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Latest Motivational Sayings

Do not answer a fool according to his folly, or you will be like him yourself.
-- Proverbs (Wisdom)

In a world that is constantly changing, there is no one subject or set of subjects that will serve you for the foreseeable future, let alone for the rest of your life. The most important skill to acquire now is learning how to learn.
-- John Naisbitt (Change, Future, Knowledge)

In the land of the blind, the one-eyed are kings.
-- Proverbs Plus (Perspective, Being Different)

Arrogance is a kingdom without a crown.
-- American Proverb (Pride, Arrogance)

If you don't have a vision for the future, then your future is threatened to be a repeat of the past.
-- A. R. Bernard (Future, Destiny)

When I see everyone rushing in one direction, I know it's time to move the other way.
-- Armand Hammer (Haste, Being Different)

Prosperity depends more on wanting what you have than having what you want.
-- Geoffry F. Abert (Prosperity, Desires, Contentment)

The full man does not understand the wants of the hungry.
-- Irish Proverb (Understanding, Perspective)

Difficulties in life are intended to make us better, not bitter.
-- Dan Reeves (Progress, Difficulty)

Looking back, we see with great clarity, and what once appeared as difficulties now reveal themselves as blessings.
-- Dan Millman (Blessings, Difficulty)

Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great.
-- Niccolo Machiavelli (Attitude, Difficulty)

A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities; an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.
-- Reginald B. Mansell (Pessimism, Difficulty, Optimism)

Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.
-- John Quincy Adams (Courage, Perseverance, Difficulty)

All things at first appear difficult.
-- Chinese Proverb (Difficulty)

Difficult times have helped me to understand better than before how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way and that so many things that one goes worrying about are of no importance whatsoever.
-- Isak Dinesen (Beauty, Difficulty, Perspective)

Nothing is difficult if you're used to it.
-- Indonesian Proverb (Difficulty, Perspective)

More people would learn from their mistakes if they weren't so busy denying them.
-- Harold J. Smith (Mistakes, Denial)

Never think that God's delays are God's denials. Hold on; hold fast; hold out. Patience is genius.
-- Comte de Buffon (Denial, Patience, Faith)

Self-acceptance comes from meeting life's challenges vigorously. Don't numb yourself to your trials and difficulties, nor build mental walls to exclude pain from your life. You will find peace not by trying to escape your problems, but by confronting them courageously. You will find peace not in denial, but in victory.
-- J. Donald Walters (Peace, Acceptance, Denial)

A good denial, the best point in law.
-- Irish Proverb (Denial, Politics)

When dealing with complexity and uncertainty, trust and openness become critical.
-- David L. Dotlich (Uncertainty, Trust)

The quest for certainty blocks the search for meaning. Uncertainty is the very condition to impel man to unfold his powers.
-- Erich Fromm (Certainty, Uncertainty)

All uncertainty is fruitful...so long as it is accompanied by the wish to understand.
-- Antonio Machado (Understanding, Uncertainty)

Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life. Security is an insipid thing.
-- William Congreve (Uncertainty, Certainty)

Maturity is the capacity to endure uncertainty.
-- John Finley (Maturity, Uncertainty)



Lens Properties - Focusing
Updated by renan - Jun 03, 2020
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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