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Archive for the ‘Digital Photography’ Category



Fisheye Lens Photography

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Are you curious about how to make the most out of that brand new fisheye lens for your digital camera? Zahid Javali explores some options and offers insight on his techniques. Continue reading

If you are a wildlife enthusiast, there’s nothing like a trip to the African forests to get the hang of wildlife photography. But the rules are different out here, so some tips on wildlife photography could be of great help. Get the skinny on the best photography practices here! Continue reading

Flower photography is probably the most explored area of amateur photography, but the results for many people are never in touch with what they saw.

This article intends to give you the basic understanding of what can be done to get pictures of flowers that will make your friends envy you. Yes, exposure has to be right

Online Photography Tools

Monday, April 11th, 2011

There are many photography websites and blogs that offer the best of both worlds: text and visuals. You’ll find a list below that may interest you, if you are into photography. Continue reading

Helicopter Photography

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Photography on land is fun, but snapping in the air is sheer adventure. A bird’s eye view is completely different from a general view. Remember, helicopter photography is an art in itself. And knowing what to do, can make for some memorable helicopter photography. Here are some of the different ways you can make the most of your digital camera.

Sometimes, your best subject could be yourself. It’s better to do it yourself rather than get others to pose for you. However, you need one prop to make it work best: a mirror. Any mirror. Here is how you can do it in many creative ways…

Make faces

5 Tips for Photographing Children

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Children can be tough subjects for a photographer. They are not as patient as adults, and are always on the move. So, if you want to take great photos of your kids, try these top tips.

1. Get down – One of the quickest fixes for achieving great photos of children is to get down to their eye level. Too many

Time-lapse Photography

Monday, March 7th, 2011

Time-lapse Photography

Ever wondered how episodes on Discovery or any feature film captures the entire time span of a day or night in just a few frames? That’s what is called time-lapse photography. You can capture motion in its many variants, whether it’s moving clouds, a scene at a camping site, landscapes, airport terminal, sea waves, sunrise, sunset, waterfall, trailing

Framing Perfect Photos

Monday, February 28th, 2011

The difference between a good photo and a great photo is often just a matter of a few small details. Follow the composition tips below and you too can have photos that you’ll be proud to hang on your walls.

The Rule of Thirds – Pick up any photography book and you will likely find a section on

Microstock Photography

Monday, February 21st, 2011

Microstock Photography Dos and Don’ts

Microstock photographs are low-priced and royalty-free. And you can earn a few dollars more by selling your pictures to many stock photo sites online. Many of you might not be professionals, but that shouldn’t mean you don’t have pictures that are sellable. Here are a few dos and don’ts, so you can make

Free Photo Apps for the iPhone

Monday, February 7th, 2011

Often, you can’t take candid shots of people, places and things because you either forget to bring your digital camera along or you don’t have one with you when you need it. But there is one accessory that is always with you: your iPhone. Here is where some free nifty apps for the Apple device are working their magic on iPhone camera users. Here are a

Pictures from the Yard

Monday, January 24th, 2011

A recent tip on flower photography brought to mind my own experience taking pictures of the flowers in our yard. However, since these pictures were taken without the benefit of any photographic skill or knowledge, this article contains no information on composition, focal length, shutter speed, or any other artistic or technical detail. I just point, shoot, and hope

Flower Photography

Monday, January 17th, 2011

If you find the great outdoors enchanting, and flowers of particular interest, here are tips to take great macro photos of this colorful species. Without further ado, here are ways to enhance the beauty of one of nature’s greatest gifts to mankind.

1. You don’t have to go looking for a good flower to practice close up flower photography. Any flower will do… Continue reading

Indoor photography without a flash can be a challenging task. Particularly, if you have a point and shoot that has limited capabilities. These nifty tips should enable you to capture arresting portraits of people.

1. Go natural. Nothing like the light from the windows and doors to get the perfect light and shade you need on your subject. What’s… Continue reading

Self Travel Photography

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

Photography figures high on our list, when we are travelling. While what we photograph comes up trumps in the photogenic department, the same cannot be applied to ourselves. After all, most photos are either taken by an uncomprehending amateur, who is either a stranger or a companion to you, or worse, you have taken your pictures at arm’s length. Not to fret anymore. With these tips, your self-travel photos will… Continue reading

Party Photography

Monday, December 27th, 2010

Parties are great fun. However, they are even more fun after the party is long over. How? When you take the time off to capture the happy and zany moments for posterity. Here is where some tips on party photography should help you a great deal in carrying on the party conversation over Facebook and other social networking sites. Not to mention, in your drawing rooms and offices.… Continue reading

Promoting Your Photography with Facebook

Monday, December 20th, 2010

How to be a Facebook Photographer

With Facebook capturing the imagination of many, it’s natural to showcase your photography skills on this social network. If your images are good, you could connect with like-minded individuals who might hire you for their work or better still, buy your ready made photo prints.

So here is how you go about promoting yourself as a photographer and… Continue reading

Christmas Photography

Monday, December 6th, 2010

Shoot the Best Christmas Ever!

Christmas means snow, the tree, lights, Santa, colorful hangings, mistletoe, boots, and most of all, gifts!

Want to shoot every scene that can happen on Christmas Day? This is how:

White Balance

Be it indoor Christmas or outdoor Christmas, you just can’t take chances with the lighting. Set your white balance on studying… Continue reading

Kurt, from Cincinnati asks:

How can I quickly convert digital black and white photographs to color?

Do you have a bunch of black and white photos and you want to add some color to them? Don’t have advanced Photoshop skills, or the time to hire someone who can turn these black and white photos to color photographs?

Blackmagic is… Continue reading

Coastline Photography

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Coastlines are the best bet for some great water photography. Call it coastline photography, if you will. What makes it more enticing are the accompaniments that come with coastlines: sand dunes, sea grasses, rugged rocks, cliff faces and faces in the crowd. However, just like any other sphere of activity, there are rules to the game. Here are a few. You can add more to it as you… Continue reading

Choosing Between Prime and Zoom Lenses

Monday, November 15th, 2010

DSLRs are coming down in price and more people are finding they can afford to upgrade. But should you get a Prime lens or a Zoom? It’s an important decision to get right, as lenses don’t come cheap and you don’t want to end up regretting your decision. So what’s the difference?

A prime lens has a fixed focal length- you can’t zoom… Continue reading

How to Use Your iPad for Photography

Monday, November 8th, 2010

If you are a photographer who loves to travel (or hates to travel, but has to anyway), you need to be able to upload and edit your images on the go. Having a device specifically for photos can prove useful, even if you already have a laptop. Maybe you’re not supposed to use your work laptop for personal photos, or just want a separate machine with… Continue reading

WebinPaint

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

How to Remove a Specific Object or Person From an Image

There are situations when you may want to remove a specific object or person from an image. Say you have just found an old photo of yours and want to use it in some of your projects. The photo is all right, but there is a building which you want to remove, without distorting… Continue reading

Dressing for Portrait Photography

Monday, November 1st, 2010

The clothes someone wears affect how they look, how they feel, and how others perceive them. This is especially important when it comes to portrait photography – you’re creating an image and the choice of clothes is a big part of that. As a photographer, you need to carefully consider what your subjects are wearing. They may be wearing their own clothes, but you, and more… Continue reading

SD Memory Cards Explained

Monday, October 25th, 2010

The quick and simple answer: Secure Digital. Utilizing what’s known as nonvolatile memory, a Secure Digital memory card is very much like a small size USB flash drive, in that, just like a flash drive, a SD card will retain its data even without being plugged into a computer, camera, or other device to power it. The “Secure” in Secure Digital comes from the SD cards’ original goal of providing… Continue reading

Digital Underwater Cameras

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Joe from Winter Park Fl. asks:

I’m looking for a digital scuba camera -nothing complicated. What do I look for and where do I start looking for the right one?

Selecting the right digital camera is always a chore. Many designs have come and gone with the next model being bigger and better than the… Continue reading

Choosing a DSLR Camera

Monday, October 18th, 2010

If you understand the merits of a DSLR and have the moolah to buy one, here are some things you need to keep in mind before you go out to buy.

Wallet-friendly

Of course, you would have thought of this first. But remember, it’s not only about how much money you are willing to spend. It’s also about… Continue reading

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