The Rules Of Photography Knowing When To Break Them.

images12Creative photography is a mix of many ingredients; art and technology, skill and patience, cold mechanical knowhow and individual flair.

For a beginner learning the basics, it would be nice if there was a simple set of rules to follow to make the whole thing easier. Surely someone could just tell you what aperture to use in a given situation, or how to structure a composition to get the best results every time?

Photography is a lot like learning to drive. With a car, you need to know the road rules, and you need to know the basic skills of steering, accellerating and braking. These can be learned easily with a bit of practice. But even when you have mastered the essentials, you still need to get to know your car, because each car is a little different. Then you need experience with night driving, wet-weather driving, off-road driving…

What you must understand is that following the rules will only take you so far. In photography, you will find that rules help you in the beginning, and some rules will stay with you throughout your career. The trick is to understand when the rules don’t apply, or when you should choose to ignore them. This is the type of knowledge that can’t easily be taught. It comes with experience, and is what gives you indiduality as a photographer.

Below are just a few of the rules that, for an experienced photographer, are just made to be broken.

Photography Rule #1. Outdoor Photos Should Be Taken In The Early Morning Or Late Afternoon. This is one of the first principles of landscape photography, and can be applied to almost any outdoor photography. The softness and warm colour of the sunlight at these times adds beauty and character to

Psycho Realm Lyrics An Early Example Of Horror Rap

imagescMany students of 90s hip hop could tell you about hip hop super group Psycho Realm off the top of their heads. Those same people would probably tell you, that while Psycho Realm lyrics do not epitomize horror rap values, Psycho Realms lyrics had enough influence on Psychopathic Records artists Insane Clown Posse for them to invite their Californian rap pals on tour.

But even though Psycho Realm lyrics to not embody what horror rap is known for, at least as far as Psychopathic Records is concerned, that doesnt mean Psycho Realms couldnt have had another type of impact on horror rap Gods Insane Clown Posse. And to say that Psycho Realm lyrics did have an impact on these legendary horror rappers would be quite the compliment, because Insane Clown Posse even owns their own labelPsychopathic Records–full of other talented horror rap artists. To say they know what theyre doing would be an understatement.

The similarity of Psycho Realm lyrics and Insane Clown Posse lyrics that sticks out the most to me has nothing to do with their content; instead, the delivery of Psycho Realms lyrics and the delivery of Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dopes horror rap lyrics are on the same wave length. Both are tight, rhythmic, and dropped with intensity. Listen to Psycho Realms lyrics on “Stone Garden” and compare them to Insane Clown Posses lyrical delivery on “Hokus Pokus” (released on Great Milenko through Psychopathic Records) and youll see what I mean.

So theres the delivery comparison. And while there may be more to discuss in that realm of things, perhaps there is some overlap when it comes to the substance of Psycho Realms lyrics and the meaning of lyrics that come from the mouths of Psychopathic Records artists. Consider this

Playing An Instrument Should Start Young

One of the best things that a child can do when in the young years is to take a lesson in an instrument. Many kids take piano lessons and they do this because their mom and dad make them do it. Piano lessons are the most popular because it is the easiest to find a teacher for, it has the most practical application and the family usually already has a piano in the home.

However, not all kids want to play the piano. Some would like to learn how to play the guitar. While this is not the most practical, it is reasonably practical and probably second in line to only the piano as the most practical. One way for the parent and the child to both get what they would like in this manner is to let the child take guitar lessons contingent on their continuing their piano lessons. This also makes the child a lot smarter and able to handle a little bit more. They become talented in both the piano and the guitar and they are able to use those skills throughout their life. This will also make learning yet another musical instrument a lot easier in their later teen years if they decided that they wanted to try another instrument for the high school band or something like that.

Finding someone who teaches guitar lessons, especially for children, may seem difficult at first. However, it is usually as easy as going to a local guitar shop and asking them. Often times they will know of people who give lessons and may even have some fliers from people who want to give guitar lessons.

The skills learned in playing the instruments are not the only skills obtained. Discipline and coordination of the hands are other skills

Novak Remains on Top

For the second year running the 25 year-old Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic has ended 2012 as the Number One player in the world in the ATP men’s single rankings.

Djokovic is a popular player on the world circuit and keeps his fellow players in stitches with his impersonations of them. Most are close friends and none of them take offence. He is also known for his sportsmanship, when he lost his doubles match at Wimbledon during the London 2012 Olympic Games he joined the Croatian team to sit and watch his opponents win their next match.

Djokovic was born in Belgrade in the former Republic of Yugoslavia on May 22nd 1987 and comes from a sporting family. His two younger brothers Marko and Dorde both play tennis and hanker after playing on the professional circuit.

Novak began playing at the age of 4 years-old in Mount Kopaonik where his parents ran a fast-food outlet and by the time he was 14 years-old he was playing Internationally and won European trophies in singles, doubles and team competitions.

He was the first Serbian player to reach the semi-finals in a Grand Slam event and he went on to win the Australian Open three times in 2008, 20011 and 2012. He had an outstanding year in 2011 when he won the Australian Open, the Wimbledon Championships and the US Open, making him only the sixth player since the open tennis era began to take three Grand Slam titles in the same year. The only one he has failed to win is the French Open which is on clay and he has earned a total of $41,055,25 since he turned professional.

He is very proud of his Serbian roots and loves to represent his country but his permanent home in in Monte Carlo, Monaco which he shares with

The Influential Cultures of Humour

Throughout the world, humour has been presented through several forms. Various cultures have emphasized different aspects of humour and have made it their own. In this article, we will take a brief look at four different cultures and the main characteristics of their brand of humour and how they have sometimes influenced another culture�s humour.

American humour: American stand-up comedians use a wide variety of comedic forms in their routines. Their humour can be categorized as more slapstick, improvisational, and oftentimes observational, especially due to the influx of Jewish comedians like Mel Brooks, Woody Allen, Lenny Bruce, and Jerry Seinfeld during the latter part of the 20th Century. African-American comedians also play a very big part in American humour and some of the country�s most-celebrated comedians like Richard Pryor, Bill Cosby, and Eddie Murphy hail from that community. Compared to British humour, American comedy tends to be more direct and less subtle. It can also be more risqu� and profane than British humour with topics ranging from drug consumption to sex with lots of profanity in order to shock and offend the audience.

British humour: British comedians often use satire, irony, innuendo, and absurd elements to make their audiences laugh. There isn�t any subject that is taboo to British humour, though comedians tend to be more subtle about controversial topics like sex than their American counterparts. They also make a lot of jokes about stereotypes of different cultures present in the United Kingdom. The television series Monty Python and Ali G are good examples of this. In fact, British television comedy shows have been so influential that a lot of them have been remade for American audiences, such as is the case for The Office, All in the Family, and Three�s Company.

Jewish humour: Due to its vast influence

Hot Romance Stories – Looking For Love

Hot romance stories available today range from gentle and sensitive erotic fiction to love between fantastic creatures and sex games that stretch the imagination. They invite readers to experience adventures beyond their normal lives.

Some classics in hot fiction, like ‘Story of O’ (by French author Anne Desclos, who wrote under the pen name Pauline Reage – English version published 1965) may not be readily available (you can probably find a second hand copy). ‘Story of O’ was an enormous commercial success and even won a literary prize. However, there are many other erotic novels which are available today. Regrettably, they may sell strongly but are often written with less psychological insight and without its calm, almost emotionless, elegant style.

Hot romance novels today have considerable freedom in the creation of the leading characters. Some are fairly ‘realistic’, as with cowboys, cops and soldiers, but nonetheless possessing great sexual appeal. Others involve the imagination and delve into fantasy. There is an abundance of vampires, werewolves, demon-slayers and even feline-based characters. The women are often – though not always – beautiful and invariably have a great longing and a yearning for love.

Some author’s write prolifically in this genre and don’t feel the need to be realistic, yet provide characters that readers can still identify with, as in ‘Pleasure Unbound’, by Larissa Ione. The heroine is a demon-slayer with a great sexual thirst that is denied her. Unfortunately, the character with greatest appeal for her is a hot demon!

Lora Leigh is another who writes extensively and with great imagination. In ‘The Man Within’, the man she loves belongs to a genetically altered Feline Breed which has shocked the world with their presence. In ‘Guilty Pleasures’ the women have husbands or lovers who are members of an exclusive and select Club,

Jimmy Shergill – Bollywood Actor

Jmmy Shergil is a Bollywood Actor. The actor, who made his debut in 1996, has worked in more than 40 movies until date. He is also known to act in Punjabi movies. Jimmy Shergill was born as Jasjiet Shergill on 3 December 1970 in Sikh family in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh.

He was nicknamed Jasjit. Shergill later shifted to Punjab. Jimmy learned acting from Roshan Tanejas School before he entered the film industry. As an Actor Jasjiet Shergill made his debut from Gulzars MAACHIS (1996). The actor played Jaimal in the movie.

However, Jimmy was not playing the lead in the movie, but he was recognized for his performance. The movie was successful at the Box Office. Shergills next was Desh Deepaks JAHAN TUM LE CHALO (1999). The movie was based on a love triangle.

The actor was seen on the silver screen with Rana Jung Bahadur, Shail Chaturvedi,Sonali Kulkarni, Gary Lawyer, Nirmal Pandey and Nirupa Roy. This year came Jimmy Shergills biggest break in the Bollywood. He appeared in Yash Rajs multi- starrer movie, MOHABBATEIN (2002).

Shergill played Karan in the movie. He was paired opposite newcomer Preeti Jhangiani. Jimmy and Preeti were one of the young couples in the movie. Amitabh Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai, Uday Chopra, Jugal Hansraj, Shamita Shetty and Kim Sharma were the other actors, Jimmy was seen with.

YEH ZINDAGI KA SAFAR (2001) was Jimmys only release in 2001. The movie was directed by Tanuja Chandra. The actor played Jay Bharadwaj and was paired opposite Ameesha Patel in the movie. Shergill played Rohit in MERE YAAR KI SHAADI HAI (2002), Samir in DIL HAI TUMHAARA (2002), Hritik Mittal in DIL VIL PYAR VYAR (2002), and Sunder Kapoor in KEHTA HAI DIL BAAR BAAR (2002).

Jimmy Shergill was next seen