Myth: Anti-Shake means the photos will always be sharp.
Image stabilizer, Vibration Reduction, SteadyShot and other less known titles are just different tags manufacturers use for one similar system: Vibration reducer. This system reduces vibration caused by shaky hands, providing you with sharp images. This feature can be deemed a must-have if you’re planning to use a telephoto lens with your camera, because any little vibration to a telephoto lens has a multiple shake effect. And all vibration reducer systems in cameras of different manufacturers work equally well.
However, you need to note that this feature doesn’t reduce movement of an object. Therefore, even with the advanced technology of an anti-shake system, it still won’t guarantee a sharp result if the object being photographed is constantly moving. You will still have to learn how to maximize the use of this feature to get maximum results. Buying a more expensive lens or camera body doesn’t guarantee more success. Read the rest of this entry »
HotPixel is an Adobe Photoshop© compatible filter/plugin designed to remove “hot pixel” noise from digital images. “Hot pixel” noise often occurs when taking a photograph with a consumer digital camera using a long exposure in low light situations. It appears as coloured dots of around one pixel in size.
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People photography is always popular, as evidenced by the millions of faces, arms, legs and muscles gracing the pages of magazines, billboards and grandma’s brag book. In todays highly competitive modeling world one of the key factors that successful models must have is a clear understanding of how to pose for the camera. Every model wants to look her best and there are easy guidelines to make your human subjects more attractive in your photographs. Understanding how to properly pose for the camera not only makes a model more professional and appealing but it makes the photographer’s job easier. Read the rest of this entry »
Of all the types of photography ever invented, I would claim that live concert photography is up there among the most difficult ones. You have five thousand fans behind you, and there is a band in front of you. Nobody stands still. In fact, even the notion of standing still ruins the idea of a good music photo. The bouncers hate you, because you are in their way. The crowd is jealous of you. Crowdsurfers will kick you in the head. The band thinks you’re annoying. The lighting is never bright enough, and changes so frequently that you’re screwed even in the few moments that it is. Read the rest of this entry »
In photography and videography, a filter is a camera accessory consisting of an optical filter that can be inserted in the optical path. The filter can be a square or oblong shape mounted in a holder accessory, or, more commonly, a glass or plastic disk with a metal or plastic ring frame, which can be screwed in front of the lens or clipped onto the lens.Circular polarizers are specifically designed for use with auto-focus SLR cameras, but they will also work on manual systems without problems. Linear polarizers are used with most video and manual focus photo cameras. They are not recommended for auto-focus SLR cameras. Read the rest of this entry »