perhaps the reason for the celebrity clutter on TV shows. And how can we miss the mention of popular promotional hubs like KBC, Bigg Boss, Comedy Nights with Kapil, Dance India Dance, Indian Idol and of course, Jhalak Dikhlaja. While most urban television audience are much over their star craze and their appearance on various shows, the rural masses still like watching their favourite celebs on TV shows.
And even though the urbanites love their daily soap plots, they are not too far from the star power entertainment. Here is where the love for internet comes in to play. Not just gossip sites provide the much needed masala, but also the official websites and social media platforms provide and promote channels by uploading recent episodes, for online viewing experience.
Channels like Colors TV have already started providing live streaming and spoiler alerts of their number one show, BB Season 7. And since Hindi TV online serials have provided more than one benefit to its viewers, one can count on global accessibility of their favorite Indian shows to their viewers as the most important thing of the lot. For the rest of the viewers, it is just the break free episodes and accessibility that work wonders, while watching their favorite stars and shows. And the trend has just begun. With Indian television going through its major technological transition; let us hope for brighter times ahead!
Author writes articles on Sony Entertainment Television, India’s popular Hindi-language based general entertainment television channel. Watch and enjoy your favourite and latest and now on setindia.com
The period often correlated with modern Indian cinema is supposed to have begun in 1970’s when commercial cinema came forth as a means of recreation for the general public and this continues with the contemporary Indian cinema today. Although directors like Govind Nihilani, Shyam Benegal and others kept the flame of artistic movies alive, the commercial cinema surpassed the artistic cinema by leaps and bounds.
The influence of mainstream movie industry kept on increasing in 1980s and 1990s. With the release of movies like Tezaab, Maine Pyaar Kiya, Kayamat se Kayamat Tak and Chandni in 1980’s and Darr, Baazigar and Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge in 1990’s, the trend of romantic cinema held ground. Such romantic movies told emotional love stories of young couples who after many adversities get married and stay happily ever after. Some of these romantic movies were very big hits and broke box office records.
The trend of romantic Bollywood movies continued in late 1990’s and early 2000’s with the release of hugely popular movies like Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham and Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. Interestingly, the art cinema re-emerged by late 1990s as many movies including Traffic Signal, Chandni Bar and Satya received good critic reviews. These modern Indian movies were a refreshing change at the time when uninspired romantics were the order of the day and they proved to be memorable experience for the viewers.
Numerous movies with big budgets including Veer and Mein aur Mrs Khanna were not well received, and surprisingly, DevD and other small budget movies have done well. This has lead to fresh and unique stories being favored among the Bollywood producers and directors.
The present trend in the Indian movie industry is to try new themes and storylines. Movies like Three Idiots and My Name is Khan have experimented with new subjects and have been hugely successful. The modern Hindi movies are bringing in a fresh new experimental wave of cinema, which is being more than welcomed by the Indian cinema audience.
Stand-up Comedian, Actor, Writer, Musician Paul Reiser will be guest hosting Animal Radio.
Los Angeles, CA, December 27, 2013 – Stand-up Comedian, Actor, Writer, Musician Paul Reiser will be guest hosting America’s most-listened-to pet talk, Animal Radio, December 28th, airing on 108 AM/FM stations.
Paul Reiser was voted number 77 of the 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time. -Two or three times a week I drive by the houses of numbers 78-100 just to rub it in,- he quips! He is also the author of the bestselling books Couplehood, Babyhood and Familyhood.
Currently, Paul has an 11-year-old Chocolate Lab named Bosco. When asked if he lets Bosco in the bed with him, Paul admits that he does, but stated, -In the last 10 months, he’s like Kobe, he just can’t quit leap the way he used to, so he’s not getting up. But, I would say he is suffering with the same incomplete leap. Also, I will give this to Kobe, my dog cannot dribble to his left. If he gets the ball, he kind of keeps it in his mouth. I mean my dog, not Kobe. Also, we don’t let Kobe in the bed. He’s a great guy, I admire his work, but he’s not getting on the bed.-
-Paul is a tremendous talent, witty and quick on his feet. He also has some great stories that he’ll share for the first time about his dog,- says Animal Radio Host Hal Abrams.
Paul will be joined by Actress Susan Olsen (Cindy on The Brady Bunch) for this special national broadcast December 28th, airing on 108 incredible AM-FM stations across the nation. Visit to find a local affiliate. This special program can also be heard on the Animal Radio App for iPhone and Android, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, TuneIn and iTunes.
Contact: Bob Roth Animal Radio Network LLC 699 Paula St. Morro Bay, California 93442 805-772-1314
As day becomes night, the dead become alive, vampires rise, and the boogie monster comes out of his closet. Amusement parks are no longer reserved for summer sun, most are hosts to the haunted and they become thrill and fright festivals.
With Halloween just around the corner, amusement parks have extended their parks for haunted events, horror nights, and fright festivals. The entire park may not be part of the Halloween fun, but customers will still have a thrill.
For Halloween attractions, large crowds can be difficult to keep track of. A rising trend for amusement parks is the use of wristbands. For special attractions, managers can create custom, Halloween wristbands for their customers to keep track of who can and cant enter. For special rides or holiday attractions that require an extra cost, park owners can use wristbands for those as well. That way, employees can see who is allowed admittance easily which will reduce wait times.
Some great ideas for wristband designs can be the parks Halloween theme printed on the wristbands in different colors. This can also be seen as a marketing opportunity. For example, if a group of people are wearing the wristbands from their night out at your amusement park and continued to wear them, this could attract attention and curiosity.
During Holiday season, especially Halloween, most people will come in costumes. So for larger groups and families, the probability of losing even just one person is increased. With the use of wristbands, chaperones and/or parents can easily see who is in their group and can keep track to make sure no one gets left behind. Amusement parks can utilize specific color codes for each different group. Group wristbands can be used for easy identification for school groups, corporate groups and organizations.
To prevent people trying to sneak into amusement parks without paying, park managers can get high security admission wristbands. These security wristbands have a special snap lock that can only be taken off with scissors. That way, people cant slip the wrist bands off to transfer to another person.
Whether it is for security or organization, wristbands are a cheap and easy way to improve the efficiency of your amusement park. Wristbands can contribute to reducing wait times, keeping track of your customers, aid larger groups and much more.
The world of bollywood has a look of glamor and has stories that run deep in time . The Indian movie industry started long back with the screen that was colored in black and white with simple story of the society to impact drama that was shown in the the days when the general public did not have too many fancy halls or colorful t.v . The stories then were very meaningful the thoughts were simple and clear it had no invasion international themes that was copied the movies depicted the Indian way of life . The life of Indians were simple and had a mix of calm air the movies then were appreciated for their story something that is rare today .
Bollywood actress in those times were dressed and made to look the way the ladies were then so the change in dress and make up is very clearly differentiated from that time to the present time . The popularity of India in movies was by bollywood , in the country so diverse in nature has a common taste for movies and that is covered by the Indian movie industry . The world of bollywood has always seen a range of extra ordinary talent of acting and the unique style of presenting their voice was truly appreciated all over the globe by critics and all the movie lovers .
World of films are like showing the dream world come back to life with every bit of flashed animation or working hard to create a great art of creation for every new age the looks change so does the work and presentation style get a change . The changing time attracts more wide range of experimenting of making the movie world of Bollywood even more better and glamorous . Today the news channels do the needful by floating in news that creates a spark of interest of and about their life that helps in keeping the common public glued to the world of movies the bollywood .
In recent times the actors and actress are connected to the public and try to keep in touch with their fans through popular social media sites like tweeter , face book and much more are on the list . In every part of the country today the people follow the movies and news of their actors or actress . The movies are today released almost every week and so people have a wide variety of choice to choose from that will decide the kind of movie he might want to see .
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In this Modern Era, its not enough for any parents that their kids could be intelligent & having depth knowledge in their schools subject only but there should be overall personality development in terms of communication skills, extra curriculum activities like speech, drama, arts and crafts along with various others. For this, there are large numbers of Montessori or kindergarten available in Bukit Timah, Singapore. You can choose the best one among them according to your kids needs and requirements, which should be too within your financial budget. You should do thoroughly enquiry about various Montessori, which have been providing child education along with extra-curricular activities successfully for many years.
Although its not an easy task for any parent to find out a perfect kindergarten for their kids to provide education along with speech and drama classes; however online resources would be helpful for them in this regard. Internet has made drastic changes in every sphere in peoples life. They can get authentic and useful information through it by sitting at their home in front of an internet enabled PC (personal computer). There are large numbers of website especially directories and reviews websites available over the Internet, where you can find numerous prominent Montessori in Bukit Timah along with many other regions. These sites also provide details about Montessori education providers including their contacts, addresses, official sites (if they have) along with various other information.
These things will help you to find one of the best kindergartens in Singapore for your kids. The other important thing about which you should enquire is teachers and other educational as well as non-educational employees who are working there. They should be highly qualified having enough experience to take care of kids by understanding their Psychology. To understand Psychology is considered to be one of the most difficult tasks for anybody whether they are parents, teacher or anything else. Hence, you should always make sure that your kids teachers are experienced to handle your kids with great care in terms of their formal education as well as informal such as speech, drama, arts as well as crafts classes.
You can also visit official sites of kindergarten or Montessori and checkout profiles of various teachers. This will help you in getting detailed background of teaching as well as non-teaching employees. After getting these details, any parent can decide whether their kids should be admitted there or not. In these ways, you can do overall personality development of your kids along with the formal education.
You certainly want to search the Internet when you want to become famous be performing at your local night club or do a performance for your family or friends. The reason for this is that there are numerous instrumental beats that have hooks that you can legally download from the Internet. Here are some of the advantages of downloading instrumental beats that have a book.
A beat can be defined as a lyric or a musical beat that really stand out and also easily be remembered. Essentially, this can be a phrase that is sung or shouted multiple times or the kind of beat that will be repeated again and again. You can purchase both on the Internet.
Most people enjoy transforming the beat into their own Hip Hop or rap song, although you may not be exactly the kind of instrumental beat that you are looking for. You should probably stay away from instrumentals beats that have hooks that also have lyrics. The fact is that an instrumental beat that has lyrics isn’t really an instrumental.
These days, there are constant instrumental beats in many of the best songs. The fact is that most of the best songs also have a hook. This when the tone of the music or the primary beat of the music really stands out or is repeated numerous times. There are numerous websites on the Internet that will sell you instrumental beats that have hooks. You will have to determine the value of these instrumental beats for yourself. However, don’t forget that if it is a beat that is really easy to dance to or really stands out it will probably sell, and sell well.
There are many different advantages to downloading instrumental beats that have hooks. As opposed to regular old instrumentals, instrumental beats will attract more attention because they are more eye-catching than those regular old instrumentals. Also, some of the downloads of instrumental beats are available with full right of usage rights which means that you can use them to legally make a music video and post it on the Internet. It is illegal to use instrumental beats to generate income if you don’t have the rights of usage. In addition, there is a large selection of instrumental beats for you to select from. Regardless if you are interested in country, Hip Hop, or rap music, there are numerous instrumental beats available that can be downloaded from the Internet.
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Pin Up girls saw their heyday during World War II, when soldiers and sailors would put up pictures of the sexy ladies over their bunks. More recently, Pin Up Art has seen a revival through digital art and 3D models, such as DAZ Productions’ Victoria series. The artists have replaced their pens with 3D computer graphics software, and created modern-day pin-ups from the Vintage Pin-Up Girls.
During World War II, soldiers and sailors loved to look at their glamorous pin up models, which featured women posing in eye-pleasing, sexy positions. The phrase “pin up” originated in the 1940s. Usually, pin up girls wore revealing clothes and sultry looks on their faces; their images would adorn magazines, post cards, and even the noses of military aircraft. Pin ups are idealized representations of what a man wants a beautiful woman to look like.
Producers like DAZ Productions, with the Victoria series, have given pin up art a fresh new feel in Digital 3D 3D computer graphics frees the artist from their pens and easels, and brings the vintage pin up into the modern world. Graphic artists no longer need drawing or painting skills to bring pin ups to life. All that digital artists require, with the assistance of computer graphics software, is a basic understanding of composition, posing and lighting. Programs like Poser, Vue Infinite and DAZ Studio can be used to create 3D Human Models in a virtual scene with props. This digital composition brings Virtual Girls to life with Pin Up Art spirit. A little polishing with some graphics software brings it all together. Classic Vintage Pin-ups join the 21st centure using these radical techniques.
The art of the pin up isn’t dead; it’s just been democratized! This new way allows everyone to digitally create their own pin-up girls. Sub-divided polygonal architecture and a gorgeous skin texture bring your pin-up girl alive with a feminine feel. You can make sublime works of art that will shine with sensuality and beauty. At last, with 3D Pin-Up Girls, we have a modern answer to the Pin Up girls of the past.
Cartoons are fun. Well almost. If you are like me you certainly love to watch cartoon figures. But drawing cartoons is another story particularly if you are not aware of the basics.
If the thought of creating beautiful cartoon characters gives you high, read on, here you will find some tips that you can readily use to improve your skills and reduce the time taken to create beautiful cartoon characters.
There are certain things that are same for every style of drawing, be it realistic drawing or cartoony, now we will go quickly through the basics before getting specific to cartoony style.
1. Select your tools wisely. Clean your hands before starting your drawing. The paper you use for your work should be of good quality. Low grade, off colored paper will make your drawing look pale. Your first sketch should be made with light lines and for finalizing you should use deep-colored and prominent lines –so choose your pencils carefully.
2. Many times beginners find drawing a smooth line difficult. Remember drawing smooth lines will be easier if you do not support your hand on your wrist like we are used to do while writing. Doodling and drawing some circular shapes just before you start will also help you to draw smoothly.
3. Learn to draw facial features and hand carefully. Hands are more difficult. Experts often judge a person’s drawing ability from how well he can draw human hands. So practice drawing hands with care.
4. Study about basic forms and proportions of human body. Learn about basics of human anatomy and various ratios of human figures.
As a cartoon creator you will have certain liberties, you do not need to bind yourself with strict body proportions rules. You can draw four fingered (Thumb + Three) hand that makes your work a bit easier.
But one challenge you will face while drawing cartoons –cartoon characters needs to be more expressive and certainly you have to create this expressiveness with some lines drawn with your pencil.
Keep in mind that three areas of human face that play major role to express emotions are
1. Eyelids (wide open, half closed, almost fully closed etc.),
2. Eyebrows (raised, normal, crooked etc.) and
3. Lips (forming downward bow, upward bow etc.).
Other than these you can also use, hair (properly combed or ruffled), garments (well kept or torn) to create characters that tells a story.
Hope you find this tips useful. Coupled with some practice these tips will help you to take your cartoon drawing skills to a new level. Enjoy the fun of drawing beautiful and expressive cartoon characters.
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