Category: hobbies

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Spacepoints: The Grand Idea

BIG IDEAS MAKE THE WORLD GO AROUND. Everything in this world starts with a little thought, even the grandest ideas. But the problem with a grand idea is that at some point it needs to be reduced to a practical reality if it’s to be anything but a thought in someone’s head. And therein lies the difficulty. How do you take the idea and make it real without losing the grand part in the process?

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Fill the Frame

I TOOK A PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS LAST WEEK. While I consider myself pretty adept at handling a camera from a technical point of view, I know I have serious gaps in how I compose pictures. I was pleasantly surprised that the Digital Days Photo class that I took taught me a few things and I believe I came away from it taking better pictures.

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Getting Into Space Points

I LOVE THE SPACE ENTHUSIAST COMMUNITY. NASA has done an amazing job of adopting social media as a method of outreach, and it certainly shows in the community that they have helped build online. I always liked the idea of space exploration, but until I got involved with a NASA Tweetup at Goddard Space Flight Center, I never knew what the community was really about. It is just overflowing with interesting and smart people from all walks of life, and some of them came up with an idea that I find intriguing.

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Sleepy Baby Is Sleepy

I HAVE A BAD HABIT OF BUYING EVERY NEW TOY I WANT. I’ll decide I want to get into something, and buy the best gear I can find (within reason) and all of it at once. This time around, it’s photography.