Photography is the art of drawing with the medium of light. In today’s photography scene, a lot of advances have made photography a hobby and a profession for many. If we take a look back at the beginnings of photography, one will be amazed by how many progressions it did. Before the flashy 10 frames per second feature of digital SLRs today, there came a time that bringing a camera for a photo shoot is already an effort because of its size. But during that time, it has been shown that even with a bulky camera, it could suffice the requirement of producing art. Hansel Adams proved his point by creating the images of the wild west. With the right adjustment of shutter speed to a very minute f stop 32, he produced magnificent photographs of varying subjects.Then, camera manufacturers turned to their engineering department to make the cameras a little bit more handy than the usual. Then, though still loaded with film, specifically the medium format film more known as the 120 films; TLRs made its way to the market in order to provide people with photographs with a handy frame. But the dilemma with 120 films is that they create good portraits and photographs for that matter but if we come to think of it, 120 formats only come with 12 or 16 shots, something that displeases camera enthusiasts. Then came the 35mm format film cameras in order to solve the problem of lacking in shots. A roll of 135 film can be bought with a 12, 24 or 36 shot option. First came the rangefinders. Rangefinders unlike the SLR, functions without a mirror that simultaneously lifts to let light register to the film. A rangefinder directly focuses on an object via a double image provided in the eyepiece. Then came the SLR. SLR camera is more user friendly compared to its predecessor, the rangefinder. An SLR makes it possible for someone to create images in the easiest way there is.Today, everything has turned digital. Who would have thought that making photographs nowadays is actually as good as painting. Today, with the entry of digital SLRs, they make it a point that the post processing phase do the job in ironing out the lack in skill of a photographer. It is a fact that film based photography could make way better photographs made by digital photographers. A film could be bloated to whichever size a photographer wants it to be. Unlike digital format where boundaries of pixels prevent its expansion; film doesn’t experience this kind of problem. With the entry of digital photography, it makes photography not an art anymore but a gauge to how good a software could be in blurring lack of skill and talent.
The pre-construction purchase process or PPP is structured a lot differently than purchasing a property that is already in existence. With pre-construction real estate you are essentially purchasing off a floor plan. This can prove to be a complicated task as you cannot essentially experience the product. Even though many condo sales offices in Toronto have managed to create model suites to reflect what certain units look like, you still don’t get the true effect as you would purchasing an already existing unit.Once you have chosen the pre-construction project you would like to purchase in as well as your floor plan, it is time to sign your life away! The agreement used for pre-construction condos is much different that your standard resale agreement. Don’t be scared when you see the agreement as it is significantly longer than a resale agreement. Some can run up to 30 pages long. What is unique to the pre-construction purchase process is that the builder gives you a 10 day “cooling off” period. It is in this time frame that you will have your lawyer review your agreements on your behalf. Once this 10 day period is over and your lawyer has given you the ok, you must submit the remainder of your post dated deposit checks to the builder. This normally accounts for approximately 20% of your total purchase price.A few years later…….By this time the building has started construction and you will get called in for color selection. It is at this time that you will start choosing the colors of your finishes and features of your condo. Most developers also give purchasers the opportunity to pay for upgraded materials at that time if that is something they would like to do. Approximately a year (or so) after the color selection process, you will be given the keys to your brand new suite. In real estate terms this is called interim occupancy. Even though you don’t have title to your unit, you are living in it and paying what we call “occupancy fees” to the builder. This number reflects a portion of your taxes, maintenance fees and interest on the remaining of the balance owed. You are allowed to rent out your unit during the occupancy period, but be aware that you will not be eligible for your GST rebate if you choose to do this. Occupancy can last up to one and a half years. Once the condo building registers with the City of Toronto your lawyer will make the arrangements to exchange title to your new condo for the outstanding payment as agreed in your agreement of purchase and sale.Unlike purchasing a condo that is already in existence, the pre-construction purchase process is a long one. The majority of the time you are purchasing some 2-5 years in advance. Even though it is a long waiting period, the benefits can be very rewarding financially when you purchase in the right location, with the right builder and at the right time.
A smile affects one’s whole appearance. As for example, imagine a beautiful woman walking along the beach, with her long hair softly brushing against her face. That is one beautiful scene, right? Then, imagine her facing you. Just as when she smiled, you noticed she’s got a missing tooth in front. See how her smile affected her appearance? This is just an example, using your imagination of course, to imply how drastic a smile can affect how you look.The fact that a smile affects a person’s appearance has something to do with his or her self-esteem. When we present ourselves, it is our appearance that we naturally use first. Your smile is one of the first things a lot of people see upon meeting you. It affects how we relate to other people, and in fact it affects our confidence in ourselves.When one is embarrassed by his or her smile, that person becomes less confident. Unknowingly, as they hide their smile, they begin to hide a part of their personality. They feel like they can’t be all that they can be. They can’t laugh openly. They feel like they can’t even talk that much. The feeling grows, and their habit of hiding and being shy will worsen. When some people are given the chance to change how their smile looks, they change. Maybe by not much, but a lot of people who have been into cosmetic dentistry become a lot more sociable.Improved confidence is not the only way cosmetic dentistry can impact your life. A great smile can even affect your youthfulness. A great smile can make someone look younger. Knowing you have a beautiful smile, you feel younger, and even act like as if you are always in the prime of your youth.Some cosmetic dentistry procedures are optional, like teeth whitening. Some depends on one’s needs. Consult with you dentist first. The dentist will be able to inform you on what you need to improve. Your own oral health and condition is best described by your dentist. He or she knows what you need to fix first, in case you are considering two or more procedures. Also, discuss with your dentist the threats, or risks that these procedures may bring.When considering a cosmetic dentistry procedure, choose a dentist who really knows how to and is certified to perform such procedures. If the dentist has experience performing cosmetic dentistry and has used modern technology, it would be better. If your dentist has been performing cosmetic dentistry, then it is better that you stick with him. If you are not associated with a single name, try to ask some people you know.Also, keep in mind that quality is more important than cost. Though a lot of cosmetic dentistry procedures are not that costly, the cost may differ from one clinic to anther. It may be because they use different of the items (which may provide a result slightly different from what other dental offices) or because of the name of the dentist.