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Photography

Blurring a Photo: Top Tips

One of the first things any aspiring photographer wants to know is how to blur a photograph. Also known as low depth of field, this effect takes a certain part of the image and makes it out of focus or blurry. Blurring a photo background is a look that is especially loved by portrait photographers […]

31 Dec 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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Photography

Top Tips for Resizing Images

Today, in the world of digital photography, a large part of the job is being able to manage your images online. For professional photographers, it all starts with shooting images at the best resolution possible, downloading them and then editing them. If you would like to properly understand all this, part of the process is […]

31 Dec 2020 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

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Personal Development

The Online Route to Gain Leadership Skills Training

"Leaders became great not because of their power but, because of their ability to empower others." John Maxwell (American author, speaker, and poet) If you look at some of South Africa's most famous leaders, you very well will be inspired to follow in their footsteps too. Take Zareef Minty from ZRF Holdings, who has secured […]

31 Dec 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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Photography

How to Use an Online Photo Editor

In the digital age that we live in, being a photographer means knowing how to manage your photographs online. From downloading them using photo editing software and using a good online picture editor to actually editing photos is almost as important as framing up a beautiful image at your chosen exposure. If you’re looking for […]

30 Dec 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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Photography

Take Photos With the Help of Books on Photography for Beginners

It doesn’t matter what you are learning, having the right books at your disposal are essential tools for the journey, and this is true for photography for beginners too. If you are looking for photography ideas for beginners at home, one of the first things you should consider is a good photography for beginners book […]

30 Dec 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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Finding a Maths Tutor in Pietermaritzburg

"Arithmetic is being able to count to twenty without taking off your shoes." Mickey Mouse Do math problems make you want to take off your shoes and hit your textbook with them? No need to untie those laces when you can tie up any learning knots that you may have and overcome that mathematical learning […]

23 Dec 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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Why Speaking Afrikaans Can Be Difficult for Students

Afrikaans is a language which is widely spoken in South Africa, Namibia and parts of Botswana. You may, however, encounter the language in many corners of the world, because Afrikaners, as some Afrikaans speakers are called, have emigrated as farmers to South America and other African countries. Ex-pats (Saffers, as they are sometimes called) can […]

11 Dec 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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Become an Afrikaans Language Expert With Afrikaans Lessons

Nobody likes being left in the dark, right? This is especially true when everyone around you is having such a good time that it sounds like a party. You catch a word or two, but can’t make head or tail as to what is so funny! That’s when you know that it’s time to enrol […]

10 Dec 2020 ∙ 10 minutes reading time

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Improve Your Afrikaans Skills With Afrikaans Second Language Courses

How does a person get started learning a new (foreign) language? There is no one correct way! There will be always be “different strokes for different folks.” Reading is not a bad way to begin. Your first exposure to Afrikaans may have been when you spotted a road sign or marking which you didn’t recognise […]

30 Nov 2020 ∙ 12 minutes reading time

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Blurring a Photo: Top Tips

One of the first things any aspiring photographer wants to know is how to blur a photograph. Also known as low depth of field, this effect takes a certain part of the image and makes it out of focus or blurry. Blurring a photo background is a look that is especially loved by portrait photographers […]

31 Dec 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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Top Tips for Resizing Images

Today, in the world of digital photography, a large part of the job is being able to manage your images online. For professional photographers, it all starts with shooting images at the best resolution possible, downloading them and then editing them. If you would like to properly understand all this, part of the process is […]

31 Dec 2020 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

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How to Use an Online Photo Editor

In the digital age that we live in, being a photographer means knowing how to manage your photographs online. From downloading them using photo editing software and using a good online picture editor to actually editing photos is almost as important as framing up a beautiful image at your chosen exposure. If you’re looking for […]

30 Dec 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

flat lay of photo prints and book

Take Photos With the Help of Books on Photography for Beginners

It doesn’t matter what you are learning, having the right books at your disposal are essential tools for the journey, and this is true for photography for beginners too. If you are looking for photography ideas for beginners at home, one of the first things you should consider is a good photography for beginners book […]

30 Dec 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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All About Vinyasa Yoga Flow

For most people, yoga is more than just exercise. Today it must be one of the fastest-growing movements and philosophies for life, all around the world, including South Africa. Yoga classes are available everywhere you go and the practices of mindfulness, meditation, and breathing that go with it, have never been more popular. Like most […]

13 Aug 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

Fitness

Choose a Fitness Trainer Online in a Heartbeat

Are you someone who is focused on improving your life? Having a coach or someone to assist you in this journey is something that most people would benefit from and it is no different when considering your own fitness. Your body is an important part of being a well-balanced, healthy individual and with the help […]

1 Apr 2020 ∙ 8 minutes reading time

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What is Hatha Yoga?

Are you stressed out and looking for a way towards increased vitality and mindfulness? Hatha yoga might be the answer. It’s scientifically proven that yoga can create a healthier body and calmer mind, but where do you start with so many styles out there? You can’t do headstands or inversions (upside down poses) yet and […]

25 Feb 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

About Ashtanga

Yoga: Ashtanga for Strength and Flexibility

Since ancient times yoga guided yogis to focus on much more than just physical practise … Yoga has always been about working and purifying the body while calming the mind. Today we have plenty of yoga styles to choose from, all derived from the same ancient roots dating back 1 000s of years ago. One […]

21 Feb 2020 ∙ 8 minutes reading time

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English Language Courses in Pietermaritzburg

Are you interested in learning English? Maybe you have dreams of immigrating to an English-speaking country, finding a fantastic international job or continuing your studies towards a degree at a prestige English University? Even if you have aspirations to travel and see the world, English proficiency is something that will help you in working towards […]

22 Dec 2020 ∙ 8 minutes reading time

Learn English

The Best English Lessons in Port Elizabeth for You

Nestled in Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth is Nicknamed as the Friendly City. Laid-back locals will approach strangers with a sunny smile, the invigorating sea breeze and sandy beaches will refresh every soul and its rich culture will inspire the inquisitive humanitarian in all of us. Sounds like it might be the perfect environment to learn […]

21 Dec 2020 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

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How to Learn English in Bloemfontein

Bloemfontein has an abundance of roses in gardens across the city. Some refer to it as the City of Roses, while others call it the central city of South Africa because of how people pass through or to travel the city. The most recognisable factor about Bloemfontien must be however, the warmth and hospitality of […]

21 Dec 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

English in Pretoria

Learn How to Speak English Fluently in Pretoria

Are you searching for the ideal city in South Africa where you can learn to speak English? A city that’s less intense than Johannesburg, more affordable than Cape Town and has the best climate all-year round? Then Pretoria is the place to be. Known as the Jacaranda city, Pretoria is covered by a blanket of […]

21 Dec 2020 ∙ 8 minutes reading time

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Ultimate Guitar Techniques for the Electric Guitar

Your first step to learning how to play the guitar is to actually own one right? You might already have a Fender, Gibson Les Paul, Cort, Epipone, Jumbo, Telecaster, Stratocaster, Yamaha - or any others. Your guitar options are extensive - however, even for the best guitar players, learning is not always easy! One of […]

15 Jul 2020 ∙ 9 minutes reading time

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Easy Guitar Songs for Beginners

Learning how to play your favourite guitar songs with two hands is not exactly easy, but of course, this is very common! And surely we all agree that to play basic guitar chords and scales, be those major, minor or pentatonic you need two hands! As a new guitar player with enough motivation, it could […]

14 Jul 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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How to Play Guitar

Learning how to play the guitar is definitely a bucket list item for many people. And if you are not musically inclined, or have not learned another instrument before, it could seem like a daunting idea, but don’t worry it could be one of the most exciting things you ever try. Like anything in life, […]

13 Jul 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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Learn Guitar and Play with Speed

As you learn guitar and grow in confidence you will learn new techniques and undoubtedly want to play faster and use guitar tricks to progress even more. Once you have all the techniques mastered, it is likely that you will realise that you don’t play fast enough. And while speed is only one aspect of […]

29 Feb 2020 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

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The Online Route to Gain Leadership Skills Training

"Leaders became great not because of their power but, because of their ability to empower others." John Maxwell (American author, speaker, and poet) If you look at some of South Africa's most famous leaders, you very well will be inspired to follow in their footsteps too. Take Zareef Minty from ZRF Holdings, who has secured […]

31 Dec 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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The Various Methods of Developing Leadership Skills

"The ladder of success is never crowded at the top." Napolean Hill For some, the wish to become a leader is to rise to the top and enjoy being in control.  You have to admit it will be amazing to sit at the top of the ladder and be the "go-to" person should a crisis […]

29 Dec 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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What Does Developing Leadership Skills Mean?

You woke up this morning to be confronted with a social media post from the leading life coach of a renowned coaching institution. She has transformed many other aspiring life coaches into leaders of their own businesses and she wishes that you join her transformational leadership course where you too could gain the needed skills […]

28 Dec 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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Developing Leadership: Qualities Needed to be a Great Leader

"Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." Harold R. Macalindon (Author of The Little Book of Big Ideas). Name a few people that exude leadership qualities. At the top of your list of leaders, you may have thought of our late Tata Nelson […]

27 Dec 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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Useful Academic Support for Students

The education stats in South Africa are still pretty bleak. Only 38.9% of learners who enter the Senior Phase actually obtain a National Senior Certificate at the end of Grade 12. Sometimes the cause for decreasing academic success can be traced back to the Foundation Phase as early on as Grade 1. And when a […]

27 Oct 2020 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

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Understanding Tutor Prices

Whether it’s the education system as a whole or the syllabus or the school teacher, many learners find schooling a tiresome procedure and this is only made worse when there’s the added challenge of learning weaknesses. Academic support refers to any form of supplemental academics and it doesn’t only apply to those learners who display […]

27 Oct 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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Why Choose One-on-One Tutoring?

The South African matric results may have improved by 3.1% but the truth of the matter is that it’s all relative. An impressive matric pass rate of 81.3% was announced for the year of 2019. But this statistic was quickly put into grave perspective when it was pointed out that the true pass rate was […]

21 Oct 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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The Value of Academic Support

It is estimated that 60% of the youth in South Africa leave the education system with no official educational certification such as a matric certificate to their name. This is troubling news at best. But what can we do to avoid a similar plight for our own children? Nip It in the Bud Learners can […]

19 Oct 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time