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Archive for the ‘Digital Photography’ Category



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!

Lenses

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

Before

After

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

Preventing Lens Flares

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

Preventing Lens Flares

Sun spots, also known as lens flares, can make or break a picture. In most cases, photographers are happy to create an artificial flare using Photoshop, rather than risking it with sunlight. The thing is, directing the lens toward the sun can be damaging to your eyes and it could possibly blot your image. Of course, you can use Photoshop to minimize or even remove the flare… Continue reading

Motion Blur Photography

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

Motion Blur Photography

When you see a picture that showcases a motion blur in action photography, you may think only professionals can achieve something like that. But you can too! All it takes is some astute shutter speed, aperture value setting and a lot of trial and error. However, there are some simple ways to make your pictures look like a pro’s. Let’s check them out, shall we?!

Stretch Your

Wedding Photography

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

Wedding Photography

Wedding photos can be a challenge to take, because of the flurry of activities that go on and the wide variety of lighting conditions that may occur, but with the guide below, you will learn several tips and tricks that will give you the best wedding pictures of all time. Let’s check it out!

Preparation

One of the most critical elements in being a successful wedding… Continue reading

Low Light Photography

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

There is no photography without light! If your subject isn’t illuminated properly, things could become difficult. But, if you have a SLR or DSLR camera, you can make low light conditions work for you in more ways than one. Below are a few ways you can make the most out of low light and night conditions. Let’s check them out!

Get the Right Equipment

First of all, it’s best to… Continue reading

Capturing Flowers on Camera

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

Capturing Flowers on Camera

I want to start by saying you don’t have to be a professional photographer to capture great pictures of flowers. I mean, you could be taking pictures at a botanical garden or of a red rose from your own garden and your pictures can turn out just as good. But, of course, there are some basic guidelines you should keep in mind when taking pictures of… Continue reading

Mastering Depth of Field in Photoshop

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

Mastering Depth of Field in Photoshop

After you’re done taking pictures, do you ever think that your photos would maybe look better if some of them were foggy, while others were in focus? That type of thing creates what is called depth of field and it basically gives your photos a three-dimensional effect. It conveys distance, directs the viewer to the point the photographer wants to emphasize and it makes… Continue reading

Digital Photography Times Two

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

Digital Photography Times Two

It’s your lucky day! I have two brand new digital photography tips for you today and I think you’re really going to enjoy them. The two topics really have nothing to do with each other, but I figured they were both something you all might be interested in. Let’s take a look!

Tip #1 – Photographing Your Pets

People love to take pictures of their pets… Continue reading

Twilight Photography

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

Twilight Photography

A lot of emphasis is put on sunset photography. But, if you stop and think about it, it’s difficult to get a different, yet engaging shot from a sunset. Therefore, how about thinking lateral? You know, taking pictures long after the sun has gone down. And that’s exactly where twilight photography comes into play. The best thing to do is wait 15 to 20 minutes after the sun… Continue reading

Show Some Personality

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

Show Some Personality

To begin, I just want to say that portrait photography goes beyond photography! It’s all about judging a perfect stranger and coming to terms with what he or she best symbolizes. It could be haughtiness, confidence, innocence, etc. But the real question is: how do you capture those traits in a photograph? Well, keep reading and you might just find out!

Bring Out Their Personality

Simply put… Continue reading

Easy Photoshop Tricks

Friday, March 14th, 2008

Sometimes photography is as much about camera skills as it is about tweaking the pictures you’ve taken in Photoshop. However, the long drawn out ways of doing a simple task in Photoshop can be quite tiring. Luckily, there’s a way out! All you need to do is follow the relatively simple tips found below to master Photoshop by keeping both your hands busy and minimizing the time spent on your… Continue reading

Making the Most of Bad Weather

Friday, March 7th, 2008

Making the Most of Bad Weather

When it rains, when lightning strikes and when it snows, you would rather stay indoors than go outside. Yes, we all love to be in our comfy little homes when the weather is bad, but that’s a big mistake if you’re trying to get some unique picture shots. In hindsight, you have a better chance of making your pictures speak “more than a thousand… Continue reading

Buying a Tripod: What to Look For

Friday, February 29th, 2008

Buying a Tripod: What to Look For

For shake-free photography, a tripod is a must! Of course, you can rest your camera on any solid surface and the effect will be just as good, but if you use a tripod, you can tilt your camera any which way you want and still take pictures without a blur. A tripod is especially important if you’re taking pictures of yourself or a… Continue reading

Adding Variety to Your Photos

Friday, January 18th, 2008

Adding Variety to Your Photos

It’s plain and simple: photography demands diversity! If you’re one who feels the best way to take good photos is to take many of them, you may only be partially right. I mean, what about variety? What about making your photos stand out from the crowd? Well, that’s where the following techniques could help make your pictures sing and dance. Let’s take a look!

Zoom

A Must See: New Camera Features

Friday, January 11th, 2008

A Must See: New Camera Features

As we all know, the speed of technology these days is lightning fast. It seems as if what you buy today becomes obsolete the next, which is why it’s important to update yourself on the newest features available for digital cameras before you think of upgrading or buying a new one. Here are some of the new features you should look out for before… Continue reading

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