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Fun Uses For Light Bulbs

Le 2 août 2017, 11:37 dans Humeurs 0

We all know what light bulbs are, how they were invented and where to buy them. In an effort to avoid repeating the same information that other lighting related articles discuss, this feature will discuss some of the fun uses for light bulbs and why they are often much more than just a bulb.

$Science Projects. If your child is in school, one of the most enjoyable science assignments he/she will have is to create a project that will be judged on it's appearance, research and facts. This assignment, called a science project, is entered into a science fair and judged against all other entries. At the conclusion of the competition, awards are given to the best projects before they continue on the national competition. A popular science project would be a feature on light bulbs, which could showcase the invention process and how lighting has changed the world as we know it. One of the popular categories could feature different types of bulbs and how they are used, including standard lighting and those used for decorative themes and holidays.

$Creating Your Own Lamps. Whether you are a crafter for fun or profit, creating your own lamps can be a terrific way to earn some extra money or simply decorate your home using a one-of-a-kind creation. Many people find that a hand-carved wooden lamp shade provides a beautiful effect. Once designed and made, a light bulb would be placed into the lamp as it would with a traditional retail product. When the light is turned on and the color shines through the carefully crafted wooden cutout design, the lighting effect will be a real treat. An example would be a wooden shade with carefully cut shapes of a deer, dolphin or other popular animal. When lit, these handcrafted beauties add much more than just a source of light. In fact, they add a unique touch to any room in the home.

$Add A Splash Of Color To Your Room. Light bulbs are often available in a variety of colors, which can be a nice change from the standard clear lighting source. Using different colors in lightbulbs can add a real touch of whimsy to your room and can be a nice coordinating element to your custom decor.

Flash photography is the use of a camera flash bulb in a variety

Le 27 juillet 2017, 05:20 dans Humeurs 0

Flash photography is the use of a camera flash bulb in a variety of possible situations where there doesn't seem to be enough light. The most common use of flash photography is group portraits at gatherings where there is not enough light to take a satisfactory exposure.

But there are many other situations where the flash could be used such as: fill-flash situations when the background is brighter than the subject, using the flash to light up a room and creating better coloring, or using the flash to freeze a moving object in a dark situation.

-Indoor Flash Photography

In typical indoor situations there will probably not be enough light to take a normal hand-held well-exposed photo. There are many indoor flash photo opportunities you may be faced with. You may want to cast light on a group of people for a portrait photo. You may want to throw light into a room for an architectural photo. Or you may just want to cast light on certain objects in a lighted room that appears too dark for an exposure.

If your camera's auto-exposure settings say that the photo would require a shutter speed slower than 1/60 of a second then you probably shouldn't hand-hold the camera or the photo would come out blurry. The reason it would come out blurry is because the shutter would be open long enough for any minor hand shake to distort the composition. The use of a tripod or faster film will probably be needed but many of us do not regularly carry a tripod. Most photographers simply use their flash bulb when they are inside.

In order to take effective indoor flash photos there are some techniques you should keep in mind. When using the flash do not point it directly at a mirror or glass that will create a lens flare or just ruin the photo. Stand close enough to your subjects so the flash is actually effective (four to ten feet). Try to make sure your main subjects are about the same distance away from the flash as each other or some that are closer to the flash will appear brighter than ones that are farther away.

-Fill Flash Situations

Fill flash fills in the areas of a photo that would normally appear too dark. Fill flash can be used for sunny day portraits for shadows on a subject's face or to fill any shaded area that is out of the sunlight. Fill flash can also be used to cast light into a room where there are no windows. Fill in flash is ideal for back-lit and side-lit situations. In a backlit situation there will be a lot of light in the background but no or little light cast on the front of the subject. This would normally create somewhat of a silhouette effect, but with a fill flash it would balance the photo nicely. But in order for this technique to work, you must be careful to stay in flash range which is usually around four to ten feet. With common cameras in order to add fill flash to a photo just toggle the flash to go off when it normally would not be needed.

-Other Types of Flash

Many newer cameras now have a red-eye reduction mode where the flash may fire before the picture is taken in order to cause the subjects? pupils to contract. The red-eye reduction modes in newer cameras are surprisingly effective and many work in different ways to contract pupils.

A slow sync flash is for more complicated exposures and is used commonly to create blurry long exposures. The flash fires at the beginning of the exposure, but the shutter still stays open for a moment after the flash has fired. This can freeze a car at dusk and create a blurry streak in the cars path. Or the slow sync flash could capture a sunset and freeze a closer subject that is moving through the frame. There are countless situations where a slow sync flash could possibly be used to enhance an exposure. There are also other versions of the sync flash such as the rear sync flash (where the flash fires at the end of an exposure) or the stroboscopic flash (where the flash fires multiple times throughout an exposure).

Many photographers also choose to bounce the flash off a wall or ceiling to get a softer diffused kind of light commonly sought after for portraits. This kind of flash technique requires a flash that can be aimed in a direction that the camera is not pointed. It takes practice to refine this technique and only a small percentage of photographers actually use it.


Practice using flash in your photos even when it is not necessarily needed and pay attention to your results. The best way to become better at flash photography is to analyze your photos and try to figure out what you could have done differently in order to create a better flash-filled exposure.

Today was a bit of a challenge and I rode the ledge for a couple of hours.

Le 21 juillet 2017, 05:57 dans Humeurs 0

The centre 36W UV Lamp is the safest part to stay, with much less risk of being thrown off. Today was a bit of a challenge and I rode the ledge for a couple of hours. Having this perspective of existence that I've spoken of before, I'm finding it easier to find my way back to centre. I mean, it's there, just not here yet. Will I reach the opening today, tomorrow, next week, next month, or 2006? I don't know. The longer we can stay there, the more laughter we experience in the face of adversity. I've been experiencing that too. Looking at the situation, I fully saw this about a month or two ago and figured that the light at the end of the tunnel would've materialized by now. When times are hard and the situation seems hopeless, we usually LED Down Light turn a corner and can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Yet the centrifugal forces of our emotions threaten to send us to the edge as we struggle to maintain our grip of the centre. In the dark, I've noticed, the distance of the light is deceiving. Hanging on is really tough some days but I still refuse to give up. It's like riding the merry-go-round in a playground. I still have more tunnel to go through. Even so, I've also noticed that to edge away a bit from centre propels me into more action..

Ride the Wheel

It's a challenge to stay at the centre of the wheel of change.

Never Give Up

You know, I just responded to someone this evening and wrote that I could see the light at the end of the tunnel. There's a fine line there that must be negotiated. The dance of life. We all know that saying.

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