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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

Light is Your Crayon

Remember: all cameras average the existing light. What that means is, just because
you can see it . . . doesn’t mean the camera can. The human eye is far more
sophisticated than the most expensive camera money can buy. If . . . for example,
you stand someone in front of a bright window, your eye can still tell who that person
is . . . but the camera can not, at least, not without help. Your eye will zoom into a
person’s face and ignore that bright light around them, but the camera will not.
The camera’s whole purpose in life is to make an image that is 18% gray. Long ago,
someone decided that 18% gray was as close to the human eye, as a camera can get.
But if for example, 80% of the picture frame is filled with light that is brighter than
18% gray, what does the camera do? It tries to average out the given light. It will
take your best friend and makes him or her, a silhouette. Don’t get mad at the
camera, it’s only doing what it’s been told to do.

Use a flash indoors 90% of the time. The only

Photography For Newbies

As there are so many photography novices are very concerns about their techniques to get good quality photographs. As we all know that there is no one who can be called the photograph expert, who could come to us and give some tips and techniques for novices like us, unless you pay a bit of money to join photograph school. What we are doing when we take photo graph is to find the best quality camera, and believe that that magic functions of the camera (as advertised) will help us to get good quality pictures without having other specific technique of photography.

In fact, this is quite true but just some part of the whole truth. We take photograph by ourselves only when it is informal occasions, such as when you are traveling to other places with your friends or take photographs during family part. However, in our life time, there are still so many occasions that need formal picture and may need a photograph professional to take care of this stuff, the example of there occasions are weeding ceremony or wedding reception, graduation ceremony etc. That is precisely why at most important occasions people hire the

Defense of Digital Photography

Those of us who have spent many hours in the agonizing yet captivating atmosphere of a photographic darkroom recognize the scene. We are compelled to witness –and direct– the birth pangs of each of our graphic creations. Yet all of us know it is contrary to human nature to confine oneself to such isolation and environmental danger. Such is the allure of the muse.

This is serious stuff. We wonder how many present-day darkroom photographers are short-cutting their longevity by continuing to engage in this archaic working method. Are we subjecting ourselves to Alice-in-Wonderland dangers similar to those faced by the Mad Hatter? (A reflection of the hat makers of a couple of centuries ago, who used arsenic in the fashioning of their beaver skin hats and frequently were gradually poisoned as a result.)

To put this in perspective, if digital photography had been discovered first, and then film photography, would any of us have opted for the latter?

Today’s digital photography offers the promise of safe imaging, once the prices come down. (Only the very costly digital cameras currently produce the reproduction quality demanded by the printing industry. The $200- $800 digital cameras aren’t

Comparison in Filmmaking

Film

When shooting moving pictures Film is a highly difficult task:

  • Film celluloid does not record audio and one needs a separate recording device. Focus is very complex and there is an additional person that operates that side of the camera.
  • Film needs to be developed and can’t be seen immediately unless it is also recorded on a digital device.
  • Lighting can be a lot more difficult than digital because film is highly sensitive.
  • Reels need to be changed often in a highly difficult process involving unloading and reloading in the dark, with out the use of visual sight!
  • Film material and the process of filmmaking is offensively expensive. It does not allow filmmakers to take a lot of takes and that creates more room for mistakes.
  • High Cost of raw material makes it harder to acquire the desired practice, hone it and penetrate the film industry.
  • Large crews are needed for a shoot.
  • Big studios have absolute control of what is filmed and what is not. That means they control the amount of films made, talents and the content.

Digital

Digital camera revolution made shooting pictures

Benefits of Digital Stock

Lets say you publish a magazine, newsletter, or website and you’re writing a story about city life in barcelona, and you need photography to liven up the text. One way of getting the images is to send a photographer all the way to barcelona to get the pictures you need, but this isn’t exactly the most sensible option. Another way is to find a freelance photographer over there to get the pictures you need, but this would probably be expensive. The third, and best option, is to purchase stock photography. Stock photos are images that a photographer has already shot and are available for you to reprint.

The biggest advantage of stock photography is that you can get images at a fraction of the cost of using your own photographer or a freelance photographer. Stock photography is comprised of two types of images: royalty-free and rights-managed, or RM. A lot of stock photography websites offer royalty-free and RM images. Royalty free images are often less expensive than rights managed images, but you will find that Royalty Free images will also be published by hundreds of other publishers because of this and the reduced restrictions of use.

Info of Photo Restorations

In today’s age of digital photography, it may be a good idea to take precautionary measures by saving your photos on a CD or a memory stick. This gives you a backup in case of any problem with the hard disk. It may not be out of place to put your money in digital photo recovery software. This will take away a lot of your worries about retrieving your photos.

Also, sometimes, it may be so that you would like to retain the warm Sepia tone of your old photographs, because of the feeling of those ‘old, nostalgic times’. You can follow certain steps which can help you do a better job of your photographs, by working on them in Adobe Photoshop. For example, if you want a pleasing black and white photograph with a range of tones, you can remove the colour information from the photograph. For dual tone effect, you can choose the “duotone” effect, which will be applied to your photo to produce the pleasing Sepia toned effect, you would like. For the final touches, you can apply a “Hue/Saturation” adjustment layer.

For removing cracks and creases, you can use the Clone, Healing

Community Photography

One answer is for a small studio to contact a local community such as a Lake Association, a Rotary Club or any other organization that promotes a family lifestyle. Your deal to them is that you will photograph all the families in their organization who wish to have a family portrait. A couple of club volunteers can make the appointments fifteen minutes apart on a single day, preferably a Sunday. Two fifteen minute session can be awarded to extremely large groups. You may want to reward their help with a free set of portraits and a substantial donation to the club treasury.

Large groups are to be encouraged since you stand to make more money with large families. Wall portraits are to be preferred with large groups and breakdowns can swell the order appreciably. Pricing generally is half of the studio rate with not session charge. An eight hour day can accommodate about thirty families. Generally, end of summer is the best time for family portraits since the kids are back from vacation and new clothes are available.
Most communities have a community hall available for portraits if reserved well in advance.

A sample table containing

Telephoto Lenses and Aquarium Shots

ISO 400 is the best option for capturing moving objects on film. It can grab shots of a fast moving subject without blurring the image. It also helps for when the brightness of light is low while the targeted subject is moving fast.

Lens Length?

A lens ranging anywhere between 28-80 millimeters is acceptable. However make sure that you use the best one available by first trying different types of lenses to achieve the most desirable results. For shots that are very close range, use an extending tube. The lens types you would otherwise use while taking outdoor shots might not produce same effect as when taking an aquarium shot indoors.

Be Aware of Shadows

Try various angles and techniques to achieve your most desirable results. Take multiple pictures from different directions to ensure that no shadows are caught in the background. It is advisable before shooting to wait for the fish to position itself so it appears to contrast against the watery background. Doing this will ensure that the subject appears sharp and clearer in the picture afterward.

Availability of Light

Without the proper amount of light, the shot you take

Preparing For Your Portraits

Plan Ahead

Your photographer should offer to have a meeting with you to discuss and plan your portrait with you. During that meeting/ consultation, you and your photographer will get to know each other a little better, and he’ll get your ideas about what you want for your portrait. You should talk about color schemes, discuss hair and makeup options as well as the overall look and feel you want in your portraits. A thorough consultation will also help you start planning how to incorporate your portraits in with the other furnishings in your interior decoration scheme.

A Helpful Consideration

At the elite level of sports competition as well as in business, a method called visualization is used with excellent results. It can have a measurable effect in the end results of your portrait session as well. Obviously this will require some serious thinking. Consider who you are as a person, a couple, and, or a family. Condense your description down to one or two sentences. Then consider how you could best portray that “essence of who you are” in a portrait. Imagine what the portrait should look like. Imagine your pose, your clothes, your

Digital Flash Photography

Some of the tips listed will only pertain to Digital SLR users. These cameras allow you to manually adjust settings, change lenses, and also they provide a hotshoe to mount an external flash. This external flash is much more powerful than the built in flash, & it can give you the option to bounce and diffuse the flash.

Point and shoot cameras will often have a built in flash of their own. This does not provide the creativity of the SLR camera, but some of the following suggestions will pertain to these cameras as well.

  • Clearly see your background: Anything in your field of view behind your subject will also be in your finished photograph. Carefully check to see that any shiny metallic surfaces or mirrors are not lurking there. The light from your flash will bounce off these surfaces and come right back to your lens. The result being a big blob of white light.
  • Be sure to charge your batteries: The condition of your batteries will determine how long it will take your flash to recharge. In other words, how long before you can shoot another picture. The fresher your batteries are the