There are currently only four manufacturers producing APS-C format digital SLRs. In order of their respective market shares they are Canon, Nikon, Sony and Pentax. While Pentax seems content to plod along with its two percent share of the market and its small but excellent range of entry-level and semi-pro models, the other three brands are involved in a cut-and thrust battle, launching new cameras into ever smaller niches, seeking to fill every possible gap in the market. The past year has seen Canon’s leading share of the DSLR market drop from around 50 per cent to just over 40, while rivals Nikon and Sony are gaining ground with some very strong products such as the D5000, Alpha A500 and A550. Read the rest of this entry »
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 10 tips to get you started on your underwater photography.
1. Prepare the adequate equipment and underwater case.
Double check all your equipments on the boat before diving in to make sure everything functions normally. Especially check and make sure that the batteries are full. If you’re using an underwater case for your camera, make sure the casing is airtight with no signs of rips or holes.
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If you photograph a lot of people and well-known landmarks, then the topic of model release forms would often come up. There’s often confusion about when you would need one and what it should entail. A model release, known in similar contexts as a liability waiver, is a legal release typically signed by the subject of a photograph granting permission to publish the photograph in one form or another. The legal rights of the signatories in reference to the material is thereafter subject to the allowances and restrictions stated in the release, and also possibly in exchange for compensation paid to the photographed. Read the rest of this entry »
Learning photography is very exciting but for you who are still very new to this world may get little bit confused of where to start and how to master the art of it. Do not worry because we have 9 tricks and tips to share here.
1. Learning photography first and then you will hardly waste your time.
To learn photography should be started with learning its theory before taking it into practice. Though it tends to be displeasing and boring for some people, but this way will certainly make the process quicker and also improve the quality of our photos.
The main advantage of mastering the theory is we can create images we like and we can expect to produce the same results anytime we want. There are so many ways of learning it. You may read books, watching videos or attending courses. Read the rest of this entry »
Here comes the time when I am going to talk about wide-angle lens. This lens is my favorite. I cannot say exactly why, but I can give you a few points that I like most in the lens. And those points are: stretching the perspective, making the object that closer to the lens look much bigger (in relation to all other objects), the lens allow you to fit a lot of things into the image and there is certain dynamics added by the lens to the image (it could be because of the distortions, which such lens inevitably bring to the photograph). Wide angle photography can be fun and challenging at the same time. On one hand, it’s great to pull in so much of a scene with a single shot. On the other hand, it can be difficult to produce a well composed photo at such a wide perspective. There is one more thing, when you photograph a certain subject, the lens require to get close, real close, to the subject and it makes the subject kind of very personal for you, you feel it better, if you see what I mean. Well, better we start talking about all those things in details: Read the rest of this entry »