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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!


You can create your

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

The Megapixel Myth

Monday, November 10th, 2008

The Megapixel Myth

It’s not the number of megapixels that matter, but it’s the size of your camera’s sensor that counts. Believe it or not, but megapixels don’t really matter anymore. That might sound strange at first since most people regard the megapixel count as the main indicator of their camera’s picture taking quality. In reality, megapixels are a measure of how many pixels you can “stuff” into a camera’s… Continue reading

Architectural Photography

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

Architectural Photography

Photographing homes and buildings takes a special craft, but it’s something that can be easily acquired. Here are a few simple ways you can make your architectural photos stand out from the crowd!

1.) The structure should tell a story without any artificial lighting, etc. Try to photograph it just the way it is. If the house is a little on the dark side, don’t use too… Continue reading

Sharpening Up Your Photos

Monday, October 20th, 2008

Sharpening Up Your Photos

I’ve been using Adobe Photoshop for the better part of 15 years. When I was a beginner, Photoshop was like a beautiful girl who can’t get a date, because everyone is too intimidated to talk to her. I really wanted to try it, but I figured it was just too sophisticated and I’d strike out. Sound familiar?

Well, let’s work on boosting your confidence then! You… Continue reading

Choosing the Right Lens

Monday, October 6th, 2008

Lenses are very sacred when it comes to digital photography. Without a proper lens, no picture you take will be worth anything. That’s why choosing a lens is so important. There are two kinds of lenses: prime and zoom. Most compact cameras have zoom lenses, whereas most professional cameras have prime lenses. The difference between them is rather easy to understand. Prime lenses have one focal length and can be… Continue reading

Slowing Down the Shutter Speed

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

Slowing Down the Shutter Speed

Slower shutter speeds can make or break a picture. More importantly, if you master it, you can make a picture look like a million bucks! Below are three ways to fine tune your slow shutter techniques. Let’s check them out!

Step 1: Let There Be Light

Light plays an important part in brightening up your pictures in ways you would never have imagined. But what… Continue reading

Cleaning Your Camera

Monday, September 15th, 2008

Cleaning Your Camera

Below are a few tips you can use to get your digital camera squeaky clean. Let’s check them out!


Basic lens cleaning tools are a blower, a microfiber cloth and lens cleaning fluid (such as Zeiss). Try to blast dust off the lens with the blower or canned air. Finger prints can be removed with a circular wipe of the microfiber cloth. Persistent dirt should be… Continue reading

Choosing the Right ISO

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

Choosing the Right ISO

An ISO can make or break a picture. Changing the ISO can change the sensitivity of the image sensor. To put it simply, setting a higher ISO raises the shutter speed and reduces the aperture value to let less light hit the sensor. The lower the ISO, the less sensitive the sensor is to light. Similarly, the higher the number, the more sensitive it becomes… Continue reading

Climbing With Your Photos

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

Climbing With Your Photos

There are different ways to do climbing photography, depending on where you are and what you want to show. Let’s take mountain climbing for example. Basically, you take pictures while you’re climbing. If you only take a close up of your partner, it’s not that interesting, so you need to include some background to show how high up you are, what kind of climbing you’re doing… Continue reading

Dusting Off Your Photos

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

Dusting Off Your Photos



It’s sometimes normal to end up with bad spots on your photos because of dust that collected on your camera’s sensor. Luckily, you can use Photoshop Lightroom to remove those dust spots and make your photos look like new. It’s very quick and easy, so let’s get right to it! Just follow the tips below to clean up your photos:… Continue reading

Taking Sharp Photos

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

When you’re snapping photos, sharpness is everything. Whether it’s digital or film photography, the absence of focus can ruin a Kodak moment. But, if you follow the easy tips below, you’ll be on your way to capturing some great pictures. Let’s get started!

Avoid Camera Shake

This is the first thing you need to take care of. Most

Slow Motion Photography

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

Slow Motion Photography

I come from a family where it’s very hard to impress them with my artsy pictures. One of the few exceptions happened recently when my sister commented that a series of water shots I had shown her looked like paintings. That was close enough to a compliment for me!

What she was responding to was one of my favorite types of photographs: slow motion water. Those images… Continue reading

Candlelight Photography

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

Candlelight Photography

Candlelight photography has never gone out of fashion, but it can be a little difficult to master. Digitally capturing the warm glow of the flickering flames on your subject’s face can be challenging. But don’t worry! If you follow the tips below, you will be well on your way to making the most of candlelight photography. Let’s go!

Keep It Simple

A good rule to follow… Continue reading

Portrait Photography

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

Portrait Photography

Although you may think so, portrait photography isn’t all that easy. There are several factors you need to keep in mind in order to make your images worthwhile. Here are some sure fire ways of jazzing up your portrait photos!

Go for Simplicity

Portrait photography demands you to stick to the subject at hand and not add anything else, either in the foreground or background. It has to… Continue reading

Underwater Photography

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

Underwater Photography

Almost every photographer is thrilled when taking his or her first pictures underwater, whether it’s in a swimming pool or in the ocean. The excitement comes not only from the very idea of capturing an underwater scene on camera, but also from being in a completely different environment. It’s almost like a whole other world!

Underwater Photography in a Word

If the difficulties encountered… Continue reading

Beating the Photographer’s Block

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

Beating the Photographer’s Block

Just like there’s a writer’s block, the same goes for photographers as well. You know, you just don’t feel like picking up your camera and going out to take pictures. You’ve just lost your drive to do it. But don’t worry! There are some easy ways to tackle your block and get back on your feet. Read on to learn how!

Take Your Mind for a

Landscape Photography

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

Landscape Photography

Do you tend to take even more pictures in the summertime? Do you take a lot of landscape shots? If so, you might as well add some spice to them by choosing alternate perspectives and compositions. Don’t you agree? Then let’s take a look at our options!

The first example below shows a typical landscape photo:

How boring! To add some pizzazz to your landscape photos, here… Continue reading

Wildlife Photography

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

Wildlife Photography

As you can probably figure out, photographing the wild comes with many challenges. Yep, capturing wildlife on your camera is a completely different type of photography. It requires tremendous patience, it’s a little daring and most of all, you need finely tuned instincts. So, without further ado, below are a few things you can do to get beautiful wildlife photos with ease!

Start Early

Most insects are late… Continue reading

Photos of Museums, Art Galleries and Cathedrals

Have you ever been in a museum, art gallery or cathedral and wished you could shoot some pictures of their interiors? Taking good photos of such environments requires some skill, usually because of tricky lighting. And that’s exactly what we’re going to work on today. Let’s go!

Good External Flash

If you use a standard point-and-shoot camera with a built-in flash… Continue reading

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