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Steven J. Sasson was born on July 4, 1950 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He’s an American electrical engineer and inventor of the digital camera. The invention process began in 1975. Steven Sasson received a grueling assignment from his Boss, Gareth A Lloyd, at the Eastment Kodak company. Sasson was to conduct a research answering whether or not it was possible to construct a camera using solid state electronics, solid state imagers, and an electronic sensor known as a charge coupled device (CCD) that gathers optical information
In 1972, Texas Instruments Inc has designed a filmless electronic camera but it wasn’t digital. It wasn’t an analog that uses electronics. After literature research on digital imaging seemed fruitless, Sasson turned his interests to what’s already available. Consisting of an adapted analog to digital converter from a Motoral component, Kodak camera film les and the small CCD chip was introduced by Fairchild Semiconductor minor in 1973. Read the rest of this entry » .
Novices in the world of photography are filled with curiosity and wonder or they may be filled with a sense of inferiority from other more experienced photographers. What are some points new photographers should understand?
Don’t ignore the camera’s manual.
Many people new to photography wants instant gratification to the craft. They demand themselves to understand every feature of their camera as quickly as possible. One fatal mistake often made is ignoring the camera’s manual. Many quickly resort to seeking information in forums and only without first trying to figure the basics out on their own. Every basic information of your camera’s functionality is included in the manual. Asking such basic questions on the internet forums may annoy other forum goers. Like the saying goes: RTFM (read the F$%#ing! manual), dear readers!
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With the development of the digital age and the internet, it surely have massive effect on the progress of digital photography. Facebook is one of the leading social network website that highly effects the digital photography world. In face, we can easily share photos, tag them, and comment photographs posted by friends with the greatest of ease. However, there are a few things that need to be understood. As a photographer, there are several important things you should pay attention to in facebook, these are:
1. Do not tag photos too much.
Tagging photographs to friend can indeed be a practical way to publish your photos to the masses. Tagging photos can also be used to promote your photography business, asking comments about your photo, or just a means to showcase your work. There’s nothing wrong with it, it’s just that lately there is this phenomenon where a facebooker does massive tagging to a single photograph. This can get annoying because it floods their notifications. Don’t hope for much success if you’re doing this, it could backfire and you may get blacklisted and unfriended for this highly annoying habit. Read the rest of this entry » .
Here are 20 quick tips to get you started as a beginner photographer. Maybe you’ve known some of these, but hopefully you’ll learn something new.
1. To practice your panning skills, photograph objects moving at normal speeds (a person riding on a motorcycle, for instance). Use the shutter priority mode and set your shutter speed at a maximum of 1/30 second. The slower, the better.
2. For photographing macro (super close range), activate the Live View feature of your digital camera to ease the checking of depth of field and focus.
3. CPL (polarization) filters are very useful to eliminate reflection of sunlight on water and glass, and are also useful for improving sky color. Have you ever worn a pair sunglasses with a polarization filter layer? That’s about the gist of the effect. Read the rest of this entry » .
Even though I almost always shoot in RAW files, especially in client photo shoots, there are times when it’s better to record using the JPEG format. (Read RAW vs JPEG). The advantage of the JPEG format, besides its smaller file size,, are also that they are quite suitable for those new to photography. Why? Read the rest of this entry ».
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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 […]
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Here are a few tips to help you create beach photos that can be enjoyed by you, your friends, and your whole family: – The best time to capture beautiful beach panoramas are during the early morning or early evening because the sun is at a low angle, making textures and shadows look better in […]
There is one feature in the average pocket camera that you should avoid the usage of: the digital zoom. Why? Here is the explanation: Usually, a pocket point-and-shoot camera is equipped with lenses that have two zoom capabilities: optical and digital zoom. When you use the optical zoom, the optic glass component inside the lens […]
As a novice photographer, or as someone starting out in learning the craft, your need of digital post-processing is inevitable. Now more than ever, digital processing softwares are popping up everywhere. Whether it be the instant kind (like Instagram, Hipstamatic, or ToyCamera) or the manual professionally-aimed ones (such as Adobe Photoshop, Aperture, or Lightroom), there’s […]
One of the simplest forms of astrophotography is capturing star trails. From helpful tips and tricks to required equipment and recommended camera settings, I will try to cover in this article the basic photography technique and equipment needed for star trails photography.