A camera is, of course, an essential asset to a photographer. To protect said asset, regular maintenance is necessary. But there are many novice photographers who does the opposite in the name of maintenance. Instead of keeping it at tip top shape, they end up unknowingly damage their valuable camera. What are the do’s and don’ts of cleaning your camera and lenses? Here are some tips and tricks: Read the rest of this entry »
One of the most creative ways to show movement is to use a technique called panning. The image featured on this page is an example of panning. Panning is a photography technique that “freezes” a moving subject while adding motion blur to the background, giving the viewer a distinct sense of movement in the image. This was accomplished by swinging the camera with the biker as he rode by, and using a slow shutter speed to show movement in the background that wasn’t moving with the the camera. Read the rest of this entry »
In a strict sense, macro means that the subject being photographed is projected onto the image sensor at a lifesize scale, or 1:1 (one to one) magnification. Macro photography is close-up photography of usually very small objects. The classical definition is that the image projected on the “film plane” (i.e., film or a digital sensor) is close to the same size as the subject. Here are photo tutor that explains the various types of equipment you can use to take macro photos. Read the rest of this entry »
Many novice photographers ask, “which lens is best for photographing head shots/portraits, and why?” Actually, suitable or not a lens is depends on the needs of the photographer. What you need to familiarize yourself with is actually the characters of the lens you’re using and how it effects the proportions of the object’s face that you’re photographing.
For more detains, you can view the comparisons of the shape of face in the model below, shot using different focal lenghts: Read the rest of this entry »