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What is EXIF Data in Digital Photography?

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On October - 13 - 2017
EXIF Data in Digital Photography

EXIF Data in Digital Photography

When starting to get acquainted with the world of digital photography, you will sooner or later hear of this EXIF term. It may be from the camera manual, heard it in a conversation among photographers, or when reading a thread in a photography forum only.

So what exactly is EXIF metadata?
Basically, metadata is a term from the world of information technology (IT), which roughly means the data that records important information of a file. While the EXIF metadata itself is a metadata especially used in the world of digital photography. EXIF records plenty of detailed information of a digital photograph file. EXIF stands for Exchangeable Image Format. Read the rest of this entry »

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Photography ideas: Out-Of-Focus Photography

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On October - 12 - 2017

Out of focus photograph

Out of focus photograph



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 image would be one that conveys a clear message and sparks an interest.

In photography, sharpness isn’t everything. The meaning and depth of story-telling is more valuable in a photograph. The following are a few examples of how mis-focused photographs can work. The mis-focus doesn’t hinder the photo from its story; in fact, it creates a bolder statement.

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Understanding DSLR Lens Sweet Spots and How to Get Them

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On October - 11 - 2017

Lens Sweet Spots and How to Get Them

Lens Sweet Spots and How to Get Them



A sweet spot is a condition where the camera lens produces its sharpest images. There are three factors that are needed to be understood to obtain sharp images:

1. Aperture that results in sharp images.
2. Focal length (in zoom).
3. Focused areas within the frame. Read the rest of this entry »

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Canon 500D vs Nikon D5000 Which One is Better

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On October - 11 - 2017

Canon EOS 500D vs Nikon D5000

Canon EOS 500D vs Nikon D5000



The launch of the beginner DSLRs like the Canon 500D and the Nikon D5000 at almost the same time may confuse consumers. Besides the titles using the numbers 5 & 0 and the letter D, they both have video recording capabilities and has a similar sticker price. So which of these two is most suitable for you?

Superiority of the Canon 500D
Superiority of the Canon 500D

Superiority of the Canon 500D


– A wider viewfinder (it has a 0.87x compared to D5000’s 0.78x)
– 15 megapixels (Compared to 12 MP)
– Maximum ISO of 12800
– 14-bit image processing (compared to 12-bit)
– An available vertical grip (sold separately)
– Larger 3-inch screen (compared to 2.7 inches)
– Higher screen resolution (920,000 pixels, compared to D5000’s 230,000 pixels)
– Longer recording time of 18 minutes or 4GB (compared to 5 minutes)
– Capable of recording full HD 1080p, though slightly not smooth due to the 20 fps limit.
– Compatible with any Canon EOS lens; whether its an EF-S or EF series. The Nikon D5000 is only compatible with AF-S Nikon lenses and Sigma HSMs. Read the rest of this entry »

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Creating a Vintage and Lomographic Tone with Toycamera AnalogColor

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On October - 9 - 2017
How to Creating a Vintage and Lomographic Tone

How to Creating a Vintage and Lomographic Tone

One of the things photographers do during post process is to adjust tones and colors to produce the desired overall tone of the photograph. There are no concrete standards to producing a certain photographic tone. It all boils down to taste and preference of the photographer.

One of my and some of my friends’ favorite tone is achieving the vintage and lomographiclook-alike tone. There are plenty of ways to creating the desired vintage tones. I looked for the easiest way by googling blog entries on how-tos and asking tutorials from friends. Until finally I found the photo editing software called Toycamera AnalogColor. Read the rest of this entry »

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Questions Which Should be Avoided when You Learn About Photography

The following questions are the most common ones asked by amateur photographers which professional photographers find ridiculous. Why? It is because photography is a piece of art and not a math calculation where one plus one results two. There are so many unnecessary questions and usually they are ones to be blamed when a photo […]


Facts and Myths about Camera Lenses

Myth: Anti-Shake means the photos will always be sharp. Image stabilizer, Vibration Reduction, SteadyShot and other less known titles are just different tags manufacturers use for one similar system: Vibration reducer. This system reduces vibration caused by shaky hands, providing you with sharp images. This feature can be deemed a must-have if you’re planning to […]


Tips to Shoot During Soccer Match

Shooting a soccer match is almost similar to shooting any other sport branches. There are many times photographers have no clue about what they have taken since things happen so fast to be seen by their normal eyes. Going by this reality, there is an urge of need to have the ability to frame “forecasted […]


The Best Lens for Portrait Photography

Many novice photographers ask, “which lens is best for photographing head shots/portraits, and why?” Actually, suitable or not a lens is depends on the needs of the photographer. What you need to familiarize yourself with is actually the characters of the lens you’re using and how it effects the proportions of the object’s face that […]


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 […]


Beginner Photographer’s FAQ

– I want to create photographs with blurry backgrounds, how do I achieve such a feat? Answer: The trick to doing so has been previously discussed in this post. – I’m using a kit lens and I’ve set the aperture to its widest exposure, how come the background isn’t blurry? Answer:


How to Safely Carry Your Camera

If you’re a DSLR camera user, there’s a simple and quick tip to protect your lens and camera, especially when you’re using a telephoto lens attached to your camera body. Do pay attention to the way you carry your camera on your shoulder. Pay close attention to the two images below and note the difference […]