Portraits Of The Maori People

Stunning Portraits Of The Maori People By Photographer Jimmy Nelson.

The long and intriguing story of the origins of the indigenous Maori people can be traced back to the 13th century, the mythical homeland Hawaiki, Eastern Polynesia. Due to centuries of isolation, the Maori established a distinct society with characteristic art, a separate language and unique mythology.

maori people 10.jpgDefining aspects of Maori traditional culture include art, dance, legends, tattoos and community. While the arrival of European colonists in the 18th century had a profound impact on the Maori way of life, many aspects of traditional society have survived into the 21st century.

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Punakaiki Pancake Rocks

The pancake rocks are the most visited natural attraction on the West Coast with good reason. These ancient formations are a true wonder of nature – and they really do look like pancakes!

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Nature began this work of art about 30 million years ago. Over thousands of years, alternating layers of small marine creatures and sand became buried and compressed on the ocean floor. This created areas with multiple layers of hard limestone and softer sandstone.

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Flower Photography Tips

Flowers are beautiful and attractive. They can bring us inspiration, peace, and stir many other powerful emotions. 

You don’t have to be a professional photographer to capture great flower pictures, whether you want to show off the splendor of a rose in your garden or shoot pictures of flowers during your travels. Flower photos allow you to create vividly colorful images that will grab the attention of everyone! And best of all, you can shoot great-looking flower photos with almost any kind of camera. Here are some secrets.

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1: Lighting

It can be tempting to wait for the brightest midday sun to take your flower pictures. That’s actually one of the worst times, because the powerful sunlight will wash out your image, and can create harsh shadows.

Instead, take flower pictures when it’s overcast, or in the morning, afternoon or evening when the sun isn’t as bright and overpowering. This will result in more saturated colors in the blooms of the flowers.

Take photos of flowers on overcast days. Clouds are mother nature’s diffuser, they cut out direct light and diffuse it into a softer, more gentle lighting that will make your flower photography look great.

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The Effectiveness of Video Marketing

Using videos to promote your business is a low cost option for businesses that cannot afford the high advertising costs of television and print advertising. There is no doubt that the advantages of using videos to promote your business is getting close to the traditional advertisements on the television. The online video marketing has proven to be more effective than the print ads.

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The increased popularity of the online video marketing has forced more and more business to use it in their advertising campaigns. Using the videos to promote your business online has really become a way to take forward the business to higher possibilities. There are certain things that one should know before one starts using the online video marketing for its business. It is of great importance that a person knows what he wants to achieve from the online video marketing. One should know either he is looking for the new subscribers or customer or he wants to increase its sales.

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New Zealand Rainforest

About 1–15% of the total land area of New Zealand is covered with native flora, from tall kauri and kohekohe forests to rainforest dominated by rimu, beech, tawa, matai and rata; ferns and flax; dunelands with their spinifex and pingao; alpine and subalpine herb fields; and scrub and tussock.

5 Video Marketing Tips

We’ve been hearing about the benefits of integrating video into your marketing mix for a while now. However, unfortunately only a small percentage of companies, especially small businesses, are taking advantage of this powerful marketing tool. Most people psych themselves out on the difficulties of creating video content. But it’s easier than it appears.

With the 5 tips below you can focus on the important factors that will get your video production headed in the right direction.

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Hole in the Rock at Piercy Island

The Hole in the Rock is at Piercy Island, right out at Cape Brett. It’s a beautiful passage through the bay and you can choose to take this at a relaxed pace or fuel your trip with the adrenalin on a fast boat.

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Hear the stories of the brave warriors and their coming of age challenge to climb the island. And of the Kokako, a now extinct bird that the island is named for by the Maori. As you cruise through the many islands the crew will share the stories of Captain Cook and his crew while keeping their eyes peeled for marine life.

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Food Photography Tips

How to use natural light to take amazing food photos:

1. Indirect Sunlight Only! Cloudy days or south-facing windows are ideal, because direct sun will spoil your photos (and your food!)

2. If you are outside look for shade – even the picnic table umbrella can be enough shade to give you nice soft light.

3. Use a short depth of field. Set your camera to manual and a large aperture (small f-number), which will depend on the food.

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