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Canon 800d Camera

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The Canon 800d is an excellent tool for blogging or just taking photos   https://amzn.to/2G0fsHL

With a set of versatile features in an elegant and portable body, the Canon EOS 800D DSLR offers advanced image processing capabilities along with a convenient range of controls and connectivity. Using a 24.2MP CMOS APS-C sensor and a DIGIC 7 image processor, the 800D can capture still images and high resolution video with an expanded sensitivity range of ISO 100-51200 to adapt to work in a wide variety of conditions of lighting. The combination of sensor and processor also offers continuous shooting of 6 fps to work with moving subjects. By benefiting from image attributes, the sensor design also facilitates dual pixel CMOS AF, which uses the phase detection autofocus for fast focus, Precise and smooth when recording movies or taking pictures in live view. When photographing still images with the optical viewfinder, a 45-point cross-type phase detection system is used for fast and accurate focus in a variety of shooting scenarios.

 

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A Guide To The Costa Blanca Benidorm, Alicante

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The Costa Blanca is a holiday paradise on the western Mediterranean coast of Spain. One of the most popular vacation destinations in Europe, the Costa Blanca has an appealing coastline, sunshine, nice beaches and authentic Iberian culture. Costa Blanca is a part of the Valencian province of Alicante and the two cities in this region of note are Benidorm and Alicante. Introduction to Benidorm, Benidorm has some of the best beaches in the area, and night life is for everyone. The climate is fantastic, hotels are easy to find and restaurants are from all parts of the world. Alicante & Costa Blanca, Spain – Overview – Culture – Orientation/Location – Climate and When to Visit – Sightseeing Highlights – Visit the Old City of Valencia – One place which is a must to visit is Altea, this town and especially the Old Town Altea, beautiful white buildings, a beautiful church, the views from high up over the sea are breath-taking. Island of Tabarca, Alicante –  Castle of Santa Bárbara, Alicante , and Alicante has a great white sand beach to enjoy your holiday, and do not forget the marina with its restaurants, casino and discotheque.  Aqualandia Water Park, Benidorm – Mundomar, Benidorm – Terra Mitica, Benidorm – Hiking in the Alicante Mountains – Terra Natura, Benidorm – Stroll the Explanada de España, Alicante – Eat Chocolate in Villajoyosa – Bask in the Shade of Palms of Elche – Hotel prices all across the are quite reasonable, 60€ up to 150€ for a double room per night.

 

 

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INSTAGRAM A NIGHTMARE

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I have posted about Instagram before but they are getting worse, whether its AI or human control they are out of control!!!

This is Vanessa Pur, she woke up on a Sunday and her Instagram account of sum 100.000 followers was closed. After campaigning against Instagram they re-instated the account and all her followers. Since this happened she posted the picture above showing her thighs. She has tights on, she has a dress on, yet they blocked her account. She has now decided to not bother with Instagram having being treated so shabbily and i do not blame her.

I have had the same problems with my account (not showing my thighs) but having my account blocked. They do it for no reason what so ever. Its a frustrating situation with no feedback from Instagram as a company.

Wake up Facebook and get control of your business, stop treating fair people badly.

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INSTAGRAM

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So here we go again with Instagram, I have been locked out of my account for a total of three days now. I have two accounts with over 8500 followers, but for some reason i am locked out. And of course the big thing is, you cannot find out why, no one tells you, its all computerized so a machine is doing this not a human being. It tells you something about technology that maybe we should be worried about. Now don’t get me wrong, i love technology, i love gadgets so i am not against it but sometimes , just maybe we need a human view as well. Now over these three days i cannot follow or unfollow anyone, and my account has dropped by fifty followers in this time.

Now that is nothing, a german instagramer lost 100,000 followers and had her account closed, Vanesa pur had her account closed overnight for no reason at all. But fighting for her 100k followers she managed to get her account open and all followers back.

Barry J Haylor

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Neewer Microphone Stand

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This is my latest piece of kit I have purchased for my YouTube project. You know what the say, without the tools you cant do the job. Well I bought a very cheap stand, never again as the smooth 4 gimble broke it half.

That will never happen with this Neewer, this is a superb piece of kit, it is made of stainless steel, the legs adjust to every angle you could want. And it has even got a spirit level to adjust the legs, even I am impressed and I am a complete newbie at all this.  It comes with a velvet carry bag, but like all these items a leather one is available at a cost of course. The price on Amazon is 42.94€ but in my view well worth the money.

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Instagram the trouble with

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This post is all about Instagram and the trouble with trying to get in touch with them.

Have you ever tried getting in touch with Instagram, through their app, by telephone, twitter or email its impossible.

If you go through the app telling them you have a problem, it never gets resolved, you never hear from them. Ok what about on the telephone, forget that they never answer. Ok we will email them, no again a waste of time, I have experience with this , I emailed them fifty times in twelve hours with absolutely no response at all. Ok lets try twitter, you can also forget that the same story as all the other ways.

We all know that Instagram is massive with something like a billion users, but there has got to a way of getting through to them, maybe it will change, maybe for the better we can all hope.

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YouTube Channel

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I now have a YouTube channel, Barry Haylor All About Spain

This is all about Spain, the people, restaurants, the area I live in, on the Northern Costa Blanca. Videos uploaded every Wednesday for you to watch and enjoy.

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All About Spain

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Part 1  ‘All about Spain’, well I have been asked to explain a few things about living in Spain.

How difficult is it to move to Spain, what are the legal things I would need to know, is it expensive to live there, what about the language problems.

Well expensive I would say in general not, cars are expensive as are motorcycles if you buy one. Regarding running costs, fuel I find pretty much the same as the UK. Car tax is incredible, I have an eco car and my tax was 18.95€ for the year. You have to an ITV on your car every two years up to the age of ten years. ITV is about 40€ approx. which is good value for a two year period and proves the vehicle is road worthy. In regards to servicing, we have all the main dealers operating in Spain but also have independent garages.

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Rode SC7 Adaptor

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This is another part of what you need if you are recording on a  mobile. This is the correct connection and will make sure your Rode microphone works well

Amazon price 9.90€

 

With 2 male genders
Plated gold connectors
2 x Jack 3.5 mm connector adapter
Length of 40 cm