Artist/Photographer Lucy Martin is a photographer based in Oxfordshire who has built an online reputation on Roundographs: full 360° views displayed in a circle. Her work is awe-inspiring to say the least. Check out these experimental shots! What a great idea! Read the rest of this entry »
A question most lens buyers face – Should I buy a zoom lens or one or more fixed focal length (prime) lenses?. Experienced photographers who have been around for a while, often prefer prime (fixed focal length) camera lenses over zoom models. Photography magazines always suggest the sharpness of fixed focal length lenses far outway the flexibility of zoom lenses.
Before looking at the advantages and disadvantages of both, we first need to know ‘what is a zoom lens or prime lens’. Read the rest of this entry »
A digital CD slideshow is a great way to preserve and showcase your favorite photos. There are many free software downloads available to photographers who want to create slide shows from their digital camera photos. Listed below are a few of the most popular with a short review of what makes them useful. All software mentioned below will also let you edit your photographs before creating a slide show. For example, you can crop, resize, rotate, reduce red eye etc. Read the rest of this entry »
If you think that finding a good SLR camera is tough, try to find the best digital SLR lens to go with it. If you felt there were plenty of cameras to choose from, the number of available lenses is going to be overwhelming. Digital SLR lenses come in all manner of shapes and sizes, and vary massively in price.By simply changing a lens, the scope of a potential image changes, too. Understanding the difference between lenses will help you get the best shot. Some are built for the demanding needs of professionals and others are just right for the everyday snapshot photographer. Faced with all these alternatives, what’s a newcomer to the world of SLR photography to do?
Just follow the 6 steps that I outline below and you’ll find your way to the best digital SLR lens for your camera. Read the rest of this entry »
Image Stabilization (or Vibration Reduction in Nikon) is a technology found on some DSLR Canon and Nikon lenses. Activate the image stabilization (IS) so that the photographer can produce sharp images in lightless conditions without using a tripod. In another words, you can use adequately slower shutter speed when the camera is on your hands without blurring the image.
Image Stabilization or Vibration Reduction
It functions to reduce vibration effects during the shoot and helps stabilize it so that the image will come out sharper. The IS or VR are claimed to be able to make images sharper even in a slow exposure condition for about 2 to 3 stop. Read the rest of this entry »