Beginning In Photography: Tripod: Friend Or Foe?

Theyre heavy, expensive, conspicuous, take time to set up and take apart again. In short, tripods are a nuisance. And in this age of digital cameras, we can always increase the ISO sensitivity to accommodate a low light situation. So why bother with one at all? Lets look at some of the advantages of using a tripod. Noise reduction Fist of all, what is noise? Increasing the ISO level in a digital camera amplifies the signal through the digital sensor that records the image. This is much the same as turning the volume on your home stereo up to 10. You will hear a hissing in the background. This is amplification noise. It looks like grain in a low quality …

Bathroom vanity is sure to exite the creative renovator

Replacing a worn out or outdated bathroom vanity is a quick and dramatic way to clean up a bathroom. With a little planning and a step-by-step approach, you can complete this alteration in a day. In fact, the biggest challenge may be just deciding which vanity to buy. Here are the steps you’ll need to follow for installing your new bathroom vanity, Shut off the water and disconnect the supply, use a bucket to catch any water that drips from the supply lines and the p-trap the white curved pipe in the center. Loosen the caulk between the bathroom vanity and the wall with a utility knife. You may have to go all the way down to the floor on …

Home Lighting – Use Glass Block to decorate and reflect light

Have you ever considered using Glass block draw light into your home? Many years ago, glass block was used in factory buildings and basements to allow light flowing into the area but still provided some security and privacy. Glass block has been used in showers and windows for bathrooms in higher priced housing. Home owners are only limited by their imagination when considering this durable material. Ive seen glass block used to create furniture such as desks and tables. Other suggestions for its use are for kitchen counters and divider walls. Since the blocks are not opaque, they blur and dim images while still allowing the flow of light. Glass has many additional benefits durability and resistance to weather. Glass …

Choosing Quality Bedding For Comfort And Fashion

If you are considering redecorating your bedroom, one of the easiest ways to add some extra flair and comfort without too many extra books is to simply invest in a new set of bedding. Bedding fashions are right in step with other fashion trends, and that means that floral patterns are out and solid color combinations are in. You should pick a color scheme that coordinates with your room color as well as the furniture in your bedroom. Also consider the other accessories in your bedroom such as paintings, rugs, and mirrors before selecting bedding that will compliment the room and achieve the style and effect you are after. Nothing beats a good duvet for looks or for style. You …