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A while back, I hosted a website about the world’s legendary photographers. These were Ansel Adams (of course), Sebastian Salgado, Yousouf Karsh, and many more. One by one I observed their galleries and then interpreted and blogged what I believed was the message the photographer tried to convey through their photography. I also noted and studied their composition, lighting, and moments. Truly, they are exceptional.
However, the one thing to note about them is that they were consistent in their work. Meaning that their photography genre, objects photographed, and style of presentation of each image has the photographer’s signature characteristics. And through this consistency they are then well known in the world of photography. Take for example, when we say Ansel Adams, then we automatically picture his black-and-white landscape masterpieces. Or, when one thinks of Yousouf Karsh, then one would imagine his photographs of world leaders. For Salgado and Nachtwey, it’s their dramatic journalistic photographs that come to mind.
This not only applies in the world of photography, but also any other forms of arts or hobbies. In the painting world, for example, Van Gogh and Picasso had two distinctly different styles and both were famous for them. Also in cinematography, George Lucas and Woody Allen are two big names with contrast styles.
Then did they never stray from their respective styles and were they always photographing those same things? Read the rest of this entry » .
Unsure in choosing the right photographic equipment like the camera, lens, and so forth? You’re not alone. There are so many choices in the market today, it’s confusing just trying to buy a camera alone. Choosing a brand of camera is not enough, because there are many models to choose from each brand. For example, there are now no less than a dozen models of Canon pocket cameras, not to mention the cameras from previous years.
So is there any effective ways that can help us in choosing the tools we want? Unfortunately, even I don’t have any way of telling. But I do have a bit of guidelines in purchasing that I got from my days in college and personal experience. Read the rest of this entry » .
Sometimes we are faced with a situation that requires us to take photos in the sun. Even if whe the position of the sun is at its heat-inducing peak is not a great time to shoot photos.
Here are some tips to minimize your shortcomings: Read the rest of this entry » .
Focusing accurately is important in getting sharp photos. Photos with an offed focus is difficult or almost beyond repair.Back in the day, there was only manual focus. Manual focus are rather difficult for DSLR cameras because the viewfinder is smaller and less bright. Fortunately, there’s now auto focus in modern DSLR cameras.Even so, we must determine the proper auto-focus mode so that the resulting image is sharp and consistent.
Here are some auto-focus modes commonly encountered in DSLR cameras: Read the rest of this entry »
GN, short for Guide Number, Is the amount of power the light transmitted by a flash device is. It’s the result from multiplying distance (in meter or feet) and aperture.
The power of the flash is measured with the GN which describes the flash’s capacity in illuminating objects within a certain distance (in meters). Modern flashes supports TLL technology that allows it to set its power according to the distance the object is to the camera, so the risk of it being too bright or too dark can be eliminated. Read the rest of this entry » .
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In photography and videography, a filter is a camera accessory consisting of an optical filter that can be inserted in the optical path. The filter can be a square or oblong shape mounted in a holder accessory, or, more commonly, a glass or plastic disk with a metal or plastic ring frame, which can be […]
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, […]
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 […]
Maybe when you’re planning on applying for a job or received an offer for a certain project, you’ll be asked to send in your personal portfolio of your recent works. And maybe you’re confused as to what would go in such a compilation. Well, to make it a little bit clearer, a portfolio is basically […]
These photos interest you? And are you curious as to how they were taken? Like what camera was used, what filters, shutter speed settings, ISO? Or maybe you’re curious as to how it was edited in photoshop and what techniques were used to get these results? I will explain to you in detail and answer […]
Over the last couple of years the term strobist has become increasingly popular in the world of amateur photography. A strobist is a photographer who uses off-camera flash (OCF) to take pictures. Instead of the usual pop-up flash or speedlight attached on top of the camera, strobists use OCF to achieve more pleasing and more […]
Many beginner photographers think that a good photo can only be obtained by using a sharp lens that produces sharpness right to the edge of the frame. There’s truth in that, but it’s not always so. A sharp image without a sharp message doesn’t amount to much of a photograph. What would make a better […]