In 2018, it feels like anyone who takes the time and commitment to do something they’ve always dreamed of doing can accomplish it. There are Gen Zers as young as 18 doing business on Instagram and using all the right Instagram Tools, and business leaders who have dreamed of it for years are finally going remote, using ACH payments to pay their employees. Writers are taking on the online world by becoming content writers and bloggers, and many of them are publishing ebooks, putting their book’s destiny into their own hands. And you’ve been inspired by this, which is why you’re thinking of writing a fantasy novel.

After all, fantasy is a genre that everyone loves. Especially now with shows like Game of Thrones being so popular, you love the idea of writing one. But you aren’t exactly sure where to start. Luckily, here are some tips that’ll help you embark on one of the greatest journeys of your life: writing your first fantasy book.

Read your favorite authors--and some new ones, too

A world of fantasy is an amazing place. It’s a place to get lost in, a distant land where values are different than they are in our modern world, and where almost anything can happen. Whether it’s Tolkien that first inspired you, or J.K. Rowling (who was successful enough to make $95 million between June 2016-17), you vividly remember every detail. Every character you met, and the way the language magically captured each place perfectly. And if you want to write something like that, it’s important to read the authors you love most. While you’re doing this, jot down some notes about what they do well when it comes to character development, structure (including structure analyses of chapters), dialogue, and language.

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In this article, we tell you what you should take into account according to your needs. The followings are some tips to follow before buying a professional camera:

1. Megapixels are not the most important thing: The number of megapixels is really not the only factor to take into account if what is needed are high-quality or advanced photos. Currently it is usual for cameras to have between 14 and 16 megapixels, which together with a good sensor, processor and optics, will give you the images you are looking for.

2. Sensor: the larger this is, the better the image quality will be. For a professional camera, the sensor must be between APS-C (23.6 mm x 15.6 mm). Sensor is the reason why the catch of a camera is different from another.

3. Processor: Depending on the brand, you can receive different names, the important thing is to be fast and process the color information well.

4. The optics: it must be made of glass and the brighter the better photos it will take, especially in situations with low light. When you ask for an optician, keep in mind that the smaller the number, the greater the luminosity. Be ware of the luminosity!

For example, a lens with luminosity F2.8 is brighter than one with luminosity F3.5.

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The Big Apple is a budding photographer’s dream. The curvature of the shadows in magic hour or the highlights of the passing parade in the noon sun, even the millions of pigeon flocks that create some of the most stunning backdrops against the Empire State Building. New York City can keep any photographer, even those of us with more experience, busy for decades. There is never a dull moment to be had in New York. Some of the best locations below include shooting on a cruise which hardly occurs to many photographers, but it happens to present some of the most thrilling shots known to man.

Photography Hot Spot 1:

You don’t have to go to Japan to be able to experience the backdrop and beauty of cherry blossom trees. Sakura Park is one of the most incredible pathways to experience through a lens. Some of the world’s top winners in photographic competitions hail from this very spot. Make sure you catch the blossoms mid March to April, that is when they are in full bloom.

Photography Hot Spot 2:

Giant billboards, reflective glass and light shining from all directions. With the continuous hustle and bustle a slow shutter speed can electrify your shots to no end. The commercial photographer’s dream is 5th Avenue, New York City. Why? Because it never has a dull moment or a dull face. If you’re a budding street photographer, then this is your area! 

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There are a few different reasons many people opt to launch a photography blog. One reason might be to share their own work, as a type of portfolio. These people may also have their own photography business they use as their career or a side job. You might also think about starting a blog like this not because you’re a photographer yourself, but because you want to create a lifestyle blog for people with similar interests to your own. Even if you’re launching a photography blog simply because it’s an interest you have, you can monetize it through tactics like advertising.

Regardless of why you’re starting a photography blog, it can be a difficult because of the high competition level. Below are some tips to starting a blog that can help ensure it stands out from the others and gains a following. 

Add Your Own Voice

Whether you’re a photographer or you’re sharing other people’s images, one of the best ways to set yourself apart is to share your own voice and opinions on your blog. That’s something you have that no one else can duplicate, and you should use it to your advantage. If you’re a professional photographer, and you’re sharing your images, include blog posts highlighting what it was like to take those photos, share interesting stories or get into the technical details. If you’re sharing other images, use this as an opportunity to create a narrative of why they impacted you and how.

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