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Going Small

Well I wanted to share a couple of things with you all. First off I have broke the 200 images and am well on my way to breaking 300!Secondly I wanted to share a little bit about the use of extenders and turning your regular lenses into macro lenses for 5$ All these images of bees and bugs where taken with a 18-55mm lens and a 5$ attachment on amazon. However the trick is in lighting your subjects with flash. Using no more than a white piece of paper and a speed light flash on... continue reading

How to Photograph the Northern Lights

Northern Lights are very rare in Estonia and there are very few occasions, when they are strong enought to glow in all three colors – green, red and violet. To be able to see the aurora borealis is really fashionating, but one thing is even better – phototgraphing the aurora borealisPhotographing this beautiful event gives us the ability to share what we saw.In past year I have spent some time outdoors at the night and I have seen that if you want to photograph northern lights you can... continue reading

Inkscape

I am wondering in which format I should save and then submit illustrations made with Inkscape.The DT-faq say: I am an illustrator; do you accept illustrations?We love illustrations! Vector files should be saved in raster format, JPG at a high resolution, saved at highest quality and submitted in this format. As soon as they are accepted or right from the first submission you can also upload an additional format (ai, cdr or eps extensions accepted) which will sell at a higher price.Is there... continue reading

Howto: Present your digital photos. A few ideas to impress your customers.

Once upon a time, we photographers had one way to deliver our work: photographic paper. But nowadays there are other options such CD/DVD, on-line portfolio, multimedia slideshow. The one thing in common is the word digital. No matter how our pictures are presented, at the end they are ones and zeros -binary files-.Unfortunately for me, I stepped into photography world late enough to miss all the old school tricks of messing up with chemical and film. But I do share with people who did so the same... continue reading

How to shoot lightnings

When I show someone (non-photographer) a lightning photo, they always ask: "How do you get the timing to press the trigger exactly when the lightning is there?"I find this rather funny, because of course that's not the way it is done. I think most here know how to shoot lightning, but if there's someone, who don't:Here are some tricks:- set your camera to the lowest possible ISO (100 or 50)- set your focus manual to infinity- set your camera to full manual mode- of course: use a... continue reading

Polarizing Filters

A polarizing filter is one of those nifty devices that help block haze, reduce light glare and increase contrast in clouds. Its difficult to describe. Some say its like having a set of vertical blinds that you can close part way, blocking out the glare on a scene. A polarizer works because of the way light waves travel.Polarizers are great for shooting water or glass because they block those annoying reflections that plague photographers. There are two kinds of polarizing filters, linear and circular.... continue reading

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