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I wish someone would have pushed me to do the hair shows and continue classes when I was starting out. Its like your LCD screen is on your computer. So, for want of food, drinking water, good dwelling houses they fall ill and die in large numbers for want of treatment and diet. Foreword by Jeffrey S. I didn't even use a moisturizer, I just rubbed coconut oil on my finger tips as I fingered out the curls. I could eat all the red meat, eggs, butter and cream I wanted.
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Links to this post. This is a natural, I'm not wearing any makeup, makeup look. It's sort of my siggie. Perfect skin, bronzer and highlight, and some gloss. If you have small eyes like me, but love the drama of eyeliner, here's a tip: Line your top lids and only the outer corner of your bottom lids.
Revlon eyelash curler Foundation- I used three mineral powder foundations to build coverage for a natural finish. Posted by KinkyCurlyMagazine at Posted by KinkyCurlyMagazine at 6: Yes, it's a double feature. Cleaning Your Brushes- Part 2. The hair grooming variety. Before you shampoo your hair, gather two hair brushes or one hair brush and one comb. Apply a small amount of shampoo to the bristles of one of the brushes. Pick all the hair out of the brush.
For best results, scrub in one direction only. Continue gently scrubbing as you hold the items under the warm running water until all the suds are gone. Dry the brush es or comb on a towel. Try an alternative way. You can also clean a comb by soaking it in a mug full of warm water and a bit of shampoo. Or, you can try a mug full of white vinegar, which will remove oily deposits left by your hair. Posted by KinkyCurlyMagazine at 5: Because I love ya.
Be fro- abulous , fly and fierce this summer. Until next time Curlies Can you tell me what you used on her eyes? Did you use lashes too? So what color did you use on her lips? I think Keyshia's makeup in this photo is beautiful! This album is also one of my summer faves "I buy my own liquor, I'm a go-getter. Thought you should know. Posted by KinkyCurlyMagazine at 3: Use a brush cleaner to spot clean make up brushes daily.
Transfer the cleaner to a small 4 oz. When you're done applying makeup, spray a little bit on a paper towel, and a little on the brush. Wipe the brushes clean using swiping motions on the towel. I usually do this before bed and my brushes are ready to use in the morning. I deep clean brushes 2x month with baby sham poo and water. Posted by KinkyCurlyMagazine at 9: Sunday I used Yes To Carrots. Since I was 0 for 2 in the curl department, I added gel on top of my conditioner still in the shower, hair dripping wet.
My curls were poppin '! What 'ya know 'bout me? What 'ya what 'ya know 'bout me? The gel definitely helped elongate and define my curls. They dried crunchy, though. I guess I'll use this m ethod as a last-minute, hop in the shower, be ready in 20 minutes, the show starts at 8, kinda hair style. My hair does not like wash-n-go styles. My curls tangle around themselves as they dry if they're not stretched. I have so many knots after this challenge I'm afraid to go near a comb.
Are you trying this method? Leave a comment and share your results. Posted by KinkyCurlyMagazine at 7: Conditioner Only Method- Day 2. Saturday I used Garnier Moisture Works. Same method as before. A little bit more curl def, but this conditioner dried a lil ' crunchy. I still had major shrinkage. I don't think I'm making this my go to hair style any time soon. I said I was going to give this a try, and I'm a woman of my word.
However, the skepticism is still lingering. Last night I pre-poo'd with honey and olive oil 3 TB of each. I shingled my hair with Naked Naturals conditioner, re-activated the product under the shower stream, then shook the excess water from my hair.
I plopped with a t-shirt for about 20 minutes. My hair was still damp, but not dripping, and my hair absorbed all the conditioner. I took the kiddies to the zoo, and my fro shrinkage was massive. To top it off, I had NO curl definition, just some nice clumping. It was just a plain 'ol fro, nothing special. I'm posting this at 9: Maybe it's the conditioner. It's only day one. Needless to say I did not get the results I was looking for. Tomorrow I'll try the Garnier. Keep your fingers crossed.
I really hoped they would last. He represents Queens, she was raised up in Harlem. The hip-hop pair has called it quits, but Kelis still has some of the best hair in the biz. Some vintage Kel is. Thursday, June 18, Every thing 'Aint for Every body. Suave naturals coconut conditioner- It's gonna be a NO for me.
My hair felt like it had been shampoo'd, not conditioned. All is not lost, though. I'll slather this on my hair before swimming this summer. Just a little tip for 'ya- the conditioner will protect your hair from the drying effects of chlorine. Needless to say, I won't be repurchasing. This sale is gonna bankrupt me and end my marriage in the process, LOL!
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What else is in the bag: Get your shop on! Wednesday, June 17, Tresses a la Teri. It's all over YouTube. It's the Conditioner Only method, and after much skepticism, and extensive research read YouTube watching , I'm deciding to give it a try. This hair craze was started by Teri over at tightlycurly. Check out the site for all the details. Why the skepticism, you ask? Because all the recommended conditioners contained silicones.
Tressemme, Aussie and Herbal Essences were the most popular products. I thought that was a Curly Girl no-no. Then I thought about it. You're co-washing your hair daily, rinsing away the conditioner and eliminating any chance of -cone build-up. I have to say I'm jealous of the results that YouTube Curlies are getting with this method, search "conditioner only method".
I'm using NaturallyNike's technique. I'm doing a 3-day challenge to see which conditioner gives the best results- curl definition, minimal shrinkage, 2nd day hair, crunch-free lol! I will post pics. I swear I've seen these colors before. Here are some product shots: I absolutely love her hair.
The shape is beautiful. Its size makes it easy to manipulate and the features are conveniently located. Quality of the video on playback is near DVD quality. When you buy the camera grab yourself a copy of "Video Explosion Deluxe" approx. The supplied software is cumbersome, not well documented and provides little I'm being generous meaningful help via dropdown menus The "Video Explosion Deluxe" VED installs in just a very few minutes and is well documented, expecially with the online tutorial extremely well down and the dropdowns.
VED allows for complete control of the camcorder via the PC during video capture by use of the Firewire. The granularity of the editing feature pretty much removes the need of a memory stick and the video can be edited and images captured on a "by frame" bases. A really terrific piece of software My hat is off to the developers Easy to use, and loaded with lots extra goodies, this camcorder is fabulous.
It has the following features: Once you learn how to use the editing and emailing features, you'll be sending your videos to everyone you know! A good investment, especially if you have young children. See all 21 customer reviews It also includes features you would expect from a camcorder twice its price, such as Super NightShot Plus zero-light video recording, digital photo mode on Memory Stick DUO media, and Super SteadyShot image stabilization.
The superior quality of digital video results from: Higher Resolution -- up to lines of horizontal resolution, on select models for sharper picture detail. Time Base Correction -- stabilizes the picture, eliminating video jitters. Error Correction -- fills in missing video data, providing seamless, professional-looking video. This results in vivid image brilliance, true-to-life color saturation and perfect renditions of subtle tones.
Digital Still Memory Mode: Capture digital still images directly onto Memory Stick media for easy transfer to e-mail, printing, or sharing with compatible Memory Stick devices. An advanced version of Sony's NightShot Infrared system that allows users to record natural color images in low-light conditions, but without the blurring common with other lowlight recording systems. Quickly access the battery's status by pressing the Battery Info button.
These movies are perfect for emailing to friends and family. To keep tabs on battery life, Sony's AccuPower meter displays the number of minutes remaining -- right in the viewfinder. Realize great looking digital still images utilizing K effective pixels. The Megapixel technology enhances your digital videos and digital still photography performance. The optical zoom helps to bring the action up close from far away.
In addition, the digital zoom interpolation means that extreme digital zooming is clearer, with less distortion than previous types of digital zooms. Provides excellent viewing clarity with improved resolution. The K pixel LCD display makes images sharp and detailed during playback or when monitoring recording. Mechanical shutter system that provides Progressive Scan performance while utilizing an interlace scanning system. Digital still images will be sharp and clear with excellent definition.
What's in the box: Customer Reviews Most helpful customer reviews 11 of 11 people found the following review helpful. I love the big touch screen. Its really easy to use. The supernight shot plus works great. This camera can see better than me in the dark. It doesn't have the built in lens cover, but I just keep my lens cover in a camera bag when I'm using the camera.
The camera is a little bigger than some other models out there, but I think it makes it easier to hold and have control. I like the feel and balance of it, and the controls are laid out nicely. The LCD display at 3. I tried some filming outdoors first, close to sunset, and had great results in the Easy mode.
The focus and exposure adjust very quickly and give a good picture. The colors are vibrant, and the image is clear. The manual focus is a nice feature as well, using a focus ring on the front of the lens, and also showing the focus distance on the LCD display. The zoom works quite well; easy to control the speed, and the button is well placed, although I wish it had just a little more than 10X.
The 10X should be sufficient for most applications, and I would reccomend a telephoto lens adapter and tripod if you need extra magnification. But I wasn't able to see any difference. The design of this camera sux. The tethered lens cap is ridiculous. Consumes battery too quickly. The only big difference is the pixel memory and CCD size. Both do analog to digital pass-through. See all 3 customer reviews Product Description The Canon XL2 allows you to capture images closer to the finished product than ever before.
Work that previously was limited to post-production can be simply and effectively accomplished in the field, in the camcorder. An Open Architecture philosophy, performance found only in much more expensive video cameras, Total Image Control and the solid foundation of Genuine Canon Optics, interchangeable lens capability and superb Canon image processing quality are united in the XL2.
From the Manufacturer The Canon XL2 allows you to capture images closer to the finished product than ever before. The XL2 brings a host of performance and convenience features to this class of video camcorder- benefits that can't be found in this combination on other high-end video cameras.
Canon Super Range Optical Image Stabilization in the standard lens; dual aspect ratios; various frame rate capabilities; image gamma and detail controls; skin detail control and convertible LCD display and among others. Unprecedented image control coordination between two XL2 cameras, remote computer camera control and direct video recording to computer are just a part of the capabilities of the XL2.
Never before has so much creative power been put in the hands of the film maker, video artist, and corporate and event videographer. Fluorite 'L' series lens Canon is known worldwide for its optics -- its broadcast and photo lenses, for example. The new 20x Professional L-Series Fluorite optical zoom lens for the XL2 is an outstanding lens, using fluorite to deliver outstanding resolution, contrast and color reproduction. In addition, the lens features Canon's superb optical stabilization system.
This corrects camera shake instantly and, with its SuperRange feedback system, even catches low-frequency vibrations, refining the movement of the vari-angle prism, delivering the most advanced optical image stabilization available today. Canon has satisfied the demands of experienced image makers for years through the power, design and quality of 35mm and broadcast TV lenses.
Canon's Professional L-Series lenses utilize fluorite, a material that provides outstanding resolution, contrast, and color reproduction - especially in lightweight, high-magnification lenses. Incorporated into the XL2's 20x lens, fluorite delivers the ultimate in clarity and image quality.
The fluorite element inside the lens defeats color aberration an effect that causes a reduction in sharpness, contrast and color. The fluorite lens precisely controls components of light providing an excellent balance of these three critical ingredients of picture quality.
This is unobtainable with conventional optical glass. Super Range Optical Image Stabilization VAP type Canon's superb optical stabilization system corrects camera shake instantly so even hand held shots, at full telephoto, and shots taken from a moving car, are smooth and steady. And since it is optical, there is no loss of image quality inevitable with electronic image stabilizers.
It perfectly complements the high picture quality of the DV format. Previously, optical image stabilizers have used a gyro sensor to detect camcorder vibration the data from which controls a vari-angle prism that continuously corrects the path of the incoming light.
SuperRange goes one step further by examining the image after it is received by the CCD, and detecting any low-frequency vibrations missed by the gyro.
This data is fed back to accelerate and refine the movement of the vari-angle prism. This greatly improves performance for low frequency vibration, resulting in the most advanced optical image stabilization available today. You can customize the XL2 to fit your specific application and preferences through a full range of accessories. They include optional lenses, viewfinders, mounts and microphone adapters.
This helps to deliver stunning video and still photos. Electronic focus and zoom ring The focus ring and the zoom ring are independent controls on the 20x lens. They are servo controlled and the speed can be changed by the speed of the rotation of the ring. There is also a zoom control on the handgrip and one on the top handle. Zoom preset position This function allows memorization of a zoom point, so that the lens can return to that framing by a push of the button.
The speed of the zoom can easily be controlled. Focus preset position This function allows memorization of a focus point, so that the lens can return to that focus by a push of the button. A 'pull focus' can easily be accomplished. The speed of the focus can easily be controlled. The real story from someone who uses the camera By Douglas H. I have been taking a beating from camera rental houses this past year, so when I needed to finish a project that was dragging on and forcing me too shoot on many different days, I said "what the heck", and put down the money for the XL2.
I was a reluctant buyer not excited at all about buying a DV camera. I was ready to be disappointed by another crappy and expensive DV camera. Two months later, I'm glad I bought it, and I'd say that it is the best prosumer DV camera out there, period. Here are some of the positives and negatives about the camera based on experience. I've shot a great deal on Sony cameras. Especially the DSR , and The Sony image is always funky, the interlacing is always visible specifically in details like hair and what not.
Even with all the menus set properly by a great DP the Sony cameras always have a very hard and interlaced look. Even When shooting in 60i mode The XL2 does not have this and it handles fine details better than the Sony cameras I am used to.
The design of the button lay out and menus is very good. If you have shot on the Panasonic DVXa you will really enjoy how the canon is laid out, you don't have to go deep into the menus for every shot on the XL2. The one really bad decision was putting the film grain and color bars on the same button. THAT was a mistake.
Why they hell does this camera have a film grain button anyway? For anyone who knows how those BNC to RCA adopters tend to fall off or get lost its about time that a pro-sumer camera included this simple thing for people who use an external monitor. If you have shot on pro cameras you will naturally look at the custom menus as a joke, a pro-sumer "toy". I won't try to tell you that they aren't a "toy" But they do actually work!
Which is a great surprise. I have used the camera on sets and on outdoor documentary sports shoots. I find than things like the black stretch and the knee work and are helpful, they are not like what you find on a Beta camera for example but they are a lot better than what else you can find for the money.
This camera comes with a lot of features that you won't use if you are a point and shoot, "Let the camera do it for me" kind of person. However, if you are willing to learn or interested in videography, you will find these features interesting and with a little practice down right useful. I am developing a preference for shooting with the color gain and RGB settings set pretty high and then pulling them down in color correction, if necessary.
Desaturating in post using after effects gives great results, but it has not been necessary all that often, and I'd rather take the color out rather than trying to put it back in. The color controls are better than on any other camera you are thinking about, most of which will have none. The XL2 gives you noticable control over the saturation of the colors as well as how much red, green and blue you see in the image.
I don't know what it is, if its the mic or the signal processing but the XL2 has better quality sound than you would expect from a DV camera out of the box. Use a real mic and the results are great. Purchase the camera only from a trusted and well known retailer, no exceptions, you will get ripped off.
You don't want this lens since it has no witness marks etc. Buy the body without the lens and put on the 16X manual servo zoom. It will cost a bit more but it will be worth it if you need any percision in your shooting.
The standard lens is better than any other lens out there, I think you'll find shooting with it a good experience. If you are a consumer don't worry about it, its fine. Its only an issue in specific cases that pros encounter because of they way they shoot. Its not so bad for run and gun doc work but if you are doing dramatic work or pulling focus you'll want to Upgrade or always use a monitor.
This is a really great camera for what it is, but you are still shooting DV, and you can run but you can't hide from all the inherent problems of the format. To log footage from the camera onto your computer you may have to turn off your external drives to do it. This is a for sure with Lacie drives. For many users this will mean either buying larger internal drives or capturing footage to an internal drive with the externals turned off and then transferring the footage later.
The professional should keep in mind: Naturally the XL2 does not output a true 24 or 30 frame rate. The camera gives you the choice of pull-down you want and then you can remove it in post. If you are going to true 24p output you have the option of 2: The DP who I trust completely was pre-setting the TC as is usually done but on some tapes the TC changed from the pre-set hour back to hour 0 at some point in the tape.
Was this due to battery changes or something else? The TC should never do this so I have no Idea why it happened but it obviously effects postproduction and makes generating an EDL impossible. So with two of them, the battery that comes with the camera, and the charge you are in great shape and will be able to shoot continuously no problem. A bigger case is not a bad idea. Excellent, If you can afford it I do not claim to be an expert on high quality digital camcorders.
I've just dome some reasearch and thought some whould be interested in my opinion. Many think that this also will be the last of the semi-pro cameras to come out before the whole format switches to High Definition.
The reason why the XL2 has been getting bad reviews on some websites is not because of the camera's quality but because just about all of the press and many professional videographers were expecting the XL2 to have high definition instead of progressive scan.
The progressive scan quality of the XL22 is more than many will ever need, including myself. Unless one can afford a top quality TV that plays high definition you'll never see the difference between XL2's picture and a HD picture.
Not to mention that all of the a computer editing programs whith a reasonable price do not support high definition yet. Currently the only camera that can compete with the XL2 is the PanasonicDVXA it has slightly poorer picture quality almost unnoticable and it shares the nearly magical 24f and 30f progressive scan modes. It make what you shoot look like a movie.
When you watch these modes for the firt time you won't be able to decribe the difference it makes but you will see it and fall in love. The reason why I chose the CanonXL2 over the DVXa is because no camera currently on the market comes close to having the XL2's number of manual features and selection of lenses.
This camera is for people wanting to experiment with the visual style of filmmaking, trying to acheive art on the screen. I'll stick with my CanonXL2, though, as I hope to join the film buisness one day and I need the freedom of manual features this camera offers.
I welcome an oposing opinion. Watch out for anyone asking to be emailed before hand or anyone wanting western union or any kind of Escrow service. Be absoultely positive before sending any payment.
See all 20 customer reviews This allows the AG-DVXB to be used for simultaneous multi-camera recording techniques often used in video production. Additionally, the new model offers remote focus and iris control for easier operation when mounted on a jib arm or tripod. Lightweight design with balanced grip The AG-DVXB introduces a new design that ends the contradiction between a compact, lightweight body and a stable, secure hold. The center of balance is located precisely at the handgrip.
Because there's no need for a wide-angle conversion lens, the weight balance is ideal for comfortable shooting. Plus, the low-center-of-gravity design and new skeleton lens hood greatly improve forward vision. Use of low-dispersion glass reduces color aberration and increases resolution, while a multi-coating process minimizes flare and ghosting.
The results are sharp, crisp, beautifully rendered images with delicate nuances and exceptional shading. The lens system features 15 lens elements in 11 groups, including three aspherical lenses. Optical processing with an automatic correction function helps assure consistently clear, sharp images.
The new on-chip lens design achieves high F11 sensitivity, allowing the AG-DVXB to record in light as dim as below three lux, for example, in nighttime news gathering. High-sensitivity slow shutter in cumulative function The slow shutter function uses image accumulation to enable shutter speeds with frame rates reduced by half or more.
You get the ultra-high sensitivity needed for nighttime shooting without illumination, as well as dramatic frame-by-frame or soft-focus effects. RGB gamma processor provides rich, cine-like tones Panasonic has greatly expanded the expressive capability of the DV camera by creating unique gamma functions such as Cine-Like gamma curves, which produce images strikingly similar in tone to film images. For each of the RGB signals, the gamma curve settings are processed immediately upstream from the digital signal processing circuit.
This helps achieve outstanding image quality. Thanks to its progressive CCD, the AG-DVXB creates native progressive images with outstanding vertical resolution--unlike images produced using conventional electronic interpolation. With its high mobility and low costs, the AG-DVXB is the ideal tool for producing indies, shorts, or streaming video. The tape can then be played back or edited using an ordinary DV system.
True 24p editing can be achieved by uploading 2: It gives you ample range for close-ups, recording in small rooms, and self-recorded interviews. There's no need to carry around a bulky wide-angle conversion lens.
And with a minimum object distance MOD of approximately 0. Execute fast, precise manual zooms Fast, smooth cam-driven manual zoom The cam-driven mechanical manual zoom ring provides the same smooth, easy zooming as cameras with interchangeable lenses. Its direct operation gives you fast, precise zooming control. When you turn the zoom ring, you experience the familiar steady resistance as with familiar 35mm lenses.
Slowest zoom has been reduced to a dramatic 30 seconds from 20 seconds. Focus assist Enjoy quick, sharp focusing manually or automatically. In manual mode, the focus ring provides the similar operating feel and responsive control as conventional cameras with interchangeable lenses.
In auto mode, you get the quick, sharp focusing needed in news gathering or when shooting at a high or low angle. When set to infinity, the focal distance is immediately prepared for the next manual focus. When in manual mode, pressing the Push Auto button temporarily activates auto focus.