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Photography in the Digital Age and its Inhibiting Factors

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On February - 1 - 2017
Photography in the digital age

Photography in the digital age

Photography has been rapidly growing. Now, the experience of learning photography has been continually made easier by the technologies of the digital age. The dark room skill, which was once half of the photography experience, has been eliminated by the digital editing process. Now, editing can be done using various editing softwares such as Photoshop, Lightroom, and Aperture. Now the problem is, with all these ease of the digital age, why do some people feel the science of photography hasn’t evolved? Or do you also feel this way? This post may provide some enlightenment of some of the reasons barricading the progress of photography in this digital age. Read the rest of this entry »

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Ten Things You Should Know about Auto Focus

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On February - 1 - 2017
Ten Things You Should Know about Auto Focus

Ten Things You Should Know about Auto Focus

The Auto Focus (AF) System in a camera found in the 1980’s is an important discovery in the world of photography and has had a major impact in bringing convenience to photographers. Without the Auto Focus, we would have to manually adjust the focus on the lens to really precisely focus on the objects we want to photograph (commonly referred to as manual focus). Now that the Auto Focus feature isn’t anything special anymore (except on cellphone cameras), do you really know the ins and outs of this most important feature? Check out the rest of this post to learn more about the Auto Focus. Read the rest of this entry »

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Magic Lantern 2.3 Provides Awesome Features for Canon DSLR Cameras

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On January - 31 - 2017
Magic Lantern for DSLR

Magic Lantern for DSLR

For all those who own a Canon DSLR, there’s a custom firmware called Magic Lantern for selected Canon DSLR types. Started out as having functions tailored for videographers, the newer versions of Magic Lantern also has features useful for photographers. It’s an addon/plugin for your camera’s firmware and is installed in the memory card. It’s a simple install, and uninstalling only takes formatting the memory card. Read the rest of this entry »

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Tips To Be A Confident Photographer

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On January - 31 - 2017

Confident Photographer

Confident Photographer


For some of us, the difficult part of photography is not about learning the techniques of shooting but more about finding confidence with your shooting ability. The lack of confidence is a common dilemma in the world of photography.

So, how to deal with it? There are ten tips on how to help you get out from your comfort zone and believe in yourself that you are a good photographer.

1. Positive feedbacks
Positive feedbacks and suggestions on your works given by your fellow photographers, in the same club or group, can help giving you great influence to your perspective about yourself as a photographer then you can improve the quality of your confidence.

Of course, we should not always count on others to give us positive feedbacks. Even when you get negative comments and criticisms, you have to remember that those things can motivate you and do not need to be taken as bad things. Take them positively and learn from them instead.

2. Read tutorials
It is quite easy to feel satisfied with ourselves. We may think we are good and smart enough and know well how to shoot yet you need to beware because this thought can ruin you. Learning is a process that takes place continuously and there is always new thing to learn about photography. Read tutorials and practice what you’ve learnt from there. Read the rest of this entry »

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Are RAW Files Important in Digital Photography?

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On January - 30 - 2017
Are RAW Files Important in Digital Photography

Are RAW Files Important in Digital Photography

Many modern cameras feature the RAW file format. This feature may be one of the pivotal reasons why you’ve bought that specific camera, or you may be one of those who never use this feature. For professionals, photographing using RAW is a must. But for beginners, is this feature really that important? The short answer is yes. Find out the “why?” in this post.

RAW file format is the original file produced by the camera’s sensor that hasn’t been digitally processed by the camera. In short, these RAW files are literally the raw files that are substantially larger in file size and are not yet ready for consumption, unlike its JPEG counterpart. Not all cameras have this RAW file feature. Generally, they only provide the JPEGs. Because RAW files are produced directly from the sensors, every camera with different sensor technologies has RAW files that are different. Unfortunately, these different RAW files aren’t compatible with each other and processing them needs supporting RAW processing software for that specific type of camera. Read the rest of this entry »

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