In the year 1939, Goro Yoshida and his brother Saburo Uchida developed a Precision Optical Instrument Laboratory in Japan. 4 years later, they created their first camera, naming it “Kwanon.” It was named after the Buddha Bodhisattva Guan Yin that’s better known in Japan as Kannon. The logo incorporates the Kwanon image with 1000 arms and a fire design. When their camera product became international in the year 1935, the company decided to slightly change the brand to “Canon” to make it have a more mass appear in an international market and so as to not affiliate or offend any religious group. Read the rest of this entry »
There are people who say that “pictures or images say thousands of words”. One of them is by telling and showing us what we are feeling and our relationship with someone. Every season, this couple took an image in front of their house. As the result, without any explanation and description, a story is being made. Without using any complicated photo technique, advanced digital effect, these images can breaks every heart that sees it, anyone.
This is a story of hope, happiness, and fear and loss but it is presented in a simple yet most unique way. You will see them in the following images. Read the rest of this entry »
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 sensor is 43mm. on the other hand, on a camera with APS-C sensor size (23x35mm), the normal lens is around 28mm. and for four thirds sensor, the normal lens is about 21.5mm. Read the rest of this entry »
Digital photography have made it easier for photographers to do their craft. A simple “click” of the shutter button and your photos will instantly appear on the LCD of the camera. Simple, but it brings upon a new dilemma. How do you go about storing these digital files for prolonged safekeeping? The following may answer that question: Read the rest of this entry »
RAW – A RAW file is the unedited (unprocessed) image data that you digital SLR camera captures every time you take a photo. Because RAW files are unprocessed, they come out looking flat and dark. RAW images need to be viewed and processed using your camera’s software or in more robust commonly used software like Photoshop, Lightroom, Aperture, etc prior to being ready for display or print. Read the rest of this entry »