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This may be one of the frequently asked questions among photography enthusiasts. A more specific question would be one such as: “With a 70-200 mm, what’s the maximum distance can an object be from the lens?” This is a common question, and it must be clarified that lenses doesn’t have a maximum limit of distance. The limit is infinity. A more accurate question to ask would be: “What’s the maximum magnification level a 70-200 lens can achieve?” or maybe “What’s the magnification level does a 200mm lens have compared to normal eye sight?” Read the rest of this entry »
We often use high ISO (above 800) when faced with these situations: in low lighting, when we need a high shutter speed, when we don’t want to use the flash, and when we didn’t bring a tripod to a photoshoot. The biggest concern we have when increasing ISO to more than 800 is the visibility of noise in the results; tiny spots scattering through out the photograph.
But you can now rest easy, because now that concern continues to be minimized with the advancement of time and technology.
Here are a few reasons to be more confident when using those high ISO settings:
1. The advancement of the Camera Technology.
The majority of new generation SLRs are equipped with a very reliable noise reduction technology. We can now shoot at an ISO of 1800 and still get a satisfactory result. As far as I know, almost every DSLRs available from Nikon or Canon, from the beginner cameras to the pro cameras, are great at getting rid of noise due to high ISO. Now, even high quality compact cameras like the Panasonic LX3 (or the latest LX5) is equipped with this noise reduction technology as well. Read the rest of this entry »
There are perhaps still many of us that still don’t know the basic difference between the three types of cameras. But much of the masses usually choose the simple point-and-shoot pocket cameras over the rest, and it’s usually the right choice. Just point then shoot, it can’t get any simpler than that!
So when do you need a prosumer or a DSLR camera? Or you may also wonder: Is it better to purchase a DSLR or a prosumer camera? Or is a basic pocket camera enough?
The answer is really up to you. It all depends on your photography needs. But before you make your final decision on which to purchase, it’s best you know the basic difference between these three. The following are comparisons between the three; and I will discuss subjects surrounding the physical exteriors, features, sensors, lenses, and functionality. Read the rest of this entry »
Photographing a subject that’s inside an aquarium, such as fish, can be difficult. Limited lighting and the ever-moving fish are challenges you’d have to face when trying to photograph.
The following are a few tips for producing a successful photograph:
1. Determine the correct exposure and white balance
Our cameras usually choose an exposure that’s too bright or too dark when faced with this sort of circumstance because it’s affect by the color of the fish or the background. So it’s best if you use the Manual mode and manually set the exposure, or you can use the exposure compensation function (set to be under-exposed or over-exposed) if you use the P,A/Av, S/Tv Modes. To ease the process of setting the correct exposure when in Manual Mode, you can activate the Live View feature of your camera (if available). By using Live View, the results of the current aperture setting can immediately be viewed on the LCD screen.
When photographing aquariums, camera will produce a photograph that has too much of a blue tint. To get a neutral photograph, you’ll have to set the WB accordingly. You can lessen the effect of the blue tint by setting the WB at fluorescent or you can manually set the Kelvin value of your WB to your desired tone.
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1.With a limited budget, what camera should I buy? If you’re working with a budget of under $500, buy a pocket (point-and-shoot) camera that has Manual Settings feature. This feature will help acquaint you with Speed and Aperture. Be confident in buying a pocket camera; because the price tag of the camera doesn’t accommodate best [...]
So you wanna be a cycling photographer? Sure, it looks like a cool job (it is!), but if you think the magazine editors will line up to buy your poorly cropped, badly lit, blurry shots of the back end of the pack… think again. If you’re standing along the route of a bicycle race and [...]
Taking the guesswork out of lighting, this invaluable examination provides tools and techniques from an accomplished expert. The most essential principles for photo shoots are presented through lengthy image sequences, considering different finishes for reflective surfaces, types of light sources, light modifiers, and even light placements. From creating fundamental looks to the effect of fine-tuning [...]
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In photography and image processing, color balance is the global adjustment of the intensities of the colors (typically red, green, and blue primary colors). An important goal of this adjustment is to render specific colors – particularly neutral colors – correctly; hence, the general method is sometimes called gray balance, neutral balance, or white balance. [...]