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Independent surf and skate niche stores have sales rise in the growing desire to have adventure sports for example in-line skating, skateboarding, biking and mountain climbing. Easy Skateboarding Tips And Tricks For Beginners Step By Step

Most of the youthful consumers thinking about extreme sports reject mainstream retailers and like to look at small stores as opposed to at chains plus malls. Several smaller sized retailers discuss trends in sports shoe sales.

Though sports footwear and sports stores and from doorways retailers have reported somewhat uptick in footwear sales because of the rise in extreme sports, the specific beneficiaries within the trend are independent surf and skate niche stores.

Some West Coast surf and skate shops mentioned teenagers and much more youthful Generation Xers are not only seen rejecting traditional sports, but they are also shunning mainstream retailers and malls intended for smaller sized niche shops transporting hard-to-come-by brands.

Eddie Miyoshi, district manager at Atomic Garage, a 3-store chain located in Gardena, Calif., mentioned the soaring recognition of skateboard footwear has boosted the retailer's total footwear business 20-30 % this season, as opposed to '95.

Skate footwear presently represent 80-ninety percent of Atomic Garage's shoe sales, while few years back, Dr. Martens and Timberland drove the retailer's footwear business.

Like many retailers, Miyoshi pointed to Airwalk because the trend's catalyst.

However, if Airwalk broadened its distribution to bigger chains, that are frequently situated in malls, merely a couple of skate shoe customers adopted. Rather, many youthful males have switched for the skate shops for further elusive brands like Etnies, Duffs, and Electricity Footwear by Circus. By refusing to promote bigger retailers or sports stores, these brands are growing their cachet among youthful consumers.

"Kids do not want stuff that have been inside the shops,In . Miyoshi added.

Searching ahead, Miyoshi forecasted skate shoe sales will stay strong through spring '97 provided "the [hot] vendors don't auction other [non-particularly shop] retailers."

"Skaters and non-skaters are rebelling against mainstream retailers the like to surf and skate shops for a lot of looks," echoed Mark Richards, co-online sources Val Surf, a 3-store chain located in North Hollywood, Calif. Soaring sales of skate footwear have driven total footwear receipts up 25 % this season as opposed to '95.

"The amount of that increase may be connected while using the exposure of maximum games? I'm unsure. [Skate footwear] can also be really the consider as soon as,In . Richards acknowledged. And with regards to getting this right look, youthful customers can be quite picky. the best skateboards

"Skateboard footwear is a big category for individuals, but we are unable to own the brands, Etnies, Duffs, Electricity and Nice, since they will not sell us," mentioned Mark Anderson, buyer at Chick's Sports, a six-store chain in Covina, Calif. "We've people coming each day requesting them." Consequently, skate footwear have consistently ongoing to acquire about five percent of Chick's overall footwear business.
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Nevertheless, some outdoors, niche sports and sports retailers are noting the growing recognition and coverage of maximum sports will get a modest effect on footwear sales. Trailrunning footwear and approach/outdoors crosstrainers would be the two groups benefiting the most effective within the recognition. Such as the skate shoe business, some retailers understand that styling rather of function frequently drives sales of people footwear.

"At the moment the item is much more visual than function," mentioned Chet James, gm of Super Jock 'N Jill, Dallas, talking about trailrunning footwear. Still, James noted the present hype over adventure sports helps draw more customer traffic. "The marketing campaigns and media help bring growing figures of individuals in, nevertheless they often times occasions day an element that increases results by themselves account,Inch he conceded.

John Wilkinson, executive vp within the 85-store chain Track 'N Trail, Eldorado Hillsides, Calif., mentioned the store has "seen some activity in approach footwear," but he requested the quantity of consumers depend inside it commercially sport. And, rather of speeding up total footwear business, Wilkinson speculated elevated sales of approach footwear and trailrunners are gnawing away at traditional hiking shoe and boot volume.

But Dan Bazinet, president of Overland Exchanging, a 34-store chain located in Westford, Mass., believes the organization-new looks have breathed existence for that wilting hiking boot category. "[Approach-type footwear] don't represent the lion's participate the hiking market, nevertheless they've elevated the hiking business and provided us extra sales," Bazinet mentioned.

He designated Timberland's Treeline Series and Rockport's Leadville line as strong performers. Unsurprisingly, he noted the organization-new looks are appealing to youthful consumer base than traditional hikers.

For your month of June, sales of men's hikers were up 49 percent at Overland, as opposed to June '95, while sales of women's hikers were up seventeen percent for your month. Bazinet also attributed elevated sales that shops walked within the hiking business, departing that business for your specialists.

Some retailers draw an example in regards to the hiking boom of two yrs ago combined with current extreme sport phenomenon. "Lots of bigger chains will receive a specific percent in the market while [extreme] sports remain a fad since they're selling cost-point type gear," described Steven Carre, how to choose a skateboard assistant hard goods buyer at Adventure 16, a six-store chain located in Hillcrest.

"However individuals [true enthusiasts] will say `we need real gear' and could proven up at us. That can help us before long.In .
 
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Have you tried reading the manual? Not sure with your model but I would shoot in aperture priority mode, the widest apeture will change depending on how far out your zoom is.
 

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I am trying to learn my camera, Nikon Coolpix L620, and I am frustrated and looking for ideas. I am basically teaching myself photography so I am a beginner.
I want to take some photos of my daughter in law (maternity), and be able to use the Bokeh effect on them. Problem is, this model will not let you change any aperture. I tried the Macro and Portrait setting, being close to object and background a distance away. Still nothing.

Any ideas how achieve this with the camera I have?

Also, can someone explain to me what image mode does? I have different settings and tried them all and I see no difference.
Your camera has a smaller sensor, and a standard lens only. You will not be able to achieve the same effect that will be achieved by using a DSLR with a larger sensor and larger maximum aperture lens.

1. Use portrait mode.

2. Pose your DIL close to the camera, but with significant distance between your subject and the background. You will get the best results if the background is very distant, and not particularly figured.

As for the various image modes offered, there are subtle differences in the color rendering between modes. You will probably not be able to see the differences by looking at the images on the LCD screen.
 

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Bokeh doesn't have anything to do with the lens aperture.

What you are referring to is called depth-of-field (DoF).
You want a shallow DoF so the background is a blur.
Understanding Depth of Field in Photography
Point of focus distance, lens focal length, image sensor size, and lens aperture, all together, determine how much or how little DoF a camera delivers.

Your camera has a small 1/2.3 image sensor which makes it harder to achieve a shallow DoF.
Digital Camera Sensor Sizes: How it Influences Your Photography
 

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You may be unable to get what you want with your camera. Depth of field is affected by subject to camera distance, aperture and lens focal length. The small sensor cameras have lenses with quite short focal lengths and they have more depth of field. Your best bet is to rack the zoom out as far as it will go and use the widest aperture (lowest f number) to make your exposure. That will give you the most out-of-focus area behind the subject. If that doesn't do it for you, then it is simply beyond the capabilities of your camera.

Back in the day I often used a 4X5 view camera. The normal lens on the camera was 135mm. That meant I got more out-of-focus area than I sometimes wanted. I used apertures as small as f64 to get backgrounds into acceptable focus. So the limitation of your camera is the focal length of the lens. That is all there is to it.
 

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I believe you have run into the limits of the compact camera. Even on DSLR's some lenses do not have pleasing bokeh. Not all cameras / lenses can have pleasing bokeh.
 

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Bokeh is an un-adjustable, inherent property of a lens.
The camera body has nothing to do with bokeh, but the camera body & lens can affect depth-of-field.
Most cameras that don't allow for lens interchangeability have mediocre lenses incapable of allowing the creation of a sufficiently shallow DoF.
Several lens construction factors determine the quality, or lack of quality, a specific make/model of lens produces.
One of the lens construction factors is the number and shape of the lens aperture blades.
The fewer aperture blades there in a lens the more jittery and nervous the bokeh looks when a shallow depth-of-field is accomplished.

Canon's now discontinued but dirt cheap 50 mm f/1.8 prime lens exemplified an inexpensive consumer grade lens that delivered ugly bokeh (jittery and nervous looking 5 sided instead of nice and round) because it only had 5 , dead straight, sharp edged aperture blades.
Lenses having 7 or 9, curved with rounded edges aperture blades generally produce much more pleasing bokeh when a shallow depth of field is accomplished.
 

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I too had that lens, and the 105 mm version.
The defocus (DC) feature doesn't adjust the bokeh.
It adjusts the foreground and/or background depth-of-field.
Bokeh isn't blur.

AF DC-NIKKOR 135mm f/2D from Nikon
Creative compositions
Exclusive Defocus Image Control feature
Using the same unique Defocus Image Control (DC) feature employed in the AF DC-NIKKOR 105mm f/2D, the AF DC-NIKKOR 135mm f/2D offers more telephoto reach. Selectively blur elements in either the foreground or background for more creative control—make your subject stand out from the background, softly defocus foreground elements and more.
 
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