Want to take better digital photographs of rocks, cars, cities, people, nature, or just about anything? Well if you read some of the articles I do, you’d better have about $30,000 handy, because you’ll need about that much to cover the costs for all the cameras, equipment, and gear I often see for suggestions. That doesn’t help a lot of us that wish they could take better photographs but can really only invest—in terms of money AND time—to the level of a point-n-shoot digital camera.
If you don’t care to capture better photographs and are content with blurry, low-quality party pics, then I suggest you support my sponsors and then close this browser for I just saved you a few minutes of valuable time. If you do seek improvement then stick around and read on. I’m going to provide you with my Five Basic Tips for Better Point-n-Shoot Photography that I believe will dramatically improve the quality and composition of your photographs in a relatively short amount of time and effort on your part. So let’s get started from the bottom up…
#5 – Know Your Camera
You have to know the ins and outs of your camera so well . . . → Read More: Five Basic Tips for Better Point-n-Shoot Photography
Howdy. I just wanted to give a plug to the American Institute of Professional Geologists. They are holding a conference in Lexington, Kentucky on August 7, 2010 titled:
Overview of Contaminated Site Investigation and Remediation
Obviously, this conference is geared toward an audience of your more hardcore geologists as well as those involved with soil and groundwater remediation and remediation technologies.
Yes. Yes. The conference certainly falls on a Saturday; however, it’s really inexpensive. Additionally, being on a Saturday really takes any business [or billable] conflicts out of the equation. Judging by the schedule it looks like this is going to be a pretty cool conference. Personally, I like this kind of situation as it’s very tactical… get in – get a big download of information – and bug out. No fuss. No muss.
I’m thinking about scooting right at the 5 p.m. closing. I spoke with someone today who told me that around the city of Lexington it’s all very beautiful horse farms. That means great photography material right there! Plus, the World Equestrian Games 2010 is being held at Kentucky Horse Park from late-September to early-October. The World Equestrian Games are, how should I put this? GINORMOUS!?!?! So . . . → Read More: AIPG – Kentucky Conference
Two weeks ago in Italy, the L’Aquila Prosecutor’s office indicted scientists, some of them members of the “Commissione Grandi Rischi” (Commission for High Risks), and civil protection officials for manslaughter. The basis for the indictment is that these people did not provide a short-term alarm to the population after a meeting of the Commission held in L’Aquila six days before the Mw 6.3 earthquake that struck that city and the surrounding area.
The allegations against the scientists are completely unfounded. Years of research worldwide have shown that there is currently no scientifically accepted method for short-term earthquake prediction that can reliably be used by Civil Protection authorities for rapid and effective emergency actions.
The international seismological community has long recognized that the best approach to defending populations from catastrophic earthquakes is not through earthquake prediction, but through risk mitigation and the application of appropriate safety measures to prevent buildings from collapsing. In this regard, the development of seismic hazard maps, which provide estimates of the probability of occurrence of predefined values of peak ground motion in a given time period, provide the specifications required by building codes to avoid collapse of buildings and the resulting fatalities
Italy is an earthquake-prone . . . → Read More: Open letter to the President of the Republic of Italy