Metering is how your camera determines what the correct shutter speed and aperture should be, depending on the amount of light that goes into the camera and the sensitivity of the sensor. Back in the old days of photography, cameras were not equipped with a light “meter”, which is a sensor that measures the amount and intensity of light. Automatic exposure is a standard feature in all digital cameras. All you have to do is select the metering mode, point the camera and press the shutter release. Most of the time, this will result in a correct exposure. Read the rest of this entry »
What is Back/Front Focus when referring to camera lenses?
Back focusing and front focusing refer to the tendency of a lens – or sometimes the camera body – to focus slightly behind (back focus) or slightly in front of (front focus) the intended subject when using autofocus. In some cases, it can be eliminated by adjusting the lens at a repair center, and Canon has recently added a feature to the 1D Mark III, 50D, 5D mark II, 7D that allows the individual user to make adjustments on the camera. Read the rest of this entry »
Taking photos of sunrises and sunsets can be especially rewarding. At these times of day when the sun is lower in the sky, sunlight travels through more atmosphere to reach the earth. Photographing sunbeams/rays of light requires specific camera settings and an eye for careful evaluation of the quality of light.Here are some tips and tricks for capturing rays of light. Read the rest of this entry »
To take images of toys can be a very enjoyable experience. You can learn so many things while doing it as if you can control everything. You are not required to master the art of composition and lighting and you may also learn several skills on showcasing and telling stories. You do not need to have sophisticated tools and equipments to get good results. You can make miracle with the use of light from simple materials and target point camera that sets macro mode. All completely depend on your imagination and of course the model that you are going to take. What you need to do is to take a toy, a camera and then just have fun. The followings are some beneficial tips that can help you starting this toy photography.
CLEAN THE TOYS BEFORE THE SHOOT:
Particles of dust on the hands and feet of your model may escape your eyes but after it gets photographed, you will notice them clearly from the screen of your computer and it will certainly ruin the beauty of it. So before you start the shoot, make sure to clean them well and erase some spots on them if there is any. Check again to be rest assured there is no dust left then shoot in clean environment so there will be no dust that can get onto it during the process of the shoot. You can always get rid of unwanted elements in the next process. However, you should not bother about it when you can actually avoid it. Read the rest of this entry »
You must be familiar with the above photo. It is of course the photo of the default wallpaper for the Luna theme in Windows XP, and it’s the most used wallpaper for Windows PC user alls all of over the world. According to an online report, this photograph titled “Bliss” has been viewed by over one billion people around the world since it’s been published in 2002, and is the most viewed photograph to date.
But did you know that this photo was taken by a former National Geographic photographer named Charles O’Rear? Read the rest of this entry »