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The dPS Ultimate Guide to Fine Art Photography.

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One of the contentious topics in the world of photography these days seems to be what exactly is fine art photography. Ultimately it is what the photographer deems it to be, but in the world of art, there is a lot more to it. If you want to get recognition as an artist that uses the medium of photography, then there are certain expectations of what your body of work should be like and how you go about executing it.

Galleries and collectors are not going to collect work or invest in art when there isn’t a lot of consistency within that body of work. One fine art image is not enough to make you a fine art photographer. The work needs to be done with intention, with a direction, and have a consistency over all the images. A style is developed that is recognizable in all the images.

It is important to look at other famous artists, not just photographers, but painters and sculptures, to see how their work has evolved. See how you can do something similar with your photography. Photography is no different to those other mediums and the same definitions that apply to them are also applicable to fine art photography.

Who can be a fine art photographer?

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A long exposure that was taken during the day, but the light in the image has been manipulated to make it look like it was taken at a different time.

Anyone can be a fine art photographer; there are no hard and fast rules about it. Though it does demand a fair amount of dedication. There are no rules or special qualifications that a person needs to follow or have before they call themselves a fine art photographer.

Some of the things that help define a fine art photographer

Perhaps the best way to describe how you can be a fine art photographer is to look at how they work. There is a lot more to it than simply creating beautiful images. We can all do that, but an artist works towards something. Their work is done with intention, and they have a direction they are following. Finally, there is a consistency to their work. Let’s take a look at each of these points individually.

Intention

Often when you go out to take photos, you pick a place because you think you might get nice images at that location. That is most likely never going to be a problem for you. But if you want to be considered more of a fine art photographer then you need to go to places that you know will help you create images that will further your work, and build your portfolio. There has to be some intention behind why you photograph things.

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The cityscape that has some differences, but it is quite effective and if I was short of images for an exhibition this one would be included.

For example, a fine art portrait photographer who does images of people in certain scenes, like dark moody beach scenes, is not going to go and take photos of a baby in a park. Well, they might for a friend, but they wouldn’t include that work in their portfolio.

Artists are always trying to take photos that work with what they already have. They go out with the intention of photographing subjects that follow the direction of their work.

Direction

This is a lot like intention, but it means the photographer has direction. If they are taking photos somewhere, they are being directed by their previous work. This helps them to get images that will continue to follow that style.

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Before processing.

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After processing to give it my signature style.

Consistency

For the same reasons as intention, that same portrait photographer is not going to photograph a baby because it won’t give their workflow any consistency. For a fine art photographer, you need to have work that is fairly consistent and looks like it all belongs together.

That doesn’t mean it has to be the same subject all the time, it can also be a similar processing style. All the images are processed in a similar way so they look consistent when a gallery or investor is looking at the portfolio.

The more consistent you are the more galleries and investors will be interested in your work.

This is definitely the case. I asked the curator for Stills Gallery in Sydney, Josephine Skinner, about how important it is that there be consistency in a body of work. This is what she had to say:

It’s very important. If an artist were contacting us, I would hope to view a resolved body of work, both conceptually and materially. Of course, we’re used to working with artists as they develop new work for an exhibition, but a cold submission won’t pique my interest unless you establish your capacity to deliver.

What is a body of work and how do you create it?

A body of work is where you have several pieces that show the consistency and intention that was spoken about earlier. When you have a body of work it should have a similar style and look as though one person created it all.

The subject matter should be all the same or very similar. There needs to be a number of images in the body of work so you can have an exhibition. The actual amount will depend on where you are exhibiting and how many are needed.

This is a selection of my work, notice the similar processing style, subject matter, and mood across all the images.

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Artist Statement

Whether you want to believe it or not, an artist statement is very important. It doesn’t have to be an essay, but putting what you are trying to achieve with your photography down on paper is a great way to help with those areas that we just discussed; intention, direction, and consistency.

When writing one you want to be clear about why you are doing what you are doing. What is important about it and why you have chosen the medium of photography?

Here is what Josephine had to say about artist statements:

An artist statement is helpful: be brief, clear and use accessible language.

Some statements can waffle on and not make much sense. It is good to sound professional, but it should be concise and leave the audience of your work with a very clear understanding of what you are trying to achieve.

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The final image. Many aspects were changed so this image would look like it was taken at night with just one light shining.

Look at some fine art photographers that are practicing now

Have you ever been told that if you want to be a good writer that you should study and read the writing of those in the same field? The same can be said for fine art.

If you want to be an artist then you should study and look at the work of other great artists, in this case, fine art photographers. Though, you should include a wide range of artists as photographers can also learn a lot from painters, drawers, printmakers, and sculptors.

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This image of the 12 Apostles doesn’t really belong with most of the work, but it still has the same. The light has been manipulated, so it almost belongs. But, the different subject matter would make mean it would probably not be included in an exhibition.

You really need to look at what your work is and find similar photographers. There is such a large number of photographers working at the moment, that it’s hard for me to tell you who to study. But here is a list of a few fine art photographers to give you a starting point.

What is an Artist CV?

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A cityscape image before processing.

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The final image showing how the light has been changed to create this look.

This is very similar to a work CV (curriculum vitae) or resume. But instead of listing all the jobs you have had, you list everything that galleries and other people in the art world might want to know about you.

They usually start with your education, where you have studied and when. Then you list what solo exhibitions you have had if you have had any. The goal is to end up with a massive list of those. Then you follow those with the group exhibitions in which you have been involved. Then you might add what prizes you have won.

Finally, comes a list of places where your work has been published. For example, if you have had work published in a magazine. You can also include collections and in this section, you will mention if you have sold work to important places like a major public gallery, for instance.

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Another image that has the same look and processing, but doesn’t belong. It does belong more than the image of the 12 Apostles though.

Every time you approach a gallery you will be asked for your Artist’s CV. If you don’t have one, it is time to start working on it. They are usually one page.

Here is a link to my CV as an example.

Do you need to study Fine Art at a Tertiary Level?

The simple answer to this is no, you don’t have to study at a tertiary level to be a fine art photographer. But the long answer is that if you do, you will gain a greater understanding of the many aspects of being an artist. The really good places also give you studio space and impose the need to work in that space like a professional artist would.

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Another one of the power stations, that could work, but wouldn’t be included in an exhibition.

There are so many other things you learn as well, for example, how to develop your style or your body of work. Or, how to create the consistency we talked about earlier. You begin to understand how the gallery system operates and how to approach them. Often you are given opportunities to exhibit your work so you can get an idea of what it is like. These can help you to get a start on your artist’s CV.

The lecturers are usually artists themselves, so they can guide and mentor you. They understand what you are going through and their advice can be invaluable.

Getting a Bachelor of Fine Art is never a bad thing. Many other artists and galleries will take you more seriously because you have shown a commitment to your practice.

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This one is a little different, but it still fits the artist statement.

Where to study it if you so choose

There are places all around the world and where you study will depend on where you live, the cost, and if you are accepted. Look at other artists and see where they studied. Do your research to find out what is available near you. Find out how many graduates of that institution have had successful careers when they finished.

Not all art schools are equal. Some have very good reputations, while others will get you the degree, but not necessarily the prestige. For example, in Melbourne, you can get a Fine Arts Degree from many places, but two are more sought after, University of Melbourne, Faculty VCA, and RMIT University. People take more notice if you have attended and graduated from those schools.

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This image appears as though it would work, but since the rest of the images are more cityscapes and not close-ups of anything, it would not be included. If more similar images were made, I may have to reconsider that decision.

Keep in mind that this type of degree will not lead to a paying job, and you are being trained to be an artist. It is expected that you will work at it full-time when you finish. Of course, most artists end up doing other jobs to supplement their income until they are making enough from their art. Though this appears to only happen for a few. Nearly all teach or have other jobs to pay the bills.

I had a lecturer once that told us if we were still doing art and exhibiting our work 10 years after graduation we would make money from it. Unknown if this is true, but it is a nice sentiment.

Visit galleries and see what others exhibit

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This was taken near a marina, but it is too different and I couldn’t make it look like the other images, so it would never be included in an exhibition.

To get a great understanding of what fine art photography is one of the best things you can do is visit art galleries, both public and commercial. You can see how the artist works, look at the consistency and also how the work all looks when it’s put together in an exhibition.

Look for commercial galleries that are exhibiting photography works, or better still find ones that specialize in fine art photography. If you can’t visit them in person, then look on the internet. They all have websites and usually show the works of the artists they represent.

Study the work and the artist. If you find some whose work you really like, pay a lot more attention to them. Find out what motivates the artist, look at their artist CV, and see if you can find an artist statement. That will really help you to understand their intention, direction, and the consistency.

Public galleries often have some of their collection online, but you are usually required to go and look. Don’t be disappointed if the photography section if very small, other artworks often get more wall space. You can look for galleries that specialize in photography, for example in Victoria, Australia there is a place called Centre for Contemporary Photography and that is all they show. It’s a great way to see what other photographers are doing.

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Like the ocean image, this has the same look and feel, but the subject matter doesn’t match.

Here are a few others:

Study about all art, its history and what is happening now

Part of being an artist is keeping yourself informed. As previously stated, you should be going to galleries and seeing other exhibitions. It is so important to read and study other artists. It can help you understand what their lives were like and what drove them to create their art.

It is also good to keep up to date with what is happening in the world of art. Who is winning awards, what work is really popular right now, and how you could fit in. Look at who is being exhibited and which galleries are showing their work.

Look at painters, sculptures, and other mediums

Don’t limit your photography study to just photographers. You should also look at painters, sculptures, printmakers, and drawers. You can learn a lot from them as well.

Rembrandt lighting is a type of lighting pattern that portrait photographers strive to create. It involves a triangular spot of light on the cheek of the portrait subject. Photographers have been trying to replicate that style for years, but it came from a painter – Rembrandt.

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The image is similar, but it probably wouldn’t be included in an exhibition. It doesn’t quite fit.

In some ways, painters were our earliest photographers as they tried to paint what they saw. Looking at their work is very important. You can learn a lot about subject-matter and more importantly, about composition. For those artists, the composition was key and they would have spent a great deal of time working on that element of their craft. Study how they put their paintings together and learn.

Sculptors create compositions and often work conceptually. If you are interested in conceptual photography then looking at how these artists work can help you find direction. See what lengths they go to in creating their sculptures.

Living an artist’s life and what that means

There is a myth that many creatives were “suffering artists”. That to be an artist you had to be in some kind of struggle. The other myth is about being the “starving artist”, so if you are going to be an artist you have to also be very poor.

The first is a myth, you don’t have to be on some internal struggle to be an artist. It has been said that you have to go through disasters in your own life in order to help you create masterpieces. It isn’t true, of course. Very normal people create the most amazing artworks. There is a lot more to it than some emotional suffering.

In the past, many artists were starving. Even in today’s world, making money as an artist is incredibly hard. There are more people wanting to be artists than there are people wanting to buy the work. The reference to starving was more to do with making no money and not having enough to buy food.

The reality is that most artists live very normal lives. They often work part-time jobs to survive and live in ordinary houses. They are often very normal people. There are some eccentric artists, but they are more the exception to the rule. Many have studios and workspaces, and every free moment they get, they work in their art practice.

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A cityscape that would work in an exhibition, it has the same feeling as the others.

Exhibiting your work

There are various different kinds of galleries and if you want to exhibit your work then you need to start studying them. Find out which ones are the best for you to approach first of the several different types (large public and private).
First, you need to find out what the galleries are looking for. Once again, Josephine has some advice for those wanting to approach galleries:

The first piece of advice I would have is to do proper research into which galleries you approach and be selective with those you do. We get submissions from painters, for instance, who haven’t even looked on our website to find out we exhibit photomedia and video. In the process of narrowing it down, bear in mind that if a gallery has an emphasis on photomedia that doesn’t mean that all forms of photography will fit with their broader aesthetic and focus. Also, be conscious that each artist brings something unique to a gallery so diversity is desired – they probably won’t want someone whose practice mirrors an existing represented artist. Lastly, each gallery has a different policy for receiving submissions, so a good idea is to call and ask what they prefer. Don’t just show up and expect to sit down with the Director!

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A cityscape taken from an observation deck. While it is a cityscape it also would not be included. It really does not have the same look at the others.

That is great advice and a good idea for all artists. Do your research and study the galleries you are interested in to see if they are a good fit for you. You can also ask questions to see what they have to say. They will often be more than happy to talk to you about what type of work they are looking for, and how to submit your work.

Josephine has provided some information on how they find new artists:

Our focus is contemporary photomedia and video, so we tend to look at art prizes that are often interdisciplinary, such as the Hatched Graduate exhibition at PICA, and keep an eye on what’s happening in ARI (Artist Run Initiatives) spaces. These platforms provide an initial filter because the work has already undergone a process of competitive selection. Galleries with a more traditional or commercial aesthetic would probably look elsewhere.

Most galleries will have information and guidelines about how to send in proposals for exhibitions; you need to follow those closely. They get a lot of submissions and if you don’t do what they ask then you could be eliminated straight away. Do everything you can to get them to look at your artwork.

Preparing your work to exhibit

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The subject matter fits with much of what the fine art work is about, but it’s the wrong colors and sends a different message than the others.

Having an exhibition of their work is the ultimate goal for most artists. It is where they develop a name and reputation. If you want that too, then you have to make sure your work is good enough to show.

There are so many decisions to be made before you do a show. You have to decide who will print your work and how it will be printed. Part of the reason for exhibiting is to sell your work and if it doesn’t look good then people won’t buy it.

Before the work is sent to be printed you need to make sure that there aren’t any defects in the images. When they are blown up, sensor spots or other unwanted items in your scenes will be enlarged as well. They could end up standing out so much that they take over the image. Magnify the image on your computer (view at 100% or 1:1 size) and look very closely for any mistakes or faults.

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Work in an exhibition.

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Work that is packaged and ready to be sent to an exhibition.

Find a professional printer who will work with you. Look for one that you can rely on, and who knows their business. They should be able to help you figure out the best way to present your work. There are so many options for photographs these days. You can do canvas prints, put images on fine art paper, and even have them on metal, which is very popular right now.
Then you are faced with the option of framing or not. Most galleries will answer that question for you.

Read my article: How to Prepare a Photography Exhibit of Your Work for more on this topic.

Editioning your work

This is not compulsory, but one thing that many photographers do is edition their work. This means they will only sell a certain number of that image or a limited edition. The artist sets the edition to what they think they might sell.

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A cityscape that is very similar to many I do, but I wouldn’t include this image as it doesn’t have the impact that many of the others do.

For many artists starting out, the number of editions is usually small, around 10 or 20. The more successful an artist becomes, the more expensive the images get, and often the edition number increases as. Some will do editions of up to 200 photos.

For most of us though, especially starting out, it isn’t necessary to do editions. You may only sell one or two copies of an image. As sales pick up and you begin to make a name for yourself it is good to consider putting out editions of your work.

If you die your work will double in price

This is probably the biggest myth out there about fine art photography and art in general. While it is true that when some artists die their work becomes a lot more valuable, it isn’t the same for everyone. If the artist had a successful career and was being collected by a lot of people then there is some truth in this.

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Image with similar colors and a long exposure, but it is not an image I would include in an exhibition.

When they die their work gains in value because it becomes rare. As no new work will be produced, all of their previous work becomes more valuable. That’s all there is, a finite amount, so it will increase in value.

For most artists, our death will only matter to those around us and our artwork will only increase in sentimental value. It’s sad, but you dying likely isn’t going to cause an increase in the value of your work.

Being a fine art photographer

There are many steps you can take that will make you a fine art photographer. There are many different paths and it is up to you to decide which ones you will take. In the end, being an artist is about doing work with intention, having a direction and working consistently.

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This would very definitely be included. The light has been changed and it works with the artist statement.

Artists usually exhibit their work with the idea of gaining a reputation so collectors will purchase it. This, in turn, leads to their work increasing in value and they can sell more. Being an artist is a noble profession and one that dates back hundreds of years, who doesn’t want to belong to that group?

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Introduction to Loans for Amazon Sellers

Due to Amazons huge growth, your shop might experience a rising amount of orders. You just need the right products to sell to create new customers every day. As an Amazon seller with such a growing business you are faced with a rapidly increasing need of working capital. At some stage you might have to think about new investments, for example you need to enlarge your warehouse, increase your inventory or hire new staff. But where does the money for investments come from? Often enough it’s only a small amount of money which you can’t raise on your own. With Amazon loans you get access to affordable, low interest loans. The key of the Bitcoin loans for Amazon sellers is the absence of banks. There is no need to beg at a bank for a credit with unattractive interest rates when you have the option to get working capital under much better conditions, right?

First, register your business on our platform. After that you get rated with your personal borrower rating at Bitbond. Once you agreed on the given conditions and are verified, you are able to borrow Bitcoins by publishing an Amazon loan request on our marketplace. You simply have to prove your creditworthness and post the amount you want to borrow. The interest rates start at 12% p.a., which means they are significantly lower than comparable interest rates from banks.

With Amazon loans you can kick off your business and get a financial support of up to 25.000 US dollars. With the help of the innovative P2P bitcoin lending technology it doesn’t matter where your business is located. You simply create an account which takes only a couple of minutes. Then you publish your request and wait until your request is fully funded by different lenders. After that you get the money transferred immediately. You have the possibility to repay your Amazon loans at your convenience. If you like to repay the Amazon loans as quickly as possible you can chose six weeks as repayment period for example. But maybe you can’t afford to repay the Amazon loans in such a short time period. That’s also no problem, just declare three years as repayment period.

With the connection of your Bitbond and Amazon account, you give us a “read only” access to your account to check your feedback on the platform. Positive feedback will influence your personalised interest rates and make future loans cheaper. With the financial support through Bitbond you never have to miss out on an opportunity again. Instead you are able to compete with your competitors on a higher level.

With the decentralised digital currency you are able to do instant worldwide transactions at very low fees. Banks aren’t needed in this system, which make loans very attractive for both sides. Lenders get monthly payments for their investments meanwhile borrowers get access to affordable loans.

Why Bitcoin Loans for Amazon Sellers are the Perfect Choice

The key reason nothing beats Bitcoin loans for Amazon sellers is the absence of banks! Using p2p allows for individuals from all around the world to invest in your Amazon store and help you grow! With Bitcoin, the usual transaction and exchange fees are largely sidestepped making Bitcoin loans for Amazon sellers cheaper and quicker than any alternative offered by a bank!

Now that you have proven that you know how to make money on Amazon, it’s time to increase your working capital and expand your business! Small business loans enable you to increase your inventory, hire new staff and maximise revenues.

Revolutionising Amazon Loans with Bitcoin

With Bitbond you can customise your loan terms from 6 weeks to 3 years! In addition to the fixed low interest rates, this gives you unparalleled control over your cash flow! With over 2000 loans already successfully funded, Bitbond has proven that it is the ideal platform for Amazon sellers to get Bitcoin loans to grow their business!

As someone who knows how to sell on Amazon, you represent the ideal Bitbond user. This is because we include Amazon seller feedback as a key factor in assessing your credit rating. Positive Amazon feedback can significantly impact your personalised interest rates, making it cheaper for you to take out a loan.

At Bitbond interest rates start from as low as 1% per month which is significantly cheaper than the 10.8% offered by the cheapest alternatives! Bitbond also offers you the quickest way to grow your Amazon business, as you can be fully funded within 3 days after registering. This gives you an important advantage over other Amazon sellers, because you can buy the inventory you need to grow your Amazon shop and beat your competitors to the punch.

Once you have connected your Bitbond and Amazon account, we receive a “read only” access in order to assess the quality of your feedback. Specifically, this means that we will not be able to change or alter your Amazon account in any way, and will simply read the feedback you have received directly from your Bitbond profile!

Get your personalised loan quickly and at unbeatable rates today. Simply sign up and go through the easy application process to get the funds you need to grow your Amazon business.

Growing your business with Amazon Loans

Sometimes even the best sellers fail to take advantage of the great opportunities which the market offers them. In the early years, Amazon offered an alternative to eBay providing a review system which helped small businesses build trust with their customers. Great sellers can still flourish on Amazonlending the platform an inordinate amount of value.

With a Bitbond loan for Amazon sellers, you never need to miss out on an opportunity again. Get the funding you need to expand your business, and repay within a reasonable time period

What is Peer-to-Peer Financing?

Peer-to-peer (or p2p) is the best way to get an Amazon loan. You simply post the amount you want to borrow on Bitbond and prove your creditworthiness by attaching your social media and Amazon accounts. Then potential lenders bid on your loan. In up to 3 days, you can be fully funded and busy growing your business.

Apply for your Amazon loan today!

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Affordable eBay Loans for Online Sellers.

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Bitbond is a global peer-to-peer online lending platform. Small businesses and online retailers from around the world get access to affordable, low interest loans. This is especially true for sellers looking to get quick eBay loans, as Bitbond allows borrowers to connect their eBay accounts to signify creditworthiness!

Thus, your stellar feedback can now help you get perhaps the most affordable eBay loan available anywhere today. Financing the growth of your shop has never been easier. Apply today, and get the working capital you need to boost sales!

Bitbond loans for eBay sellers have several noteworthy advantages over alternatives. These are:

  • Use your eBay feedback to qualify. During the borrower application, you will be able to connect your eBay seller account. This gives us a “read only” access which we use to review the strength of your eBay business. A large amount of positive feedback will lower the interest rates you have to pay on Bitbond!
  • Bitbond is more affordable than competitors. Bitbond only charges a single, one-time 1-3% fee for borrowers. This is deducted automatically from your loan amount and is only applied if your loan request is funded. As a result, Bitbond is significantly cheaper than alternative providers of eBay loans, as there are no hidden costs such as late repayment fees, or application fees.
  • Trusted by over 1,900 small business owners.  The third major benefit of using Bitbond to fund your eBay loan, is the trust you can put in the quality of our product. We have been recognised for our contributions to the finance and business loans sector for years. Our many nominations as one of the best providers in the fintech industry, as well as our reviews on Trustpilot and other 3rd party review sites testify to the high quality of our service.

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Low Interest Loans

Our loans are specially thought for small business owners, entrepreneurs and eBay sellers. Build your working capital with our unbeatable financing offer!

Quick Money

Create an account in minutes, publish your request and start receiving offers. Your request can be fully funded in 5 days! Receive your payment immediately!

Bitcoin Technology

By using bitcoin we allow frictionless cross-border lending on Bitbond. You can buy and sell bitcoins through PayPal and other major marketplaces.

Pay on Your Terms

You can repay your loan at your convenience. 6 weeks to 3 years, it’s your choice. You choose your credit!

                             Why Work with Bitbond

  • Get an eBay loan of up to $25,000 to boost your business
  • Low interest eBay loans, as low as 1% per month
  • World coverage, get your loan anywhere!
  • +1,900 loans already funded and growing
  • Innovative Bitcoin technology
  • Personal loan manager to answer your questions
  • Over $2,900,000 funded already!
  • Connect your PayPal and eBay accounts to get unbeatable rates!

                             How Does It Work?

  • Register on our platform, fill in the application and we’ll get back to you with your borrower rating within 24 hours!
  • Once you get verified and rated, you can borrow Bitcoins by publishing a loan request on our site!
  • Bitcoin lenders will then finance your eBay loan!

Apply for your eBay loan today!

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Why Bitbond is Perfect for eBay Loans

The online powerhouse that is eBay is seen by many as the perfect outlet to sell high quality stock. The worlds’ leading online marketplace brings together reputable sellers and vast numbers of customers from around the world, to enable businesses to flourish and consumers to be satisfied. For most sellers however, tapping into this huge consumer base can be difficult as capital is hard to come by and high quality inventory subsequently remains out of reach. eBay loans with Bitbond can change that.

A number of online businesses have recognised the potential that eBay has, and have either used eBay as their main outlet, or set up a store that runs alongside their existing e-commerce store. As such, this has inspired many budding entrepreneurs to set up their online store and take advantage of the online sales boom that eBay is able to provide.

However, those new to the world of e-commerce could find themselves being cast aside for more popular stores which have revolving inventory.  Of course, there are other avenues a new start-up can take in order to furnish its store with products, such as dropshipping, but for those who wish to hold their own stock, then they may need to look at securing some eBay loans.

How to Secure an eBay Loan for Your Store

When people think of loans, they think of banks. And of course, banks are more than willing to listen to a business proposal, but if the person you speak to doesn’t understand the online e-commerce world, you could be left with a few blank expressions, as well as no loan.

This isn’t to say that all banks no nothing whatsoever, in fact, many are tech-savvy, but it can be helpful to acquire a loan from a company that truly understands what it takes to run an e-commerce business. Bitbond is one such company.

The Benefits of Securing a Bitbond Loan

      1.) Quick and Simple Signup for Your eBay Loan

Good reviews on eBay will grant you lower interest rates for your eBay loans when using Bitbond. This is because Bitbond allows borrowers to connect their eBay accounts, in order to analyse the customer feedback, which is weighted heavily when deciding on creditworthiness. Therefore, good reviews on your eBay store will give you access to lower interest rates.

Signing up for an eBay loan only takes 10 minutes of your time. This represents a significant improvement over the weeks or months banks, government or p2p lending sites take to clear you for a loan. With Bitbond you can apply for eBay loans in a matter of minutes without sacrificing time and effort. Be sure to have a valid ID, proof of income and a utility bill ready in order to complete your borrower application as quickly as possible.

      2) No Bank Account is Required

The first thing that should be noted is that Bitbond is not a bank, it is a peer-to-peer lending service, and as such your eBay loan will be funded by investors around the globe. The way in which Bitbond assesses its applications is very different to that of a bank, and doesn’t require the user to have a bank account. Those looking to secure a loan simply detail their request on the Bitbond website. Prospective investors then look at your proposal and if interested, will lend you Bitcoins in order to move your business forward with your eBay loans.

Once a request is funded, the money is transferred to the borrower straight away. As you can see, the method used differs greatly to the algorithms and credit scores that banks and high-street lenders use.

Those who lend small businesses and startups Bitcoins can benefit from earnings on their savings, whereas those receiving the funds can benefit from a low interest rate when compared to alternative high-street lenders.

      3) Global Access to Bitcoin Loans

Granted, it can be a little premature to boast about global access when only 35 percent of the world is online, but you have to admit, that’s still a fair amount of people. What it also means is that those looking to borrow funds for eBay loans aren’t shackled down with bank opening hours and endless meetings.

Having access to the Internet means that you can request a loan, regardless of your location. It also means that you are not limited to a specific country, as those who lend Bitcoins are located globally. Its factors such as these that are making Bitcoin loans a force to be reckoned with.

      4) Cheaper Fees

The world of loans is something of a fickle one. If you have had loans in the past and they have been paid with no problems, you will probably get a loan with a low interest rate. If you have a couple of late payments, then you could see your business paying back a loan at a higher interest rate.

Of course, this is only an estimate, as no one really knows what a high-street lender will charge until they have evaluated your loan. Now, it goes without saying that no-one should be looking to take out a loan if they don’t have the means to pay it back, but evidently life can throw up some obstacles, that can be a little difficult to avoid.

One the most attractive aspects of Bitbond is its low fees. There are still varying rates depending on how much is being borrowed and how long the loan will run for, but when compared to other lenders, the fees and interest associated with the loan are low.

With interest rates starting at 1% per month eBay loans with Bitbond are significantly cheaper than with other providers.

       5) Get Extra Resources

Bitbond specialises in providing eBay loans to Online sellers. Our Resources page is updated daily with free templates, eBay fee updates and seller tips for you to use. In your mission to maximise sales and make your eBay store a success, Bitbond can help you to gain valuable inside tips and tricks which will allow your business to flourish. Furthermore, our customer support is always willing to help and guide you through the process. Alternatively, feel free to send me an email to chris@bitbond.com for any questions, recommendations or problems you might have.

Getting eBay loans has never been easier

Bitbond is the world’s leading peer-to-peer bitcoin lending platform. This means that people managing small businesses and Online retailers get access to quick and affordable loans with low interest rates from around the world! Bitbond is perfect for you as an Ebay seller, as your Ebay reputation has a direct positive impact on your credit rating! No credit score necessary!

Now that you have proven that you know how to make money selling Online, it’s time to get an eBay loan to expand your business! Small eBay loans enable you to increase your inventory, hire new staff and maximise revenues.

With Bitbond you can customise your loan terms from 6 weeks to 5 years! In addition to the fixed low interest rates, this gives you unparalleled control over your cash flow! With over 700 loans already successfully funded, Bitbond has proven that it is the ideal platform for Online sellers to the eBay loan they need grow their business!

Connect your eBay account and get lower interest rates

As someone who knows how to sell on ebay, you represent the ideal Bitbond user. This is because we include Ebay seller feedback as a key factor in assessing your credit rating. Positive Ebay feedback can significantly impact your personalised interest rates, making it cheaper for you to take out a loan.

At Bitbond interest rates start from as low as 1% per month which is significantly cheaper than the 10.8% offered by the cheapest alternatives! Bitbond also offers you the quickest way to grow your Ebay business at top-speed, as you can be fully funded within 5 days after registering. This gives you an important advantage over other Ebay sellers, because you can buy the inventory you need to grow your Ebay shop and beat your competitors to the punch.

Once you have connected your Bitbond and Ebay account, we have “read only” access in order to assess the quality of your feedback. Specifically, this means that we will not be able to change or alter your ebay account in any way, and will simply read the feedback you have received!

Get your personalised loan quickly and at unbeatable rates today. Simply sign up and go through the easy application process to get the funds you need to grow your eBay business.

Apply for your eBay loan today!

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How to Find Good Locations for Family Portraits.

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We all do, of course, but if you take every portrait client to the same location, your portfolio will develop an undesirable, repetitive consistency. So, it’s important to thoroughly scout the area where you live and work, to build a list of go-to spots for any scenario, circumstance, and style.2015 12 26 0002

Think about your city, and build a list of these places where you can shoot:

  • A field or shoreline with broad vistas to capture the aura and glow of twilight
  • A similar outdoor venue with features like tall grass or trees to provide backdrop
  • An outdoor area with full shade, appropriate for shooting midday
  • A covered outdoor space like a gazebo or covered porch, for shoots in inclement weather
  • An indoor space with high ceilings and lots of windows for natural light

Because most family portrait sessions will include a variety of backdrops and poses, the perfect shooting location contains all of these elements. But that’s rare to find.

Finally, make sure that you have the required permits, permissions, and licenses to shoot in your desired locations, whether they’re public or private (many municipalities require a business license to shoot in public places like parks and beaches).

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Once you’ve built your list of go-to locations, you’re ready to schedule a session with a client. Here are the two scenarios that could play out:

1 – The client has already chosen a location

It’s surprisingly rare for a client to be dead set on a location, but sometimes there’s a family home, or a special place with memories where they’d like to be photographed. Or perhaps there’s extended family gathered together already, and they’d like to keep the photo shoot as easy as possible by having you come to them. If you’re shooting for next year’s holiday portrait or another special event, they may also choose a place that fits the theme, such as an evergreen forest or a snowy landscape.

If you’re not familiar with the location, ask questions about it while confirming the shoot. You may discover that you need to bring extra equipment like lighting to fill in shadows, if they’re hoping for a family portrait underneath a moss-strewn oak tree at two o’clock in the afternoon.

Likewise, indoor shots — such as people gathered around the fireplace or the Christmas tree, for example — may present difficulties with lighting that you’ll want to work out and be prepared for, prior to the actual shoot. When feasible, visit the site of any shoot before arriving for the actual job.

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2 – The client is open to your location suggestions

This is the more common scenario, where you pull out that list of locations you’ve already scouted.

Start by getting a sense of the feeling the family wants to capture in their photos. If it’s a holiday family portrait, they may prefer a warm and rustic theme over something bright and urban, for example. Or they may want a look that’s relevant throughout the year.

Timing will also have a lot of influence over your decision on where to shoot. When possible, schedule sessions for an hour, to an hour-and-a-half before sunset, giving you time to arrive and chat, get the family comfortable with your presence and style, and then be fully ready to capture beautiful, stunning portraits just when the changing light is at its peak.

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Sunset (and sunrise) shoots

For golden hour sessions, just after sunrise and before sunset, choose a location that ideally has both broad vistas, and objects of interest. For example, if you’re shooting on the beach, don’t just choose a spot with wide open beach (plus houses and passersby) – aim to find a section of beach with sand dunes, tall grass, driftwood, or even distant trees. These objects help frame the image and make it more interesting, without distracting from the subjects of the photograph. The same rules apply in a desert, lake, or city park scenario.

Midday shoots on a sunny day

The challenge with shooting at midday is shadows. You don’t want your subjects to squint in full sun, and you don’t want shadows from tree branches, or manmade obstructions, blocking portions of their faces. The key to shooting in midday on a sunny day is to put your subjects fully in the shade.

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When a client wants to schedule midday, I often lean toward urban areas with architectural interest. If your city or town has a historic neighborhood, seek out alleyways, parks, cobblestone streets, or even sidewalks that are shaded at midday, but present a beautiful surrounding for subjects.

Cloudy day shoots

It’s a huge misconception that overcast days are bad for family portraits. Clients may be discouraged by the threat of rain, but encourage them with the news that even cloud coverage actually makes for beautiful outdoor shots — there’s no squinting and nice even light.

But, if there’s no drama in the sky (dark clouds swirling on the horizon), an overcast day may be less exciting when shooting with broad vistas and open spaces. Turn to your surrounding objects (trees, historic buildings) to provide the intrigue in the photograph. Or bring in a pop of color with balloons or other props.

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On an overcast day, a local mural can actually make a perfect backdrop — just make sure your subjects wear muted tones (black, white, gray, beige) rather than colorful attire that might clash with the art.

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Final tips and tricks

Start by putting together your list of places. Keep the same principles in mind that helped you choose those spots, when giving feedback to a client on their suggested locations. In addition, make sure that wherever you decide to shoot won’t be crowded at the time you’re there — the last thing you want is a bunch of strangers in the background.

Finally, be flexible. Not every shoot will be perfect, but it’s your job as the photographer to ensure that your clients have an enjoyable experience. Have confidence in your skills, and work around obstacles as they arise. If you are engaged and the subjects are happy, it’s possible to create gorgeous family portraits that your clients can share on cards, calendars, and gifts throughout the year.

Do you have any other location scouting tips? Please share in the comments below.

 

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Apartments in Rome – Vacation Rental Apartments.

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Rome, also known as the Eternal City, is one of the oldest destinations in Europe, spanning back thousands of years to days when toga-clad Romans walked the streets and chariot racing took place in impressive amphitheaters. It remains a vibrant, popular hotspot for tourists who are looking to step back in time in a land of rich culture and fascinating history.

From the crumbling ruins of the Colosseum to grand churches and a selection of delicious Italian eateries, there is so much to explore. Our apartments in Rome place you in the centre of the action, offering the perfect place to stay and immerse yourself into local life. We have a selection of spacious flats with antique views, a variety of short term rentals ideal for weekend breaks, and cheap studios dotted throughout the city. Take a look through our collection of lodgings to find your ideal apartment in Rome.

Ancient Ancestors and Ruins – Things to do in Rome

  • The Colosseum – Rome’s most iconic landmark sits in the heart of the city, its preserved ruins offering a glimpse into the past and embodying the city’s previous life.
  • Roman Forum – Another of the city’s ancient wonders, the Roman Forum combines a selection of ruins from antique government buildings.
  • Pantheon – This centuries-old edifice was commissioned during the famous reign of Augustus and has been preserved over many years. It’s an iconic image of Rome, with its Corinthian columns and grandiose architecture.
  • St. Peter’s Basilica – Set inside the smaller, independent Vatican City – home of the Pope – the Basilica was designed and built by Michelangelo and a selection of other legendary Italian artists.
  • Palatine Hill – In the middle of the Seven Hills of Rome, Palatine Hill remains one of the oldest parts of the city, looking down on the Roman Forum to one side and the Circus Maximus the other.
  • Trevi Fountain – Flick in a coin and make a wish at the Trevi Fountain, a pivotal part of Rome’s culture designed by renowned architect Nicola Salvi.
  • Piazza Navona – Grab a drink and a bite to eat in this old city square which lies on the site of the old Stadium of Domitian – a 1st Century structure that was the centrepiece of ancient Rome.
  • Sistine Chapel – Be sure to visit the official residence of the Pope and see Michelangelo’s world-famous ceiling mural with your own eyes.
  • Spanish Steps – A popular meeting point for locals and tourists alike, the Spanish Steps show a familiar scene of Rome alongside the Trevi Fountain.
  • Capitoline Hill – Another of Rome’s Seven Hills, Capitoline was once the main citadel of the earliest Romans, providing a fascinating insight into days-gone-by.
  • Borghese Gallery and Museum – Art and culture lovers should not miss the Borghese, the bastion of Roman art spanning numerous years. Here, you can wander amongst works by some of Italy’s greatest painters.
  • Castel Sant’Angelo – Also known as the Mausoleum of Hadrian, the Castel Sant’Angelo was commissioned by Hadrian himself, and is now his official resting place.
  • Circus Maximus – Once the home of ancient chariot racing and other entertainment, Circus Maximus is the perfect place to explore the culture of ancient civilisations.
  • Altare della Patria – Built to honour the first king of Italy, Victor Emmanuel, the Altare remains a popular haunt for tourists on the hunt for history and culture.
  • Capuchin Crypt – Set below the grounds of the Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini church, this eerie network of chapels was once a hugely important part of Roman life.

Only Apartments offers a wide selection of cheap, luxury, and boutique Rome apartments throughout the city, including near the sights listed above.

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Arrive in Rome – Getting From the Airport to the City Centre

Rome has two airports, the Leonardo da Vinci (also known as Fiumicino) and Ciampino Airport. The former sits 30km outside of the city centre whilst the latter is closer at just 15km away, and is regularly served by low-cost airlines.

If you’re travelling to Fiumicino, there is the Leonardo Express train which connects the airport to the city centre every 30 minutes, as well as a busy taxi rank located just outside. There is also a shuttle bus that runs from the airport to Rome’s central station, Termini, and regular buses that leave from the on-site bus station.

From Ciampino airport there are similar options. There’s a direct train to the city centre (but you’ll have to hop on the shuttle bus to get to the airport’s station), two bus services that leave from directly outside the terminal, and a taxi rank.

You can also arrive in Rome via other European cities by train on the efficient cross-country service. Most routes terminate at the Stazione Termini, Rome’s main train station.

Exploring Rome – Getting Around

Rome boasts a selection of great transport options for tourists. There are expansive tram and bus services that run from early in the morning until midnight and encompass all the major sightseeing points.

There is also a fast and reliable train service which connects wider points of interest in Rome as well as other destinations in Italy and surrounding countries. If you’re looking to explore outside of Rome, you will likely depart from Stazione Termini which is the main transport hub in the city.

Rome also has a small metro system, though there are only two lines on the service which bypass the city centre, meaning it’s pretty useless for tourists. The two lines cross over at Stazione Termini – the only place where you can change route.

Rome Accommodation

A trip to Rome is like stepping back in time, but most Rome accommodation is well and truly based in the present day. Alongside the ancient remnants of gladiator lifestyles and centuries-old civilisations, contemporary hotels rise up, casting a contrasting silhouette against the city’s skyline. Down smaller streets, traditional Italian guesthouses and B&B offer a local insight into the laidback lifestyle of Italy’s capital, whilst designer hostels provide a cheap, youthful alternative to the huge range of boutique hotels. Wherever you decide to rest your head there will plenty of stories to dive into, both old and new.

Only-Be a Local in Rome

Rome is a huge tourist destination, but there are ways you can explore it like a local. You can wander through the market at Campo de’ Fiori and try some of the fresh oils and vinegars, stroll up to the top of Gianicolo Hill and admire the spectacular city views, visit the Jewish quarter and try some of the local cuisine, and spend an afternoon in the San Lorenzo District, which boasts a collection of design-led cafes, quirky shops, and a young, trendy atmosphere. Staying in an apartment is the perfect way to immerse yourself in Rome like a local, and we have a number of Rome apartments in all of these areas.

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As far as Catholic weddings go, it’s pretty hard to beat being married by the Pope. On an airplane.

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INTRODUCING TAYLORMADE M3 & M4 DRIVERS | TWIST FACE TECHNOLOGY .

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We’re excited to officially announce M3 & M4 metalwoods with drivers featuring Twist Face technology.

 

“From the creation of the first metalwood in 1979, TaylorMade has established a legacy of breaking from tradition to reach new thresholds of performance. In 2018, we have once again uncovered a new frontier of driving potential with Twist Face Technology — a radical departure from traditional driver-face design, engineered to correct for inherent human swing tendencies in real-time, giving golfers a tangible competitive advantage.

Brian Bazzel, Vice President, Product Creation

We’ve reimagined traditional driver face design to counteract golfers’ most common misses, more specifically, those resulting from the high toe and low heel impacts.

 

 

To counteract the high-toe miss (a hook), the driver face has been ‘twisted’ open (loft increased & face opened) on the high-toe to help straighten ball flight. Similarly, to counteract the low-heel miss (a slice) the driver face has been twisted closed to de-loft and close the face in the low heel area. Ultimately, Twist Face technology delivers a corrective face angle when hit off-center for longer, straighter shots.

We’ve captured more than half a million shots that simultaneously tracks head presentation (in-out path, angle of attack, loft, impact location), initial launch conditions and final landing location of the golf ball. In studying that data, our engineers discovered there was a flaw in the traditional bulge and roll. By studying the performance of thousands of shots in each quadrant across the face of all golfers’ levels, researchers determined these shots were not averaging to be on the center line. In fact, high face shots and high toe shots have a left tendency of the target line and spin significantly less. Similarly, low face and low heel shots tend to land right of the target line with a significantly more spin.

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In addition to Twist Face technology, the M3 driver features a new matte silver front section and a raised, aerodynamic five-layer carbon composite crown. With both the 2018 M3 and M4 metalwoods, our engineers were able to design thinner and lighter composite panels (the M3 & M4 drivers both feature a 5-layer carbon composite crown) than ever before.

Exclusive to the M3 in both the 460cc & 440cc models is a new intuitive Y-Track adjustability system that allows for CG adjustment of the head to obtain desired, optimal ball flight parameters. Dissimilar to the T-Track on both the 2016 & 2017 M1 drivers, the heel to toe track and front to back track on the M3 are connected, allowing all 22 grams (two 11g weights) of moveable mass to be utilized for both the benefit of heel to toe control as well as front to back CG adjustment. The Y-track gives the golfer more precise CG adjustability than before with more than 1,000 unique CG configurations — more than double the number of positions in the 2017 M1. Add in our 12 position, 4-degree Loft Sleeve and the result is an unparalleled level of personalization.

The flat curvature of the front/back track provides the lowest CG possible regardless of the weight setting. When the weight is in the back position versus M1 2017, the 2018 M3 CG is 36% further back. This makes the moment of inertia (MOI) 10% larger without raising the CG projection on the face.

 

This year will also be the first time our adjustable driver features a slot. The new Hammerhead slot was engineered to work in combination with Twist Face and Inverted Cone technologies to deliver maximum ballspeed across a larger area of the face for a larger sweet spot.

 

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By dividing the Speed Pocket into zones, we’re able to increase its overall length from 82mm to 100mm — a 22% increase. Additionally, it allowed for the creation of a larger flexible center zone, designed to increase ball speed on low face impacts and drop unwanted backspin.

Following the success and demand for the 440cc version in 2017, the M3 will again be available in a 440cc model, which utilizes a slightly smaller head, deeper face and 22g of moveable weight, working in unison with all of the same technologies as its larger 460cc counterpart. Both the 460 and 440cc models come equipped with MCA’s popular Tensei CK Red (high launch), Blue (mid launch) or White (low launch) shafts in R, S & X flexes along with a Lamkin UTx cord grip. As the company has offered for the past few years, TaylorMade is also once again offering more than two dozen additional premium custom shaft options at no upcharge.

The new M3 fairway takes a premium, adjustable fairway to the next level. Constructed with a 450 stainless steel body, strong Ni-Co C300 face and new, thinner 5-layer carbon composite crown (same as the M3 & M4 drivers). An improved track system that houses more moveable weight (29 grams compared to 25 in the ’17 M1 fairway) allows for the adjustment for preferred shot shape; from fade to draw, more than ever before. Similar to the M3 driver, the M3 fairway also utilizes an ultra-thin, ultra-light crown and sole panel. The combination of the composite panels saves up to 8g over a similarly shaped metal fairway. The discretionary weight is placed low and forward into the M3’s clubhead to create driver-like launch conditions (high launch & low spin).

The sliding weight track (SWT) on the M3 fairway, first introduced in a TaylorMade fairway with last year’s M1, incorporates a new, smaller Loft Sleeve screw, which allowed for the moveable weight track to move 3.5mm forward, which resulted in the CG moving almost a full millimeter forward too, an 8% change over the ’17 M1.

 

Bringing the track forward led to a more streamlined overhang design which led to improving the sole to turf interaction for the M3 fairway. By designing an overhang that extends across the length of the track the playability of the sole was improved while allowing the weight track to be further forward.

 

The smaller screw head and port area to the Loft Sleeve also positively affects the Speed Pocket. By taking up less room on the sole, the Speed Pocket length from heel-to-toe on the M3 fairway is longer than the M1 2017 Speed Pocket. The through-slot is extremely efficient in terms of size and material usage, giving us the ability to package it in front of the track. The through-slot promotes faster face-flex and ball speed on mishits low on the face and also reduces backspin leading to more overall distance.

The new M3 Rescue incorporates a moderate sized, Tour-proven and preferred shape first introduced by the ’17 M1 Rescue but with more moveable weight — 30g compared to 27— and a successful sole design that will appeal to players of all ability levels. The crown showcases a whole new look with a premium two tone, matte silver front section and gloss black back body framing the ball beautifully. The sole is engineered with a performance-driven adjustable sliding weight system, allowing golfers the opportunity to not only experience the neutral/fade biases of its predecessor but having more moveable weight for increased personalization.

In addition to the new 30g sliding weight and advanced sole design, the head comes equipped with a 3-degree ultra-lightweight aluminum Loft Sleeve. Premium components again are offered as stock options, with a MCA Tensei Blue hybrid 80g shaft in R, S & X flexes as well as a 70g A flex along with a new Lamkin UTx cord grip.

 

Team TaylorMade Reacts to Seeing Twist Face for the First Time

Complementing the M3 driver is the M4 driver, which differentiates its design by putting an emphasis on forgiveness. The M4 driver not only utilizes Twist Face & Hammerhead, it also incorporates Geocoustic engineering –combining geometry and acoustical engineering to unlock more forgiveness and best-in-class sound.

Driver heads with low back centers of gravity typically have low frequencies because they tend to have fairly flat soles. Geocoustic sole shaping allows for a low CG and larger head size, but with a more curved sole which has inherently higher frequencies, leading to better sound and feel.

Similar to the M3, the M4’s Hammerhead slot features reinforced outer portions for a lighter, more flexible face, which results in a larger sweet spot. The center portion of the slot increases ball speed low on the face and drops unwanted spin for straight distance. Additionally, the newly designed face saves 8g of discretionary weight. To increase the stability of the driver, the rearward mass pad has been increased from 22 to 41 grams – an 86% increase.

 

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Lastly, new to the M4 is a redesigned face that is both thinner and lighter. The maximum thickness has been reduced from 4.47mm to 3.6mm and the heel/toe perimeter thickness has been reduced from 2mm to 1.92mm. In addition, the mass of the face has been reduced from 45.5g in the ’17 M2 to 37.6g – 17.3%.

In addition to the standard M4 model, we’re also offering a higher-launching, more draw-biased model, the M4 D-Type (also 460cc). The M4 D-Type (D signifying draw) combines multiple draw-biased design technologies to help players who consistently fight fade-to-slice trajectories find more fairways. In addition to the multi-material construction, Twist Face technology and Hammerhead Speed Pocket, the D-Type is more heel-weighted (41g), has slight offset and uses advanced visual cues to promote a square face at address and a more draw-biased face at impact.

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The M4 fairway has been made for forgiveness, taking everything learned from the use of multi-material composition, Speed Pocket, Geocoustic Technology and ICT integration to deliver a remarkably high-performing complement to the M4 driver that delivers maximum distance and forgiveness by way of a larger sweet spot and more optimal launch conditions. A new split-weight mass pad separates the weight at the outward extremities of the head to preserve ballspeed on shots hit off-center.

The M4 fairway utilizes a thinner and stronger Ni-Co C300 face along with TaylorMade’s proprietary Inverted Cone Technology (ICT) to increase the higher-COR area of the clubface, thus minimizing ballspeed losses on off-center impacts delivering more distance more often.

 

In addition to the M4 fairway, TaylorMade is also introducing the M4 Tour fairway, which features a smaller head size (156cc versus 175cc) with a slightly deeper face, designed for better players who prefer a more compact look, lower launch and more workability.

Completing the M4 metalwood lineup in 2018 is the M4 Rescue. Power and control are the essential ingredients golfers need when playing a hybrid. M4 offers the best of all worlds with key performance technologies working in sync to produce exceptional ball speed and a larger sweet spot for enhanced overall playability.

The low-profile body of the M4 Rescue has a tiered two-tone crown with the same matte silver front and gloss black rear section that showcases the distinctive, widely recognized aesthetics TaylorMade’s M series of product has become known for.

 

The M4 Rescue features a cut-through Speed Pocket to increase launch and maximize ballspeed on shots hit below center face. Similar to the M4 fairway, a new split-weight mass pad separates the weight at the outward extremities of the head to increase the club’s forgiveness by preserving ballspeed on shots hit off-center. In addition to the added forgiveness, a Geocoustic sole design and a short, fluted hosel work in tandem to optimize sound and feel at impact. The M4 Rescue is designed to help average golfers replace a long iron with higher, longer and more draw-biased performance.

Availability 

All metalwoods will hit golf shops on February 16 with pre-order availability on February 2nd.

Content/Social Media Manager at TaylorMade Golf

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Paris is the epitome of sophistication, drawing in millions of visitors every year with its charm, culture, and world-famous sights. Throughout the Parisian streets there are thousands of things to do for every kind of visitor, from the iconic silhouette of the Eiffel Tower, to the arty urban district of Montmartre, and the wide halls of the Louvre. Quaint cobbled streets burst with vintage style, whilst open boulevards lined with boutique stores, cute cafes, and rustic bistros frame every scene. Whether you’re looking to tick off all the major tourist attractions or get to know the lesser-known parts of the city, we have the perfect Paris apartment for you. Immerse yourself in the Parisian lifestyle in one of our boutique rentals or spacious flats.

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The Parisian Lifestyle – Old Markets and Winding Streets

Paris may well be the biggest tourist destination in the world, but there are still pockets of quiet where you can explore local life and avoid the crowds. Take a wander around the old St-Germain-des-Pres market which is surrounded by an eclectic mix of quirky, cute cafes, bars, and restaurants, take a picnic to the Quai St Bernard which is full of shady spots for reading and people watching, visit La Pagode, Paris’ own pagoda cinema that shows a selection of independent films, and get lost in the city’s Latin Quarter, which is a cobbled mishmash of design studios, curiosity shops, and authentic French bistros. Living the local life in Paris is easy with our handpicked collection of cosy, cheap Paris apartments.

Paris Accommodation

Parisian flair is prominent in most of the city’s accommodation. Tourists flock to hotspots were world-famous literature figures, artists, and musicians clamoured for inspiration, including cosy apartments in cultural Montmartre and stylish, contemporary hotels that flank wide boulevards. Paris accommodation ranges from glitzy places to stay that boast French charm and elegant nuances to tiny, traditional guesthouses tucked away down the winding streets of the city’s Latin Quarter. Wherever you stay, you’ll never be far from one of the top-notch museums or one of the city’s numerous celebrated landmarks.

World-famous Museums and Monuments – Things to do in Paris

  • Eiffel Tower – Paris’ most famous landmark is a must-visit, not just for the experience of climbing one of the world’s best-known attractions, but also for the amazing views across the city.
  • The Louvre – The world’s most renowned museum harbours thousands of top-notch artworks, including Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, the most famous painting in the world.
  • Notre Dame – Made famous through the film, the Notre Dame is an iconic attraction in Paris with its grand exterior and intricate, detailed interior.
  • Champs-Elysees – Shopping lovers should make a beeline for this wide, tree-lined avenue which is lined with a variety of boutique stores and upmarket restaurants.
  • Sacre-Coeur – Sat on top of a hill overlooking the city, the Sacre-Coeur is an elaborate Roman Catholic Church that’s beautiful both from the outside and the inside.
  • Musee d’Orsay – Situated on the left bank of the impressive Seine, the d’Orsay houses numerous works of modern and classic art by famous Parisian artists and those from further afield.
  • Arc de Triomphe – Another of Paris’ most treasured monuments, the Arc de Triomphe stands proud in the centre of the Place Charles de Gaulle just off the Champs-Elysees.
  • Palais Garnier – Opera enthusiasts should hop over to this huge opera house that showcases the gold-studded, ornate architecture that Paris is so famous for.
  • Saint-Chapelle – This old medieval chapel boasts an awe-inspiring Gothic design with high ceilings and grand stained-glass windows.
  • Les Invalides – Also known as L’Hotel des Invalides, this series of buildings situated in the seventh arrondissement of Paris houses numerous museums and monuments, and is dressed up in beautiful French architecture.
  • Centre Georges Pompidou – Art lovers should insist on visiting this bastion of French modern art, featuring works by the likes of Picasso, Van Gogh, Miro, and Matisse.
  • Pantheon – Nestled in the quirky streets of the Latin Quarter, the Pantheon is an impressive building that was once dedicated to St. Genevieve.
  • Jardin du Luxembourg – These beautifully manicured gardens are perfect for taking an afternoon stroll through and are home to the ornate Luxembourg Palace.
  • Ile de la Cite – One of only two remaining islands that float on the Seine, the Ile de la Cite marks the heart of Paris and the spot where the city’s medieval civilisation began.
  • Musee de l’Orangerie – Tucked away in the beautiful surroundings of the Tuileries Gardens, this museum boasts a fantastic collection of impressionist and post-impressionist paintings from some of the world’s best known artists.

Our portfolio of apartments in Paris features a great, intimate selection of affordable boutique studios and cheap luxury flats, many of which are located in the above hotspots.

Arriving in Paris – From the Airport to the City Centre

Paris is predominantly served by two airports, the Aeroport d’Orly and Aeroport Roissy Charles de Gaulle, both of which have efficient and frequent connections to the city centre. There is also the Aeroport de Beauvais which lies further away and caters for budget airlines.

From Orly, which is located 18km from the centre of Paris, you can hop on the shuttle bus, take the metro, or grab a train into the city. From Roissy Charles de Gaulle, which lies 30km to the north of Paris, you can get a train from the airport station which is linked to the terminals via a free shuttle bus, or hop in one of the many taxis that wait outside the building. Beauvais airport is slightly trickier. Situated 75km north of Paris, you’ll need to get a train into the city centre.

Many people arrive in Paris via cross-country train services from neighbouring countries, as well as via the Eurostar from the UK. All overland journeys into the city terminate at the main, central station, Gare du Nord. No matter where you are coming from you can find Paris apartments in any area you like

Public Transport in Paris

Paris is extremely user friendly, with fast, efficient, and reliable transport systems that span the entire city and beyond. The metro service is one of the easiest to navigate in Europe, with numerous lines and stops covering all the major attractions and more. There is also a tight network of buses which provide a more scenic route through the city, though roads can often get clogged up by traffic.

Most of the hotspots in the city lie within a short distance of each other, so you can choose to walk from place to place, admiring the architecture and charm of Paris as you go. If you get tired, you can always hop onto one of the sightseeing buses which regularly take visitors from one major attraction to the next.

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