It’s often said that a picture is worth a thousand words because of all the emotion a picture can evoke. Pictures communicate these thousand words in a universal language that everyone understands, regardless of the language they speak. Everyone can relate to this. Everyone has a favorite picture in mind that makes them get the feels for reals. So if a picture can tell a thousand words, how many words can video footage tell? Like a still photograph, video image expresses and evokes emotion in a universal language, but because it’s in motion, the effect is often amplified. This is especially true when it comes to slow motion video captured by high speed cameras.
Walking down the grocery store, minding your business, and throwing items in your cart or basket is no big deal, right? It’s an extremely commo (more…)
Cheerleading is very popular in the United States. Nearly four million adolescents engage in cheerleading across the country. Nearly 400,000 of all cheerleaders are still in high school. Modern cheerleaders are versatile. Nearly 12% of them are dancers. About 62% of them also participate in another sport besides cheering. This is a good thing. Most cheerleaders today are female. Girls who are athletes are 92% less likely to try or start using drugs. If you see your daughter with cheerleader pom poms, that is a very good thing.
In today’s world, cheerleading is something women and girls do but it was started as a guy thing. On October 26, 1897, Princeton University’s football officials named three guys their “cheer leaders.” They cheered for both the home and visiting teams when they played at th (more…)
In this day and age, there are a multitude of reasons why people use cameras. We use them if we’re looking good on any particular day. We use them to document special occasions, in case memory ever fails us. And we certainly use them to document beautiful sights, whether natural or man-made. One of the main reasons why we use cameras today is to simply make ourselves look silly, however odd that might seem. There isn’t anything wrong with any of those reasons; you should take a photo whenever you want to, and certainly shouldn’t have to justify why. But cameras have become so commonplace that we forget easily that they were first invented for scientific purposes. And for that matter, that we still use high speed cameras and (more…)
When you are a photographer, there are certain things that affect your process. You could have the best high speed cameras or an 1000 FPS camera that captures vision research but if you don’t have these elements in place then you will not get the image that you envision. Here are a few things that affect how your picture turns out.
Lighting- If the lighting is not right for your shoot, even a 1000 FPS camera will not get the proper images. You’ll have to set up artificial lighting if the natural light is not working because light is one of the most important factors in photography. There are several types of light that y (more…)
Since the first Daguerreotype, photography has been evolving and taking the world by storm. At first disputed as a form of art, photography soon became so popular that instead of painting portraits, families would sit for mere minutes while a photo was produced.
Why is photography important?
Although photography is most well known for its place in the world of art, that isn’t the only place that it exists. The first practical application for a high speed camera was in 1878 to answer the question of whether or not all four of a horse’s hooves left the ground while galloping. Of course, camera technology has evolv (more…)
Did you know that the sport of gymnastics has been around for 2,000 years? There are a number of benefits of gymnastic classes, if you are considering them for your child. If you?ve been on the fence about the pros and cons of enrolling your child, let?s run through what you should expect — and what you?ll get out of it.
More Physical Activity
Did you know that only 33% of kids are physically active on a daily basis — in spite of the Centers for Disease Control explaining just how important this is for development? The American Academy of Pediatrics additionally recommends that children between the ages of 2 and 5 should practice their motor skills by doing things such as running, throwing, catching and tumbling. It?s no secret that (more…)
It seemed as if the meeting would never end. After the second hour of listening to reports and watching computer generated graphics, the speaker may as well have been spewing colored confetti from his mouth rather than words because that is how much you were processing. He was covering too many numbers, talking too fast.
Unfortunately, the long three day meetings often ended this way. The managers and those people brought in to present the quarterly numbers lost their shine by the end of the last day. The schedule needed to be different. The heavy stuff needed to happen early in the week. And, most of all, presenters should be able to understand that two straight hours of attempting to digest the numbers the financial team had crunched simply was not possible.
You tried again to reposition yo (more…)
We have all seen some photo that just blew us away with its clarity despite the apparent motion being captured. Whether it is the still image of a hummingbird hovering over a flower, a tennis ball being crushed by a racket or drops of rain crashing onto pavement, some photographs seem to have the ability to do more than capture a great picture, they seem to stop time itself. This ability is the essence of high speed photography. Photographers use special equipment such as Phantom cameras or other high speed cameras to capture the action and create the image.
It All Starts with the Shutter Speed
The shutter speed is one of the basic fundamental aspects of photography. This has been an important part of the medium from the beginning. The length of time the camera’s “shutter” is permitted to stay open (more…)
Soccer is one of the most popular sports in the world and has begun acquiring a huge fan following in the U.S. as well. The televised World Cup and other tournaments have made the world’s great teams and players as familiar to U.S. audiences as baseball, basketball, football and ice hockey stars. World soccer tours take you to where the the excitement is: to destinations like England, Italy, Spain, Costa Rica, and Sweden to watch the top teams in the world compete for the top honors in the sport. If you’d like to plan a soccer tour, a sports travel company can help you get all the details right for a truly unforgettable experienc (more…)
It isn’t easy to take an entire Mexican feast three hours to your daughter and her college friends. It’s possible, but it isn’t easy.
Your daughter was certain she would be fine when she moved more than three hours away to go to college. And for the most part, she was. That first Parent’s Weekend, however, she had a bit of a strange request. She had spent the first seven weeks of school telling her roommates and other new friends about what an awesome cook you were. She bragged about the homemade enchiladas and salsa. As a result of all this tasty talk, her request was for you to create a Mexican feast on the Saturday night you would be in town. Sounds a little complicated doesn’t it? Now add in the fact that you and your husband had planned to skip the hotel room and camp that weekend, and you be (more…)
Good Old Fashioned Hand Written Code by Eric J. Schwarz