Digital Photography Tips – Using Depth of Field to Take Good Pictures

One of the best digital photography tips involves something know as depth of field, or bokeh. This is where part of the photograph is in sharp focus while the rest of the image is out of focus, or blurry. This technique adds lots of interest to a photograph by separating the main subject from the photograph and drawing the viewer’s attention right to the area of the main subject. The blurred background does not compete for the viewer’s attention.You can do a couple of things to create an image with satisfying depth of field. One way to accomplish good depth of field is to separate the main subject far enough from the background so that the background is not in focus. For instance, if you are photographing a person, just have them move toward you and away from the distracting background.Another technique is to use a telephoto lens with a wide open aperture. This sounds a little techy, but it is not really very complicated. Here’s how it works. Use your telephoto lens set to a higher number, such as 100mm or 200mm, and set your aperture to a lower number, such as f2.8 or f4.0. The lower the number, the less depth there is in the focus. In some cases, there is only a depth of focus of an inch or two. As the f-stop rises, so does the focus depth. So, if you take a photo with your aperture set to, say f9.0, you will get much more detail in the background because there is a “deeper” focus range.If you own a point and shoot camera, you may have a creative setting that will help you to limit the depth of field to create this interesting separation of the subject from the background.

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The Lifestyle

If I want to describe what the lifestyle is, I do not have a dictionary, but I have a thesaurus in my word processor, so that will have to suffice. Also, this is how I perceive a lifestyle according to my own lifestyle, and I will try to be as objective about it as possible. I think that a lifestyle is what you are, what makes you into the person you are. The words available in my thesaurus is; existence, routine, life, regime, way of life, standard of living, daily life and means.If I had to choose one of those words, I would choose way of life and standard of living. Because your way of life describes your lifestyle perfectly. So, it describes the way you live, or how you live you live your life. Your standard of living affects how you perceive the people around you. And because of your standard of living, you will judge people accordingly. It also affects your perception of life in general and your way of thinking. Your standard of living also affects your perception of right and wrong.So, what you consider as right could be considered wrong by other people. So, if you have a lifestyle where you have a job working in the corporate system, and you go to work from seven to five every day to support your family, then for you, this is the right thing to do. For you, it is right to own a luxury house and a fancy car, to have four children at school and a wife also working to support your finances, then for you, which is the right thing to do. If other people don’t live according to your perceptions of what is right and wrong, then for you, it is wrong. Even though other people feel differently, and they live differently to your standard of living, and their lifestyle agrees with them that it is right for them to live like that, they think that your way of living is wrong. But neither is right nor wrong, it’s all about each person’s perception.So, each person has its own lifestyle, or standard of living, and you live according to how you perceive your life. There are also so many influences on your lifestyle, besides how you already perceive how life should be lived. The main influencers in your life are your parents. At a young age, they taught you their way of life, which has been carried along by you, so you tend to live according to what your parents taught you. Other influencers in your life are religion. You live according to your religion, be it Christianity, Muslimism, Hinduism, and whatever other religion you find in this world. Religion is a lifestyle because you will live according to their standards of living, according to their laws and regulations and according to their perceptions of right and wrong. I hope this is making sense for you; I’m just trying to be objective and explain it as best as I can. My next task will be to try to explain the alternative.

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Travel Insurance: For Worry Free Luxury Travel

Top travel advisors do everything in their power to help you plan and book a luxury vacation that is as problem-free as possible. Unfortunately, unanticipated events may transpire that throw a wrench into the best laid plans. Unexpected difficulties can occur before you travel such as a family emergency or sudden illness. Other situations can include cancelled flights, lost luggage, and even medical emergencies or injuries that happen while you are on your trip. Eliminate the worry from your upcoming vacation by purchasing travel insurance to prepare for the unexpected.Lost LuggageHow many people do you know whose luggage has been lost in transit? In the U. S., an estimated four to six out of every 1,000 travelers files a complaint about their luggage but odds are that temporarily lost luggage primarily goes unreported. Three thousand, three hundred dollars in compensation per passenger is available on U.S. based airlines, although exclusions apply for such items as furs and jewelry. The compensation for lost luggage by airlines, however, varies by country when using non-domestic flights and may not even exist.When temporarily lost bags, travelers are often without their wardrobe and other items for the first part of their vacation. In some cases, luggage is never located. Compensation amounts do not come close to covering the loss in some cases, especially if the contents include designer clothing and other lost items such as cameras, computers and other treasured valuables.Skimping on travel insurance for lost baggage can result in hundreds to thousands of dollars spent on replacement items (including new luggage) as well as the loss of valuable time required for shopping for needed items. Now, shopping is a fun activity if it is part of your travel plans but if you are in a remote destination or are on a limited budget, enforced shopping is,well, not so enjoyable. And just think about having to shop for a wardrobe in a non-English speaking country or in the middle of a jungle safari!Last Minute Trip Cancellations or Trip InterruptionsWhether you have a family emergency, become ill and need emergency surgery, or there is a terrorist incident in your destination city and you no longer want to go, events that are out of your control may mean that you have to cancel your trip. Without travel insurance, trip cancellations can result in the loss of cash you invested in airline reservations, destination deposits, cruises, and more.Another reason to consider travel insurance is for flight cancellations and missed connections. Imagine a scenario where a couple is flying from Colorado to New York. Their itinerary has them arriving with several hours to spare before their luxury cruise departs the next morning for the Mediterranean. Unfortunately, Denver is hit with a monster snowstorm cancelling all flights for 24 hours which means they will miss their cruise. Travel insurance will jump in to reimburse them so they can schedule another cruise with their trip advisor.A luxury vacation is expensive, especially if it is a once-in-a-lifetime-trip that you have always wanted to take. When you compare the cost of insurance with the cost of the trip, travel insurance is definitely worth the investment.Medical Emergencies during VacationA medical emergency can take place at any time during your vacation, whether because of an injury other medical condition. While your current health insurance will likely cover illness within the United States, many have exclusions for foreign travel and even for cruises flying under a non-U.S. flag.Serious medical conditions may require emergency helicopter or jet evacuation back to the states. This type of medical insurance is important for any trip but is essential when traveling to an underdeveloped country where it can mean the difference between life and death. Medical travel insurance also covers issues such as lost medications and treatment for more minor ailments.Lost or Stolen Wallets and PassportsThe sudden loss of important travel papers or credit cards can put a real damper on your vacation. Fortunately, emergency cash is available through travel insurance while you make arrangements with your bank and credit card holders to remedy the problem. Passport and credit card coverage reimburses you for unauthorized credit card purchases, as well as card and passport replacement fees. Your coverage even includes help with the emergency transfer of funds from home, family or friends.The Bottom Line on Travel InsuranceThe amount and type of travel insurance you obtain is a great topic to discuss with your travel advisor. She will know what the best insurance options are for your particular journey. One word of caution: seasoned travelers and travel agencies alike do not recommend purchasing insurance directly from an airline or cruise line as their insurance products will inevitably include language that favors them when there is a problem. Insurance obtained independently from an airline or cruise is the best option for your travel needs.Whatever insurance products you decide meet your individual needs, have an extraordinarily wonderful and peaceful trip.

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