Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Entry level DSLR

Are you ready to step up to the next level of photography but worried about the complexity a DSLR?

Worry no more... there are a few options available:
1. Firstly, forget about entry level DSLRs - get the next step up otherwise you'll regret wasting your hard earned money on a very basic camera.
2. Consider a micro four thirds camera if you are wanting the convenience of a smaller camera you are more likely to take everywhere.
3. Don't dismiss upgrading your camera phone & using one of the excellent applications such as Hipstamatic or Instagram to help develop your photographic eye.

I decided to buy a Canon EOS 600D (also known as Kiss X5 or Rebel T3i). I like the versatility that allows me to let the camera pick the best setting, or allows me to choose the setting I want. It has art filters plus a great video function with an articulated screen which enables a more artistic element to shots without the need to get on the ground or a ladder to get in the air.

So far I have been very happy with the quality of the colors & the clarity of the shots. The camera feels comfortable & can be easily handled in one hand. The kit lens provides good versatility & enables me to get a good feel for other lenses I might need depending on the shots I'm taking.

You can check out some of my shots on Flickr - It's easy to see when I upgraded my camera -

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Simple diet tips

Dieting is like a bank account, the only difference being you usually want your bank account to grow.

With dieting we need to know how many calories are going in & how many calories are going out. If less calories are going in & more calories are going out, we are losing weight.

Simple & cheap ways to lose weight:
1. Eat less
2. Eat smaller portions
3. Serve meals on smaller dishes
4. Drink more water
5. Replace sugary drinks with water
6. Brush teeth after meals to stop after dinner snacking
7. Start an active hobby
8. Have support
9. Give away old large size clothing

Reasons to maintain a healthy weight:
1. Live longer
2. Live healthier
3. Remain active