Emanuele Ferragina

All About Miter Saws

Sep 122016


A miter saw is an exclusive crosscut saw, offering precise angled cutting. Since there is an extremely competitive market and several options for miter saws, it is vital that you understand what you want to gain from one. The majority of miter saws available can cut 90-45 degrees in either one or both directions, they are commonly used for crown molding, door frames, fences etc. A captivating feature is the miter index in which it allows the blade to reform to another angle depending on what its cutting. Several miter saws include stops, making it quicker and easier to change angle.

Usually miter saws come with either a 10-inch blade or a 12-inch blade. The bigger blade will offer a deeper and wider cut than the small blade. If you choose a simple rotating 10-inch blade you will be able to cut, 2x6 at 90 degrees and 2x4 at 45 degrees. The 12-inch blade will be able to cut, 2x8 at 90 degrees and 2x6 at 45 degrees. If you need to cut wider boards a best sliding miter saw would be a better option as a 12-inch sliding miter saw blade is able to cut, 2x16 at 90 degrees and 2x12 at 45 degrees.

Another factor you will want to think about is whether you will need a dual bevel. By using a dual bevel miter saw, you will gain the complete range of compound angles, both right and left. General woodwork normally needs no more than a single bevel miter saw however if you are working with a lot of crown molding for example, a dual bevel will be a more convenient fit. Whilst a dual bevel miter saw will definitely save you a lot of time, it’s quite possible that you won’t get as much precision with it as the single bevel miter saw. The choice would come down to whether you could spare the time it would cost in order to get the job done as close too perfect as you could possibly get.

Getting the Best Looks From Your Little One

Sep 082016


Baby photography offers you a approach to get pictures of the baby searching its greatest. Although your child is generally cute and most likely even beautiful, finding a photograph or two of them are the professionally may make them seem even cuter. Not only that, but you could look back again in some years and smile realizing that you simply obtained a high quality photo of the child while they had been
nevertheless so little.

Absolutely nothing can change the photographs which you get of your small one at house in your very own. You will find so many valuable moments throughout a child’s development, and also you likely wish to get each and every and each one of them immortalized in images. These sorts of pictures are generally the very best to have, as they are able to deliver up reminiscences a long time down the line which you had completely forgotten about. Not to mention the truth that you simply can present off these pictures towards the kid once they are older too.

Child photography addresses some thing distinctive from that. While getting images of person recollections and occasions that may probably by no means happen once again is something that everybody likes to complete and can solidify your bond along with your kid, having a expert photograph taken of them are whilst they are still a child is something each and every parent must have done. These images make your baby the absolute focus of interest. Additionally they accentuate all the cute functions of your baby’s confront. Children create quickly, and infants develop even faster. It’s essential to obtain a photograph of them when they are young and that means you never forget what they look like.You locate the photographer who focuses on infant photography, or you’ll be able to go to a family members photographer to obtain the image. 

The best way you opt for is up to you, and from the photographers were charge unique amounts. There is no technique to genuinely tell no matter whether a specialized baby photographer or household photographer will cost a lot more. Examine prices around, and get suggestions from other moms as you understand to find reputable photographers inside your area. This way it is possible to be sure that you
simply will get top quality pictures at costs that won’t make you cringe.

It is critical not to underestimate the energy that these types of photographs can have on you. Even though they may well appear
inconsequential now, twenty years down the line you’re gonna want that you had gotten additional pictures of your infant, and also professionally accomplished images of the child nicely. Every single instant of a baby’s everyday living is precious, and in some many years down the line they look completely diverse. Baby photography is really real industry, for very excellent reason: since memories do
not final forever, but photographs can last as long as you want them to.

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Do I Need a Tripod?

Sep 082016


Making use of a tripod in child photography is not only valuable, for your vast majority of child photography a tripod is necessary.

Employing a tripod and cable release will free you to focus on sustaining a rapport with the moms and dads and youngster. That is particularly accurate when photographing young infants with their parents; you can free yourself to throw a ball to mum or some other antics to boost
a smile.

You need to realise the significance of acquiring the moms and dads current when photographing younger babies (although not automatically young children!) The tripod and a cable release will enable you to detach yourself in the camera. This will enable you to sustain the rapport which you have already established together with the sitters and proceed to chat with them inside a peaceful and informal

It’s going to also give you additional chance to watch the child in anticipation of the proper moment to press the shutter.It really is hard, (but nonetheless achievable!) to do all of these issues if you are crouched around the ground, digital camera in hand and 1 eye pressed versus the viewfinder along with the other closed. I’ve just said that a tripod is important, and I think it really is.

Having said that, you will discover occasions in baby photography when it’s essential to move the camera incredibly speedily to obtain a shot that you would miss if the camera was fixed towards the tripod! I am going to clarify this for you personally.

My own considering and practice is that with older infants (6-7 months and over) who can maintain their head up and be ‘propped’ against the back again of the couch searching out toward you or put in a fixed point say on the soft toy, then a tripod is necessary.

Exactly where the baby is capable of crawling off, then the tripod might not be appropriate, nonetheless that said, I’d advise which you ensure it is difficult if not not possible for your infant to crawl from your selected spot.

Having said that with newborn babies you may need a unique strategy. For instance you could shoot them within their parent’s arms, or in their parent’s fingers. You are able to even stand over the top of them because they lie to the floor, shooting
directly down on leading of them.

Delightful Experience of Being a Baby Photographer

Sep 082016


Being a infant photographer will be the most delightful expertise for the photographer. It can be a profession which tries to preserve probably the most attractive expressions, moods and colours of a human life in the very best doable way. Child photography is the only photography which equally depends upon the mood of the baby becoming clicked along with the skills and talent of the photographer.

Infants can by no means be informed or convinced to provide a fantastic pose. Neither 1 can play with their moods as it can flip even even worse nor they are able to be tackled with force or with anger. Adore and affection would be the only points which could make a infant comfy with you.Being a infant photographer demands 1 more thing and actually essentially the most crucial of all that is endurance. It truly is
rather typical to get a baby photographer to watch for hrs to obtain that 1 out from the globe expression or even a one of a kind pose which arrives by natural means when baby is asleep or active with something else. Infant photographers normally have lengthy working sessions operating on a task with 1 customer as it’s not only the issue of time and money but additionally the feelings as well as the
mood and also the fun.

It’s not possible that the photographer will say cheese plus the infant will give probably the most final and cheerful smile to click. Nor they’ll surrender for the prompt demands from the photographer so easily. They’re habitual of being pampered due to the fact they are the darlings of their families. So the child photographer wants to pamper the infants too and get acquainted with them to allow them really feel comfortable. The photographer also requirements to work about the program of the child and get it mentioned with their households.

There are different components and infant things which could act as icing on the cake for including the perfection and finesse for the last photographs. The photographer needs to go via the stuff out there at the baby’s location and in addition these toys and unique goodies with which the infant feels the most familiar and loves them for the core. In brief the favourites with the child and may use them inside the pictures which will not only add appeal towards the image but also will include that special goody to the everlasting recollections from the baby also as the family members.


Sep 082016


"They took a picture of mine in front of the wall!
You shall know me on the white paper"

We started to take the notes of the journey with a month's delay. This will be a sort of diary. Every day, we will write down which activities we do with whom into this notebook. Of course, those who wish to add their feelings might do as they please. This study was realised on the last days of September. The photography project, thought of separately by Enfants du Monde (Children of the World) and Dayanışma Gönüllüleri (Volunteers for Solidarity), was started one afternoon in a tent overlooking the tent city when the shared idea of these two groups was expressed.

The former ammunition barrack No. 4 was going to be converted into a darkroom. We immediately started to work. The roof, door and windows had to be covered. Corpse bags were the most suitable materials we had in hand. They were of no use any more, so we took them.

We built tables from the separation boards of the tents, and electric cables were laid. While the restoration of the darkroom was going on, we decided to drive the photography circles in İstanbul into action. By the end of the first week, the basics of a darkroom were established with the 5 agrandiseurs, bathing tubs and tongs. Besides this donated equipment, we went to İstanbul and bought the things we lacked. On the first days of October, the darkroom was ready for use. In the following days, Fuji Film supported the project with 15 instematic apparatuses and numerous films.

We started with our first lesson on October 5, 1999. There was a tremendous interest. The capability and talent of the children were amazing. Such a start excited us a lot.

The photography workshop has been continuing with varying degrees of participation. Within this period we have made significant progress with about 15 children. These kids are quite in control of the camera and the darkroom. They are familiar with bathing films and printing cards in both theory and practice.

In line with the results from the experience we had had in the first month, we developed the following course schedule and methodology:



INSTRUCTORS: Allaua, Özcan, Gökhan, Mehmet, Baha, Dora are participating in this study as instructors. Allaua and Gökhan are the permanent lecturers of this project. The instructors' group is open to new participants.

WORKING DAYS AND HOURS: The photography workshop is open throughout the week. Classes are held between 10:00/12:00 and 14:00/18:00. However, the darkroom work sometimes exceeds the given hours.

1. Cameras and components
2. Introduction of the darkroom
3. Photogram
4. Films
5. Composition
6. Shooting Exercise
7. Shooting on a pre-specified topic (photo-reportage)
A board has been prepared for each of these courses. The instructor gives his lecture on these boards. Thereby, integrity between the subjects covered by different colleagues can be achieved. We make utmost efforts to follow the above-mentioned order of topics. However, minor changes can be made in the order according to the level of participants.

METHODOLOGY: We try to avoid plain technical information during the classes. We are trying to do our best to teach by entertaining them in the real application. Therefore, we want all our instructor friends to use and improve their creativity and ability. We try to establish an equal, honest, just and clear relationship with the participants.

We try to teach the participants to think in terms of photography apart from teaching them photography techniques. We encourage them to use their imagination and creativity in order to understand the nature, environment and life, and express them in the language of photography. For this end, we frequently ask them concrete questions about the general photography work, a photograph they have taken, or one they have chosen, and make them write down their opinions.

Each student is keeping a notebook. During the classes, they keep notes of the lectured topics in these notebooks. Besides, the opinions, projects mentioned above are also included there. Examining these notebooks, we can easily understand the level of any student.

2. STAGE: While the studies mentioned in the first stage continue, an exhibition and book project is going on as well. We organise regular slide shows.

THE EXHIBITION: We are planning to prepare an exhibition consisting of the works of the photography workshop participants by the end of 1999. We are also planning to open this exhibition in Cephanelik, İzmit, İstanbul and Paris.

THE BOOK: We have already started to prepare a book comprising the works of the workshop participants. This book will consist of the photographs taken by the children on topics they have chosen, of photograph scripts and impressions. Additionally, photographs depicting the photography project as a whole will take place in this book as well.

SLIDE SHOWS: We are planning to organise slide shows accompanied by the works of photography artists, photography experts, photo-correspondents and pedlar photographers together with panels to be presented to the workshop participants and residents of the tent city.



Within the first month, 60 children joined the photography workshop. However, we lost contact with almost half of these participants because of several reasons, such as the inauguration of schools, some families moving to other places, and the loss of the child's interest.

The groups of which we had already planned the working days and hours did not work. The working schedule of the children formed on its own during the process. We started to work every day with some participants, and several times a week with others.

On some days, we had 15-20 kids in the workshop and made classes outside and inside grouping them according to their level. This situation we were in showed us that we needed at least two instructors at the workshop every day.

There were also days, on which we had no participants at all. Instead of sitting there and waiting, we found the kids we knew and called them one by one.

Even when we had only one student, we did not cancel the study and followed the program with him/her. We saw the benefit of these two methods. The uninterrupted program recovered soon, and received broad participation.

The distribution of the cameras to the children and their return caused turmoil and obstacles. We solved this problem by sticking stickers on the cameras with names and dates of return on them and preparing a schedule. A similar chaos was experienced in the separation of the films. This problem, on the other hand was solved by putting down names on the films, bags of the negatives and contact prints "immediately".


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