Rejuvenating Experience at Tattva Spa, Cidade de Goa

The word spa itself brings a sense of relief to me because in day to day running around, we often forget that our body, mind, and soul all need their share of relaxation. The daily grind usually takes a toll on me and I rarely get a chance to sit back and relax. But sometimes you literally have to push yourself and head for rejuvenation.

Tattva Spa, nestled in Cidade de Goa, offers a mix of ancient ayurvedic and modern techniques to help you relax your mind, body, and soul. With a dynamic squad of professional therapists, the holistic spa treatments are defined to rejuvenate and reinvigorate your senses. 

I opted for Signature Re-Balance Spa, which includes an Abhyanga Massage, a Floral Mist Body Polisher, and Prithvi Body Wrap. Due to time constraint, I was able to indulge in only in the massage and body poilsher and had to skip the body wrap.

I chose the Vishram Blend Oil for my massage, specifically meant for relaxation and relieving of pains. My therapist gave me a form and took some personal details in order to be sure of any medical issues that need to be tackled or any particular body areas that need a minimum or no pressure.

After that, we moved to the spa room, which smelled luxury from every corner. The ambiance was perfect, inviting, calm and relaxing. A good 40 minutes massage with medium pressure, Abhyanga helps to de-stress, relieves of pains, tones up the muscles, alleviate sleep and helps in blood circulation.

After the massage, a gentle floral mist scrub was applied to the body to gently exfoliate the skin, leaving it soft, supple and glowing. A misty fusion of aromatic oils, palash, saffron and specialty floral extracts from the Himalayan valley, this scrub indeed felt very very refreshing.

I actually felt completely recharged and full of life after my session. My body felt lighter and the skin definitely felt softer and smoother. The treatment, my overall experience, the knowledge, and expertise of the therapist and hospitality, everything was top notch. I highly recommend Tattva for all your spa needs. It is one of the fines day spas that Goa has to offer. Tattva Spa, India’s leading chain of spa destinations is your answer to a relaxing indulgence for yourself or your loved ones. So book yourself a spa today!

Location Details

TATTVA SPA, Cidade de Goa, Vainguinim Beach, Goanull



Types Of Coffee, Coffee Roast And Types Of Grinding

Jacu’s Coffee

The jacu coffee, first produced by a farm in Espírito Santo. The jaguar, who has nothing, is a big bird that loves coffee. Most coffee growers see it as a plague. But like the civet, the jacu understands to select the best grains, and also leaves a “present” in his excrement. Today, a pot of 250 grams of roasted coffee beans can be found for 150 reais. 

At COFFEELIFIOUS you will find all types of coffee and its grinders.

Cuíca’s Coffee

From the same Capixaba farm that arose the coffee of the jacu, comes also the coffee of the cuíca. Unlike the jacu, the cuicca is a mammal, and, with good will, it resembles the civeta there in Asia. The difference is that, instead of defecating, the cuícas spit the coffee after biting the beans.

Ahh, and do not forget that there is also a line for the care of the beard with a more than special smell of coffee . It is something that can not go unnoticed and the most fissured can stay all day enjoying a well-groomed beard and an unmistakable fragrance.

Kona Coffee

It gets its name because it is grown in the city of Kona, Hawaii. The local climate and the volcanic soil of the region are conducive to the cultivation of this exotic variety of arabica. If you are a fan of good gourmet coffee, then Kona coffee will be an unforgettable experience! For some people, this is the best coffee in the world!

Types of Coffee Roast

Roasting is one of the most important steps in making gourmet coffee. The good roast is one that highlights the best characteristics of flavor, aroma, and acidity of each type of grain. The roasting curve is defined by the time the coffee bean is at each temperature. It interferes with the aroma, taste, body, acidity, finalization, balance, in short, almost everything can be worked along the toast. The same gourmet coffee beans will have very different characteristics depending on the roasting point used.

THREE LEVELS OF ROASTED COFFEE BEANS:

Clear Torra

Accentuates acidity and aroma with softness of taste. It softens bitterness and body. Light toast preserves more aromatic oils (grains remain dry), but enhances the acidity of the beverage while producing less-bodied gourmet coffee.Ideal for espresso machines.

Middle Torra

Balance point between various characteristics like acidity, aroma and bitterness. It usually accentuates the body. However, gourmet coffee begins to get less full with darker toasts. Ideal for cloth strainer or paper filter.

Dark Torra

Coffee less acidic, more bitter and less full-bodied. Darker toast makes gourmet coffee more bitter which can be mistaken for “stronger” coffee. However, the very dark roast can “burn”, accentuating much the bitterness and practically eliminating the acidity and the body.

TYPES OF GRINDING:

Using the proper grind for the type of preparation is very important so that you get the best taste of your gourmet coffee. Below are the types of existing coffee grinding:

  • Sprayed:Very thin thickness, used for Turkish coffee, because the powder is added in the water and is not filtered.
  • Slim:Ideal for filtered coffee (paper or cloth) of thermos flask or electric coffee maker.
  • Average:Used for espresso. As the espresso is extracted under pressure, it is necessary that the grind is thickened so that the coffee leaves at the appropriate concentration.
  • Thick:Used in Italian (Moka) and French (French Press).

Poker on the rise with yet another season of the grand DPT 2019 powered by Adda 52

India’s online poker giant Adda52.com is organizing country’s biggest live poker tournament series, Deltin Poker Tournament (DPT) in Goa from 7thto 11thFebruary 2019. This 5-day mega tournament is an effort by Adda52.com, India’s largest poker site and Deltin Royale, the biggest floating casino in India to provide a platform for the best poker minds to participate and win from a prize pool of more than 1 Crore. Adda52 does not limit the players to have a poker experience online; in fact, it extends it to a live environment with tables, dealer, fellow players and the sheer environment.

The poker enthusiasts will get to sharpen their skills on the tables and put their best strategies to test against the best in the country. This edition of DPT features 5 popular categories of poker tournaments – 15K Deep Dive NLH, 3-Seat GTD Main Event Satty, Adda52 High Roller 65K, 35k Main event and 15K Bounty.  

During these enthralling 5 days, several popular poker pros including renowned Adda52 team pros Kunal Patni, Nikita Luther, Tarun Goyal, and Minissha Lamba are participating in some of the events. The event is expected to be a grand success building on from the success of the past editions of the DPT.  

During a press conference held today, 9th Feb, Nikita Luther, Kunal Patni, and Minissha Lamba shared their experiences of playing the game of poker as professionals and what it takes to be a poker player in our country.

The poker circuit in India has grown remarkably in the past couple of years for both online and live games, and tournament poker (live poker) seems to have taken the spotlight. Speaking about the growth of poker in India, Mohit Agarwal, Founder & CEO of Adda52.com said, “Live and online poker complement each other quite well. While live poker gives the old school charm of playing poker on the table, the constant accessibility of the platform and volume of players available at any point make online poker super attractive. Apart from the money on offer, the skills, knowledge and expertise that come while maneuvering one’s way in the game and competing with extremely talented poker Professionals (Pros) is something that every poker player aspires to and enjoys. Tournaments like these focus on the growth of live poker in India and raising the bar to international standards. It is overwhelming to see how the player base for poker is rapidly increasing every year.”

Mohit also shared in-depth knowledge of the legalities involved, the ecosystem of payments and companies profitabilities while also addressing the fact that the platform and poker gaming is still not native to our country and is still considered a very unconventional career choice, but it is definitely growing for the better.

Poker is generally surrounded by misconceptions around the nature of its game – amount of skill required, amount of money needed to play, impact on day to day life and so on. Speaking about poker myths, Roland Landers, CEO, All India Gaming Federation (AIGF) said, “By taking in to account the patience, perseverance, concentration, mathematics knowledge to calculate odds etc. a player needs to possess, Poker justifiably is a game of skill. With continuous practice, one can only improve in the game. There are a lot of people who play for leisure while there are some who have taken it up as a profession. Anybody and everybody can play this game. Money at stake is not the prime criterion as much as the intent is.” 

Talking about the legality of the game, it is quite safe and secure to play poker for real money in India. Legitimate poker websites like Adda52.com provide safe and secure platforms for an amazing poker experience online and extend the same experience to the live tournaments such as DPT. 

2019 will be an important year for the poker industry, in terms of both the online and live poker events. The country shall see the development of the game as a mainstream skill-based/mind game, played by almost all sections of the society from the youth to businessmen to women to celebrities. Throwing some light on the 2019 plans of Adda52, Mohit added, “The goal of our team is to develop the game as a skill-based game played by all, just like chess. Adda52 wants to create maximum opportunity for players to experience the game. Several live and online tournaments like the DPT Xpress, are in progress for an eventful year ahead for all the poker lovers.”

After the press conference, we headed to the Deltin Royale Cruise to witness the poker tournament live and also experienced an evening filled with some great entertainment at the sky bar.

About Adda52.com

Adda52.com, owned by Gaussian Networks Pvt. Ltd., is one of the most popular skill-based games in the country today. Founded in 2011, focuses on providing seamless gaming experience to the poker lovers. Technology has been the backbone of this online gaming company. iTech, a world leading testing and certification laboratory for Online Gaming systems has certified the online game to be fair with a reliable and resilient system. Adda52.com is the only site to have received such certification for the system alone. The Random Number Generator (RNG) by Adda52 has also been evaluated by iTech Labs and has been certified to meet the relevant industry standards. Award-winning technology has been used to make the game accessible across platforms, be it website, app or mobile browsers. This makes it the most secure online poker game platform for the gamers and provides its users a safe environment to enjoy the game.

Invest In These Things Now, To Reap A Secured Future Later

We all know how predictable life is and although the future is always unknown, we can always work towards making it more secure towards any unseen misfortunes. Investing in your future in all major aspects of life is very important, it’s a sign of growth and progress and the more you invest, the better you reap. 

So, how can you invest in your future? Here are four ways:

Build your financial foundation

Personal finance is almost critical to your self-growth. Many people aren’t able to fulfill their dreams because of financial constraints; on the other hand, a secure financial future gives you the freedom to pursue your desires. To be financially secure, one can opt for many kinds of investments

Invest in a property

Buying a piece of land or a house is always a good option and if you already have a house, don’t forget to invest in quality products. Things that last longer and make your life hassle-free, because money saved is also money earned. For example, investing in and protecting your house water pipes against freezing in the US with heat line products help you protect your greatest investment. Such things always go a long way in giving you an overall secure future.

Invest in Gold and Silver

Investing in gold and silver bars could be another great option. Opt for a more secure future with Sprott.

Build your knowledge

To achieve newer heights in life and progress towards a secure future, you need to continuously work on yourself, upgrade yourself. And one of the best ways to upgrade yourself is to keep building your knowledge. Knowledge is power

Build your relationships

Investing in good relationships is what makes life worthwhile. Even if you achieve loads of success but have no one to share it with, it’s not that great a feeling. So build your relationship with your family and friends, make time for them and most importantly don’t let it become something you regret later.

Build healthy habits

As the famous saying goes, ‘health is wealth’ and hence investing in healthy habits would end of the day be only thing that would help you achieve your goals. If you aren’t fit, there is hardly anything you can do to make your future secure.

Build healthy habits in three areas: the way you eat, rest and exercise.

If you do these above mentioned things, you are investing in your future. You might not feel the benefits now, but you will later.

A Guide To Breaking Bad Health Habits

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There are certain things that we all do that we know we really shouldn’t. Whether it’s eating a little too much sugar, smoking cigarettes, or rarely exercising, we all have something that – in the harsh light of day – we know isn’t the wisest choice for our health.

 

Of course, a new year always heralds an opportunity to break these bad health habits – but, unfortunately, actually defeating these habits once and for all can be a tough ask. However, if you’re hoping that 2019 will be the year where you can kick one of your bad health habits for good, then the guide below may be able to help you achieve exactly that.

 

Focus on the ultimate goal

 

When seeking to conquer bad health habits, people often focus solely on the end itself; they will, for example, say that want to “quit smoking” or “eat less sugar”. However, it’s usually preferable to reshape your thinking a little, transforming your goal into something that sounds a lot more enticing. For example, rather than “quit smoking”, you could tell yourself you’re “reducing your risk of cancer” or “improving your lung function. This simple shift in thinking helps to emphasize the benefits of quitting your bad health habit, rather than focusing on the self-denial aspect.

 

Decide if you want to take a gradual or abrupt approach

 

  • A gradual approach would be cutting from 10 cigarettes to five in the first week, then moving to zero in the second; or exercising once a week for the first month, then twice a week for the second month.
  • An abrupt approach is the opposite; it means throwing yourself wholeheartedly into the change, quitting smoking entirely, or starting a three-sessions-per-week exercise regime right from the get-go.

 

There’s no right or wrong decision here, by the way – everyone responds differently, so it’s best to make the decision on what you think will work best for you. When you have established which approach you prefer, choose a date at which your approach will begin; if you’ve adopted a gradual approach, you’ll also need to plan the next few weeks or months to incorporate the next stages, too.

 

Research options to help make the transition easier

 

Even when focusing primarily on the benefits of changing your bad health habit, it’s still important to acknowledge the process is going to be tough. You may need a little help to make such a significant change easier to deal with. If you’re looking to quit smoking, you could look to purchase a few vape liquid sample packs and a vape pen; if you’re hoping to exercise more, a personal trainer might be a wise choice; or if you’re looking to cut sugar, you could explore sugar alternatives. Again, breaking a bad health habit shouldn’t feel like self-denial or even a challenge, so utilize whatever you can to ensure the transition is as smooth as possible.

 

Make it possible to monitor your progress

 

It’s always helpful to have hard data to affirm that breaking your bad health habit has benefited you. Returning to the examples discussed so far, this could mean taking an exhaled carbon monoxide test if you’re a smoker, take a blood sugar reading if you’re cutting sugar, or time yourself running 1k if you’re looking to exercise more. Whichever habit you’re trying to break, there should be a similar metric that you can establish as a starting point. You can then refer back to this baseline metric once you’ve broken your habit, allowing you to see how much good breaking your habit is doing.

 

Hopefully, the guide above should assist you in breaking your bad health habits once and for all in 2019 – good luck!

 

 

Perfectly Productive: Achieving Better Focus and Mental Clarity at Work

Work is a big part of our lives, and being able to get down to business and work hard is essential if you want to do well in life, earn money and live the way that you want. It’s important to set goals and to look to the future, but it’s the way you perform every day that will make a difference. Here are some of the ways you can boost productivity by improving mental clarity at work.

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Live a healthy lifestyle

Living a healthy lifestyle has so many benefits- but one that you might not have considered is a better focus at work. The wrong foods can make you feel sluggish, and others will cause cravings that can distract you from what you’re doing. Stay hydrated which can improve focus, eat foods that are good for your body and your mood will be elevated and you’ll be able to concentrate better. Some healthy eating plans have been shown to improve mental clarity, for example, one of the reasons why you should take Beta Hydroxybutyrate with a keto style diet is because it’s been shown to improve mental performance. If you don’t want to stick to a specific dietary plan, eating plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, and dairy in the right quantities will benefit just about everyone.

 

Improve your office

Improving your workspace can make you more productive as well as feel less stressed. If you work as an employee, just clearing your desk and coming up with new storage solutions could be helpful. If you run your own business or work from home then you have it within your power to change your entire office space. Move the desk closer to the window as the natural daylight improves mood. Paint the walls a light, neutral shade to help space feel bigger and brighter. Add some decorative touches to make the office feel homely but without being cluttered or distracting.

 

Take regular breaks

There’s nothing worse than being faced with a problem that you just can’t solve. After a while, you can get tunnel vision towards it and it becomes impossible to overcome. Taking even a short break and returning can allow you to spot the solution right away. Regular breaks help to prevent eye strain and also decrease restless energy. If you can get active and do some exercise, even a brisk walk around your office building it will give your brain a boost of happy hormones and can wake up too! Of course, you won’t want to be taking breaks so often that you’re disrupting your workflow and breaking concentration when you’re on a roll. But if you’re struggling, don’t feel like you need to sit and give yourself a headache over what you’re doing. Have a couple of minutes away, drink a cup of tea or some water and move around a little. When you return back to your desk, chances are you’ll be ready to get right back into it.

 

 

 

The 5 E’s To Consider When Upgrading Your New Business

When you’re running a new business on the block, trying to be heard over the competition can be a frustrating battle. You just don’t have the same brand recognition as some of the bigger players in the game, but that’s okay. Good things come in time. Still, in the business world, simply waiting for good things to come isn’t enough. If you’re not happy about the snail-like progress of your company then it’s time to do something about it. You have to be unique to stand out. These are the 5 E’s to consider when upgrading your new business.

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Efficiency.

The first ‘E’ is efficiency. An efficient business is a successful business. If you can improve your use of both time and money then you’ll reduce overhead costs and boost profit margins. In turn, you’ll have more money to invest in your business, but we’ll discuss that more in the next point. You’ll also be able to reach a wider customer base if you improve productivity because you’ll have an increased daily output. Again, we’ll talk about expansion more in the next point. For now, let’s discuss ways in which to make your business more efficient. This will help to give your business stronger foundations as it starts to grow.

 

For starters, you might want to start automating certain operations in your business. No, this doesn’t mean you have to make workers redundant. In fact, we’re talking about making your workers more productive. If repetitive and time-consuming tasks are automated (e.g. admin work) then your employees will be able to focus their energy on the more technical aspects of their job roles. Additionally, you might want to look into time clocks to help keep track of work hours and ensure everybody is paid fairly. It’ll make your business more efficient because you’ll know that you’re never underpaying or overpaying employees. This will keep the team happy and protect your finances.

 

Expansion.

The expansion is essential to the evolution of your company and the growth of your reputation. If you want to upgrade your new business then you should keep thinking of ways to expand it. Now, you might not be able to achieve your biggest goals within the early days of opening your company. Growth has to be gradual if it’s going to be steady and long-lasting. But it’s about making investments that will bring in increased profits. For example, you might want to increase your product or service output so that you can meet the needs of a larger customer base. Instead of investing in several new employees, however, you might want to outsource certain services to meet the increased workload. It’ll help you to achieve the same level of expansion but cost you far less money than hiring some new full-time workers. If your business is going to really upgrade itself to the next level then you need to expand in time-effective and cost-effective ways. That’s the smart way to create a bigger presence in your respective marketplace.

 

Environment.

The environment in which your employees’ work has such a big impact on their productivity. We’ve already talked about automating operations for efficiency, but another way to optimize business operations is to focus directly on the mindset of your workers. And this all starts by creating a nice workspace for your team. How do you feel when your home or your office is messy? Distracted? Uncomfortable? Well, think about how your entire workforce will feel if their work environment is cluttered or aesthetically unappealing. Improving the office is a worthwhile investment. Even simply repainting the walls with a white coat of paint to reflect light and brighten the work environment could make a big difference. You might want to put a ping pong table and some couches in the break room too. Give your employees a way to unwind.

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Expectations.

This is one of the biggest E’s to consider if you want to ensure that your business is successful in the long-term. Start thinking about customer expectations and the ways in which you can exceed them. That’s how you’ll upgrade your business. Your goal should be to solve problems before they even become problems. To clarify, you need to show your customers that no issue is too small or too insignificant. Most people will understand that mistakes are made in life – we’re all human, after all. But they won’t understand a business that fails to remedy the problem quickly and professionally. Invite customers to send in questions and complaints on social media. Have a team ready to respond to customers as soon as they contact you; that’ll show you care.

 

Exceeding expectations can go a long way to boost your business’ brand. In turn, you’ll gain a reputation as a caring and reliable company. You’re trying to build loyal relationships with your customers. That’s how you’ll start to build up a lasting client base. Obviously, you want to chase new leads, but you also want your existing customers to stick around. This is how your new business will grow into something impressive from small and humble beginnings. It’s all about the customers, at the end of the day.

 

End-goals.

Always reinvent the business plan. That should be the main piece of advice you’ve taken away from the points raised in this article. You might not have to change your end-goals but simply restate them. Repackaging a brand can sometimes be the best way to start turning heads in an industry once more. If you’ve been struggling to make an impact on the target market then it makes sense to try a new approach. Simply saying something in a different way can make a big difference. After all, if your competitors are successful then the problem might not be your products or services but the way in which you’re selling them. Hold onto your end-goals but keep finding new ways to reach them if you want to upgrade your business and take the next step up the entrepreneurial ladder.

Barbie initiates Project Udaan to enable girls live their dreams

In a bid to fulfill the dreams of young girls, Mattel India has joined hands with the NGO, Masoom, to launch ‘Project Udaan’. The project has come into the existence with an understanding that there are numerous girls who are locked by boundaries of social and economic status. While these girls have grown up admiring Barbie, Mattel believes every girl, like Barbie, has the right to be themselves i.e. smart, successful, ambitious, poised and confident. Project Udaan aims to give these girls the wings to fly with their dreams.

Project Udaan

Project Udaan is a comprehensive three-fold programme that focuses on leadership skills, feminine hygiene program, and vocational training basis participants’ interest mapping. It is a year-long program which will be actively volunteered by the ‘Barbie’ team, designed to equip over 100 girls aged between 14-18 years. The project is aimed to build confidence, self-expression and enable effective learning and development that can present the girls with a chance for a better life.

Activities

As a part of this initiative, Barbie created an exposure for young and enthusiastic kids of the city. The girls from Masoom were taken to KidZania where they could not only explore but live and experience 90+ role-playing activities. These little girls were shown that their dreams could fly free at KidZania through 90+ career opportunities. The trip enabled a roadmap, guiding these tiny feet towards a realistic and achievable goal to fulfill their dreams. It was also an eye-opener for many, as most of the activities showcased were unique and attractive for many of them, thus further enlightening their vision.

Brand Speak

Commenting on the initiative, Ishmeet Singh, Country Manager, Mattel India, said, “Every girl is talented and has the potential to reach for the stars. But where society tries to pull them down, Barbie supports them to help them to live their dreams.”

 

“Project Udaan has enabled us see the spark on so many faces and we are highly motivated by their overwhelming response.Through our initial activity at KidZania, children got a chance to experience the world of multiple career options. They cherished the life of becoming a Chef, an RJ, a Pilot, a Teacher, an Actor, and so on”, he added.

 

About Mattel

Mattel is a creations company that inspires the wonder of childhood. Our mission is to be the recognized leader in play, learning, and development worldwide. Mattel’s portfolio of global consumer brands includes American Girl®, Barbie®, Fisher-Price®, Hot Wheels®, Monster High®, and Thomas & Friends®, among many others. Mattel also creates a wealth of lines and products made in collaboration with leading entertainment and technology companies. With a global workforce of approximately 31,000 people, Mattel operates in 40 countries and territories and sells products in more than 150 nations. Visit us online at www.mattel.com.

 

Reducing Your Monthly Outgoings in Time for Christmas

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We are fast approaching Christmas and many of us are looking for ways to cut back on our spending in order to be able to afford gifts, decorations, and celebrations over the festive period. The good news is that there are plenty of places that you can save and the sums of money that you can store away can mount up pretty quickly! Here are a few different areas to consider reducing your spending, alongside a few tips to help you achieve this!

 

Change Your Phone Provider

 

Many of us stick with the same phone provider for years out of sheer habit and through laziness in regards to having to request a PAC code and set up a new contract or pay as you go SIM. But the market of phone providers is extremely competitive and chances are that an alternative company will offer you a lower monthly bill than your current provider if you’re willing to switch networks. Take a look at Freedompop plans. While you might not have heard of the brand before, they could provide equally good service as your current provider at a much cheaper price!

 

Opt for Different Phone Insurance

 

Another monthly bill that goes out of most of our bank accounts is phone insurance. Now, phone insurance is relatively essential. It will ensure that you receive a replacement phone or a repair if your phone is lost, stolen, or damaged. However, the majority of us have our phones insured through companies that are recommended to us while we take our contracts out. Bear in mind that most companies selling phones benefit from recommending particular insurance packages. They are likely owned by the same company or are receiving some sort of commission. Instead, take the time to browse the market before insuring your phone. You may be able to find a cheaper plan.

 

Switch Up Your Broadband

 

A reliable broadband connection in your home can keep your smartphone, tablet, laptop, and desktop computers connected to the web at a lower cost than using mobile data. Again, it’s important to browse around and compare different options that are available to you through different providers. If you find that you are happy with the current broadband that you use, but have found a cheaper deal elsewhere, ask your current company to price match. They will generally agree to this in order to maintain your custom.

 

These are just a few different steps that you might want to consider taking if you want to reduce your monthly outgoings in the near future. Incorporate them into your lifestyle as soon as possible in order to benefit from them before Christmas!

Top 7 Videography Tips For Beginners

Videography is a work of art. In today’s scenario, with many budding YouTubers coming up with their unique ideas, videography is seeing its breakthrough.

 

Whether it is shooting a short movie, an ad film or simply shooting a wedding, people always prefer hiring a professional videographer.

 

Videography is similar to photography except for the fact that the former is ten folds difficult. The similarity lies in the fact that both require you to have a creative mind.

Unlike photography, in videography, you have to take care of everything from the frame to the sound and to the sequence of the scenes. So, videography is not a cake walk just as many people perceive it to be.

 

Many people will not be having a clear idea about videography. One reason is that they are not well equipped with everything it takes to shoot a video.

 

But, not to worry because we have compiled the best videography tips for people who are just about to kick-start their career in videography. As a beginner, these tips would be your lifesaver!

 

Let’s have a look:

 

  1. Get yourself a good quality professional camera!

 

Needless to say that the quality of entire video you’re shooting depends greatly on the camera that you’re shooting it with. Invest in a good quality professional camera, a DSLR or Mirrorless camera for instance.

 

You may go for Canon EOS 80D DSLR that allows superb autofocus with high-resolution video.

If you’re on a budget, go for Nikon DSLRs. Consider Nikon D3400 which is best suited for beginners because it is easy to work with.

This DSLR translates superior quality even in low light. It will prove to be your ideal companion if you’re just starting with videography.

 

 

  1. Be well equipped with the best audio tech

 

Hear it very loud and clear, because this tip is extremely important!.

Don’t just rely on the built-in mic of your camera but choose a good quality separate mic instead.

 

For shooting with DSLR cameras, Lavalier microphones are good to go.

Imagine how unpleasant it would be for the viewer if the quality of the video is great but the sound is not clear enough.

 

Don’t worry if you’re on a budget and cannot buy these, we’ll tell you just how you can improve the sound quality of your videos.

 

  • Keep the mic as close as possible to the sound you’re trying to record.
  • If you’re capturing someone who’s talking, make sure to have the camera very close to that person.
  • Do not overlook the sound quality of your video. If you feel that people will have to strain their ears in order to understand what the person in the video is trying to convey, re-shoot it. You cannot compromise with the quality of the sound!
  • Get rid of the background noises! Background noises are a hindrance to what you’re actually trying to capture. Make sure that there is no background noise so that what you’re trying to capture is loud and clear.

 

  1. Avoid zooming in

 

Zooming in just because you’re too lazy to walk up to a subject that is far away from you is a bad idea.

 

No matter how superior your camera quality may be, it will never be able to match the quality of video that you get, when you actually shoot the subject by keeping the camera close to it.

 

So, remember that zooming in is not the way out for shooting close up shots.

 

  1. Take care of the background

 

A videographer has already picturized what he wants to capture in his mind. Make sure that the background matches what you have imagined. Keep it subtle and don’t go too overboard with it.

 

  1. Make sure that the lighting is proper

 

Just as lighting plays an important role in clicking the perfect picture, it plays an important role in capturing videos too. The right amount of light will give your videos an edge over the others.

 

Don’t confuse ‘right amount of light’ with ‘excessive amount of light’. Too much light can ruin your video as badly as dim light does.

 

  1. Keep a steady hand

 

Shaking the camera too much while shooting will give you unpleasant output. Make sure to have a steady hand.

If you don’t have a control over that, use a tripod. For best results, a tripod is a must.

 

  1. Keep hard wires away from the frame

Rewatch your video, again and again, to make sure that there isn’t any sign of hard wires or any unwanted thing in that video. Critics would easily be able to catch hold of your videography flaws.!

 

Conclusion

 

So these are great handful tips that every beginner should swear by. Having acquainted you with these tips, we would like to introduce you to the final and the most important step i.e. editing your video.

 

While you do that, try to stay as innovative as possible. We hope that these tips are of great help to you. Go ahead and let your creativity tell a story.

 

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