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Motivational Quotes on Progress

Gardens are not made by sitting in the shade.
-- Rudyard Kipling

No amount of self-improvement can make up for a lack of self-acceptance.
-- Robert Holden

If you risk nothing and do nothing, you dull your spirit.
-- Unknown Author

Risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.
-- Unknown Author

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
-- T.S. Eliot

The sooner begun, the sooner done.
-- Unknown Author

Progress results from persistence with purpose.
-- Frank Tyger

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

People never improve unless they look to some standard or example higher and better than themselves.
-- Tryon Edwards

If there is no struggle, there is no progress.
-- Frederick Douglass

I will say this for adversity: people seem to be able to stand it, and that is more than I can say for prosperity.
-- Kin Hubbard

Prosperity is no just scale; adversity is the only balance to weigh friends.
-- Plutarch

We’re all of us a little greedy... We’re all somewhat courageous, and we’re all considerably cowardly. We’re all imperfect, and life is simply a perpetual, unending struggle against those imperfections.
-- Sidney Poitier

It’s all right to hesitate if you then go ahead!
-- Bertolt Brecht

The family is the building block for whatever solidarity there is in society.
-- Jill Ruckelshaus

If at first you DO succeed, try something harder.
-- Ann Landers

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.
-- Andre Gide

Democracy, like love, can survive almost any attack - except negligence and indifference.
-- Unknown Author

Don't worry about what's ahead. Just go as far as you can go - from there you can see farther.
-- Unknown Author

Do not fear going forward slowly; fear only to stand still.
-- Chinese Proverb

If there is something to gain and nothing to lose by asking, by all means ask.
-- W. Clement Stone

From a little spark comes a great fire.
-- Polish Proverb

Don't live in the past...you have already been there.
-- Unknown Author

Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which, in prosperous circumstances, would have lain dormant.
-- Horace

Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.
-- Robert C. Gallagher



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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