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10 Photography Tips for Beginners

Digital photography has democratized the medium. More people are taking more photos than ever before, and they're sharing them online with friends and family in record numbers. It's easy to place the blame on the camera if your images aren't as nice as some others you see online, but by following a few guidelines you can improve the quality of your photos—without having to shell out big bucks for a new camera. Keep these 10 easy tips in mind next time you head out to capture the world around you. And if you have any tips that have helped you take better pictures, please share them in the comments section.
1. Get Basic Composition Down. The heart of a photograph is its composition—the position of different elements in a frame. The easiest rule of thumb to learn and remember is the Rule of Thirds. Basically, you'll want to break your frame into nine squares of roughly equal size. Try and align the subject of your photo along these lines and intersections and imagine the main image divided over these nine boxes. This gives you a more dramatic, visually interesting shot than one where you subject is located dead center. Many newer cameras have a rule of thirds grid overlay that you can activate when shooting.
2. Adjust Exposure Compensation. As long as you aren't shooting in full manual mode, your digital camera is making decisions that determine the exposure of a photo—in English, how light or dark the shot appears. Generally speaking, a camera looks at a scene and tries to determine the appropriate exposure based on the correct lighting of an 18-percent gray card, which is why there are special scene modes for snow—without them, the camera would try to make the white snow gray.
If a photo is too light or dark you can either delve through the dozens of scene modes that are available in modern point-and-shoot cameras, or simply dial in a bit of exposure compensation. Many cameras have a physical button for this, identified by a +/- symbol. If your photo is too dark, move the scale up above zero; if too light, move it down a bit.
3. Choose the Right Mode. Your camera is likely to have scores of shooting modes, ranging from fully automatic operation to very specific scene modes. If you're shooting fast action you can put the camera into Shutter Priority ("S") mode and increase the speed at which a photo is taken—setting it to 1/125 second or faster will help to freeze action. In lower light you can use Aperture Priority ("A") mode to make sure as much light is entering the lens as possible, or if you're shooting landscapes on a tripod you can close the lens's iris to increase depth of field, keeping everything in sharp focus from the foreground to the horizon. If you're a D-SLR shooter, you're more likely to use the A or S modes, while point-and-shoot cameras will often feature more specific modes that cater to activities like sports, low-light use, or landscape shooting.
4. Watch Your White Balance. Your camera will try and set white balance automatically based on the type of light in which's you're shooting. Different light casts different types of color—sunlight is very blue, tungsten lighting is yellow, and fluorescent is a bit green. In many cases, the camera will automatically detect what type of lighting you're under and adjust the color in photos so that they look natural. If you're shooting under mixed lighting, or if the camera is just having a hard time figuring things out, you can set the white balance manually. On most point and shoots you'll have to dive into the shooting menu to adjust this, but many D-SLRs have a dedicated White Balance button, often labeled "WB." You can correct color in iPhoto or Picasa later on, but you'll get better-looking photos if you get the white balance right in the first place.
5. Think About Lighting. Pay attention to how much light you have and where it's coming from when taking your photos. If you're shooting outdoors, be careful not to take photos of a person when the sun is at their back. If you're grabbing a photo in front of a monument or landmark and don't have the flexibility to adjust your position you can use the camera's flash to fill in shadows. You may have to manually activate the flash, as there's a good chance that the camera will think that it's unnecessary on a bright day.

Source: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2399400,00.asp

Friday, 13 March 2015

MTN Data Plan

MTN dataplan copied from MTN website
Whether you are an occasional, regular or heavy user, MTN has a data plan that suits your lifestyle. Once you have identified the prepaid bundle plan that best suits you, simply text the migration code for the plan to131(see table below) or select your preferred bundle from the Fastlink user interface and you will be switched immediately to the bundle plan of your choice and the corresponding activation fee deducted from your account. You will also receive an sms message on your phone or laptop confirming successful bundle activation.
Data Rollover: Now you can rollover your unused internet data to the next month subscription. All you have to do is ensure that you auto-renew your data subscription before it expires and your unused data is automatically moved to the next month.
Note that data rollover feature is only applicable to monthly plans.
MTN Data Gifting: Data Gifting service allows you to send a data bundle to your friends and loved ones, by simply paying for the data bundle on behalf of the person.
Data Gifting can also be used to send data to your other smartphones, modems and iPad.
How to send Data as a Gift Plan:
Option 1 (SMS):
  • 1. Register for the Data Gifting service by sending keyword REG to 131; you will receive a unique authentication PIN
  • 2. Text key word "GIFT [MSISDN][Data Bundle Code][PIN] to 131. E.g Gift 0803xxxxxxxx 106 0000.
    Where 106 is the code of 100MB monthly plan and 0000 is your PIN"
Option 2 (USSD):
  • Dial *131# and follow the menu
This allows you to enjoy un-interrupted data access on your phone or tablet. Your active data bundle will be automatically renewed at the end of the validity period. In case you exhaust your data bundle before the validity date, you will receive a notification advising you to activate a new data plan or continue at pay as you go rate (5k/kb).
For expert technical assistance on MTN Data Plans, visit the nearest MTN Store and talk to the Tech SquadPersonnel.
Bundle Plan
Price (N)
Validity Period
Activation Code (Text to 131)
Activation    Code
24 Hrs
24 Hrs
7 Days
30 Days
30 Days
30 Days
30 Days
4.5GB Night plan (9PM-6AM)
30 Days
30 Days
30 Days
4.5GB (1.5GB day 6.01am-8.59pm and 3GB  night 9pm-6am)
Data Usage Guide
1 hour instant messaging0.25MB- 1MB
1 hour of web browsing1.5MB-25MB
Download 100 e-mails1MB-10MB
1 hour on Facebook2MB- 80MB
Download 1 photo0.05MB-2Mb
Download 1 MP3 file3MB- 8MB
1 software download70MB-800MB
1 hour of video streaming ( e.g. YouTube) 250Mb-500MB
Data Speed
SignalPeak SpeedAverage internet browsing speed
GPRS115 kbps33 – 35..8kbps
EDGE384 kbpsNot Yet  Fully deployed
3G384 kbps100 - 240kbps
3.5G (HSDPA)3.6 Mbps800kbps
Notes: The table above represents the Peak data rates across the MTN network, and also shows the average transfer rate of data when accessing popular internet sites using the MTN Network. It should be noted that the actual speed experienced by the end user could be different from the table above due to other limitations outside of MTN's control, such as:
  • The resource used (e.g device type) being used to access the mobile data service.
  • The availability of the server being accessed (internet site, mail server, etc.)

Airtel Nigeria Data Plan

Complete list of Airtel Data plan copied from Airtel Website

The following shows the list of Airtel data plans and the  varying ways to activate 
PlanData Allowance (NORMAL)Data Allowance (CURRENT)Retail Price (N)(Data RCV, EPIN & ERC) DenominationValidity periodUSSD Activation CodeSMS Activation CodeMAMO Activation CodePrepaidPostpaid
Trial1MB1MB0-1 day*141*13*1#Trial-x
Entry4MB6MB50-1 day*141*11*9#Entry14191x
Daily10MB15MB100991 day*141*11*1#Daily14154x
3-day25MB40MB200-3 days*141*11*8#Three14192x
Weekly50MB70MB300-7 days*141*11*2#Weekly14193x
Easy80 MB120MB50049914 days*141*11*3#Easy14151x
Top-Up100 MB100 MB600------
786 plan125 MB125 MB786-30 days*141*11*786#78614194x
Lite200MB260MB1,00099930 days*141*11*4#Lite14150x
Midi250 MB325MB1,300-30 days*141*11*5#Midi14153x
Smartphone1500MB650MB2,0001,99930 days*141*11*6#Smart114152
Smart phone 21GB1.3GB3,0002,99930 days*141*11*7#Smart214156
Plus3GB3.9GB5,0004,99930 days*141*12*1#plus14155
Max5GB6.6GB8,000-30 days*141*12*2#max14196
Premium10GB13.3GB15,000-30 days*141*12*3#premium14197
Prime15GB19.9GB22,000-30 days*141*12*7#prime-x
Day150MB150MB500-24 hours*141*12*5#day14195x
Night Time (Off  Peak)3GB3.9GB2,500-30 days*141*12*4#night-x
Weekend3GB3.9GB3,000-30 days*141*12*6#weekend-x
To Check Data Usage---*141*11*0#status

  1. 30% BONUS (EXTRA) on plans highlighted in yellow- Lite, Midi,  Smartphone1, Smartphone2, Plus, Max, Premium & Prime- customers who take  up these plans also get to call at 18 kobo per second
  2. Up to 60% bonus for plans highlighted in red- Entry, Daily, 3-day,  Weekly & Easy
  3. Up to 50% BONUS on data bundles is available if you recharge with  a Data Recharge Card, EPIN or ERC-visit an Airtel shop near you or the  nearest retailer.. Offer applicable till stocks last.
  4. To subscribe for a data bundle plan via USSD, dial the  associated string e.g. *141*11*4# to activate the Lite plan
  5. To subscribe for a data bundle plan vis SMS, send the associated  SMS keyword to 141 e.g. lite to 141
  6. To subscribe for a data bundle plan via MAMO, dial the  associated string e.g. 14150 to activate
  7. Postpaid plans can be activated by contacting an Airtel staff  (called a KAM) or by walking into any Airtel retail shop for directions on the  associated modalities

RECCOMMENDATIONS: Because we value our customers, the  following are our recommendations
  1. For Mobile phones, subscribe to any of the following: Entry,  Daily, 3-day, Weekly, Easy, 786-plan, Lite or Midi plans
  2. For Smartphones/Tablets, subscribe to any of the following:  Smartphone1, Smartphone2, Plus or Max plans
  3. For Dongles/MiFi/Routers, subscribe to any of the following plans:  Smartphone1, Smartphone2, Plus, Max, Premium or Prime plans
  4. The Day, Night Time or Weekend plans are suited for subscribers  who require data use for specific purposes and consume such data quickly

Complete list of Glo Nigeria data bundle plans, price, activation codes and validity period

Here is the complete list of Glo Nigeria data bundle plans, price, activation codes and validity period. Copied directly from Glo Official Website

Daily Plans
Plan NamePrice (N)Data VolumeValiditySMS to 127USSD Code
Always Day500195MB1 Day10*127*3#
Instant Surf10020MB1 Day51*127*51#
Smallie20050MB3 Days56*127*56#
 Weekly Plans
Plan NamePrice (N)Data VolumeValiditySMS to 127USSD Code
One Week40065MB7 Days52*127*52#
Big Week500150MB7 Days57*127*57#
Monthly Plans
Plan NamePrice (N)Data VolumeValiditySMS to 127USSD Code
Always Micro1,000300MB30 Days53*127*53#
My Phone2,000853MB30 Days55*127*55#
Always Macro3,0001.5GB30 Days54*127*54#
Always Min5,0004GB30 Days11*127*2#
Always Max8,0008GB30 Days12*127*1#
Silver10,00011GB30 Days15*127*11#
Gold15,00017GB30 Days16*127*12#
Platinum18,00021GB30 Days17*127*13#
 Flexi Plans
Plan NamePrice (N)Data VolumeValiditySMS to 127USSD Code
G 1006,0004GB100 Hrs or 30 days20*127*5#
G 30015,00012GB300 Hrs or 3 Months21*127*4#
G-Leisure5,0004GB8 AM to 9 PM – daily + All day on Weekends30*127*7#
G-Work6,0004GB8 AM to 9 PM31*127*6#
Data Packs
Data PackPrice (N)Opt In Code
1 Day PackN50Dial *127*14#
3 Day PackN100Dial *127*51#
7 Day PackN200Dial *127*56#