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5 Bad Habits in Photography

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On May - 12 - 2022

5 Bad Habits -  in Photography

5 Bad Habits - in Photography



For as long as I’ve become a photographer, there’s a list of bad habits that’s as long. These bad habits of photographers could be easily avoided if you’re willing to start as early as possible to avoid further losses.

These bad habits in Photography usually include:

1. Not checking the completeness of the equipment.
True, usually photography equipment are stored in a singular bag. But it never hurts to recheck the contents for a shoot the next day. The item most often left behind is the memory card. Usually, the photographer transfers photos from the memory card to a computer and forgets to return it. This also happens when recharging camera batteries. So, it’s best to always double check before embarking on a photo shoot. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Exposure Triangle of Photography

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On May - 11 - 2022

Exposure Triangle of Photography

Exposure Triangle of Photography


The key to obtaining ideal photographs depends on the exposure triangle of photography. The exposure triangle consists of aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. The combination of the three determines how dark or bright the resulting photo will be.

APERTURE
Aperture is the opening in the lens where light enters. If the opening is large, ample lighting will enter the lens. As the opening gets smaller, less light will enter. Besides being one of the ways to control incoming light, aperture is also used to control the depth of field.

In practice, if you are in an environment where the light is very bright, then the lens opening can be narrowed so as to lessen the amount of the light that enters. If the environment is a low light environment, then a larger opening is necessary for enough light to enter to obtain an optimal photograph. Read the rest of this entry »

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Traits of Professional Photographers

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On May - 11 - 2022
Professional Photographers ©Jhong Dizon

Professional Photographers ©Jhong Dizon

When I read photographers’ success stories, I often ask myself, are there certain traits that make certain photographers successful? After some pondering this past week, I’ve concluded that there are three main traits that determine the success of a photographer:

The first trait is courage
Courage is very important and distinguishes the work among the mediocre. Courage doesn’t only mean being daring enough to photograph in conflict/war-ridden areas, protests, and life-threatening places. Courage also applies to many other aspects.
For instance, the courage to photograph from close range is also important. Robert Capa, a war photojournalist has been quoted as saying if your photographs aren’t good enough, then you’re not close enough. There are, for instance, many novice photographers that doesn’t have the courage to come into close contacts with their subjects (especially when photographing people) and only photograph with telephoto zoom lens from a distance. Read the rest of this entry »

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Knowing Types of Memory Card For Digital Camera

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On May - 10 - 2022
Knowing Types of Memory Card

Knowing Types of Memory Card

If you use digital camera or Smartphone, you must know card memory well. On the previous article, I have covered about some tips on preserving this smart card so it can last long and is always ready to be used anytime. But do you know that there are so many types of memory cards in the market? And if you did not know, you may change your card with one that can perform faster with much bigger capacity.

Types of memory card

1. SD (secure digital)
SD card, so far, is the most common memory card. It is compatible for most digital cameras.

2. SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity)
This one is actually an SD memory card but it has bigger capacity to go with. SD card can only accommodate data no more than 2GB while the SDHC card can be used with maximum capacity of 32 GB. These two cards have the same size and shape, but for the type of media, they are different. Though, the slot of your camera can afford to match the SDHC card, yet you have to be careful because if the camera model is made before the card is created then maybe it cannot recognize the card.

3. SDXC (Secure Digital extra Capacity)
This one is classified as SD card but with much bigger capacity and faster speed in processing data. This type of card has maximum size of 2TB (Terabyte). Alike with the SDHC, SDXC card can be attached into regular SD slot, yet most cameras may not be able to recognize this new technology. So it is better for you to do some checking first. Your computer has to be able to read the exFAT type of file in order to be compatible with this card. For now, the operating system of Linux, Windows 7, Mac, OSX (Snow Leopard) and some new versions of Microsoft Windows are compatible with this card.

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How to Create a Blurry Background in Your Photograph

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On May - 9 - 2022
How to -  Creating a Blurry Background in Your Photograph

How to - Creating a Blurry Background in Your Photograph

Many beginners often ask:

“How do I make the background of my photograph look blurry?”

It is actually quite easy to achieve and it can be done in three easy steps. First of all, you will need a DSLR type camera because DSLRs have large sensors and the lenses are interchangeable. You can, however, try using a compact camera, though the results will be less successful.

Step One: Set your lens’ zoom to its maximal capacity.
For example, if you are using an 18-55mm lens, then set your lens to the 55mm focal length. A more telephoto zoom lenses are better, such as a 55-250mm zoom lens. When using this lens, set your focal length to a range of 85 to 135 mm. This focal range is ideal for photographing portraits. Read the rest of this entry »

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