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Tips on Selecting Photo Studio Lights

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On May - 27 - 2017

How to Selecting Photo Studio Lights

How to Selecting Photo Studio Lights



At however great of an angle a photo is taken by a photographer, however sharp the lens, or however large the pixels of the camera sensors are, a photo shoot will only be success if the lighting is perfect. And of course photo studio lights have a pivotal role in the process. The photographer who often work in a studio usually devote most of their savings investing on studio lights and less on cameras and lenses. Several photographers, however, does the opposite. The difficult part would be to balance your resource and your budget. Unfortunately, we often get caught in the sentiment that “all lightings are the same, it depends on the photographer.” You’ll end up choosing the wrong one for you and will be left disappointed.

The purpose of this post is to help photographers, especially for those first-timers in purchasing studio lights. There are several things that can be made as a guide in choosing the right set for you:

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Limitations of Digital Processing in Photography

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On May - 25 - 2017

Digital Processing in Photography

Digital Processing in Photography


As a novice photographer, or as someone starting out in learning the craft, your need of digital post-processing is inevitable. Now more than ever, digital processing softwares are popping up everywhere. Whether it be the instant kind (like Instagram, Hipstamatic, or ToyCamera) or the manual professionally-aimed ones (such as Adobe Photoshop, Aperture, or Lightroom), there’s now something for every one.

Now the question is, how far is too far when editing a photograph? This post will discuss some boundaries that are accepted in the photography world.

Digital processing in photography is generally used for 4 reasons:

1.Digital processing for personal use
There really are no boundaries as to what you can do with your photos if it’s only for personal use. You’re free to skew it any whichever way possible in any way you want. Even if it’ll be showcased in an exhibition later on, the creation will wholly be for your own sense of satisfaction.

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How Important are Megapixels in a Digital Camera?

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On May - 25 - 2017

Megapixels in a Digital Camera

Megapixels in a Digital Camera



With the progress of technology of the digital camera comes the increase of megapixels in newer models. Megapixels are the unit used to measure resolution of a digital camera’s sensor. Many beginner photographers who don’t fully comprehend the importance of camera specifications assumes that the larger the megapixel, the better the camera. But that’s not necessarily the case.

There are a few assumption made among photographers about the role megapixels play in a camera: Read the rest of this entry »

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Reflectors in Photography: Their Function and Various Types

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On May - 23 - 2017
Reflectors in Photography

Reflectors in Photography

When photographing a model or a product and you feel like there are certain parts of the object that doesn’t seem to be well-lit by the main sources of light, you can use a reflector to (obviously) reflect light to fill in any shadowy areas.

There are two general types of reflectors:
– Natural reflectors.
Reflectors from the surrounding environment.
For example: White sand reflecting sunlight; sunlight reflected on sea water, ponds or lakes; white walls of a building.

-Artificial reflectors.
Man-made reflectors especially manufactured for use by photographers.
These artificial reflectors are categorized into 3 types or surface colors: Read the rest of this entry »

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How to Choose The Best Digital Camera for You!

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On May - 22 - 2017
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How to choose the best digital camera for you

Here are a few tutorials and guides from our sites that might be of some assistance in choosing the best camera for you. The following tips will help you get the best deal when choosing a digital camera. Read the rest of this entry »

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Tips for Underwater Photography

Snorkeling and deep-sea diving has become more and more popular and most anyone can now participate in this sport, especially for those living besides coastal lines, islands, or those vacationing to places like these. With the rapid advancement of digital camera technology, underwater photography can be a new hobby for those diving enthusiasts. Here are […]


Lomography Techniques

Photo by : Ciel Photography on Flickr As what was done by the two pioneers of this field of photography, lomography has developed into a photographic technique that ignores the existing rules. When executing conventional photography techniques, a lot of rules must be adhered to (e.g. shutter speed, ISO, and aperture) to create a good […]


What are the Advantages of Using a Monopod?

Generally, monopods aren’t substitutes for tripods. You won’t be able to photograph with bulb (long exposure) using a monopod. But if what you’re looking for is a tool to help you stabilize your camera from any shock, help you take pictures in poor light conditions, or just want an all-around sharper picture, then monopods trump […]


Records of Firsts in the World of Photography

Like in everything else, there are records of firsts in the world of photography. The following are some of the most groundbreaking firsts that we now find photographs of the norm. Check them out! First Fetus Photograph In 1965, Swedish scientist Lennart Nilsson photographed this 20-week old fetuswhile the fetus was alive without any interference. […]


Photoshop Tips: Selective Color Photography Part 2

In this second part, we’ll learn how to create the selective color photography effect in easier steps. This 2nd way is accomplished by merely sliding parameters and saturation settings. Here’s how:


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 […]


Understanding the “Image Stabilizer” Function of a DSLR

One thing that is now often found on new generation digital cameras is the “Image Stabilizer.” Panasonic names this feature with the term “Mega OIS,” Canon with the term “Image Stabilizer/IS,” Pentax with “Anti Shake/AS,” Nikon with “Vibration Reduction/VR,” and Sony with “Super Steady Shot.” Other brands such as Olympus, Kodak, and Fuji soon follow […]