Many assumes that the shutter count of a camera determines the age of the camera. There’s some truth in that, but it’s not all there is to it. Sure, the more frequently a camera is used, the greater the chance of damage but the figures on the shutter count can’t be used as a reference to the length of the camera’s remaining working life. Maybe you’ve read in several web reviews about the maximum counts of say the 5Dmk II which is 100k shutter counts while the 1D mk IV can reach up to 200k counts. But that’s just a guesstimate of the count and not the definitive value. Here are some things you should consider that can affect the performance of your camera: Read the rest of this entry »
Sensors allow DSLR cameras to capture light and produce the digital image. It is, in short, the heart of a DSLR camera. Because they are charged, they have a strong tendency to attract dust particles. Properly keeping the lens cap on when the camera is not in use would usually be enough to protect the sensor from dirt. Of course situations may still arise that can dirty up the sensor and this would necessitate opening the camera and cleaning the component.
These notes on cleaning your digital camera are for your reference only. If you choose to clean your own digital camera, you do it at your own risk. Much is written about how to clean your camera’s sensors and everyone has their own opinion and methods that work best for them. The information I am supplying reflect the way I work in which you can use to do further research to make your own sensor cleaning decisions. Read the rest of this entry »
Photography consists of the ancient Greek words “photos” meaning “light” and “graphein” meaning “draw/graph”. So essentially, photography is the practice of drawing with light. So if we’re too dependent on photo-editing programs (such as Photoshop) to create a good photograph, then do we still deserve to be called photographers? Here are some statements as food for thought for those who feel they are photographers.
– Relying on Photoshop is not a crime; it will only hinder the development of your insights in photography.
– A good photograph as a result of Photoshop will not make you proud of carrying a camera.
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In Selective Color Photography Using Adobe Photoshop part 1 and part 2, I’ve explained how to achieve a selective color photograph using masking and using hue and saturation settings. In this 3rd part, I will show you how to create a selective color photograph using the “COLOR RANGE” feature on Adobe Photoshop.
1. The first step is to open the desired file in Adobe Photoshop, then click SELECT >> COLOR RANGE.
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Sometimes we can get so caught up with the grand scale of things that we tend to miss the smaller finer things that also make great photographs. If you need a break from taking photos of pristine beaches, snow-capped mountains or tall buildings, it’s time for you to look at objects closer, much closer. Read the rest of this entry »