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


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


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

Semi-Automatic Control

In the old days, when someone mentioned “f-stops”, we knew they were going to talk about “Depth of Field”. To those of you who have never seen an f-16, don’t worry, it’s not your fault. In this world of automatic cars and power windows, it stands to reason that automatic cameras, would some day dominate the market. That day has come.

In most cameras you now see several “automatic settings”. These include: the green rectangle, the small child’s head, the mountain with a cloud, the small runner, a flower, and a person with a star over one shoulder.

The green rectangle means go. Quick, don’t think about the settings, just start shooting. Unfortunately, this gives you very little creative control. It is a great mode for snap shots or someone who is too intimidated by cameras in general.

The girl’s head is a portrait mode; meaning the camera will pick a small f-stop, giving you a small depth of field. Before I go too far, let me explain the idea of depth of field better. Hold a pencil out at arms length and stare at the tip. Now look beyond the pencil. As the sharp

Hire a Wedding Photographer

Consider Specialties

Expertise is one of the main things you need to look for when hiring a wedding photographer. For example, different photographers have different specialties such as product photography, portraits, wedding suits, and architecture just to name a few. So, it’s important to consider the specialty of your desired photographer.

Get Recommendations

Another tip is to get recommendation from your family members and friends. As a matter of fact, this is the easiest way to make the right choice. You can also go online and read reviews on some photographers in your area. If a photographer has a lot of positive reviews, it means they are reliable.

Check Their Portfolio

Another way to judge if a photographer has good skills is to ask them to show their past work. Actually, professional photographers have a portfolio for their clients. You can find this portfolio on their social media pages, blog or website.

Photography Style

Every photographer has their own style when it comes to photography. Therefore you may want to decide on the type of photography you want to get done. For example, if you want them to shoot realistic photos,

Meade Binoculars

You can get the 8×42 Capture View from the Meade Company for $300. This set of binoculars that will give pictures from a 2.0 mega pixel camera. This product is one of the top items that hold a roof prism design that will also give you the ability to record videos on the binoculars. It is a great thing to take along with you on a trip outdoors and also a concert. You can even use it for industry use or construction sites that need to have an extra security feature to them.

For $300, you can get yourself the 9×63 Astronomical brands from the Meade Company. These binoculars will take you into the sky for a great view. This is a great product for viewing the stars. If you are thinking about a date in the night, you might want to lie on a blanket and do some stargazing.

The 16×50 Travel was made for those who like to see nature. This product is great for going to games like golf where you want to see things close up. These lenses on this binocular [http://www.binoculars-rating.com/Digital_Camera_Binoculars/] are coated completely and the binoculars will not be bad

Image Multipliers

Each time they acquire a new stock agency, they gain certain electronic rights for that agency’s photos. They also take steps to gain the right to digitally combine those images with other images in their files, by use of a waiver clause in their contracts with photographers.

Photographers who are not aware of what they are signing can inadvertently waive the attributions and integrity rights to a single photo or group of photos.

The mathematics of this process are ingenious. Not only do the Big 3 acquire new companies and new images, but an exponential expansion of certain of those images, whose copyright can become their property, according to current Copyright interpretation.

As we move into the Digital Age of photography, this new genre of photo is emerging. It has not arrived on main-street-digital yet — but we see prototypes of it in print ads and especially on TV.

I call this the Kaleidoscope Strategy. (Remember the tube toy you used to raise to the sky and then marveled at the changing myriad images as you turned the tube?) In terms of arithmetic, it goes like this: Any one of The Big 3 select

Get Paid For Your Photos

Research the Stock Photography Market

If you want to get paid for your photos you should take time to research which photos are more marketable and more in demand. Also give some consideration to those categories for which there seems to be an “under-supply”.

Most micro stock photography web sites make it relatively easy to see their most popular photos. You can determine quickly which types of photographs sell more than others and are downloaded the most.

Take Good Photos

Your success in getting paid for your photos will ultimately come down to your ability to take great photographs. There are many good books, web sites, and training courses that will give you the training you need to be a good photographer. If you want to get paid for your photos, then you must learn to take an above average photo that clients will love at first glance and won’t be able to resist.

Submit Your Photos to Stock Photography Sites

There are many stock photography sites to which you can submit your photos. Many of these are actually referred to as “micro stock photography” sites. Microstock photography agencies are different to

Advent of Digital Photography

Whether we like it or not the great Digital Transformation is here and we have to keep up with it. Thus, this give rise to the battle for the niche market for digital cameras. All over the world, every camera industries have gone Digital. Five years ago 99% of the nation would never have dreamed of getting a Digital camera, the mega pixel demands have been the battle amongst the camera manufacturers.

With the dramatic increase in this new technology people are taking a lot more photographs because it is so simple and inexpensive to take Digital photographs and archive them. People all over the universe have armed themselves with knowledge from many resources like Guide-books on Digital Photography, manuals, handbook etc.

However, the Digital photography era has been well received by the world judging from the higher sales of digital cameras recorded. Every body regardless of their ages ,you will chance amongst the tourist attraction spots shooting every memorable moments with their Digital cameras.

The greatest moment is that they can view, print, email or archived all what their Digital cameras have recorded with the simple action of aim and shoot. The next step

Focus On Sports

Keeping the focus on the main action is sometimes harder than you think. With all the other players moving through your shot, sometimes the camera thinks they are the action and changes focus to them. Singling out the play, and keeping the focus on it is the secret to great shots.

To allow your camera to ‘track’ the play and change the focus as the play moves around, you must set the camera to a continuous focus mode. Canon calls it AI Servo (Nikon calls it AF-C) and you have the camera ‘acquire’ the focus by picking up the action you want in the center focusing spot. Then as the play moves around the frame, the focus can track the play.

This works great until another player gets between you and the focus point. As you may know, autofocus locks onto the object closest to the camera in the focus area. So as a player moves between you and the play, the focus changes to the new player and spoils your shots until you reacquire the original play.

On many digital SLR’s there is a function that allows you to change the way the shutter

Counter Image Thievery

On the technical side, some photographers point out that if the right-click “Save image as…” option is disabled, their images are safe. No, there are not. First, on the Mac and on Linux, this doesn’t work. Second, on Windows, if you turn off Javascript, this right-click option will work. Third, any image on displayed on your web browser (FireFox, Internet Explorer) can be saved if you look at the source of the page: it doesn’t take a Computer Science degree to do that.
Also, some software vendors try to sell you plugins that should solve this problem. Usually these “solutions” are quite expensive and truth is that even those most complicated software that require server-side and client-side implementations cannot prevent a screen capture. It’s as simple as that. Not matter how much money/time you spend, there is no technical solution.

If reading this statement makes you anxious, please consider this: How customer-friendly do you want to be? The more protective you are of your work, the harder for your clients it will be to see it. If they have to install a plugin to see your work, they might as well go next door. Besides, I personally

Advertising Photography

Always remember, advertising photography is strictly done for someone else. It is not about you or what you like. It is not about how you see things and what appeases your eyes. Every shot you click is meant for a group of people who are the customers of your client. This group of people, in advertising parlance, is called the target audience. All your photographs should be Рwho the target audience is, what they like, how they see things and what pleases them.

That was the most important thing of advertising. Next, you have to keep in mind the message. Every advertising or PR campaign has a message. The message can be as blatant as ‘buy me’ or a public message like save water where the product or the advertiser has some role to play, or a subtle hint towards the product while campaigning for something different from the product. Every shot you click, ask yourself, is the picture delivering the message that the client wants to communicate?

Now last but not the least, trends. See what the trends are. If you do not fall under the category of trend followers, at least this is not the

Visual Balance

Informal Balance is the balancing on opposite sides of a given point, by one or more elements that are dissimilar or contrasting elements. Say we had a picture of a baby playing with some blocks. If you folded that image in half; on one side you would focus on just the baby, but on the other side you would focus on just the blocks. Here you have two entirely different things that do not even remotely look the same, but that’s OK. Informal balance is less obvious, because its subjects are often not uniform, in fact they vary greatly. There is nothing wrong with this, because it gives the viewer more to appreciate.

Is one type of balance better than another? That depends on what you’re shooting. Buildings, monuments and cars are often taken as a formal balance shots, after all . . . that’s how they were built. On the other hand; mountains, plants and people often come in different sizes, shapes, and colors. Obviously, since I also used people in the first example, you can always choose to shoot any given subject in a variety of ways. This is where both personal style and taste