An image sensor is a device that converts an optical image to an electric signal. It is used mostly in digital cameras and other imaging devices. Early sensors were video camera tubes but a modern one is typically a charge-coupled device (CCD) or a complementary metal–oxide–semiconductor (CMOS) active pixel sensor. Today, most digital still cameras use either a CCD image sensor or a CMOS sensor. Both types of sensor accomplish the same task of capturing light and converting it into electrical signals. CCD vs CMOS. That is the question. Whether ’tis nobler to choose quality and cost or to choose features and energy efficiency. Should it be CCD (charge coupled device) or CMOS (complementary metal oxide semiconductor)when making your digital camera choice? Read the rest of this entry ».
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In the world of photography we find so many kinds of myth that influence our belief on some truths. Some of them are true but the rests are false. It is very important for us to analyze the information coming our way that are doing rounds in society. For common people, they believe those myths and they thrive with them. These are some false myths in photography which need to be kept straight:
1. You need to have an expensive camera and a set of expensive accessories
Expensive cameras as well as accessories are commonly high in quality especially to know that there are no cheap DSLR cameras around in the market. We often hear this kind of myth and sadly most of us believe it completely. We often consider the great works of professional are a given since they play with advanced and sophisticated instruments in their hands and you believe that is how they make great photos. Read the rest of this entry »
Many of my friends are not comfortable traveling alone when they want to hunt for photos. Maybe they think they’ll feel lonely, unsafe, and not confident enough to carry around a camera on their own.
There are however a number of advantages to going at it alone. Some of these are:
FREE TO CHOOSE YOUR OWN AREAS AND SPOTS TO PHOTOGRAPH
It’s often difficult to reach to an agreement about the destination for photographing when you are with others. Even when you have reached an agreement, there’s still going to be one that gets disappointed. You’ll also lose precious photographing time in the decision-making process.
FREE TO CHOOSE THE TIME
Not everyone can go on a certain weekend (or on days that’s been agreed upon before), not everyone can spend the night, not everyone can take a day off, and other reasons that’ll hinder the photo hunt from every happening. Going by yourself means you can go whenever you want, whenever you think it’s best for you to go. Read the rest of this entry » .
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 Telecommunication” in Arizona State University. This method has been successfully tested as a method for selecting the special aspects of a story in order to obtain a powerful image.
So what does EDFAT stand for? Read the rest of this entry » .
Myth: Anti-Shake means the photos will always be sharp.
Image stabilizer, Vibration Reduction, SteadyShot and other less known titles are just different tags manufacturers use for one similar system: Vibration reducer. This system reduces vibration caused by shaky hands, providing you with sharp images. This feature can be deemed a must-have if you’re planning to use a telephoto lens with your camera, because any little vibration to a telephoto lens has a multiple shake effect. And all vibration reducer systems in cameras of different manufacturers work equally well.
However, you need to note that this feature doesn’t reduce movement of an object. Therefore, even with the advanced technology of an anti-shake system, it still won’t guarantee a sharp result if the object being photographed is constantly moving. You will still have to learn how to maximize the use of this feature to get maximum results. Buying a more expensive lens or camera body doesn’t guarantee more success. Read the rest of this entry » .
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As a photographer, especially as a beginner, you’ve most likely encountered the following questions. Or maybe even you yourself still ask these questions, and they still go unanswered. 1. What’s the best camera brand? 2. Which camera best suits for amateur? 3. How long does it take to master photography when you’re starting from zero? […]
Many photographers prefer to buy a camera or lens in brand new condition. This is a common, because we’ll be getting the latest model, the best condition of equipment, and the satisfaction of getting a warrantied product. If the available budget is sufficient, then buying a camera or lens in new condition may be the […]
Canon 70D and Nikon D7100 are premium DSLRs and both serves well for both professional photographers and hobbyists alike. Some similarities between the two: -Generally, the buttons and dial on both cameras are quite elaborate. Speed of continuous shots are almost identical. Canon 70D is capable of shooting up to 7 photos per second, while […]
A camera is a vehicle for safekeeping your memories and your artistic visions. And like any vehicle, it needs to be equipped with various accessories to enhance its ability or just to maintain its durability. It’s advisable that when we are to buy a camera, we also allocate sufficient funds to buy the most necessary […]
Taking photos of sunrises and sunsets can be especially rewarding. At these times of day when the sun is lower in the sky, sunlight travels through more atmosphere to reach the earth. Photographing sunbeams/rays of light requires specific camera settings and an eye for careful evaluation of the quality of light.Here are some tips and […]
Essentially, the main idea of photography is playing with light. If we are able play with light and control how it bounces off the subject, it will of course make for a great photograph. If we made mistakes in lighting, it will surely hurt the result. The direction of light against the subject of the […]
Almost in every picture we must see an empty space. That empty space is there for a reason, because emptiness is not always meaningless. Empty space can be very beneficial in adding aesthetic effect on a picture but on the other hand, it can also ruin the beauty of it. Yet it is definitely one […]