How To Play Guitar Like a Pro!

Written by John Bilderbeck

Having taughtrepparttar guitar for many years, I seerepparttar 149267 majority of beginners experiencingrepparttar 149268 same problems and makingrepparttar 149269 same mistakes over and over again in their quest to learn how to play guitar. It's my job to steer them through these problem areas.

These "mistakes" are basic errors that most beginners naturally tend to make. But these mistakes can cause major problems if you allow them to become habits in your playing. Unfortunately, 90% of guitarists have done just that!

Avoid These 3 Mistakes Like The plague

The three main mistakes MOST people make when learning how to play guitar are:

1: Trying to play too fast too soon.

Don't be in such a rush. Trying to go too fast too soon causes serious problems. Sloppy playing and mistakes will become your trademark.

Learn to practice slowly and perfectly. The reason for this, is, what you program your brain and fingers with while practicing, is what you'll get as a habitual and subconscious end result.

The GIGO computer term describes it best. Garbage In = Garbage Out. If you program a computer with faulty data, your results will be faulty too. It's exactlyrepparttar 149270 same with learning how to play guitar.

So practice everything very slowly and perfectly. Do this, and your playing will be to a higher standard than 90% of all other guitarists. Yes - even those that have been playing for years!

2: Too much body and hand tension.

Have you ever noticed howrepparttar 149271 top professionals make it all look so easy and effortless? How relaxed they are?

Take a lesson from that.

When learning how to play guitar, and in all practice sessions, you need to be as relaxed as possible at all times.

Unnecessary tension anywhere inrepparttar 149272 body when playing will stop you like a brick wall. Any "excess" tension in your fingers, hands, arms, elbows, wrists, shoulders, neck, chest, stomach, thighs, legs is extremely hazardous to learning how to play guitar properly.

Practicingrepparttar 149273 right things inrepparttar 149274 right way will give you amazing results - even if you practice only 10 - 20 minutes a day.

5 Simple Steps to Better Color Pictures

Written by Ken Henderson

5 Simple Steps to Better Color Pictures

Shield your lens from direct light One ofrepparttar biggest image degrading factors I have seen is lens flare. When direct light entersrepparttar 149147 front of your lens, it bounces around inrepparttar 149148 lens lowering contrast and destroying color saturation. You will mostly encounter lens flare when photographing a backlit subject. That is to say whenrepparttar 149149 sun is in front of you and behindrepparttar 149150 object ofrepparttar 149151 photograph. There are several things you can do to eliminate this problem. One of which is to always use a lens hood. There are times when a lens hood will not be enough. When this isrepparttar 149152 case, you can “flag”repparttar 149153 light by blocking it with your hand, a cap or a flag you cut out of cardboard. Just make surerepparttar 149154 “flag” is not in your image area. Getrepparttar 149155 proper exposure Proper exposure is key to getting good color. One way to ensure a correct exposure is meter off of a gray card. You can pick one of these up at just about any camera store. All camera meters are calibrated to give you a middle toned picture. Therefore you need to meter a middle toned object. That is what a gray card is.

Another solution would be to use an incident meter. This in my opinion isrepparttar 149156 most accurate way to do it. An Incident meter actually metersrepparttar 149157 light falling on your subject notrepparttar 149158 light reflected from your subject, so you get a more accurate reading ofrepparttar 149159 light. Once you have determinedrepparttar 149160 proper exposure you can help to ensure a good picture by bracketing your exposure. You do this by taking 3 shots, one at your determined exposure value, one slightly underexposed and one slightly overexposed. You can do this in 1/3 stop, 1/2 stop or full stop increments. The choice is up to you. Just use aperture priority, select your f-stop and vary your shutter speed. Some cameras have this function built in so read your camera’s manual.

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