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A veteran travel photographer for lonely planet, Richard I’Anson has traveled the world over. Having been to all 7 continents and over 85 countries, he’s photographed and told stories of many different cultures. In this video, he explains basic points in achieving successful results when photographing in your travels.
Some of the main points are: Read the rest of this entry » .
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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A once commercial photographer who did a lot of sport and magazine work, Graham Monro took his professional skills over to the domestic field of photography where he exclusively shoots portraits. In this video, he explains great tips to achieve phenomenal photographs of families and children.
Though the video’s title explains that it explains wedding photography, in actuality this video focuses more on photographing children in their environment. However, his tips can easily be used to achieve a successful wedding photography as well.
Main points explained by on Photographing Children and Families in the video are: Read the rest of this entry » .
Essentially, the main idea of photography is playing with light. If we are able play with light and control how it bounces off the subject, it will of course make for a great photograph. If we made mistakes in lighting, it will surely hurt the result.
The direction of light against the subject of the photo can be directed from several possibilities: front light, backlight, sidelight, top light, and bottom light. Each lighting direction has their own advantages, disadvantages, and level of difficulties while shooting.
This post will concentrate on discussing backlighting, where the source of light is from behind the object of the photograph. Backlight can become a challenge because of the level of difficulty associated with the direction of the light source. The resulting photograph of backlight can be diverse and extraordinary if done well.
Photographing with the backlight technique will prominently separate the object from its background, making the photograph highly dimensional. In addition, other varieties of this technique will result in photographs such as: silhouettes, translucent photos, and rim light (including flares). The results of course will depend on the techniques used by the photographer.
Typically, using this technique will result in silhouette photographs that tend to be under exposed (UE). The backlight photo technique, however, can also create photographs that are not under exposed with applied with additional lighting acting as a fill-in light. Read the rest of this entry » .
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 buy an advanced camera such as the Canon 5D mark II, the lens bundled is also advanced. For example, 5D mark II is bundled with the Canon 24-105mm f/4 L USM that’ll cost over $1000 separately.
So if the assumption was that the kit lens is always a cheap and low quality lens, this isn’t necessarily true. But it is undeniable that most kit lenses are low quality and cheap.
Currently, camera and lens manufacturers have upgraded the quality of the kit lens. And if compared with the quality set 3 to 5 years ago, the photographs produced by kit lenses are getting better with a more flexible zoom range.
The difference between cheap and expensive lenses
So how do you maximize the use of these kit lenses in order to get high quality photographs like when using more expensive lenses? Of course first you must understand the differences between these kit lenses and its more expensive counterparts.
Cheap kit lenses usually have these weaknesses: Read the rest of this entry » .
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As a photographer progressing in your craft, there must come a time when you’re faced with a dilemma; which should be a priority, a camera or a lens upgrade? Neither has a specific standard which is more of a priority; what you need to find out is which of the two do you really need […]
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