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I've been writing about topics other than photography lately, I know, but I've seen a lot of interest on sign language and the role it plays today on many outlets, and I wanted to share this great video with you.
Take a minute to watch this video and take a look at how beautiful sign language truly is. What is so impressive to me is how the interpreter can really capture the speaker's mood and mannerisms.
Let me know what you think!
I'm often asked about what my favorite exercises are and why, so I wanted to share a post for those of you that are wondering which exercises are the most effective for your body. Let me state that there are many great ways to prepare your body for rigorous functional movement, but I'm limiting mine to three staples for now - I'll include other exercises in future posts.
One of my favorite exercises is the burpee. As an add-on to the burpee, I like to finish it with a jump and clap, unlike the common description on wikipedia. I recommend working your way up to doing 3 rounds of burpees for 25 seconds each. It's better to work with time rather than limiting yourself to a specific number because you will likely be able to achieve more than you think.
My second favorite exercise is the pull-up. Simple, I know, but if you can pull yourself up, well, there's really very little that is more functional than that in real-world situations. Pull-ups are intimidating for most people, even trained athletes, but with consistency, you should be able to work yourself up to a respectable set. Eventually, you may want to give muscle-ups a try - try them on a straight pull-up bar before transitioning to gymnastics rings.
Finally, the last of my favorite exercises is the box-jump. Seriously? Yes, seriously. If you are confident jumping vertically and you have already internalized the muscle memory that this exercise entails, than your'e well on your way to enduring many of the challenges that are thrown at you in obstacle races or in urban or off-road environments.
That's it. Work on these three staples and you will be ready for pretty much anything... but beware, side-effects include stares of envy from everyone around you.
Now here is a great video from Mansome that I had to share with you. It's hilarious, so give it a watch.
And remember... never over-train, and always listen to your body. Working through pain is one thing, but training while injured is a recipe for disaster.
I'm happy to announce that I am writing for iPhoneLife.com
This week's article can be found here. HOW TO CREATE TUNNEL VISION PHOTOGRAPHS USING ONLY A STRAW AND YOUR IPHONE.
I have also been asked to judge the upcoming iGallery contest for iPhoneLife subscribers, as well as write my own column for the print publication. When viewing my article feel free to click on the subscribe button for a first-look at my articles as they are published.
This opportunity is especially exciting for me because I am so passionate about mobile photography and being able to share this medium with everyone. I hope you will follow me along during this exciting new venture. Please provide feedback and ideas anytime. Your feedback is important to me and often inspires me to write about a given topic.
I will announce the date the iGallery goes live so that you can all submit your iPhone images for special prizes and recognition. Please follow me on facebook and Instagram (@jt25) for the latest info, and continue checking my site for breaking news.
Finally, I'd like to announce that I have been approached by a gallery to offer some of my select images for sale to the public at very limited quantities. This is at its very early stages and details need to be ironed out so they work for both parties. But basically, my work can be purchased through this art gallery with specific proof runs. As you know, I usually photograph on a commissioned basis, but I have been looking at the right opportunity to offer my prints to the public at very limited levels in order to ensure archival value for my clients - so what I'm trying to say is this deal needs to be perfect, otherwise it won't happen.
My consultant has advised potential sales directly from my website, but that would require further site management and fulfillment. My goal is to provide a 5 diamond experience for clients, so we shall see. I'll keep you posted.
In the meantime, I hope you enjoy my written and photographic work as it appears on different online publications and other commercial forums.
Thank you for being there with me and for your support!
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