Using reflections in photography can lead to some amazing effects and beautiful images. Using water, windows, mirrors or any sort of reflective surface can change an image into a work of art. Reflection photography is an art because you have to dig deep into your imagination to see the hidden beauty. It is also a science because you should know the right angles and techniques and must be more than familiar with your camera to capture a perfect shot. Here are some tips and tricks for capturing reflection. Read the rest of this entry »
“She remembers the moment. The photographer took her picture. She remembers her anger. The man was a stranger. She had never been photographed before. Until they met again 17 years later, she had not been photographed since.”
Sharbat Ghula, often dubbed the “Afghan Girl,” would be too familiar to photographers, especially photojournalists. The “Afghan Girl” is the legendary work of a National Geographic photojournalist named Steve McCurry. Her sharp glare reflected her anger and struggle in the hardships of her life, while also depicting the eastern ethnic beauty that can get the audience bewitched. Here are some interesting facts behind the “Afghan Girl” photo by legendary photographer Steve McCurry: Read the rest of this entry »
A camera is, of course, an essential asset to a photographer. To protect said asset, regular maintenance is necessary. But there are many novice photographers who does the opposite in the name of maintenance. Instead of keeping it at tip top shape, they end up unknowingly damage their valuable camera. What are the do’s and don’ts of cleaning your camera and lenses? Here are some tips and tricks: Read the rest of this entry »
The 18 megapixel Canon EOS 600D (called the Digital Rebel T3i in North America) is a new DSLR camera that sits above last year’s 550D / T2i at the top of Canon’s entry-level EOS line-up. The 600D / T3i offers a 1,040,000-dot vari-angle LCD screen, a 63-zone metering sensor – identical to the one used in the more expensive EOS 7D – standard ISO settings of 100-6400 (expandable to 12800), and 3.7fps continuous shooting. The 600D’s video mode features 1080p Full HD recording at 24/25/30fps and 720p HD capture at either 50 or 60fps, with full manual control over exposure and gain.
The feature that first makes an impression when you first hold a 600D DSLR is its LCD screen. 600D’s LCD is similar to its more advanced counterpart, the EOS 60D, in that it’s a vari-angle LCD screen. With these types of screens, we can rotate and fold the screen to suit our whims.
Here are a few tips to create unique photographs using the EOS 600D by taking advantage of the new flip screens: Read the rest of this entry »
Canon T3 and Nikon D3100 is the entry level DSLR camera in 2011. Both cameras are selling at the same price (around $599 with kit lens). Both cameras are intended for beginners or people who do not use DSLR camera before, so both cameras are beginner-friendly, small and lightweight. Read the rest of this entry »