Follow me! (Photography Tips Included)

A very special THANK YOU to all of you creative writers who follow/like me on WordPress! I am doing my best to get to everyone and explore your content too. Another special THANK YOU to those following me on Facebook and IG! As I share some sites with you, I will also share three photography tips.

B L O G

Don’t just read about what I post! See it too!

@SipsofHope on Instagram

P H O T O G R A P H Y

I’ve been a photographer for over 5 years! I will be a graduating NYIP student this year! Follow my IG and check out my website to see a few of the thousands of photographs I’ve captured throughout the years!

@FerreiraStudio  ON INSTAGRAM

MY  WEBSITE:

http://ferreiracindy1204.wixsite.com/ferreirastudio

TIPS

1) Keep an eye out:  Recognizing the right photo moment is important if you want a collection of cleverly good photos! It’s not a posed or prepared moment but it often happens WHEN you least expect it WHERE you least expect it! When you see something, rush for your phone at all times! Don’t give up because you think you might miss it. You might not! What are you trying to capture? A sunset, person? animal? person? car driving away with balloons?  The camera is not what makes a good photograph, it’s really the photographer’s eye! This is why photographers can take masterpieces with just their smartphones! The filters and features are just a plus to enhance whats already there!

This is not a typical scene! I had to get it! I didn’t tell the driver to wait on me! She was in the middle of moving so they can exit the yard. I pulled out my phone and captured photos as rapidly as possible. I got it!
The concert had these special lights and used it only at specific moments. This gold ray of light would brighten each head in the crowd. Because this was a worship night concert with songs centered on Jesus, I tried hard to capture this moment more than all the others. There is no need to tell a story about this picture. It speaks for itself and shows WHO this gathering is all about. What an amazing night!
Simply captured this beautiful bold red pepper in the process of making a chopped salad!

2) Rule of thirds:  See the four points? It is a theory that your viewers’ eyes naturally gravitate to these four points which makes it the ideal places for your photo subjects! You may wonder how to do this! Cameras and phone have this setting to guide you.

For iPhones! Go to Settings- Phone and Camera- Scroll down to grids then turn it on!

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The cake is right where I want it on the left third. I took this photo around Valentines day last year as Compass Cafe introduced a new cake!

3) Get on it’s level: An interesting way to get to capture an item and emphasize the details. It’s also a great approach when photographing children; especially toddlers! These were both taken with an iPhone!

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I rested my phone on the table and flipped it upside down to capture this. When holding the phone normally, the camera was way higher than the bracelet. A previous birthday celebration helped to make the scene more colorful!

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Woman’s T Party

I was advised to put my tea bag on my eyes to reduce puffiness! The Tea party happened last Sunday at HopeNYC. I know you’re imaging floral dresses, big hats and tea pots but the women’s ministry had quite a different agenda in mind! It wasn’t tea it was T!

T is for

  • Tips! From reducing wrinkles to opening an online jewelry store to recreating your T-Shirt! We went home 🏡 rich in tips that can help make us money, destress & beautify us!
  • TV! With a big TV screen placed on the stage and a panning camera, we saw ourselves! In fact! This event was an exciting Live TV show!
  • Time with Friends! Everyone sat together around the tables enjoying food and all of the segments along with a fashion show.
  • Time for ourselves! It was indeed a getaway from the kids and husband because this was JUST FOR WOMEN 16 to 106 years old! 😃
  • Time with God! This was the best part! It’s truly a miracle to get stress to finally leave a woman’s mind because stress is stubborn carrying many reasons behind it. With a few individuals interceding and praying for us in God’s presence, He removed every bit of that stress! We left the meeting delivered and changed! More than just an enjoyable evening. Only God can do that. An aim for every woman’s meeting is to help make us more stronger each time so we can feel it and be it!
  • Tea there was none.

What Do You Want To Learn?

Ever wanted to learn something? Hope Groups has made it happen for hundreds of people! From building a computer, learning Spanish, operating a DSLR camera, playing an instrument, acing a job interview, living a healthy life, growing in your spiritual life, learning to double dutch, photoshop, and so much more than you can imagine! I posted my article Growth Groups three years ago explaining the different classes offered by facilitators from HopeNYC! After three years, things has immensely improved! The name is changed to Hope Groups! Registration is also super simple and swift because it’s online! There are also new facilitators and classes every semester!

I have taken a healthier approach this semester and decided to join two health and wellness hope groups! From the short time I’ve been there, its been totally eye-opening, exciting, interesting and informative! One is taught by an actual physician and the other is taught by a phenomenal woman who has conquered the most challenging weight-loss obstacles many women face today! All the facilitators are highly skilled and passionate about what they teach! At the end of every semester, The Hope Groups ministry has always asked this question: What classes do you want to see next semester? My readers, What do you want to learn?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fun Day Fiesta

Fun day is not just a term that described our delicious Monday night adventure at Elena’s 43 , It was a significant required set aside day specially planned to celebrate an accomplishing graduating group. Who graduated? From where?
At HopeNYC, there are many groups you can join to learn skills and fellowship. These are called Hope Groups and there is one for everyone!
My husband and I were honored to teach this semester. He taught a Spanish group while I taught beginner bloggers. On Monday, the Spanish Hope Group had their fun day at a Spanish restaurant while the bloggers group joined in and captured the experience. Although our classes were not in a classroom, we exercised the skills at the restaurant. The Spanish group spoke to the waiters in Spanish and truly aimed to hold the conversation with one another. They did great! As we sat down and ate, we had great conversations and I got to know everyone else much more. I’m excited to meet with them on Sunday for church next time. We had salads served with the restaurant’s delicious dressing! Some of us enjoyed chicken while some ordered the salmon while some got the steak, or the shrimp, even the lobster! We also sipped fresh fruit smoothies, and sodas! We had a fiesta of a time with laughs and good conversation.

CONGRATULATIONS

What would you do with a prized box of cupcakes all to yourself that contained all of your cravings?

Natasha was the winner of the Sips of Hope Cupcake Giveaway! She received a dozen splendid Jodi Bakes cupcakes in all sorts of flavors and colors! In her prize box, contained a variety of flavors: peanut butter chocolate, crème brûlée, apple pie, pina colada, red velvet, vanilla and more. Her reaction towards the cupcakes was equivalent to winning a gold bar!

Andre and Daniel were the runner ups and they received awesome prizes! ANYTHING THEY WANTED IN COMPASS! What a sweet deal! According to them,  best two items you can possibly find here are the coffee mugs and anointing oil.

I just wanna THANK YOU ALL for subscribing to my YouTube channel and reading the posts right here! Stay tuned for more blogs, videos and future giveaways!

Compass is on a mission! Proceeds from this shop goes towards providing clean drinking water to impoverished countries and helps end human trafficking through partnership with the Zion Project! For more information visit www.HopeNYC.com and www.ZionProject.org  If you enjoyed these blogs and vlogs  please like, share, share you thoughts, spread the word and lets support the mission. Compass aims to make the world a safer one cup at a time. 

 

Where I got free coffee on National Coffee Day

Happy National Coffee Day!

I got free coffee at Compass Cafe! They gave away cups of their great-tasting, high quality, medium roast house blend! It possessed such a delicious aroma and fantastic taste! My first impression upon sipping the coffee was that it was warm and soothing. The flavor of the coffee was pleasing and delightful like the taste of maple. My house blend was balanced perfectly with half and half milk and light sugar. My friend enjoy hers with no sugar and my husband sips his with heavy cream. No matter the preference the house blend is loved by many and works as a favorite everyday kick starter for coffee lovers. This was the first time I celebrated National Coffee Day at Compass Coffee and I can say this was the best one ever for me.

As National Coffee Day officially ends Compass Coffee continues to celebrate Autumn! There are tons of awesome fall items from scented candles to pumpkin bars to apple cider…I’m having fun already enjoying the fall and hope you visit one day!

 

 

Compass Cafe is on

142-82 Rockaway Blvd Jamaica New York 11436

Hours: Monday-Friday (Except Wed) 8am-7pm

Wed- 8am-2pm

Sunday- Closed

The best part of all! Every drink, dessert, item you purchase at Compass cafe goes toward helping children in foreign countries get clean drinking water!

 

 

 

 

The Lift Off Blog

Are you a 20 something?  (20-29 years old)

Are you searching for a blog with weekely encouragement for that age group?

Check out The Lift Off Young Adult Ministry Blog: https://20somethingsliftoff.wordpress.com

This ministry is only for Singled Young Adults between the ages of 20-29 years old! (Singled as in not married) It’s an exclusive ministry, many times younger kids & older adults try to invade but we kick them out 🙂  We meet every month & talk about what matters! We have Hot Topics, A cozy atmosphere, mocktails, great food, desserts, games, great conversation, worship, & always a fun time in fellowship together. For more info on the ministry check out Lift Off’s First Post!

The blog is written by dedicated believers & Lift Off leaders who genuiely love serving The Lord Jesus Christ! ( I help write some of these too)

Here’s some of the blog’s best & latest post

Singled Out

Incomplete

Can’t Shake The Feeling?

Choose Today

And our most Recent

God’s Calling

Read, Enjoy, Apply & Be Encouraged Guys!