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6 Reasons Why You Have to Buy External Flash

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On May - 8 - 2022
Built-in flash vs External Flash

Built-in flash vs External Flash

Photography is originated from Greek language, “photos” which literally means light and “graphein” which means drawing. In other words, it means drawing with light. Lighting is the most important part of photography and there will be times when you will need additional light sources. For example, pop-up flash (or flash featured in every camera), it can only provide a very limited lighting. It does not give you more room for creativity. Then it will be the exact time where you will need external flash.

There are six reasons why you need to take the advantages of having additional flash with you to develop your ability in photography:

1. Flash lamp is able to face more directions
One of the issues of having the built-in flash only is the fact that it can only emit the light from the front part only. Another weakness of it is that this flash light can only shine on one part of the photo only (to the middle) which can make the object look too bright while the surrounding is too dark. Apart from that, this built-in flash has relatively low power.

With additional flash where the lamp can be rotated and tilted, you can get rid or fix the minuses of built-in flash. Because the flash lamp’s position can be adjusted (up, down, right, left, and etc.), you can reflect the light and spread it so it will not get too severe when it reaches the object. You can use any kind of surface surrounding you to reflect it like wall, ceiling, a reflector, and etc.

If it is for a certain reason, you got nothing to use as a surface to reflect the light (for example, the wall is too far or the ceiling is too high) you can fix this problem by setting the angle of the flash lamp in variety of tilt (45, 60, 75 degrees) so most of the light from the lamp will not fall onto the object. This will also help the object from fierce dazzle. Read the rest of this entry »

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What and how to get a Prominent Point of Interest in Photography

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On May - 7 - 2022

What and how to get a Prominent Point of Interest in Photography

What and how to get a Prominent Point of Interest in Photography



Point of Interest is the gravitating aspect that will draw the viewers to a certain point of the photograph. Ideally, there is one point of interest (POI) in a photograph to ensure its viewers are able to understand the message conveyed by the photograph. There are several techniques to ensure the photograph’s viewers comprehend the POI:

1. Fill the Frame
By filling the frame with the main object, the object will inevitably be the center of attention. There are several ways to fill the frame with the main object of the photograph. Some of these include:
– Photographing closer to the object.
– Using a telephoto lens or zoom.
– Cropping.

Point of Interest in Photography - Fill the frame

Point of Interest in Photography - Fill the frame

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Understanding Shooting Modes of DSLRs

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On May - 6 - 2022
Understanding Shooting Modes of DSLRs - Nikon Modes

Understanding Shooting Modes of DSLRs - Nikon Modes

There are 11 modes of shooting on a Nikon Entry Level camera (D70s, D80, D90..etc). They are:

M = Fully Manual Mode
In this mode, the settings of the camera are fully manual (shutter speeds, aperture, ISO, etc). Most suitable for indoor studio photography, this setting can also be used outdoors. However, due to frequently changing lighting conditions, this mode may cause missed exposures if not properly used.

A = Aperture Priority
In this mode, aperture can be set accordingly and the shutter speed will automatically sync for the proper exposure. This mode is most suitable for photographing with narrow DOF (Depth of Field), where the lens is set at its widest aperture.

S = Shutter Priority
In this mode, the shutter speed can be adjusted according, and in turn the aperture will sync for the proper exposure. This mode is most suitable for photography methods such as panning. For further details about panning, consult THIS article. Read the rest of this entry »

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Basic Camera (DSLR) Settings that must be understood

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On May - 4 - 2022

Basic Camera (DSLR) Settings that must be understood

Basic Camera (DSLR) Settings that must be understood


Believe it or not, there are still many owners of digital cameras that still do not understand the basic settings of their cameras. In result, they only rely on the Auto mode when shooting and accept what they come up with as adequate. Yet we know that the camera has a lot of settings and an error in setting may result in a disappointing picture. This may affect the willingness of some people to experiment various settings on their cameras. True, the Auto mode on cameras these days are quite smart in making a safe photograph result. But still, aren’t you curious in what your camera can optimally do? At the least we should familiarize ourselves and at least have tried every basic settings on our cameras so we’ll know what needs resetting when faced with different situations.

Though it may seem trivial, the following settings will aid you in getting better photo results if set correctly. For a more detailed explanation, consult your camera’s manual because what I’m posting here is more general in nature: Read the rest of this entry »

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Bored or Tired of Photographing and How to Overcome It

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On May - 3 - 2022

Bored Tired  of Photographing and How to Overcome It

Bored Tired of Photographing and How to Overcome It


Unless you make a living as a photographer, photography, like other hobbies, may get boring at times. Not to mention if your free time is limited or you’re starting to feel the jaded point where inspiration is null and creativity hits a dead end.
But it would be quite a waste if the camera and lenses you’ve invested a big chunk of your cash in just idly sits on the shelf. And if we think about it, photography can be a refreshing pastime that can refresh the mind for optimal use during work hours. But how can we get ourselves out of this photography rut? Well here are several things you can try: Read the rest of this entry »

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