Exactly what’s That File?

Oct 26, 14 Exactly what’s That File?

An Intro to File Extensions

In an effort to be “user-friendly,” Windows (and maybe some other os) conceals the most vital part of a file name from brand-new computer users: the extension. Okay – we’re presuming that the reasoning behind concealing extensions is a “easy to use” one since we just can’t create any other factor for hiding them. No harm might ever originate from seeing an extension, but plenty would be gained from it. You have this post to lead you through some of the most usual extensions that you’ll run into.

Before you can see file extensions, you need to turn them on. From Windows Explorer, click the “Tools” menu, and select “File Options.” Click the “View” tab and afterwards uncheck the box beside “Conceal file extensions for recognized file types.” Click “OKAY” and you’ll see that the files in Windows Explorer reveal a dot and group of 3 letters after their names. That dot and group of 3 letters is called an “extension,” and the extension discusses exactly what type of file it is.

A file would be a plain text file, an image, a sound, a video, or program. Without seeing the extension, you would not know it unless you double-clicked on it. The following list defines a few of the most typical extensions that you’ll discover on your computer system

. au – This extension suggests a sound file. Many noise players will certainly pack up and play this sort of file

. art – This extension indicates an image file that was compressed with AOL (America Online) technology. Both Web Explorer and the AOL service software can show this kind of file, however if you do not have actually AOL set up on your system, Internet Explorer will certainly display it

. avi – This extension suggests a video file playable by most multimedia viewers including Microsoft’s Media Player

. bmp – This extension shows another image file that may have stemmed from Windows Paint program

. dll – This extension suggests a Dynamic Link Library which might consist of added shows code for software. Numerous various programs commonly share Dynamic Link Libraries and you’ll find a lot of them in the Windows/System directory (however do not ever delete them)!

. exe – This extension shows a program or an application like Microsoft Word, Web Explorer, or Outlook Express. Use extreme caution when downloading.exe files from the Web considering that harmful programmers want to hide viruses in these types of files

. gif – This extension indicates another image file and it means “Graphics Interchange Format.”. Gif files are often smaller sized than.bmp files (described earlier) and they’re typically discovered on Internet web pages

. jpg – This extension suggests yet another image file and it represents “Joint Photographers Professionals Group.” Like the.gif file, it’s frequently found on Internet web pages, however it’s much smaller than both the.gif image and the.bmp image. It is common to have sevices that convert .png to .jpg. If you have this need, you can go to png-to-jgp.com.

. mid – This extension suggests a sound file developed with a Musical Instrument Digital Interface. Windows Media Gamer will certainly open and run these files, however they do not sound like normal.wav or.mp3 files (described later). Mid files are developed to product synthetic noises utilizing a computer’s sound card

. mp3 – This extension indicates a sound file that authentically replicates voice and/or music. Windows Media Gamer will certainly open and run this type of file

. scr – This extension shows a screen saver file

. sit – This extension shows a Macintosh archive StuffIt file. They will certainly not open on a Windows system without an unique utility

. ttf – This extension shows a font specifically created for use on a Windows system. It stands for “Real Type Typeface.”

. txt – This extension suggests a plain text file that can be opened with Notepad

. wav – This extension suggests a sound file that like the.mp3 file, can be opened with Windows Media Gamer or Windows Sound Recorder. Wav files are much larger than.mp3 files

. zip – This extension suggests a Windows archive WinZip file. They will certainly not open on a Macintosh system without an unique energy.

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What You Need To Know About Taking Pictures

Oct 23, 14 What You Need To Know About Taking Pictures

Capturing life’s special moments, in a meaningful way, is possible for anyone who goes out of their way to learn the nuances of photography. Though anyone can purchase a camera, not every person who holds one, will truly master it. Mastering the art of photography is a process that is learned and anyone who seeks out information can become a great photographer. Follow these tips to achieve your maximum potential behind the lens of your camera.

You need to be fast when snapping your pictures! If you take too long, you’ll never get the perfect shot you envision. Your subject might run away or change position so that the moment you wanted to capture gets lost. The faster your camera is ready to take pictures, the better.

Set up some basic programs for your DSLR camera. By setting some of the basic values ahead of time, you don’t have to mess with them in the event that you want to get a shot in, in a short amount of time. Instead, you just press the button and start shooting.

Make sure you taking lighting into account when you’re taking your photos. Will there be shadows cast upon your subject? Is your subject squinting into the sun or other bright light? Try moving around to find the best angle in the lighting to get the best photo. Try taking your photos at different vantage points so that you can see what works best.

You should think about getting a tripod. A good tripod offers you more stability and allows you to take your time composing your picture. Get a tripod that give you flexibility in height and positioning. Tripods are a useful tool for certain kinds of pictures only. Do not use a tripod if you are looking for a unusual angle.

Once you have spotted the subject of your picture, make sure to take your shot right away. This is especially true if your subject is a living being, such as a child or animal. Since staying in one position for a long time is hard for animals and children, you want to make sure you get the pose you want.

Get an external flash unit with a diffuser instead of the built-in flash feature. These built-in flashes often make a picture look very harsh. An external flash unit gives a more natural aspect to your photographs and allows you to edit them without the noise you get when you use another kind of flash.

Photography also is a large part in the corporate sector. Companies like Ceoportrait are dedicated to give you the best photo-packages around and always giving new deals away such as corporate headshots NYC. Business can be a large market for photography and if you excel with this to a professional level, it can be a big revenue opportunity.

Now that you have been enlightened by these simple photographic tips, grab your camera and get out there. That “magic moment” is just a click away, and the world won’t stop spinning. So let your imagination run free, then capture the results for posterity. Only you can tell the photographic story that unfolds from your own unique point of view.

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CB Photography launches new website for Vancouver Island Wedding photography

Oct 17, 14 CB Photography launches new website for Vancouver Island Wedding photography

Chris Boar of CB Photography has been photographing weddings across Vancouver Island for nearly a decade. In which time he has covered over 400 weddings. Originally from the UK, Chris was proud to become a Canadian Citizen back in 2013, and is now a dual national, but still retains his obvious British accent much to the delight of local Canadians!
Shooting ceremonies from Victoria to Campbell River, and Nanaimo to the Uclulet/Tofino area, Chris has shot at all of the most popular destinations to get married across the island, and his new website reflects all those locations with some stunning imagery of happy couples tying the knot.
Chris’s philosophy when it comes to weddings is simple. That special day is about ONE thing, spending precious time celebrating with those closest to you. As such Chris’s priority on a client’s weddings day is to records those important relationships for his clients. Many never to repeated moments will occur during the day that will mean so much to the bride and groom, Chris will be there to capture them.
Some of Chris’s favorite wedding locations are along the Pacific Rim area, Ucluelet to Tofino, and the many beaches in between. Over the years Chris has had the honour to witness many weddings along the coast line from big resorts to small B&B rentals.
He has photographed many weddings at the Black Rock Resort in Ucluelet, including the ceremony of their very own wedding planner! It’s a great spot for photographs, not only around the resort, but down on Big Beach, and along the adjacent Wild Pacific Trail. And only 5 minutes way is another great photo location by the Lighthouse, overlooking the Broken Island chain and the open Pacific. Chris has many specatacular images of bride and grooms on the rocks framed by the Islands and the Lighthouse.
Further along the Pacific Rim is another great location to get married. Long Beach Lodge on Cox Bay, a wonderful spot with a patio for ceremonies and many options for wedding photos afterwards. 246_J_C_190712For example along the beach, and on the boardwalk in the forest at the end of the beach, are two local spots. Chris has photographed many weddings over the years at the Lodge. You can’t go wrong.
Chris has built up an intimate knowledge of the local area allowing him to think and plan on the fly, for example having a last minute change of destination due to temporary sea mist/fog, Chris will often drive clients to areas with better shooting options/weather.
CB Photography’s new website has been designed to be very user friendly, minimal menus and intuitive navigation for brides. All relevant info is laid out, including many of Chris’s favorite images. The new website has helpful separate galleries for different parts of the island, allowing brides to get an idea on potential locations for their big day. The website contains hundreds of images including all of Chris’s latest work from around the Island. Finally a friendly contact page allows clients to tell Chris all the relevant information about their wedding plans. The key part of the website is the home page video showing an interview with Chris about his style, interspersed with some of his personal favorite images.
Check out this dedicated page on CB Photography’s wedding imagery from Ucluelet and Tofino

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