Motion and Photography

The beauty of the science of photography is that you can raise it to a higher level of artistry with the proper training and good equipment. A lens can capture a multiplicity of ideas and emotions and a picture may paint and elicit a thousand words without you having to hear any sound. For this reason, photography is one of the most engaging and exciting hobbies you can engage in, and many beginning photographers are enjoined to indulge in photography because of the great satisfaction they can get out of it.  With the great innovations in the field of digital photography and with the different high-end camera products at hand, anyone can become a good photographer. The world is a world of motion and most of us are fascinated with motion.

Likewise, many of us want to perfectly capture motion using our camera. It’s good enough that we have the social media on which we can showcase our artistic ability in taking photos and videos. However, it is always a challenge to produce a good video or picture of motion, and upload it online for others to appreciate.  Moreover, if we don’t have the tools, the knowhow and the eye for the beautiful and artistic, we may fail to produce something worth watching and appreciating. Hence, many of us are often frustrated when we feel we have failed to capture the fantastic beauty of motion we have just watched.

We feel handicapped whenever we failed to assume more adventurous and unconventional viewpoints for our photos and videos. Say for instance, we have a camcorder in handy and we want to take a bird’s-eye-view of something in motion. Although we feel we can get a good shot, we feel handicapped if we don’t have the necessary tools and equipment. Hence, we can only sigh in frustration and exasperation when we miss a good shot.

If only we had a good telescopic extension pole, we could have captured the photos of our lifetime. There are good yet cheap telescopic poles which you can buy online. But if you want to be more creative, you can readily check websites which showcase creative ways to create your own telescopic poles. GoPro pole details, for example, are available in the DIYGoPro website, and if you can visit this site, you can readily learn how to create your own telescopic pole with the use of simple home tools. It is fun to improvise your own equipment, and it is quite satisfying to make use of improvised tools and equipment.

Ways to Capture Motion Some photographers simply want to capture motion for posterity to appreciate and look at in the future. Others want to capture the beauty of motion because they feel it conveys a lot more emotions and moods than still photos. Here are some simple tips in capturing motion using your camera:

  • First, you can blur the subject and focus on the moving background.
  • You can also blur the backdraft and focus more on the subject.
  • Likewise, you can freeze the entire horizon or field or simply blur the entire field.
  • You can also learn the art of panning by matching the movement of the subject with the movement of your camera.

Why You Should Use a Professionally-Made Still

Making moonshine is a very enjoyable and, if you do it properly, tasty hobby!  It does not take very long to learn, produces great liquor of a kind that you cannot buy in any store, and connects you to an old American tradition!  If you want to get even further into distillation than just making moonshine, you can even use a still to produce alcohol for other purposes, like making your own ethanol fuel.  (Search the Internet for articles on how to modify small engines to run on ethanol.  Imagine being able to distill your own fuel for your lawnmower!)  Once you have your initial distillery set up, it is not a particularly expensive hobby, either.  The only major expense is in the initial setup.  This is where you have to choose carefully, because what you buy at the onset will determine the quality of your liquor from then on.  The better the quality of your initial setup, the better the quality of your liquor will be.

Some people try to make moonshine without a still at all, by simply fermenting it in jugs.  The result of this will taste absolutely terrible because the mixture will be extremely impure and contain a lot of “off flavors” and unhealthy toxins.  It will also not have a very high alcohol content.  Using this method of producing moonshine will produce a mixture of around twenty to forty proof, which is very weak indeed.  Some people will try to improve this mixture by using what is called “freezer distilling,” freezing the mixture to help separate the alcohol from the water.  This will increase the proof slightly, but it will do little to improve the taste.

A lot of people try to save money by building their own stills.  This almost never works out well.  It is not easy for someone with no experience in distilling to build a properly working still.  If you don’t understand the internal workings of a still and how it works, you will have a hard time creating a good still even working from a set of plans.  It also requires a good working knowledge of welding to join all the various metal parts together and ensure that it will be leak proof for a long time to come.  It is possible to solder the parts together, but lead solder is toxic and should not be used in a device that is used to create potable mixtures.  And even if you know how to put together a good, properly-working still, you will probably not save enough money to make it worth the enormous effort it takes to make one, because you will have to use brass components to make it safe to use.  The best copper stills remove more of the sulfides that come from distillation.  A lot of online guides found on the Internet will tell you that stills can be made from steel,  but this is not advisable because steel can rust, and that can expose you to the risk of tetanus.

So do things right the first time!  Buying a high-quality, professionally-made still will make your hobby much more productive and enjoyable.

Online Shopping For Christmas And Other Gifts

You may be a bit wary of ordering flowers online because of some bad stories that you’ve heard about online scams of various kinds, and about online scammers who are ready to hoodwink unsuspecting victims online. It is quite easy to generalize that online buying can be a bit unsafe as compared to the actual buying of something in the mall. Hence, you may be shying away from the idea of buying your gifts this coming Christmas from online stores. However, there may be cases of people being scammed online, but those are rare cases and only those who are not used to buying online usually become ready victims to online scammers. The truth is that online shopping is the trend nowadays, and there are millions of people who use their mobile phones in finding the right services and products for their needs online. For this reason, if you know the right places and the right websites for shopping and buying items, you will surely get the best items for your needs without any difficulty or snag.

Online Buying and its Advantages

One of the best ways to buy gifts is to buy your gifts online. The advantages of online shopping are far too many to make you shrink away from online shopping due to the thought of scams and scammers. First, right at the very comfort of your home, you can readily order an item and have it delivered to the address that you would have indicated. Say for instance, if you live in Johannesburg, and have another house in Cape Town, you can order the item even if you are in Johannesburg, and have it shipped to your house in Cape Town. Likewise, it is the ideal way of buying gifts during this coming Christmas. I once searched the Christmas Flowers information online because my mom who lives in Cape Town wanted to have two bouquets of lovely roses for Christmas. Since I would be unable to spend Christmas in Cape Town because I was working in Johannesburg, I had just managed to send her two lovely bouquets of red roses by ordering the items online and having those items delivered to my mother’s house in Cape Town. The convenience and ease afforded us by online shopping is considerable. Hence, a lot of people are shifting to online shopping when buying their special gifts for friends, relatives, and family members. Online shopping likewise allows you to readily compare the prices of different items, giving you a good idea of which items are within your allotted budget. Moreover, online shops have grown in standards of safety and quality. Hence, you can definitely be sure that the sensitive personal information that you give out, while ordering an item, are kept safe and secured. Additionally, you can have your ordered items customized for the occasion. Likewise, you can have a lovely personalized message specifically written for the recipient of the gift. You can also chance upon special discounts and coupon discounts which some online shops usually provide their loyal customers.

Shopping online is the growing trend nowadays in most countries. For this reason, online shopping businesses have raised their safety standards with regards to the protection of your personal information.