Hemsted named Livestock Man of the Year

first_imgThe California State Chamber of Commerce and the Grand National Rodeo Horse and Stock Show recently announced the selection of Jerry Hemsted as the 2016 Livestock Man of the year.Hemsted will accept the prestigious award at the Cow Palace in San Francisco on Saturday evening, Oct. 15.Hemsted was born into the cattle industry. He demonstrated his first love of the industry with the purchase of a heifer named “Domino Princess the 44th” at the age of 10 in Millville. He partnered with his dad …last_img read more

Week 4 roundup of Tehama County prep football

first_imgLos Molinos >> After falling to the top teams in the section in weeks 2 and 3, the Los Molinos Bulldogs returned to their winning ways Friday night with a 42-0 rout of the Loyalton Grizzlies in the first league game of the year.Coach Jake Daricek said the keys this week were the ability to view film of the opponent in preparation and several players stepping up.Freshman Hunter Landingham impressed on both sides of the ball, in addition to Kyle Wood and Henry McHale, who has been battling an …last_img read more

5 Instagram Faux Pas You Can Easily Avoid

first_imgThe Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Instagram is popular, and sharing photos with its community is—let’s face it—a lot of fun. But it can also be a little tricky, it turns out, at least if you want to avoid looking like a hipster wannabe who’s just applied your first filter.So share away, but first make sure you’re not committing any of the following Insta-fractions. It’s not the end of the world if you find you’ve got some bad habits to correct. But don’t linger; some of these mistakes can cost you big on the follower front.1. Blurry Photos And VideosThis is a no-brainer. Unless your Instagram trademark is some seriously skillful photo-impressionism, try to post shots that are in focus, not taken in a dark alley or filtered through the beer goggles you were wearing last night.And while you’re at it, don’t overdo the selective focus option (the little droplet symbol). Considering that it’s a purely visual social network, we Instagrammers aren’t crazy about stuff we can’t see. If your photo or vid isn’t in focus, how are we supposed to appreciate that meticulously crafted, oh-so-clever caption? A search for #selfie yields over 47,541,924 results.2. Selfie Fever!To clarify my stance officially: I am not anti-selfie. Selfies have a time and a place—and that time and place very rarely align. If you’re prone to autobiographical imagery, at least do us a favor and make an endearing self-deprecating caption. Posting pictures of yourself without a nod to the phenomenon known as the selfie is awkward for everyone. Pull off a tongue-in-cheek selfie with a playful hashtag that at least admits that yes, you just posted a photo of yourself and you’re going to own it. For brands, keep photos of actual humans on your Instagram feed relevant and interesting. Tie them in closely to your brand’s mission and don’t overpost. We don’t want to meet your team just for the sake of meeting your team—tell us something cool while you’re at it. 3. Untimely PostingPut the “insta” in Instagram. The social network is an amazing portal into real-time moments around the web, so track as close to real time with your posts as you can. If you’ve got something good to share, why wait?Sure, sometimes you’ll be beyond the reaches of LTE or want to avoid a social interruption of unforgivable magnitude, but post as you go when you can. If your photo is good enough to share later, be sure to tag it as a #latergram. Avoid posting a slew of #latergrams all in a row, after an event, for example. We’ll all just feel like we missed out. And besides, Instagram is only fun so long as we play by its most basic rules.My brain hurts.4. All HDR, All The TimeLike the selfie, the HDR (high dynamic range) setting is tolerable in small doses. Instagram is about giving the world an in-the-moment glimpse into your world—and odds are your world isn’t as trippy as a Dr. Seuss book. Often, the amped-up contrast and crazy colors provided by HDR only obscure an otherwise compelling lens into your life.If you’re going to use HDR (the little sun icon in the app) or the more vibrant, contrasty filters like Lo-Fi and X-Pro II, do so with a light touch. When used well, the technique can bring out missing detail in a shot with a dark foreground or background. With a heavy hand, it can blow your photos out into a non-consensual psychedelic experience for your followers. 5. Screencaps And MemesDo everyone a favor and  don’t stock your Instagram account with whatever’s just gone viral on Reddit. The social media universe offers plenty of repositories for viral flotsam and memes du jour. And get off my lawn, while you’re at it! No really—get off my lawn and go hang out on Tumblr.Guilty of a few of the cardinal sins of Instagram cobbled together here? Don’t feel bad. We all commit a social media misstep here and there, present company included. Think of it this way: A social network is only as strong as its content. Playing by the unspoken rules (with exceptions for experimentation, of course) keeps Instagram’s content fun—and it saves your finger from more time spent scrolling for what’s relevant.  taylor hatmaker Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro…center_img Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Tags:#Instagram#photography#social media Related Posts last_img read more

The Battle for the Mid-Tier Cinema Camera Market: C500 Mark II Vs. FX9

first_imgFor documentary, non-scripted, corporate, and reality work, the FS7 and C300 MII remain the top choices for filmmakers, owner-operators, and producers.Canon and Sony have long been battling for the title of Best Mid-Tier Cinema Camera System. However, both manufacturers have introduced new full-frame cameras, making this competition even more intense. The new Canon C500 Mark II and Sony FX9 are bound to find their way onto sets and productions everywhere. Will one of these camera systems reign supreme? Let’s take a look at some of the most promising and exciting features of each system.Sensor and ResolutionCanon C500 Mark IIThe new Canon C500 Mark II is a 5.9K full-frame cinema camera. Canon’s new-ish full-frame sensor (also offered on the C700 FF) gives filmmakers a more detailed image, with an even shallower depth of field. The 38.1 x 20.1 mm sensor offers an impressive fifteen stops of dynamic range. With the ability to record 5.9K RAW internally, the camera can record plenty of data for most productions.Sony FX9Sony hit the market at nearly the same time with their full-frame mid-tier option. The Sony FX9 is also a full-frame sensor camera with a 6K oversample for a final 4K output. Their 35.7 x 18.8 mm sensor is also equipped with fifteen stops of dynamic range. This camera is ready for any lighting situation you toss it into.When we start jumping outside of sensors and resolution, we begin to see the biggest differences between these two cameras.Frame RatesOne of the biggest differences between the C300 Mark II and FS7 were the frame rates in correspondence to resolution. Canon’s previous option — the C300 Mark II — wasn’t capable of 60 fps at 4K. This was a major reason why so many productions adopted an FS7 workflow. They wanted the capability of a true 4K deliverable, while still being able to have a 60 fps over-crank. Let’s take a look at what each camera’s now offering in terms of frame rates.C300 Mark IIOne of the biggest pain points of the C300 Mark II was the inability to record 60 fps at 4K. However, this issue has been resolved with the C500 Mark II, which is now capable of 60 fps at a full 4K, utilizing the entire full-frame sensor. Higher frame rates are available but in lower resolutions.FX9Along with being capable of 60 fps at 4K (but currently only in a Super 35 crop), the FX9 is slated to feature a future firmware update, taking the capabilities of the camera up to 120 fps at 4K, internally. This 120 fps competitive advantage over the C500 MII may just give the FX9 that much more of an advantage over the C500 MII, to sway productions.Image StabilizationOne unique offering — new to this tier of cameras — is the image stabilization capabilities. Both the FX9 and C500 Mark II offer advanced image stabilization capabilities. However, there are major differences between the two.The C500 Mark II offers a 5-axis electronic stabilization that’s fully in-camera.The Sony FX9 offers gimbal-like stabilization, as well. However, the stabilization has to happen in post-production, with the FX9 utilizing their Sony Catalyst Browse/Catalyst Prepare software.This new feature — across both cameras — allows hand-held shot productions to get more gimbal-like shots, without all the cumbersome extra equipment. This feature will, without a doubt, elevate many productions, allowing filmmakers everywhere much more creativity.Overall, both Sony and Canon are introducing new and exciting camera systems into the mid-tier cinema camera market. Both of these cameras will easily find their place onto a lot of productions, in the very near future. Only time and experience on set will tell if one of these cameras will claim the title of best mid-tier cinema camera.Cover image via Canon.Looking for more on cameras and video gear? Check out these articles.The Massive Update To the BMPCC4k Is HereMeet the Pocket-Sized and Versatile Aputure MC Film LightHow to Choose and Use a Capture Card for Your Gaming NeedsHands-on Review: the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6KGold Mount vs. V-Mount: Which Is Your Best Choice?last_img read more

US Open glance: Muguruza vs. Kvitova highlights 4th round

first_imgRain in the evening. High of 66 degrees (19 Celsius).SATURDAY’S RESULTSMen’s third round: No. 1 Rafael Nadal beat Leonardo Mayer 6-7 (3), 6-3, 6-1, 6-4; No. 3 Roger Federer beat No. 31 Feliciano Lopez 6-3, 6-3, 7-5; No. 6 Dominic Thiem beat No. 30 Adrian Mannarino 7-5, 6-3, 6-4; No. 9 David Goffin beat No. 18 Gael Monfils 7-5, 5-1, retired; No. 24 Juan Martin Del Potro beat No. 11 Roberto Bautista-Agut 6-3, 6-3, 6-4; Aleksandr Dolgopolov beat Viktor Troicki 6-1, 6-0, 6-4; Andrey Rublev beat Damir Dzumhur 6-4, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4; Philipp Kohlschreiber beat John Millman 7-5, 6-2, 6-4.Women’s third round: No. 1 Karolina Pliskova beat No. 27 Zhang Shuai 3-6, 7-5, 6-4; No. 4 Elina Svitolina beat Shelby Rogers 6-4, 7-5; No. 20 CoCo Vandeweghe beat No. 10 Agnieszka Radwanska 7-5, 4-6, 6-4; Daria Kasatkina beat No. 12 Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 6-2; No. 15 Madison Keys beat No. 17 Elena Vesnina 2-6, 6-4, 6-1; Jennifer Brady beat Monica Niculescu 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (3); Lucie Safarova beat Kurumi Nara 6-3, 6-2; Kaia Kanepi beat Naomi Osaka 6-3, 2-6, 7-5.STAT OF THE DAYADVERTISEMENT NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Petra Kvitova, of the Czech Republic, waves to fans after beating Caroline Garcia, of France, during the third round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, in New York. APA quick look at the U.S. Open :LOOKAHEAD TO SUNDAYADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES The fourth round begins, with the most anticipated matchup being reigning Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza against two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova at night in Arthur Ashe Stadium. Muguruza is seeded No. 3; Kvitova is No. 13. They are among the most powerful hitters in the game today. For Kvitova, this is her toughest matchup since returning to action at the French Open following surgery on her left hand as a result of an attack by a knife-wielding intruder at her home in the Czech Republic in December. “I would be happy (to) see a top-10 player, finally. That’s means I’m kind of deep in the tournament, finally,” Kvitova said. “It’s nice to play someone who won a Grand Slam this year. I’m really looking forward (to) the big stage and (to) that match.” Another past Wimbledon champion, No. 9 Venus Williams, is also in Ashe, playing Carla Suarez Navarro in the afternoon. In men’s play, the revelation of the tournament, 18-year-old Canadian qualifier Denis Shapovalov, takes on the highest-seeded man left in the bottom half of the draw, No. 12 Pablo Carreno Busta.SUNDAY’S FORECASTFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingRain. High of 73 degrees (23 Celsius).SATURDAY’S WEATHER Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Knights, Lions relish unlikely team-up in NCAA All-Star Game MOST READ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ 16 — Unforced errors by Roger Federer in his victory; he averaged 62 in his first two matches.QUOTE OF THE DAY“Maybe ‘The Real Housewives’ will want to play tennis one day.” — CoCo Vandweghe, the 20th-seeded American, who says she likes to watch reality TV shows. Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters View commentslast_img read more