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Question: “What is considered a good photograph?” or “How can I make a good photograph?”
Photography is essentially a form of media for communication and self-expression. Photography has much in common with writing. In writing, we choose words and construct them to form sentences. In photography, we use visual elements (line, shape, patter, color, light, etc.) and then construct them with composition (one-third rule, line, perspective, focus, frame, etc.).
Writing is considered good writing when it is straight to the point and is highly understandable to its readers. Good writing is filled with interesting ideas and meaning, and they have proper grammar making them easy to read and understand.
Similar to good writing, good photography needs a certain subject and clear idea without any disruptive elements. A good photograph also has a well-organized composition of visual elements.
Essentially, a good photograph is a photograph that corresponds with our desired intentions. For example, if we want to create a mysterious and eerie atmosphere, a dark and shady photograph would be more suitable than brightly lit photographs. If we want our photographs to encourage change, like for example to encourage people to care about the environment, then our photographs need to be filled with the message of environment preservation and so on.
In short, there are a few points we need to pay attention to in order to achieve good photographs: Read the rest of this entry » .
Light, we all know, is everything in photography. No wonder then that it is so hard to work with a digital camera’s flash. Sure, everyone can get a half decent shot about half of the time by relying on the built-in meter and auto-exposure system, but the results will be disappointing as often as not. As with so many things in life, there is a right way and a wrong way to work with you camera’s flash.
Here are some tips and tricks that will help your flash photography.
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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 » .
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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Hilarious “Nikon Girl” Video Parody from Photographer Joey L.Famous photographer Joey L has created a very cute video called “Nikon Girl” and if you’ve got a couple of minutes, it’ll put a smile on your face. Read the rest of this entry ».
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There come times when we are asked to photograph friends and passersby, and they may have a distinct “unflattering” features about them (this may be in the form of a flat nose, chubby cheeks, oversized ears, and so on). We may be doing them a favor and may even make their day if we shoot […]
One of the ways to achieve a creative photograph is to compose the object in such a way that it’s framed by certain objects in its surrounding. The framing technique is done by doing just that; taking an object in your target’s vicinity to create a frame. Other than creating a stronger point of view, […]
Have you ever imagined how photography was done long back then? How the pioneers of the field found their passion on film papers and images coming to the real in dark rooms? The era where there were no digital camera, Facebook, Instagram, flickr, twitter, and all those social media to share images, When a photography […]
If you’ve ever fancied trying your hand at sunrise photography then I’ve put together a few hints and tips that you may find useful. To take sunrise pictures, preferably you should have the following minimum photographic equipment:
Tremors and shakes are constant problems in cameras, especially when shooting in low or when photographing from afar using a telephoto lens. To counteract the problem, a technology called “image stabilizer” has been integrated. Image stablization (IS) is a mechanism used to lessen the effects of in photographs blurs caused by movement/tremors to the camera […]
A commercial Wildlife photographer, Chris McLennan has spent the last 20 years traveling around the world capturing various wildlife locations. In this video, he shares several key things you should follow to ensure a successfully prominent wildlife photograph. Some of the key points in the video for best wildlife photography are:
The day we’ve all been waiting for is finally here! The Canon 5D Mark III has officially been launched. This is a professional grade DSLR designed for professionals and amateur photographers dreaming of a light-weight high-quality camera. The Canon 5D Mark III will go head to head with the recently-launched Nikon D800 in the market. […]