How To Build A Fanbase: The Kim Dao Way

There is no better time than now to be a YouTuber. Having said that, if you are going to succeed it is going to take a lot of effort and time. This is something that we can learn from Kim Dao. She is a good example of how to build a fanbase on the website. To be fair, she has the advantage of being around sometime but that should take nothing away from her accomplishment. She has proven that you do not need to be like everyone else to become popular. You can be yourself and people will still follow you. This is a great takeaway from her journey and it is something that we can learn to do for ourselves. But doing this is not easy at all. You need determination, perseverance, discipline among a host of other attributes to truly succeed. If someone were to dismiss her success as being due to luck, they are missing the point. It is due to her hard work that she has reached this kind of a position today. So how did she do it? Read to find out.

Consistency

Ask any YouTuber about the key to their success and they are sure to mention consistency. That is because it an essential quality that one must have. While it applies to every field, it is even more relevant to the digital world where the trends keep changing at an incredibly rapid rate. With the videos, you have to keep uploading more and more content. Only if you do this will people feel like watching what you do. In the early days, it is going to be difficult to get people to follow you. You should not be discouraged by this. If you keep creating content, it is only a matter of time before people start flocking to your channel.

Social Media

This was not an option for people not too long ago but today we are in the age of social media. There are so many avenues that it becomes tough to decide which is the best option. But the advantage is that you will be able to reach out to a large number of people. You can make people aware of what you do. Ms. Dao is very active on social media and this had allowed to her to interact with people where her personality has won the admiration of thousands of fans. Social media is an important tool for any content creator but what is more important is how you use it. The key to developing a following here is to make sure that you do not push your content to people. Kim Dao makes sure that she knows how to balance her content and that makes successful.

How To Extend The Life Of Cut Flowers

Flowers are a symbol of beauty and purity. They are bright, colorful, and usually, have a sweet fragrance. These are things that create a sensation of joy in people and so flowers have been used for thousands of years to adorn our living and working environment. Flowers are kept in vases so that they can make our living space look beautiful and also emit their sweet fragrance throughout our space. They are also kept in beautiful decorations that make our house or workspace look gorgeous and colorful. Let us now take a look at how we can take proper care of these freshly cut flowers and extend their life.

Flowers in a Vase:

Flowers in a vase tend to absorb the water and live on in spite of having been cut from the plants. To ensure that they are able to efficiently absorb the water from the vase, we need to cut the stems of the flowers at a 45-degree angle. This will ensure that the maximum amount of the stem surface is exposed to the water and the flower will thus be able to absorb as much water as it needs.

Because the flowers in a vase still live, we need to provide them with the right nutrition so as to ensure that they live longer. This can be done by adding one of the commercially available vase flower food to the water in the vase or by making our own flower food solution. Since flowers need sugar, a low pH and some antibacterial medium to keep the cuts from rotting, we can easily make our own flower food by using simple ingredients that are usually readily available in our house. All we need to do to prepare excellent flower food is lukewarm water, a pinch of sugar, bleach and some lime. We can mix all these together and add it to the vase to act as flower food and a preservative that will keep the flowers fresh for a long time.

Flowers in a Floral Arrangement:

Flowers in a floral arrangement are a bit harder to take care of, since we cannot take the flowers apart as it would spoil the arrangement. Hence, we need to make use of a sponge or a piece of foam soaked in the flower food solution. This can be placed on the cut ends of the flower stem from time to time and the flowers will be able to absorb the nutrients from it.

4 Essential Post Production Steps To Make Your Wedding Photographs Pop

Wedding Photographs must look gorgeous. Period. Any other way and the fault definitely lies with you, the wedding photographer. This makes it your job to put your experience, skills, and creativity to the best possible use and bring those photos that you clicked to light. Truth be told, shooting the pictures makes up for less than half of the wedding photographer’s job. The real work lies in post-production. This is where you can make the magic happen. Let us now take a look at 4 essential post-production steps to make your wedding photographs pop!

Culling:

Weddings are fast-paced events. There are hundreds of people and so many different things are happening all at once. As a photographer, you will definitely not have any time to pick and choose what to click and what not to. You will just have to go with the flow,¬†clicking photos at will, putting your experience to the best use. This means that even the best photographers will probably find only about 1/10th of all the images that they shot useable. These will have to be picked out and the rest need to be deleted. After all, you don’t want the couple to be looking for the good pictures in the photo album. Every single image that you give them must be lovely.

Basic Adjustment:

Once you have the pick of the shots, the next step would be to make some minor adjustments in the basic controls. These will include the brightness, contrast, exposure, temperature, shadows, white balance, etc. Just because you have access to these controls does not mean that you must adjust each and every one of these settings. Be subtle and gentle with the adjustments. This will make the photos look better without giving them an artificial look.

Saturation:

This step is where the magic starts. Be sure to adjust the color saturation using the hue and saturation adjustment of your image editing program. This will add some much-needed life to the pictures and make them pop out at the viewer. Be sure to use the skin tone adjustment tools as well. After all, you want to make the bride and groom look lovely, not the venue.

Split Toning:

This is more of a bonus step that might produce exceptional results in some pictures. Split toning is essentially adding filters to the background to make them more subtle. This will cause the subject of the image to pop out beautifully.