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The Art of Katarina Silva. Eastern Lure. Top 10 Best Ultra Zoom Bridge Digital Cameras 2014. Updated September 2014. The ultra zoom - or bridge style camera is a popular format of camera, offering SLR styled looks, manual controls and huge optical zoom. This style of camera lets you get wide-angle shots and then zoom into distant subjects, with the latest cameras offering up to 60x optical zoom!

Here is our list of the best ultra zoom / bridge cameras reviewed on ePHOTOzine, click the name to read the full review: Number 1 - Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 - The Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 features a large 20 megapixel 1inch sensor for improved image quality along with a Leica f/2.8 - f/4.0 16x optical zoom lens equivalent to 24-400mm in 35mm terms. 2nd - Panasonic Lumix FZ72 Panasonic Lumix FZ72 / FZ70 - The Panasonic Lumix FZ72 features a massive 60x optical zoom lens, manual controls, raw shooting, 9fps continuous shooting, full HD video recording, stereo sound, as well as accessories that will take the zoom to 102x optical zoom!

Joint 2nd: Canon Powershot SX50 HS. The WDC Guide to Bridge Cameras. What is a bridge camera, and should you buy one? Our complete guide to bridge cameras (aka superzooms or ultrazooms) has the answers. Bridge cameras are so named because they were designed to bridge the gap between DSLRs and compact cameras, offering a similar user experience and level of manual control. In fact the newer category of Compact System Cameras (CSCs) arguably better deserves that title these days but bridge cameras have been around a lot longer and the name has stuck, although they're also known as superzooms, or ultrazooms. Bridge camera vs DSLR: spot the differenceThe Bridge camera does resemble a DSLR in appearance, and the casual observer may think that it is one. It has the same prominent handgrip, a raised hump above the lens (usually with a hotshoe) which, on a DSLR, would house the prism, and a large protruding lens on the front.

Firstly, the lens on a bridge camera is not removable. Above: The EVF and vari-angle LCD screen on the Fujifilm FinePix X-S1 The exception? Best DSLR cameras 2014: The best interchangeable lens cameras available to buy today. You want to buy a DSLR camera but don't know what to go for? Then you've come to the right place, as this is where we round-up the best DSLR cameras of 2014. We'll guide you through the hottest cameras available - and only models that we've reviewed in full - to save you time when it comes to working out what the best options are.

DSLR - which stands for digital single lens reflex - cameras have removable lenses so that different optics can be attached in order to give a different view on the world. This variety allows you to start small and build-up to the more varied, sharper and desirable featured lenses as you go along. It also adds hands-on control for zoom and focus precision unlike that of most compact cameras. DSLR cameras aren't to be confused with the newer compact system cameras that are also infiltrating camera shops up and down the land.

READ: Best compact system cameras 2014 A quick lesson in lenses Lens mount Sensor size Second to the equation is sensor size. Nikon D3200. In the Apex of Love and Suffering: Interview with Painter and Photographer Andres Orlowski » Combustus. Is images are not comfortable. There is struggle in the portraits Andres Orlowski creates. Push-pull of muscles. Sometimes hanging on. Sometimes release. But all of it necessary, we see this. Colorado Springs, Colorado ~ Deanna Elaine Piowaty: Andres, the photograph you created in Tent Rocks, New Mexico, entitled, “Nudo de Vida.” Nudo de Vida | Tent Rocks, New Mexico | Andres Orlowski Andres Orlowski: It is part of my series, “Within and Without.” El Arbol Andres Orlowski Andres Orlowski: Yes.

Amantes | Andres Orlowski Deanna Elaine Piowaty: As an artist, what do you view to be your mission? Andres Orlowski: hmm, I approach photography in much the same way as paintings. Photography, painting and poetry create a link and a response to our lives as social beings but also to our darker self. I explore an inner theater which is also a reflection on the theater outside. Andres Orlowski I consider myself fortunate and greedy to delve into the arts.

Open Cage | Oil on panel |18×24 | Andres Orlowski. The Anatomy of Longing: Interview with Figurative Painter Keita Morimoto » Combustus. “We are homesick most for the places we have never known.”~ Carson McCullers Dawn | 2013 | oil on canvas over panel | 60 x 48 inches | Keita Morimoto t has been said that every great novel is really a story about longing. The writer Susan Sontag once observed in her journal, “My library is an archive of longings.” Might then the same also be true for paintings? Toronto, Ontario ~ Glorified Self II | 2014 | oil on panel | 7 x 5 inches | Keita Morimota Deanna Elaine Piowaty: You were born and attended university in Osaka, Japan, and this clearly influences not only your color palette ~ the cool hues and muted tones ~ but also the emotional quality of your work: that overarching feeling of melancholy. Into the Wood | 2013 | oil on canvas over panel | 7 x 5 inches | Keita Morimoto Keita Morimoto: I was born in Osaka and grew up there until I was sixteen.

The 2001 Japanese anime film, Spirited Away, by Hayao Miyazaki Deanna Elaine Piowaty: Who were your earliest sources of inspiration? Like this: It's All About Risk": Contemporary Abstract Artist, Jeane Meyers » Combustus. “The artist alone sees spirits. But after he has told of their appearing to him, everybody sees them.”~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe “There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.”~ Pablo Picasso She Liedmixed media on board24″ H x 24″ W Slipping Into Tuesdaymixed media on panel36″ H x 36″ W Site #4mixed media on board24″ H x 24″ W have been accused, and not altogether unfairly, of nursing a bias towards figurative art. But might abstract art also offer a compelling story for the viewer? Consider the paintings of Jeane Meyers, whose works leap out to us like a jolt of lightning, communicating as directly as if sketched out in words. Port Townsend, Washington ~ Deanna Elaine Piowaty: Jeane, in your work you seem to be conveying a message to us about courage.

Am I just reading all this into your work or is any of this at all close to what you had intended? Burnt | mixed media on board | 24″ H x 24″ W Deanna Elaine Piowaty: Wait. Mixed Media Photographer, Yuko Ishii » Combustus. When the Sky Falls 2 | Yuko Ishil uiet contemplation. In our increasingly sped-up lives, with so many demands for our attention pulling us from all directions, such moments can be rare. Yet when we don’t take precious time for ourselves, or allow this gift for our loved ones, the consequences can be dire: a car accident that could have been prevented, the onset of stress-induced disease, even a break-up of a close relationship…all warning signs that living in perpetual overdrive isn’t serving anyone. Least of all ourselves. And so what happens? For mixed media photographer, Yuko Ishii, the solution began with one simple wish: air.

Cascade Mountains, Washington ~ Deanna Elaine Piowaty: Please tell me about what you are soaking up in the foothills of Washington State’s Cascades mountains. Yuko Ishil: When I decided to lead a reclusive life in the deep mountains, it opened many opportunities unavailable when living in a large city. Deanna Elaine Piowaty: Have you always lived in the U.S? The Aesthetics of Andrzej Dragan » Combustus. I approached Polish physicist, Andrzej Dragan, after happening across him on the site, “Photography: The Greatest Artists,” which touts itself as featuring “the most inspiring photographers of different genres and styles.”

To say that Dragan’s work stopped me short would be an understatement. His was not merely a matter of aesthetics: To be honest, I found some of his images ridiculous, while others chilling in their unemotional treatment of the subjects. Curious, I requested an interview. The physicist agreed, but on one condition: The interview would have to be public, taking place on his social media wall as we conducted it. A well-orchestrated cat-and-mouse game followed, with Dragan answering the questions I put forth to him with a cagey nonchalance. When it became clear that this was as deep as he was willing to go, I ended the interview, leaving the door open for him to contact me if and when he was ready to explore his work with greater depth. Wonderland Christopher Walken Like this: Thomas Dodd, Photographer, Mythmaker » Combustus. “You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.”~ George Bernard Shaw Astral Body | Thomas Dodd | 2010 eauty, like art, is a matter of what stirs us.

That precise mix of elements that excites the imagination and whispers for us to come closer, that there is more than just surface here, but actual magic. The artist takes what he sees and delves deeper, pulling out what lies beyond the beyond: the myth. Thomas Dodd knows how to whisper. “The only service a friend can really render is to keep up your courage by holding up to you a mirror in which you can see a noble image of yourself.”~ George Bernard Shaw Atlanta, Georgia ~ Deanna Elaine Piowaty: Folklore and myths figure quite prominently in your work.

The Huldra | Thomas Dodd Thomas Dodd: I have always been fascinated with myths and fairy tales. The Nymph | Thomas Dodd | 2009 Deanna Elaine Piowaty: Yes, I am intrigued with where Thomas Dodd fits into these stories. Cloud of Unknowing | Thomas Dodd Thomas Dodd. Artist's 'Self Portraits with Men' Series Is a Stark Look at the Fluidity of Personality. Every time we pose for a photograph we are projecting a version of ourselves, the persona that we embody at that given moment in time, in that specific place. Of course it’s only an approximation of who we truly are, or want to be. A Czech artist named Dita Pepe has taken a more literal application of this concept in a series of photographs called Self Portraits with Men. In them Pepe reimagines herself as the member of a different family or romantic pairing, posing with different men, and assuming the trappings of her surroundings.

It’s a commentary on the fluidity of our personal identities, and also, perhaps, on the ways that our partners shape who we become. h/t Feature Shoot via Lens Culture. See more from Pepe here. The Photo That Made Me: William Albert Allard, Pyrenees 1967. In the latest installment in our series, “The Photo That Made Me,” in which a photographer discusses the one picture that jump-started his or her career, or simply sparked a lifelong interest in photography, TIME LightBox talks with longtime National Geographic photographer William Albert Allard. My career started with an internship at National Geographic in the summer of 1964. When I was offered the internship, the director of photography, a legendary man named Bob Gilka, asked me how I felt about shooting in color. I said that it didn’t bother me—which was true, because I had never photographed in color before. But it wasn’t until the fall of 1967 that, for the first time, a picture spoke to me in a way that made me feel that I knew what I was doing and that I was actually exploring color.

I was in the French Basque country, standing on the edge of a road leading to a small village in the Pyrenees. I didn’t get back to the office until a month or so later. Stretch, point, support: corrective posing for flattering portraits - Shoot downward toward the subject to eliminate any concerns of a double chin. Slimming angles One of the simplest rules is that photographing a person directly from the front will make her look wide. So have your client turn in a bit, either her whole body, or just her upper body. The half- profile will appear much more flattering. Shooting upward from a lower standpoint is very likely to cause trouble if your model is anything other than very slim.

Perspective will cause everything closer to the camera to look bigger, and in that case it will be thighs, belly, butt, and jaws—exactly what you don’t want! Have your subject turn slightly away from you for a slimming effect. Slouching Correct your model’s posture if she slouches or hunches her shoulders. Use a pillow If your model has to hold up her head or upper body while lying down, the stress and discomfort in doing so can show in her muscles and ligaments. Thighs The same compression of the thighs happens when sitting. Stomach Feet Distance. Colors In Photography - Learn How To Achieve Color Harmony - Seeing in Macro. EmailShare 461EmailShare Using the right colors can help you achieve color harmony Today we will be covering the basic fundamentals on colors in photography. This will include introducing you to the basic color theories and discussing how you can use these theories to achieve color harmony in your macro photography photos.

As you know, the human eye can see and process a wide spectrum of colors. Even without any formal education in arts or design, the human eye (and brain) will often be able to ‘sense’ whether specific colors will work together. Of course, some people have better success than others. Instead of relying purely on your senses to determine whether colors will work together or not, we want to equip you with the basic color theories so that you know how to achieve ‘color harmony’. Colors In Photography – The Color Wheel The color wheel was invented by Isaac Newton and it is a tool that will assist us in determining whether our colors are in harmony. 1. 2. 3. 4.

Colors In Photography - Learn How To Achieve Color Harmony - Seeing in Macro. Color in photography - Color theory. Color is everywhere. We take them for granted. Sometimes we are stunned by them. Sometimes we are appalled by them. They are unavoidable. They are important for your photos. And they are even an important factor for black and white photography! Color theory is relatively new in the world of photography, but in the world of art there has been centuries worth of research and thinking gone into the subject of color.

This is the first in a series of articles concerning color in photography. Back in the days Sunny autumn colors... by Marius Waldal of black and white film, photographers were able to extensively process their photos in the darkroom, which was a science and art in itself. Now in the digital age, the power is back with the people. But color in photography is not just about the power of digital post-processing tools. Three parameters to color Hue Hue is what most people actually mean when they say “color”. Primary hues Color theory has existed for centuries in art. Saturation. Lighting Course | Introduction to Studio Lighting/Photofusion. This introduction to studio lighting course takes participants through high-key and low-key flash lighting set-ups, introduce three-point lighting with the key light, fill light and effect light and show how to light the background and how to seperate the subject from the background.

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