Monday, February 28, 2011

Using Focal Points in Photography

Using Focal Points in Photography: "Next time you take your digital camera out and line it up for a shot pause before you press the shutter button and ask yourself:"

Pentax Optio WG-1 and WG-1 GPS – PictureCorrect

Pentax Optio WG-1 and WG-1 GPS – PictureCorrect: "Pentax Imaging Company has announced its 12th generation of adventure series digital cameras – the PENTAX Optio WG-1 and PENTAX Optio WG-1 GPS. Featuring outstanding waterproof, dustproof, shockproof, coldproof, and crushproof capability, these extra-rugged models take adventure photography to new heights (and depths)."

“Photo of the Day” to Increase Photography Creativity – PictureCorrect

“Photo of the Day” to Increase Photography Creativity – PictureCorrect: "I have long incorporated the “Photo of the Day” exercise into my Photography Lab classes. They are a great way to make sure you are taking a least one photograph a day. They force you to begin to think creatively as you have to find more and more ways to photograph the same thing everyday."

The Joy of Standard Lenses

The Joy of Standard Lenses: "In the days of film, SLRs often came with a 50mm standard lens, but nowadays most DSLRs come with a zoom lens and many people have no idea how good a standard lens can be. Let’s find out, starting with the basics…"

Photography Grants And Awards Available Online

Photography Grants And Awards Available Online: "After my last post on the $5000 Photocrati Grant, I started searching the net for other opportunities that aren’t popularity based contest. I like Photocrati’s grant because it is based on content and quality, not just how good you are at soliciting social media hype."

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Using Focal Points in Photography

Using Focal Points in Photography: "Next time you take your digital camera out and line it up for a shot pause before you press the shutter button and ask yourself:"

Photography Top Ten: Top Ten Steps: Making a YouTube Slideshow

Photography Top Ten: Top Ten Steps: Making a YouTube Slideshow: "As a photographer who wants to gain exposure, you might have overlooked the idea of placing videos on YouTube. Here are ten easy steps to make a video slide show on YouTube. Above is my best example of what works best in a slide show."

100 Cameras in 1 – iPhone App Review

100 Cameras in 1 – iPhone App Review: "My name is James, and I am an iPhone App junkie. I’m always scouring through the app store looking for cool new apps that will blow me away or make my life easier. The greatest thing about these things is that most of them are only $1-$2, so what’s the harm in trying them out every now and again?"

Friday, February 25, 2011

How to Buy a Digital Camera - PCWorld

How to Buy a Digital Camera - PCWorld: "Gone are the 'megapixel wars' of recent years; it's hard to find a new camera with anything less than a 10-megapixel sensor. Instead, we're seeing a different kind of battle nowadays: manufacturers are building specialized cameras for different types of shooters."

10 Tips for Photographing an Indian Religious Festival

10 Tips for Photographing an Indian Religious Festival: "Since my last article on portrait photography for DPS, many readers have emailed me with their queries on shooting Indian religious festivals. Here are my tips and experiences in a precise form."

Composition: Not Just About Positioning Your Subject, But About Positioning Yourself Too

Composition: Not Just About Positioning Your Subject, But About Positioning Yourself Too: "Composition is not just about positioning subjects in your shot – but sometimes is more about positioning yourself as a photographer in order to make a more pleasing arrangement of subjects in your frame."

How I Work with Memory Cards

How I Work with Memory Cards: "Everyone is different, and have differing opinions, rituals and ways of doing things, but this article goes into how I use/work with memory cards. It contains some tips,etc., that I have gleaned from other photographers and some stuff I have found myself."

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Canon Powershot SX230 HS, ELPH 500 HS, ELPH 300 HS and ELPH 100 HS – PictureCorrect

Canon Powershot SX230 HS, ELPH 500 HS, ELPH 300 HS and ELPH 100 HS
"Canon Premieres the World’s Thinnest Camera with 24mm equivalent lens, 5x Optical Zoom; Rebrands the PowerShot ELPH Models and Introduces GPS Capabilities in the PowerShot SX230 HS Digital camera"

Photographing Dramatic Fireworks – PictureCorrect

Photographing Dramatic Fireworks
"One of the many things we all go to see during our national holidays, as well as at many other special events, are the big fireworks displays."

Important Camera Features and Shopping Considerations – PictureCorrect

Important Camera Features and Shopping Considerations
"It has become commonplace to hear about the new camera release from one of the top brands, boasting about their new 22,24 or 28 mega pixel sensor. It is a never ending race that keeps the customer gasping for breath, and with a hole in the wallet."

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Trick Photography Techniques - How to Shoot Trick Photos - Popular Mechanics

Trick Photography Techniques -
How to Shoot Trick Photos - Popular Mechanics

Camera Toss Photography Technique

Camera Toss Photography Technique: "Camera tossing is a “not so popular” photography technique mainly because it takes photography to amazingly new levels. Normally, photography for everyone is taking the camera in the hands and clicking photographs."

Action Photography Techniques

Action Photography Techniques: "The possibility of freezing the movement of a fast subject is one of the most incredible aspects of photography.

Shutter speed, the position of the camera, the angle of view, moving the camera in concordance with the subject, etc; all of these procedures and techniques determine the way the action and movement are portrayed in the photograph. Action photography encompasses all the aspects of motion, from the power of a racing car to the harmonious rhythm of a dance."

Nik Color Efex Pro vs. onOne Photo Tools: A (not so) Brief Comparison

Nik Color Efex Pro vs. onOne Photo Tools: A (not so) Brief Comparison:
"When planning this series of articles on plug-ins and actions, one of my considerations was what sequence to present them. Do I cover all of the plug-ins from one developer and then the next, or do I jump around from one to another. I settled on the latter for several reasons, the primary one being that many plug-ins from different developers perform similar functions and it might make more sense to do those one after another."

Olympus E-5 Review

Olympus E-5 Review:
"Launched with little fanfare and then, according to Olympus, quickly gaining favour with the market, the Olympus E-5 DSLR should attract much attention down the track."

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Fisheye Lens Shopping Guide – PictureCorrect

Fisheye Lens Shopping Guide
"If your planning on buying a fisheye lens there are three things you need to know before making your purchase: Knowing these three things can save you a lot of money and disappointment, not to mention time wasted. First, you need to know the difference between a fisheye lens and an ordinary wide angle lens. Many people confuse the two and end up buying being very disappointed with the results. What’s the essential difference?"

Capturing Real Moments and Connecting with Your Subjects

Capturing Real Moments and Connecting with Your Subjects:
"When I watched Darren’s video the other day on the difference between great photographers and good ones, it really got me thinking. It’s very rare that you actually see a post anywhere online that teaches about capturing powerful moments or emotions in photography and really connecting with your subjects. Most posts are about technique, camera settings, and this sort of thing."

Moo Business and Greeting Cards [REVIEW]

Moo Business and Greeting Cards
"Not only does Moo have one of the easiest web addresses to remember (moo.com) they also have created an assortment of products useful to photographers. They are not a all-in-one printer who handles cards, calendars, books, flyers, etc… What they lack in breadth, they make up for in creativity."

Monday, February 21, 2011

Digital Photography Techniques

Digital Photography Techniques: "CAMERA EQUIPMENT & USAGE

* Using Wide Angle Lenses
* Using Telephoto Lenses
* Using Camera Shutter Speed Creatively (NEW)
* Reducing Camera Shake with Hand-Held Photos
* Digital Exposure Techniques: Expose to the Right, Clipping & Noise
* Digital Camera Sensor Cleaning: Tools & Techniques (NEW)"

How To Choose A Photography Class Or Workshop

How To Choose A Photography Class Or Workshop:
"While DPS is a great place to learn about photography at your own pace, many want an in-person instructor to bounce around questions and concepts. Someone to lead a path through the basics and advanced topics of photography. For those looking for a local photography class or workshop, here are some questions and topics to think about before making a commitment."

8 Important Things to know about Lightroom Collections

8 Important Things to know about Lightroom Collections:
"There are two types of collections in Lightroom, Smart Collections which are populated according to a filter which you define to identify images that you want included in that collection. For example, a Smart Collection might be defined as 5 star images which have a keywords that include the word Rome."

Saturday, February 19, 2011

How To Remove Dust Spots From Multiple Photos in 4 Steps

How To Remove Dust Spots From Multiple Photos in 4 Steps: "Dust. The eternal enemy of a digital camera. When you shoot pictures with a digital SLR camera long enough, you will come to know the pain that dust can cause. For some it’s a minor annoyance. For others, it costs time and money attempting to salvage vital images."

Role of Light and Illumination in Photography – PictureCorrect

Role of Light and Illumination in Photography – PictureCorrect: "light and illumination photography

Photo captured by Franz Veilhart (Click Image to See More From Franz Veilhart)

Light and illumination are the basics of photography. The very word “photography” comes from two Greek words, phos meaning light, and graphis meaning drawing. Hence, photography can be described as “drawing with light”. As we start the lesson, I want to wish you a pleasant and illuminating session!"

How to Enhance Texture with the Tonal Contrast Filter in Nik Color Efex Pro

How to Enhance Texture with the Tonal Contrast Filter in Nik Color Efex Pro

Friday, February 18, 2011

How to Take Great Pictures with Your iPhone - Rancho Bernardo, CA Patch

How to Take Great Pictures with Your iPhone
"Professional photographer Paul Gallaher offers 10 tips on how to take better photos with your cell phone."

Take better baby photos - chicagotribune.com

Take better baby photos - chicagotribune.com: "We're not saying babies stuffed into green stockings and made to look like sprouting little pea pods don't make for adorable photographs. We're just saying the pea suits are a little superfluous."

Travel Photo Tips: using a 50mm F1.4 lens to redefine low-light shooting | Gadling.com

Travel Photo Tips: using a 50mm F1.4 lens to redefine low-light shooting
"If there's one question I'm asked more than any other when it comes to DSLRs, it's usually one dealing with low-light shooting. Being able to effectively capture a scene in dimly lit situations (or at night altogether) is one of the toughest things to do in photography."

Thursday, February 17, 2011

YouTube - Focus Stacking - a macro photography technique

YouTube - Focus Stacking - a macro photography technique

Photography Techniques

Photography Techniques: "I often get questions about how I took one picture or another. Perhaps the most common is this one:

'I'm a beginner, and it would really help me learn if you could tell me what camera settings you had when you took that picture.'"

APOGEE PHOTO MAGAZINE: Understanding Depth of Field by Jim Altengarten

APOGEE PHOTO MAGAZINE: Understanding Depth of Field by Jim Altengarten: "In landscape photography, depth-of-field is a critical component of every image. Some photos require minimum depth-of-field to place more emphasis on a single element of the scene. Classic landscape shots have extensive depth-of-field to provide front-to-back sharpness. Since depth-of-field is so important to landscape images, we’ll address several questions, such as what is it, how do I control it, how do I know if I have enough, and can I estimate depth-of-field when in doubt?"

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Nikon's 36x COOLPIX superzoom breaks cover

Nikon's 36x COOLPIX superzoom breaks cover: "Bringing distant subjects into sharp focus has just received a COOLPIX boost with the announcement of the P500 from Nikon. The 12.1 megapixel camera features a whopping 36x zoom lens, hybrid vibration reduction technology and a vari-angle high resolution display. It can shoot full high definition movies and sports a number of useful scene modes to help users capture the best panoramic, tone rich or low light images possible."

How To Protect Your Camera From The Weather While Traveling

How To Protect Your Camera From The Weather While Traveling

Photography Tip - Getting into a Stock Frame of Mind

Photography Tip - Getting into a Stock Frame of Mind:
"As photographers, we're all drawn to different types of photography. Certain subjects, locations, techniques, and styles exert a pull on our creative minds more than others and fit better with who we are in the world. I love to be outdoors as much as I love how photography helps me capture and share that love with others. Embrace and nurture whatever it is that pulls the strongest for you. Own it! Leverage those passions as you attune your mind's eye to shooting for stock."

5 Essential Things to know about the Lightroom Import Dialog

5 Essential Things to know about the Lightroom Import Dialog: "In the Import dialog’s File Handling panel you can select to make a second copy of your images upon import to another folder. This option is available provided you are using either Copy as DNG, Copy or Move as the option for importing images into your catalog – if you have Add selected this is not an option. This is a quick and no fuss way to ensure you always have a backup of your photos."

Top 5 Photography Tips to Improve Your Photos – PictureCorrect

Top 5 Photography Tips to Improve Your Photos
"One of the easiest ways to improve your photography is by taking photos of interesting subjects. Of course, you can take great creative photos of uninteresting subjects, but if you choose an interesting subject to photograph in the first place, it makes taking a great photo much easier."

Monday, February 14, 2011

Lighting for Dark Weddings Using an Off-Camera Soft Box – PictureCorrect

Lighting for Dark Weddings Using an Off-Camera Soft Box – PictureCorrect: "Lighting is one of the most important aspects of any photograph. This is especially true for wedding photography, where lighting can often be difficult to control. In a church ceremony, for example, flash photography is usually prohibited, and the wedding photographer will have to rely upon their fast lenses and high ISO speeds to get the shot."

How to Take Portraits – 19 Portrait Photography Tutorials

How to Take Portraits – 19 Portrait Photography Tutorials: "Today I spent time digging through the Digital Photography School archives (there are now over 600 tutorials and articles) and noticed that we’ve covered the topic of Portrait Photography from a large variety of angles. I thought it would be useful to list some of the more popular portrait photography tips all in the one place."

Reverse Mounting Your Prime Lenses for Affordable Macro Photography

Reverse Mounting Your Prime Lenses for Affordable Macro Photography: "Since purchasing my 50mm prime lens a few years back, I’ve felt like a salesman for it ever since–always telling people how sharp, compact and versatile the little bugger is. Well I have one more reason to recommend it. If you mount this lens in reverse on your camera, i.e. flip it around backwards, you get an affordable and fun way to experiment with macro photography."

Slow It Down! Shooting At 1/20th Of A Second (With 15 Examples)

Slow It Down! Shooting At 1/20th Of A Second (With 15 Examples): "We’re not in a yoga class, but a nice slow breath and steady shutter release finger will allow you to take your shutter speed to a new low. And by low, I mean slow; 1/20th of a second, for instance. While it is not the slowest shutter speed out there, 1/20th of a second can lead to some interesting effects; from causing intentional blur in waterfalls to allowing for available light shooting situations and increasing depth of field. Then throw in a tripod or solid surface and more options appear."