Monthly Archives: March 2018

The Benefits of a Soft Water System Installed in your House

water rippleswater softener system

My sister has had a domestic water softener system installed at her house for sometime now. I’ve not taken a great deal of notice but when it was installed that was the main topic of conversation for sometime afterwards.

As I said, I’ve got more important things to worry about than water. It’s supplied in the house we live in and it’s just there when a need it. Simple and it works.

Last month she had her first baby, a cute little boy and I stayed over for a few weeks to help as she recovered from the birth. It’s really hard and it takes so much out of you, I was just happy to lend a hand. And my boss was great, allowing to take the time I needed, when I needed it.

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New shiny tap

New shiny tap  

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Staying over I got to experience her special water that she’d being gushing over a few months before. And I was impressed, I didn’t think I would be, but I was. The water was just better.

You certainly notice it when you take a bath or shower. You feel much cleaner and my hair was just so much more manageable. Softer, easier to brush it through. It’s so gentle.

It’s good for towels too, she said. They get all hard and rough. She was right too. The towels were soft and fluffy. So nice for the me baby as well.

water softening system

When I got home again, our water felt nasty by comparison. Not nice and welcoming like at my sister’s place. I was determined to put things right so I got one from water softener system And had it installed.

Sure enough, the minute it was installed, it started working. The water turned from corse to soft instantly.

A home water softener system is not that expensive but makes such a difference. I’ve changed all my towels as well because the old ones were matted and a little rough. Hopefully the new ones will stay softer for longer.

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Controlling the Light

Still LifeLighting and Photography

Being able to control the light is very important in photography. We paint with light. Different subjects require different types of lighting to obtain certain moods and to add drama.

But here we focus on still life. This type of subject is easier to master, as you can adjust the items in you shot or leave them in place. Once set up and arranged as you like them, they stay that way. They never droop or get tired. That makes it easier to try things out and compare shots and see what works and what looks better.

rose bouquetphotographic light box

One of the useful tools to have is a photographic light box. There are cheap photo lightboxes for product shots on eBay. But as with cameras – you get what you pay for. A site like the ones shown here Photo Light box will get you on the right track.

As we said at the beginning it’s all about controlling the light, a photo light box has a backdrop, which you can change and can have different colors, black and white being the most popular, to set the mood.

But more important feature for the light box are the top and the sides. These are translucent. This is important because it softens any light source providing a soft even light on the scene and on the subject.

a roseQuality of Light with a Lightbox

The quality of light is important as it can lift your still life image of the page, as it were. The quality of light is especially important for shiny, high gloss objects. Which if not carefully controlled reflect everything in the room back to camera.

Get the Best you can Afford

Don’t be tempted by the small light boxes that you find on eBay either. As being small limits their usefulness. And going for a cheap photo lightbox it will begin to fall apart after just a few uses.

Much better to invest in s high quality product, if your serious about your photography and want to improve all the time.

How to use your light box

light box for taking Jewelry