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Latest Motivational Thoughts

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men of talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
-- Calvin Coolidge (Persistence, Determination, Success)

One very important ingredient of success is a good, wide- awake, persistent enemy.
-- Frank B. Shutts (Success, Persistence)

First, forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable. Habit will sustain you, whether you're inspired or not...Habit is persistence in practice.
-- Octavia Butler (Habit, Persistence)

Remember, there are two benefits of failure: First, if you do fail, you learn what doesn't work; and second, the failure gives you an opportunity to try a new approach.
-- Roger Von Oech (Failure, Learning)

If you enjoy the fruit, pluck not the flower.
-- Unknown Author (Appreciation, Children)

Flowers are for our souls to enjoy.
-- Native American Proverb (Happiness)

No eyes that have seen beauty ever lose their sight.
-- Jean Toomer (Beauty)

Eyes that see do not grow old.
-- Nicaraguan Proverb (Wisdom, Aging)

If you would be happy all your life - plant a garden.
-- Unknown Author (Happiness)

Gardens are not made by sitting in the shade.
-- Rudyard Kipling (Work, Progress)

Ninety percent of those who fail are not actually defeated. They simply quit.
-- Paul J. Meyer (Failure, Perseverance)

If you want a friend, you will have to be one.
-- American Proverb (Friendship, Character)

A good friend will fit you like ring to finger.
-- Venezuelan Proverb (Friendship)

A loving heart is the truest wisdom.
-- Charles Dickens (Love, Wisdom)

There's none so blind as those who will not see.
-- Unknown Author (Attitude, Character)

The one-eyed man doesn't thank God until he sees a blind man.
-- West Africa Proverb (Gratitude, Blessings, Perspective)

If you're the only one that knows you're afraid, you're brave.
-- Irish Proverb (Fear, Bravery)

Every little bit helps. Every little quit hurts.
-- Unknown Author (Work, Perseverance, Persistence)

No amount of self-improvement can make up for a lack of self-acceptance.
-- Robert Holden (Progress, Acceptance)

For the concert of life, no one receives a program.
-- Dutch Proverb (Life)

No one knows the story of tomorrow's dawn.
-- African Proverb (Future)

You cannot do a kindness too soon, because you never know how soon it will be too late.
-- Unknown Author (Kindness, Time)

A light heart lives long.
-- Irish Proverb (Peace, Guilt)

Every time one laughs a nail is removed from one's coffin.
-- Honduran Proverb (Laughter, Life)

You have forfeited your freedom. Only if you risk are you free.
-- Unknown Author (Freedom, Risk)



Lens Properties - Focusing
Updated by renan - 11 months ago
An optically superior lens is practically useless if the focusing system cannot cope with its intended use. Focusing precisely and as quickly as possible is one of the most important property that a lens has to provide to photographers. Let's find out the different aspects that affects the focusing of a lens.
Camera Basics - Sensors Pt. 1
Photography Basics
Updated by renan - Feb 07, 2020
Starting out in photography, everyone has to pass through the most fundamental step of choosing a camera, and with all the brands, and models of cameras this is not easy, especially if this is your first time purchasing one. Let us break these models down into simpler groups and try to see group fits you best.
What is Photography?
Photography Basics
Updated by renan - Feb 07, 2020
So, you decided that you're going to take up photography and maybe eventually, make it a regular hobby, or even make money out of it someday. Before all that, let's take a few steps back and try to understand what photography is and what it actually takes to be a photographer.
Camera Basics - Types of Camera
Photography Basics
Updated by renan - Feb 06, 2020
When choosing a camera, you need to understand the different types that are available and examine which one fits your style of photography and produce the kind of output that you hope to get.
Lens Properties - Aperture
Updated by renan - Jan 23, 2020
Another important property of a lens is the aperture. This provides photographers with options to control the technical and artistic qualities of a picture by adjusting the front opening of the lens which affects the exposure and depth of field.


Bad habits are like a comfortable bed...easy to get into, but hard to get out of.

-- Unknown Author

Habit starts out as a thread. As new threads are added, it becomes a rope we cannot break.

-- Unknown Author

You can plant a dream.

-- Anne Campbell

He who plants a garden plants happiness.

-- Chinese Proverb

Pigeon (In Flight)
Minglanilla, Cebu
July, 2013
Pigeon (In Flight)
Minglanilla, Cebu
July, 2013

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