Tips For Great Concert Photos

Photography 29 November 2015 | Comments Off on Tips For Great Concert Photos

Listening to songs of your favorite artists is a large part of being a music fan, but that’s not all there is to it! Many music enthusiasts spend hours just browsing through new albums, or choosing the next memorabilia that’s going to make their collection even better. Another thing that they do is concert photography, and this is the topic we’re going to discuss.

As you probably already know, doing photography requires a certain level of skill, since there are so many things you need to take into consideration before actually pressing the shutter release button. But many agree that concert photography is one of the most difficult things a photographer can do. The reasons behind these kinds of statements are the simple facts that concerts involve a lot of moving around, and that they’re always held at night. Taking a great concert photo, however, is not impossible, even for beginners. If you’d like to try it yourself, here are some tips that should help you get started.

Get the proper equipment

Doing photography is literally impossible without the proper equipment, so buy yourself a nice new camera if you don’t already have one. If you’re a beginner, make sure you don’t choose something that’ll be too much for your skill level. And if concert photography is what you’d like to focus on, consider buying additional photography equipment. A tripod is an essential piece, but you could also benefit from a quality quadcopter. This might sound completely unnecessary, but it’s actually important when you consider the fact that many of the best concert photos have been taken from the air.

A good tripod will get you a long way when it comes to taking pictures at night, which is crucial for concert photography. A good camera will allow you to take much sharper photos than one of those low-budget ones will. And for more benefits of having your own quadcopter, you can read the reviews on QUADCOPTERGURU.

Use AV Mode

Aperture Mode can be a great thing if you’re just getting to know your camera. But apart from being useful to beginners, it also serves its purpose in the field of professional concert photography. It’s all due to the fact that concerts involve a bunch of people who are constantly on the move, so the scene changes all the time. AV Mode rids you of the need to deal with ISO and shutter speed by calculating it from the aperture number you’ve set.

Set the camera to the lowest aperture number

Since you’ll be shooting at night, you’re going to need all the help you can get with lighting. By setting your camera to the lowest aperture number, you’ll be making sure the amount of light that goes through the sensors each time you press the shutter release is the maximum amount. This will make your photos much more realistic without ruining other important aspects, such as color.

You should be able to make good photos just by following these three simple steps, so get your camera and start experimenting!

Trailers – An Important Part of a Good Movie

Hobbies,Moviemaking 9 November 2015 | Comments Off on Trailers – An Important Part of a Good Movie

A few years back watching movies was a completely different experience. About three decades or four from now the multiplexes were in only in the minds of their pioneers and single theatres ruled. The pop corns and sizzlers were two very different from what we get today in the finely furnished food corners of our neighborhood multiplexes. They were very different back then. And, what else were different? The movies in the 90’s and 80’s were also quite not similar with those we see now. They were well not at all high definition, for starters. Can you just imagine how different they were? You can surely do if you just keep a bond movie from that time period and the trailer of specter side by side and watch one after the other. The entire psychology has changed.

Talking about trailers, these are one of the most important changes that have taken place recently. Trailers were very different back in the last decade or the decade before that. One could see a trailer before the beginning of a movie in a theater or a movie hall. Therefore earlier to watch a trailer you had to watch another movie as a whole. On in other words trailers were shown before some other movie in a cinema or movie hall before the beginning of another movie so that you would have that movie in the trailer, in your subconscious mind and this will lure you back to that place to watch that same movie when it releases.

The concept of a trailer for a movie is like FramingNailerReport. The latter nails stuffs like wooden materials down for good and make then strongly bound so that they could be held together for a good long period of time. These framing guns are there out in the market to make sure the stuffs you intending to stick must stick together till death does the apart. Trailers are much similar to this concept. Trailers are made by the makers of the film to create a thirst in our hearts to watch the films and they do so by giving us a vague idea about the film and yet keep in mind reveal nothing what so ever about the movie so that we are in a fix and our impatience bar would rise and rise till we not see the film. A very well put marketing strategy and nothing else.

But down the timeline the idea or the theme of the trailer for a movie has undergone drastic changes. Earlier they were made out of scene from the films, but now we see many a time trailers are separately made by expert trailer makers who are like film makers and scene are taken from the movie as well as separately shot. They are now not only confined to the movie halls but are widely accessible all over the internet for you to see as many times you want to see them.

In this age of change and advancement with everything from the art and concept of film making to the marketing strategies changing constantly, the trailers are no different to miss this wind of change.

Make Your Own Clash Memorabilia

Hobbies,Music 6 November 2015 | Comments Off on Make Your Own Clash Memorabilia

We here believe that music is one of the best things humankind has come up with. It’s not just about its beneficial effect on our brains, but also about all those emotions it can introduce you to. Listening to music will sometimes make you feel sad, sometimes happy, and sometimes even angry, but what all those states have in common is the feeling of happiness you experience because you’re able to hear something as beautiful as a melody.

Most music fans have some bands and genres that they love more than others. We, as you might have guessed, are fans of The Clash. And although our preferred types of music can be on the opposite sides of the specter, most of us have one thing in common: apart from loving the songs, we also love the memorabilia. If you too get excited every time you see a bunch of badges or posters, you might like the idea of making your own stuff. Here are a couple of things you can make by yourself.

Turn your lyrics collection into a collage

This is one of the easiest things you can make, and it doesn’t require operating heavy machinery. You probably have a bunch of old pictures and posters of The Clash, as well as a collection of their lyrics. What we’re suggesting is to take all of them, rearrange them in a creative way, glue the result of your effort to a piece of cardboard paper, and hang it on your wall. It will make a great addition to any home or apartment.

Make a Mick Jones’ guitar replica

This one is a bit tough, but doesn’t it sound awesome? To make it, you’re going to need some tools, of course. For cutting the wood into the right shape, it would be best to use a circular saw, but a regular one will do if you’re even remotely precise. After you’ve cut the wood, you’ll need to sand it a bit, at least the edges. You can check out the sanding tools here: http://beltsanderworld.com/. And after this is done, you can go ahead and start painting your new guitar! It’s certainly the most fun part of the process, but make sure to use the right paint and finish.

Use your records to make an installation worthy of The Clash

Now that you’ve finished checking Belt Sander World for sanding tools, we can go to our next project. It’s not as demanding as the previous one. To make this installation, you’re going to need a dozen or so of old The Clash records. You can glue them to a cardboard, just like with the collage, but you can also pierce each one of them and then connect them with a piece of string or wire.

Design your own The Clash poster

You’ve probably already designed one of those in your head, but we’re saying that you should actually try to do it. Let your imagination run wild, or simply make a combination of their album covers, and who knows? You might even create a masterpiece!

Get Physical

History,Music 30 October 2015 | Comments Off on Get Physical

Lady equipped for aerobics sessionIt did not have any appeal to us at the time.

It meant absolutely nothing to The Clash. Curiously, our folks seemed to love it. But they were never influenced by the lyrics nor did they act on it like many other easy to influence folks at the time. One of the best-known lame contributions to the eighties mindset was Australian-born, Olivia Newton-John’s Physical, both song and album. This struggling seventies icon lifted herself up on the bandwagon and became part of the eighties fad of aerobics pioneered by legendary American actress, Jane Fonda. If we’re not mistaken, her career was on the wane too.

The rich and famous example

Never mind that, this lass is now pushing eighty. If you’d seen her squeezing Harvey Keitel’s bum earlier this year at the Cannes Film festival, you would not have guessed. Keitel, in his seventies, doesn’t look too bad either. But then again, most famous and successful actors don’t. Being physical is part and parcel of what makes a high-grossing actor these days. He may not be able to act much, but Tom Cruise, into his fifties, is one of the highest paid performers of all time.

His physical conditioning is superb and he does not mind boasting that he still performs most of his-death defying stunts himself. Surviving members of The Clash have long since dumped their sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll image. Apart from their mature age, this image no longer sells records. Now, you may not be a fitness freak (yet) but those of you who have gym memberships downtown have not yet once seen the rich and famous on the floor. There’s a good reason for this. Loaded as they are (with money, not drugs) they have customized, home-built gyms  set up somewhere yonder within their sprawling mansions.

Set the mood right

We’ve got news for you. Hollywood bombshells, hunks and ageing rockers aren’t the only ones with self-styled gyms at home. Ordinary folks like you are doing it for themselves. You can get really physical by setting up your own gym too. It doesn’t have to start with much. Read what Garage Gym Life has to say about this when you have a chance. We’ve got something more important to tell you before we go.

Apart from The Clash’s extensive record library, one of the all-time rock classics comes from fellow-Britons, Queen. Fat Bottomed Girls makes reference to ‘music makes the rocking world go round’. Admit it, fellow Clashers; we cannot live without music, can we? Where would the world be without it otherwise? We also have to admit that while those old girls weren’t our favorite cups of tea, they did set the tone where exercise is concerned. Fonda and Newt demonstrated how much music helps set the mood just right (not that us head-bangers need much encouragement).

So, a final word to the uninitiated; let music rule your world.

Music beautifully makes its way into our lives

Music 10 September 2015 | Comments Off on Music beautifully makes its way into our lives

Music beautifully makes its way into our livesThere aren’t many things in life that can touch you or your life like music does. The connection that it has with the human mind and heart is something that actually cannot be described in words. It is strongly involved with our emotions and thoughts. At some point of time we have been inspired by music and this was something that we never actually imagined or anticipated. For many, music is in their veins and it flows as smoothly in them as blood does. Music is innately intertwined with our life in a mysterious way that even we don’t know how to explain.

Music is the perfect way to express your passion, get rid of depression and show your elation which is something that you will not get anywhere else. The most interesting thing about music is the fact that is a faithful companion all throughout our life. At every age level and stage of life it finds its way into our life one way or the other as effortlessly as day finds night. Whether you are a kid or a teenager or recovering a tragedy or at the twilight of your life, music is always waiting for you at the end of the tunnel.

The phase of life where music is of utmost importance is during the formative years of our lives, especially around the ages of 12-20. Here people don’t know what they want from life and this is the perfect opportunity for them to realize their potential. Some of the best singers including the likes of Britney Spears and Madonna started their career during this time of their life.

The top choice for most kids at these ages is rock music and pop music. Some of the songs of these budding rockstars are really commendable and illuminating. Music and food make an impeccable combination for these youngsters. These young impressionable minds can spend hours bonding with one another over just some great music and some meat preparations. For meat lovers, you might find MeatGrinderAdviser useful.

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One thing that begs a mention is the revolution in the music industries. From the days of classical music to the introduction of pop and rock to hip hop and electro, the music industry has come a long way. Over time the musical industries has also seen great changes in Orchestra and also the introduction of DJs is throwing a new colour to the industry altogether.

Nowadays music is made at the click of a button and almost all the time on a laptop, rather, the copies where the music notes are jot down. Thankfully these new and improved machineries have not been able to take over the core of music which is the human mind, the actual factory where music is created.

The newest thing that you will be able to see nowadays are collaborations where one or more artists normally from different genres of music come together to create music together, ironically people who compete against each other are working to get that elusive Grammy that they always dreamt of.

Discover the Long History of Trumpets

History 4 September 2015 | Comments Off on Discover the Long History of Trumpets

Discover the Long History of TrumpetsThe Clash, as well as other punk rock bands, has experimented and used trumpets for some of its music singles. This brass instrument offers a unique tune that adds color to music. But do you know the rich history of this musical instrument? Here we’ll discover the evolution of trumpet.

Long before trumpets became a mainstay in classical orchestra and jazz music, this wind instrument has played a major role in almost every ancient civilization that roamed the planet. From a simple animal horn, it evolved into a length of brass tubing then to its present sophisticated engineering that is capable of a full chromatic range.

Trumpets date back to thousands of years. Our pre-historic ancestors blew into conch shell or animal horn that produced a monotonous sound. Their discovery fascinated them so much that they eventually developed it and looked for other objects that can produce sound through blowing. The earliest metal trumpets date back to 1500BC. Trumpets made of bronze and silver have been found in ancient Egyptian graves, as well as other civilizations in Scandinavia, South America, China and other parts of Asia.

But not like the sophisticated trumpets that we now have, such the numerous models reviewed at WindySounds.com, ancient trumpets were not used to make music. Ancient civilizations used trumpets for military and religious purposes. Written accounts so richly described the role of trumpets in announcing military events. They were also blown to signal religious and royal gatherings. Trumpets were also very helpful in medieval warfare as they were used to communicate and relay instructions over great distances.

Trumpet design has seen a meteoric evolution during the Middle Ages and continuing to the Renaissance period. Thanks to more advanced metal making techniques, improvements in the instrument design have allowed it to create a range of sound, suitable for creating music. However, the early, natural trumpets had a limited range of notes and changing the key requires a painstaking procedure of replacing different pipes on the horn. These trumpets were so popular during the Baroque era.

During the Romantic and Classical era, use of natural trumpet gradually faded. The instrument then had major improvements during the 1800s. The addition of valves and keys made it much easier and more apt for chromatic use. With the trumpet now capable of playing various notes, it found a place in classical music.

Through the years, trumpets have become a mainstay in modern music. The twentieth century was a golden age for trumpet. Unlike other instruments that did not do well on tape, trumpets sounded great and quickly caught the audience’s heart. Trumpet virtuosos such as Louis Armstrong easily found a way to the airwaves and even conquered Pop Music. The popularity of trumpet, both as a single musical instrument and as part of an orchestra, continues to impress.

The trumpet is among the few musical instruments that have managed to evolve along with the civilization. It has solidified its place in history and continues to stay relevant and well loved. So, the next time you hear trumpets on the background, you know it deserves a better appreciation.

Best music for your aquarium videos

Hobbies,Music,Relaxation 3 September 2015 | Comments Off on Best music for your aquarium videos

Best music for your aquarium videosWhile music certainly provides a host of benefits, especially helping you relax, there are other ways, which also provide relief from stress like watching fish in an aquarium or underwater video. When you combine the effect of moving fish and music, you get a wonderful blend, which is soothing to your senses and has a profound impact on your mind and body.

Fish as you know are very beneficial for your health as they contain Omega-3 fatty acids, which are vital for a healthy body. But it is not just eating fish that is healthy, but watching them too is considered as a healthy habit as watching the fish swim helps ease stress and keeps you balanced. So a blend of music and aquarium fish certainly is a fitting recipe for physical and mental fitness.

If you are making aquarium videos that feature just the sounds of bubbling water, using a subtle soundtrack helps to increase the underwater effect. The video making process is in itself, a time consuming one. But when you have all the preparations done perfectly, it is an easy job actually.

For huge aquariums, keeping the water clear is one important aspect, which you can see to by using the keen canister filters. The music tracks are great when you use them on your screensavers featuring the aquarium videos. Here are some great music choices for aquarium videos.

Deep Blue Dream

This wonderful track by Eric Serra is a short one running for about 90 seconds. It is part of the movie, The Big Blue’s soundtrack. Since the entire soundtrack has similar music suitable for the water, buying the whole soundtrack is recommended. As the movie is an ocean based one, the soundtrack is an apt one for any aquarium video. You can even keep it as your ringtone, as it is quite interesting and relaxing to hear.

Lujon

This is a luxurious track by Henry Mancini, which transports you to the tropical seas. The unique percussion and pleasing strings make this a truly classic tropical piece. Since it is the only piece by Mancini with ocean theme and a wonderful one at that, it is highly recommended. While taking aquarium videos it is necessary to keep the surrounding as quiet as possible.

Maintenance of aquarium also plays a significant role. Using effective fish tank filters, click here, is necessary to keep the fish and the backdrop look vibrant and akin to underwater surrounding. This track by Mancini is an awesome piece that makes the entire aquarium video perfect. The serene vibes this track produces also makes it an ideal backdrop for the videos on tropical beaches, if you plan to film one in future.

Deep Blue Day

This track by Brian Eno may be familiar with those who have seen Trainspotting. It is played in the scene where Mc Gregor dives, into a toilet. But despite the unpalatable scene, the music is certainly smooth and nice and just right for relaxing and enjoying your aquarium scene. The track is part of the album titled Apollo. A few of the tracks give you a sensation of being deep in the ocean, which is why this track is ideal for your aquarium video.

Rhythm Outside of Music

Hobbies 18 August 2015 | Comments Off on Rhythm Outside of Music

Rhythm Outside of MusicRhythm is a word which comes up often when people are discussing music. But did you know that there are plenty of other places and situations outside the context of a musical performance or song where rhythm still plays a major role? Think about it – even simple things like walking around or climbing stairs have a rhythm to them, especially when you consider these movements are more or less falling forwards at a steady pace while moving your legs. There are many other common situations where rhythm comes into play and acts as an underlying element to keep things moving smoothly.

To take the walking example a little further, running, and not just running but doing it well and at a sustainable pace, requires that the runner develops a certain kind of rhythm. The legs have to pump, but the runner needs to breathe at the right times as well, which includes exhaling when the time is right too. Getting into a good rhythm helps runners to maximize the distance they can run before they absolutely need to stop and rest, and it’s a skill which professional runners constantly struggle to develop. Rhythm shows up in lots of other places besides music and running though.

You might not think it at first, but shooting is all about rhythm. Whether it’s with a gun or a bow and arrows, lining up a shot, aiming down the trajectory of the projectile and actually pulling the trigger or releasing the string is almost like a sort of dance; there’s rhythm to it, and a right and wrong way to do it. You’re not going to get a feel for information like this, if. for example,you just visiting archery gear reviews website like this one. For this particular lesson, you would be much better off picking up a bow and trying some target practice on your own. English archers used to fire 6 to 7 aimed, accurate shots per minute. Can you?

If you’re the kind of person who prefers a strict schedule with all the time accounted for, you shouldn’t be surprised to know you’ve developed a rhythm in your life. Lots of people like to call it a routine, but it’s as much a rhythm as walking, running or shooting, just a different kind of rhythm. Some types of people are pretty spontaneous and so better improvising on the fly, but others almost demand this rhythm in their lives, as if they can’t live without it. If you find yourself waking up, shaving, showering and getting dressed at the same times each day, you’re already familiar with rhythm outside of music.

These are just a few examples of different places you can find rhythm at work in your life. There are numerous others which haven’t been outlined here, but which some of our readers might want to share with everyone else. If you can think of any other circumstances where rhythm plays an important role in seeing a task through to completion, then by all means, share your insights with the rest of us.

Hosting A BBQ Party

Adventures 17 August 2015 | Comments Off on Hosting A BBQ Party

Hosting A BBQ PartyThe folks here decided to host a party in honour of one of our members having been selected to perform in a local festival. We got together to make the necessary arrangements. And irrevocably, the first thing we talked about was the type of music to have for the party. While everyone unanimously agreed on the music (Clash Band, of course!) they all had different ideas about the food and other arrangements, which led to quite a lot of arguments with no consensus reached at the end. But the playlist was okayed by everyone and we had one thing less to be worried about. Phew!

So the next item to be talked about was the food. Yes, next to pleasing our sense of hearing, our palates needed the most attention.  After much deliberation, we settled on a barbecue party, as almost everyone loved it, but didn’t want to take part in the preparation, as everyone had a long sob story on how bad their bbq had turned out.

However one of the members, Paul said that he had recently bought a great bbq smoker at  this website. He also had some great tips to share with us. Earlier when we were all bickering about the bbq he had tried to get in a word about this, but since he is the most soft spoken of the team, he refrained from speaking until we all settled down. And it was all for good, as we had a great time at the party and everyone was happy with the music and food. Here are some of the great tips we learnt.

Prepare ahead

Barbecue should be lighted well before the guests start arriving. It is also good, if some grilling has been started. The wafting smell is sure to please the guests as soon as they arrive.

Keep everything handy

Everything should be kept ready at hand. The marinating and other preparation should be done well in advance, so you will not have much washing up to do and be free to take care of the drinks and other aspects.

Be near

Hosting A BBQ PartyFor safety and getting the best results, you need to be at the side of the barbecue always. You need not worry about being left alone as in all probability you’ll be surrounded by hungry guests who spout all kinds of advice on grilling it well. Since we had used the perfect bbq smoker available here, we were able to churn up the food fast and safely too.

Since summer is the time when all types of bbq ideas arise, it is also the right season to get plenty of vegetables and fruits. So you can have the best of meat, vegetables and fruits to add to the barbecue. You can add plums, courgettes, apples, sweet corn etc. to make the food more appetizing, tasty and healthy too. The fruits and vegetables also make great salad accompaniments for the grilled meat. Ensure you wash all food ingredients thoroughly before cooking, especially if you are not able to peel the fruits or vegetables. And don’t forget the seasoning. Fine sea salt or nicely ground Maldon would do well as seasoning.

Learn guitar easily with LED lights

Science behind Music 10 August 2015 | Comments Off on Learn guitar easily with LED lights

Learn guitar easily with LED lightsLearning guitar is easily done by most people, but in spite of this many beginners do not get past the initial stage and give up on it. While reasons like lack of sufficient time and the hurt caused to fingers while playing are commonly given for beginners quitting on learning guitar, lack of practice is the main culprit. When you practice well, you can easily master the instrument. To practice well you need to learn the basics first. The new Fretlight LED guitar is an innovative instrument that shows students the right placement of fingers on the strings. The lights in the guitar are triggered due to computer software of video guitar lessons.

Learning enabled guitar

The Fretlight system uses embedded LED lights present in the neck region. Beginners can know where and when to place their fingers on the fingerboard.  While the basic system has been in use for some time now, the new FG-461 PRO guitar has some new and exciting features.

The guitar comes with a standard model output jack, which you use for connecting the instrument to amplifier. The instrument also has a port with 8 pins that can be connected to your system. A light strip near the nut indicates open string type prompts.

LED lights are present under each string at 21st fret position in the neck. The model has a very thin circuit for LED, which is covered with polymer fingerboard that let the LED lights to shine through when they are lit. LED lights are highly versatile lighting systems that find diversified uses. You can find the LED lights in the form of LED light bars for use in commercial and personal vehicles, such as those at http://lightbarland.com/, which are highly useful for clear and safe driving. And there are LED lights you find in your flat screen TV and even in mobile phones.

Playing like a pro

You may have admired popular guitar singers such as Beck, Clapton and more recent Gilbert and Val play effortlessly. But it is not as easy as it may seem to you. To play excellently, you need to spent endless hours learning the scales, chops and perfecting your technique. While you have computer software, online course videos, and books to guide you, these do not compare to having a tutor present in real time to guide you on the various intricacies.

Inexpensive method

With professional tuition being very expensive and the time factor not conducible for proper learning, students are often left to see to the learning on their own.  They resort to reading score or tab from a tutoring book and translate into the neck positioning.

Then they keep repeating the piece until they get the right tempo. While the videos and computer software do help a bit more with their interactive learning methods, students need to focus on the screen before them and then back to their guitar repeatedly which is very distracting. The Fretlight model by Rusty Shaffer helps to learn guitar faster than the traditional methods.