21 Nov 2016

Make Your Pictures Like A Professional With Your DSLR

Both amateurs and professionals ask themselves the same question and that is “how can I take a better picture?” But the main difference between someone who shoots photos for a hobby and those who are considered professionals is that pros now only know everything about the camera they’re using, but also know how to recognize various factors and use them to their advantage in order to produce excellent work. Provided below are some advice you can use to take your photography game to another level. 

Use the manual mode 
What separates a professional from an amateur photographer 99% of the time is actually the use of manual mode. With it, you can finely tune every little detail of the picture, including the amount of lighting coming into the lens, what aperture you’ll be using, the shutter speed, metering modes, etc. These are all very important and although most camera modes are good enough to be used in everyday situations, knowing how to manually set the stage for that perfect shot no matter what the circumstances are one of the key aspects of what makes a good photography great. 

Lighting is everything 
Professionals can’t seem to stress this enough, but lighting can literally make or break a photo. Simply adding a few extra light bulbs and light fixtures do not necessarily mean that your subject will be well-lit. In the photography business, artificial light is described as having direction, quality, and quantity. Fortunately, knowing how to recognize and use these characteristics to your advantage is a skill set that is best acquired by snapping a lot of pictures. Sure, you can read up on the matter, and there’s more than enough information circulating the internet about this subject, but nothing can replace the first-hand knowledge you get with trial and error. 

Composition is key 
One of the simplest ways of getting a professional looking photograph is to improve the composition. Where you put your subject, how you position the shot and what perspective you’ll be using are the small things that separate a good photographer from a mediocre one. For example, never center your subject unless you’re shooting a portrait and even then try to incorporate the background into the shot. Other aspects of the good composition include the angle in which the photo is taken, the point of view, framing and most important rule of all, the rule of thirds. 


Don’t be afraid to use accessories 
There are a number of different pieces of equipment photographers use to get the most out of a shoot. These include special lighting fixtures, movable and fixed tripods, ND and color reducing filters and, of course, lenses. What type of lens you’re going to use depends heavily on the type of photography and depending on the situation, you might have to carry and use more than one. A top of the line lens can set you back a pretty penny and the ones made by Canon and Nikon can literally cost you in excess of several hundreds of dollars. If that’s too much, you can always try using sigma lenses, as they provide pretty much the same results for the fraction of the price. 

Make up for your mistakes in editing
This is very important, as no matter how many hours you put into post-processing, nothing can fix a poorly taken picture. That said, editing software such as Adobe Photoshop can be used to crop, edit the photo and play around with the lighting, fix exposure, shadows, contrast and even lens distortion. But in order to do so, you need to shoot RAW photos. Unlike JPEGs, RAW is an uncompressed image format, which makes it ideal for later editing, but have in mind that focus and ISO need to be manually set before shooting, and once the picture is taken there’s very little you can do about them even in Photoshop.


It doesn’t really matter whether you’re using an old point-and-shoot you got for your birthday or the latest and greatest professional DSLRs have to offer. The most iconic and timeless photos have been taken on cameras which are inferior even to those in an average smartphone. There’s a lot to be learned about photography before you become a professional and nothing beats the first-hand experience, so take in the advice we’ve given you, let it settle, grab your camera and whatever you do, don’t stop taking pictures.

Author Bio: Aside from primary area of interest and expertise in business consulting, Ian could be tagged also as a passionate sport fan, nature and photography enthusiast, always trying to keep up to date with tech innovations and development.


4 Nov 2016

Borrow Me Data: How To Borrow Data On Glo Nigeria

We all know Glo data plans are currently the cheapest, and has the highest number of data subscribers. So it seems Glo wants to keep it that way with the recent introduction of "Borrow Me Data" a service that allows you to borrow as much as 2gb worth of data from Glo Nigeria.

This might seem absurd but can come in handy whenever you exhaust your data and have no airtime (or insufficient balance) to opt for a renewal/new data bundle.
glo borrow me data

The eligibility criterion for "Glo Borrow Me Data" offer includes how long a customer has been on the network and their average monthly data usage. Meaning it will favour old customers and heavy data users.

How To Borrow Data From Glo

Its simple. All you have to do is dial this USSD code *321# on your phone/modem and follow the menu options.

The service will then push real time Data credit to all eligible subscribers in line with the stated eligibility criterion. The customer will repay the Data credit whenever airtime recharge is made.

That's all. What's your take? Is this a welcome development? Check out the cheapest call tarrif on Glo.



13 Oct 2016

Guide To Download, Install & Play Pes 2017 Iso PSP On Android

Hello guys! Pes 2017 Iso PSP for Android is here. I know thus is not new but the previous versions of it uploaded online has been having issues which was why I decided not to say a thing about it. But now, I've been able to lay my hands on a working one.

And in case you're new, PES iso for Android is one game majority keep coming back yearly to search for and download its latest version in order to continue enjoying the great features being embedded in the game and also get to feel what's new in it. Of which its developers has never for once performed below expectations.
pes 2016 iso ball & logo
I've played it for as long as I can remember on my Android device. And am sure most of you did too from pes 2014 iso, to 2015 iso and then to the immediate 2016 iso PSP for Android. But today, am not here to talk about the older versions you're well familiar with but to share with you the latest as long football/soccer games and pes is concerned which is PES 2017 ISO PSP.

New Features Of Pes 2017 Iso PSP

==>Enhanced/improved passing
==>Genuine touch ball control
==>Enhanced/improved objective tending methods
==>Superb graphics (you'll enjoy it - trust me!)
==>Team update and many more..

Images Of Pes 2017 Iso Psp For Android
pes 2016 iso players

pes 2016 iso goal

pes 2016 iso goal keeper

pes 2016 iso attack

Things To Download For Installation?

==>1. PSP Emulator: Download PPSSPP Gold (playstore; paid at N917)
==>2. PSP Emulator: Download PPSSPP GOLD (Free)
==>3. PES 2017 ISO Data file (541MB)

Guide To Install & Play Pes 2017 Iso On Android Phones

How to install? Its pretty simple just follow the steps below.

==>1. First, you need to download the Pes 2017 iso data file given from the above link.

==>2. After that, download and install PSP gold emulator to your phone either from play store at a low cost or for free using the second link above.

==>3. Extract (unzip) the pes 2017 iso data file using winrar, 7z or any other unzipping software known to you on PC (if on phone, use ES file explorer): when asked for password, use: www.techdavids.com

==>4. After unzipping, open the folder and move the PES2017.iso file found inside into your Android phone's SDcard as follows; SDCard >> PSP >> GAME

==>5. Finally, open PPSSPP Gold that you installed earlier and find Games, then tap PES2017.

==>6. The game should launch after which you can then start Playing and enjoying it.

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23 Sep 2016

Full Details Of New MTN Xtraspecial Call Tariff Plan

Actually that's all what we have been waiting for, after the discontinuation of MTN true Talk+ many MTN customers are disappointed because it was the cheaper data plan available at the time, now everything is getting back to normal because MTN has started to revisit there Tariff Plan after revisiting much about there data plan and i hope we can anticipate for more cheaper tariff plan as MTN start to unveils many cheaper tariff plans.

MTN Xtra Special is the latest new tariff plan introduced by MTN recently to help its subscriber make calls at an affordable rate for the time being.

About MTN XtraSpecial
MTN XtraSpecial is also the new Tariff plan that charged its customers at 15k/Sec (N9/Min) on a flat rate basis to all networks in nigeria with no daily access fee and a call to some selected international destination at the same rate above with an additional benefit of 7 days free subscription to EPL Video Service.

How to Migrate to MTN XtraSpecial
Simply dial *408# and select 1 to migrate OR sms408 to 131


20 Aug 2016

MTN SmoothTalk Plus: Enjoy 15 Kobo Per Second For Calls Across All local Networks

Hello peeps! being a while... have been off but finally back and better ready to deliver tech to your door step. Today we will be looking at the mtn call tariff plan known as SmoothTalk Plus.

Mtn SmoothTalk Plus is a special tariff plan that now allows you to enjoy a Flat rate of 15 kobo per second for calls Across All local Networks after the first minute of the day at 40 kobo per second. The tariff plan does not have a daily or monthly subscription fee so its absolutely free.
mtn smoothtalk plus tariff plan

What SmoothTalk Plus Tariff Is All About

==>1. From 12:00 am (00:00) on Day 1, MTN will begin to record and accumulate the duration of all the National calls that you make.

==>2. For the first one minute of calls that you make, combination of MTN-to-MTN and MTN-to-Networks calls will be charged at 40 kobo per second.

==>3. As soon as you make a total of 60 seconds call, your MTN-to-MTN and MTN-to-Other networks calls will now be charged at 15 kobo per second for the rest of the day.

==>4. At 11:59 pm (23:59), your total call duration will be reset to 00:00 minutes and your national call rate will return to 40 kobo per second.

==>5. At 12:00 am (00:00) on Day 2, the same will happen - after your first one minute of call at 40 kobo per second, your MTN-to-MTN calls, and MTN-to-Other Networks will be charged at 15 kobo per second for the rest of the day.

Check Out: Glo Gbam+ The Cheapest Tariff For Glo Subscribers (N6.60/mins)

Why You Should Migrate to Mtn SMoothTalk Plus

==>1. Flat rate of 15 kobo/second for calls ACROSS ALL local Networks after the first minute of the day at 40 kobo per second 

==>2. Free 10MB weekly on N100 recharge 

==>3. A start of Call notification to inform you the rate at which your call will be charged

==>4. End of Call to inform you of your call duration, total call cost, and airtime balance.

==>5. Lots of life-enriching products and services 

How to Migrate to Mtn SmoothTalk Plus

To Migrate to MTN SmoothTalk Plus, dial *401# or send 401 to 131.

THats it for mtn smoothTalk. hope you're enjoy it. You can also check out MTN Beta Talk Tariff plan with 200% bonus on every recharge.


19 Aug 2016

MTN STARTPACK: How To Migrate, Benefits, Tariffs & Bonuses

MTN StartPack is a special tariff plan that allows New MTN customers enjoy the 500% bonus on any recharge of their choice. E.g you recharge N100, you get N600; N200 gives you N1,200; N500 gives you N3,000; N1,000 gives you N6,000.
As soon as a customer successfully registers and activates his or her new SIM card, she/he will automatically be switched to the MTN StartPack tariff plan and will be eligible to flex the following amazing offers:

MTN StartPack Tariff Plan Offers
*   You get massive 500% bonus on EVERY recharge, but valid for only 7 days
*   You get 10MB on EVERY recharge of N200 and above, but unfortunately, it valids for just 2 days.
*   Load N100 and get N600
*   Load N200 and get N1200
*   Load N500 and get N3000

How Do I Receive 500% Bonus On Recharge?
1. Simply recharge with ANY airtime value by dialling *555*digits PIN# and you will automatically receive 500% bonus that will be credited in a dedicated account.
2. You will be able to use the airtime bonus to make calls and send SMS to ALL Local Networks in Nigeria. You will be able to browse the internet with the airtime bonus.
3. The airtime bonus is valid for 3 days.
4. You will receive the 500% bonus on ALL your recharges for a period of 6 months.
5. After 6 months you will stop receiving the bonus on your recharges and the system will
automatically migrate you to MTN BetaTalk tariff plan.
6. To check your 500% bonus and 10MB bonus balances, simply dial *559*17#.

How Do I Receive Free 10MB From MTN StartPack?
=> Whenever you recharge with N200 or above, 10MB will be automatically wired into your SIM card.
=> This 10MB can be used to browse the internet at anytime until it get exhausted or expired.
=> The data bonus is valid for 2 days.

Remember you can check any of this bonuses by simply dialing *559*17#.
Having seen the details about this package, do you think MTN did a nice job or is it a tricky way to get more customers which after 6 months, it would be the same old stories?  Kindly use the comment box to join the discussion...Enjoy!!!. 


18 Feb 2016

How To Use MTN BIS & Other Cheats On PC Without Simple Server (Tethering Psiphon To Your PC)

A lot of people have been complaining lately about Simple server for pc not working anymore or requiring reconnection or reopening every 30 minutes or so when using MTN Bis. Which is even better compared to the fact that mtn music 150mb is not even working at all on it again along with many other cheats that used to work fine.
psiphon tethering to pc

I must confess i don't really know what happened to the app but want you to know that you are not alone in this. I myself have been having the same problem with my simple server on pc with mtn bis, mtn musicplus 150mb, and lots of other cheats that work flawlessly on psiphon ever since simple server went premium. (Simple Android Server users might not know what am  talking about since their updated version still works without hitches).

However, if you have noticed, most of the cheats this days are now channeled towards the use of psiphon vpn or syponshield (the updated type of psiphon vpn) which works flawlessly and connects within the twinkle of an eye. But the problem is, Psiphon as i type, currently does not have a pc version like simple server. Making it hard for pc users to use cheats except with the use of Openvpn, tweakware, XT181 etc.

So today (thanks to a friend Mezie for the tip), i will be leading you guys to a post i wrote initially on another blog from an experiment i did on how to make Psiphon cheats work on PC even without having to install it on pc since the pc version doesn't exist. It involves setting up your Android phone's psiphon, syponshield, netify or what ever you call it with any working cheat and then tether same using a usb cable or over wifi hotspot to your computer/laptop. Its as simple as that and the speed is incredible.

What You Need?
==>Android phone, USB cord
==>Psiphon handler 
==>Latest Psiphon VPN (Syponshield 102)
==>Pdanet+ for Android
==>Pdanet for PC

Once you've gotten all of the above in place, head over to How To Use MTN Bis & Other Tweaks On PC With Psiphon - Without SS for the set up procedures.

Have tried getting this to work with Simple Android Server without success. As after simple server might have connected, Pdanet+ will still not detect Internet on the phone when you click on tether via usb. Will keep trying with other apps but for the main time flex this working one. Remember when one door closes, another one gets wide open. Enjoy!


7 Feb 2016

Huawei G Power 4000mah Full Specs & Price In Nigeria

First off, I must confess that I've never really been a fan to huawei mobile phones. You can talk of huawei modems but certainly not their mobile phones due to the high price tag. But a lot changed when I heard about their latest product; huawei G-power with 4000mAh specifications.

A mid range android device tagged "the power of sharing", running on android version 5.1 lollipop with mediatek chipset powered by a whooping 4,000mAh battery. Which is not all.

What caught my attention was the good battery life and it's fast charge features, the 13mp camera with a moderate 5.0 inch display that came with the phone. Huawei also made g-power a bang by including reverse charging. A feature that enable you charge other phones with it (serve as a power bank to other devices)

According to huawei, the battery can give upto 119 hours when playing music, 39 hours on call, 18 hours movies streaming and15 hours internet surfing.

Images Of Huawei G-power









Full Specs & Price Of Huawei G-Power Android MTK Device

Brand: Huawei
Name/Model: Huawei Y6 propro (G Power)
Availability: February 2016

Body & Display
Dimensions: XX x XX x 8.5 mm
Display: 5.0 inch
Screen Type: Full HD Capacitive
Resolution: 720 x 1280 pixels (293 ppi)
Keyboard: Touchscreen
Colors: Black, White, Gold
Cover casing: NA

Network
2G Network: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network: HSDPA 900 / 2100
4G Network: LTE
SIM: Dual
SIM Type: Micro sim

Platform/OS
OS : Android
Version: Lollipop 5.1
Processor : 1.3GHz 64bit Quad-core
Processor Name: Mediatek MT6735P
Graphic processor: Mali T720

Memory
Internal Memory/Rom: 16GB
External Memory: MicroSD, support up to 32GB
RAM: 2GB

Camera
Back camera: 13MP
Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, Led flash
Front: 5MP, fixed focus

Media/Sound
Music support: mp3, aac, aac+, eaac+, amr, wb-amr, midi
Surround Digital
Loudspeaker : Yes
Video Support: mpeg4, h.263, h.264
FM Radio: Yes
Audio port : 3.5mm jack

Connectivity
WIFI: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WIFI hotspot, Wi-Fi direct
Bluetooth: Version 4.0
GPS: Yes
NFC: NA
USB: MicroUSB v2.0,
OTG: Yes

Sensors
Fingerprint sensor: No
Accelerometer: Yes
Gravity: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes
Geomagnetic sensor: Yes

Battery & Price
Type: Li-Ion Battery
Capacity: 4,000mAh
Removable: NA
Active Standby: NA
Talk time: NA
Price: Available After Launch

You can Pre-Order for Huawei G Power Here


19 Nov 2015

Glo Twin Bash: Load N200 Get 200MB + N400 Free

With the Introduction of Glo Twin Bash, Glo to me is now becoming a super duper network. And If you ask me, it seems they are seriously taking advantage of MTN's wahala with NCC to win lots of Nigerians over before MTN gets back to their feet.
glo twin bash photo
On recharging N200 to your line, Glo Twin Bash gives you free 200MB + N200 bonus airtime along with your original recharge value of N200 in your main account totaling N400 valid for 4 days. The 200MB can be used to browse the internet, stream, watch and download on all devices (Android, laptops, iPhones, bb10 etc). 

The main N200 topped to your main account is your main airtime and can be used for anything a normal credit could do: calls, text messages, subscriptions, browsing etc while the bonus N200 can only be used to call 10 family and friends number.  

But the thing is, its not restricted to N200 alone. That's only an example. If you recharge with 500, you get free 500MB and N1000 airtime valid for 10 days. Load 1000 and instead of 1GB data, you will get 1.2GB with N2000 airtime valid for 15 days. Same thing goes for N2000 Airtime. See the table below for a perfect illustration of the offers.
 

Amount

Data

Main
A/C

Bonus
A/C
for
10 F&F No

Validity

N200

200MB

N200

N200

4
days

N500

500MB

N500

N500

10
days

N1000

1.2GB

N1000

N1000

15
days

N2000

2GB

N2000

N2000

30
days
How To Participate In Glo Twin Bash
To get the Glo Twin Bash free mb and bonus credit, you have to recharge your line with *223*pin# instead of the normal *126*pin#. It is available to you no matter the tariff plan.


16 Nov 2015

Get Infinix Hot 2 At N17,900 Only With Free Delivery

Infinix hot 2 is an Android device from Infinix mobility (makers of Infinix hot, Infinix hot note, and Infinix zero) that went viral 4 months ago and still cherished by many due to its specifications and cheapness. It has a 1gb and 2gb ram variant which most you should already be aware of. If you are new you can check out Infinix Hot 2 review Here.
Infinix hot 2 with box
The phone is sold at N17,500 and N19,500 for the 1gb and 2gb ram versions respectively online at Jumia. But the sad thing is, on ordering for the device, the delivery charge is often so disheartening. Jumia most times charge as high as N2,500 for delivery or at least N1,140. And konga usually charge at most N1,000 but the Konga merchants (other sellers at Konga website) are not helping matters with the high prices they place on this phones.

To cut a long story short, I happen to order another Infinix Hot 2 for a friend today at Konga and was lucky to get the best price ever. Instead of the usual N23,000, N24,000 etc price for Infinix hot by Konga merchants, i was able to buy the one sold by KONGA itself and the price was N17,900 still with free delivery. You can click here to get yours.
Infinix Hot 2 17,900 free delivery
Remember the earlier the better. As with konga, once a product is out of stock, the price for the next batch will rise. Help your friend by sharing this on facebook, twitter, google+ below Goodluck!