Skating

Skates.. These are my favorite from the child hood. I never got a chance to learn then and now I don’t want to miss this. When I asked one vendor recently, he gave a weird look like “you are already 27, you needed now?” Haha..! He is really narrow minded besides I guess he doesn’t know the fun or love over skills except money making B-)

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That is when I started finding tutorials. However, found two links finally after searching for 5mins in google. Hail Google πŸ˜› A Youtube tutorial and Wikihow. I should really thank wikihow founder or the illustrator or the content writer. Really I owe them a lot.. A lot more than wikipedia πŸ˜›

Here is the tutorial for learning skating:

First of all we should carry a helmet, knee pads and wrist bands to avoid injuries..

Assume the right posture. Place your feet shoulder width apart, bend your knees, and squat. Lower your backside toward the ground and lean slightly forward in a comfortable squatting position. When you’re roller skating, balance is key, and this stance will prevent you from toppling over. The first time you hit the rink, you may feel like you don’t have control over the skates, and you may lose your balance and fall a couple of times before you feel comfortable standing in place. This is completely normal; just keep practising the posture until you get the hang of it. It’s hard to stand perfectly still in a pair of roller skates. Once you’ve got the hang of it down, practice correcting your posture every so often by slightly moving your skates to help you keep your balance. Think about it this way: if you were standing in place without roller skates on and someone gave you a light push, you’d move your feet to regain your balance. The same idea applies when you’re wearing roller skates, only it’s the wheels on the skates and the pressure from your own muscles that are giving you the “push.”

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Walk like a duck. With your heels together and your toes pointed out, begin slowly walking forward, first the right, then to the left, then to the right, and so on.[1] Continue squatting and keep your heels directly underneath your body so you can more easily keep your balance.
Practice until you can comfortably “walk” in the skates while keeping your balance. You’ll probably fall down a few times at first; just get back up and remember to keep your body centered over your heels and remain in a squatting position.
As you gain confidence, start moving more quickly and taking longer strides. Push harder on the wheels so that you roll further with each stride.

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Learn how to glide. Lengthen each stride you take by allowing yourself to roll for awhile. Push off with one foot and glide with the other until you lose momentum, then switch your gliding foot. While you’re gliding on one foot, keep the other one above the floor so that it doesn’t impede your gliding.
Practice turning right and left while gliding. When you turn right, lean your body slightly to the right. When you turn left, lean your body slightly to the left, always remaining in a squatting position. Glide faster. Move your legs faster and gain momentum by putting pressure on the wheels and propelling yourself forward. Practice using your body weight to help you gain speed by leaning into your strides. Use your arms to help you keep your balance and gain speed by bending them at the elbows and moving them back and forth the way you would if you were running.

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Practice stopping. Your right roller skate should be equipped with a brake, located on the toe of the skate. To stop, glide with your skates parallel to each other. Stay in a squatting position and lean slightly forward. Place the right skate slightly in front of the left skate, lift the toe of the right skate, and press down hard on the toe. The harder you press, the faster you’ll stop.[3]
It’s important to stop with a confident thrust, rather than hesitantly touching your brake to the ground. If you don’t press down hard enough on the brake, you may lose your balance and fall down.
If you find it difficult to apply enough pressure at first, try using your hands to press down on your right knee to help you exert enough force to stop.

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There you stop !! Many more steps are found in wikihow like going backward, jumping, rolling in the spacious area, curls. Do take a look here and be a part of this leisure activity πŸ™‚

Whistle podu..

Whistling.. Imagine how it would be when a girl whistles beside you and you can’t to do so except a giggle? Haha.. you guys get that.. Yes!! This post is about how to whistle. I am one of them who sit beside the whistlers and shout or giggle with them πŸ˜›Β When googled over found a link with illustrations thought this will make us helpful.. Brought few info from the source.. Take a look πŸ˜‰

Practice :

Many people said this for me. Yes, really it takes a lot of effort like for a friend of mine it took one whole night to learn. She tried, tried, tried, wiped and tried all the whole night (so dedicated :P).. Unfortunately, in the early morning she blew it. What’s hilarious is their family woke up to that in shock πŸ˜€

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One-handed, O.K. Sign

This combo allows you to whistle with just one hand. All you need to do is form an β€œOK” sign with either your thumb and index finger or thumb and middle finger.

Wet and Tuck Your Lips Back Over Your Teeth

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Lip placement is key. Give your lips a quick lick to wet your whistle. Tuck your lips back over your teeth. It’s what you do when you pretend you’re an old man without any teeth. Your lips need to cover your teeth in order to whistle successfully.Β Your fingers will help keep your bottom lip tucked over your teeth.

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Give a soft blow out your mouth. You should feel the air only go out over your bottom lip. If you feel air coming out the sides of your mouth, close your mouth tighter around your fingers. Remember, perfect seal.

Make sure you don’t see your tongue make an appearance in the hole between your fingers! It’s blocking the air from coming out.

You probably won’t get a sound right off the bat. That’s okay. Adjust your finger placement under your tongue and experiment with different finger angles and varying degrees of lip tuckage until you find the sweet spot. Experimentation is key–keep making little adjustments. You’ll know when you’re getting close to your whistle sweet spot because you’ll start producing a noise that sounds sort of like you’re blowing over a beer bottle. Start blowing more forcefully, until you get that high-pitched and loud whistle.

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P.S: This portal has much more info about various skills.. Check out right here

DSLR 😎 Basics of Photography

​Basics .. Core concept need to be known behind every action and in this New year, we here by starting it. Ranting over some our favorite interests, styles and passion. Thus, the first post under basics is the “DSLR Photography”

Photography!! Personally, we feel everything should be captured virtually over pics or in memories. Seizing and reminiscing is really important in our lives. Above that, pictures and the moments while capturing those memories could be really special with loved ones more πŸ˜‰ Here you go for the basic information needed to be known before buying a DSLR.

Why DSLR Camera? Why not Point & Shoot Camera? To simply cut it out, better quality pictures in less quantity of time with less practice is possible over DSLR only. Since we all have our smartphones, pics captured with our 13mp/8mp smart phones doesn’t make much difference with those pictures captured from Point & Shoot Camera.

DSLR Camera (Digital Single Lens Reflex Camera) – This term makes all of us crazy, these days every one is holding it and making so much gala over it πŸ˜› Lets begin and give a try over it soon πŸ™‚ (Perfection needs in every aspect and basics are the foundation for the perfection)

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Exposure Triangle 

Exposure triangle includes three regions: Aperture, Shutter speed and ISO. All those three combines to give a perfect outcome πŸ™‚

  • Aperture : It is the diameter of the lens through which light is entered. Variation in the aperture, focus of the light varies as if when the shutter is opened, the larger the aperture – more light passes through.

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If someone is supposed to capture a landscape covering far away hill or something,  then you should suppose to opt low aperture which eventually falls under large aperture capturing whole scene with utmost focus on the foreground and gradually decreasing over the background.

Learn How to Use a DSLR: landscape taken at small aperture

Similarly if something has to be captured at a shorter distance, it would be through high aperture and the subject is in sharp focus while the background is soft and out of focus.

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Shutter speed: The shutter speed, measured in seconds (or more often fractions of a second), is the amount of time the shutter stays open when taking a photograph. The longer the shutter stays open, the more light passes through to the sensor to be captured.

Shutter speeds are selected depending upon the kind of picture we are intended to capture. Tiny shutter speed should be opted for fast moving objects and vice versa. For example: (1/4000) for sports photography to really slow (30 seconds) for night photography

ISO : This is the behaviour of the camera’s sensor to the light. Higher range of ISO (ISO 6400) is needed where less light is required likely on the sunny mornings this will give you images of the highest quality, with very little grain (or noise).. 

And low ISO (ISO 100) is needed on dark evenings. As you turn the ISO number up, you increase the exposure but, at the same time, the image quality decreases; there will be more digital noise or β€œgrain”
Shooting Modes : Full-Auto, Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Prioirty, Manual Mode are few modes in shooting.

Average – The camera will assess the tones across the entire image form corner to corner, and expose the scene to 18% grey from that assessment.
Centre-weighted – The camera weights the exposure reading for the area in the centre of the viewfinder that can total up to approximately 80% of the scene, ignoring the extreme corners of the image.

Spot metering – The camera will use a very small area of the scene, typically a small circle in the centre of the viewfinder that totals approximately 5% of the viewfinder area. It will make the assessment of dark/light tones in this area and expose the entire scene to 18% grey, from that assessment.

Metering modes : These are to tell your camera how you want it to look at a scene.
When taking a photograph, using any form of automatic exposure calculation (e.g. aperture priority mode, shutter priority mode, auto-ISO etc) the camera always tries to calculate an β€˜average’ exposure. It will asses the entire scene, both light and dark areas, and determine the exposure so that all of the tones within the entire image average to 18% grey – called the β€˜middle’ grey. This is known as metering, and it is the reason that if you point your camera at a bright white scene, such as after it has snowed, and take a photograph the resulting image will always appear darker than you or I see it.

Similarly, if you point your camera at a really dark scene, such as a low-lit room, and take a photograph the resulting image will always be brighter than you or I see it.

The scene is always being averaged by the camera and most of the time that results in the image appearing to be correctly exposed. However, you can control what areas of the scene are being assessed by the camera in order to influence the way in which the exposure is metered.

The photo below was taken on spot metering mode but, if you were to take the same photo using evaluative mode, you would end up with a completely different exposure.

Exposure: Generally found on a small +/- button near the shutter, this is one of the most useful functions to learn how to use. It allows you to either increase or decrease the cameras default meter reading to account for the actual brightness of a scene. If a scene contains primarily bright tones and is being rendered too dark, for example, a bright white snow scene evbutton.jpg (that will typically be reduced to 18% grey by the default metering system), you can apply positive exposure compensation to let the camera know that the scene should be lighter than middle grey.

For beginners Nikon D3300 is suggested. It will come with 18-55mm lens and is slightly costly @25000/- in Amazon

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