Photography Tips And Tricks That You Probably Didn’t Even Think Of

When it is time to go out into the field and be the artsy crafty person that is hiding deep down inside of you what do you do?  How do you release the inner you? Personally, I grab my trusty digital camera and just head out into the wild blue yonder and start snapping away.  That is all well and good but there are a few things you should do before you go.

Most people can take pretty good pictures.  They see what they want to capture, point the camera and click the little button.  Done and done, right?  Well, maybe not. If you’re hoping to capture everything you see as realistically as it can be done perhaps you should (and this is going to hurt most people) read the instruction manual, read a book on taking pictures or even take class in photography. But you say “I don’t want to spend all of the time and money to do all that.

I just want to take pictures.”  Okay, you can do that.  But I won’t soon be coming to your house to watch the little video presentation you’ve created that clearly illustrates how much you really need to learn more about photography, settings, lighting etc.  It’s just not going to happen.  I can be as kind as the next person with all of the oohs and aahs as the presentation plays.  But, know this which will happen only once. Would it not be better to get just a little bit of training?

Don’t you want your friends and family to look forward to your next photo presentation with great anticipation?  Of course you do.  So, get some training either by book, video or in a local class at your community college or photography shop.  It will be worth your time and the little bit of money you’ll have to spend.  And then get out there and release the inner you that is so desperate to get out.

Subspace Game Review

Remember Asteroids? If you’re old enough, you probably spent more than a few quarters dodging rocks and discovering the joys of velocity vectors with this classic arcade game. Remember shooting at those irritating little UFOs that would occasionally appear? Well, now Virgin gives you the chance to zoom about in space once more, shooting not at rocks and flying saucers but at spaceships just like yours, flown by other humans. Welcome to SubSpace, Virgin’s Internet game that takes the Asteroids idea and whomps it with a dose of steroids.

A simple game with a simple price ($29.95 retail), SubSpace manages to deliver more than expected. There is a jewel-box manual, and a full-size strategy guide as well. Internet play is free (though Virgin does provide numerous disclaimers disavowing any obligation to keep SubSpace servers up and running). There’s an offline practice mode, but the only real gaming is online. The graphics are simple yet colorful, with funky smoke trails from rocket engines and nifty explosions as well as nicely designed space ships. Designed for keyboard play, controls are simple and effective. And it will run on just any Pentium (though a 90MHz Pentium is recommended).

The strengths of SubSpace, though, are also its weaknesses. On the upside, it’s a great Asteroids clone. On the downside, it’s still just an Asteroids clone, albeit with lots of people and friendlier rocks. What’s great about this game, though, is its ability to combine simple mechanics with fairly complex strategies and tactics. While it won’t give chess a run for its money, SubSpace can be much more than a mere twitch game. With six different ships, the ability to attach oneself onto other ships as a turret, and numerous game styles (capture the flag, deathmatch, teams), there is a surprising amount of depth to the game.

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Gambling addiction facts

One of the most important facts that you need to know about gambling addiction is that it is not just a financial issue but it also ruins life as a whole. There are people who don’t feel regret for losing money and some feel need to go for gambling to get relief from daily stress and strain which might be in your relationships or even official aspects.Whatever may be the reason for you to go for gambling it is always a serious issue to be considered. Sometimes it might take you to the higher extent where you might lose your relations, family, friends, job, financial position and the self-respect that you have earned all these years. When you look for a compulsive gambling it is not related to the financial aspect rather it’s emotional. Gambling is a billion dollar industry where every day one gains huge profits and the other might lose and get into losses. Every day thousands of people from all over the world are getting into this addiction and losing everything that they own.

Gambling is not usually caused by the lotteries, casinos or race tracks rather it’s due to the inability of an individual to stop themselves from getting into betting or getting involved in gambling. There are certain people who go for gambling occasionally and those who compulsive gamblers. American gambling industry earns billions of dollars every year. It is actually estimated that in America, nearly 80% of the population have done gambling in their life.

Gambling is done in various ways and hence it is very easily accessible. There are sources online where you can do gambling sitting at your home or wherever you are. The pathological gamblers will even have the mental health disorders and finally, might land up losing everything in their life.

When compared to men and women, men are more likely to get addicted to this gambling issue than women. According to some survey, almost 3-4 percent of American citizen have the problem of gambling. One thing which you need to remember is that whatever type of gambling addiction you might have still you have got opportunities to get out this issue and lead a happy life. You can still lead a life that you were expecting to. It is not that gamblers are always losers and can never be richer and lead a happy life. There are great people who have come out of gambling addiction and still are able to lead a life that they need. You can even check out the various online sources that can provide detailed information and facts on gambling addiction so that you can clear all your doubts related to gambling addiction. If you know someone who is into gambling never avoids them. Rather make sure to keep their motivational levels high so that they can come out of this problem as soon as possible.

Budget Saint Tropez Travel Family Vacation Advice

Saint Tropez is a delightful French commune that attracts many visitors. A budget Saint Tropez travel vacation is associated with fun, frolic and plenty of well-spent leisure time. It depends on the destination, the various attractions and facilities available and the affordability of the chosen destination. Proper planning results in a relaxing holiday and rejuvenated spirits.
An important budget Saint Tropez detail to be considered is the strength of the family, including the number of children and adults.
The next detail is budget Saint Tropez accommodation. It should meet all the basic levels of comfort desired and expected and then a luxury, to make the stay enjoyable. Guests can choose from the various rental services offered in each of the destinations, by choosing and booking online or through travel agents. It is advisable to get the reservation done through travel agents, as sometimes it involves a lot of running around and tension.

Also, when choosing the hotel or resort, tourists should look for Saint Tropez travel all-inclusive packages, which include cruising, meals and entertainment. This helps in saving a lot of money. Visitors are advised to go through the package deals carefully before paying and get definite information on the add-ons. These packages help in making the holiday more enjoyable, without having to worry about the small details and their arrangements.
Most of the resorts offer seasonal and nonseasonal budget Saint Tropez travel discount offers. It is beneficial to plan a holiday when the offers are available. Once the difficult task of choosing a holiday destination is over, the next task is to agree on the accommodation that best fits in the budget. It is an important detail that requires research and careful consideration.
Many resorts offer discount rates, weekend discounts and special family packages at select periods of the year. It is advisable to avail of budget Saint Tropez travel facilities to make the trip economical.
It is not always wise to go by the rates offered online or in brochures, as they keep changing. It is helpful to contact the property owner and speak about the rates and offers personally, before making the budget Saint Tropez travel destination. Some resorts offer low rates but conceal hidden, additional charges and apply rigid cancellation charges. Sometimes a membership with selected magazines and websites can help to save a considerable percentage of the rental charges. This can be used for planning a family vacation in specific hotels and resorts. Coupons are also available at times, in local stores and shops, offering great value-packages to families.
Most of these budget Saint Tropez travel rental services offer luxurious amenities and additional facilities to make the stay comfortable. They charge a refundable security deposit along with the accommodation charges and have to be booked well in advance during peak seasons, to ensure availability. Cancellation charges and conditions may vary depending on the reputation and policy of the hotel. In the case of pets, it is advisable to find out the additional charges levied and inform the hotel authorities about the accompanying pet.

(BLOGGERS PICK) Cinders Game Review and Developer Interview 3

Decisions Decisions

As the title said, how the game unfolds depends on your decisions. You will be faced with many instances where Cinders morals are tested. It will also affect how the characters grow, act, and react towards Cinders and situations that happen to them, so in a way, it’s not all about Cinders.

The game does have numerous outcomes so replaying the game again and again would probably show you different things if you choose another path for Cinders on your next playthrough. I mean just look at these numbers! so much possibilities how the story would go! (I got this from their official website)

  • Cinders script is 436 pages long
  • contains 155k words
  • separated into 135 scenes
  • holding 829 scenarios
  • featuring 120 player choices
  • with around 300 options to pick
  • altering 50 profile variables
  • which fork the story in 254 places

Is that a lot? Yes, yes, it is. I’m actually really impressed. This game has more branches/forks than the other visual games I’ve ever played, hands down.

Cinders in the middle and her two stepsisters (Sophia on the left, Gloria on the right). I can’t stop looking at Gloria’s umm bountiful future. Admit it, you probably stared too!

Well Developed Characters and Character Progressions

I must say, I love the characters progressions in the game. Depending on the choices you’ve made, you get to really understand why each character ended up the way they did. Heck you may even feel sympathetic towards the characters you probably wanted to pimp slap in the beginning. Again though, whether or not the story will show you certain scenarios/sides of the characters will depend on what decisions you choose. I find this enjoyable because when I played the game again, I didn’t know what new things I would see and learn.

Another interesting character. You can pretty much tell you don’t want to mess with her. Is she Good? is she Evil? Maybe you should try to find out *shameless hinting*

(BLOGGERS PICK) Cinders Game Review and Developer Interview 2

Yes yes, after playing for so long how could I not know, but that’s because after playing the game for quite a while, I never noticed the eyes move before so I was really sure that the only animation the characters had were facial expression and moving mouth. The movement of the eyes were too subtle for me to notice. Let this poor embarrassed girl make excuses to make herself feel better since I did foolishly scared myself. Plus It reminded me of those creepy old pictures where the eyes move as you walked past them (like in horror movies or one of those attractions in theme parks). Of course that’s just me, others find the moving eyeballs cool (shiver).

Carmosa the step mother! dun dun dun!!! She was staring at me as her eyebrow does a Dwayne The Rock Johnsons infamous eyebrow raise combined with a facial expression of having doo doo under her nose.

Music and Detail to Sound

Oh man, the game really has great music that indeed suits the different scenarios of the game. It enhances the emotional impact on some of the scenarios. I also noticed the detail in background noise. For example When I visited the bar, I was greeted with the sound of moving objects, murmuring conversations, and clattering plates. At night time, I was surrounded by the mating melodies of crickets trying to get lucky, and while on a morning stroll, I was accompanied by the chirping of birds by the lake. Honestly, I know I keep repeating myself but this really is the most detailed visual novel I’ve ever played. Although this one lacks voice overs that many visual novels have, Cinders makes it up by detail in sound.  Some may think it’s not a big deal, but little details like this create a strong foundation for games in this genre. Having said that, for me, their attention to detail sets them up a level from most visual novels if I compare Cinders as a whole package with others from the same genre, so I really gotta give kudos to the devs.

(BLOGGERS PICK) Cinders Game Review and Developer Interview

First Impressions and Gameplay

I’ll try to keep it from having any spoilers, I’m actually on my second gameplay and the story branched much differently from my first gameplay

Note: I purposely tried to not read too much info about the game. I avoided comments/reviews that mentioned anything that may reveal how this version of Cinderella differs from the Disney version (or any other versions that I’m aware of) because I wanted to see how well the story was written for myself. I mean yeah its pretty and all, but if the story can’t live up to its part in the game, then I would personally feel the game is hollow and a waste of money. Plus, being the bookworm that I am, I’m also picky and I ain’t afraid to admit that.

 

Graphics Art Style: Eeepit..it moved!

Usually, in visual novel games, the art they have there doesn’t really move so they’re usually still-pictures. Cinders, however, uses motion graphics with their gorgeous painting-like art styles, which I loved because it actually made me feel like I have a story book in front of me that’s alive if that makes sense. If you look at it closely, the devs really put a lot of detail into them. From the dancing flames, to the moving rays of light, I found myself trying to absorb everything. I saw the characters background basically come to life so to speak, and even the characters themselves have some motion graphics going on like when their mouths moved and when their facial expression changed as they spoke.

I wish I can show how gorgeous this scene was because it was brought to life with motion graphics in the game. It was magical to my inner child.

While we’re on the subject of characters animated by motion graphics, there was an incident that scared me a little, though some might find it as a nice touch. I know some may find this silly but while I was deciding on what choices to make, I at first thought that I was hallucinating from lack of sleep (I ended up playing until 5 am) because the evil step mothers glaring eyes were definitely aimed at Cinders, however, when I looked back up at her face, she was dead on staring daggers at me! So I stared at her longer, and I saw that her eyes indeed move side to side, which for me was a little unsettling.