Monday, April 17, 2017

How to: Photography

Photography is a very enriching hobby that can be quite fun and also garner amazing results which can be done any many different ways of the photographers choosing at the end of the day. When setting out to do photography there are multiple ways of snapping that perfect or preferred picture for professionals as well as beginners just starting out and getting their feet wet.

When you are out looking for the perfect camera that would best suit your needs, professional photographers will usually go to a reputable dealer that will sell professional equipment such as B & H Photo.
These outlets will have the most options for getting camera equipment that is made especially for taking really nice and professional photographs but they will usually tend to set you back a pretty penny when doing so.  Camera equipment is quite expensive from the camera itself to the lenses that you are able to attach to the camera as well as stands and tripods to help position your camera as well get the steady shot that you might want so be prepared to spend well into the thousands to get just a basic setup for a professional photographer.
With that being said there are also other viable options for aspiring photographers these days with the advancement of technology the way things have taken off who might want to get into the game but can’t quite afford professional equipment for taking your pictures.

You can also now use items such as an iPhone to get some really great and professional looking shots with the technology used in iPhones it makes it a cinch to be able to take beautiful pictures that most people would think were taken by professionals using expensive equipment with special lenses and so on.

If you look at Matthew David Parker for example, he is very much a product of the very technology that has improved within just the last few years. You can just see the brightness and the striking contrasts in his camera shots that are beautiful to look at. And because of that technology improvement, it helps him as well as many others to begin to think much more out of the box with how they might take their photographs and where they might take their photographs.

Photography and photographers have always been about getting that perfect shot or trying to achieve a picture that will have anyone that looks at it really think about what it is they are looking at, they want the viewer to feel like they are apart of the picture, like they can just feel it inside of them.

Photographers always want people to really appreciate the beauty of what it is they see in their pictures and that is why there are so many variables to take into account beyond just the image of the photograph that the viewer is looking at including lighting, setting, equipment used and so many other possiblities as well.

How to: Photography

Photography is a very enriching hobby that can be quite fun and also garner amazing results which can be done any many different ways of the photographers choosing at the end of the day. When setting out to do photography there are multiple ways of snapping that perfect or preferred picture for professionals as well as beginners just starting out and getting their feet wet.

When you are out looking for the perfect camera that would best suit your needs, professional photographers will usually go to a reputable dealer that will sell professional equipment such as B & H Photo.
These outlets will have the most options for getting camera equipment that is made especially for taking really nice and professional photographs but they will usually tend to set you back a pretty penny when doing so.  Camera equipment is quite expensive from the camera itself to the lenses that you are able to attach to the camera as well as stands and tripods to help position your camera as well get the steady shot that you might want so be prepared to spend well into the thousands to get just a basic setup for a professional photographer.
With that being said there are also other viable options for aspiring photographers these days with the advancement of technology the way things have taken off who might want to get into the game but can’t quite afford professional equipment for taking your pictures.

You can also now use items such as an iPhone to get some really great and professional looking shots with the technology used in iPhones it makes it a cinch to be able to take beautiful pictures that most people would think were taken by professionals using expensive equipment with special lenses and so on.

If you look at Matthew David Parker for example, he is very much a product of the very technology that has improved within just the last few years. You can just see the brightness and the striking contrasts in his camera shots that are beautiful to look at. And because of that technology improvement, it helps him as well as many others to begin to think much more out of the box with how they might take their photographs and where they might take their photographs.

Photography and photographers have always been about getting that perfect shot or trying to achieve a picture that will have anyone that looks at it really think about what it is they are looking at, they want the viewer to feel like they are apart of the picture, like they can just feel it inside of them.

Photographers always want people to really appreciate the beauty of what it is they see in their pictures and that is why there are so many variables to take into account beyond just the image of the photograph that the viewer is looking at including lighting, setting, equipment used and so many other possiblities as well.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

My Brief Meeting With Nancy Behrman

Nancy Behrman coffee cupWhen I travel to a new location, the first thing I like to do is pull out my phone, open my favorite map application and take a look around at everything that is nearby. There are a few things certain people can’t live comfortably without having close to them or even knowing there they are in the first place. My top 3 things to look for when I’m in a new city or in a new State is to find the nearest grocery store, depending on how long I’ll be there, find the nearest bank, and find the nearest highly rated coffee shop.

If you follow my blog, you know that coffee is what I’m all about and hanging out in coffee shops makes life more interesting. I can’t begin to tell you how many interesting and truly successful people I have met simply by spending my free time in a coffee shop and enjoying my favorite morning brew. One particular classy character I managed to run into and had the pleasure to meet while sitting in a Starbucks while visiting a new city was a woman who went by the name of Nancy Behrman, a leader and professional if I ever saw one.

Unfortunately, she was nearly finished as I walked in, but we still managed to talk a little as she gave me details about what there is to do around the city as well as information about her impressive company, Behrman Communications. I’m serious, spend some time in a coffee shop and say hello to someone. You never know who you’ll discover.

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My Brief Meeting With Nancy Behrman

Nancy Behrman coffee cupWhen I travel to a new location, the first thing I like to do is pull out my phone, open my favorite map application and take a look around at everything that is nearby. There are a few things certain people can’t live comfortably without having close to them or even knowing there they are in the first place. My top 3 things to look for when I’m in a new city or in a new State is to find the nearest grocery store, depending on how long I’ll be there, find the nearest bank, and find the nearest highly rated coffee shop.

If you follow my blog, you know that coffee is what I’m all about and hanging out in coffee shops makes life more interesting. I can’t begin to tell you how many interesting and truly successful people I have met simply by spending my free time in a coffee shop and enjoying my favorite morning brew. One particular classy character I managed to run into and had the pleasure to meet while sitting in a Starbucks while visiting a new city was a woman who went by the name of Nancy Behrman, a leader and professional if I ever saw one.

Unfortunately, she was nearly finished as I walked in, but we still managed to talk a little as she gave me details about what there is to do around the city as well as information about her impressive company, Behrman Communications. I’m serious, spend some time in a coffee shop and say hello to someone. You never know who you’ll discover.

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Monday, May 2, 2016

David R. Gray, Jr. Discusses Recent Studies Focusing on Coffee Consumption and Academic Performance

 

coffee photoCoffee has had something of a frustrating history with regard to the multitude of studies evaluating its health benefits and risks, as each subsequent study seems to suggest something entirely different than what had previously been accepted as fact. There were studies linking coffee consumption with an increased cancer risk, but it was later realized that the study did not adequately control for the fact that many coffee drinkers studied during this time were also tobacco users. Recent studies have been more positive than negative, but David R. Gray, Jr. notes that caffeine may not necessarily possess the academic performance-enhancing capabilities so frequently associated with its consumption.

One study divided regular coffee drinkers into two groups, one of which was provided with a dose of caffeine equivalent to the amount found in close to three cups of coffee while the other received a simple placebo. The 
caffeinated group
seemed to perform better on a number of academic-related tests and reported lower levels of fatigue than the control group, but researchers cautioned that the control group’s relative struggles may have actually been evidence of the adverse impact of caffeine withdrawal rather than the positive impact of caffeine consumption.

While the jury still seems to be out regarding coffee and caffeine consumption, it is plainly evident that coffee — or any other caffeinated beverage for that matter — is not a cure-all for a lack of sleep, so those engaged in academic pursuits should ensure they manage their time well and get plenty of sleep if they truly wish to enjoy a successful academic career.

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David R. Gray, Jr. Discusses Recent Studies Focusing on Coffee Consumption and Academic Performance

 

coffee photoCoffee has had something of a frustrating history with regard to the multitude of studies evaluating its health benefits and risks, as each subsequent study seems to suggest something entirely different than what had previously been accepted as fact. There were studies linking coffee consumption with an increased cancer risk, but it was later realized that the study did not adequately control for the fact that many coffee drinkers studied during this time were also tobacco users. Recent studies have been more positive than negative, but David R. Gray, Jr. notes that caffeine may not necessarily possess the academic performance-enhancing capabilities so frequently associated with its consumption.

One study divided regular coffee drinkers into two groups, one of which was provided with a dose of caffeine equivalent to the amount found in close to three cups of coffee while the other received a simple placebo. The 
caffeinated group
seemed to perform better on a number of academic-related tests and reported lower levels of fatigue than the control group, but researchers cautioned that the control group’s relative struggles may have actually been evidence of the adverse impact of caffeine withdrawal rather than the positive impact of caffeine consumption.

While the jury still seems to be out regarding coffee and caffeine consumption, it is plainly evident that coffee — or any other caffeinated beverage for that matter — is not a cure-all for a lack of sleep, so those engaged in academic pursuits should ensure they manage their time well and get plenty of sleep if they truly wish to enjoy a successful academic career.

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Monday, March 21, 2016

Randi Glazer Offers Opinion on Concept of Traveling Long Distances for Coffee

Randi Glazer is a revered travel expert and a passionate coffee enthusiast, so it is more than appropriate to seek her insight when it comes to the concept of traveling a great distance just for a good cup of coffee. There are many things to consider in evaluating this habit that so many of us have adopted, including the time and cost associated with traveling to a preferred coffee shop and, of course, the obvious and negative environmental impact created by those who choose to drive to their destination.

As someone who has traveled to some of the world’s best regions when it comes to coffee production, Glazer offered a measured take in analyzing the value of traveling a relatively long way for a cup of coffee. Instead of taking a sort of Manichean view of the issue, Glazer opined that traveling a great distance just for coffee is not inherently bad, but also indicated that a daily trip of this kind is obviously wasteful and should be replaced with a different practice.

As an alternative, Glazer pointed out that it would be better to simply make a single trip to pick up coffee beans or grounds and to make the coffee on an as-needed basis. With proper storage and the right equipment — a French press, for example — the coffee will be every bit as fresh and tasty as it would have been through a daily trip to and from a preferred coffee shop. In fact, Glazer herself has brought back coffee beans from a variety of her favorite travel destinations and has had no problem storing the coffee for a relatively lengthy period of time.

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