Month: April 2019

Fine Tune Incandescent Studio Lamps

Every type of incandescent light housing incorporates some type of reflector behind the lamp. It is partly to make use of each of the light radiated and partly to manage the beam.. The deeper and much more concave the reflector, the more concentrated the beam. As it is more challenging to spread a beam which is already tight if this leaves the housing than it is to focus an extensive beam, most general-purpose housing has reflectors that provide a range which is between about 45 and 90 degrees. Light that provides tighter concentration is intended for more specialized use.

Moving the position of the lamp in its reflector changes the spread of the beam. When it is farthest, the beam is quite narrow while if it is moved forward and the doors are wide, the beam spreads. Lighting filters are … Read the rest

Light The Night

The technique involves two methods, moving a light around in the frame during a long exposure, similar to writing with a sparkler, on cracker night, or using a controlled light source, such as a flashlight or speedlight, on or off camera, to light a particular part of a scene.

The latter is more of a contrived and creative technique that can yield spectacular results, especially in a commercial setting. LED torches are the tool of choice here. $6.95 from Kmart, will get you a small pocket sized, but extremely bright and useful LED torch, which is also daylight balanced, so you won’t get any undue yellow shift in colour to whatever you light up. I often use colored gels / filters that go with my Canon speedlight, over the light source to further increase the dynamic feel of the image. … Read the rest

Droste Effect Photography

Use photo editing software

Once you have taken a photo that you are happy with, open up your photo editing software program of choice, and open an image on your computer that you want to apply the Droste effect to. Your photo editing software program will open the file for editing. Using an eraser or brush tool from the control panel, click on the slider to make the edges of the eraser feathered. You may want to play around with a number of different brush presets in the control panel area before you choose on a tool which will best create this effect. An eraser or brush tool with a feathered edge can soften the transitions between the different images that you will use to create the Droste effect.

Use the brush tool to erase portions of the image

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Benefits Of 50 Mm Lens

Ideal For Low Photography

The 50 mm lens is a prime lens thus it takes professional-quality photos. It has a wide aperture of f1.8 which allows more light to enter through the lens opening. The large aperture gives you the freedom of using faster shutter speed in order to avoid camera shake.

You can also use slower shutter speed and lock out noises you get from higher shutter speeds. If you are experienced, you can use both the faster and slower speeds.

Light Weight

Depending on the brand, a 50 mm lens weighs between 4.3 oz to 6 oz. This means that there’s no reason why you should leave the lens at home. If you are not in the mood of carrying a whole bag of stuff around, you only need to take your camera and the lens and you … Read the rest

360 Degree Panoramas Photography

Choose the Right Camera

If you are just starting with in panoramic photography, don’t worry too much about equipment. This type of photography can be achieved using a basic DSLR. After your passion increases, you can purchase a better camera with high-end features.

Extra Equipment

In order to create exquisite virtual tours, you certainly need some extras for your DSLR camera. Get a fish eye lens, buy a tripod and a panorama head and also find a remote switch. Prices can vary from $100 to over $3,000. Now it is up to you how much you are willing to pay. For starters, we recommend you purchase more affordable items. After you will get to a certain level, you can invest more money into this hobby or activity.

Tips, Tricks and Techniques

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Hacks to Enhance Portrait Photographs

Choose your background wisely

Whether you are trying to click a tight frame or it includes other objects too, you are required to choose the background of your frame wisely. The backdrop helps in reflecting the light in the most proper way. You can either create a dramatic contrast or play with the light and shade, the background you choose for the photography will have a major role to play.

Focus on getting candid pictures

Candid photos are the best when it comes to portrait photography. The candid moments bring out the best of your subject. Therefore, even if you are shooting in a studio, you are required to keep your camera clicking, and when you finally start analysing the pictures, you will realise that the candid ones are the best of the lot.

Use the light wisely

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Combine Photographs

In the past, the thought of combining photographs was silly. Technology was not at the brink that it is currently at. Therefore, the photographs that you were able to capture with your camera were the photographs that you had to show people. Not anymore, there are tons of tools that can be used to combine multiple photographs together, allowing you to create an incredible picture that no one has probably ever seen.

Just about anyone can be a photographer these days, with as many camera devices as we keep. With this in mind, not everyone that takes photos is proud of the photos that they have taken. There are a few people that are lucky enough to take incredible photos every single time that they pick up a camera. However, modern day people with no professional training, takes photos so … Read the rest

Manipulating the Aesthetic Blur

  • You’ll need dark colored construction paper, preferably black. Cut a strip of paper with a length that will fit around the lens of your DSLR camera. It’s best to be using a lens with a wide aperture to create bokeh. Wrap the strip of paper around the outside of your lens, forming a cylinder, and hold it together with tape.
  • Next, you need a circle piece of the black paper to form the cap on the paper tube which will fit over your lens. To do this, you can measure the lens of your camera and draw the circles on the paper with a compass set to half the lens width. Or you can get the paper tube you made, place it on the paper and trace around it to get your circle.
  • Cut out the circle and then use
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Digital Compact Camera

Should you want to get more creative with your ‘simple’ camera there are a lot of things which you can do… the obvious start point is the instruction manual – this is a mine of useful information – it just takes a little perseverance – don’t try and learn it all at once! Just look up what you need to know now.

When you take a photograph with your camera in the ‘automatic’ mode it will produce what the manufacturer considers to be the best picture based on all the information available to the camera – such as the light; the type of light; the type of scene the camera calculates is in front of it; is it using the flash and so on. However the camera is just guessing, albeit very cleverly, about the picture it is taking.

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Acrylic Photo Frames

The various types of acrylic frames;

  • They are different types of these acrylic structures based on their shapes, for example, there are oval, rectangular, square, and circular ones. The forms also can be modified to suit the clients’ preference like having a heart-shaped frame.
  • The other difference is the size of the structure, whereby one can be made to accommodate either one or multiple photos within that one framework. Those for many images are large and have specified number of photos that they can hold without overlaps.

Color difference can also be another variation; acrylic glass is typically known as a transparent thermoplastic. However, they can be colored whereby some may be of single solid color or be multicolored.

Tips on how to take care of your acrylic frames.

  • These frames have few maintenance tips since they are like glass
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