Using reflections in photography can lead to some amazing effects and beautiful images. Using water, windows, mirrors or any sort of reflective surface can change an image into a work of art. Reflection photography is an art because you have to dig deep into your imagination to see the hidden beauty. It is also a science because you should know the right angles and techniques and must be more than familiar with your camera to capture a perfect shot. Here are some tips and tricks for capturing reflection. Read the rest of this entry »
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Of all the types of photography ever invented, I would claim that live concert photography is up there among the most difficult ones. You have five thousand fans behind you, and there is a band in front of you. Nobody stands still. In fact, even the notion of standing still ruins the idea of a good music photo. The bouncers hate you, because you are in their way. The crowd is jealous of you. Crowdsurfers will kick you in the head. The band thinks you’re annoying. The lighting is never bright enough, and changes so frequently that you’re screwed even in the few moments that it is. 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 »
Camera phones have opened up a whole new world to hobbyists who enjoy the convenience and ease of phone photography. Learn some of the secrets you need to know to take great looking photographs with your camera phone by simply taking advantage of its capabilities, and learn how easy it is to share your photos to your friend either electronically or by printing them out. Whether you’ve never used your camera phone before or you already snap and send phone pictures daily, there are ways to improve your phone photography and shape up your photos. Read the rest of this entry »
When choosing a camera phone, many assume that a good quality camera that produces good quality photographs are the ones with the largest mega pixel (MP).
Fact is, the value of the mega pixel a camera phone isn’t the most important aspect, and doesn’t automatically produce the highest quality photograph. The mega pixels is only one factor of many factors that make for a good quality result.
The following are features that are essential in camera phones: Read the rest of this entry »
- I want to create photographs with blurry backgrounds, how do I achieve such a feat?
The trick to doing so has been previously discussed in this post.
- I’m using a kit lens and I’ve set the aperture to its widest exposure, how come the background isn’t blurry?
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Someone who’s just freshly delved into the world of photography by buying a DSLR with a kit lens will have this question resonating in their thoughts as they go deeper into the rabbit hole of photography. Whether it is for the sake of having a ranged collection of lenses or the desire to widen their photograph horizon in one specific area of photography (like macro photography), that next lens will surely tempt you. And with the abundant collection of different types of lenses available out there, the answer to this question will surely need some serious contemplations. Read the rest of this entry »
Capturing fireworks is fun, capturing fireworks pictures are an example of beauty and excitement happening at the same time, but also a rather difficult moment to capture on camera correctly. Oftentimes the photographer is left with pictures of white streaks outlining a very black sky. The following are some tips that will help anyone photograph fireworks beautifully. Read the rest of this entry »
Waterfalls seem to grab the hearts and minds of people. Go to any location that has one or more waterfalls and it is pretty much a guarantee that they will be a major attraction, if not the main attraction, of the area. However, as beautiful as waterfalls are, it is not so easy to capture that beauty with a camera. It is easy to produce pictures of waterfalls; it is not so easy to produce powerful images. Waterfalls do present themselves as a wonderful and challenging subject matter to photographers. Firstly they’re beautiful places, secondly they are often in tricky lighting situation and thirdly they’re a dynamic subject as they’re moving (and of course movement means a challenge but also a real opportunity for a more dynamic shot).
Waterfalls provide their own unique set of problems which requires a unique set of solutions.Here are 10 simple but very effective tips that will help you to take better waterfalls pictures. Read the rest of this entry »
People and all aspects of their daily lives are always interesting photo themes. The interesting factors can be triggered by the touching atmosphere of the scenes. These epic scenes may be of a cultural activity or a seemingly mundane day-to-day ritual.
For photographers with a keen eye in observing social issues, these human activity and behaviors will make for an interesting and eye-catching works of photography. And the production of these photos will feel natural and easy to do.
These works of photography centering on human activity and behavior are usually referred to as “human-interest photographs.” The problem is, human-interest photography might not be as easy as it seems. There are many constraints in the field that we have to go through when we photograph a subject. For example, when the scene is ready to be photographed, suddenly the objects notice the camera, disrupting their natural state, making the photograph seem forced or unnatural.
For those interested in delving into the world of human-interest photography, the following tips may assist in getting started: Read the rest of this entry »
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EOS 5D is an old school DSLR Full Frame camera. The EOS 5D is unlike any previous digital SLR in that it combines a full-frame (35 mm sized) high resolution sensor (12.8 megapixels) with a relatively compact body (slightly larger than the EOS 20D, although in your hand it feels noticeably ‘chunkier’). The EOS 5D […]
Unless you make a living as a photographer, photography, like other hobbies, may get boring at times. Not to mention if your free time is limited or you’re starting to feel the jaded point where inspiration is null and creativity hits a dead end. But it would be quite a waste if the camera and […]
When starting to get acquainted with the world of digital photography, you will sooner or later hear of this EXIF term. It may be from the camera manual, heard it in a conversation among photographers, or when reading a thread in a photography forum only. So what exactly is EXIF metadata? Basically, metadata is a […]
The subject of sports photography is extensive and as with playing sports, the more you practice the better you will be.Put simply, there is no right or wrong way to shoot sports. It’s an individual choice determined by you own vision, creativity, your visual goals, and access to the action. Knowing the sport is critical—not […]
All digital cameras, may it be a DSLR or prosumer digital cameras, there is a dial button to camera’s modes. The dial most often encountered is that for the PSAM and Auto Full Auto Modes. But what are the different between the P and the Auto Mode? They’re very similar in that they can be […]
Many beginner photographers think that a good photo can only be obtained by using a sharp lens that produces sharpness right to the edge of the frame. There’s truth in that, but it’s not always so. A sharp image without a sharp message doesn’t amount to much of a photograph. What would make a better […]
Here are A World History of Photography by Naomi Rosenblum. Encompasses the entire range of the photographic medium, from the camera lucida to up-to-date computer technology, and from Europe and the Americas to the Far East. The text investigates all aspects of photography – aesthetic, documentary, commercial and technical – while placing it in historical […]
There’s something called the EDFAT method in photojournalism to help create a good photo essay. Through this method, the photographer will proceed to find the right photo frame that’s creative and can collect a complete data to be displayed in the photo essay. This method was introduced by the “Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and […]
One thing that is now often found on new generation digital cameras is the “Image Stabilizer.” Panasonic names this feature with the term “Mega OIS,” Canon with the term “Image Stabilizer/IS,” Pentax with “Anti Shake/AS,” Nikon with “Vibration Reduction/VR,” and Sony with “Super Steady Shot.” Other brands such as Olympus, Kodak, and Fuji soon follow […]