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Nov
17

Yes, You Can Learn to Dance

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Did you know ballroom dancing is considered a sport, and is actually an Olympic event? Now the members of your nearest dance studio are likely not trying to reach that level of finesse, but that should encourage you actually. The benefits of a group dance class are numerous, and not always obvious. Want to know more? Read below.

Do You Avoid Sports and the Gym For Fear of Looking Out of Place?

It’s true, there are many people who are hopeless at catching a ball. There are just as many people who shudder at the thought of getting sweaty amid strangers on the complicated machines at the gym. It is said that if you hate exercising, you just haven’t found what works for you yet. Everyone has their own preferences, and raising on

Nov
16

5 Topics to Avoid on a First Date

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Going on dates is hard. Dating is hard. How do you know that the person is right for you? How do you know if they are really who they say they are? There are so many things that can go wrong but on the other hand, there is the chance that you could really find love. The only thing that you can do is be yourself, open your heart and give it a chance. If it doesn’t work out, at least you know that it’s not your fault and you did everything you could. Having said that however, there are a few things that you can do to ensure a good date. One of those things is knowing what not to talk about. Here are a few ideas of topics to avoid on a first date:

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Oct
09

How to Effectively Plan a Corporate Event Party

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Are you wondering how to set up a corporate event? There are several ways that you can go about doing this but there are just a few fundamentals that you can follow in order to narrow it down for yourself. Corporate event planning can be a stressful endeavor, especially if you are the one in charge. Here are a few tips for how to set up a corporate event whether it’s fundraising ideas or corporate event ideas mixing work and play.

Find Out Your Budget
The very first thing you need to do is find out how much you are allowed to spend on the party. You’ll never know how to set up a corporate event without your budget. Talk to the pow

Sep
14

The Key Elements of Great Portrait Photography

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Few branches of photography are more compelling, more diverse, or more challenging than portraiture. The rare ability to perfectly capture another person’s character and personality in a single shot or series of shots is perhaps one of the greatest achievements any photographer can claim.

The secret to quality portraits is a combination of technical skill, creative artistry, and lots of practice. Here are a few tips and pointers to help improve your craft and capture the perfect shot, every time.

Location and Lighting
One of the most important considerations of any photo session, especially one involving human subjects, is the setting and environment. Will the portraits be taken indoors or outdoors? If the location itself is part of the photo styling, such as a beach or garden setting, find a time of day when the natural light casts few shadows or harsh lights.

Many photographers prefer the “golden hours” just before sunrise or just after sunset for the best lighting effects. If you’re shooting indoors or plan to remove the background anyway, a neutral drop with a professional light set-up will give you consistently high quality results.

Equipment
Your lens and equipment needs for portrait photography may vary by subject and location. In brightly lit conditions, the f-number of the human eye is around f/8.3, while in darker lighting it may be around f/2.1.

Professional photo editing services can often compensate for shadows or offer color correction services, but it’s good practice to always get the best shot you can from the start. However, bigger doesn’t necessarily mean better in this field: while wildlife photographers can justifiably invest in a Carl Zeiss Apo Sonnar T* (at 564 pounds and a focal length of 1700mm, it’s the biggest SLR lens ever made), most portrait photographers will be fine with a moderate telephoto lens.

Client Goals
Portraits taken for a professional headshot are going to have a different look and feel to them than those taken for an engagement announcement. Remember to always have your client’s purpose in mind, and make that your primary purpose, too.

For example, a professional client may ask you to remove the background in post-production for a cleaner look while a family portrait should be warm and inviting. Online advertising is a $149 billion per year trade, so if your client’s portrait is for marketing purposes, be sure to deliver a digital-friendly product.

The photographer’s work doesn’t end after the last picture is snapped. For the most satisfied customers and the best portraits, find a photo editing service for photographers to help you correct colors, remove the background, and deliver the finest quality product to your customers with ease.

And if you’re looking for the best professional photo editing services online, contact Picsera to unlock access to a suite of tools designed just for professional photographers.

Sep
13

Recreating the Movie Going Experience in Your Home

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The warm weather of summer is coming to an end. The weather will soon be replaced with cold temperatures and in some states, snow fall. This means that outdoor activities will be replaced with indoor activities, to escape the cold weather. Most families resort to TV related activities during these months, including video gaming, TV watching and movie nights. Movie nights are a popular event during the winter months, because people enjoy getting comfortable in front of a big screen, watching an exciting movie and snacking on some popcorn and pop. What if you could recreate the moving going experience, without ever having to leave the warmth of your home? What if you could get the same benefits of a movie out, in the comfort of your own home?

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Jul
29

Trump Delegate Dumped After Racist Tweet at the RNC

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One of Donald Trump’s delegates has had her credentials revoked after she Tweeted a photo of policemen on a rooftop building in Cleveland, near where the Republican National Convention was going on, with the caption: “Our brave snipers just waiting for some ‘n—- to try something. Love them.”

The delegate, Lori Gayne from Chicago, is no stranger to off-color racial remarks, according to several black news websites and urban news sources. Her Twitter handle includes the words “whitepride” and she has reportedly used several social media accounts in the past to attack Muslims and the Black Live Matter movement.

Back in May, Gayne said in an interview with the Chicago Tr

Jul
21

The Top 3 Reasons Why Your Smart Phone Can Never Replace the Awesomeness of Concierge Services

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Nearly everyone is walking around these days with super computers in the form of smart phones right in the palm of their hands, and it’s amazing what these things can do. Aside from making calls, today’s smart phones are so smart that they can find just about anything you need. Whether it’s a fried chicken joint that’s open until 6 a.m. or a vegan restaurant in the heart of carnivore country, today’s smart phones are more intelligent and capable than ever. And these handy dandy devices are especially helpful when it comes to gathering your bearings in an unfamiliar area, such as a foreign country. But for as helpful as smartphones and tablets are, they simply can’t replace the human element that goes along with using concierge services.

Nowadays, most people are completely unaware of the benefits of us

Jun
28

Dance Like No-one’s Watching Why Dance Is Good For You

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Finding the motivation and discipline needed to get out of bed and go for a run or hit the gym can be tricky. While most of us recognize the vital importance of exercise few actually get it. For most the appeal of exercise is limited and while intentions are often good, maintaining the commitment to an exercise routine requires serious will power in most cases. This is why many Americans are turning to the cha-cha-cha, the tango and the mambo. Spurred on by the success of televised dance competitions and the need to find a form of exercise that is both fun and effective, private dance lessons are increasingly on the agenda for Americans looking to get fit.

There are now more than 8,400 dance studios in the U.S and the industry itself grew 2.3% per year in the period from 2009 to 2014. Over the 10

Jun
16

You Won’t’ Believe Who Just Bought Ebony and Jet Magazine

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In mid-June we learned that the legendary Ebony and Jet magazines have been sold off to a freakin’ private equity firm? Read how it happened, and why this might actually be good news…
On June 15, Chicago newspapers reported that two of the most famous black publications in the world had been sold, sending waves of both shock and nostalgia throughout the black celebrity news world.
It’s a personal subject for modern black entertainment and gossip sites. In a time when black men and women were largely invisible in popular culture, Jet and Ebony shined a spotlight on everything from black celebrity news to the civil rights movement. Now, the iconic magazines have been sold to a private equity group based in Texas.
While the news shocked many long-time Ebony

May
24

Tents are for More Than Just Camping Booking Tents for Your Big Day

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Hosting a wedding is stressful enough, but trying to plan it outdoors? Now that’s a challenge. Hosting an outdoor event, especially a wedding, always holds a bounty of charm and elegance, unless you get beat out by the weather, that is. But no matter the weather or time of year, a tent could be the solution for you!

Why tents?

When you hear the word tent, you may be thinking of camping, but in truth, tented events have the potential to be elegant and otherworldly like no camping adventure has ever been. Not only that, but it can safeguard your reception from most types of weather. Since most weddings are plann