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Archive for the ‘Beginner’s Guide to Photography’ Category

The Easy Way to Shoot Children’s Expressions

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On April - 10 - 2022
Spontaneous expression

Spontaneous expression

Shooting children can be a challenge somehow. They tend to get very difficult to manage and control and they usually feel scared and ashamed when they meet new people or strangers like photographer. The key success of taking good shots of children is to let them act spontaneously.

When we instruct them to act out certain poses, they tend to lose spontaneity and confidence. Let them act and express themselves spontaneously in front of camera. The easiest way is by asking them to play peek-a-boo, and if they are too old for this game, try to get them into conversation. Ask their names, their fathers’ and mothers’ names, their hobbies and etc, and let things flow naturally then take snap shots.

There are some tips and tricks on shooting children’s expressions spontaneously and naturally presented as follows: Read the rest of this entry »

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Red Eye in Photographs and How to Deal with Them

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On April - 9 - 2022

Red eye in photography

Red eye in photography



There are most likely times you encounter red eyes on your models in your results when you photograph. This, in the world of photography, is known as the “red eye effect.” This is a common phenomenon that occurs because the light from the flash reaches the blood vessels behind the retina of the eye and would then be bounced off and captured by the camera lens. Simply put, it’s related to how the light from the camera flash bounces off the eyes.

The amount of light that reaches the retina is controlled by the pupil. When light received is bright, the pupil will dilate smaller so no excessive light will come through. On the other hand, if the pupil receive dim lighting, the pupil will widen to allow as much light into the retina. Between the retina and the sclera (the whites of the eye) is a layer of tissues called choroid that’s red in color. Read the rest of this entry »

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6 Easy Tips For Candid Photography

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On April - 8 - 2022
Candid Photography Tricks

Candid Photography Tricks

For some people, candid photography is a fun activity. The photos resulted usually look more natural and there is a certain amount of satisfaction when you can capture the right momentum or people’s exact and interesting expressions.

Maybe you have often tried doing this candid photography, either using you cell phone camera of “serious” camera. Well, for you who are still unfamiliar with it, we provide some useful guidance and tips on obtaining interesting candid photos. Read the rest of this entry »

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5 Possible Reasons Your Camera’s Auto Focus isn’t Functioning Well

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On April - 8 - 2022

How to avoid misfocus

How to avoid misfocus

Even though autofocus is a default feature in digital cameras, there are still times when you feel like it’s quite a challenge to get the accurate focus point or your lens takes quite a while to lock onto a focus point. Don’t worry just yet, this is quite the normal and not always due to a malfunction in your camera.

Usually, autofocus has difficulty focusing or is slow in finding a focus point because of one of the following: Read the rest of this entry »

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Photography Mistakes You Should Avoid When Travelling

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On April - 4 - 2022
Mainstream Tourist Pose

Mainstream Tourist Pose

Travelling is an exciting experience, even months after when you’re home skimming through your travel’s photo album. But your photo collection will look boring if you only took run-in-the-mill touristy photos that look like postcards you can easily get at airports and bookstores.

Here are some things you should avoid as a photographer when travelling so you can end up with an exciting photo collection of your trip to view for years to come: Read the rest of this entry »

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Understanding DSLR Metering Modes

Metering is how your camera determines what the correct shutter speed and aperture should be, depending on the amount of light that goes into the camera and the sensitivity of the sensor. Back in the old days of photography, cameras were not equipped with a light “meter”, which is a sensor that measures the amount […]


The EDFAT Method in Photojournalism

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 […]


What is normal lens/standard lens?

Sometimes, we may have heard of notions like normal lens and standard lens. What is the actual meaning of these notions? Normal lens is actually a lens that has a focal length (focus distance) all along the diagonal size of image sensor camera. For a camera with full frame sensor (36 x 24mm), the normal […]


Facts About Amateur and Professional Cameras

No camera is especially designed for beginners. Even if there are cameras labeled as professional or entry-level, the difference exist in the feature that they have. Entry-level cameras can also be used for professional purposes as long as the photographer feel that all they require are in said camera. A professional camera will in turn […]


Tips for Underwater Photography

Snorkeling and deep-sea diving has become more and more popular and most anyone can now participate in this sport, especially for those living besides coastal lines, islands, or those vacationing to places like these. With the rapid advancement of digital camera technology, underwater photography can be a new hobby for those diving enthusiasts. Here are […]


These Lenses were destroyed by an Angry Girlfriend

So my previous article talks about all the things that can have a damaging effect to your camera. Among others, these are dust, seawater, and humid air. But besides all of that, do you know what entity can cause a much greater, no-mercy damage to camera? That wrathful entity would be an angry girlfriend. This […]


Facts Behind Kevin Carter’s Photograph: Vulture Stalking a Child

The story behind of an African child in Sudan who was starving in a Pulitzer Prize winning photograph is revealed. Till date, some rumors about Kevin carter piece above are still doing the rounds. A Pulitzer Prize winning photo in 1994 that shows a gaunt little child with a vulture as the background is always […]