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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Moon Photography Tips

Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Articles & Resources" @ 08:30 AM

http://photo.tutsplus.com/tutorials...on-photography/

"Moon photography can be one of the most fun, yet one of the most aggravating, projects to tackle. You’ve probably seen those gorgeous photos on calendars, wall posters and all over the web. The moon, full as can be, hovering over a wonderful landscape. While some of them are put together in Photoshop, most you will find are real photos."

I've been trying to get some moon shots myself lately, but the weather has been less than kind. Due to moon phases, you only get so many days each month to try to shoot the moon at the location you want. All it needs is a bad day to really screw with your chances. The article covers the basics, but I do stress the need for some decent telephotos; 400mm (or equivalent) is the minimum if you want a decent-sized moon!


Friday, October 15, 2010

Going Really Old School: Colour Photos from Black and Whites

Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Articles & Resources" @ 03:00 AM

http://content.photojojo.com/diy/ma...-white-photos/b

"We love the ease of digital photography, but sometimes we get an itch for some experimentation. We want to feel like old school photography masters: mixing chemicals in darkrooms and watching images as they slowly develop. So, what did we do when we learned that some of the first color photographs were made almost 150 years ago, and they weren't made with color film?"

If you're feeling a need to do things differently, here's an old way of making colour photos using a black and white based process. It's a bit redundant in this day and age, but it's a good way of finding out how colour works. Experiment, and enjoy!


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Pet Photography Tips from Digital Photography School

Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Articles & Resources" @ 09:00 AM

http://www.digital-photography-scho...photograph-pets

"Grant (a reader) sent me an email this week asking for a some tips on Pet Photography. Here's my top ten tips on taking great photographs of your pet."

Cute animals. And photographs of said cuties. And how to take them. Do I have to say any more?


Sunday, July 4, 2010

Taking Pictures of Fireworks

Posted by Ed Hansberry in "Thoughts Media Off Topic" @ 08:57 AM

http://lifehacker.com/397649/get-be...-fourth-of-july

For those of us living in the US today is Independence Day, the official birth of our country. We celebrate by lighting fires and burning stuff all day long. It begins at the grill where hot dogs, hamburgers and whatever else you want are thrown onto an open flame and end at night where we light enough gunpowder to wake the dead.

Boom!

I figured anyone in the US reading this site also has a camera and more than a few of us could use a few pointers to make sure that when we take pictures we get more than just some hazy smoke or a blur of flashing streaks across the image. Lifehacker has a few tips in the link below that will make your picture taking result in a better photo gallery. Once done, post links to your favorite shots from your Flickr, Smugmug or whatever online gallery you use for your images.

And Happy 4th of July!


Thursday, July 17, 2008

10 Tips for Stunning Portrait Photography

Posted by Suhit Gupta in "Digital Home Articles & Resources" @ 09:00 AM

http://digital-photography-school.c...it-photography/

"Shooting with a wide angle lens attached to your camera can help create some memorable shots when you’re doing portrait photography. At very wide focal lengths you can create some wonderful distortion. It might not be the type of shot you take of your wife or girlfriend (unless she’s in a playful mood) but using these focal lengths will enlarge parts of the face or body that are on the edge of the frame more than what is in the centre. It can also give a wide open and dramatic impact when your subject is in an impressive setting."

Some nice tips on taking great pictures. I personally think that this article is better than most because most of the advice and tips are pretty clear and easy to follow. If you like, you may also want to read 10 other tips by the same author.

Tags: tips, photography

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