Jeremiah Caughron serves as a sales manager at Aire Serv but also spends his free time on photography. His work in photography is often of nature scenes with a focus on capturing old buildings or rural roadways. Jeremiah Caughron has also taken photos of various wildlife including bobcats, elk, and deer.
Aspiring nature photographers have a couple of important things to consider before immersing in the hobby. Here are some tips for taking photos of nature:
1. Don’t forget the nature part of nature photography. Dressing according to the weather is very important when out and about. Have layers on hand, especially when in the mountains where weather conditions can change very quickly. A good pair of shoes is also a must.
2. The time of day can dictate what animals can be found. During dawn and dusk is when most animals can be seen. The golden hour, the first and last hours of sunlight each day, can also provide particularly vivid lighting for any photo.
3. Be patient and don’t forget to charge your camera. For longer excursions, it may also be worth bringing an extra battery for that perfect shot.
With almost ten years of experience as a sales manager, Jeremiah Caughron is the owner of Tayga Texas, LLC. Besides his work in real estate, Jeremiah Caughron participates in several associations related to his industry, including the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and Permian Basin Builders.
IICRC is a nonprofit with members in the cleaning and restoration industry. This global association counts over 60,000 active certified technicians and 6,000 certified firms in the US and internationally.
The organization provides 25 possible certifications for workers in the inspection, cleaning, and restoration industry who are interested in professional development and acquiring IICRC master designations. The three types of certifications are Inspection, Restoration, and Textile, and each has its prerequisites.
Some certifications are required for obtaining the available IICRC Master Designations, of which there are three – Master Textile Cleaner, Master Fire and Smoke Restorer, and Master Water Restorer.
Each course and certification has specific materials and in-person classes that take place over two to five days followed by the exam. After the exams’ completion, the certification is mailed about a month later.
After being certified by IICRC, continuing education classes are required to keep the certification current. Certificates require 14 hours of classes every four years, except for the master and inspector certifications, which require 14 hours every two years.
The general renewal process consists of paying IICRC annually to maintain the certification and participate in continuing education classes.
Jeremiah Caughron is a real estate and construction professional and a sales manager for Aire Serv. Passionate about making living spaces safer and more attractive, Jeremiah Caughron enjoys DIY home remodeling projects, such as tiling floors.
Installing tiles on a concrete floor looks easy on television remodeling shows, but in reality, the job is complicated. Here are three things you should know before you begin tiling your floor:
– Thinset is difficult to mix. Thinset must be mixed with water in the correct ratio to become a smooth solution. Mixing thinset is physically strenuous. Novices will notice dry lumps in their mixtures. While letting the thinset settle for about 10 minutes will allow the lumps to absorb moisture and become smoother, the wait times can be limiting. The best option for a first time installer is to purchase premixed thinset.
– Cracks in the concrete should be repaired before you tile. At the point of a crack, the concrete will not be able to support the tile. This eventually will lead to cracked tiles. Before you lay a tile, fill cracks less than an eighth of an inch with suppression compounds. For larger sections, remove the concrete and install a new slab.
– Floors that are not flat are a nightmare to tile. Before you apply thinset, check the floor with a straight edge to identify low spots. If any of these spots are more than a quarter of an inch deep, apply thinset over them to make the surface even. If the floor is severely uneven, use a self-leveling compound to create a consistently flat surface.
A sales manager for the heating and air conditioning firm Aire Serv, Jeremiah Caughron also owns a construction company located in the southwest. When he is not at work, Jeremiah Caughron enjoys the many films of John Wayne.
Wayne’s early life gave no hint of his future stardom. He was born Marion Morrison in Iowa in 1907. But 4 years later, his family moved to Glendale, California, where he acquired a terrier named “Little Duke,” giving rise to his preferred nickname of Duke.
He attended the University of Southern California, and had a brief football career that was cut short by injury. Wayne found work in a props department in the new community of Hollywood. In the late 1920s, he met director John Ford, who cast him in bit parts in his silent films. It was also the start of a lifelong friendship.
Wayne’s substantial physical presence helped him win a leading role in a major western, The Big Trail, where he learned the riding skills that lent credibility to his portrayals. Director Raoul Walsh renamed Marion Morrison, calling him John Wayne after the colonial-era general Mad Anthony Wayne.
The 1930s saw Wayne appear in numerous B westerns and serials. He occasionally played other types of roles, including one opposite Barbara Stanwyck in Baby Face. The decade ended with a breakout role as the Ringo Kid in John Ford’s Stagecoach, which was nominated for seven Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director.
Firmly established in the public eye, Wayne made hit westerns and took heroic roles in World War II films. Ever conscious of his public image as a decent man, Wayne refused to be shown shooting a man in the back in his final film, The Shootist. He died of lung cancer in 1979.
A member of the trade group International Inspection and Cleaning and Restoration Services, Jeremiah Caughron is a sales manager at an Aire Serv whose customer service activity helped the branch achieve the highest revenue among all US Aire Serv locations from 2013 to 2017. Beyond his professional pursuits, Jeremiah Caughron enjoys watching TV shows like Suits.
The series finale of Suits aired on USA Network in September and featured the surprise twist of Harvey and Donna getting engaged and married in relatively quick fashion. Despite it being a surprise in regard to the story, the show’s promo department accidentally spoiled the news, while some of its extras ruined the surprise of Harvey leaving the law firm.
As a result, showrunner Aaron Korsh tweeted that he had made some last-minute changes to the season nine finale. Yet, after the show aired, he told Deadline that he had lied to fans to add some doubt as to how the series would end.
USA Network announced it was canceling Suits in January 2019 after a ratings drop following the departure of central characters Rachel Zane and Mike Ross, played by Meghan Markle and Patrick J. Adams. The series peaked in season five with an average of 2 million viewers per episode, but was drawing only 1.3 million viewers per episode in season seven.
An experienced construction industry professional, Jeremiah Caughron owns and operates the commercial builder and property service organization, Tayga Texas. To inform his professional activities, Jeremiah Caughron regularly attends the industry events of the International Code Council (ICC).
A nonprofit association comprised of more than 64,000 members in 377 global chapters, the ICC develops structural codes and standards and spearheads a range of certification and training initiatives through its regular in-person and online events.
One of the most recent events presented by the ICC was the virtual seminar, Backflow Prevention and Cross Connection Control Requirements which took place on September 9, 2019. The event introduced attendees to current IPC backflow requirements for safeguarding drinking water supply from potential contamination.
Briefly defined, backflow is the reversal of wastewater flow and other harmful substances into systems that distribute potable water. This involves one or more cross-connections: points of contact between drinking water supply and non-potable substances.
The International Plumbing Code (IPC) Backflow Prevention and Cross Connection Control Requirements Seminar covered the basics of hydraulics and other key elements of cross connection control through a range of lectures and visual aids. It stressed the backflow requirements of the IPC regulation sections 608 and 312.10.
Midland, Texas resident, Jeremiah Caughron is the owner of Tayga Texas, LLC, a firm that deals with commercial construction and property services. After studying welding and agricultural sciences in high school, he later pursued real estate in Midland College. In the course of his career, Jeremiah Caughron obtained numerous real estate industrial certifications. When not working, he loves photographing nature scenes such as mountain creeks, trees and wildlife.
Landscape and nature photography is a favorite activity loved by both professional and amateur photographers. Natural landscapes are filled with beauty and at times, change appearances according to the season. To take good quality images that bring out the best of nature, the following are key tips to guide you.
1. Always study your photography subject as chances are high you will take better images of things you understand. For instance, knowing how your subject behaves helps you predict your shots.
2. Use photographic filters to help you capture the best possible images. Polarizing filters darken the sky and create a perfect contrast of the blues in the sky and the white color of the clouds. Neutral density filters ensure too much light doesn’t enter the camera.
3. Make use of natural light to improve the quality of your photos. Nature photos look brilliant in the morning and evening just before sunrise and sunset. Natural light illuminates subjects clearly and evenly eliminating harsh shadows.
4. Use wide-angle lenses as they can show a broader view and give a greater depth of field. They make both the foreground and background sharp as they allow more light.
5. Try to keep everything about the shoot natural. For the best results, strive to photograph your subjects in their natural habitats.