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Archive for the ‘Digital Photography’ Category



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

Upgrading to Digital Single Lens Reflex

Monday, October 11th, 2010

With digital SLR (Single Lens Reflex) cameras becoming increasingly cheaper and within the reach of most avid photographers, it’s apparent that upgrading from compact, point-and-shoot cameras should happen sooner rather than later. This is not only to nurture your hobby but also to make the most of the latest technological marvels offered by DSLRs.

Quality scores

With DSLRs… Continue reading

Gigabyte/Megabyte Conversions

Monday, October 4th, 2010

Bernnae from California asks,

Is there a formula to easily convert megabytes into gigabytes?

Yes there is! You can do the conversion manually by using arithmetic or you can use software to do the conversion for you. First, let’s look at the formula for converting megabytes (Mb) into gigabytes (Gb).

Formula for Megabyte to Gigabyte Conversion

As shown… Continue reading

White Balance for Better Pictures

Monday, October 4th, 2010

White balance is the key to good photography. The difference could mean inaccurate color reproduction and thereby lower quality pictures. Without white balance, pictures may have a yellow, blue or orange cast if they’ve been shot under different lighting conditions. For example, fluorescent lighting adds a bluish cast whereas tungsten (incandescent/bulbs) lights add a yellowish tinge to photos. In photography parlance, cool colors are shades of

Guide to Buying a Mid Range Camera

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Photography as I see it, is the most common form of art and almost everyone is capable of it, to some extent. However, what sets professional photographers apart is the experience, an eye for the best perspective and then as always, there is that awesome camera they have. For those who do not have that privilege and have to make do with a mid-range camera, here is a guide to… Continue reading

Stock Photography Tips

Monday, September 27th, 2010

For photographers who want to make money and gain fame, stock photography offers the best opportunity. However, you first need to learn the art and craft of taking stock photography worthy pictures. Here is where these small tips will work for you. Happy stocking!

Money is in volume

Agreed, stock photography is a pittance, compared to advertising photography that costs… Continue reading

FastStone Photo Resizer

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

I’m always on the lookout for image editing software, and had used the Faststone Image Viewer (see Worldstart tip here.) However, I never tried their Photo Resizer. With this, you can quickly convert the sizes or formats of single images or groups of images. While there are many other software applications available which will accomplish this goal, none that I’ve used, do it as easily and reliably as… Continue reading

Panning with a Digital Camera

Monday, September 20th, 2010

You have umpteen photographs from wildlife and motorsports photography enthusiasts. The ones where the subject (in this case, a car or a bird) is beautifully in focus while the background is all blurred to convey motion. Now compare that to the same picture where everything is in focus. That’s too drab, you might say. Here is where ‘panning’ comes into the picture. It’s the art of trailing your subject with… Continue reading

Better Pictures with Your Kodak Camera

Friday, September 10th, 2010

Vicki from Wisconsin asks:

When I use my Kodak program to print pictures, they always turn out so dark! Is there any way I can reset the program?

Kodak has a number of driver, firmware, and software downloads. These are each available for many products Kodak carries. Upgrading a current printing program from Kodak can often solve many issues that might be occurring. Each upgrade offers… Continue reading

Tips For Less Shaky Photography

Monday, August 30th, 2010

Digital photography has become accessible to all through cameraphones, point and shoots and of course, DSLRs. But there’s one thing most beginners are unaware of: camera shake caused by wrong posture and holding of camera. These tips will tell you how to grip your camera for shake-free images and a better photography experience.

Wrong Way to hold the camera

Right way to hold the cameraContinue reading

Real Estate Photography

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

Driving through neighborhoods and taking snapshots of houses is not a hobby enjoyed my many, but there are occasions for getting a good photograph of your home. This could be a house you’re trying to sell, or a prospective house that you would be interesting in buying. Compiled here for you are a few tips on how to make the house you’re shooting come across the best, in areas of… Continue reading

Protect your Online Photos

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

Claudia from Iowa asks:

I am a professional photographer. Is there any way to stop a site (foreign or otherwise) from posting your images and advertising them illegally as free wallpapers, screen savers, etc?

First things first. If it’s your photograph and you have the original copy with you, you automatically have

Tips for Making a Stop-Motion Video

Monday, June 28th, 2010

To bring out the secret photographer or videographer in you, stop motion techniques are extremely easy and fun to follow. Stop motion, which can also be called stop-action or frame-by frame, allows you to make objects appear like they are moving. This popular animation technique allows you to make a still image move in tiny increments through each different frame. When these frames are played in a continuous… Continue reading

Point and Shoot Vs. Digital SLR

Monday, June 21st, 2010

Are you looking to upgrade your Point and Shoot camera? Are you thinking of buying a Digital SLR (Single Lens Reflex)? Do you know the difference between the two and do the advantages of the Digital SLR truly justify the extra cost? In this tip, we’ll examine the practical usage of Point and Shoot cameras and compare them to a Digital SLR. Without going into Photography jargon, this… Continue reading

Tips for Shooting in the Sun

Monday, June 14th, 2010

Without light, viewing of images is impossible. Similarly, without light, photography cannot work as well as it should. When it comes to taking the perfect photograph, the right lighting is everything. For the best and most luminescent images, the most suitable time to snap is just after daybreak or just before sundown. Light at these times of day, the golden hours as they are known in the photography… Continue reading

Image Search Engines

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Finding great quality images on the internet can be time consuming and laborious. However, this concise and well researched list of the best image search engines should help cut down the time and energy you spend searching. It will also help you search more efficiently for professional standard images.

Google Images Search


Google Image Search is the most used… Continue reading

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