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This blog serves as a collection of insights that covers a myriad of topics. IT touches on everything I find interesting. This can include life hacks and parenting tips as well as discussions on my various hobbies such as photography and film. Hopefully, you'll find something of interest here as well.

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Essential Advice for the New Mom

Becoming a new mom is a gift. Yet, it can also be extremely tasking and will challenge you in ways you haven’t before. That being said, we are here to help. After all, we understand just how overwhelming everything can be. Taking care of the baby and yourself can be quite stressful, but we can help you get through it.

As soon as that baby comes out, you will be hearing a lot of unsolicited advice. For your peace of mind, you will need to learn how to drown those out. You should know that doing things at your own pace is fine and not everything goes according to plan. You just need to keep your head afloat and enjoy your journey.

It should also be stated here that you need to stay in the moment. This is the best way to go about this new chapter in your life. With everything you need to juggle and all the endless tasks that will inevitably pop up, do yourself a favor and savor the precious moment you have with your baby.

Photography Basics: Getting to Know Your Equipment

Photography is a fun hobby that everyone should try their hand in. However, like with everything else, it takes time and practice to get good at it. So, before anything else, it is worth stating here that you should know and respect your equipment – whether it’s a smartphone, a DSLR, or a point-and-shoot camera. This is a no-brainer and will make the whole experience of shooting that much smoother.

In relation to this, you should also take the time to know the different features and how they work. Listed below are the essentials:

  • Viewfinder and Grid Mode – This is crucial in terms of composing your shot.
  • Aperture – This lets you control the light in the images.
  • ISO – One of the key factors that affect the brightness of your image.

These are just a couple of the things you need to pay attention to. For instance, there is also the matter of Zoom and Focus. Both of these can have a great effect on the quality and uniqueness of your shot, so be sure to play around and explore your manual settings.