How Autofocus Cameras Work

An auto focus (AF) camera uses a miniature computer-operated motor to focus the camera lens. The lens is moved in or out until the subject comes into the sharpest possible focus, which depends upon its distance from the camera lens. So in order to work, the auto focus system must somehow determine how far away […]

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How to use a home rock polisher

Rock polishing is a fun and relatively inexpensive hobby. When you use a rock polisher, or tumbler as it is more commonly known, you are imitating the abrasive action of water on stones. Stones in a stream or in the ocean are worn smooth over time; the rock polisher uses grit and water to achieve […]

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How to Write a Movie Review

Writing film reviews can be rewarding and enjoyable. Depending on the audience and the market it is written for, there are several different things that you should keep in mind during the writing process. Firstly, what age groups are you writing for? A review for a school magazine would warrant a different writing process than, […]

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How to Write a Screenplay

Writing a screenplay is by no means an easy task. It can be challanging and overwhelming to say the least. To simplify the process, a screenwriter will take several steps and follow certain formulas to achieve his/her goal. The script has eight main elements, all of which are key to an effective screenplay.PLOT – The […]

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How to Write a Short Story

Writing a short story can be creative and fun if you don’t get bogged down in too much technique and protocol. Many, many people are drawn to writer’s workshops and creative writing classes in search of learning to write. Unfortunately, workshops and classes are not always the best avenue to learn how to write. When […]

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How to Write a Book Review

A book review is a written report which provides information about the content of either a fiction or non-fiction book, and an opinion about this content. The reader of a book review wants to know whether the book is worth reading for him/herself. Before writing a book review, make sure you have read the book. […]

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How to write an essay

When you are writing an essay, the first step is to choose a topic and determine what direction or point of view you will take. Your essay may try to persuade the reader to share your view on the topic, it may try to explain to the reader how to complete a particular task, or […]

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How to Write a Research Paper

Research paper, term paper, reference paper, investigative theme – they all mean one thing and that is the preparation of a paper that must use sources to document given facts. Questions usually abound: Where should one start? How are resources organized? How are notes taken? What is a bibliography? Writing a research paper can be […]

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How To Write A Book Synopsis

As writers we know that writing a synopsis can prove to be harder than writing the actual novel. Why is this? Because a synopsis is our selling tool. It’s what the editor/publisher will use to decide if you’ve written a novel he wants to sell. It’s your ticket into the door of publishing and you […]

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How to Write a Sonnet

Invented around the year 1200 by poet Giacomo da Lentino, the sonnet is one of the most well-known forms of verse. You are probably most familiar with the sonnets of Shakespeare, though poets have been writing sonnets for thousands of years. Sonnets are usually focused on one subject throughout, concentrating on a single idea or […]

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