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It is likely that everyone has used a camera at one time or another. We have such easy access to cameras that we are constantly using them for things like posting to social media, for creating collages and to make memories with. Although everyone who takes photographs may assume that professional, scientific photography must be easy, it is anything but that. Many do not think about the challenges and the work that is required when scientist or an engineer is required to take photographs. There are many differences from the photographs that an amateur may take with their camera phone.
The photo subject of a scientist or an engineer is often much more difficult to photograph than another human being or outdoor scenery. If an amateur photographer misses a photo of the person, they can simply snap ano (more…)
Americans eventually catch on to things. We are an event culture, and where people go for big events, that’s where you’ll find us. Americans are also participatory. We like to get in there and get dirty, not just watch others do the work. This goes for our business but also our recreation. We go full throttle with anything we do, and that goes for our endurance sports as much as anything else. What started out as a select group of people who wanted to expand on the usual sports offerings, multisport events now boast over 500,000 participants every year.
Roughly 12% of our general population have participated in some for of endurance sport. An endurance sport is defined as a half-marathon, marathon, triathlon, and Ironman or an obstacle course of some kind. Of these endurance sports, the half-marathon i (more…)
If you own a hot tub of some kind, be it a nordic hot tub or some sort of high quality spa tub, you will know that hot tub maintenance is very important to keeping your hot tub or spa in top condition as well as maintaining high levels of hygiene. Hot tub maintenance is no small endeavor but it doesn’t have to be a huge deal if you keep up on it. Let’s take a look at a few day to day things you can do in order to keep your hub tub well taken care of and maintained.
- People don’t always rinse off or shower before getting into (more…)
The world is a dangerous place. For those that work a dangerous field, the right equipment can be the one thing standing between a person and death. Body armor for police knows this and prepares for this with state-of-the-art materials that can withstand punctures, heavy temperatures and extreme conditions. A tactical plate carrier, steel-toed boots […]
When you think about it…most of the world’s cultures have some connection to the water. After all, it’s estimated as much as 90% of the Earth’s surface is covered in oceans. Why wouldn’t boating, fishing, swimming, surfing and diving be some of the most ancient and beloved ways of enjoying the great outdoors? When you […]
Water sports are an entertaining and athletic way to enjoy the summer water. Watersports include water skiing, wakeboarding, jet skiing, tubing, and even kayaking. In just 2016, 13.8% of the U.S. population six and up participated in water sports. Wakeboarding is one of the most common water sports. In 2015, over 3.2 million people participated […]