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Basic Camera (DSLR) Settings that must be understood

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Basic Camera (DSLR) Settings that must be understood

Basic Camera (DSLR) Settings that must be understood


Believe it or not, there are still many owners of digital cameras that still do not understand the basic settings of their cameras. In result, they only rely on the Auto mode when shooting and accept what they come up with as adequate. Yet we know that the camera has a lot of settings and an error in setting may result in a disappointing picture. This may affect the willingness of some people to experiment various settings on their cameras. True, the Auto mode on cameras these days are quite smart in making a safe photograph result. But still, aren’t you curious in what your camera can optimally do? At the least we should familiarize ourselves and at least have tried every basic settings on our cameras so we’ll know what needs resetting when faced with different situations.

Though it may seem trivial, the following settings will aid you in getting better photo results if set correctly. For a more detailed explanation, consult your camera’s manual because what I’m posting here is more general in nature: Read the rest of this entry »

Bored or Tired of Photographing and How to Overcome It

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Bored Tired  of Photographing and How to Overcome It

Bored Tired of Photographing and How to Overcome It


Unless you make a living as a photographer, photography, like other hobbies, may get boring at times. Not to mention if your free time is limited or you’re starting to feel the jaded point where inspiration is null and creativity hits a dead end.
But it would be quite a waste if the camera and lenses you’ve invested a big chunk of your cash in just idly sits on the shelf. And if we think about it, photography can be a refreshing pastime that can refresh the mind for optimal use during work hours. But how can we get ourselves out of this photography rut? Well here are several things you can try: Read the rest of this entry »

What Happen When There Are Too Many Photographers Around?

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What Happen When There Are Too Many Photographers

What Happen When There Are Too Many Photographers



Today, photography is like a mold. It grows so fast. In one side, the demand for visual need is increasing along with the media development to view images for example in social media. At the other side, there are too many photographers around. The number of photo imaging graduates in Sydney is around 50 people per 3 months. If it is counted for a year, then there will be 200 students graduated from one photography institution. Just imagine if these 200 people are seriously taking photography as their source of making a living, every year the competition will be getting fiercer.

Let’s try to identify this complicated issue where people who hold DSLR cameras can be called as photographers. We need to use 2 perspectives on this: Read the rest of this entry »

Meaning of Codes on Sigma Lenses

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Sigma Lens Codes

Sigma Lens Codes



Each lens are made in accordance with the features and functions that it has. And the following are codes on Sigma lenses and the meaning to each one.

EX – EX Lenses are premium lenses in the Sigma lens product line, like the L Series of Canon lenses. It’s no surprise that EX coded lenses are usually relatively expensive.

DC – DC Lenses are lenses designed specifically for cameras with a (APSC). If your camera is a camera with a full-frame sensor, this lens is not for you.

DG – DG lenses are Sigma lenses designed for both the full-frame and cropped sensors.

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Understanding the “Image Stabilizer” Function of a DSLR

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Understanding the “Image Stabilizer” Function of a DSLR

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 this trend by equipping their cameras with stabilizers. How important is the stabilizing feature in digital photography? Let’s find out more about this feature.

In the beginning, the stabilizer feature was developed due to the amount of consumer disappointment in encountering blurs when shooting at low speeds or at long focal lengths. A photography theory states that blur-free photos can only be obtained by using shutter speeds of at least one over focal length (1/x with x= focal length). So when shooting at a focal length of 80mm, the shutter needs to be at least 1/80 seconds. The problem is when there’s inadequate lighting, camera speeds will decrease (to 1/20 seconds for instance) and the risk of blurry photos is increased from the affects of shaky hands. With the stabilizer, the camera is expected to be able to be used at shutter speeds of 3 to 4 stops lower than when not using a stabilizer. Of course when we use a tripod, this risk of blurriness is eliminated. But not everyone carries a tripod everywhere they go. From this dilemma came the idea of making a the stabilizer feature available on the camera, with the concept of a shake-detection technology (using gyro sensor) and compensates those vibrations (mechanically) resulting in sharp photos. Read the rest of this entry »