THE IDEALS OF SPORTS

Defining Sports

There is no full and complete definition, but in general it has been taken to be competitive and skillful physical exertion between individuals or teams for recreation and entertainment. The physical activity under this heading covers a vast plethora of human activities, which engage different areas or all of the body. For example, in Soccer only the lower limbs are used to manipulate the globe or ball on a marked field of grass, while the rest of the body supports the foot activity. These activities can be divided into a number of types, such as Adventure, Canoeing, and Kayaking and so on. Next are the most popular games based on the ball. These in turn are divided into three areas such as the ball only like Football, Soccer, Balling and Handball and so on. Next, is the ball with a hand held stick or bat such as Cricket, Hockey and Baseball. Lastly, there is the ball over the net, such as Lawn Tennis, Table Tennis, and Volleyball and so on. Next is Aquatic, which includes general and Olympic Swimming, Body Boarding and so on. Mountain activities follow next like Climbing and Cross Country Cycling. Strength and agility includes Gymnastics, Aerobics, Karate, Jiu Jitsu and Aikido. Then there is the Motorized version such as Formula Racing, Drifting and Cross Country Racing. Last but not the least, there are the Extreme activities such as Base Jumping, Abseiling and so on. Organized Sports is now a primary activity of human society internationally.

Interesting Facts About Sports

Interesting Facts About Sports

Boxing is considered to be the hardest competitive organized physical activity up to the present. No other such activity inflicts the same degree of punishment on the human body, and the damage can be long term. While rules exist to make this as safe as possible for the individual combatants, the long term attrition rate can be heavy. This is therefore reckoned to be the most difficult of all such activities. Chess on the other hand is sometimes considered a game and sometimes accepted as Sports. Being a board game, Chess is not yet a part of the official Olympic itinerary. As regards Ice Skating, it was included in the first Winter Olympic Games in London in 1908. Some of the most deadly such activities are Base Jumping, with the highest number of deaths and the highest odds of dying. Next is Sky Diving, followed by Swimming, Cycling and Running. The FITT (Frequency, Intensity, Time, and Type) formula is a universally used training program for competitors in all branches of such activity. The highest paid sportsmen in the world come from the game of Basketball, followed by Major League Baseball. Premier League Soccer is only fifth in the standings.

LIVING BY CLICKING PHOTOS

At First, The Method And The Tools

Photography is just about two centuries old. It was invented in 1800 by Thomas Wedgewood. For thousands of years, Man has inscribed or painted the images he has seen or dreamt about in order to record them for posterity. Records of cave paintings with basic colors in the caverns of Altamira, Spain, and elsewhere have borne witness to the innate Human urge to record facts, and create something different from study of his records. Paintings and sculptures have held centre stage in our imagination since then, with each generation creating innovations in colors and painting materials to produce ever more realism on canvas. The great European Masters took painting to a new peak, until the Age of Renaissance produced realistic yet dreamlike masterpieces the like of which has never been seen again. But Wedgewood’s extraordinary experiments with capturing and recording light through transparent lenses on photosensitive surfaces and “fixing” these images completely revolutionized the high Art of Reproduction forever. Born on the 14th May, 1771, to Joseph Wedgewood, the master potter, Thomas was the Pioneer who created the first known equipment to first concentrate a real image through a transparent (glass) lens mounted on a fully light proof box with a light sensitive (silver nitrate) backing plate to record still black and white images of Reality. This was then “fixed” to produce “negatives”, through which concentrated beams of light now produced the final, “positive” image. Rapid strides in the technology by extraordinary engineers and follow-up inventors soon had this basic clumsy equipment,  lit by magnesium flares and producing only black and white “photos”, to traverse to the color photography stage, and now finally to the Digital Camera stage, where unbelievable features like autofocus , face recognition, preset modes, program timers with intelligent light condition monitoring, all in a small portable package, are available to the modern enthusiast who is interested in Photography Careers.

Photography Careers

Professionals

In general careers in photography can be divided into five categories. At first, and deriving from earlier professions of painters, are the Portrait and Fashion Photographers. Next are the Photo Journalists or News Photographers who provide our daily diet of visual news and also satisfy our hunger for headlines and gossip. Following closely are the Commercial Photographers who dominate advertising both on Paper and Online. Then there is the Scientific Photographer, which is an esoteric branch of Photography for which specialized training is necessary. Technicians handling X-ray Machines and Laser based equipments, CAT Scans, MRI Machines, and Electron Microscopes and so on, fall this category. Last but not the least is the Freelance Photographer. These are the main avenues for Photography Careers, but newer areas are being developed everyday in this highly profitable line.