I am a webdesigner specialized in Website and Logo designs. My biggest hobby I can say it’s photography; Going out there with my photo camera on my neck, breathing fresh air and admiring the beautiful peisages around me and everything that moves it’s really very peaceful and relaxing. Everything around you wants to be photographied, every little bug in the grass, every flying bird, unique tree, a stone, anything.
Another cool aspect it’s to picture and make portraits of your family, make pictures in different styles, different colors with a cool frame and have beautiful memories with them.
If you didn’t try this already you definitely should try it because it’s one of the best things to do, one of the most relaxing ones. To help you starting or developing your knowledges I collected photography tutorials to choose from.
If you like to adjust your exposure settings, use a telephoto lens, or if you just want to experiment with the manual settings on your SLR, then you need a tripod. A tripod is especially important if you enjoy macro photography, landscape photography, night photography and portraiture photography due to longer exposures.
If your new to the world of DSLR’s like my self you will more than likely have purchased a camera body with a kit lens. The latest kit lens tends to be the 18-55mm IS lens.
Having recently entered the world of making stock photography as a little side venture, I looked at what I would need to create the type of images I wanted to take. Having graphic design experience I knew that a lot of images I purchased for jobs fell into a few areas.
Quite often when you buy your first SLR (single lens reflex) camera, it will come bundled with a lens. Some stores are flexible and will let you choose a different lens (with varying cost) to take with your camera body.
You know how we all look at photographs shot by professional photographers, and think to ourselves, wow, these are amazing skies, where in the world was this guy shooting? Or, we see a photograph of the ocean, and it is sparkling clear with sea creatures rippling through the its glass-like surface. This is no coincidence, and is what makes a professional photograph a pro! Though this does not mean that these advanced techniques are restricted to professionals. Anyone, granted with a little practice, and learning from their mistakes can do this.
Superzooms have a fantastic zoom range as it is, but as with everything you buy, you always end up wanting more.
A conversion lens gives you that extra that you need for a reasonable pricel. These can be bought for both bridge cameras (advanced superzooms and compacts) as well as DSLR’s.
When you set off on a shoot, there’s nothing worse than arriving only to find that you don’t have the right kit. This list of accessories covers some cool photography gadgets, from the essential to the uncommon – but no less useful!
This article is about the single most important piece of equipment you’re going to buy: the lens. There are myriads of different lenses out there, and it’s easy to get lost. But do not despair – this guide will help you make the right choice. First I’m going to talk about the different characteristics of a lens – among other things we’ll learn about zoom vs. prime lenses, and why the f-number is so important. Then I’ll move on to recommend a few lenses for each different budget!
Today we’ll look at a few of the benefits of shooting with a wide aperture. If you’re new to photography there will be some key insight here into one of the biggest factors for taking professional quality photos that will stun your friends and family. After this, we’ll take a look at several lenses that will help you get to f/2.0 and wider without forcing you to give up food and electricity for the next six months to make the purchase!
We’re taking another in-depth look at a new camera today, the Canon EOS 550D (the EOS Rebel T2i). This is Canon’s latest consumer Digital SLR offering, and the specifications certainly pack a punch. Can it live up to all the hype? Read on to find out.
In order to run you through the process of building your own IR camera, I will use the steps taken to modify a Kodak EasyShare CX7330. It is a typical compact point-and-shoot digital camera from a few years ago.
Nowadays a softbox needn’t be all that expensive – you can get nice results for $100 or even less. But what if there’s a way of making it much cheaper, with the same results? That’s what we’ll be explaining in this DIY tutorial; how to make a softbox with professional results for less than $20.
Macro photography can be an absolutely stunning way to view the world as you’ve never seen it before. However, high equipment costs represent a formidable barrier to entry in this particular field, leaving anyone without a large lens budget left out. Today we’ll discuss how to bypass these costs with some cheap and crafty tricks for getting up close and personal with your subjects.
Photo By MoHotta18
When focusing on a very specific subject, the last thing you want is a background full of distractions. Studio photography allows you to control every single aspect of the picture, and that’s where a white background comes handy. A smooth white background and some carefully positioned lighting will really help achieve great results. Today we’ll explain how to create your own!
To capture clear images, high-quality cameras generally use lenses that require manual or automatic focusing. Unless the lens is focused correctly, the subject will appear soft and blurry.
Many lens filters in today’s digital society have been made redundant. Most cameras and/or post-processing tools now includes features for correcting white balance, for softening, or for various special effects. But there are still some effects that simply cannot be reproduced without the use of filters. Here we give you an overview of the most essential filters that every photographer should learn to use.
A good landscape photographer is always well prepared. Don’t leave home without these ten items.
It came time recently for me to buy a tripod (my Christmas gift from my wife). So I started the research online and quickly discovered that I did not know squat about tripods. I knew I wanted a strong and light tripod. My old one was an aluminum leg, very inexpensive (under $40) tripod that I have used for the last eight years. It worked, but it was a little heavy and it was not the most sturdy tripod. I sometimes had to brace it against my leg to keep it from shaking and forget about using it in the wind.
One of the most important advantages of DSLR cameras (i.e. semi-professional and professional) is the ability to use different lenses. However deciding on what lens to buy and what lens is suitable for a specific type of photography is a bit difficult. In this article we learn about advantages and main purpose of using specific types of lenses, hoping that we make it easier for you to decide. Let’s have a look at different types of lenses and learn when they are used.
Wide-angle zoom lenses are one of the most important photography lenses that every wedding photographer should have, typically 17mm to 35mm in length with a fixed aperture of f/2.8. They provide a large depth of field, making it simple to have foreground and background in focus.
One of the hardest questions I’m asked as a traveling photographer is, “What bag should I bring on my next trip?”. To me, this question is the same as asking, “What should I put on my feet in the morning?”.
The answer depends largely on where you’re going, what you’re bringing, how you’re traveling and so on. And yet, there is always a bag to be had that is just right for the trip. In this article, I’ll be suggesting what to look for when choosing a photo bag for travel.
Photo by Thomas Claveirole
Can’t figure out why your photos are not tack sharp? Overheard people talking about prime lenses but don’t know what the big deal is all about? This article will help you learn all about prime lenses and how they compare to zoom lenses. Also, you’ll discover a few great techniques for achieving a wonderfully sharp, crisp finish to your photos.
In this article, I will discuss on an important topic in photography. Although this can be treated as an intermediate to advanced technique, but I will try to keep it as simple as possible making it seem like a piece of cake to all my readers.
When shopping for a Digital SLR Camera people often overlook or skimp on the camera’s lenses. Camera Lenses serve as the digital SLR cameras “eye,” the lens determines what and how your camera will see your subject and how well that view is transmitted to the camera’s sensor chip for recording. The way I like to look at camera lenses is as painter’s brushes, broad strokes, medium stokes, all purpose brushes, and small detail brushes. There is a lot to learn about digital slr camera lenses and this article will serve as a basic outline to understanding them. The following sections explain the basic types of digital SLR camera lenses, how they work, and how to select them.
I wrote an article a while back about the starter lenses for your DSLR. This was to help you work out what you want to get in the future and also give you a nice range of focal lengths to work with. In that article I mentioned I wanted an ultra wide angle lens for its very wide field of view and the way it distorts perspective.
Since the day I started reading up about DSLR’s I kept hearing about battery grips. I wasn’t sure what the were at the time or even what they looked like. After a bit of research I found out they were a grip that slotted into your battery compartment. The extra grip is added to the bottom of the camera making it a similar shape to that of the Canon 1D series only smaller. I sort of shrugged off the idea of getting one when I first got my camera thinking of it as a bit of a gimmick to make your camera look more ‘pro’.