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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Having Trouble Understanding a Camera's Manual Controls?

Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Articles & Resources" @ 09:30 AM

http://lifehacker.com/5814173/basic...manual-settings

"Today we're jumping into the fun stuff: manual mode. We'll learn the details about shutter speed, ISO, and aperture, as well as how those settings affect your photos."

Learn how the different settings in a camera work the easy way: Read the linked article in conjunction with CameraSim. Experiment with settings without having to pick up a camera!


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Experiment Shows the Value of Mirror Lockup and a Tripod

Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Articles & Resources" @ 06:30 PM

http://www.cameratechnica.com/2011/...-effort-or-not/

"It’s the reflex in Single Lens Reflex – the ubiquitous mirror that allows SLR cameras to use the same optical path for composition, focusing, and metering. The mirror action is a marvel of mechanical genius, but does the mirror movement cause vibrations that subtly degrade the image? And does the mirror lock-up feature solve the problem?"

The video and accompanying article is a nice way of demonstrating the value of both mirror lock-up and a tripod, something most veteran photographers have known all this while. So next time if you are feel like leaving the tripod at home, watch this video.


Ten Action Photography Tips

Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Articles & Resources" @ 04:30 PM

http://improvephotography.com/736/1...packed-moments/

"Action Photography Tip #1: Plan ahead! Carefully plan where you will set up. This is probably the biggest mistake for action photographers. I can’t tell you how many parents I see on the sidelines shooting their son’s soccer game from the middle of the field. Since the action will mostly occur near the goal, that is a much better place to set up."

Here are some general tips for shooting anything that moves fast. Tip number nine requires a little more explanation from me: Shooting with both eyes open is best done via using your dominant eye through the viewfinder; not doing so leads to a very confusing experience! Note that cameras in general are designed for use with the right eye, so if you are left eye dominant, handling the camera will get a little trickier, so it will be something that will need extra practice to be totally comfortable with. Here is a link on a test that will determine your dominant eye.


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