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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

10 Cave Photography Tips

Monday, November 30th, 2009

Total darkness, the drone of stealthy, sleeping insects, the smell of dampness and rock, and you want your camera to show the world how this looks? Cave photography is not as easy as it sounds, but with the following guidelines, it can very well be.

All you have to do is this:

1.Handle with Care

En route to… Continue reading

Self Portraits

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

Clicking a self-portrait doesn’t mean to simply switch the camera on, turn it around so that the lens faces you, stretch your arm out and get the perfect shot concentrating on your face. A lot of thought and planning can actually go into this affair, just as you think and adjust the camera so carefully before a picture you take of someone else.

Flickr is a great… Continue reading

Balance in Photography

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Is it possible to take a photograph concentrating on just the subject that has to be captured and forgetting the evenness and poise that goes along with it?

The question was intended to be rhetorical because it but an implicit rule in photography to have what we call ‘equipoise’ or ‘balance’.

Open the closet in your house where you store old photographs in their… Continue reading

Capturing A Rainbow

Monday, November 9th, 2009

You are driving in your car and the entire world around you appears wet through your rain-spattered window. Then, you see the sky stained with colors. You roll down your window to find a rainbow.

Grab that camera and make it yours!

If you are lucky, you might have a rainbow right above you on a day such

Young Family Portraits

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

Having a photo session with a family? Get them together, place them right, and hit the button when they are all ready to stay in resonance with each other for that single fraction of a second.

1.Generate ideas impromptu.

Go for the photo-shoot with just overall structures and plans, and not with a step by step procedure. Be open-minded. You do… Continue reading

Airplane Photography

Monday, October 26th, 2009

Airplane photography is a lot of fun to do. However, there are also things to consider. Check out this to-do list before you start to shoot your memorable aerial shots to fill up that travel album!

1. Do the focussing yourself.

Since there are many factors that cannot be controlled while photographing from a plane, it is best to change from… Continue reading

Twitter for Photographers

Monday, October 12th, 2009

Twitter is a free service that lets one keep in touch with people through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing? Twitter makes it easy for people to network, stay connected and in the process helps to expand the knowledge base. On Twitter, one can create a never ending conversation on popular or favorite topics.

Those interested in nature and… Continue reading

Lightning Photography

Monday, October 5th, 2009

Lightning is one of the most unpredictable forces of nature, so for most photographers, a lightning storm presents a wholly unique challenge. Powerful images of lightning in action have been published and have left many aspiring photographers wondering “how has this been done?”.

Listed below are a few tips for those who would like to capture this

Pet Photography

Monday, September 28th, 2009

A pet has a very special and important place in a family’s home. Many of them have their photos framed and placed either on the desk or wall. However, taking a picture of the family pet isn’t always easy, as they do not understand the art of posing for the camera. Given below are a few tried and tested tips to help conduct a smooth pet

Wide-Angle Photography

Monday, September 21st, 2009

For a landscape photographer, a wide or super-wide lens is essential. In full-frame 35mm terms, any lens from 24mm on down will capture the full extent of any landscape, but the best photographs require more than just the right lens. You must know how to take advantage of what the lens has to offer. So keep in mind the following tips and that prefect shot will be just a snap… Continue reading

Silhouette Photography

Friday, September 4th, 2009

While a flash is usually an important part of taking a picture and capturing the full extent of your subject, more light on the subject isn’t always desired. A silhouette projects the outline of an entirely over-exposed (and as a result, black) subject. Such a photograph will easily jump out in any collection because of the mystery its simplicity invokes. The viewer is left to imagine the silhouetted subject and… Continue reading

Tips for Wildlife Photography

Monday, August 31st, 2009

You can reap great rewards with wildlife photography, but you must be willing to put in significant behind the scenes work to get the perfect shot. Here are some tips to help you along the way:

1. Snap away

When photographing wildlife, the more photos you take, the better. Don’t check to see if you got that perfect angle after each… Continue reading

Shooting with an In-Camera Flash

Monday, August 24th, 2009

You may not like to use your camera’s flash, but sometimes it’s inevitable. Although some associate it with harsh light, if used correctly, a built-in flash unit can certainly enhance a shot’s quiet appeal. Here are some tips for making the most out of your camera’s flash…

1. Built-in vs. external flash units

A built-in flash unit is generally quite small… Continue reading

Creative Portraits

Monday, August 17th, 2009

You see the perfect shot through the lens and in your mind, the camera has already clicked. Alas, you are getting ahead of yourself. As you arrive at the set of the outdoor shoot, your heart sinks when you see the rainy mess that you had envisioned as the backdrop. But you can’t let the weather get you down, the show must go on… Continue reading

Food Photography

Monday, July 27th, 2009

Tell someone at a cocktail party you’re a food photographer and the response you’re likely to get is “wow!” Food photography is one of those subsets of general photography that makes people stand up and take notice. Why? Because everyone likes food. And everyone likes beautiful food.

Of course, all specialties of photography require a particular skill set and attitude and food photography is no exception. If… Continue reading

Repetition and Patterns in Photography

Monday, July 20th, 2009

Repetition can often be boring in daily life, but capturing it in photography can create an image with real impact. Life is filled with patterns – many of which we overlook due to the business of our days. Once you get an eye for spotting them, (it takes some practice) you’ll be amazed by what you see. You might even wonder why you didn’t incorporate them… Continue reading

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