As a photographer, especially as a beginner, you’ve most likely encountered the following questions. Or maybe even you yourself still ask these questions, and they still go unanswered.
1. What’s the best camera brand?
2. Which camera best suits for amateur?
3. How long does it take to master photography when you’re starting from zero?
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If you’re a fan of cameras, but don’t want to own one that looks like a camera, you have to check out these new merchandise from Barbie. Called the Fashion Photo Barbie, this camera is designed in the shape of a Barbie doll. So it’s basically a Barbie Doll with camera features. This camera is equipped with 5 MP resolution and a small LCD screen on the doll’s chest for a live view. And if your shots are bland, the camera is also equipped with 15 built-in effects to customize your results. This camera doesn’t come close to replacing your DSLR, or even an iPhone, but for a child that loves Barbies, this is a great addition to their toybox. Fashion Photo Barbie can save up to 100 images, and comes with a mini USB port for uploads and charging of batteries. If you’re planning on purchasing one, it’ll only cost you around 50 USD. Read the rest of this entry »
If you want to find out how often a camera is used to photograph, then what you can do is check the shutter count number of that camera. This is very useful when you want to buy a used camera.
Shutter Count (SC for short) is the total amount of times the camera’s shutter has been released to record a photograph. Why is SC so important? Because a shutter unit is the barrier between sensor and the mirror that’s used to reflect the image seen through the lens. The reflected image is then recorded in the sensor (CCD/CMOS) located behind the camera. For the mirror to rotate and then the image to be recorded, the shutter has to open and then close each time. Like any mechanical apparatus, the technical design of a camera has limits. There’s an expiration as to how many times the mechanism can function normally before the quality degrades and the apparatus loses function (or breaks down).
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As a photographer, your main job is to instruct or to direct the object so it will look interesting and photogenic in front of the camera. But there is something special about this particular photographer. Apart from directing his object to pose in front of the camera, this person also got his own style. He is a young Vietnamese photographer called Nguyen Dihn An. He becomes the talk of the town and makes headlines in so many news sites in his country. It is not his work that makes him become so famous but it is because of his unique shooting style. While taking some snap shots he performs “moon walk” ala the king of pop, Michael Jackson. Apart from that, he also does some acrobatic actions like a ninja. Read the rest of this entry »
Shutter Count is the threshold of how long a camera can be used (how many times the shutter can be triggered). Each type of camera usually have different shutter count limits. For instance, a pro-series camera an average of 500K shutter counts. Entry levels has an average of 300K. Read the rest of this entry »