People generally agree that the nude female form is more beautiful than the male. The arguments generally cited for this include that women have more curves and less obvious musculature, or that male bodies are more ‘functional’. Whatever the reason, couple it with the fact that (particularly historically) most artists are male, and you have a large preference in photography for nude photographs of women rather than of men.But what makes a good nude female photograph? There are three main principles.#1: It should be interesting to look atNude photography is synonymous with that branch of photography known as ‘fine art’. Fine art photography can be defined as ‘photography created for no other purpose than because it’s interesting to look at’. As such, nude female photography is about presenting the female form in a way that is interesting.In order to make an interesting image, nude female photography tends to favor black-and-white images that are full of light, shadow, shape, and contrast. There are usually carefully composed and lit in order to achieve this.#2: It should be anonymousNude photography is not ‘about’ the person that is in the photo – in fact, the face of the model is often not even included in the frame. Contrast this with portrait photography, where the idea is to reveal or display something about the subject’s life or (more often) their personality. Nude photography is really the opposite of this, because it’s about the female form in general, not this person in particular. In nude photography, the person in the photo really serves only as an example of a category, with the category being ‘women’s bodies’.#3: It should be non-sexualWhile any heterosexual man would enjoy looking at nude photographs of women for reasons that not entirely dispassionate, there is still a difference between nude photography and erotic photography. While the difference might be a slight one, it’s all about intent. Nude photography fits that fine art definition of intending only to produce ‘something interesting’. Erotic photography, on the other hand, is intended to titillate or arouse the viewer, and might not be all that interesting.Given that what is ‘non-sexual’ to one person might be sexual to another, it is of course impossible for a photographer to know whether their intent to produce a nude photograph rather than an erotic one will be recognized by the audience. For this reason, at least in Western countries, certain conventions (such as leaving the genital region in dark shadow) are followed to provide an indication of the intent behind the photograph.
In days of old, when Polynesian, European, and other ancient seafaring peoples set out to sea for a journey in their hand-crafted boats and ships, they had no guarantees that they would be coming home again. These brave peoples only knew that they were searching for riches or new places to live someplace far away, but they did not have compasses, maps, or a GPS system to guide them. And often, they did not return home.Today, when we take a trip by sea, air, or land, we have a much, much better chance of returning safely than did those ancient seafaring peoples. Travel has become an extremely safe affair, especially when it comes to the major modes of transport to and from our destinations. Airplanes, ships and trains have become extremely safe modes of transportation – much safer than the automobiles we use every day while at home, in fact.And yet, even these days when you travel you face certain risks. There is always the possibility of getting into a fender bender, getting injured while hiking, having a boating accident, falling ill with a rare disease, getting food poisoning, etc. Fortunately, we have something these days that our ancestors did not: access to travel medical insurance.If you are planning on obtaining travel medical insurance for an upcoming journey abroad, here are 5 types of coverage you need:1. Make sure it covers your care from time of accident or illness until you return to your home country:Some illnesses and accidents that you encounter while on the road can be treated successfully while you are still in-country. However, getting into a very serious accident or succumbing to an exotic disease for which you forgot to get vaccinated is not outside of the realm of possibility. To handle this type of situation, you will want to make sure that the travel medical insurance policy that you purchase includes coverage for your continued care once you return home.2. Check out any destination or activity restrictions:Read the policy you buy carefully and look for any restrictions related to either your planned destination country (or region) or any types of risky activities. It would be a shame to buy a policy that you cannot cash in on because you unknowingly violated a hidden policy restriction during your trip.3. Verify that the policy will cover your hospital needs while you are still in-country:Of course, as a basic requirement, you will need your policy to cover your in-country hospital bills for a reasonable duration that covers your treatment.4. Make sure that the policy will cover your transportation needs to and from the hospital:If you get into an accident or get sick at your hotel while traveling, you will need access to transportation staffed with medically-trained staff (i.e., an ambulance) to transport you to and from the hospital. Be sure that coverage for such transportation is included in your policy.5. Read the fine print concerning specialty treatments:Finally, read the fine print about getting access to specialty treatments. For example, if the hospital to which you are first transported does not have the proper facilities to handle your required treatment, you need your coverage to take that possibility into account; you need coverage for expenses related to secondary transportation to another facility.As you look into obtaining travel medical insurance, consider these 5 types of coverage that you will need in order to get the peace of mind you deserve for your upcoming trip.
Another season change and climate change is upon us. Each individual has to adjust to the temperature and time changes. But, just like humans, our vehicles also need some adjusting and preparation for these changes as well.The best time to prepare your vehicle for the Hot Summer Months is in the Spring.
You can do it yourself or take it to your Automotive Expert to be done. The best deal and service should be offered.It seems as though many women do not know where to go or who to turn to for their automotive needs. This is true for those women who do not have a man around to help and advice them of their vehicle necessities. Most women do not catch a problem with their vehicle until it is too late. A good automotive technician or automotive shop needs to understand their automotive needs. An expert automotive technician should know how to help, listen, and be very willing to learn the needs and automotive problems that women experience. Automotive technicians need to be intoned and strive to educate women about their vehicles and lead them in the right direction. This needs to be done with trust building and by being reliable in the service and advice that is provided by the automotive expert. The sooner that the vehicle problem is found the more economical it will be to repair the problem. More problems will arise if you wait to long to get the problem taken care of. The first advice that need to be mentioned is to: Always keep up to date with Maintenance and Inspection. Your Personal Mechanic should be able to perform an inspection on your vehicle at little to no cost at all, depending on the mechanic. Service may be required after inspection and that is where the charges will start.This is the Maintenance and Inspection that is needed in Spring for the Hot Summer Months:Check your antifreeze and coolant level
- A common cause for automobile breakdowns is due to a Coolant System Failure. If you plan on servicing your coolant yourself there are some things that you need to check first.
- Check the label on the coolant bottle. It has to be the correct type of coolant for your type of vehicle.
- Use 50/50 percent of antifreeze and water.If you have to add coolant there may be a leak. Have your vehicle inspected for coolant leaks. An over heated engine is one of the Worst Problems for your vehicle. It would save you more money to have it inspected rather then risk it over heating. Your Personal Mechanic should be able to check this out for you at little to no cost. Service may be required after inspection.Your AC System needs to be inspectedIt is important to get your air conditioner checked for leaks and recharged to ensure optimal performance during the Hot Summer Months. Your Personal Mechanic should be able to check this out for you at little to no cost. Service may be required after inspection.Check your Battery functionsIf your battery is more then 3 years old it should be inspected. Your personal mechanic should test its capacity and the output of your alternator.It is also very important to make sure that the battery terminal ends are free of corrosion. You can clean the terminal ends yourself by simply cleaning with baking soda and water.Check your Tire Pressure and tread depthIt is important to make sure that the tires are inflated to the correct pressure. You can find the pressure amounted listed on the sidewall of your tire.The tread depths of your tires need to be checked with every season change. You can check the tread by: Inserting a penny between the treads. If you can see the top of Lincoln’s hair then, you need to change the tire. The tread is not in good condition.If you live in an area where there is a lot of rain then you check the tread a little different. You use the same “hair rule” but, you use a nickel instead of a penny.It is very important to check All Rubber Hoses and BeltsIt is so important to make sure that your hoses and belts are not damaged. Inspect for heavy cracks and missing chunks within the hoses.Your coolant hose needs to be inspected because; it wears from the inside out.If you are not aware of all the hoses and belts to check then, take it to your personal mechanic for inspection. Inspection should cost you little to nothing depending on the mechanic. Service may be required after inspection.Brake Systems will need to be checkedHave your car’s brake system checked if you haven’t had it inspected in the previous 6 months. Brakes wear down quickly. It is so important to keep your brakes maintained and serviced before any problem arises. The sooner you find a brake problem the cheaper the problem can be fixed. Brake Inspection should cost you little to nothing depending on the mechanic. Service may be required after inspection.Pay attention to the warning signs of brake problems. The biggest warning sign will be a warning light.Make sure that your vehicles Engine Oil and Filter is changed and up to date.Engine Oil should be changed every 3,000 miles to keep the engine healthy and to prolong its life. Automotive Technicians also check for oil leaks.Many people are not aware of the importance of following the manufacturer’s recommendation for the weight, grade, and type of oil to use. These are oil weights: 0/30W, 5/30W, 20/50W. Using an incorrect type or weight may invalidate your manufacturer’s warranty and be harmful to your vehicle.It is important to use High Quality Engine Oil and a High Quality Oil Filter. This will extend the life of your engine and properly keep contaminants out of the engine.It is a good idea to always replace the drain plug gasket along with the oil and oil filter.Preparing your Vehicle for the Winter MonthsThis needs to be done in the fall. Do your studying in the fall as well to see what you need to do then.