Presale Concert Tickets – The Secret To Getting The Best Seats Is Presales

Written by  on February 14, 2016

Going to a concert is an experience like no other. It gives you the opportunity to see what an artist is really capable of. Sometimes you underestimate their talent. You may think they can only sing, but youd be surprised at how many artists can sing, dance, and play a variety of instruments. After all, they are musicians! Unfortunately, there are some things that can ruin you concert experience. Some you have no control over, but others you have complete control of. If an artist doesnt have any of the qualities listed above, your concert experience may not be that great, but there is nothing you can do to make them better. However, if you attend a concert and your seats are terrible; this may ruin your concert experience. Having nose bleed seats is never fun, but put your tissues away because you will not be sitting up that high ever again!

Chances are the last time you went to a concert, you waited until the tickets went on sale at your local box office or called up Ticketmaster via phone. After waiting in line and/or being placed on hold for thirty minutes or more, you were probably told either the event was sold out or that the only tickets that left were 300 level seats. Now, you may have bought these tickets or you may have paid near double for good seats from a scalper, but both of these situations suck. So how do you get great concert tickets at face value? Buy presale concert tickets!

Presale concert tickets are tickets that go on sale before the general sale to the public, and are usually available through Ticketmaster online. A percentage of tickets for the show are set aside and a presale password is usually required to gain access

The Ice Cold Truth About Professional Product Photography

Written by  on February 13, 2016

The problem with product photography is that it’s a bit like riding a unicycle. It looks easy, until you find that you can’t even get as far as falling off because you can’t get on in the first place. In fact product photography is even worse than this, because many people think that not only is it easy, they’re actually good at it. There’s no physical falling off involved which would otherwise tell you that your skills fall fairly short of the ideal, except that of course there is a falling off involved – a falling off of the number of sales you’re likely to get.

Photographing products for sale seems easy. After all, all that’s needed is the product, and something to photograph it with. Digital cameras are now not only highly sophisticated, but pretty affordable too. This gives people the misunderstanding that the process of advertising photography is easy, but in effect it’s actually about as effective as trying to ride a unicycle with stabilisers, and still falling off.

For example, let’s take a cold bottle of beer. What could be easier to photograph than a nice cold beer? You have the beer in the fridge, you take it out, and you start photographing it. Of course, you’ll need some pretty good lighting set up otherwise the whole thing will look flat, dim and dull. But then the moment you point the bright lights at the cold beer you find that the beer starts warming up.

You imagine that it would look good if you could recreate the sort of look professional advertising photographers achieve, with ice trickling down the side of the beer. You get some ice cubes, mash them up, and drip them down the side of the beer. Within seconds, they’re all melted, and puddle

Days Of Our Lives Actress Launches Own Clothing Line

Written by  on February 13, 2016

Veteran Days of Our Lives beauty, Kristian Alfonso, has much more on her plate these days, besides playing Hope Williams Brady on the long running daytime show. The stunning 43-year old from Brockton, Massachusetts recently came out with her own line of jewelry and clothing which will soon become available on the Home Shopping Network or HSN. Bearing her trademark fleur-de-lis, Alfonsos jewelry collection goes by the name Hope Faith Miracles or HFM while her clothing line is called Hope by Kristian Alfonso. Both lines were named after her Days of Our Lives character, which has been a favorite among loyal show viewers through the years.

When asked about the evolution of the fleur-de-lis design which adorns all the earrings, bracelets and necklaces on her jewelry collection, Alfonso had previously told Soap Opera Weekly that “For the last 10 years, fans have been asking about my fleur-de-lis. I’ve been getting letters, e-mails, questions on the street. It all started with my earrings, which I always wear on the show. Then it was a necklace and my bracelets; all my different fleur-de-lis pieces. I finally thought, ‘Let’s make them available.'”

As for her clothing line, Alfonso said: “I wanted the clothing to be something every woman can wear. They will take you from a work meeting, to a function at your child’s school, to dinner with friends and you’ll never have to change once!”

Alfonso will formally launch her apparel offering, along with select pieces from the jewelry collection, on HSN this July 23 and 24. The actress will also embark on a promotional tour across several cities, including Ocean City, Maryland in September, the Agricenter International in Memphis, Tennessee from October 4 to 5 and with the Home Shopping Network team to Alexandria, Louisiana in late October.

Hope

Advanced Photography Tips 31 Advanced Photography Tips To Help You Advance In Photography

Written by  on February 12, 2016

Want to advance in photography? Here’s a list of 31 awesome tips that every photographer (especially if you are beginning) must learn to use in the respective situations. Photography in the initial stage can be learned through photography tips. But as the time passes by and you gain experience, you can actually falsify or criticize the facts you learned in the preliminary stage. This is so because, photography is not governed by any rules and laws but by your own creative vision. However the experience of others comes in handy. Here’s a collection of tips and tricks you can use to get to an advanced level in photography.

6 Tips For Photographing Sunsets: Photographing sunset is the common desire of all the photographers. But what sets the sunset apart for the rest of the sunsets. It is more a matter of being there at the right place at right time to fill the frame with the glory of setting sun – to capture hues and saturation, shades and tones, drama of clouds and charisma of your subject (the sun).

9 Tips On Shooting Against The Sun: Photographing against the sun is a challenging task. The result/subject appears dark due to the dominance of sunlight. Here are few points you should bear in mind while shooting in sun.

6 Tips For Blurring The Background: Blurred backgrounds compliment the subject aesthetically. It helps in focusing and separating the subject from its surroundings and is an efficient technique for eliminating the background clutter.
Essential Tips On Wedding Photography: Looking forward to photograph your friends wedding ceremony and reception? Here are some essential tips to guide you for getting some excellent shits as a starter.

10 Tips on How To Shoot Professional Portraits: Portrait photography is the most common form of photography. Be

Shiva Makes His Debut On Stage (arangetram) With Devine Instrument, Mridangam

Written by  on February 12, 2016

Shiva makes his debut on stage (Arangetram) with Devine instrument, Mridangam

You are coardially invited to witness the magic of Mridangam on Sunday August 25th, 2013 at Dolores

Mridangam, the famous percussion instrument of India, is becoming choice of many national and international musicians also. It is a double headed drum of south India. There are many stories about origin of Mridangam , but according to most of the people, it is often depicted as the instrument of choice for a number of deities including Ganesha (the remover of obstacles) and Nandi, who is the vehicle and companion of Shiva. Nandi is said to have played the mridangam during Shiva’s primordial tandavadance, causing a divine rhythm to resound across the heavens. The mridangam is thus also known as “Deva Vaadyam,” or “Divine Instrument”
It is a dream of every grand father and grand mother to see talent of their grandson in a prestigious concert.
S.V.Iyer and Lakshami Viswanathan cordially invite you with family to see their grandson Shiva’s Debut Concert (Arangetram) on Mridangam(South Indian drum) on Sunday Aug 25, 2013 at 4PM At Dolores-Winningstad Theatre 1111 SW Boradway, Portland, OR 97205 Dinner/Reception following concert.
Seating starts at 3.30pm. Parking for this event is free at City Center Parking located at the intersection of SW 10th Ave and Main St. Please rsvp with the number of people attending before Friday 04/16/13.

Regards
S.V. Iyer & Lakshmi Viswanathan
13943 NW Country Woods Ln, Portland OR 97231
Ph. 503-285-4424

We cordially invite you with family to our grandson Shiva’s

Debut Concert (Arangetram) on Mridangam(South Indian drum)

on Sunday Aug 25, 2013 at 4PM
At Dolores-Winningstad Theatre
1111 SW Boradway, Portland, OR 97205
Dinner/Reception following concert.

Seating starts at 3.30pm.
Parking for this event

Building Confidence In Children Through Drama

Written by  on February 12, 2016

Drama and the Performing Arts are excellent methods of building confidence in children and adults alike. Learning through drama allows children to explore their creativity and have fun whilst leaving their shyness and worries behind. Drama also works by stimulating and supporting the growth of imagination and other skills.

Entertainment has become rather passive with cinema, television and video games becoming more popular. These screen-based methods have had a negative impact on communication. However, drama puts the get up and go’ back into entertainment. Children have the opportunity to connect with others in a more meaningful way as drama encourages speech development, awareness of body language and allowing the child to become more socially aware.

Play and drama are closely linked. When a child plays a game they are pretending and using their imagination and so are moving away from reality to create their own story. Drama is a vehicle through which children can express themselves more freely through mime, gesture, movement and speech to make education fun.

Children gain confidence by understanding that there is no final answer in drama and that their opinion and contribution is valued. Children are able to give a personal response to many issues and situations such as poverty, bullying, global warming and recycling. The issues that drama can tackle are endless. Drama and education have a strong link as drama can encourage children to take an active interest in other subjects such as Geography, History and English and so have a more rounded education.

As a drama teacher, I have witnessed children at their first class holding onto their parent’s arm-unwilling to let go. To then see the same child running into my class with a beaming smile is an excellent sight. Drama installs confidence in children by allowing them to improvise and

How to be a Successful Vocalist

Written by  on February 11, 2016

Who is a Vocalist?

A Vocalist is a person who uses his or her voice to produce music. Often the singer is accompanied by musicians and instruments. While many people sing for pleasure, vocal skill is usually a combination of innate talent and professional training. People who fit the above requirements are referred to as vocalists. Vocalizing is a talent which seems to come easily for many individuals. For other individuals, this particular capability has to be practiced.

Tips to be a good vocalist:

Take Singing Classes:

It seems like an obvious thing to do, but looking at many people who think they can sing – when they actually don’t! An excellent Vocal coach will help you hit the right notes and make sure that you’re using your vocal chords properly.

Be patient:

Don’t give up! No matter how frustrating it is, many performers get disappointed very easily if they do not sound better straight away. Being a beginner is quite complicated for many of us – be patient and try to learn things slowly.

Get Experience:

Try to explore your singing talent in occasions like birthday parties, corporate events, wedding anniversaries etc. or join a local band. What matters most is that you get experience. It will not only help you to become a better vocalist, but also reduce emotional stress and/or possible embarrassment.

Vary your experience:

Practice singing as much as you can. Try groups, small ensembles, solo or personal coaching etc. The more you practice singing in a variety of singing activities, the more comfortable and confident you will feel about your voice.

Be a good observer:

You need to be a good listener before you want to be a singer. Try to observe Vocalists

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