The Differences Between Free and Paid Web Hosting

The idea of free hosting appeals to people for obvious reasons. It’s easy to say “Well… I don’t need anything too sophisticated.” Let’s take a look at some of the differences between free hosting and paid hosting. We’ll look at some points to consider before you commit to a hosting solution.

Domain Name

When you sign up for free hosting, the host name becomes part of your domain name. In paid hosting, you create a unique, personalized domain name that does not include the name of the host.

Why is this Important?

Your business may seem less credible when you use a domain name with a third party in it. Additionally, this type of domain name will result in lower search engine ranking.

Technical Support

A free hosted account will most likely address your technical questions and issues by inviting you to send an email. They will respond to it in 24 – 48 hours. Compare this to a paid account, which typically has 24/7 tech support available to you when you need it. Free accounts typically have increased downtime. This means your site is unavailable. The paid hosting scenario usually comes with a guarantee to be up 99.9% of the time. If it’s down, you can find out without delay what’s going on.

Why is this Important?

If your site is down, you will lose customers and revenue. If you need help, it’s reassuring to get in touch with someone ASAP, rather than waiting in an email queue. It’s critical for businesses trading or marketing online to provide a stable, reliable experience for their customers.

Limited Bandwidth and Storage Space

With free accounts, your bandwidth and storage space is limited. With paid accounts, you can customize these aspects of your site or blog. If your blog or business is growing, what happens when you outgrow your free account?

Why is this Important?

You may not be able to move all content to a paid account. Starting with a paid account that can grow with you is a better option. Most paid accounts come with an element of backup security support that free accounts do not make available.

Other Considerations

Business requires planning. The same is true for your online presence. Will you have a large website with many pages? Do you want to monetize your blog to earn income? These are major considerations when choosing a paid or free hosting site. Paid hosting allows more plug ins to help your site or blog work for you.

Maybe you are just getting started with giving blogging a try. Does your website have just a few pages? There are circumstances where a free site may be all you need. But… If you are expecting to grow and expand your business, free hosting may not be the ideal way to go.

If you are playing around, and want to stay small, free hosting may serve your needs. If you are trying to make a splash and build a business reputation, or an income, on the internet, pay for hosting. You’ll have room to grow and fewer headaches from the start.

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Source by Cat Harvey

Solar Energy In The Home

I was going to call this article "solar heating in the home" but then I realized that I would be perpetuating the myth that heating is a primary use for solar energy and so I changed my mind. The reason solar energy is not hugely useful for heating the home is common sense really. In the winter, when you need your heating on, the sun is lower in the sky and there are fewer daylight hours. In the other seasons when solar energy would be more effective you do not need it. At best, solar heating can support your central heating a little in colder climates whilst in places such as Australia and California it can be worthwhile, but then it's not needed so often.

Solar Technologies

A number of technologies have been developed to make use of solar radiation. Some of these make direct use of solar energy for lighting and heating etc., while others produce electricity. They are:

1. Solar thermal energy collection systems which generate electricity through mirrors and a system of tubes filled with fluid.

2. Solar thermal collectors which are used to produce heat.

3. Photovoltaic panels which generate electricity direct from sunlight. However, they generate DC current, which if you want to use it in the home, has to be converted to AC This would require a very big surface area to meet the needs of just one home which is why solar panels are rarely used for domestic Heating. However, in a sunny climate, you can produce enough power to run a 100W light bulb from one square meter of solar panel.

4. Solar hot water panels which are often used in the home to heat water.

Solar Panel Efficiency

Although solar panels are used all year round they are only efficient when they receive direct sunshine. They produce very little power in cloudy conditions or in the shade. However, it is the light that produces electricity. Heat actually interferees with electricity production so solar panels used in very hot climates are less efficient than those used in sunny but cold climates. When the panel's temperature is above 50 degree centigrade its efficiency will decrease. Also, at different times of the day, as the sun angle to the panel varies, the amount of energy produced is different. Usually it is better if the panel is inclined but on cloudy days horizontal mounted panels are more efficient. Most energy is generated when the panel is pointed directly towards the sun.

The use of solar power has fallen in and out of favor since the 1970's depending on the potential savings when compared with other energy costs. The equipment needed nowdays is 90% cheaper than it was thirty years ago and homes with solar roof tiles can often generate more electricity than is needed at certain times of day. Depending where you are in the world this execess energy can sometimes be sold to local electricity companies.

In Japan and the USA, billions has been spent on developing Photovoltaic systems and Germany has now joined in the research. As is often the case with renewable energy systems, the initial costs of setting up solar energy for the home is quite expensive. However, savings on electricity bills in the long term should make up for this and as time passes, the costs are falling making it more widespread.

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Outsourcing – Pros And Cons

Stripped of its technical terms, outsourcing is basically the practice of one company to contract another company to provide the services that could have been performed by their own staff. There are many reasons why companies now are on the bandwagon of having some of their services done by others. (It had been an old practice, really.) These outsourced services passed on to other companies are usually call center services, e-mail services, and payroll. These particular jobs are part of the outsourcing trend practiced by many companies these days.

Reasons

One of the main reasons why companies are into outsourcing is diminished company resources, both in financial terms and in manpower costs. When a company expands (which can be sudden), the growth can start to eat up on the companies resources.

Financially, the company might not be able to match the growth with the needed infusion of money to sustain the expansion. This holds true with their human resources as well.

With the growth, manpower might be sucked up with the new growth and diminish the company’s productivity in its core areas. The service-providing companies can do the work for less costs (thus not over-stretching most of the company’s resources), and has the manpower to do it.

Other Reasons

Efficiency sometimes suffers once there is a sudden expansion that cannot be absorbed by the company’s present staff setup and other resources. If, for instance, there is a huge demand for huge number of their products, other departments might not be up to it.

The purchasing department might need so many men to do the buying of raw materials, for instance. Outsourcing the purchasing department is a good move and costs less.

Other reasons could be that overhead costs might be disastrous to the company’s budget and current plans. Or, perhaps an offshoot to its growth is impossible to meet. If the company had grown to such an extent that it needs a bigger office, outsourcing the functions of the projected new additional staff is cheaper. (Transfer of the whole office to someplace bigger is definitely expensive in time, effort and money values.)

Companies are also bound to experience production demands that come and go in cycles within a year. Outsourcing additional resources during times of so much demand can ease up the company’s problems.

The good part of the deal is that the contracted periods of having these extra jobs outsourced can follow the cyclical production demands. (A toy company’s production department might need more manpower in the middle months of the year to produce the goods needed for, say, Christmas or some holidays.)

Cons

On the other hand, this new business model of parceling some important work aspects of a company to another had sparked a mini-controversy which had not been thoroughly resolved even until now. Definitely, there are those who are not fully convinced of the viability of such an arrangement.

The biggest argument against this deal is actually focused on the relationship of the company and its clients. In short, it may invite dissatisfaction from client side. Reasons could range from lower quality of work output, unnecessary dilution of company-client trade secrets, etc.

Control

Control is also put to the test. Some aspects of the company are in danger of spinning out of the company’s control since the outsourced company conducts the decisions that would have been better handled by the parent company.

Some clients are not fully convinced that the outsourced company can function as efficiently as the original contracted company. If they do (most companies can, in practice), clients feel it might be better to deal with the new company rather than their old supplier or contracted business partner.

Riding on this threat is the mounting danger of delayed communications that causes delayed implementation. Without proper management and apportioning of responsibilities, there is tendency that confusion might set in.

Outsourcing had also allowed a political issue to float around – social responsibility. It is said that with more and more companies allocating jobs to foreign countries, the people of the parent company will have reduced opportunities. While this debate and questions are still up in the air, more and more companies are outsourcing some of their work. Offhand, companies and their managers think the current trend is the result of the current situation in commerce and trade all over the world. At the moment, outsourcing looks like it will stay for a while.

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Source by Kristin Carpenter

American Kennel Club – Dog Registration Statistics and Trends Review

The AKC provides us annually with national/major city registration statistics regarding the rankings by dog breed. According to their mission statement, the club is dedicated to the “study, breeding, exhibiting, running and maintenance of purebred dogs.” Their registry maintenance and data collection is an important contribution to the study of the purebred in America.

Their most recent report (2011) has both familiar outcomes and interesting trends.

As could be predicted, the Labrador retriever once again is ranked the top breed in the country. The breed has occupied this heralded position for 21 years. This is an incredible accomplishment and a credit to the merits of the breed itself. The family favorite is smart, beautiful, loyal and a wonderful companion. You can expect that the Lab most probably will continue to oversee all remaining breeds from this lofty perch for some time to come. Although impressive, the Lab must remain in the first spot for one more year to tie the record holder for this position with 22 years. The owner of this distinction is the Poodle of course.

The German Shepherd, another beloved breed has maintained the #2 position for the past two years suggesting that it may be laying claim to its ownership of this number. Bred for their intelligence, the German Shepherd is loyal and generally bonds quickly to whomever it determines to be the alpha in the home. A popular breed to be sure.

The remaining breeds ranked in the top 10 according to the 2011 registration statistics are:

  • #3. Beagles
  • #4. Golden Retrievers
  • #5. Yorkshire Terriers
  • #6. Bulldogs
  • #7. Boxers
  • #8. Poodles
  • #9. Dachshunds
  • #10. Rottweilers

The rankings for breeds that we have recently highlighted via articles here follow:

  • #29. English Springer Spaniel
  • #34. Bernese Mountain Dog
  • #39. Bichons Frises
  • #52. Soft Coated Wheaton Terrier

Of particular note from our highlighted list is the significant change in registrations for the Bernese Mountain Dog. This breed moved up to #34 from #54, indicative of the positive trend upward in popularity of larger dogs, also evidenced by the considerable movement of the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog from #101 to #82. This is further emphasized by the fact that of the top 10 breeds 6 are classified as large dogs.

This is somewhat surprising for a number of reasons. On the surface, larger dogs simply cost more to own. Depending on the quality of food you purchase, the monthly bill could range from $20 to $60 or more.

[By the way, please purchase the best, healthiest food you can afford. It truly makes an immediate difference. We owe it to our pets to feed them the best.]

Additionally, there are the costs associated with chew tools and trust me these are much cheaper than a new leg on the dining room table. Basically the bigger the dog, the bigger the chew tools or any toy for that matter. Even costs associated with Vet visits and medicines can reflect the size of your dog. But, based on these statistics, owners are opting to sidestep the cost issues and prefer to take advantage of the many benefits associated with larger dogs.

When we look at the numbers by major city, we see some very interesting, even surprising information.

In Boston, the Boston Terrier did not make the top ten. The wonderful residents of Boston did show their preference for smaller dogs though.

In Atlanta, dog lovers elevated the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel five spots to rank #4 in their local top ten list. This is somewhat surprising since this breed ranked #21 nationally. Nice going Atlanta!

In Honolulu, they dislodged the perennial favorite, the Lab with, of all breeds, the Chihuahua. There is obviously a different drummer at work on this beautiful island.

New York City also broke the first place trend by placing the Yorkshire Terrier in #1. This makes sense really, since the Yorkshire is easy to manage, portable and very resilient, a trait in great demand in NYC for both dogs and owners.

Beyond also ranking the Yorkshire #1, Tampa had the distinction of having both the #4 and #5 spots end in ties. At #4 is the Dachshund/Golden Retriever. At #5 we find the Bulldog/Chihuahua competing for the same spot. My money is on the Bulldog!

Well there you have it. A quick look at breeds based on their popularity. Where does your special friend rank on the list, not that it matters to any owner I know. We have found that ranking high on a national popularity list could have mixed blessings for the breed though; fodder for a future article no doubt.

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Frequently Asked Questions – The Child Custody Visitation

• Do all the ex-partners have the visitation right?

Normally, the ex-partner who does not have physical child custody has the legal visit right. However these rights can be denied if the evidence can be brought further providing that it is in the best interest of the child not for the ex-partner tenderness (examples: excessive drinking of alcohol, physical or verbal abusiveness). Timing and number of visits is given in the final agreement.

• What should I do if my child does not want to see me?

This is a very difficult situation, especially if the child is very young. In all fairness, I hope the custodial parent is not manipulating the child. It depends on the child's choice to see the alienated parent. This is not happening very often, so to combat this situation can be a real uphill battle.

• Can we change a visitation schedule?

Visitation is often defined as a testing procedure. Each ex-partner does not know what the future will insure as far as their parent and child relationship will grow. In general, the visitation schedules can be changed and there is no need to use the court, but it must have the court make a decision if an ex-partner is being displaced of visitation rights.

• How do I make the most of the time with my child?

Make sure to explain and answer questions to the child as much as possible. The most of alienated parent will try to compensate or spend money on the child in weekend. This is probably the best attitude to have, but should not involve it with irresistible acting because children grow up they began to misunderstand the power of money and used it to manipulate people.

• How can I develop a relationship from a distance?

Usefully, a phone call at the appropriate time is sufficient for developing a relationship. Most high schools and colleges allow their students to correspond to the private email or cell phone usage in school but your calling does not interrupt the school hours.

• What can I tell my child again?

During a separation, it can really hurt relationship with your ex-partner. Sometimes the rebuilding process with your child can be prolonged. Do not expect it will happen overnight, and effort to make things that will conduct you closer. Try communicating with your child brings a friend on an adventure along the weekend; This can help the child more comfortable.

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Kitchen Utensils For Salad Preparation

Preparing a delicious salad requires using the proper kitchen appliances. There are plenty of kitchen appliances essential in preparing any type of salad. A well organized kitchen appliance is also important so you can easily find the tools you need and enjoy the preparation of your food.

A refrigerator is one of the most important kitchen appliances. It is where you store the salad after you have prepared to make it cold which makes it more delicious. You can also preserve the freshness of other salad mixtures and ingredients such as vegetables, fruits, cheese, milk, cream and mayonnaise to avoid spoiling.

Salad bowls come in different sizes, designs and materials. If you want a traditional look you can buy wooden salad bowls. If you are more concerned with modern utensils you may opt to choose that of glass materials. Just be sure have the proper size to accommodate all mixing requirements of the salad you are going to prepare. Also choose thicker materials for your salad bowl since you are going to manually mix all the ingredients subject to a lot of pressure.

Salad knife is another essential utensil used in slicing vegetables, fruits and garnishes. It is important that you choose a knife specifically made for such purpose. Avoid those knives with steel blades since it reacts to vegetables and fruits leaving a brownish mark. Salad knives made of plastic nylon are good options.

Salad spinners also make the preparations more quickly. It is composed of a plastic bowl with s plastic strainer and cover. It drains easily excess water after washing your ingredients. It can also be used to store your fresh salad. Just remove the strainer and close with the lid.

A chopper is a small kitchen utensil ideal for chopping ingredients for salads into little bits. It is capable of chopping food into uniform pieces. There is no need to go to the process of manually chopping those ingredients.

Measuring spoons comes in different sizes and designs. It is useful in measuring liquid ingredients for your dressing. Measuring cups offer the same purpose. Choose a set of measuring spoons and cups that come in many different sizes.

Pans and pots come in sets with different sizes. These kitchen utensils are ideal for preparing and cooking food like sausages, eggs and pastas. Choose those that come with heat resistant handles. These items are one of the more essential. Every kitchen can not do without it. Most cooking needs are done with pans and pots, from boiling, broiling, sautéing, frying and steaming.

Mixing spoons are used for mixing different ingredients together. They come in different sizes for different purposes. Mixing spoons can be made up of wood, plastic or stainless steel. The common and most basic ones are the ladle for soups, spatulas and other spoons.

The measuring spoon variety is ideal for baking needs, because baking requires precise and exact measurements. These spoons have markings/labels in liters or milliliters.

Kitchen towels are the most basic necessity in any kitchen. You can use it to clean up your hands for any spilled food. It is also used to dry hands before moving on to the next cooking procedure. This is important, because sometimes wet hands affect alter the taste of food. You may choose from different sizes and colors that suit your preferences.

Kitchen tools are varied, made for specific purposes. It makes salad preparations more organized and easier.

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How to Make Hair Grow Faster – FAQs

Ladies and Gentlemen, this article is relevant to both of you, so have a quick read. Are you having problems with thinning hair? Do you not have as much self confidence as a few years ago? Well why don’t you get off your backside and take some action? Within this article I will answer a few of the most common questions on how to make hair grow faster. After all, its a pretty widely discussed topic, with many unanswered questions.

HOW TO MAKE HAIR GROW FASTER – FAQ’S

1. Do the so called ‘experts’ know what they are talking about? – The answer is of course yes. Some of the methods they are using are revolutionary. But remember, all that research, expensive equipment costs and advertising has to be paid by someone. And it will be the consumer. The other thing you have to remember is that its not in these guys best interest to sell you a cheap product which works. They will want to sell you an expensive product which works, most likely with ongoing payments similar to Rogaine!

2. What should I do with Split Ends? – This mostly applies to women (and men with thinning long hair). These need to be removed, and the hair trimmed as much as possible within the first few weeks. The split ends will run all the way down to budding hair follicles and inhibit new growth. This will be your first step to help make hair grow faster.

3. I have heard of Mira Hair Oil, what is it, and how can it help? – Mira hair oil contains 15 herbs, two of which are Jaswand (Hibiscus) extract and fenugreek extract. These two alone have been proven to have very successful results. The oil will help banish split ends, protect and restore damaged hair and promote fast hair growth by nourishing you hair and scalp, just to name a few! Its a miracle oil to be honest. Very popular in this day and age.

4. What about diet and exercise? – Its a bit of a no brainer really. Of course a healthy diet and frequent exercise will help! Plus you will feel much better about yourself physically and mentally. Your diet will need to consist of plenty of keratinized protein, whilst popping an amino acid capsule each day will also help make hair grow faster.

5. I have heard some of the expensive products contain chemicals, is that true? – Due to the fact there is a massive demand for people wanting to to make hair grow fast, there has been a huge influx of prescription type drugs available to the average Joe Bloggs. Most use pretty harsh chemical to clean the scalp, which in turn helps promote blood circulation and hair growth. Personally, I think its a much better idea to use natural products to do the same thing, even if it takes a touch longer. Less risk of something going wrong and causing more harm than good!

6. What about Money back guarantees? I would make sure (if you are purchasing a product or ebook) that a full moneyback guarantee is available. If an eBook confirm that the product is backed by Clickbank. They will chase money if there is a dispute, and wont promote ‘rip off’ merchants.

People, there you have it. Six FAQs which will hopefully help you on your way. But honestly, they are only scratching the surface.

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Source by Rachael Jones

Web Hosting Aspects That Might Affect SEO

Does Web Hosting Have an Effect on SEO?

There are 3 web hosting factors that influence where your website gets ranked. Here is an in-depth look into them:

Uptime/ Downtime

Downtime is the length of time when your website cannot be accessed because of the problems involving the server. It is likely for search engine spiders to visit your website many times daily. However, if they visit when your site is experiencing downtime, they will record it as inaccessible and will go on to the next site. When this happens over and over again, your website will be considered unreliable and your rankings may be reduced. Unreliable sites are not displayed highly in results of search engine since this will put them in a bad light when the searchers click on results they give but can’t access the site. Even if it is 99% uptime, your website will not be accessible for a total of 7 hours over a span of 1 month. If possible, you would want your website to be 100% accessible at all times. However, websites are expected to experience some kind of downtime even if these have expensive web hosting plans. Yet, there are web hosts that offer and guarantee 99.95% uptime, so accept no less than this.

Speed

In general, search engines do not divulge the factors that belong to their algorithms. Yet, in 2010, Google openly revealed that the speed upon which a page loads is only one among those more than 200 factors. This is certainly a very small percentage (of only 0.5% ) effect on your rankings. Nevertheless, it is still worthwhile to take it into consideration. The loading speeds for your web pages are as follows:

When you have a lower than average loading speed, you should not necessarily blame your web host. The slow down may be caused by the coding and configuration of your website. However, if you are confident that your site’s technical set-up has been optimized in the best possible way, but you still get poor loading times, it is about time to request your web host to transfer your site to a different server. Nowadays, it is quite common for a website to share server resources with numerous other sites. As expected, more sites on a server use up more resources, which results to slower loading times. When you transfer your website to a private/dedicated server or one that is not too busy, you will see quick improvement in page load speeds.

Location

Aside from several different factors like content and backlinks among others, in order to show the most significant search results, search engines evaluate the website’s location for deciding where to position it in their rankings. For instance, when the people who search are located in the UK, search engines will normally display sites located in UK higher in their search results. To find out where your website is located, they use some indicators like the IP address of your site, which is allotted to your site based on the location of the server where it is hosted. Therefore, when your web hosting company has severs in the UK, this could cause higher rankings for your site when UK based people search for the keywords you have chosen.

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Water Damage to Your Ceiling

One of the first things that you need to do as soon as you notice water damage to your ceiling is to locate what is causing this problem. In order to prevent any future damage you have to fix the problem. After the problem has been fixed then you can clean up the mess. The problem with water damage to your ceiling could be something as simple as drying the ceiling or as serious as removing mold from the ceiling. The last thing you do is focus on is any cosmetic repairs or structural damage to the ceiling.

Finding the problem

This is the first step in repairing your ceiling. Having leaking or busted water pipes or a leaking roof are the two more common problems of water damage on your ceiling. Other more noticeable causes can include bathtubs and sinks left unattended while on and overflowed. It could also be overflow from a clogged toilet. You may be able to find the cause for the water damage if you are familiar the structure of the home. If you cannot find the cause, you should contact a plumber to find the cause.

Repair the problem

How much it is going to cost and the time it will take to fix the problem depends on what is causing the water damage to your ceiling. For example, it will cost more to replace the area of your roof that is leaking than if the problem was replacing a few pipes are leaking. The least expensive repair would be unclogging the overflowing toilet. Regardless of the time it will take to repair it and the cost, it is cheaper to fix the problem now instead of waiting for more problems to happen.

Cleaning up the mess

Once you have the problem fixed, it is time to check to see how severe the damage is and how long you have had the problem. Both of these factors will help to determine how long it will take to clean everything up. For example, if the damage was not too severe and the leak does not last long you may only need to dry the ceiling. If it is severe with a long lasting leak, you will not only have to dry the ceiling but also check for mold. Having mold in your ceiling is dangerous and can cause health problems that can be severe. With mold, you should hire a professional to take care of this problem so it is handled correctly and it is all removed.

After the problem of the water damage to your ceiling has been taken care of, you need to see if it caused any structural damage and have it fixed by yourself or a professional.

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Source by Lora Davis

5 Tips For Super Macro Photography

Let us take it from the basics of what super macro photography is. Super macro is referred to the photographing of subjects at a ratio of more than 1: 1. Normal macro is when we shoot at 1: 1 magnification ratio, that is the 1mm of the subject is produced on the sensor as 1mm. Now super macro photography is when we represent 1mm on the subject as more than 1mm on the sensor.

What does super macro photography do?

The photographs become so detailed that you can compare them to looking at an object through a microscope. These photographs have vivid detail of the miniature world. Commercially they are required for text books journals etc. They are also used in advertisements and such promotional materials. Most importantly it allows the photographer to capture a world that is not seen with the naked eye.The image below shows a super macro of a leaf.

How is it done?

There are basically four ways that photographers achieve this type of photography.

Super Macro Lens

The easiest and best results are going with using a Macro lens that provides more than 1: 1 ratios, a good example would be Canon MP-E 65 mm f / 2.8. This lens lets you take up to 5: 1 macros. The above said lens is a manual focus lens and costs approximately 900 $. More advance lens costs even more.

Diopters on normal macro lens

Another easier method is to use diopters or close filters on 1: 1 macro lens. This will let u go closer and then obtain higher magnification. The results will not be as impressive but this is definitely cheaper than buying a lens. This option also reduces number of equipment needed to be transported. The magnification achieved is limited.

Reversing

This is done by reversing, preferably, a wide angle lens in front of a longer lens. This yields better results than diopters and comparable to dedicated lens but some times results in reduced functionalities like lack of auto focus and so on. This method can yield very high magnification. There will be problems of vignetting in some combinations.

Bellows

This involves loading the lens on a below or using extension tube. Bellows allow variable adjustment but limits mobility. Bellows reduce the amount of light available as the length increases. This is a less preferred methods but some photographers working in studios prefer this method, as they can control the lighting and they do not need mobility.

Now to the 5 tips: –

1. DOF: – Super macro means super importance to DOF, this means u will need to either make really tough decision on where to focus. The fact that most of these setups reduce total light will make it more difficult to work at higher f-stops. One method would be to take multiple images with varying areas in focus and combine them to get the desired image.

2. Lighting: – Most of the above setups will reduce total light available so, artificial lighting is very important in super macro photography. Use external flashes, it will be convenient to use a ring flash. If there is more light to work with the image can be captured much better. This means that investing in a good lighting device will be worth every penny.

3. Stability: – The high amounts of magnification means that you will need very high stability, this means you will need a very steady tripod for one. The setup is very sensitive due to the high magnification so you will benefit from using a remote release. Another feature you will benefit from would be live view to increase stability.

4. Subject: – Live insects will not make good subject for super macro simply because they keep moving. Good subjects would be dead insects and other such subjects that will not move. Flowers and their interiors make very interesting subjects too. Small stone, twigs etc also have a lot of story to tell. Remember that the possibilities in the mini world is limitless there are so many things that we can capture, but as mention before lighting is very important.

5. Perspective: – As in any type of photography perspective is important in super macros also. The angle the framing everything counts. When working at high magnification it can be a very precise maneuver that sets it right or makes it all wrong.

The possibilities are limitless so keep in mind these tips and start experimenting.
Some samples of what can be done: –

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Source by Sherena Vysakh