Tuesday, December 21, 2010

About the Polly Klaas Foundation - in their word.

The Polly Klaas® Foundation is a national nonprofit that helps find missing children, prevents children from going missing, and promotes laws like Amber Alert that help keep children safe.
We have helped more than 6,900 families of missing children, counseling them on ways to find their children and work with law enforcement. We make and distribute posters of missing children for these families, and have a national eVolunteer force that distributes posters of missing children in their communities. Our hotline has been answered 24/7 since 1993.
We publish and distribute child safety information to people around the world. Our free Child Safety Kit and Internet Safety Kit can be ordered or downloaded online.
We also promote child safety legislation like Amber Alerts.

The Polly Klaas® Foundation is dedicated to the safety of all children.

The Polly Klaas® Foundation is a member of the Association of Missing and Exploited Children's Organizations (AMECO).

Sunday, December 19, 2010

How to Choose and Care for Your Harmonica

How to Choose and Care for Your Harmonica

Start out with a 10 hole diatonic harmonica in the key of C. (The key is stamped somewhere on the harmonica). If you have any questions on choosing your harmonica, feel free to call Harmonicas and Stuff for help. Unfortunately, sate health laws prohibit the return of harmonicas because they are placed on your mouth.
There are two simple rules in caring for your harmonica:
1. Always play with a clean dry mouth
2. When you finish playing the harmonica, tap it out several times to remove any moisture from the reeds.
This is really all you need to do to maintain your harmonica (also know as a harp). Never run water through your harmonica, this may help you unstick an old reed, but too much water may cause the wood to swell, and this is not easy on the lips.
Taking care of your harmonica will increase the life of the harp.
There are 10 holes in the harmonica play one note when you blow and another when you draw.
There are several ways to hold a Harmonica. Here is one example,
1. With the holes facing you numbered 1 to 10 going from left to right, cup your right hand around the harmonica.
2. Let the left side of the harmonica rest against your left hand with the fingers cupped around the harmonica.
3. Do not block any of the holew with any part of your hand and don't squeeze the harmonica.
Harmonicas come in many different keys. We recommend starting out with a key of C, and if you want to play a song in the key of A or D or any other key, then simple purchase those keys.
For more information visit Harmonicas and Stuff LLC, website at http://www.harmonicasandstuff.com, or email chris@harmonicasandstuff.com or by phone at 1-888-802-4277.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Home-based Business: Pet photography

Title: Home-based Business: Pet photography

Professional pet photography makes a rewarding home-based business for you and your clients. Pet owners are very enthusiastic about having their pets photographed by professionals. Most of them do not mind the fees they spend on their beloved pets.

There are many services you can offer for your home business. A home studio will be ideal so your clients can have options on the background. Another way to offer your services is by doing it on mobile.

Mobile photography allows you to take photos of animals from the house of the pet owners or from anywhere they wish to have photo shots of their pets. You can also take pictures from pet shops, pet clinics and pet care service centers.

Like the other home-based business, pet photography can be done full time or part time. Whether you wish to set up a home studio or mobile pet photography, it is best to register your business at the local Secretary of State office.

There are zoning laws that underline setting up a home business. You need to know which requirements you need to comply so you can set up you business at home legally. Also, when you register your business, you will have a legitimate business name which can be used in all your marketing strategies.

Acquiring your equipment is important. You can choose a professional Digital Single Lens Refractory or DSLR camera and few lenses. Or you can also buy a digital camera with fixed lens but equipped with several zooms and high pixels.

For your lighting system, you may purchase few portable lighting kits both for your home studio and for outdoor photo op. The common lighting systems include the umbrella, florescent photography lights, tri-lights, and shooting light tents.

The home studio may have ample space to accommodate pets and their respective owners. The studio may not be super large, but only enough space where animals and people can breathe.

To make your pet photography home-based business fun, exciting and unique, offer extra services like pet clothing or costumes, pet accessories, and themed backdrops. For additional fees, you may also offer video recording with music, special effects and titles.

You can also come up with assortment of products related to your home business niche such as transferring the photos of their pets onto key chains, greeting cards, post cards, calendars, mugs, hats, t-shirts, bumper stickers and sports bags.

In order to get the word out into your community, you may work on your portfolio. Offer free services and take pictures of your pets, the pets of your neighbors, family, friends and even workmates.

Print a life size photo poster and display them on your studio so your clients may have idea on the wonders that you could make for their pets. Referrals from your friends whose pets you have taken photos of will help.

Also, you have to invest in a business printer, computer set, photoshop software and glossy paper designed for photo printing. Trade shows, pet shows and pet shops are among the places where you can have potential and regular income from your pet photography home-based business.

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