Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Capturing Christmas lights on your camera can be a challenge. Here are some tips to help get a good shot.
It takes time and dedication to string all those lights across rooftops. And it’s not easy to capture those lights on your camera either. Here are three tips for the amateur photographers out there that could be worth $100,000. Use these tips to take a picture of your holiday lights. Post the picture to Upper Southampton Patch’s Deck the Halls contest page and you could win $100,000 for your school district. Click here for more tips for making the most of your holiday photos
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Here are five back to school tips plus resources in Bucks County for getting your student back into the classroom this fall.
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Thursday, August 2, 2012
A website called USA.gov aims to make the United States government and its many offices more digestible for citizens. When it comes to back to school preparation, the site doesn’t let its readers down. There you can find links for national government suggestions on getting ready for the classroom. At Patch, we focus on the local ways we can find you resources. There are many suggestions the government has for getting prepared for the new school year, which is rapidly approaching in Bucks County, PA. In the coming weeks, students at all of the county’s 13 public school districts will return to the classroom. The site suggests the following things to do before school starts. Here’s what to get in order locally: 1. Get your children’s check-…
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The Red Cross says don't wait for the thunder to start to bring in outdoor items.
In the wake of the severe thunderstorm watch issued Wednesday by the National Weather Service, the American Red Cross of Southeastern Pennsylvania offered some sound advice on its Twitter feed. Some of it you've been hearing since you were in elementary school - for example: if you are stuck outside, avoid high ground, water, tall trees, and metal objects. Other tips, however, might not occur to everyone. "Bring items in from outside NOW that could blow away during a storm," the agency said. Waiting until you see the sky darken and hear thunder rumbling can place you at risk for being struck by lightning. The agency also asked people to stay indoors for at least 30 minutes after the last thunderclap is heard. A chance of winds greater than…
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Some expert advice for getting the perfect photograph of the moon.
If the moon looks a bit bigger and brighter Saturday, you aren't just seeing things. Tonight the moon, a 'super moon', will be closer to the earth than it has been in the past 20 years. What better time to try and capture a picture of one of nature's finest subjects? We talked to New York Camera & Video's Canon Expert Steve Stief, who offered some tips for getting a shot of the moon that is out of this world. Stief said the most important tip he can offer is to use a tripod. This tip applies to everyone, no matter how fancy your camera. "You need to use a slower shutter speed to shoot at night," he said. "Coupling this with shake from your hands does not make for a sharp photo." Next, Stief said to take multiple shots of the same picture …