CCTV – What Are The Advantages? How Do I Decide, What I Need?

Written by Jimmie Newell

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When you are ready to spec your system contact your local CCTV expert forrepparttar latest information and a competitive quote, these professionals are inrepparttar 146540 business, they have access to all ofrepparttar 146541 new products, they know how they work, and what works in any given situation.

A couple of words of caution; Some businesses will display a fake camera in their place of business withrepparttar 146542 idea that this will deter shoplifting, robbery or employee theft. In light of some recent court case this practice should be discouraged, it has been successfully argued thatrepparttar 146543 presence of a "dummy" camera can provide patrons or employees with a false sense if security that is not there. This false sense of security has led to injury.

Buying your security system as an all in one set from a "big box store" can save some money, however you will almost surely end up with equipment that is inferior and not specified correctly for you needs, and when you need service or adjustment, you may not be able to get service.

Jim Newell

Jim Newell a Security Professional and Consultant for over 35 years, operates a web site who's mission is to bring you information about security systems , security devices and security hardware. To help you to make informed and educated decisions about securing your personal property, your home and your business property. Visit for more info.

Portrait Photography

Written by Roy Barker

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If you want to flatter your subject, you'll probably want to minimize their nose. Stand about twelve feet from your subject, so that their nose isn't significantly closer to you thanrepparttar rest ofrepparttar 146502 face. However, at such a large distance fromrepparttar 146503 camera, if you want to fillrepparttar 146504 frame with just your subject's face, then you need a high magnification lens. Typical "portrait" lenses are therefore between 90 and 135 millimeters long when you are using a 35mm camera.

Whilst a lot of portrait photography is completed inside a studio,repparttar 146505 prospect of natural light can be very flattering. This can be achieved inside by positioning your subject in front of a window. Environmental portraiture presents different challenges. These portraits are best enlarges, otherwiserepparttar 146506 subjects face gets lost inrepparttar 146507 background. Slow film andrepparttar 146508 use of a tripod; help to keep your images sharp. There are a number of professional photographers who argue that a portrait is not shown to it’s best advantage when it is clinically sharp and they use a filter, but with modern digital cameras, you can make an adjustment in Photoshop at a later time. However if you are using a digital camera you will achieverepparttar 146509 best results with a camera with a true single reflex lens.

Natural light or umbrella lighting can achieve soft lighting; both of these reduce shadows and showrepparttar 146510 face in a “better more attractive light”. However there is another type of portrait photography, which is high impact photography. This is a very dramatic type of portrait photography, which uses very strong light with a high contrast of tonal color. This technique is more effective indoors, as it is achieved by controlling light, and their is too much light to control out of doors. Position your subject at different angles torepparttar 146511 light, from one side, or from underneath. This lengthensrepparttar 146512 shadows, rather than muting them, and gives a distinctly dramatic effect. You can achieve this in varying degrees, but ifrepparttar 146513 light source is placed at 90 degrees torepparttar 146514 face, it will throwrepparttar 146515 whole ofrepparttar 146516 opposite side ofrepparttar 146517 face in shadow. If you are using a digital camera you can also manipulaterepparttar 146518 contrast later to achieve a more dramatic effect.

You can also improve your photographs if you include some motion shots, as well asrepparttar 146519 traditional stills. Just make sure that you userepparttar 146520 correct film speeds.

Publisher & author: Roy Barker. Roy is the author of the popular ebook, Income from Photography - a downloadable ebook which is a guide on how to start up and market a Profitable Photography business. It can be viewed at Other related and reviewed services & research sources can be found at

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