• IF YOU EATING AT A RESTAURANT AND FIGHT OCCURRED, would you stay or leave?

    Best answer: In today's atmosphere... I'd grab my food and leave; too many people start brawling and anyone (even those not involved) can get hurt... moreso if someone pulls out a knife or gun! Trying to stop a fight usually provokes someone to bushwhack peace-maker for interfering. I've been involved in a few scuffles in my lifetime but... show more
    Best answer: In today's atmosphere... I'd grab my food and leave; too many people start brawling and anyone (even those not involved) can get hurt... moreso if someone pulls out a knife or gun! Trying to stop a fight usually provokes someone to bushwhack peace-maker for interfering. I've been involved in a few scuffles in my lifetime but nowadays... I don't even fight boredom!
    31 answers · Law Enforcement & Police · 1 week ago
  • Do you need a degree to become a photographer?

    Best answer: As others have said, you do NOT need a degree to be a photographer. HOWEVER, along the way, taking a class or two can indeed help YOU understand some basic fundamentals of photography, know how aperture + shutter speed + ISO settings work individually and in combination to get a proper exposure while using the camera's built-in... show more
    Best answer: As others have said, you do NOT need a degree to be a photographer. HOWEVER, along the way, taking a class or two can indeed help YOU understand some basic fundamentals of photography, know how aperture + shutter speed + ISO settings work individually and in combination to get a proper exposure while using the camera's built-in light metering (& know the 3 metering modes, average, matrix & spot and when to use each), learn about composition and different lenses and when to use them, how to use light and shadows, how to avoid difficult lighting situations and how to overcome difficult lighting situations, etc., etc. You can probably do as I did and read all the books and magazines articles on photography techniques and innovations and go out and experiment... but that's the long way around; taking a few classes will help you avoid pitfalls most beginners get trapped in, and you'll have someone more knowledgeable who can assist you learn from your mistakes, rather than let you continue to repeat them. Besides, you get to make contacts with others with your same interests, you pick up tricks and effective strategies on how to deal with difficult clients, and you learn to win people over with social skills. In meeting others with your same interests, you may be called to assist in a shoot (hey, even if you don't get top dollar for that, you gain experience and do make a few dollars). I would never let someone drop out of school without me trying to encouraging they finish (at least HS), so they can have fewer difficulties securing a good job with good pay, benefits and security since photography has gotten too difficult to rely on for a full time time... there aren't many if any left nowadays. Newspapers aren't hiring. Magazines aren't hiring, either, so... where do you go for a job? Wait for a "cattle call" and compete with others that are more experienced, more knowledge, skill, trained and talented, frantically elbowing one another aside to get the few rare job offerings? Those that fail to get those few rare job offerings go back to their other jobs in stores, behind counters or in offices or behind the wheel of a taxicab.
    20 answers · Photography · 1 week ago
  • Would liberals protest the a military parade? Stand in front of the tanks.?

    Best answer: Ever read "Animal Farm by George Orwell (real name Eric A. Blair)? Parades are mere distractions to make people "happy," and entertained by the sheer aplomb, false feelings of "pride" put on display to amuse the top porker. What is really the NEED for a parade, and what does it really accomplish? So the top... show more
    Best answer: Ever read "Animal Farm by George Orwell (real name Eric A. Blair)? Parades are mere distractions to make people "happy," and entertained by the sheer aplomb, false feelings of "pride" put on display to amuse the top porker. What is really the NEED for a parade, and what does it really accomplish? So the top porker's loyal herd of diseased mental zombies can stand on the sidelines like trained seals, flapping their flippers in mock "applause" so the porker "Napoleon" ("not much of a talker" with "a reputation for getting his own way"... sound familiar anyone?) can feel false pride? Is that what happens in 3rd World dictatorships? Is tRump really that immature that he needs constant false praise, like a bratty, pouting, insolent child? Does he also look around for admiration, approval and applause every time he pharts? What about the costs to taxpayers... expense of transporting hundreds of personnel, tanks and other vehicles to the site, feeding them, and transporting them back to their military bases... and the overtime paid to municipal workers to clean up afterward... the cost of extra police presence and other security personnel... all at the expense of taxpayers... to satisfy the whims of a fat, immature, insolent, petulant, presumptuous, pretentious, power-hungry person with the mind of a bratty, flatulent, foul-mouthed, pouting, mentally disabled child in a man's body? Meanwhile, the plump chump had 5 questionable deferments to avoid the draft; he thought he was too good to serve this nation; those "spurs" were and are easily treatable (he had the money to pay the best medical personnel for a few minutes worth of treatments). NOW he wants to use OUR brave and very dedicated military personnel to satisfy his childish whims, as if he were playing with toy soldiers? HOW much more disgusting and totally hypocritical can he get?
    19 answers · Law Enforcement & Police · 1 week ago
  • Is it wrong to copy a photographers editing style and how they shoot?

    Best answer: Fortunately, there is no copyright or patent on "style" or "technique." Go for it, if it pleases you and helps you achieve great results. No one person REALLY "invents" a style or technique; everyone borrows a little from here, a little from there, a little from yonder and a little from everywhere. EVERYONE,... show more
    Best answer: Fortunately, there is no copyright or patent on "style" or "technique." Go for it, if it pleases you and helps you achieve great results. No one person REALLY "invents" a style or technique; everyone borrows a little from here, a little from there, a little from yonder and a little from everywhere. EVERYONE, whether consciously or unconsciously... because it's only human. The important thing is that you ENJOY what you're doing, and don't let what others think discourage, disturb or prevent you from enjoying yourself AND developing your OWN style and techniques. Good luck and best wishes.
    7 answers · Photography · 2 weeks ago
  • Why are we told not to smile for passport photos?

    Best answer: People don't NORMALLY walk around smiling, and the passport photo must show you as you are normally, and because there are different degrees of smiling (from a slight smirk to a full smile with teeth showing, on the verge of a laughter) that CAN make you look different. the idea is for people to use a facial appearance that is easy... show more
    Best answer: People don't NORMALLY walk around smiling, and the passport photo must show you as you are normally, and because there are different degrees of smiling (from a slight smirk to a full smile with teeth showing, on the verge of a laughter) that CAN make you look different. the idea is for people to use a facial appearance that is easy to recognize the person (you); it's the same with government official photos for ID. They do not want females using excessive make-up or after they come from a beauty salon. Those are their rules, so everyone can look uniform, natural and easily recognizable as they normally are when facing a government official comparing you to your Photo ID image. Besides, Photo ID images are not meant to be glamour photos.
    7 answers · Photography · 2 months ago
  • I pulled off my finger to see how it worked but it wont go back on and theres blood evrywhere im scared plz help anyone?

    Best answer: Wake up... wake up... you're having a delusional-type dream... wake up... wake up!
    Best answer: Wake up... wake up... you're having a delusional-type dream... wake up... wake up!
    4 answers · Boxing · 4 months ago
  • How would Billy Conn do against Mike Tyson?

    Best answer: Billy Conn... would've lost by KO in the first round. He was simply too small (body mass) for the likes of Mike Tyson. There was never a boxer like Mike Tyson, and in Billy Conn's era, less so. Conn was not invincible even for boxers in his day (look up his record).
    Best answer: Billy Conn... would've lost by KO in the first round. He was simply too small (body mass) for the likes of Mike Tyson. There was never a boxer like Mike Tyson, and in Billy Conn's era, less so. Conn was not invincible even for boxers in his day (look up his record).
    5 answers · Boxing · 1 month ago
  • How can I improve to become a professional photographer?

    Best answer: Photography and painting (drawing included) are very, very beneficial therapeutic vehicles in and of themselves. It is why people in very stressful careers turn to photography on their "off" time, or weekends. Right now, you're limiting all the fun and therapeutic benefits you can derive by using your an iPhone 5s. Wait... show more
    Best answer: Photography and painting (drawing included) are very, very beneficial therapeutic vehicles in and of themselves. It is why people in very stressful careers turn to photography on their "off" time, or weekends. Right now, you're limiting all the fun and therapeutic benefits you can derive by using your an iPhone 5s. Wait until you decide to REALLY upgrade to a DSLR... and you start learning and exploring the cornucopia of experiences you'll have at your disposal! You simply cannot imagine all the fun you're missing out on right now Do yourself a favor, go to B&H (on the Internet) and check out their used camera department, look for a used Nikon D5200 with the kit lens AND the Nikon D5300 with the kit lens; also check out KEH.com and try to locate this nifty camera with the kit lens. Look up the camera on the Internet. Look up whatever words or terms you don't understand (so you'll learn the jargon used by photography enthusiasts). You MIGHT be tempted to get either of these fine cameras and kit zoom lens... and a totally new world will open up for you. You want to take it a step further? Get the camera, READ the Instructions Manual and then sign up for a formal organized Beginners' Photography class. What you learn in a total of about 12-14 hours will normally take someone 5-7 months of (frustrating) trial and (discouraging) error on their own. Here's the good news: there's nothing to memorize It's all common sense where you'll learn the basic fundamentals of photography (use of light, light and shadows, how to use the aperture + shutter speed + ISO and built-in light meter for a great exposure... how to compose imagines, etc). And you LEARN from your errors! IF you think you're having fun now, WAIT until you get your hands on a DSLR and take a Beginners Photography class... I'll give you a hint, I obsessed over photography for over a year, going to libraries (NO Internet back then) and reading all the books and magazines I could find... and when I got my first camera... I was hooked! That was over 54 years ago and I"m still playing with my cameras and lenses. Being a "professional" photographer is not the highest point of photography. Enjoy photography for what it is, a tremendous hobby that gives us all personal pleasures and personal growth. Photography is a dying profession; EVERYONE walks around with a cell 'phone camera and thinks they're "photographers" (they are NOT; they are snap-shooters). Good luck and best wishes.
    10 answers · Photography · 3 weeks ago
  • What happened to Chris Christie? Is his political career finished?

    Best answer: People grew tired of his vociferous rants, bullying people, and his bridgegate and beachgate antics... when he became tRump's "yes-man" trying to get a cushy position in tRump's administration... but got dumped like trash by tRump who had no use for him. But don't be too surprised if he finagles a position as a... show more
    Best answer: People grew tired of his vociferous rants, bullying people, and his bridgegate and beachgate antics... when he became tRump's "yes-man" trying to get a cushy position in tRump's administration... but got dumped like trash by tRump who had no use for him. But don't be too surprised if he finagles a position as a lobbyist for his rich and powerful cronies (if they remember him pulling strings for them when he was in office).
    8 answers · Politics · 1 month ago
  • What does this quote about photography mean?

    Best answer: To be fair, you failed to describe or tell us in what context that comment was made. The comment, I believe, refers to innovators and inventors of photography cameras, lenses and other gear rely on the needs of photographers. Photographers, in turn, follow current-day customs, fashions and trends including societal improvements and... show more
    Best answer: To be fair, you failed to describe or tell us in what context that comment was made. The comment, I believe, refers to innovators and inventors of photography cameras, lenses and other gear rely on the needs of photographers. Photographers, in turn, follow current-day customs, fashions and trends including societal improvements and innovations. Before artificial lighting, portraits were taken outdoors, and the subjects had to stand very still for upwards of a minute or more outdoors (making use of the sunlight) due to the slow and poor quality of the emulsion glass plates used; soon, chemists saw a need and the flash pans were developed for photographers to light up the indoor scene where the subjects posed. And photographers were able to take photos a tad quicker, even indoors, and moreso when light bulbs were invented. And, of course, the strobe (or speed) lights helped the development of other forms of photography were fast-moving objects were the subject(s); the innovators and inventors made it possible for creative photographers to go into many, many other areas that did not exist in the past. Photography has enabled us to LOOK at fashions, customs, innovations, inventions, Man's progress, etc., thanks to innovators and inventors that solved photographers' needs to delve into other areas not possible in the past. It is possible to say that innovators, technicians and inventors turned science and technology into an art form that can also be used to record history in the making.
    11 answers · Photography · 2 months ago
  • Was Muhammaf Ali overrated?

    Best answer: Not whatsoever! Considering his 3-year gov't imposed absence from boxing during HIS PRIME, and what he accomplished afterward, he is rightfully considered the Best and GREATEST of All Time. Never before nor after Ali came onto the scene has there ever been a heavyweight boxer with his uncanny agility and speed, ring... show more
    Best answer: Not whatsoever! Considering his 3-year gov't imposed absence from boxing during HIS PRIME, and what he accomplished afterward, he is rightfully considered the Best and GREATEST of All Time. Never before nor after Ali came onto the scene has there ever been a heavyweight boxer with his uncanny agility and speed, ring "smarts," and skills in the boxing ring... personally, I DOUBT there will ever be someone anywhere near Muhammad Ali. HE changed the sport of boxing, and brought greatness to the sport. Let's face it, even his opponents admired him, and for good reason. Ali's only "fault," was that he stayed in boxing too long, like so many other great boxers before and after his era. Some people still say that he was a racist... never knowing the many charitable acts he did without informing the news media for publicity like so many so-called "charitable" people do (athletes and celebrities). Bigots hate the fact that Ali was a champion and vocal crusader for social justice and fairness. He heard that a former Cuban boxer, down on his luck, was sleeping in public bathrooms, and Muhammad arranged through his attorneys to get the man cleaned up, bought him a home, and arranged for him to work with children, teaching boxing. He quietly supported a Jewish nursing home for over 2 years and prevented it from closing (yes, he paid the nursing home's debts, paid utilities and helped pay for the staff) and had his team of attorneys look into private and gov't grants to keep the nursing home open and running... yet, he's called a racist BECAUSE he battled, raged and spoke out against social disparities, injustices, inequalities, prejudices and racism when no other athlete or celebrity or elected official spoke out. Muhammad Ali GAVE AWAY a fortune to poor struggling people for years. Funny, he had many, many friends from different nationalities, ethnicities (yes, including Caucasians) and from different religions. So, I often wonder why BIGOTS have the gall to call him a racist! I PERSONALLY witnessed him in Times Square just before his first fight with Frazier, signing autographs and speaking with a group of teens, and one teen said, "Yeah, beat that "Uncle Tom" Frazier... when he suddenly yelled at the kids (I crossed the street fearing he was going to have a ring flash back) and told him, "Boy, don't you never let me hear any of you call Frazier an 'Uncle Tom.' He's a good Christian man, a family man who ain't done nobody any harm..." The kid said in a very soft voice... "But you call him names..." and Ali responded, "He ain't my enemy and I do that 'cause I'm psyching him out... but he's a good man who helps lots of people..." He genuinely liked Frazier, and it is now commonly KNOWN that Frazier gave him money when he was broke, with a family to feed and unable to box and earn money. They're both dead now, hopefully in heaven, talking trash and laughing.
    15 answers · Boxing · 1 month ago
  • What would be a reason or reasons people put off having family portraits done with a professional photographer?

    Best answer: That's a mighty good question! I believe cost is one important factor; some photogs are a tad overboard with their fees, and they price themselves out of a lot of business (that's why it's best to check around with other photogs in the area and get a general idea of what their fees are. Another difficulty to having family... show more
    Best answer: That's a mighty good question! I believe cost is one important factor; some photogs are a tad overboard with their fees, and they price themselves out of a lot of business (that's why it's best to check around with other photogs in the area and get a general idea of what their fees are. Another difficulty to having family (group) photos has to do with the time constraints or scheduling. Not everyone may have a day off, or will want to go shopping for the special occasion. Or they have difficulties getting to the place the photos are to be taken (Grandma's home? Aunt Betty's home? A photo studio... how's parking in the area? A public site like a park?) and they have to make special arrangements to get there, like get someone to drive them, and that may depend on someone else's schedule (work, school, family responsibilities like children to care for or getting a babysitter, etc). Then, it's all about getting there on time, isn't it? That's why some people prefer holiday get-togethers. Often enough, some family members feel a bit antsy or apprehensive because they feel they don't have something appropriate for a formal photo shoot; like all of us, they want to look their best, and then it's something about our crazy sister Sue wearing an outrageous magenta dress while all others are wearing subdued color hues, and Uncle Jack showed up without a tie or jacket and he's wearing red sneakers... In other words, it takes a responsible family member to coordinate getting everyone there, cajoling and persuading everyone, making certain the date is convenient for everyone, and sending out periodic reminders. Good luck and best wishes.
    8 answers · Photography · 4 weeks ago
  • Is there a constitutional right to burning the American flag?

    Best answer: Yes, it's called the First Amendment... Freedom of Expression.
    Best answer: Yes, it's called the First Amendment... Freedom of Expression.
    42 answers · Politics · 4 weeks ago
  • What Digital Camera Should I Purchase? Nikon, Sony, Canon?

    Best answer: Most individuals here will mention the camera brand they own; it's a bit chauvinistic (myself included). Let me respond differently. Nikon, Sony and Canon are all good camera brands, and all cameras do the same thing, capture images. The images are only as good/bad as YOUR personal talents, knowledge, skills and experiences,... show more
    Best answer: Most individuals here will mention the camera brand they own; it's a bit chauvinistic (myself included). Let me respond differently. Nikon, Sony and Canon are all good camera brands, and all cameras do the same thing, capture images. The images are only as good/bad as YOUR personal talents, knowledge, skills and experiences, You'll want a camera that feels good in your hands (ergonomics), that allows you to reach the feature, functions and options on the camera body with ease. You'll also want to check out the availability of lenses they offer for future use, as you progress and learn. But, here's the situation you'll find yourself with: a limited number of affordable lenses (even used) on the market. Some camera brands make excellent cameras but when you check the variety of lenses (different focal lengths) you'll find a limited number of lenses; you'll also find that those lenses are a tad too expensive... but by this time, you're stuck with the camera... and I do NOT recommend 3rd party lenses; they're quality build are suspect (chintzy) and their glass elements are inferior and have optical problems (abbe rations, due to low/poor quality glass elements). I am a Nikon user but Canon also manufactures pretty good cameras and lenses, too; they manufacture great entry level cameras and lens kits,mid-range cameras and lenses, and high end cameras and lenses; I simply personally prefer the more hefty, solid build of Nikon cameras and lenses. BUT you're traveling overseas, and you'll be an easy target for theft... as tourists usually are. So, you'd be better off with a small point-and-shoot camera you can easily put in your pocket, away from the eyes of those with nefarious intentions. MOST, if not all, brand name cameras contract smaller independent companies to make point-and-shoot cameras with their brand name on them, to attract clueless consumers and to boost their sales and profits. Get yourself a very inexpensive point-and-shoot camera regardless of brand name that has focusing capacity; if it's stolen or lost, you won't be out a lot of money.
    9 answers · Cameras · 2 months ago
  • Just wondering if I can get some feedback on this photo.. I took it years ago, and always thought it looked rather artistic.?

    Best answer: I understand what you're trying to capture; not always easy, but it's more of an attempt at "drama," rather than "artistic" endeavor. The eye is far too dark as compared to the rest of the face; there's no detail to see. But you've committed a gross mistake WE are all capable of and many of us are... show more
    Best answer: I understand what you're trying to capture; not always easy, but it's more of an attempt at "drama," rather than "artistic" endeavor. The eye is far too dark as compared to the rest of the face; there's no detail to see. But you've committed a gross mistake WE are all capable of and many of us are guilty of, too; that is, to fall in love with a product of our efforts... that causes us to overlook obvious flaws and faults; which is why we're often told not to self-criticize or self-evaluate our own work, or let our biased family and friends evaluate or judge our work. Insofar as the overly dark eye, you may not be able to lighten through post production programs if there are no details to bring forth; also, the color of the face does not match the overly bright hand, where the brightness suggests the hand is the main subject because it draws attention to it; additionally, the image is poorly focused. You certainly had something going, though. Good try and you would've succeeded, too, if you would've had some guidance (possibly, probably, maybe, mostly likely...). Very pretty subject (respectfully). SEE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmtNaRIW... AND ALSO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYPf6tiq...
    12 answers · Photography · 3 months ago
  • Larry Holmes vs Ron Lyle, prime vs prime, 15 rounds, who wins?

    Best answer: Larry Holmes was far more skilled than people give him credit for... because he fought in an era with a lot of scrubs, but that wasn't Holmes fault... Holmes merely beat them up. Lyle, yes, extremely strong guy but there's more to boxing than being strong, and Holmes would've and could've given Lyle a lesson on the finer... show more
    Best answer: Larry Holmes was far more skilled than people give him credit for... because he fought in an era with a lot of scrubs, but that wasn't Holmes fault... Holmes merely beat them up. Lyle, yes, extremely strong guy but there's more to boxing than being strong, and Holmes would've and could've given Lyle a lesson on the finer techniques of boxing. I'm not necessarily a Holmes fan but, c'mon, ya gotta recognize how good, talented and methodical he really was.
    6 answers · Boxing · 1 month ago
  • Im 26 and love boxing. I know im to old to start a professional career can I at least go for golden gloves?

    Best answer: A few weeks ago, I saw pre-recorded fights on TV; there was a guy 30 y/o who was having his first pro-fight (he won). Many good fighters in the past also started late, and they enjoyed their careers and made some money, too (nothing to brag about but more than otherwise).
    Best answer: A few weeks ago, I saw pre-recorded fights on TV; there was a guy 30 y/o who was having his first pro-fight (he won). Many good fighters in the past also started late, and they enjoyed their careers and made some money, too (nothing to brag about but more than otherwise).
    7 answers · Boxing · 2 months ago
  • Would you Own A Drone?

    Best answer: Unlikely, since I am not into remote control toys, and the idea of using a drone with a camera is not of any interest to me right now. HOWEVER, if you're interested or curious, get one and don't rely on what others would or won't or may or may not do. Get an inexpensive one and try it out; you'll either outgrow the... show more
    Best answer: Unlikely, since I am not into remote control toys, and the idea of using a drone with a camera is not of any interest to me right now. HOWEVER, if you're interested or curious, get one and don't rely on what others would or won't or may or may not do. Get an inexpensive one and try it out; you'll either outgrow the novelty and satisfy your curiosity or go out and get a more expensive one. Good luck and best wishes.
    9 answers · Cameras · 2 months ago
  • Are the Washington Redskins racially offensive to you?

    Best answer: Yes, I find it in very poor taste and reeks of extreme racism. I stand in solidarity with my Native American brothers and sisters.
    Best answer: Yes, I find it in very poor taste and reeks of extreme racism. I stand in solidarity with my Native American brothers and sisters.
    31 answers · Politics · 2 months ago
  • Animal Farm Help!?

    Best answer: The dissonance that existed was by the farm animals unwillingness or inability to see the farce being perpetrated by one of their own, quickly separated themselves as the superior animals ("All animals are equal but some are more equal than others...") and taking advantage of their loyalty and ignorance. Yes, there were abuses,... show more
    Best answer: The dissonance that existed was by the farm animals unwillingness or inability to see the farce being perpetrated by one of their own, quickly separated themselves as the superior animals ("All animals are equal but some are more equal than others...") and taking advantage of their loyalty and ignorance. Yes, there were abuses, which is why the animals rebelled, but are they really better off with Napoleon's leadership? Changing masters does not equate to freedom, which the farm animals fail to see, similar to Russia's Bolshevik Revolution, which George Orwell, the author, satirized in Animal Farm.
    1 answer · Higher Education (University +) · 5 months ago