Tips for Nature Bloggers and Photographers

PhotographyGood news for all Nature Bloggers out there! We bring to you some very exquisite tips on how to shoot extraordinary glimpses of all that is pure and natural around you, and capture some very striking images. Nature photography is all about picking a spot to observe and letting nature come to you. With these 8 master tips, you will develop skill and be able to capture some very impressive pictures of your own.

(1) While photographing animals, try for a natural background without manmade objects. Animals look carefree and their best when they are surrounded with nature, at its purest. Objects such as light poles, wires, fences, and buildings, tend to draw the attention away from the actual subject of the photograph, the animal.

(1) Get out early. Not only is the early morning light usually good, but you’ll avoid the crowds that gather later at popular places. Photographing the golden hour can give a different advantage from others.

(2) When photographing details, try different angles—above, below, from the side—to find the most interesting composition. Try looking for repeating shapes and colours to engage the viewer’s eye. Create a creative visual pattern in the otherwise chaotic world.

(3) It is advisable to always carry a circular polarizing filter in your kit bag. Apart from the many uses that polarizing filters have, for a nature or landscape photographer, these filters tend to remove reflections or glares from a scene. They are also capable of increasing the color intensity, saturation and any contrast.

(4) Before you start taking landscapes, stop and survey the lie of the land. Make sure you’re in the best spot in relation to the position of the sun. You should never head out on landscape shoots in new locations without a good map. Study the entire location to get the best shot – a one where the atmosphere and the lighting are both in place.

(5) Use a tripod and don’t risk a hand shake, especially while shooting in low light.

(6) You can also get a little creative and use water as a mirror. Water in the proper amount of light can create beautiful effects and reflections. The best time for this kind of shot is during the two “golden hours” which are the first hour after sunrise and the last hour before sunset.

So, the next you head out for a shoot, make it in the golden hour, and don’t forget your tripod!

Will Machine Learning Make You a Better Manager?

Machine learningWhat is ruling the internet age currently? Well, artificial intelligence seems to have captured eyes all over the glove, and people just cannot seem to get over it. These technologies have taken their shares of headline in past few years, but learning through machines is one of the hot topics of today’s world. Machine learning is enabling many companies to increase their top-line growth rate and optimization processes while increasing customer satisfaction and providing the manager a better way in achieving success by providing services to customers.

Machine learning is rapidly growing and infiltrating the businesses and workspaces that we can relate almost anything – from marketing to sales to demand forecasting to logistics. We might as well consider some examples of great businesses across the globe, some like Apple, Amazon, Alibaba, Microsoft, all had initially started by building devices that could handle large databases of information, using algorithms – machines that could recognize a problem and propose necessary solution to the problem.

Businesses are continuously working on developing and redeveloping the existing machinery to make human work simpler. Machine learning eliminates various biases that could be on purpose or inherent, and these biases can be removed by the use of machines, ensuring better management. This biasing could be a personal biasing that a manager focuses on the one liked employee and which will result in incorrect feedbacks and recognition. Machine learning removes any biases a manager might have – machines will store all the raw data that contain all information of all employees, regarding their qualifications and performance which tends to provide correct, unaltered feedback for the manager to judge

Machine learning in simplest terms, is a combination of fields that includes statistics, computer science, and information retrieval and this in turn teaches computers in recognizing various data patterns. Sentiment analysis is also a hot topic in this field and machine learning has moved into the realm of detecting emotions by testing the probability of certain words that appears close enough according to the person’s mood.

For businesses, machine learning capabilities are becoming a source of competitive dominance in more and more industries. Data solving, data storage and even analyzing employees by using various data sets are all included in this firm. More investment in data driven technologies including machine learning provide a company with better manager and this will become a great competitive step. This field has become increasingly main-stream and machine learning is so commonplace that we barely notice it being practiced around us. Machine learning used to its full efficiency can lead to new industrial revolution by solving various algorithms.