Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Discover Your Personal Style

Your photography may already have a style. To find out, gather a large collection of your prints or slides and analyze them carefully. Find the common factors in the photographs. Do you gravitate toward close-ups or landscapes. Are your landscapes only of natural subjects or do you photograph scenics that include manmade objects ? Do you use your wide-agle or your telephoto lens more often? Do yourphototographs portray a message ? If so , is there a common message underlying your works. Make a list of chracteristics that stand out to you. As someone ou trust if they see a common denominator in your photographs. The process will also help you discover favorite techniques , view-points , colors or subjects. You'll see where you've been and perhaps where youre going with our vision.

Jo vull que siguis gran

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Monday, August 23, 2010

Power Of Photography

Photographs can take us to a time and place where it was possible for us to be there. It is through photographs where we can reminisce the good memories of the "old days" or perhaps the most memorable events in our lives like a wedding, graduation and of course prom night. I am sure that we are all familiar with the photograph which caught the world's attention and gave it a title "The Kiss".

Composition: blue in the spiral

It was taken by a German immigrant named Alfred Eisenstaedt at the Times Square on August 14, 1945 after Japan's announcement which means the end of the second world war. Another memorable photograph is called the "Migrant Mother" it was taken during the great depression which captures a worried looking mother with three children with her. The woman was known to be Florence Owens Thompson and the picture was taken in California during the great depression around February 1936 which clearly depicts the hard times.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

The Properties Of Color

The brightest of all colors, emit light in a photograph. These color pop visually when set against any other color except white. Yellow emotionally aggressive and energetic, radiating warmth, and a strong light. Becauase yellow was so visually powerful, it can dominate the composition, although it appears only a small portion of the frame.

Red and Yellow Hibiscus, The Rose Garden, Bangkok, Thailand

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Color Harmony In Photography

Color harmony is important in photography , even if we dont always get to choose the colors of our scene. For every color, there is an opposite color and the two form a complementary pair. On the color wheel , orange sits opposite blue , vioelts sits opposite yellow and green sits opposite red.

Colorful Singapore

Favorite Photo Of The Day

IMG_9861 original

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Monday, August 9, 2010

Chiaroscuro in Outdoor Photography

The more technical use of the term chiaroscuro is the effect of light modelling in painting, drawing or printmaking, where three-dimensional volume is suggested by the value gradation of colour and the analytical division of light and shadow shapes - often called "shading". The invention of these effects in the West, "skiagraphia" or "shadow-painting" to the Ancient Greeks, was traditionally ascribed to the famous Athenian painter of the 5th century BC, Apollodoros. Although virtually no Ancient Greek painting survives, their understanding of the effect of light modelling can still be seen in the late 4th century BC mosaics of Pella, Macedonia, in particular the Deer Hunt, in the House of the Abduction of Helen, inscribed gnosis epoesen, or 'knowledge did it'.

A Razor to the Sky

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Perspective Tip on Outdoor Photography

To create more dynamic outdoor photographs , use the characteristics of perspective to describe relationships of size and depth.
Move in close an object to exaggerate its size on the frame compared to the background elements. Try framing a background subject with a foreground element to give your image a greater feeling of depth. Once you understand the power of perspective and how to alter it , you have another creative tool for giving your images greater visual depth.

Disney - A Magical Kingdom (Explored)

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Pattern In Photography : Inspiration

Pattern forms when such elements as shapes , lines or colors repeat within a scene and it amplifies the significance of each individual element. When you have three or more similaar elements in your image , a pattern emerges. But i've never found that just three rocks , tress or blossoms or three of anything else , create a strong pattern , even if they are identical. By the same token , an image filled with a variety of patterns can lose impact. But an image of , say , a field of wild flowers in which only one or two types of flowers are repeated in your frame can be very strong.

Rainbow of Peace

Friday, August 6, 2010

Simplicity Rules

Key for great photos : simplicity .. looks for simple things around you . Dont try to capture anything in the frame. Put one or two element , combine it with lighting and forms and there you go.

Shadow Mountain Lake, Colorado - Sunrise

Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3

This monster lens is a perfect all-rounder , great for DSLR beginner looking to expand their kit. It is built specifically for DSLRs and has a 35mm equivalent of 28-419mm. With Vibration Control means you will be able to take sharp shots even at the long end of the lens. With Tamron's light yet sturdy build quality this is a brilliant second lens - you might never need another.

Sample Photos:

OLIVER BORDER COLLIE al mare canon eos 40d + tamron 18 270 mm stabilizeb vc di II

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Wildlife at Your Home

My little dog
My little dog by -=RoBeE=-, on Flickr

You dont need access to exotic wildlife , show-jumping horses or trained canine athletes to photograph animals in action. If you , a neighbour or a family member has a pet , you have a ready made test subject to practise with. Enlist an assistant to act as your animal entertainer and arm them with treats and toys to keep your subject interested. Use a feather tied to some fishing line to encourage a feline model to run and jump or ask someone to throw a ball for a canine subject so you can practise your panning technique. The more homework you do , the better prepared you will be when you do manage to get out on that big wildlife safari

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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Wide angle lens focal length

If your shortest focal length is provided by a kit lens , consider adding an ultrawide angle zoom to your bag. The expanded field of view can be useful when shooting in cramped locations , for including more people in a group photo or for creating dynamic images that are not possible with the standard zoom lenses.

Is It Safe To Come Out Now?

A 10mm to 12mm focal length produces a remarkably wide field of view of 99 degrees or greater . That can be useful for including more subjects in a single photo. But it is also great for making images with entirely different visual effects.

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Dont Forget about the Foreground

Something many people looking to improve their landscape photos should do is to use a proper foreground. Of course, you can take a beautiful ocean or sunset and I’m sure it looks lovely. Still, it likely looks just any other ocean or landscape photo that millions of other people have taken. You should try being a little more unique.


Like a ninja, use the surrounding objects to your advantage. If you’re on a beach, see if you can stand near a cool rock formation, jetty or dock and place that in the foreground. Remember, you don’t want to overpower the main subject of the ocean or sunset with these foreground objects, but instead you want them to complement the main subject and enhance the way it looks.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Flower Abstract : Simple Yet Beauty

Just got this photo while ago. I love the beauty of it .. simple , colourful and abstract. Some day i will make this kind of photo :)

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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Using Polarizer For River Photos

One Leaf at a Time

A polarizing filter will give all colours a boost , not just primary hues. In this case , the effect is subtle but the filter has added punch , making the foliage appear more lush and enhancing the greens and browns on the stones.

Shutter Speed
Polarizers reduce the amount of light entering your camera , which makes for longer shutter speeds. This can be a problem , but in this particular instance the longer speed has a pictorial benefit , adding extra blur to the water.

Glare for non-metallic surfaces is ubstantially reduced by a polarizer. In addition to reducing distracting highlights this also ensures you get more detail in key parts of your images, particularly those that include water

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