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What is the Effect of Activating Image Stabilization When We Use Tripod?

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On April - 18 - 2017
Telephoto lens on tripod

Telephoto lens on tripod

Image Stabilization (or Vibration Reduction in Nikon) is a technology found on some DSLR Canon and Nikon lenses. Activate the image stabilization (IS) so that the photographer can produce sharp images in lightless conditions without using a tripod. In another words, you can use adequately slower shutter speed when the camera is on your hands without blurring the image.

Image Stabilization or Vibration Reduction
It functions to reduce vibration effects during the shoot and helps stabilize it so that the image will come out sharper. The IS or VR are claimed to be able to make images sharper even in a slow exposure condition for about 2 to 3 stop. Read the rest of this entry »

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Tips for Improving Your Photography Skills

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On April - 18 - 2017
Tips -  Improving your Photography Skills

Tips - Improving your Photography Skills

Here are some guidelines that can assist you in developing your photography skills.

Always Carry Your Camera Everywhere
The main reason being that you can miss those great photographic opportunities because you don’t have you camera with you. Make it a habit of carrying your camera with you everywhere you go because you never know what you’ll encounter that day. Buy a camera bag and bringing along your camera will not be a hassle. Also, a good camera bag protects your camera from any bumps and scratches. Bags with a layer of foam or a thick outer layer is the wisest buy. If you think you main camera is too bulky to bring everywhere, you should purchase a compact camera that can be your day-to-day companion. Or nowadays, there’s plenty of different camera phones to choose from that’ll satisfy your daily photography needs. Here are some tips to help you choose a camera phone wisely. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Importance of Horizon Line in Photography

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On April - 17 - 2017
Horizon line in photography

Horizon line in photography

The most common mistake made by beginners in photography on composition is the placement of horizon line which is not balance and other lines are inharmonic. Actually it is a very simple thing but if we pay more attention to it, it will give a great effect on the resulted picture.

Why does balance and straight line become so important?
Why is a balance horizon line important? Naturally, human eyes will prefer to see balance lines than the aslant or tilted ones. Just look at the pictures hanging on the walls in your living room, you must want the upper frame to be in align with the ceiling. You must also want you floor to look parallel and neat or your TV stands straight and not sideways, up or down. It is a very natural thing and when we see an image with unbalance horizon line, our eyes will naturally make an appraisal. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Importance of Empty Space In a Photograph

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On April - 16 - 2017
The importance of empty space in photography

The importance of empty space in photography

Almost in every picture we must see an empty space. That empty space is there for a reason, because emptiness is not always meaningless. Empty space can be very beneficial in adding aesthetic effect on a picture but on the other hand, it can also ruin the beauty of it. Yet it is definitely one of the composition elements in photography which cannot be separated.

The meaning of empty space in photography
Empty space is an area surrounding the subject or area on an empty frame which can be vast or narrow, outdoor or indoor. It can also be the spreading out sky or the unfocused area around a subject. Space can also be an area around the foreground; subject and also background and when we unite them, it will highlight a distant effect which is also part of the composition element. Read the rest of this entry »

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Creating Unusual Digital Photographs

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On April - 15 - 2017
Creating Unusual Digital Photographs

Creating Unusual Digital Photographs

Creating unusual digital photographs will involve a lot of things, and you can do this with on-camera accessories like lenses, cases and tripods. You also can use on-camera settings. Or, you can use post-processing techniques through Photoshop, to make your pictures look unusual.With a digital camera and editing software, you can edit and manipulate your own photographs to create works of art. You don’t need any prior photography experience. Read this eHow to learn more. Read the rest of this entry »

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Canon EOS 1100D vs Canon EOS 1000D

Canon today unveils the new EOS 1100D – the Digital SLR (DSLR) for consumers who want to take the first step on their journey to outstanding still images and HD video. Featuring many technologies developed for more advanced models, and functions which make it even easier to capture fantastic images straight out of the box, […]


Tips on Shooting at the Blue Hour

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Which is Best? Mirrorless Cameras vs. DSLR Cameras

Lately, there’s been a boom of a new type of camera system, the mirrorless camera. So what’s the difference between this and a DSLR? Which is best? Of course they both have their advantages and disadvantages. Let’s discuss them one by one.


Tips to Optimizing Kit Lens On the DSLR

First, I would like to explain what a “kit” lens actually is. A kit lens is a lens that is usually bundled in the package when buying a new DSLR camera. For beginner DSLR kits, the kit lenses bundled in are also beginner lenses and cheap in price. But if you have the opportunity to […]