Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Angle Hill Studio, Covid protocol

Just a quick note to let you know:

Our drum teaching studio (Angle Hill Studio - Creston, BC Canada) is now registered with both P.O.S.T. and C.H.I.P programs, certifying that we are following COVID protocol. 

We are very conscious of protocol: 

- Everyone is asked to wash their hands via the student bathroom; fresh towels are provided.

- We have a box of masks handy by the entrance door.

- Spacing appointments out allows us the time to clean common areas (switches, chairs, etc) between students.

- We also thoroughly clean the studio regularly.

- Workshops are kept to a small number to allow for spacing.

- Even the drums have washable covers to ensure clean surfaces.  

Family group workshops are welcome (ie 1 Adult + 2 kids @ 7 yrs is $40 / 1 hour); drums can be provided. 

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Monday, February 22, 2021

quote of the Day

Quote of the Day

" Nobody has ever measured, 

even poets, 

how much a heart can hold." 

~ Zelda Fitzgerald

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Sunday, February 21, 2021

Recommended Resources

 Recommended Resources

Friends of Algonquin Provincial Park - works to further existing educational and interpretive programs and steward projects for the park. 

Friends of Gatineau Park - provides support for the park's interpretation and research programs, fundraising and many other projects.

Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas inc -  a group that has a passion for sustainable protection and environmentally sound projects bettering the health of a 32t acre area in Saskatoon. 

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Friday, February 19, 2021

Finding the right Vendor

Finding The Perfect Vendor

* Today's article was contributed by Michael Vayner ...with some minor edits by blog owner, Lillian Brummet

Are you planning an event, maybe a wedding, or corporate party? Looking for vendors is so much more than just going to Google and looking up things like caterer, photographer, DJ, photo booth, etc. The vendor must fit your style to have a cohesive understanding. I have always tried to educate our clients or perspective clients on what to ask and look for in a vendor.

One of the first things I tell them is, ask the vendor if they are bonded and insured. Why is this important you ask? Its simple, the last thing you want to worry about is if a vendor damages something at the venue, you do not want to be the one that has to pay to cover the damages. A vendor should always carry liability insurance to protect the client, as well as themselves. If a vendor tells you they do have insurance ask them for their limits of coverage and if you book with them will they provide you with a copy of the policy. If they refuse to do so, then I would recommend moving on to a new vendor.

Next, I always tell the client to examine the vendors website, social media, and reviews. Websites and social media, are a great place to make sure what the vendor offers is a fit for you. It is also a great way to see the type of work they have done. Reviews are a little tricky, just because someone could just have a bad day and leave a bad review. Its a good thing to try and reach out to the person who leaves a bad review and ask them what exactly happened and if the company did anything to remedy the issue in a timely manner. Then ask someone who left a good review as to why they left a good review. Always get both good and bad.

Next, I let the client know its always good to ask the vendor if they are able to meet your needs in the time you need everything. Sometimes we are planning for things and the time frame is too short and the last thing you want is a vendor who cannot provide the services you are looking for in a short amount of time.

Finally, price. Price is a major factor in any decision we make on a daily basis. Do not be turned off because one vendor charges more for a service than someone else. It is OK to ask the vendor why they charge this price over another vendor who charges a lesser fee. Every vendor has their reason for what they charge, but you should ask them and understand. Take me for example, there are other competitors in my market that charge less for some services that I offer and I am OK with that. I know the value of the work I put in to make your experience unforgettable is worth every penny. Cheap is not quality work and quality work is not cheap.

Remember, do not be afraid to ask questions. A reputable vendor will always take the time to answer all your questions.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day 

"Does anyone else think to themselves 

that it's been a hell of a long week, 

only to realize it's Tuesday?

~  Keith Wynn

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Sunday, February 14, 2021

Photography Tips

Taking a Great Candid Photo 

*This article was written by: Shalini M.

It is a bit hard to click a good candid photo. It is not about the photograph alone, but also the emotions captured with it.
To make it clear, candid photo means photos that were genuinely unplanned and unposed. Like the photo of a group gathering, beach trips, family activities, etc.

Here I am assuming that you are shooting using a DSLR. Some of the tips and tricks can be applied to smartphones as well, but it would be best with a DSLR. So let's get started.

1. Aperture Modes

Most of the DSLR out there in the market have something called aperture modes. Use them for candid photographs. Manual modes are too slow to capture a candid photo.

2. Use a zoom lens instead of a prime lens

The problem with candid photography is that it is fast changing. Within minutes you can go from a group photo to a cake photograph to another group photo. You don't have time to change lenses. So it is better to use a zoom lens instead of a prime lens.

3. Make use of ambient light and not flash

In candid photography, the photo scene changes very frequently. Whenever this happens, you should try to measure the quality of the light and then expose the camera accordingly.

4. AI Servo AF

Most DSLR has two autofocus modes. One is called Single Point AF-S and is the most widely used model. The other mode is called AI Servo AF, which is best for candid photographs. Remember on Nikon this mode is called Continuous AF-C.

5. Click lots of Photos

In photography the most common reason behind bad photos is hesitation. Do not hesitate to click photos. One more photo could mean capturing the best moment of the occasion. Moreover, in the case of candid photography, you don't know when the best moment would occur. You should not wait for the "perfect" shot. Instead, create one.

6. Click photos in burst mode

You can try shooting in Burst mode on Nikon or Drive mode on Canon. These modes allow you to click photos after photos in regular interval. This makes sure you do not miss that one "perfect shot". Once you let go the button, the snaps are stopped. This feature is a boon for a photographer working in a high-action shooting. Try it once and thank me later.

7. Never put down your camera

I simply cannot tell you how important it is to hold the camera. In the interval of finding the camera, picking it up, exposing and composing it and then snapping the shot, the moment can be missed. A golden rule: "Always keep the camera in your hand".

8. Try to shoot in RAW Format

The JPG format is not for candid photography! If you are willing to post-process the photos, then you should use RAW format. This format contains much more information than a JPG format. Moreover, it is much easier to edit RAW than JPG.

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Saturday, February 13, 2021

From One Small Garden cookbook AVAILABLE TODAY !!!!

-- Announcement -- 

Friends... I am so very glad to announce that our cookbook (From One Small Garden) is now available !!!! Never be bored again with your menu plan - armed with the proper collection of recipes, you will be making food that is better than restaurant fare and much cheaper.

Make delicious and healthy meals at home with fresh fruits and vegetables from local sources. Whether from your own backyard garden or from a farmer’s market you are getting the best, freshest ingredients.

Just Perfect, for that last minute Valentines gift. 

Currently available at 

*We'll be doing updates to our website, blogs, social media, etc. soon to reflect this new addition to our published books.

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