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    There will always come a time when you’re nonchalantly browsing a magazine and you’ll suddenly stop and look at a model seemingly caught in a candid or jovial pose. You become amazed at how the photographer was able to capture such a random and spur-of-the-moment shot. You wonder how the photographer must be really good with his or her technical skills to be able to capture the drama or the joy that the photograph holds. What the reader doesn’t know is that these shots were carefully and patient…

    Being able to choose the right aperture is very vital for a photographer because the aperture basically controls a lot of different elements within a picture. But first of all, let’s start with a definition of what “aperture” means. Since a camera’s function is to mainly gather light, there should be sort of a filter in which the light passes through. This is the aperture of a lens. The lens aperture is the opening of the lens in which light passes through. It can be controlled and m…

    Bird photography is a very delicate field of photography to delve into. It requires a lot of patience because your subjects do not necessarily pose for you the way you would like them to and most of all, they once you come closer, you end up scaring them away. Call them camera shy and all but birds will be birds. So, how does a bird photographer end up getting those ultra close-up shots of the amazing avian family? It’s all in the gear.For digital photography, the experts would choose the top-of…

    Photoshop has a feature that can precisely adjust and remap the different tonal values of an image or any channel of an image. This is found in the curves feature of Photoshop which can be appropriately accessed by going to the Image tab > Adjustments > Curves. This command in Photoshop is very unlike the “Levels” command of Photoshop which has limited points which concern an image’s highlights, shadows and midtones. With the Levels command of Photoshop, you only have command of dark, bright and…

    There is an ongoing debate as to whether digital capture will replace traditional film capture. The introduction of new technology has breathed life into the film photograph. There are many advantages of using digital capture over traditional film capture. So when must one use digital capture?Large-format printingIf you would like to print whatever you would like to print, it would be best if you used digital cameras which have the capability to capture file sizes which have a larger format comp…

    Some people are used to having a light meter tell them what aperture they should use. In bright daylight, photographers usually employ light meters in order to get the correct aperture setting. This can mean the difference between a photograph that is overexposed or underexposed. Therefore, these things are invaluable to the photographer. But what if there comes a time that a light meter is not available to the photographer? What then? The solution to that problem is for the photographer to empl…

    So now, you’ve been able to acquire that point-and-shoot camera that you’ve always been dreaming of. Now you think you’re ready to take great pictures that will be the talk of the town. But wait! Before you go on and fire away, be sure to read on and follow these seven steps on how to shoot better point-and-shoot pictures. Tip 1: Be sure to read the manual.All gadgets have an instruction manual. All cameras for that matter have their own instruction manual which will show you what you need to lo…

    Let’s say that you already booked that first photo shoot which will allow you to test your new camera’s capabilities. You’re looking to do some sequential shots and slow shutter speed shots but before you do anything else, be sure to go over these things or else you’ll be sorry. Get a camera bag. It’s very important to have a camera bag that will house your new gadget. Getting a camera bag will not only allow you to lug your potentially heavy camera and accessories around but it will serve as pr…

    Photography is the process of capturing an image by reflecting or deflecting light. Using a camera, photographers’ images range from a wide array of varieties: portraits, landscapes, abstracts, and the like.Some often perceive that to be able to take pictures that are professional-looking, one must take a professional course or a crash course on photography. Here are some tips that can actually make you take a picture like a pro.Read the specsMost consumers, when buying a camera, only look at th…

    Being a photography buff doesn’t always mean waiting for a nice, sunny day to step out of the house and take pictures. Bad weather can mean opportunities to take that shot that stands out from the rest of the pack. Rainy days for example, gives you a chance to play around with reflections. Take that photo of the puddle reflecting the flashy neon sign and the sexy girl standing underneath. Or turn that street scene into an abstract landscape with those buildings and their shimmery doppelgangers.S…