Are you a professional photographer or an amateur? Do you take photographs for a living? Do you take photographs for a hobby? Do you take photos to express your artistic side? Or do you just like to take happy snaps whenever you can? Do the photos you take hold precious memories that you will treasure forever?
It doesn’t matter what the reason is for your photography, there is one thing they all have in common – a good quality camera!
When shopping for a new camera it can be quite difficult to choose between all the different kinds available. There are people who still prefer to use the old film cameras, which for some types of photos are really great. Most people these days though tend to go for a camera that is small, easy to use and still takes great, vibrant photos. If this is the type of camera you are after then you should consider a HP digital camera.
The days of the old film cameras are becoming numbered as more and more people are now optin for the preferred digital camera. Digital cameras
The Canon Rebel T6, or 1300D as it is also called, is an entry-level DSLR camera, designed for people who want to develop their photography and perhaps move up from compact photography or bridge camera photography.
It has a good range of options in terms of helping people progress from the fully Auto settings to the preset ranges such as portrait or landscape, or food photography and and then on to the semi-automatic settings (Aperture priority or Shutter Speed priority on to full manual. It’s quite nicely done. The design of the camera is simple, so it doesn’t overwhelm you with too many buttons or distracting options. It’s very well put together, and feels solid in the hand. The button tends to be designed for a right-handed photographer.
The file size it is just over 18 megapixels. There are cameras in this band which will offer you 24 megapixels, but 18 will give you 50 megabyte file and that’s pretty much big enough for anybody. Professional cameras only five years ago would have shot about 18 possibly 24 megapixels as a maximum, so this is
As people keep saying, a picture is worth a thousand words and the experience that you and your husband or wife will have during your marriage is something that you never want to forget. It’s important to preserve all of these memories to remind us of these special moments and it can all be made possible through a good photographer. Here are some essential tips that you need to keep in mind when choosing a photographer to help you get the best possible experience.
Know your style
The style of photography should be the biggest priority. It all depends on your personality and you should be able to find recurring patterns in the way photographers work. Some photographers choose to have less lighting while others like to have their images have an over the top feel attached to them. Some photographers specialize in black and white images as well. Depending on what kind of images that you want to get, you should be going through your options accordingly and choose a photographer depending on what kind of images that you want for your profile. Even the
Travelers make a lot of mistakes on their trip. One of the common one of these is to fail to take good pictures! Travel photography is an amazing thing you can cherish for the rest of your life. Even when the trip ends, you can still experience the joy of looking at the photos and reminiscing the good times.
Let’s clear the most common misconception about travel photography. It’s not all about the camera. You need to capture photos that tell a story, so it is more than just owning an expensive camera.
Here are some easy tips to take amazing travel photos!
1. Do Your Homework
In the middle of all the excitement and packing for the trip, you’re missing out on something big. Don’t forget to do your homework for the trip. If it’s your first time to the destination, you’ve every reason to do a thorough research before the journey begins. Get to know the surroundings through articles and pictures. You may wish to befriend other famous photographers of the destination. Search the possibility of famous events happening during the dates that you wish to visit. Social media can help you do this!
2. Authenticity is the Key
There are plenty of pictures
Wedding photography is a specialized service where a professional takes photos that will be preserved for good. Most people hire the services of a wedding photographer on their wedding day. That is the reason wedding photography is considered as one of the most challenging branches of photography, not only because it relies of special techniques, but also because there is a complex production process behind it. So, you should do your homework before hiring a good wedding photographer. Below are some tips that may help you.
If you are going to get married, you should hire a good photographer and start the collaboration by expressing the goals they want to achieve through that image. Although it is tempting to neglect this service, it is essential to point out that the success of a promotional activity can depend on the choice of photographer. There are many people who own a camera and many who are pros at using it. However, if you want to obtain a photo that you will love for the rest of your life, you have to work with someone that specializes in this exact niche. As it will be shown in the lines below, this service has several
With Australia heading into winter and expecting its first snowfall of the winter, many fair-weather photographers will be snuggling up in front of the fire keeping warm… but the more adventurous among you will want to get out and capture this winter wonderland on camera. This week we share our top tips for shooting great snow pictures. These snow pictures can be put on elegant canvases in a cheap and effective manner and be made the center pieces of attraction of your home!
1. Early to Rise and Early to Shoot!
Part of the magic of shooting in the snow is capturing those untouched shots before anyone has walked through it. Wrap up warm and head out as soon as the snow has finished falling, because you can guarantee that it won’t stay fresh for long!
Early mornings many times are the best times to be out and about shooting beautiful pictures!
2. Lighting is the key – Get your exposure right!
Winter and Snow means – lots of dark and white! Our camera generally do a pretty good job of exposing our images correctly for us – but, when it comes to scenes with lots of black or white it can struggle.
Every camera is
Once you have purchased your Canon Rebel T6 or 1300D (depending on where in the world you are), you will need to go through some basic set-up procedures. The very first thing you should do is to charge the battery. this could at up to four hours, but it is recommended to charge it fully to begin with as it helps maintain the battery life over the long term. The battery fits in through a door on the bottom of the camera and, as is often the case, it will only fit in one way. The Canon logo needs to be facing upwards if the camera is on its back. There is a clip that will keep it in place. Then insert the memory card. The camera does not come with a memory card, so you will need to buy one. Many professionals use Sandisk cards. They are a little more expensive, but are preferred because they offer a lifetime guarantee on many of their cards. Remember, this only refers to the card itself, not the information on it, so always download your pictures or videos onto something more secure, like an external hard drive or a computer. The memory
As a vast expanse of this world is still hidden under the cover of surging waves in various forms of water-bodies, the underwater photography is our only window to this mysterious aquatic world of miscellaneous floras and faunas.
No matter how calm the surface of a water-body appears, underneath the cover of such serenity lays a world that is filled with dynamic creatures of different shapes and sizes. The skillfully taken pictures of this aquatic world will not only amuse you with the colorful snapshots of different types of marine organisms, but will also provide you with the basic information about these creatures or plants that survive in the depth of various water-bodies.
These artfully taken pictures will also make you aware about the existence of different types of aquatic terrains that stay hidden from your naked eyes under the dense blanket of water and can only be presented in front of you through the mastery of underwater photographers.
So, it can undoubtedly be said that underwater photography works as your gateway to the unexplored aquatic world that is filled with different types of creatures whose skillful activities will never fail to astonish you. The flawless performance art like camouflaging techniques that these
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
Photography may be a more effective and reasonably inexpensive alternative to drawing or painting, but more thought and feeling goes into a painting than a photograph.
Photography is relatively simple in comparison to painting, which is a much more complex task. With photography, the composition is already completely arranged, but with a painting the objective is much more open to interpretation by the artist. The artist has the ability to capture much more emotion, understanding, and significance in an event and apply this fiery drive to his paintbrush when creating his own masterpiece.
When dealing with reality, I think a photograph may represent an actual physical recollection of a person or object, but a painting created from scratch adds the reality of perception to the equation. Reality is always open to a different observation and interpretation.
Artists during the Realism period concentrated on the real world as they saw it, and chose to construct their pieces of work with normal, everyday activities, therefore making it all the more real. One painter during this time period was Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot. In his piece titled Ville d’Avray, he chooses to capture a woman in a forest-like setting. The text states
How you brand your business sets the tone for everything you do afterwards: How you advertise, how you handle your customers… even the appearance of your business and its products.
That’s because your brand is the personality and identity of your organization and everything reflects that identity… your logo, your advertising, your storefront. Think Apple computers: anytime you walk into an Apple store, the facility, its employees, the window displays… everything says “we’re cool, we’re creative, we’re on the cutting edge.” Go to any Cracker Barrel restaurant and everything says” “we’re homey, we’re country, and we serve grits.” This allows the customer to connect on a personal level.
The point of branding is to offer customers a distinct choice. If you hate country home cooking you stay away from Cracker Barrel. If you love fried catfish you know you’re in the right place. Good branding doesn’t try to please everyone, it let’s people know clearly what you are. Then buyers makes the right choice.
One of the best ways to convey the feeling of your brand is through photography. Images are able to project mood and values where words would fall short or seem contrived. Just like packaging design invokes “high-tech” or
Ahmedabad is a city of joy. It has been nominated as one of the fastest growing cities in the world. The commercial capital of the state of Gujarat in India, Ahmedabad has been known for its glorious past. The city also gets extra mileage for foreign diplomats and delegates as it is quite near to the capital of Gujarat state called Gandhinagar.
Gujarat has been promoted for its tourism by famous public figure like Amitabh Bachchan. Gujarat, especially Ahmedabad witnesses thousands of foreigners from all over the world. Furthermore, because of state government’s business-friendly policies, the city also grabs attention of many businesspersons and industrialists.
Ahmedabad has a rich culture, wonderful monuments, and picturesque heritage dwellings. The place is known for road-side eateries, festivals, events, celebrations, and weddings. One thing that connects everything described is photography. Lots and lots of enthusiastic photographers now pave their way to professional photography. Professional photographers in Ahmedabad are available for indoor and outdoor photography or photo shoot.
This type of photography mostly includes events held in houses, gardens or backyards. The event could be anything from a baby shower to birthday party, and religious ceremony to house warming. Couples in Ahmedabad also prefer such type of
Expensive cameras do not equate to perfect photos on canvas! However, following some basic techniques and a good camera can get you the perfect shot! Some basic steps and suggestions from our end to get your perfect shot for the canvas:
- Set your camera to ‘Highest’ Quality Mode & Ensure Enough Free Memory
Your camera or phone may be able to take photos of a certain amount of pixels, but this doesn’t necessarily mean that all photos taken will be captured using the highest pixels possible. So, ensure that your camera is set to high quality mode and there is enough memory. For example, if your camera or SD card is low on memory, your camera may automatically switch to taking photos using fewer pixels in order to save them to your device – the smaller the pixels the smaller the file. This, of course, will cause quality problems and when printed on canvas, this distortion will be obvious.
- Straighten the Horizon
Always pay attention to the lines and horizons in your photograph, even if you are taking a portrait. This is because unintentional angular lines throw off the balance of the photograph – the eye prefers level lines instead of uneven
Do you love photography? Have you ever wondered how it all started?
Here’s a brief history.
The first “camera” was invented during the 9th century by a man named, Alhazen, he is an Arab scientist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher whom had a fascination with the principles of optic. He discovered that a box with a pinhole is able to project an image onto an object/canvas using light.
Johannes Kepler, a German astronomer describes the method of Camera Obcura(meaning; Dark Room in Latin) in 1604. The Camera Obscura is a box fitted with a Len in which when faced in the targeted image, it would project a negative image on a piece of paper therefore artist would trace that image on a canvas/paper. Artist like Leonardo DaVinci uses this method for perspective drawing.
Things started to change in the history for photography during the 17th – 18th century when man’s drive for discovery gets the better of them and the nature to discover and create kicks in.
In 1717, a German professor named Johann Heinrick Schultz first discovered that images could be recorded using silver nitrate on paper but was not able to sustain the image permanently. This was only the beginning.
During the 18th century photography
One of the reasons people will consider hiring a photo production company is because they want a professional who can help them shoot photos or videos to promote themselves or their brand. These types of photo services are not only great for businesses in different industries, but they can also help individuals who are in the arts or entertainment business. This is why photo production is such a lucrative business.
Even though it is possible to get a message across through pictures you have taken yourself, you do not want your first impression to look as if it is unprofessional and haphazard. Unless you are a professional photographer or videographer, it does not make sense to ignore the benefits of a company that offers photo production in as one of their services. These companies can really help take your “brand” to the next level. And these benefits will see you make a lot more money than the minor sums you have to spend on these photo production services. And you will be reaping these benefits for a long time to come, especially if you are part of the entertainment industry.
If you are a prospective model or actor who is looking to
Teleporting you from your home to a tropical island in the blink of a lens!
To many people Photography is simply one person with a fancy camera pressing a button and getting paid lots of money for it. You often hear people complaining, saying things like: “It’s so easy! Anyone can press a button; I don’t see what all of the fuss is about.” – Well, I think it’s safe to say that people like that really do not have a clue what they are talking about.
Of course anybody can take a picture! But it takes a certain level of patience, dedication, skill and good taste to be able to successfully capture a moment. There are so many different factors to take into consideration when taking a photograph at a professional level. For example a wedding photographer is going to require a certain level of social and interpersonal skills if they are to truly be at the top of their game – Someone that can make people feel more at ease, bring them out of their shells and encourage them to laugh and joke around in a natural manner. If you have some quiet stranger pointing a camera at you and
1) Pick a subject matter that speaks to you!
Pay attention to the reoccurring themes in your work. Think of what draws you to these things so you can find new ways to capture and express what you like!
Don’t be afraid to make mistakes! Sometimes those mistakes turn out to be something unique and innovative that you can build on.
3) Work the subject!
Try shooting the same thing in as many ways you can that capture different aspects about it. After you shoot look through your shoot and critique your work. Be mindful of what worked and what didn’t and why. Editing your shoot is an important part of the learning process.
4) Study the work of other photographers.
Find something that inspires you and pay attention to what you like and try to mimic it. Then try to make it your own by bringing in something new and different.
If you pay attention, most great photographs will contain at least one of these guidelines:
- Rule of Thirds: Imagine the image is divided into thirds both horizontally and vertically. The interesting aspects of the image are placed on those lines. This rule is often used in landscapes, with the horizon being placed in the
1. Print your images
Are your photographs destined to remain hidden on a hard drive forever, unseen by the world? Remember the buzz you once had in the pre-digital days, when you saw your photographs the first time in print?
Why not peruse your recent holiday snaps, and select your best work to be immortalised with ink on paper. Frame them; hang them in your home; give them away as gifts.
2. Update your camera gear
There comes a time when your digital camera doesn’t do your skills justice. While point-and-shoot cameras are convenient and cheaper, they are restricted by their simplicity and their smaller sensor size.
Unfortunately, the old adage ‘you get what you pay for’ is still the truth. Even an entry-level DSLR and kit lens will produce sharper and bigger images, and allow you to play with a wider aperture range, from at least f/4 to f/22.
If you’re into landscape photography, a sturdy tripod is a must, as is a polarising filter to darken blue skies. A cable release will prevent camera shake during longer exposures. A decent kit bag will protect your expensive gear, and enable more efficient access to it.
3. Subscribe to a photography magazine
The racks of most
1. Don’t expect their camera to do all the work. This means saying goodbye to ‘Auto’ and bravely using other modes such as Aperture Priority or Manual.
- Read the camera manual, several times, to get familiar with their gear.
- Gradually work through various functions and features on their camera.
- Take control of their camera, and the lighting conditions they are faced with.
2. Understand that pressing the shutter is only half of making a good photograph.
- Modern cameras are no match for the human eye, and still have lots of limitations, especially in low light situations.
- Post-processing has been done since the invention of photography (either in a traditional darkroom or on a computer). This is where you polish your final images, and make adjustments to compensate for the constraints of the camera.
- Select and present only the very best images from a photo shoot.
- Store a back-up copy of their images onto an external hard drive, or somewhere safe.
3. Publish photographs, so they aren’t destined to die on a dusty hard drive, unseen by the world.
- Share their work to get constructive feedback from peers, (e.g. via on-line galleries such as 500px, Flickr, Google Photos, Instagram or a Facebook group.)
- Present their images as a means of self-expression;
Do this simple test below. For each bad habit, give yourself a test score.
01. LEAVE THE CAMERA AT HOME
The best camera is the one you have with you – even if it’s on your smart phone. Not every photo you take is photography competition material, or is of commercial value. Regardless, a huge megapixel count and optimum lens quality on a DSLR is useless if left at home.
02. RELY ON A SINGLE MEMORY CARD
Those little storage cards are hugely expensive, but the temptation to be frugal will bite you on the bum. Murphy’s Law states that your memory card will fill up precisely when you’re shooting that ‘money shot’; when the light is right; or when the entire group is all smiling at you. The remedy? Buy more memory cards.
03. DON’T BACK UP YOUR PHOTOS
I know a friend who fills up a memory card with images, then buys another, fill that up, then buys another – a dangerous habit! He recently confessed he’s lost some of his precious photos. Personally, I have experienced the pain of having a hard drive fail, losing more than a year’s commercial photography work. To be super-secure, you really should store your photographs in three
There have been instances throughout history where people have been successful only when they did what they loved to do, not just as a hobby but as a profession as well. For many people, the daily grind of 9-5 is not as pleasing and they feel suffocated. Their hobbies and personal interests are their saving grace. There are a number of avenues that people can go down as far as their hobbies are concerned and turn them into a full time job.
There are endless opportunities which turn out to be full time jobs and people don’t feel a burden at all, because of their interests.
The proliferation of cameras and the influence it has on young minds has changed the photography scenario by wide margins and this has come up as a new youth centric platform. People aspire to be full time photographers and have started taking full time and part time photography courses as per their needs and level of skill.
The skill of capturing memories through photographs can be intoxicating and once the adrenaline seems pumping, not because of adventure, but because of the power of a lens, the photographers can simply not rest until their vision is portrayed on