Herald Universe

Thinking beyond horizons

One of the trickiest aspects of photography is using a wide-angle lens. With a wide-angle lens, it more closely approximates the way we actually see the world. Most of us can see a little bit on each side of any scene. A wide-angle lens is great for capturing landscapes, and sometimes people use the “fish […]
Some cameras offer the ability to save images as raw files versus JPG files.  If you plan to do a lot of editing, the best choice is to save them as raw files.  While JPG is the most widely used file format for images, saving in raw format allows you to see all the raw […]
Taking family photos at home is a common Christmas pastime for that unique, yearly greetings card or family newsletter.  Of course, you want to share your family with everyone.  Sadly, sometimes the pictures leave a bit to be desired. Let’s try to help you get the right shot at the right time that you are […]
Imagine travelling to beautiful and exciting destinations all around the world, trying delicious food, meeting interesting people and seeing some of the best views that nature has to offer. Imagine taking photos of everything you see and making money from the entire adventure. Imagine even getting paid to travel by the person who hires you […]
Bali is a beautiful Indonesian island, with many different landscapes, cultures and religions. As such, it is perfect for all kinds of travellers. It’s affectionately called “The Island of 10,000 Temples.” Here are a few things that make Bali a premier destination for your next tour: Bali’s Culture The best thing you can do in […]
The Inca Trail This is undoubtedly Peru’s most popular trekking route. Recommended for the physically fit only, it runs for more than 40km and reaches 4,200 metres above sea level (masl). at its highest point, that is the Warmiwañuska or Dead Woman’s Pass. The stone-paved trail, discovered in 1960 and part of the more than […]
Taking photos outdoors makes a photographer’s job a lot easier.  Most of the time (unless it happens to be a bad weather day) the natural lighting and backgrounds, help to make your job so much easier. Set Up Shots Ahead of Time Having a plan for the type of shots you want to take is […]
Carnivorous plants have ingeniously evolved a variety of mechanisms to survive in extreme conditions. With the ability to catch their prey they don’t have to rely on their immediate environment alone to obtain nutrients, unlike more traditional plants. Usually, you think of insects as having the upper hand over plants. As a keen vegetable grower, […]
Carnivorous plants come from a range of climates from the tropical areas of Asia to the temperate regions of Europe and from Central America up to Alaska, as well as Australia and many Pacific islands. In fact, the only continent in which they don’t grow is Antarctica. These varying ranges of plants are widespread but […]
The waterwheel plant is native to Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia, but they are becoming increasingly rare. It’s the sole species of the genus, although 19 extinct species are known, through fossil records. This fast growing, aquatic, rootless plant consists of free-floating stems reaching a length of 6–40 cm (2–16”). It naturally grows in ponds […]