Friday, March 19, 2010

Framing and Composition

One thing some people don't think about when taking a photo is the look of the final image. Purposely framing and composing elements of the picture in the viewfinder before snapping the shot will usually result in a much better final image.Try thinking of composing the picture as seeing all the visible elements in the viewfinder as parts, and then putting them together as a pleasing whole. Consider what the viewer(s) want to see, then determine the best way to display the main subject.

Also, decide if you should hold the camera vertically or horizontally before snapping the shutter. If you are taking a photo of a single person right in front of you, it is best to hold the camera in the vertical position. If not, you will likely have too much wasted space on each side of the image. On the other hand if you are taking a group or landscape, it is usually better to hold the camera in the horizontal position. You will fill more of the frame with the main subject(s).

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Top 10 Black & White Films for Camera

    APX (25) is very fine-grained and very sharp, as befits a slow film. It also offers wide exposure latitude, unusual in a slow film, along with excellent highlight separation.
    Texh Pan (ISO 25) is the sharpest, finest-grained pictorial film readily available in 35 cassetes. Develop it in Kodak D-19 developer, and you get very high-contrast negatives.

Friday, March 5, 2010

3 Underwater housing for compact camera

Going diving ? here are some underwater housing , combine with a compact camera.

Canon IXUS 860 IS with WP-DC17 Housing
  • Depth rating: 40m
  • All functions useable except touch control dial.
  • Housing includes: neck strap, wrist strap, diffusion plate, silicone grease, user guide
  • Standard ¼" tripod socket at base. Dimensions /mm: 133w, 90h, 67d
  • Weight: approx 310g

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Portrait Profesional software review

Just found interesting software on the net. I love portrait photography and here is a piece of software can enhance my hobby. It is increadibly easy. It offers complete creative control , allowing me to improve any aspect of the picture instantly , just by moving sliders. Dont take my words , just check their gallery here.

Safe handheld shutter speeds

Photographers usually talk about safe and unsafe shutter speeds - those where camera shake is unlikel and those where its likely. The safe shutter speed is the reciprocal of the lens equivalent focal lenght. For example: when shooting at an equiv of 30mm , we should consisder using 1/30 sec as the minimum safe shutter speed. Simple but it's also misleading. Camera shake doesnt just switch on or off at specific shutter speeds. It is always there , but at higher shutter speeds the camera movement doesnt have time to blur the photo significantly. The other factor is luck :). So safe shutter speeds are an estimate , not an exact hard number