I have an A.A in multimedia technology which includes HTML, Autocad, and various programming languages, as well as web and graphic design using various programs. I am currently enrolled at the New York Institute of Photography, reinforcing my photography and use of Photoshop. I work well on my own as well as with others, I have no problem working under pressure, dealing with deadlines have been a must for me being the editor of my college newspaper and making other deadlines.
As a photographer I'm sometimes asked why I bother using 35mm format, since the cameras are more expensive, the film is more expensive and the
hardware needed for scanning medium format slides is even more expensive. I'm also sometimes asked how the quality of a digital consumer camera output compares to scanning 35mm slides. This article will compare 35mm scans and digital camera files. It seems that everything is going digital, the old standard 35mm
cameras have been around for decades and even though digital is trying to take over, nothing can overcome the dependability and accessories that can be used with
film photography. Film cameras do have some weaknesses such as: heat-sensitive
film, where the film emulsion is susceptible to damage from heat and radiation. Professional films are usually refrigerated until ready to be used. There are also the
dreaded, wasted prints. Every bad shot is lost money even though most developers don’t require consumers to pay for bad shots because they have already bought
that roll of film.
Even with a few weaknesses, the benefits of using 35mm surpasses them and leads to opportunities that can’t be received if using digital. Astrophotography for one,
has shown us some of the most beautiful pictures ever; with digital photography the long exposures needed to allow the right amount of lighting are virtually impossible.
The reason behind this is that heat generated by digital cameras image sensors causes them not to be able to produce finely grained long exposure images. Film cameras are capable of producing images with several hour-long exposures.
There are also the different types of photography you create using differant types of film available such as black and white, super saturated color, extra grainy films,and slides.
If you plan on making photography a career many of your clients will prefer slide film over digital because of the quality of the pictures. Image quality has always been a major debate between digital and film cameras, the highest resolution for digital
cameras is 14 million pixels and the highest resolution for film estimates to have an equivalent resolution of 21.4 million pixels. Digital resolution still has some room for development compared to its counterpart film resolution of course, the kind of image quality and resolution you need depends on the photographic application and what the output media is. Film SLR’s (single lens reflex) can be heavy and bulky, but the
array of lenses, flashes, filters, and accessories give you much more freedom than the digital cameras of today. The type of camera you choose is of course your decision, whether it’s for the convenience of everyday shots with a digital
camera or the need for more serious photographic endeavors with a 35mm. When making such an important decision look over all the options of both types of
cameras and choose one that will fulfill your needs for many years to come.
Gulf Coast Community College has a new Job Placement Rep. Mimi Chuang, who has taken on the role of helping our students find jobs related to their field of study. Temporary and part-time positions are available while continuing your education and all services are free of charge.
The Job Placement Office is an extension of the Workforce Center, involved in helping students acquire that perfect job. That is why the Job Placement Office at GCCC is here, to guide you from preparing your resume, to conquering the interview.
The Job Placement Office assist students through job search resume development, interviewing techniques, access to the online job bank, and connecting employers to students.
There are also several workshops offered each semester such as: Job Search Strategies, Resumes and Interviewing. There is also a Co-op college program that integrates classroom studies with productive, paid, real-life work experience in a related field. Students receive college credit for the co-op work that is reflected on their transcripts and is transferable to a major university. If you are interested in finding out more about the Cooperative Education program, call (850) 872-3874.
There are several ways to find employment through this agency such as: a bulletin board posted with daily listings, an online search of available jobs, as well as referrals to the employer.
The Job Placement office is located next to the ATM machine in the Cafeteria on the 1st floor of the Student Union East Building, the hours of operation are: Monday-Thursday from 8a.m. • 5p.m. Fridays are available only by phone or at the Workforce Center in Panama City.
Looking for employment can be a full time job, you are your own boss and how much time you are willing to spend on this task will determine your final outcome. If you want a full time job, you’ll have to look for it full-time.
Some of the most common questions and answers asked about job searching are:
1) How much time per week should I spend actually looking for a job?
You need to spend 20 to 40 hours per week looking for a job, developing
a resume, contacting references, etc.
2) How many resources should be used in searching for a job?
You need to use many different resources such as newspapers, employment agencies, friends, etc. in your search.
3) What things should get more attention than others when searching for
The only thing that should require more attention is your family when looking for employment.
4) Who is making sure that my job search is done in a way that will land
me the job I want?
You are the only one who can make sure your job search will get you the job you really want. If you fail to plan your use of time, you will not have enough of it. If you do schedule your time effectively, you will increase the number of job offers you receive and reduce the length of your job search. Good Luck in your search!
The American Alligator is seen all over the parts in our rivers, our swamplands and sometimes even in our swimming pools. Alligator fossils date back 230 million years near the middle of the Triassic period. During the Jurassic period when dino-saurs ruled the earth, the first direct ancestors of alligators lived with and probably ate dinosaurs. They form an integral part of wetland conservation, they are relics of nature‟s wildlife.
They swim with their tails using an S-like motion and have boney scuts forming parallel ridges down their back. Their brain is slightly larger than a pecan, but have they have learned to use their cunning stealth to survive. Winter tempera-tures slow them down but they can still be out in this area because it does not get cold enough to cause them to hibernate.
Alligators are opportunistic eaters; its diet includes blue crab, swamp rabbit, nu-tria, birds, fish and other reptiles. Humans are not a staple of its diet but if in the wrong place can be thought of as prey. They have a bite pressure of 3000 lbs. of pressure per sq. inch. Their teeth are designed to grip, hold and tear. Their tongues are attached to the bottom of their jaws; they are not useful to move food around. If they catch prey bigger than they are, they do what is called a death roll and head thrash to break their prey apart.
Drought conditions and destroying their habitats have caused them to move from their natural habitats into backyards or crossing roads. In other words they are moving in with us. When you see these wonderful creatures who were here way before we were, take a minute and watch, they are beautiful relics not just eating machines, or boots, belts, and souvenirs. They help keep our eco-system intact.