Photography – an art, a science, and a job

Photography (Source: SamAlive/Flickr)
Photography (Source: SamAlive/Flickr)

Main Points:

Photography is an interesting task that inspires many people to inspire many others. It starts from the art of creativity and imagination, goes from the science of click and light, and ends with a beautiful memory in the hand or book. For some people, this memory helps them in earning more memories.

So, one of my favorite ideas to earn more memories is through Dreamstime. You can join Dreamstime to earn money and help others to earn money through photography, here:

http://www.dreamstime.com/register#res11512567

Camera and photography (Source: Anonymous)
Camera and photography (Source: Anonymous)

Study Further:

Photo is a representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide. It is recorded by a camera on light-sensitive material. The process of taking photos is known as photography. It is a science and art, and immediately after the invention of this process, it became a kind of job too.

Photography as an art

“I like photographs which leave something to the imagination.” – Fay Godwin

Photos help us to capture beautiful and unique moments in our life. They can make us laugh and they can also bring tears in our eyes. They can remind us of our past and they can inspire to do something great in our future. They make us creative and imaginative. A simple idea for creative photography is “Imagine novelty”.

Remember, “The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.” – Dorothea Lange

Photography as a science

“Photography is putting one’s head, one’s eye and one’s heart on the same axis.” – Henri Cartier-Bresson

Physics and chemistry is also involved behind the science of photography. Cameras for photography have lenses with particular focus and aperture. Light is involved in capturing those beautiful moments. Photography is also related to science in many other aspects as, for example, scientists have found that learning a new and mentally demanding skill such as photography can help in improving cognitive functioning (Park et al., 2013). In another study, scientists found that (edited) photos can manipulate our memories (Sacchi et al., 2007).

Photography as a job

“It is a beautiful thing when a career and a passion come together.” – Anonymous

Photos can also help us in earning money. People can make a good amount from photography. They adapt the profession of “photojournalism” or work as freelancers.

In the present technology of internet, it is easy for anyone to sell his or her photos online. Many free stock photo sites are available on internet and some of them are Dreamstime, Shutterstock, and Fotolia. You can join these sites and start earning by selling your photos and images. Interestingly, you can also make money by referring other people to these sites. One of my recently explored sites is Dreamstime. You can register yourself on the site here: http://www.dreamstime.com/register#res11512567

You can see some of my images on Dreamstime below:

Tree in front of light
© Photographer: Usman Zafar Paracha | Agency: Dreamstime.com

Railway track
© Photographer: Usman Zafar Paracha | Agency: Dreamstime.com

Sunset
© Photographer: Usman Zafar Paracha | Agency: Dreamstime.com

An old train
© Photographer: Usman Zafar Paracha | Agency: Dreamstime.com

Sources:
Park, D., Lodi-Smith, J., Drew, L., Haber, S., Hebrank, A., Bischof, G., & Aamodt, W. (2013). The Impact of Sustained Engagement on Cognitive Function in Older Adults: The Synapse Project Psychological Science, 25 (1), 103-112 DOI: 10.1177/0956797613499592

Sacchi, D., Agnoli, F., & Loftus, E. (2007). Changing history: doctored photographs affect memory for past public events Applied Cognitive Psychology, 21 (8), 1005-1022 DOI: 10.1002/acp.1394

Cocaine and its use in California

Cocaine (Credit: ljcesca/Flickr)
Cocaine (Credit: ljcesca/Flickr)

Cocaine:

Cocaine is a narcotic (alkaloid) obtained from coca leaves native to South America (National Institute on Drug Abuse, 2013). Street names of cocaine are “C”, “Mojo”, “Aunt Nora”, “Dust”, “Charlie”, “Snow”, “Bernice”, “Toot”, “Nose Candy”, and “Sniff”. There is another form of cocaine, i.e. “freebase” cocaine. In this form, cocaine alkaloid in cocaine hydrochloride is “freed” from other components. It has less ability to be dissolved in the blood or mucous membranes of the nasal passages, but it can be effectively volatilized and smoked. Read More …

Motivation for freelancers especially writers

Freelance writing is an interesting career (Credit: Stefan/Flickr)
Freelance writing is an interesting career (Credit: Stefan/Flickr)

Main Points:

Freelance writing is an interesting career. If you want to move forward in this career, you can have the option to join a community of earning writers and can have good freelance jobs here: http://www.writerbay.com/apply.html?writer=129083. For the jobs on WriterBay, (1) you have to fill a form, (2) pass a test on grammar and formatting styles, (3) write a little essay, and (4) upload a higher education certificate. However, this could be one your best choices.

You can also check a list of over 70 sources for freelance writing in the article below. Moreover, find good tips below for getting hired by writing companies.

“The only safe thing is to take a chance.” (Mike Nichols) Read More …

Alpari has applied for Insolvency – News

London based Alpari (U.K.) Ltd. has shown that it lacks sufficient financial resources and has applied for insolvency as noted by WSJ. Several companies are looking for its acquisition. According to Pepperstone Financial Services, which is an online currency trader, Alpari is a suitable acquisition target. Other firms such as IG Group Holdings PLC is also showing interest in the company. Read More …

Apple’s new iPhones have gone above expectations

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus big screen (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus big screen (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Latest iPhones by Apple Inc. got long lines of people, who are eager to buy this new device. According to the company, new iPhones have surpassed the sale of 10 million units in the first three days of the start of sale. Interestingly, consumers are going for iPhone 6, 7 times more than the iPhone 6 Plus. This is the second time that the company has sold two new iPhones at the same time. Last year, Apple sold nine million units of iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c in the same time of start of sale. Read More …

NASA’s contract with Boeing and SpaceX

NASA, Boeing and SpaceX has joined hands in a commercial crew program (Image: NASA)
NASA, Boeing and SpaceX has joined hands in a commercial crew program (Image: NASA)

NASA will work with two aeronautical firms, Boeing and SpaceX, in a taxi contract to take astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) in the coming years to perform important science research and other related tasks on ISS. NASA is also thinking to use the same technologies to take astronauts to other places in space such as Mars and asteroids in the future.

This contract would reduce the U.S.’s dependence on Russia to take and bring astronauts to and from the space station. At this time, Russian Soyuz takes at least four astronauts of NASA in a year at the price of $71 million per seat. On the other hand, SpaceX noted the cost $20 million per seat in the future after the success of technological contract. Read More …

Less than 1% of UK public research funding spent on antibiotic research in past 5 years

Antibiotic research (Credit: Anonymous)Main Point:

Less than 1% of research funding awarded by public and charitable bodies to UK researchers in 2008–13 was awarded for research on antibiotics.

Published in:

The Lancet Infectious Diseases

Study Further:

The study, which is the first detailed assessment of public and charitable funding to UK researchers focusing on bacteriology and antibiotic research, suggests that present levels of funding for antibiotic research in the UK are inadequate, and will need to be urgently increased if the growing crisis of antibiotic resistance is to be tackled effectively by UK researchers. Read More …