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Tips on becoming a Professional Photographer

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On February - 14 - 2017
Tips -  Becoming a Professional Photographer

Tips - Becoming a Professional Photographer

The world of photography has advanced rapidly, especially in today’s digital era. And of course, the chance of becoming a professional photographer hasn’t faded.

Below I will give a few tips for those who want to join the world of photography, and of course every one has their own reasons for becoming a professional photographer:

1. Reading many photography books or you are one keen on surfing the web, you’ll find there are many articles about the history to the detailed techniques of photographers. You can also see examples of professional photographers to inspire you.

2. Never give up. Actually this doesn’t only apply when wanting to become a successful photographer, but for whatever you want to achieve in life. You must always believe in yourself even when others don’t.

3. Don’t ever feel bored or tired. Sometimes we feel bored when doing a certain activity repetitively. But when you want something bad enough, I’m sure you’ll gain the excitement in no time and you won’t bore easily. My advice, never think of your job as a burden, rather as a fun hobby. Read the rest of this entry »

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Traits of Professional Photographers

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On February - 12 - 2017
Professional Photographers ©Jhong Dizon

Professional Photographers ©Jhong Dizon

When I read photographers’ success stories, I often ask myself, are there certain traits that make certain photographers successful? After some pondering this past week, I’ve concluded that there are three main traits that determine the success of a photographer:

The first trait is courage
Courage is very important and distinguishes the work among the mediocre. Courage doesn’t only mean being daring enough to photograph in conflict/war-ridden areas, protests, and life-threatening places. Courage also applies to many other aspects.
For instance, the courage to photograph from close range is also important. Robert Capa, a war photojournalist has been quoted as saying if your photographs aren’t good enough, then you’re not close enough. There are, for instance, many novice photographers that doesn’t have the courage to come into close contacts with their subjects (especially when photographing people) and only photograph with telephoto zoom lens from a distance. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jennifer, The First “Topless” Woman to Get Edited in Photoshop

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On February - 10 - 2017
Jennifer

Jennifer

Photoshop is not an alien thing in the ears of any photographer today. Moreover, along with the development of digital photography, indeed, Photoshop has become the most popular digital imaging software now which can be used to manipulate and fix an image.

However, do you know who the first person to get featured on the first editing process of this very application is?

It was the photo above taken in the 1987 by John Knoll when he and his girlfriend, Jennifer was on their vacation in Bora Bora. Not long after the image was taken, John proposed to her to be his wife. Read the rest of this entry »

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Practical Tips on Architectural Photography

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On February - 8 - 2017
Architectural Photography

Architectural Photography

Architectural photography can be easy yet difficult. It is easy because the objects are not moving. And it is difficult because of the lighting on the object can be very dependent on the weather which is very unpredictable. Apart from that, the challenge lies on how we find good position and right angle so that the building looks more interesting and majestic. There are some tips and tricks on architectural photography from how to get good lighting, lens choices until how to get good angle while shooting:

1. Wake up early
To shoot architecture objects, you need more than a day, because it will be hugely dependent on the weather. Good architectural photo will be obtained when the sunlight drops exactly on the building with the support of clear blue sky in the morning or afternoon. It gets fierce during the day and when it gets windy. Apart from that, the perfect time to shoot is the “blue hour” where the sky looks blue before it gets dark (evening).

2. Use wide lens
It is very hugely needed in order to capture the building as a whole. When we use standard lens/kit, we cannot get the image of the whole building (it gets cut). The recommended wide lens ranges from 12 to 18 mm. if you use a camera with fixed lens which is not so wide or if you use Smartphone, you can apply the panorama feature. If you do not have it, you can go forward or backward so that the image of the whole building can be taken. Read the rest of this entry »

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Fact about DSLR Shutter Count

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On February - 7 - 2017
Fact about DSLR Shutter Count - Nikon Shutter Unit

Fact about DSLR Shutter Count - Nikon Shutter Unit

Questions concerning Shutter Counts often arise in forum conversations or discussions among beginner photographers. DSLRs, which eliminate the need for film rolls, are often deemed limitless in its usage. Photograph at will, examine results, and if not satisfactory, a simple push of the delete.
Without even a thought, the user may have photographed thousands of times in mere moments. This may be okay if the user is still at the initial learning stage, but should not be done continuously. This is because the DSLR has a shutter count limit that will have an impact on the expiration of the DSLR unit.
As stated in the title, the DSLR camera’s shutter is still the same as that on analog SLR cameras. Though controlled electronically, the DSLR’s still has a mechanical shutter that opens and closes with each photograph taken.

This shutter movement is what causes the distinctive shutter sound a DSLR camera emits when photographing. Many do not know that if used continuously, it will sooner or later reach its expiration date of usability (jammed or malfunctions). Users commonly get trigger-happy when they first purchase a DSLR camera and are then surprised when they discover that their shutter count has a limit. They may then regret the useless photographs they’ve squandered in the past. Read the rest of this entry »

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