Dos and Don’ts of Digital Photography

Tips for Shooting Macro Photographs of Insects

Tutorial: Creating a Panorama Photo using Adobe Photoshop

A Brief History of Canon Cameras

Photography is General, but Style is Personal

A Pre-Wedding Photo Shoot was Failed Caused by The Bride’s Makeup That Made Her Resemble an Old Woman

Photography Icon: Robert Doisneau

Understanding Photojournalistic Photography

The History of Lomography

Steven J. Sasson, Inventor of the Digital Camera

Archive for the ‘Beginner’s Guide to Photography’ Category

Creating the Zooming Effect using “Radial Blur” In Photoshop

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On October - 8 - 2017

zooming effect Photoshop

zooming effect Photoshop



Before, I’ve covered tips and tricks of zooming techniques in photography. Maybe there are those out there that have difficulty making it work. The biggest difficulty is synchronizing the zooming of the lens position with the pushing of the shutter button. Or another difficulty maybe the result turns out too shaky because the shutter speed used was too slow. So what would be a solution? The easiest would of course be by using the magic of Photoshop. The following are steps to creating the zooming effect using the “Radial Blur” feature in photoshop.

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Tips to Hold The Dslr Camera Properly

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On October - 7 - 2017

How to Hold The Dslr Camera Properly

How to Hold The Dslr Camera Properly


In life, there are so many basic and simple things that we do not know well because we think of those things too simple to learn. As the result, we got carried away and consider them as mere and unworthy stuff.

One of the most basic things that should be done well in photography is how to hold a camera properly especially when you work with DSLR camera which is known to be quite heavy. Shooting with DSLR camera is not as easy as using pocket camera or camera phone because while using it, you cannot use one hand only but both of them, one to press the shutter button and rotate the dial button on the camera body and another one to rotate zoom or focal lens.

With good holding technique, we can help to stabilize and reduce oscillation so the image resulted will come out sharp and clear. You may visit the following link to see and learn the tutorial on holding a DSLR camera properly here: Read the rest of this entry »

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When Should We Use Manual Focus?

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On October - 6 - 2017
Manual focus switch

Manual focus switch

In the previous post, we talk about auto focus, how it is used and what its strengths and its weaknesses. In this article, we would like to cover details on some of shooting conditions where the auto focus is not the good option and the manual focus is the one that should be chosen to get expected results.

1. Macro/Close Up
When you do macro/close up photography, the distance between the lens and the object can be very close and the depth of field can be very shallow for about few millimeters only. With such close object, the focus can be very difficult when you use auto focus. For instance, when you shoot insects and want to get the focus of their eyes and the auto focus is one in charge. You will find the focus that falls on the eyes is possibly not sharp. For such case, you will need the use of manual focus instead and move the ring by yourself to get the intended part.

Orchid in macro photography

Orchid in macro photography



2. Low light
This condition is pretty common where the auto focus will not work properly because the lack of light can make it very difficult for it to find the object unless you use AF-Assist which usually disturbs the object. For some kinds of lighting, your eyes can be better to find the object rather than the camera. When the LCD blinks a message “Subject is too dark”, actually, our eyes are still able to find the focus through viewfinder. So you may co-operate your eyes with the manual focus and you will get sharp image on the objects you want even in low light condition as well. Read the rest of this entry »

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Understanding Codes on DSLR Camera Lenses

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On October - 4 - 2017

Understanding Codes - DSLR Camera Lenses

Understanding Codes - DSLR Camera Lenses



As we first enter the world of DSLR cameras, one of the confusing aspects is trying to translate the meaning in lens labels. In this entry, I would like to explain the various models of lenses and what that entails. For this entry, I will use Canon lenses as the case study.

– Canon EF-S 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Canon EF-S 18-55 mm f3.5-5.6 IS

Canon EF-S 18-55 mm f3.5-5.6 IS



This zoom lens is usually included as part of the entry DSLR (such as the Canon 1000D, 450D, 500D, and others) starter kit.

Canon EF-S: This means that this lens model is designed especially for DSLRs with cropped sensors (in comparison to the full frame sensors). These lenses cannot be mounted on a full frame DSLR body, such as the Canon 5D or 1Ds. Read the rest of this entry »

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Tips on becoming a Professional Photographer

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On October - 2 - 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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Music Video by Androp – With 250 Canon EOS 60D Cameras!

This music video by Androp creatively uses a large stack of Canon EOS60D DSLRs and flashes to create light patterns and stop motion footage. Obviously a big budget production, this music video uses a total of 250 cameras equipped with flashes and wired to be programmed to trigger on cue. The different patterns are made […]


Star Trails Photography Tips and Tricks

One of the simplest forms of astrophotography is capturing star trails. From helpful tips and tricks to required equipment and recommended camera settings, I will try to cover in this article the basic photography technique and equipment needed for star trails photography.


12 Tips for Candid Photography

There is a term in photography, candid shots, where the subject of the photograph is not in a controlled position or unaware of the camera (photo coverage). The resulting picture looks more natural, spontaneous, and less contrived. The following are tips for successful candid photography: 1. Bring your camera everywhere. Be ready to shoot at […]


Tips to Hold The Dslr Camera Properly

In life, there are so many basic and simple things that we do not know well because we think of those things too simple to learn. As the result, we got carried away and consider them as mere and unworthy stuff. One of the most basic things that should be done well in photography is […]


Forever Alone Photograper!

Are you single? Have been a long time with your own? Get envious looking at your friendsí pictures on social media, holding hands, hugging, kissing with their loved ones? If the answer is yes, we are so very sorry for you. But do not let yourself down guys because as photographer we have to be […]


What is normal lens/standard lens?

Sometimes, we may have heard of notions like normal lens and standard lens. What is the actual meaning of these notions? Normal lens is actually a lens that has a focal length (focus distance) all along the diagonal size of image sensor camera. For a camera with full frame sensor (36 x 24mm), the normal […]


EOS EF L series lens date codes

If we buy an L series lens from Canon, surely we will find a line of code on the back of the lens. The code is the code of the year and the place where the lens was made. Now, for buying lenses, especially the used lens .. this code can be very utilized in […]