Discover how to get great photos using only natural light

Good lighting is the key to great photography. Fortunately, there’s an abundance of natural light surrounding us. The trick is to work with it, and learn how it can be used effectively to illuminate your subjects in the best possible way.

In this feature, we will reveal what techniques, equipment and exposure settings you will need to get great shots. You will discover how to work around the sun so that your subjects stand out and your final shots look professional. There’s no need to pop up your in-built flash


The essentials.

The next big thing in paving

New to Stone Hub’s comprehensive landscape product range is E Pave, an engineered stone paver that has a finish and quality that far exceeds any manufactured or reconstituted pavers currently available on the Australian market. These popular square-format 600×600-sized pavers are not only of a unique finish and benchmark quality, but are also more dimensionally accurate and are light to handle compared with other manufactured or reconstituted pavers on the market. E Pave also comes in a range of contemporary natural colours that has evolved through consultation with leading landscape designers. In line with

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A contemporary approach, a roster of warm materials and an enduring connection to its natural environs provided the foundation for the landscape design of this Montecito abode. To create the scenic display, which is nestled within the Santa Barbara Mountains landscape architect Tavi Perttula says he chose to «seamlessly blend the sight lines of the premise’s natural foliage into the property.» To execute this goal, he embraced a diverse palette of greenery—such as olive trees, agave and coast live oak—and embraced the industrial-style architectural elements of the home by integrating concrete and sandblasted cedar for the hardscape. «My decisions enabled



Look out of the huge floor-to-ceiling windows of Anna Mossberg and her husband’s contemporary Swedish villa and you’ll see a scattering of islands and the occasional deer. It’s hard to believe that Stockholm is less than 20 minutes away by car. ‘This island is so close to the city, yet it’s completely rural, with meadows and pastures sloping down to the sea,’ explains Anna. ‘That’s why we were so keen to build a house that makes the most of the beautiful landscape.’

The peaceful setting was already familiar to Anna. Before they met, her husband was living alone on the

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Not many people in this country have the liberty of a huge, sprawling estate with multiple garden rooms, each in a different style with a different purpose. As such we have to compromise on what’s most important to us, whether it be an outdoor dining area, kids’ play area or a lawn for the dog, for example. We all have different priorities and combining some of those priorities may not be as hard as you think

The number one question I am asked as a designer is how to combine a great-looking adult garden with a kid-friendly garden without it

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Durable and beautiful, this luxury limestone will exceed all expectations.

The initial brief from the client was very specific «I need something I can use inside and outside. It must be a natural stone, durable, hardwearing, non-slip, salt- and chlorine-safe, and which won’t look out of place on a large rural property.» It was clear from the outset the stone had to be refined enough to be used indoors while tough enough to be used externally around the saltwater swimming pool.

The chosen stone was Cinajus Midland Blue limestone and it exceeded the client’s expectations. More than 1300 square metres

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With special rebates available and the promise of long-term savings, green technologies like geothermal heating and cooling are piquing the interest of homeowners.

But can geothermal be installed in the city? Can you retrofit a home to run a geothermal system? And what the heck is geothermal heating and cooling anyway?

«The common misconception is that we need to drill down into the earth into somewhere where it’s warm and we bring that warm liquid or air or whatever it is up and we circulate that through the house, which absolutely isn’t true,» says Kevin


A tale of two sites.

In October 2010, the first exploratory visit to Kamand, the site, 16 km from Mandi, Himachal Pradesh selected for the campus of a new IIT led to one of those seminal experiences which tend to define ones professional existence. It was clearly an opportunity that comes along but once in a lifetime. I stood in the valley, looking up at the regal snow caps in the distance foregrounded by enormous hill sides carpeted in pine, a variety of bird sounds, their source invisible to the untrained eye, cutting through the crisp air, butterflies oblivious to my presence and a little

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«Intestinal Infection

They are caused by bacteria and viruses that can enter the body kid with dirty hands, unwashed vegetables or fruits.

SYMPTOMS. Loose stools (possibly mixed with mucus or blood), nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, fever, lethargy, weakness.

HOW TO TREAT? The primary task of the parents before the arrival of the pediatrician — to fill the number of lost fluids and normalize the water-salt balance. For this purpose suitable pharmaceutic glucose-saline solutions. Let the kid for a few teaspoons of the solution every 5-10 minutes.


The eggs of worms enter the body through the mouth and the kid dirty

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Lukashenko said that you need to cross to the local fuel

Namely, Lukashenko said that you should not use gas dryers, and cross for firewood. "We have and so difficulty paying natural gas. Government barukayuchysya, conduct these negotiations … In the coming year or two, we have to go from order to dry grain natural gas. Necessary to cross local fuels — said Lukashenko, — Do not assume that we will for you lgotirovat price for natural gas "

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