The Auto Focus (AF) System in a camera found in the 1980’s is an important discovery in the world of photography and has had a major impact in bringing convenience to photographers. Without the Auto Focus, we would have to manually adjust the focus on the lens to really precisely focus on the objects we want to photograph (commonly referred to as manual focus). Now that the Auto Focus feature isn’t anything special anymore (except on cellphone cameras), do you really know the ins and outs of this most important feature? Check out the rest of this post to learn more about the Auto Focus. Read the rest of this entry »
For all those who own a Canon DSLR, there’s a custom firmware called Magic Lantern for selected Canon DSLR types. Started out as having functions tailored for videographers, the newer versions of Magic Lantern also has features useful for photographers. It’s an addon/plugin for your camera’s firmware and is installed in the memory card. It’s a simple install, and uninstalling only takes formatting the memory card. Read the rest of this entry »
For some of us, the difficult part of photography is not about learning the techniques of shooting but more about finding confidence with your shooting ability. The lack of confidence is a common dilemma in the world of photography.
So, how to deal with it? There are ten tips on how to help you get out from your comfort zone and believe in yourself that you are a good photographer.
1. Positive feedbacks
Positive feedbacks and suggestions on your works given by your fellow photographers, in the same club or group, can help giving you great influence to your perspective about yourself as a photographer then you can improve the quality of your confidence.
Of course, we should not always count on others to give us positive feedbacks. Even when you get negative comments and criticisms, you have to remember that those things can motivate you and do not need to be taken as bad things. Take them positively and learn from them instead.
2. Read tutorials
It is quite easy to feel satisfied with ourselves. We may think we are good and smart enough and know well how to shoot yet you need to beware because this thought can ruin you. Learning is a process that takes place continuously and there is always new thing to learn about photography. Read tutorials and practice what you’ve learnt from there. Read the rest of this entry »
Like in everything else, there are records of firsts in the world of photography. The following are some of the most groundbreaking firsts that we now find photographs of the norm. Check them out!
First Fetus Photograph
In 1965, Swedish scientist Lennart Nilsson photographed this 20-week old fetuswhile the fetus was alive without any interference. These groundbreaking photographs appeared in Life magazine’s 16-page spread photo essay entitled “A Child is Born.” Read the rest of this entry »
Many modern cameras feature the RAW file format. This feature may be one of the pivotal reasons why you’ve bought that specific camera, or you may be one of those who never use this feature. For professionals, photographing using RAW is a must. But for beginners, is this feature really that important? The short answer is yes. Find out the “why?” in this post.
RAW file format is the original file produced by the camera’s sensor that hasn’t been digitally processed by the camera. In short, these RAW files are literally the raw files that are substantially larger in file size and are not yet ready for consumption, unlike its JPEG counterpart. Not all cameras have this RAW file feature. Generally, they only provide the JPEGs. Because RAW files are produced directly from the sensors, every camera with different sensor technologies has RAW files that are different. Unfortunately, these different RAW files aren’t compatible with each other and processing them needs supporting RAW processing software for that specific type of camera. Read the rest of this entry »