Anyone can learn to take long exposure photo so long as they have two things: a camera that allows you to manually set the shutter speed, and tripod stand on which you will place your camera to avoid movement.
Taking long exposure photography requires you to allow more light to gather at the sensor of the camera/film. Long exposure works best at night or whenever there are low lights. In order to produce amazing results, you need some patience to get thrilling images like milky waterfalls, sparkling lights and amazing traffic lights. Essentially, you are experimenting with your camera to determine how long the shutter takes to produce the desired effects.
The following are quick steps you can follow to do long exposure photography:
First set the tripod stand on which the camera will rest. This prevents the camera from … Read the rest
Zoom telephoto lens
A zoom telephoto lens (up to 200mm) is a common feature of a top lens collection. Even though it is possible to get a great picture with a 24 to 105mm lens, the high focal telephoto lens is a must-have piece of equipment for the photographer taking the landscape photos. The better quality lens includes an image stabilization feature to help avoid issues with camera shake. They are also quite light in weight, which makes them easy to transport when on-the-go.
A 2GB, 4GB, or 16GB memory card offers the ability to store and look at the picture shortly after taking it. It is simple to upgrade the memory card, but it is necessary to check the write-speed on the camera. This relates to the maximum speed for saving images to the camera. A high-quality … Read the rest
For instance, if you want to capture a drop of water hitting the surface, you need to detect the precise time when the drop of water starts falling. The next step is to create a basic delay between the event and trigger. Last but not the least, you take a picture. There are two different methods of taking pictures via high-speed photography. In the first method, you use the shutter of a camera, and the other requires you to use an electronic flash.
The shutter method offers a major advantage. It allows you to enjoy high-speed photography outdoors. You will also be able to completely illuminate the subject and its background. Since the shutter can be used to freeze the motion of your subject, it offers limited speed. Usually, the maximum speed of a shutter ranges between 1/4000 … Read the rest
If you are planning for a baby photoshoot, you need to know some factors that can greatly affect the results. You need to know some things that you can use as your guide in order to be successful in getting the best photos of your baby that you can surely cherish for the rest of your life. Below are some tips that expert baby photographers share.
- Make sure that your baby is in good mood. If you want a picture of him or her smiling and enjoying his/her day, make sure that your baby has enough sleep so he/she can be playful in the photo session. If you want a picture of him/her sleeping comfortably, on the other hand, make sure that he/she is not hungry before sleeping and he/she does not feel so cold or so hot.
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Photo Editing Applications
It was not long ago that the standard of cameras included with mobile phones was very basic and they produced very small and poor quality images. However, thanks to modern technological advancements the quality of cameras on mobile phones has increased exponentially and today some of the cameras on mobile phones are as good as buying a standalone digital camera. Of course with the improvement in mobile phone picture quality you will need to make sure that the photos that you want to keep and share look the best that they can. For this reason you will need a good photo editing app that will allow you to edit your photo so that you can remove unwanted wrinkles, blemishes and that annoying bystander in the background who is sticking their tongue out!
Adding Flourishes to your Photos
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No tanning. Absolutely do not tan before your photo shoot. Fake tans and tan lines will look bad in your photos. Post processing can’t always fix bad tan lines. Your skin will look beautiful in the final product, you don’t need a tan.
Don’t worry about a breakout. If you have a breakout before your shoot, don’t panic and think you need to cancel. A great make up artist and post processing can take care of these minor issues.
Don’t come in hungry. Most photography shoots last a few hours. Do have a light meal before your session so you don’t get hungry.
Don’t wear tight clothes. A few hours in that tight top is going to leave lines and marks on your skin. Wear something loose fitting in the hours leading up to your scheduled shoot.
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As photography means painting with the light, any photographer is in control of its composition (elements arrangement in the frame and even adding photo effects later or cropping it for a better result, for example) and exposure – when you press the shutter release you are just telling the camera to stay open for a certain amount of time and let a determined quantity of light in, reaching the camera sensor (digital) or film.
The exposure is controlled by 3 (three) adjustments we make in the camera: shutter speed, aperture and sensitivity. Shutter speed and aperture ultimately control how much light comes into the camera (we can compare this to a water tap – how much you open the valve and for how long will dictate the amount of water that will flow)… and how much light is needed … Read the rest
However, I did go to a school that taught us all about shooting with strobes and flash and all manner of lighting situations. And I’m so glad I had that opportunity because it really helped me decide what I wanted to do and why. Even now – I continue to research and examine other ways to shoot. I think it’s incredibly important to know how to work in any situation… even if it’s not our ideal situation. And I did have one such instance occur when I am really glad I had the knowledge and means to still provide artwork for my client.
On a recent senior session, due to the start of the school year and some time delays on the day of her session – we ended up running out of daylight quicker than I expected. I was … Read the rest
Most cameras which render digital photographs combine several aspects of light filters in its use. The most common elements that can be controlled by the photographer would be:
- ISO which determines the aperture of exposure
- Brightness which control the exposure of the subject with reference to backlights
- White balance for the contrast
- Shutter speed for time of exposure
- Focus which determines the focal distance for a clear image of the subject and controls the level of blur
All these aspects can be found in any digital camera, however, in a DSLR, some of these options including zooming can be done manually.
Most digital cameras come in relatively cheap with respect to the extremely powerful cameras that are usually seen with professional photographers. However with a budget like 500 dollars, one can easily come up with a DSLR among the beginner’s … Read the rest
Actually, so grand have the modifications been that today, people have something called aerial photography to refer to. Although the entire technique seems to be specific for the modern society, it is worth knowing that this people made use of aerial photography in 1858. The first person to have taken photos from impressive heights was balloonist Gaspard-Félix Tournachon. If you want to get an idea of how aerial photos looked like back in the 1850s, then you could look at one of the vintage postcards, because this is how this technique functioned.
Of course today, things have changed greatly and photos taken in this manner, as well videos performed through aerial cinematography. Much has been invested in the development of the right technology and for good reason. It is truly surprising to see all the ways one can make use … Read the rest