Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Holistic Photography: 10 Techniques to Improve Focus – PictureCorrect

Holistic Photography: 10 Techniques to Improve Focus – PictureCorrect: "There exists an ageless Cherokee Native American proverb that states “Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today”. The point being that most of us tend to spend vast amounts of time and energy worrying about the past or planning for the future."

Child Photography: How to Photograph Babies – PictureCorrect

Child Photography: How to Photograph Babies – PictureCorrect: "Every parent has the desire of capturing the innocent smile of their babies in the camera. However, bringing out the best photographs of babies is not something really simple. If you are assigned to photograph babies, you need to know the intricacies of the job in the right way."

Best cell phones for shutterbugs | Dialed In - CNET Blogs

Best cell phones for shutterbugs | Dialed In - CNET Blogs: "Digital cameras are now so ubiquitous in cell phones that's its became rather hard to find a handset without one. Indeed, the feature has come a long way since cameras entered the cell phone world, first as detachable accessories and then as integrated features. The VGA resolution was long the norm--and it still exists at the low end of the market--but that changed with the introduction of handsets like Sprint's Audiovox PM8920, which was the first 1.3-megapixel camera phone in the United States. And from that point, the technology only got better."

Leica M9-P – First Impression Review

Leica M9-P – First Impression Review: "Over the last 9 days I’ve had the chance to use and review Leica’s newest camera – the Leica M9-P. In the following video (filmed after I’d been using it for 4-5 days) I share my first impressions of the camera – one that polarises many due to its expense and stripped back feature set. I also show some of the images that I’ve taken with it (they start at about the 10 minute mark if you want to skip to that)."

Out of Focus Foreground Framing

Out of Focus Foreground Framing: "This is one of my favorite compositional techniques: it is something I do a lot. I think it’s becoming a signature part of my style. I didn’t realize this until a photographer friend showed me a photo he had taken (utilizing this technique) and showed it to me saying it was his ‘Jacinda shot’ or something like that. When shooting, I often try to find something in the foreground which I can throw out of focus to frame the subject. It is a really simple way to add depth and creativity to the photograph, as well as helping give the main subject more emphasis."