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Basic Tips for Photographing Waterfalls and Water

Over the years, I have found that I tend to gravitate towards photographing waterfalls and moving water.As someone who enjoys the outdoors, not only are these types of locations thoroughly enjoyable to visit, but, from a photographer’s point of view, there is a wide range of creative results that you can obtain by experimenting with some very basic photography techniques.For example, we’ve all seen the beautiful photographs of silky water cascading down waterfalls in smooth flowing sheets,... continue reading

Basic posing techniques

In portrait photography there are two basic poses. The C pose and the S curve.The S curve pose in predominantly a female pose while the C curve can be used for both female and male model, while being predominantly a male pose.In this blog we will explore these poses.The S curve for the female is defined by drawing a line the top of the head and following the middle of the body to the knees.Please view these images in full, most of them are vertical and cropping them for this blog obscures... continue reading

Basic camera equipment for a small indoor event shoot assignment.

If you ever wondered if you need to have plenty of high end camera gears for a small to moderate indoor event function (e.g a solemnization or small wedding) then I will like to share some in the list according to my past working experiences.(1)The camera body.A full frame body will be good but if you are new, running low on the money or just hesitant about jumping into large investments on equipment yet, a cropped body camera (like the Nikon D90) will still do the job in delivering A4 or 4"... continue reading

Handy Photography Cheat Sheets

http://www.designzzz.com/handy-photography-cheat-sheetsHere is a handy link to some visual cheat sheets that will be highly beneficial for beginners in understanding many basic photography principals including manual settings & exposure, angles, focal lengths, aperture, ISO, shutter speed, histogram deciphering, shooting modes, depth of field, cropping, lighting and much more.For those of you (like me) who get bored reading about these things in long winded, technically over worded articles... continue reading

Improving the images with basic adjustments

No matter if you shoot in RAW or jpg, some basic adjustments of your images can be done in Photoshop or other programs, which will improve the quality and increase the chances for your image to be accepted/downloaded.Here are some basic adjustments:Crop - Most of images need a crop, for a better photo framing. Also, some unwanted elements at the edge of your images can be eliminated very easy in this way.Rotate - Rotating images with small angles will correct the shooting with the inclined... continue reading

Basic Exposure in Photography

This is the triangle of exposure, informing about the basic rules of exposure in photography. Shutter speed (time value), aperture value and ISO effects the exposure of the photograph, they also have some side effects. I draw this diagram a couple of years ago for myself. Now I can take it one step further and add secondary side effects too, which are generally ignored by photographer because they are very subtle.It is accepted by DT admins (took a lot of time to accept it) and I'm proud to be... continue reading

Time for a new basic lense on my trip to Japan....

Well, after years of using my 18-55 mm kit lens for my Canon 400D I have decided I need something new (upgrade)and with a trip to Kyoto next week I think there is an opportunity for a new lens and some new photos on DT.My question is: Is a Canon 18-135 mm lens a good general purpose lens?My main purpose is for family and traveling.Any comments and suggestions welcome.(If you can recommend somewhere in Kyoto/Osaka to get one , even better) continue reading

Not making basic mistakes ... Some thoughts ...

In the absence of much time to develop my shooting style of late I have been conscientiously trying to not make basic mistakes!Basic things that I have been trying NOT to do include:Arriving somewhere with no battery (now check the battery indicator before heading out)A full CF card (no a preview and check available shots before heading out)Fumbling around looking for my lens cap (always put it in my left front pocket)Forgetting to pack my tripod head or entire tripod (general awareness)... continue reading

Depth of Field : Basic Quick Tip

Remember, if you shoot with a crop sensor camera you have more DOF than a full frame camera if you were to attempt framing the same shot with both types of cameras... Take the same 50mm f/1.4 lens and put it on a Full Frame D700 and then put it on a Crop D300.Assume you are shooting at f/1.4.Because of the crop factor on the D300, you need to step further back from your subject which gives you more depth of field.The same composition on the D700 will yield a background that is blurrier than... continue reading

Bad Quality and Rejection Help Please

Hello all,I need some help.I'm currently in college and work for a non-profit sailing organization.Thus, my disposable income isn't to great.I currently own just an incredibly basic Nikon Coolpix camera so low and behold when I went to upload my images they were all rejected for "Poor optical performance due to low lens quality, such as lens fringing, chromatic aberrations, uneven sharpness in focus area. "The place where I take most of my photos to provide a unique set is several... continue reading

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