Image of the Week #7

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This image is the result of trying some techniques Arthur Morris shared on his blog, birdsasart-blog.com. I highly recommend this site to help you improve your photography. The pinkish color is the sand out of focus on the beach. I am lying down on the beach; the background it the blueish ocean. This technique puts …

A Communicating Camera

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An amazing push toward a camera which can do what a Droid can do: upload pictures on the go. Polaroid (who gave us instant pictures for years) seems to have done it again; once againm they are putting our pictures at our fingertips. Here is the link: http://www.gizmag.com/polaroid-sc1630-smart-camera/21099/ Canon, how long will it take you …

Image of the Week #6

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This lovely egret decided to hop from one side of the boardwalk to the other. I only caught this shot because I was ready. And I was ready because I had my camera on the bird before he jumped. And I knew he would jump when he jumped because I have been watching these birds …

Christmas is coming…

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And with it, a wonderful opportunity for creative photography. My advice in simple is, broad apertures, carefully selected white balances, and stringent use of flash as a main source of light (though careful fill flash can work well if done right). How to accomplish this? The easiest way:  Step 1. Get and use a broad …

Image of the Week #5

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This to me seems a very sad picture. Although the morning light is glowing warm on him, which normally lends a more positive feel to an image, he remains quite sad looking. So why does this picture look sad? First, he is looking down, with his head bowed. This pose will add a negative feel …

Image of the Week #4

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This seagull was pictured in Maryland. Time of day was shortly before sunset. The golden setting sun front-lit the bird, while the dark overcast sky behind provides an interesting contrast. Lesson here is the even a somewhat common bird like a seagull may look glorious, when light correctly.

Prime Lenses: Why use them instead of a zoom?

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There are a number of obvious technical advantages of a prime lens over their zoom companions (sharpness, wider aperture, less distortion in most cases), but covered in this post will be the mental reason why to use primes over zooms. This is not to say that primes are the prefered lenses for all cases, nor …

What’s new…

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Shot the sunrise on Fort Lauderdale Beach, will hopefully get some shots up… nothing too amazing, but maybe something good… Also, am heading to Marylad to see my family. Maybe, I will get to see some Bald Eagles! Southern Maryland is a unique area will some rather interesting landscapes: tobacco barns! Mostly, they are falling …

Beware of Marketing: Professional, Really?

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Whilst diving deep in the depths of the internet, I came accross this article: http://tamron-usa.com/lenses/learning_center/jason_schneider/wedding/wedding.asp From the deginning, the reader MUST understand that this is a promotional article on a manufacturer’s website, and take all he reads therein with a grain of salt (or more). The article proposes that the Tami 18-250 is the only …

Image of the Week

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I love rainbows (and other optical phenomena), and, upon seeing them, will do all possible to capture them. This view is from near the end of the Glacier Gorge Trail (coming back from Sky Pond). This was the best image I could get of the rainbow. The problems with this image are numerous, yet I …