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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

Digital Camcorder Buyer’s Guide

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

Do you want to capture precious moments of your loved ones? Maybe you want to pursue movie making as a hobby in the hope that one day you might get into the big league? If the answer is yes, go ahead and buy yourself a Digital Camcorder. Before you do, however, read this tip to get insight on what to look for in a Digital Camcorder. Since the… Continue reading

Windows Photo Gallery – Features

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Almost everyone owns a Digital Camera these days and if your an enthusiast like me, you probably own a D-SLR. Many of us have a huge collection of photos and use Windows Photo Gallery to view them, but tend to overlook some of the additional features available within Windows Photo Gallery.

Let’s take a look at some of these features.

Fix Photos

Photography Exhibit Basics

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

A famous American humorist, Evan Esar was once quoted as saying, “Success is the good fortune that comes from aspiration, desperation, perspiration, and inspiration”. The life of an artist, a digital photographer to be specific, is such that tons of planning, money and sweat can pave the path for success. The steps in which you take to establish yourself can be spontaneous and exciting… Continue reading

How to Shoot Landscapes in Low Light

Friday, March 12th, 2010

People often believe that they can’t take good photos after the sun has gone down. However, this is not true. With the right equipment, and some patience, taking photos of landscapes at night, at dusk or at dawn can reward you with stunning pictures you didn’t believe were possible. The most important rule is to have a tripod with you to keep the camera still. Here are some… Continue reading

Digital Photo Frame Buyer’s Guide

Friday, March 12th, 2010

Are you running out of space to display your pictures? Do you want to buy a digital photo frame? If yes; read on and you’ll get an insight on the factors that you need to consider.

With the ever increasing number of Digital Photo Frames, it can be might difficult to decide on which one is most suitable for you. After all, Digital Photo Frames… Continue reading

Rock Climbing Photos

Friday, March 5th, 2010

If you’re keen on rock climbing, then you know that some amazing photographic opportunities can arise when you’re out amongst nature. What’s more, you can challenge yourself to things that your friends might not believe you can do. It is the perfect chance to take your photography beyond simple snapping, to creating dramatic, high impact images that tell a story of your adventures. It will be necessary to… Continue reading

How to Shoot Panoramas

Friday, February 26th, 2010

Did you know that if you have a digital camera, you can create amazing looking panorama photos in just a few minutes using software on your computer? It’s easy and there are plenty of programs that you can download and try for free.

Back in the days of film, it was only the professionals with expensive, specialized cameras and lenses who could produce… Continue reading

Interior Design Photography

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Photographing interiors is a lot of fun and can be very rewarding. However, to do it well can be a challenge, as there are many things to think about. Whether it be a funky bar setting, a sophisticated lounge room or a hotel foyer or a bedroom, it can be difficult to create a photo that does the real thing justice. Not only is composition, lighting and lens… Continue reading

Product Photography

Monday, February 1st, 2010

Shooting products like cellphones, ketchup bottles and pieces of jewellery is an altogether different ballgame. To begin with, you don’t require wall-high studio lights or floor to ceiling backdrops. What you require is a desk or any solid platform covered with white or black cloth. Of course, there are many tabletop tents available for shoots just like these, but I would like to stress on what

Model Photography

Monday, January 25th, 2010

First things first, models can be just about anybody: your dad, mom, grandfather, sister or wife, so this tutorial could apply to them as much as to professional models. To begin with, using models for photography can be tricky. But if you follow the following advice, it should definitely become easier for you. Best of luck!

Timing is critical

Nature Photography 2

Monday, January 18th, 2010

To get all your nature photographs right all you need is patience, perspective and a clear idea of what you want to convey to the viewer. Follow these simple tips and then you’ll have no looking back!

Draw the picture:
Lines, contours, shades, shadows, scale, symmetry, depth, brightness, patterns and balance are all factors that constitute the quality of your picture. If your message… Continue reading

Wedding Photography

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

Capturing your wedding is as important as life itself. If your life’s most memorable moment isn’t captured on the memory card, you are missing something. Of course, the wedding photographers are experts at getting the work done, but not all excel at what they do. So, if you want to photograph your friend’s wedding your way and ensure that he or she values your work for life, here… Continue reading

Outdoor Photography

Monday, January 4th, 2010

Different times of the day offer different perspectives to outdoor photography, but first we need to understand how daylight plays its part. To begin with, check the exact time of sunrise and sunset and be there well before that time to get your shots. Photographing when the sun is right over your head is a bad idea because the lighting is simply not right. If it… Continue reading

Beach Photography

Monday, December 21st, 2009

Vast stretches of sand, water and skies coupled with the the lazy drone of the wind is all you can think of when you say the word ‘beach’. What do you do when you go to a beach with your family or say, a couple of friends who want to lie around on the sand and soak up some sun? You absorb the beauty around you and pray… Continue reading

Animals in Photographs

Monday, December 14th, 2009

Zoos are really interesting, and no matter how much National Geographic or Animal Planet we watch, a visit to the zoo is always too precious an experience for us to ever stop going there. With respect to what we’re talking about here, you need to watch out for the following things when taking out your camera in a zoo.

* The distance between… Continue reading

How to Scan Images in Windows Vista

Friday, December 11th, 2009

Windows vista is the successor of Windows XP, which is a great operating system. However, not all the main functions in Windows Vista are very easy to use and locate. Scanning and editing images are very essential functions, for they enable you save your most memorable pictures into your computer. This tutorial will show you how to easily scan and upload your pictures into your computer. Before we start, you… Continue reading

Tips on Bird Photography

Monday, December 7th, 2009

Spring or autumn?

Birds keep migrating depending upon seasons. If you are looking for birds during the spring diaspora, take out your camera that very season! Catch some real family bonding between birds- birds mating, or adults tending to offsprings. Get some real nest views on tree-tops. They start migrating towards the south as Autumn starts, and another entirely new flock starts back towards your countryside as… Continue reading

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