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How to choose the down comforter

In the winter, when the weather is getting colder and colder, it is the time we will have to pay more attention to our mattress and comforter. Ordinary comforter can be very heavy and uncomfortable to wear during nights. Therefore, the new technology of making comforter has introduced a new kinds of comforter named down comforter.

The down comforter is 14 times warmer than the cotton comforter. In the recent years, the down comforter is more preferred because it is light, warm, durable, open-air which can have users to have sound sleep. The down comforter can be made from leather of duck or goose which is water resistant and humidity resistant so the leather is light and warn. When it is dirty, users can apply dry cleaning and it can be used for 10 t 15 years. A down comforter is lighter 3 times then a cotton one.

Besides, down comforter is considered as the natural product and the most effective material in keeping warm. Not only because the leather inside the down comforter comes from the nature which will not be harmful to the skin, good for the health of the kids and the family but also the special structure of the leather and the dimension of the leather line which can help to keep warm very well.

Some outstanding features of the down comforter

About the warm level: As mentioned above, a normal down comforter can be warmer 14 times than an ordinary cool or cotton comforter. Being a very effective warm keeping material, down leather can help to control the heat of the body user even if with the small amount of leather.

About the light weight: A down comforter is ¼ lighter than a normal cotton comforter and other similar ones.

About the environmental friendly feature: The down leather comes from the nature which is processed carefully according to the modern and standard technology to prevent the development of viruses, mould. With the high quality technology, the down comforter will be odorless even when being used in wet days there will be no different odor with the down comforter.

About the durability: If the users use and maintain in the right way, a down comforter can be used for 15 years.

About the softness and appearance: All types of down comforter can give users the soft feeling when using. In the market, there are many kinds of down comforter with plenty of colors, sizes and models which can easily satisfy all customers’ demand.

How to choose the down comforter

– A down comforter which is covered by the velvet leather will be softer, meaning the more velvet leather is pushed inside, the softer the down comforter will be. A down comforter which is covered by the body of the leather will not be soft and when touching you can feel the hard of the body of the leather. Of course the price of the down comforter which is made by the body of the leather can be lower ¼ times compared to the one which is covered by the velvet leather, meaning the head of the leather. However, the one which is covered by the body of the leather can still have itself some basic and outstanding features of the down comforter. The down comforter will be covered by a comforter cover made of 100% cotton, ensuring the air and the leather can not be thrown outside. For some family, they can sew the comforter cover themselves or they can go to some sewing shop to sew their own comforter cover which can save some money and make the appearance of the down comforter the way they would like it to be.

– When choosing the down comforter you should touch the comforter cover to check if you can feel the tough and there is some noisy sound then this is not a good down comforter. The good one must be the one when you touch you can feel the softness. You can identify the natural and artificial down leather by burning the leather. The natural leather will have the burning smell and it will turns out to be a ash while the artificial leather will become a hard mess like when you burn the nylon.

– If you see the leathers outside or in the surface of the down comforter, you should choose the thicker comforter cover to avoid the inconvenience when using. The leather can fall into your bed and your floor in the bed room when you move the down comforter at night.

Cautions when using the down comforter

– When you use the down comforter you have to clean and hang it in the direct sun frequently. You should have the comforter cover to protect the surface of the down comforter. You only clean when the down comforter is too dirty and you have to wait when the weather is dry and hot. If your wash by hand, you have to wash it gently and do not dip it in the soap liquid too long. If you wash it in the rainy and wet day then the down comforter will have bad smell. Always hang them in the dry and have direct sun. The best and safest way to clean the down comforter is dry cleaning.

– Everyday when you go to bed you will need to beat the surface of the down comforter by hand so the air inside the down comforter can be transferred and the down comforter will become softer. If the leathers inside is pushed to one side so you have to flatten the down comforter. When you do not use the down comforter you have to store it in the cloth or air-open plastic bag. You should not put it in a nylon bag because the down comforter can be wet, odorous and lose its elasticity. When you use it again, you have to beat and hang it under the sun for several hours to make it softer and all the bad smell can go away.

– For more information about the down comforter sets, you can find information from the Down Comforter Center which can provide you more hints and tips in choosing and maintaining a down comforter at home.

 

Simple tips for a nice family picture

Every family of course will have their own family picture. Family photography can help you to be creative in capturing family memory according to your own style. Normally, people feel free to take the family picture according to free style. But if you want your family picture to be more professional you should follow the below steps:

  1. Nice position

You should think of different position for the family portrait. It depends on how many people are there in your family and the space for taking picture. But for the family with 2 children, you can form the shape of the whole family bowing head together. Every member will hold hands. It is better if the photographer will stand higher than the objects so the picture can capture the feeling of the whole family hand in hand. You can think of other positions which are up to your family member favor.

  1. Big family with big groups of members

If your family is a big family, so you can divide the family into groups of members and will stand together. Young and people with height will stand behind, old people will sit or stand in front of the picture and old people and children should be in the center of the picture and will stand in the first line. High people should stand in the 2 edges of the picture. You can use a separating flash mode to provide more light for the dark area in the picture. If you do that the picture will be brighter and sharper.

  1.  Presenting relationship

One of the most wonderful ideas for the family portrait is to express the feeling, emotion and close relation among family members. It does not mean that the whole family will sit or stand together. The old people can stand together with the young people to see the difference and close relation between the grandparents and the children. More importantly, you have to capture the smiles of all your family members to show the happiness of the whole family.

  1. Appropriate dress

Family portrait is the chance for you to be of great performance. All the family members should wear clothes with same color and style or same dresses and shirts to obtain the interesting and exciting effect. In other case, you can wear the different color but match with each other. But you should avoid strong color like red, orange and so on you should know how to match to make the unique and common looking for the family members.

  1. Angles for taking pictures

You should use to take pictures with different angles. You should try one principle such as the photographer stands in the land and the object will stand. You should use the flash mode in this case.

You should be creative when taking picture. Modern pictures are taken with natural positions under natural space. Do not dress so colorfully keep it normally and be happy with your family picture.

Simple tips to take picture of product

Taking picture of the product will not be familiar with other people however this still is the field which attracts the attention of many photographers because of its interesting features. The following steps will tell you how to have a nice picture of a commercial product.

Step 1: Position

You are going to take a picture of the product. The first you have to think of is the position that you will put your product. For example you have a table. The table will be put near the wall. The wall can be a very good background for the picture. So you have to care about the color of the table, the wall and the product. It is simple but very stylist.

Step 2: Lights

For example, you will take a picture of eatable product so you choose the kitchen to be the place for taking picture. The kitchen does not have so much natural light only one small window.  You can use the artificial lighting system to add more lights to the space. But you must be very careful on using lamps because if you do not use them in a right way it can create some bad effects to the picture if you do not know how to adjust the lighting.

Choosing the flash mode is the final solution you have to choose in case there is not enough light for the space.

Step 3: Using some accessorizes

A product can be a focus of the picture but surrounding things will be important in making the product more impressive and attractive. You can put a vase of flower or some decoration items around to make the space more vivid and eye-catching.

Step 4: Taking a picture

When you take a picture of the product you have to try different angles to take a picture. The most important thing is that the product must be displayed naturally in the picture. Try as many angles as possible until you satisfy with the pictures. You can try the high then low angle of taking pictures. Or you can use 45 degree or 30 degree vertical or horizontal direction to take a picture.

The photographer has to decide which points of the product should be presented in the picture. You can focus on several special features of the product but at the same time you still have to make people see the overview of the product.

Tips to have a panorama picture

You are hearing about the panorama picture. You see a lot of pictures taken according to this style. Are you curious about this style? Would you like to take one panorama picture by yourself? You should start it now with the following simple guidance in order to have your own library of panorama.

The picture of full panorama, meaning picture of full landscape is one of the most popular and favorite photography of many photographers as it can help the photographer to show the landscape in a very large scale. Therefore, the picture will contain a wide range of interesting things and features that you will be eager to discover. People get used to calling this style of photography under the name “panorama” as a scientific name but the meaning is very easy to understand. This is actually a picture taken by a photographer not an artificial product of any kinds of photo adjustment software at all such as from Photoshop.

Almost all panoramas can become a picture of small planet because the picture normally captures all the scene of the landscape even the smallest details. The following guidance can show you how to have a nice panorama.

  • Taking angle – you should choose to take the 360 degree landscape because the edge of the picture when queuing together will be very smooth making the flow of the whole picture. That’s why the picture will look like a small planet. You can use smaller angle but in that case there will be additional techniques you have to apply to the picture later.
  • The width of the picture – Ratios (the width and the height of the picture) will affect to the sharpness of the picture. The wider the picture is taken, the deeper and sharper the picture will be. The narrower picture can show the change of height of the picture. Both can give you special feeling.
  • The sky – the sky in the total and final picture will be very important. A blue sky will be the best solution with some clouds surrounding can create a romantic and quite feeling for the picture.
  • The land – the bottom of the picture can be a little bit overlapping which will make some bad effect for the picture. Therefore, for the bottom of the picture there should not be too many details. It is better for the bottom with a flat area with grasses, sand or water.
  • The skyline – It is necessary to make the edges of the picture to be well sorted out and more naturally.

In general, there can be several criteria for a nicer panorama but you can see that almost all landscape is suitable with the panorama. If you find the above instructions are complex you can adjust it yourself or refuse to follow it. It can make you surprise by some special and strange effect that you can not expect and if you have not try you can not feel it.