Month: August 2019

Ways to Learn Photography At Home

Tutoring

Perhaps you learn best by watching someone else do a task first. When you watched your older brother ride a bike, you took in how his legs moved, the way he sat on the seat, and how he leaned when he went around corners. All of this information was channeled through your mind and into your muscles. You imitated his movements and were soon racing around the block without training wheels.

You can learn photography the same way by using a tutor if observation is your learning technique. Of course, if you can’t find a tutor, online classes that include videos can be a wonderful solution.

Instruction Manuals

Your camera will come with an instruction manual, but it is more about mechanics than about the art of photography. Learning how to create beautiful images will take a different type … Read the rest

Nikon D3400 Mode Dial

So lets have a look at the first one on the Nikon D3400 mode dial – NIGHT PORTRAITURE. Now night portraiture is a mode which allows you to take a portrait at night. This is not as straightforward as it seems. First of all, it engages the flash to shoot what is called slow sync, and that opens the aperture and slows down the shutter speed, which allows the camera to get in as much of the light in the background of the picture as possible. Then, just before the shutter closes on the camera, the flash will go off to illuminate the subject in the foreground. That gives you a quite balanced picture where you have the subject well illuminated in the foreground but with the contextual background visible too. If you just shot with the flash then you … Read the rest

Image Stabilization

Major techniques Involved

  • Optical. It is defined as a method used in a still or a video camera for stabilizing the recorded image by changing the optical path to the sensor. The fact that the optical stabilization systems stabilize the image projected on the sensor before the sensor transforms the same into digital information forms one of their basic elements.
  • Digital. Real-time digital image technique is mainly used for video cameras. This popular technique helps in shifting the electronic image from frame to frame of video, enough to neutralize the motion. It employs the pixels for providing a buffer for the motion. This technique minimizes disturbing vibrations from videos and enhances still image quality by enabling a person to increase the exposure time without affecting the image quality. This technique hardly influences the noise level of the image.
  • Stabilization filters.
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Mirror Effect

The first thing you will need to do is upload the images to your computer. After that, you will need to open Photoshop and then access the images in it one by one. Once you have opened the first image, right-click on it and then click on the option that says ‘Duplicate Layer’ and then click on ‘OK’. At this point, you will have to drag the panel where the image is displayed and increase its size in order to create space for the mirror image under it. After that create a ‘New Guide’ by selecting the same from the menu option called ‘View’.

The value for ‘Orientation’ and ‘Position’ should be ‘Vertical’ and ‘50%’ respectively. Now, you should drag the main image to the left of the guide that has been created with the help of the ‘Move tool’. … Read the rest

About Photo Editing to Improve Photos

Photo editing is important if you want to have a collection of top quality images that you can be proud of. It can help you to touch up your photos, by sharpening the image, removing items that should not be in the picture, as well as helping you to restore old photographs.

A lot of people still have a lot of photographs that were taken on an old 35mm camera, however, these photos can also suffer from the ravages of time, and in order to restore them to their former glory used to require the services of a professional photo restorer. Thankfully, even the most basic of editing programs can help you to restore your photos back to their former glory.

All you need to do is to scan your old photographs onto your computer, and then use the features … Read the rest

About Astro Photography

Ideally, you are going to want to get out of the city and into the country to avoid light pollution. The warm glow of the city lights tend to mask the true glory of the night sky, which I am sure that anyone who has spent time in rural areas will testify to. Coastal areas offer better visibility.

Aside from the post-processing, taking good shots of the Milky Way is also a matter of knowing just where in the heavens to point your camera. However, it is not needle in a haystack stuff, and you don’t have to be an expert astronomer, or understand which planet is which, or which star is part of which distant constellation, to be able to figure it out. Interpreting the celestial canvas is a matter of understanding the seasons, which dictates where the distant … Read the rest

Compose A Great Photo

Rule Of Thirds

Compose your photo using the rule of thirds. Divide the picture area in to nine squares. Supposing you are taking a photograph of a landscape then the top one-third should be of the horizon and the bottom two-thirds should be of the scenery closer to you. You can also use this to compose the picture of a person by placing them in the central two squares and the back ground in the rest of the area of the picture. If it is a river or mountain in the background then place the person in the right or left bottom two squares of the composition while the river or mountain is placed on the side in the background.

Golden Triangle

When there are strong diagonal elements in the subject, divide the scenery into three triangles. A right-angled triangle … Read the rest

About Glamour Photography

Who May Have a Glamour Photo

Everyone. This is the simple answer to this. The dream of having a mesmerizing picture does not need to remain a dream. With the latest technology and professional photographers that a studio can offer, it is possible for anyone to have a glamour shot. It is understandable that some clients who are not professional models may shy away in front of a camera. The deal here is not all about self-esteem. Even people with so much confidence in themselves are not comfortable in having a photoshoot because they do not know what to do in front of the lens. In this case, the success of capturing the best shot resides in the close collaboration of the client and the photographer.

What it Takes to Have a Glamour Image

As mentioned earlier, make up has … Read the rest

Licenses of Stock Photography

Royalty Free License

Royalty Free License is always referred to as RF. This is the most commonly used and affordable license for Stock Photography. Royalty Free licenses are the ones where in the buyer can use the image several times without paying for the image every time he uses. Instead he just needs to pay the license amount and the photo charge once and get done with the payment. The disadvantage of Royalty Free License is that these photos can be purchased by many buyers and are non exclusive. Royalty Free images are sold by file size. A high resolution version of an image with a large file size (such as 60 MB) would cost more than the low resolution version of the same image with a small file size (such as 1 MB).

Rights Managed License

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Photo Stamping

Photo stamping refers to adding particular signature, name or watermark to your desired photographs. No matter who you are and where you belong, it can be useful for everyone out there.

There are many applications and tools available in the virtual world which serves the facility of photo stamping without a hitch. You can add text directly to your previously captured photos or can even click a new picture with your Inbuilt Camera and designated stamp will be added automatically.

THE DILEMMA:

Going to a flashback in time, photography was not as simple as “smile and click”, as it is today. Back there camera’s took long hours to just get a single click. But in today’s era technology has become so well versed, right?

Not only clicking pictures have become easy, but playing and doing different stuff with pictures like … Read the rest