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Framing Photographs

Using the power and convenience of the web, photographers can now frame their work from the comfort of their own home effectively and efficiently any time of the day. There are many good online picture framing software in the market. Most of them require the following steps:

Uploading image

Uploading pictures is usually the first step. Most people made the mistake by uploading high-res images which can take forever especially if your connection is 56k. If you do not require the software to print your picture, under 200kb is good enough. A small image can also increase your navigation speed from step to step.

Follow the prompts

There are usually wizards to guide you through the entire framing process after you uploaded your picture. You should be able to match your mat board colours and mouldings easily to your picture. Some software such as YourFramer offers a “smart preview” option for you to see your picture in different mouldings at one go. This is a cool feature for you

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Digital Macro Lens Options

Many of today’s digital cameras are equipped with a macro mode. This will allow your camera to focus on subjects closer to your lens than when the camera is not in macro mode. This is sufficient for some close range shooting, but true digital macro photography will require you to go a little bit further.

While most lens options require a higher end full body or SLR digital camera, high compacts with built-in lenses can also be used. If you have a camera with a built-in lens, the best option is the use of an auxiliary macro lens.

These lenses slip onto your built-in lens using an adapter. The lens and adapter are relatively cheap and the resulting images are impressive. Before purchasing an auxiliary lens, do some research to fully understand the specifics of your digital cameras lens [http://www.mydigitalphotoclasses.com/digital-cameras-lens.html].

For those with full body or SLR digital cameras, there are many more options available. Use of a dedicated macro lens is the most popular approach. Again, do your

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Take Pictures in the Dark

Have you ever taken a picture of a cherished moment only later to discover it did not develop well because of the lighting? This will never happen again.
Advancements in sensor technology are transforming the quality of digital cameras. Sensors will enable the camera to be two to four times as sensitive to light compared to what is currently available. Photographers will produce higher quality pictures in low lighting situations.

The current status

Flashes are currently used to add more light to a scene, but they may not always be effective or appropriate. For instance, photos are prohibited in some indoor venues because the flash may take away from the participants of the event. Due to the progression of light sensors, taking a picture indoors will produce better results and may promote the usage of cameras in more venues.

Out with the old

The new technology builds upon old technology, which works as follows: Red, green, and blue pixels work in conjunction with an image sensor to

Insensitive Photos

Society would prefer that artists produce material that is ‘politically correct,’ or to put it another way, to not produce material that is considered insensitive to local, regional, or national mores.

Within our own industry, critics of your editorial stock photography will often wave the banner of “ethics,” claiming that you have overstepped certain boundaries in photographing wildlife, or natural objects. Or that you’re intruding into the private lives of individuals or government officials.

What does “ethics” have to do with art? Or don’t you consider yourself an artist? If you think of yourself as an engineer, or a technician, maybe ethics plays a role.

What society calls unethical today, can change tomorrow. Not unlike the fashion industry, or our own industry.

For example, a couple of decades ago, photographers were wringing their hands over the possibility that digital photography would disrupt the ‘ethical purity’ of a photograph by allowing the manipulation of the contents to create an altered image from the original. Today, the voices of protest have subsided and society accepts a digitized image.

This seems to be a cultural question. I don’t think that before digitizing, or before film for

Sutherland Dragon Fly

Dawn Sutherland dragon fly photograph is one of the amazing pieces of photography that I have ever managed to come across. Sutherland’s dragonfly photograph seems to be so natural that it gives the impression of dragon fly springing to life any moment. The color composition and the details in the Sutherland dragon fly snap are so eye catching and left me wondering about the various shades in the lap of nature. The clarity is unmatched and the focus is really defined. It’s virtually impossible to get such a clear portfolio of these insects because of the fact that the moment you decide taking a shot, they simply take off.

The austere background of the Sutherland dragon fly photograph brings the amazing color of the dragonfly to the fore front. I am one of the frequent visitors on this site who come looking for some of the beautiful works of Dawn Sutherland. And he has never disappointed me. Apart from Sutherland dragon fly photograph, his portfolio has are some of the most awe inspiring photographs that you will never get to see anywhere. The minor details that usually go unnoticed by the people around do find a place

End of the Film Era

In the nineteen fifties the large studio cameras were still in use but the film holders were downsized to five by seven and even split five by seven in order to save costs. The Speed Graphic cameras used by many newspaper photographers held four by five inch sheet film.. It’s sensitivity boasted speeds of four or eight hundred ASA without affecting the appearance of grain to any extent. The holders were unwieldy with only two pieces of film in each, except for the film packs that held a thinner film pack of twelve.

Color film had been invented in the forties, but the color appeared weak and tinted with shades of orange and aqua green. Kodachrome gave the best color but was affordable only in 35mm size for slides. There was Agfacolor and Ektachrome in four by five sheets but the color left something to be desired. Candid weddings became popular in the fifties but the case of thirty film holders weighed over forty pounds.

In the sixties, the twin lens cameras using 120 roll film were the rage. Finer grained film duplicated the quality of the four by five film holders and the cameras weighed

Need A Commercial Photographer

Photographs for the Brochure

A brochure is the introduction of the company and its offerings to the potential customers. Not just the customers, a brochure has the vital role to impress even those who influence the thinking and buying decisions of the customers. And therefore the photographs required in a brochure, have to be compelling enough. It is not only about impressing the clients abuot the services, but also informing them about the company and what all it is into. A brochure acquaints the world at large with the organisation, the management, the mission and the vision of the company. Therefore the photographs have to be all encompassing. They have to give an overall picture of the company and its values to the consumers. Only a thoroughly professional commercial photographer can do justice in such times.

Photographs for the Advertisements

A print advertisement is one such place, where commercial photographer rules the roost. The product or service can be something very small one or a rather big one. It can be a fast moving consumer good or something that is used in industries and factories. Different products / services – different customers. And different customers

Shooting the Minds Eye

If someone where to bring up the topic of “Depth of Field” to these people, they probably wouldn’t care; as long as their subject was in focus they could still capture the memory they were after. If each member of this family only had a point and shoot camera where all the decisions are made for you; each member would have to settle for a picture that wasn’t quite the way they remember it.

On the other hand, if they had a few more options and wanted to take the time, they could each create the memory they envisioned to begin with. They may all be looking at the same exact scene before them, but that doesn’t mean that they all saw it the same way. If they chose to use a narrow depth of field, each person would be able create a memory of what they saw.

In the scene that we’ve already described, let’s call Jimmy – the foreground. For the sake of visual placement, we will call the field of corn – the midground. Of course, we can call the red barn what it all ready is – the background.

If the mother took

Photography Clubs

This is the basic question asked by all the budding photographers. The amateurs and professionals dwell on this question as they feel little hesitated or fearful to share their clicked photographs. The answer is very simple that sharing photos on the club’s page gives the desired recognition by the people. All members of the club watch and spread the photos by sharing them on social media and download for their personal use. The more photos get downloaded and shared, the more recognition a photographer gets.

Gradually a photographer builds his or her own fan base. That is how uploading and sharing photos over club pages could prove very useful.

Aren’t their photo galleries which can showcase photographer’s work?

Definitely, there are a number of photo galleries in the city, but they usually give permission to showcase a photographer’s work if they already have some kind of fan base or photographers can pay a huge sum of money to these galleries. Both of the situations don’t suit well for an amateur or fresher. Therefore, the photography club acts as free photo galleries for photographers. These clubs can be a huge launch pad and if not, then

Photographic Exhibition

I was immediately drawn to the pigmented ink-jet prints of Dawoud Bey, which present themselves in the form of portraits of high school students in their classrooms, accompanied by a few lines of the student’s own verbal self-description. The photographs, though richly colored and saturated, remain stark in their documentary style shooting and presentation. The verbal statements help to further the subjects’ expressive demeanors, although sometimes confusing the viewer by offering two conflicting positions. The self-description that the high school students attribute to themselves is not always reinforced through their actual expressions, which gives the work another layer of meaning that is less about a specific residential spirit and more about traits that are universally human. Even still, the subjects of these portraits serve to represent the future of Eatonville as its most potential-filled residents.

Although the subjects of these portraits are specific to the town of Eatonville, I felt that their youthful naivety could transcend geographic location and therefore, I could relate to the subjects without having knowledge of the importance of the town itself. This work alone could represent various towns or cities, but combined with the other three artists contributed to a unique spirit

Aerial Footage Photography

Background

Aerial footage can be taken above any place in the world from an airborne location, whether inside an airplane, balloon, satellite, paraglide or from other flight vehicles. The history of aerial photography goes back to 1858 when French airman, Nadar, introduced it for use it in war. During World War II, airborne footage was used extensively to locate enemy troops and to spy on their locations. This type of photography was also used to assess ground situations during battle, topography, and other circumstances around the world. Today, aerial spying has increased in its tactical prominence for helping on strategic battle grounds.

Advantages of Aerial Photography

Pictures taken from overhead locations can be very helpful in producing topographic maps for various locations in cartography, planning how to use a particular parcel of land, movie productions, international espionage, and environmental studies, just to name a few.

The proliferation of technological advances have paved the way for airborne footage as an important niche of photography. Progress in photographic capabilities has also enabled the use of aircraft models to gather terrain information through radio controlled aircraft that can fly at low altitudes. It is even used for

Raising the Bar of Excellence

Centuries ago, Greek artists discovered that the eye tends to focus on certain points in any given image. If you divide your picture into thirds both horizontally and vertically, the points at which those lines intersect are the points where most people focus comfortably. You don’t have to draw an arrow, in most cases this is where they will look without any coaching from you or anyone else. This is commonly referred to as the “Rule of Thirds”.

By placing your subject (or point of interest) at one of these natural focus points, you have greatly increased the odds that the viewer will indeed be captivated by your work. As you do this more and more; people will notice that for some reason your work seems more interesting than their “Bull’s-eye” type snap shot. They won’t understand it, but they will be drawn to your work just like a magnet.

The Greeks and Egyptians were great mathematicians. I on the other hand; am not great at math, but I do understand the concept of 1/3rd in from the left or right and 1/3rd up or down. Those who know the formula will argue that it’s not

Aerial Photography

The view from the air is different. The observer is no longer rooted to the ground, but instead can soar above it, without the need to follow roads or footpaths. It is possible to take in wide areas at a glance, and gain a far greater understanding of the relationships between the man-made and the natural landscape. From the ground, often only the largest features of the landscape – mountains, rivers, lakes and valleys – can be appreciated for their form and scale. From the air, you can gain a much greater insight: a tidal estuary appears as an intricate network of channels, almost mirroring the roots of a tree; farmland often resembles a patchwork quilt; towns and cities, which may appear formless from the ground, can be seen to have grown around natural features, such as a river or surrounding hills.

Nowhere is this more true than in Wales, and aerial photography reveals where the landscape has largely determined how the built environment has developed. In the north, the major settlements hug the coastline whether they are the coastal resorts of Llandudno and Prestatyn, or the defensive towns of Conwy, Caernarfon and Beaumaris, guarded by the