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Pet Photography

Monday, September 28th, 2009

A pet has a very special and important place in a family’s home. Many of them have their photos framed and placed either on the desk or wall. However, taking a picture of the family pet isn’t always easy, as they do not understand the art of posing for the camera. Given below are a few tried and tested tips to help conduct a smooth pet

Wide-Angle Photography

Monday, September 21st, 2009

For a landscape photographer, a wide or super-wide lens is essential. In full-frame 35mm terms, any lens from 24mm on down will capture the full extent of any landscape, but the best photographs require more than just the right lens. You must know how to take advantage of what the lens has to offer. So keep in mind the following tips and that prefect shot will be just a snap… Continue reading

Silhouette Photography

Friday, September 4th, 2009

While a flash is usually an important part of taking a picture and capturing the full extent of your subject, more light on the subject isn’t always desired. A silhouette projects the outline of an entirely over-exposed (and as a result, black) subject. Such a photograph will easily jump out in any collection because of the mystery its simplicity invokes. The viewer is left to imagine the silhouetted subject and… Continue reading

Tips for Wildlife Photography

Monday, August 31st, 2009

You can reap great rewards with wildlife photography, but you must be willing to put in significant behind the scenes work to get the perfect shot. Here are some tips to help you along the way:

1. Snap away

When photographing wildlife, the more photos you take, the better. Don’t check to see if you got that perfect angle after each… Continue reading

Shooting with an In-Camera Flash

Monday, August 24th, 2009

You may not like to use your camera’s flash, but sometimes it’s inevitable. Although some associate it with harsh light, if used correctly, a built-in flash unit can certainly enhance a shot’s quiet appeal. Here are some tips for making the most out of your camera’s flash…

1. Built-in vs. external flash units

A built-in flash unit is generally quite small… Continue reading

Creative Portraits

Monday, August 17th, 2009

You see the perfect shot through the lens and in your mind, the camera has already clicked. Alas, you are getting ahead of yourself. As you arrive at the set of the outdoor shoot, your heart sinks when you see the rainy mess that you had envisioned as the backdrop. But you can’t let the weather get you down, the show must go on… Continue reading

Food Photography

Monday, July 27th, 2009

Tell someone at a cocktail party you’re a food photographer and the response you’re likely to get is “wow!” Food photography is one of those subsets of general photography that makes people stand up and take notice. Why? Because everyone likes food. And everyone likes beautiful food.

Of course, all specialties of photography require a particular skill set and attitude and food photography is no exception. If… Continue reading

Repetition and Patterns in Photography

Monday, July 20th, 2009

Repetition can often be boring in daily life, but capturing it in photography can create an image with real impact. Life is filled with patterns – many of which we overlook due to the business of our days. Once you get an eye for spotting them, (it takes some practice) you’ll be amazed by what you see. You might even wonder why you didn’t incorporate them… Continue reading

Fixing Blemishes in Adobe Lightroom

Monday, July 13th, 2009

Are there blemishes on your pictures? Or spots caused by dust on your camera’s sensor? No need to rush to Photoshop. The work can often be done in Lightroom – a very convenient software that has a Clone and a Heal tool available for fixing blemishes and removing problems such as spots caused by dust.

To see how to use these tools in… Continue reading

Low Light Photos Without a Flash

Monday, July 6th, 2009

Here’s a great tip on how to take pictures at night without a flash! Continue reading

Manual or Auto Focus?

Monday, June 29th, 2009

Sometimes, digital photography can be more rewarding if one just reads the user manual from start to finish and starts implementing each of the steps methodically. Even with this wisdom, not many do it; not even experienced photographers. One such trait is to always go for Auto Focus. However, there are circumstances when Manual Focus becomes more efficient and even required in some instances. Here are… Continue reading

Capture TV with your Camera

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Sometimes it’s difficult to get pictures of elusive things like celebrities, places and things. Here is where TV can be of great help. And even sometimes, capturing people and places alongside a TV adds that much more color and life to the photo. However, not many of us are able to take pictures that are blur-free and steady. What’s worse are those horizontal scan lines… Continue reading

Trey Ratcliff became a master of high dynamic range photography in a just three years. So what is HDR? Well, by taking several exposures of a scene and blending and processing them through various programs, multiple light levels are represented in one final image. The result is a hyper-realistic, almost dreamlike picture like the examples of his work found here.

But before that, something about him. He is best… Continue reading

Creative Photography

Monday, June 1st, 2009

Point and click can get a bit tedious at times. Sometimes the subject looks good, but when you freeze it and show friends afterwards it has none of the impact it had on you at the time. Livening up your photos by adding that creative spark can make the photos much more interesting for viewing after the fact. To add creativity, all you have to do is remember everything… Continue reading

Reflectors and Their Uses

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Light is an essential factor in photography. Multiple strenuous attempts can be made on the same photo to get the lighting of a photograph just right. A bright environment alone does not necessarily create the perfect lighting conditions. The direction of the light and where it lands on the subject are essential considerations, especially in bright situations. Sometimes the light will need to be guided to certain

Mistakes to Avoid in Adobe Lightroom

Monday, May 18th, 2009

One of the best ways to learn in life is to make mistakes. It can be frustrating, perhaps humiliating at times, but if the lesson is learned, it is priceless. However, it is also possible to learn from others mistakes. Here are a few tips for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom that were learned the hard way, so you won’t have to.

The first thing to do in Lightroom… Continue reading

Outdoor Portraits

Monday, May 11th, 2009

Entering the outdoors with a camera is entering an uncontrollable environment. Frustration ensues as you find it difficult to create an image similar to how you are seeing it. However, that perfect shot is achievable. The fundamental tip to it is to take control of the camera, abandon automatic and embrace tweaking settings to find the perfect result. With the advent of digital cameras, experimenting is cheaper and easier, so… Continue reading

Capturing Family Candids

Monday, April 13th, 2009

A gathering of family and friends, no matter what the occasion, is always special. Such gatherings need to be recorded for posterity on film! How else can you look at it years down the line and remember the good times?
The most common photos are the ones where everyone is sitting and posing especially for the camera. These are wonderful pictures and will always bring back poignant memories… Continue reading

Using Focal Points in Photography

Monday, March 30th, 2009

Do you know what the focal point of a picture is? The next time before you take a picture, pause and ask yourself: “What is the Focal Point in this Picture?”

The other ways of asking the same question would be – What is the central point of interest? What will draw the eye of the viewers of this picture? What in this image will make it… Continue reading

Digital Camera – SLR Rain Covers

Friday, March 13th, 2009

Camera Rain Covers are an absolute must for snapping photos in inclement weather, so I suggest using this great accessory to protect your expensive camera and lenses! Have peace of mind knowing that your gear will be protected and you can still get that perfect picture by using Camera Rain Cover. Hydrophobia is one of the leading brands that I have been using with complete

Cold Weather Photography

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

Cold Weather Photography

Cold climates pose a serious issue with photographers. However, knowing how to do a few things can completely turn your experience around. Here are a few precautions you should take when heading out in the cold to take some photographs!

Exercise Patience

To avoid condensation and fogging up your lens, it’s best to wait awhile whenever you step into any extreme temperature situation… Continue reading

Weatherproofing Your Camera

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

Weatherproofing Your Camera

Weather plays a big part in your day when you’re out taking pictures. Because of that, it helps if you weatherproof your camera. If you’re using a camera that has an extended lens and accepts filter lenses, this tip should definitely help to ensure that weather doesn’t come between you and the scene you’re trying to capture!

Tools Required

One plastic bag, one rubber band and an… Continue reading

Avoiding Camera Shake

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

Do you have trouble with your camera shaking when you’re taking pictures? Well, never fear, because I’m here to help! Simply follow the six options below for avoiding camera shake and in no time at all, you’ll be taking crisp images like a pro. Let’s check them out!


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Characteristics of a Good Photographer

Sunday, January 18th, 2009

Characteristics of a Good Photographer

A photograph conveys what a thousand words cannot. But to achieve that, there are a few qualities a photographer needs to possess in order to capture a Kodak moment. Let’s check them out!

Go Outdoors

To bring the outside inside, you need to go out and explore the great outdoors. That means travel far and near! It could be your neighborhood marketplace or a nearby… Continue reading

Easy Photo Storage and Recovery

Sunday, December 14th, 2008

Easy Photo Storage and Recovery

Digital storage and finding ways to handle it is one sure fire way to a smoother photography experience! It’s particularly handy when you’re taking hundreds and thousands of pictures, but you don’t know how to locate them when the situation demands. For example, you’ve taken an exotic picture of a Himalayan landscape, but you can’t seem to find it in all of the photo files… Continue reading

Beautifying Your Photos

Sunday, December 7th, 2008

Beautifying Your Photos

Never has looking good in pictures matterred more to people than it does now. With all the different types of cameras available today and all the social networking Web sites, everyone wants to put their best picture forward. Now, I’m not quite experienced when it comes to cosmetics, but I can certainly teach you all how you can beautify your pictures using Photoshop. Let’s get started, shall… Continue reading

Travel Photography: What to Pack

Monday, November 17th, 2008

Travel Photography: What to Pack

Picking and choosing the photography gear you take with you on a trip is entirely dependent on what you want to get out of the trip and where you’re going. However, here’s a rough guide you can follow to pack exactly what you need for hassle free travel photography. This list will cover you through rain, dark interiors and sandy beaches!

Bag It

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