APRIL 2013

Ways to Make Money with Digital Photography

by: Joseph Chackery (reading – 4.3. - 10.3.)

Photography is both about knowing how to use a camera and also knowing how to make decisions. It's easier than you may think to make money as a digital photographer.

The media projects images that you see everyday can be difficult to understand and learning photography can help you to understand what you're being showed on television and in movies. Photography is a good way to occupy your time, as it is fun and harmless. Besides, that it's a great way to bring a community together for a project, such as photographing activities and gatherings.

Think about your spouse and children who will need a camera that's easy enough for them to use in a way to learn photography. Digital cameras that offer automatic program settings are easy enough even for children to use. Decide what to buy and how much you're willing to spend on your new camera, and limit your research to cameras within that budget - you will find photography tips and how to take digital photos if you search on the web.

When you buy a digital camera, you have to know how to take care and to maintain it in it's best condition. In order to have the clearest photos possible, you must make sure to regularly clean your optic lens and keep from leaving fingerprints on it. If this happens, parts of your pictures will be blurry, and dirt can build up over time. Not all cleaning products are suitable for a camera lens, so make sure that you don't use tissue paper, instead, buy the proper products at a camera store.

There are many different ways to make money learning digital photography.

1. Take some of your best photos and submit them to stock photography sites. They will be reviewed and if it's acceptable, you will get paid anything from $2 every time someone downloads your photo.

2. Take a series of photographs along a theme and make your own screensaver. If the photos are good, they'll do great on screensaver sites.

3. Real estate agents need listing photographs of new homes they're listing.

4. By positioning yourself as an insurance photographer, you can do it for them.

5. Sporting events such as league games or high school soccer games would often love to have photographers photograph their games.

In fact, there are many other ways to make money learning digital photography if you look around and take it seriously as business.

Hope that you have plenty of profitable ideas in your mind that you can now use to start making money as a digital photographer. Whether you want to do it part-time for extra cash or make it your full-time work, there's plenty to choose from.

About The Author

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Beautiful vintage jewellery to wear and treasure

by: Jen Wiss (reading – 11.3. - 17.3.)

Vintage is always right on trend, why? Because the word „vintage“ in the context of jewellery simply means jewellery from a bygone era, so it covers a huge range of styles, designs and names.

Vintage jewellery may be distinguished from antique jewellery which tends to be jewellery that is pre 1920s. So is anything not the vintage look? Sure! Vintage is certainly something more distinctive than the herringbone gold chains and St Christophers that adorn the pages of your local catalogue store.

Being into vintage adds a lot of fun to your wardrobe. Costume gems, colourful brooches and cocktail rings, pearls and bows, watch necklaces and charms, these have all glittered from dozens of runways and quickly find their way into your high street or mall. With stone encrusted pieces from the forties and fifties, baubles from sixties pop art, groovy bright seventies colours and shed loads of eighties glam, whatever's in fashion is far more interesting than sterling silver studs and plain chains. The look is whimsical and fortunately for obsessive fashion followers everywhere, it's also affordable, with faux gems and inexpensive metals like silver and gold plate being high on the runway trends list.

If, like me, you're a fan of vintage jewellery, you might be wondering what to buy now that'll be a good investment for the future. We're talking about the real vintage deal here jewellery with a past, not the high street imitations. Well, there's a few designers that are sure to be vintage collectibles a few decades from now.

The names to watch for are:
Alexander McQueen
Chanel - always classic, always in fashion
John Galliano
Lanvin (Alber Elbaz)
Louis Vuitton
Marc Jacobs
Miuccia Prada

Naturally, names come with a price tag but you can keep your eye out for bargains while allowing the high street alternatives to add spice to your wardrobe.

Places to look:
Ebay - be careful for fakes though
Charity shops - especially in high fashion areas

If you're buying the real thing, do examine pieces carefully to make sure stones are secure and metal parts are intact. Look at the claws holding the stones, to see that they're all there. Stones are really expensive or impossible to replace so it's worth taking the time.

Also, when you're buying brands, try to find out if they have been repaired as repaired pieces aren't necessarily worth less but it may affect the value, especially on old pieces. Keep an eye out for pieces with a signature, trademark, designer's name, stamp, etc as these marks add value and make the piece more collectable/desirable.

About The Author

For gorgeous vintage jewellery without the designer price tag, try www.shopforjewellery.net , especially the vintage collection: www.shopforjewellery.net/vintage-jewellery.php . With popular high street names like Karma, Argento and Swarovski, coupled with affordable prices, you can get the authentic vintage look without the authentic vintage price tag.

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Your Guide To Denim

by: Sarah Lomas (reading – 18.3. - 24.3.)

It's hard to imagine our life without denim. We wear it so much without even realising it, from denim jackets and skirts to old faithful jeans. Jeans have been worn for over 100 years and we can't see a day when they go out of fashion.

Although blue jeans have and always will be the classic, today we have so many different shades of blue denim as well as every other colour of the rainbow. Here's our guide to the different colours of denim we love.

The classic light blue colour that we all know and love, perfect for a casual look and can be worn with everything, from jeans to denim jackets and so much more.

Bleached denim
A very light shade of blue that has a bleached effect look and is a recent fashion trend often with a lightly shade down the centre of the jeans.

Acid wash
A throwback from the 80s that's certainly making a comeback, acid wash denim has a very bleached look to the extent that they almost look white.

Denim just gets better with age and that's why distressed jeans have become so popular, the odd rip and scuff adds lots of character and especially popular with today's fashions.

A faded shade of blue denim that is muted to give a hint of aging and distressed, and has recently become popular with the rise of retro and boho trends.

A heavily dyed denim with a deep blue colour that gives a much smarter appearance than other styles, which makes them ideal for smarter and more formal occasions.

With everything 80s back in fashion, coloured jeans have also made a comeback and you'll find many intensely dyed denim in bold colours like red and blue.

White denim
Recently the choice of denim for feminine girls in the summer, white denim looks lovely as skinny jeans or a white denim jacket with floral prints.

Black denim
Previously seen as a denim colour for rock chicks or biker babes, black denim has recently become mainstream and is now favoured by people dressed up with heels for a night out.

From studding and jewels to glitter and sequins, denim has seen the recent craze of embellishments to turn casual clothing into glamorous pieces.

About The Author

This article was written and distributed by plus size clothing retailer Simply Be - fashion without limits in sizes 14-32 www.simplybe.co.uk

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Outstanding Women in Business

by: Tamar Peters (reading – 25.3. - 31.3.)

Old hurdles such as gender barriers have practically been overcome. This is clearly seen in the business world where men and women are sharing opportunities and responsibilities based on qualifications and not gender. In fact, women have contributed greatly to developments in business.

Let's take a brief look at three such notable women in business; a world-class CEO, an innovative entrepreneur, and a leading consultant, and see how they have helped shape the business world as we know it today.

Carol Bartz (Yahoo!, CEO)

In 2010, CEOs of fifteen Fortune 500 companies were women. One of these influential women in business is Yahoo!'s President and CEO, Carol Bartz, who became its Chief Executive Officer in early 2009. At that time, Bartz took over the helm of the third most-visited website when its market share was declining. She faced the difficult task of turning the company around and was able to score deals that enabled Yahoo! to maintain and enhance its core business. Despite some expressed doubts that Yahoo!'s position has improved; many believe that Bartz has performed better than expected. Bartz served as CEO at AutoDesk before joining Yahoo!.

Anita Roddick (The Body Shop, founder)

Many successful women in business are also ground-breaking entrepreneurs. One such woman was Anita Roddick, founder of the cosmetics firm, The Body Shop. Roddick started her company in England in 1991 and, over the years, it grew to become the world's second largest beauty products franchise. But The Body Shop is more than just a successful venture; it is a revolutionary way of doing business as well. It was founded on the principles of "ethical consumerism" and fair trading practices, which contributed to the brand's image. Roddick died in 2007.

Linda Solomon (Deloitte Consulting)

Expert women in business can also be found in the consulting industry. Linda Solomon is a leading consultant at Deloitte. Solomon has a considerable consulting career which began in 1990. She now serves as head of the Deloitte's Homeland Security consulting services, which is one of the firm's most important divisions. Solomon has implemented a successful financial optimization program in her sector as well. Solomon was named one of the top 25 consultants in 2010 by ConsultingMag.com.

These three women are only a few examples of how women have influenced the business landscape. This proves that in business competence, not gender, determines success. Women now have better chances of landing in topnotch positions, gone are the days that women are left in their houses to take care of the family home.

About The Author

Tamar has over 23 years experience in the events and promotions industry and her passion to help as many people as possible to find financial freedom through knowledge, education and inspiration. Her main focus as part of Top Speaker Events is to deliver the highest standard speakers who offer real life changing content, opportunities and knowledge from all over the world.

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