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Welcome! You've reached the "About Us" page of The Online Photographer (a.k.a. TOP). TOP is a daily news website for photo enthusiasts, in blog format. Our past contributors number more than 50 writers, including professional photographers, several photography magazine veterans, and writers from other fields who have a special interest in photography. Our mission: to help connect today's photo enthusiasts to photography's culture: its tradition, history, industries, best practices, accomplishments, literature, theory, legal issues, and current events. Our main feature is the daily Weblog. and ...lead directly to the weblog page. Any time the top post on the weblog doesn't interest you, don't worry. History and business planSince its founding in November 2005, TOP has become one of the most popular "small" photography sites on the Web. Want to advertise? We cover anything and everything of interest to practicing photographers. What can you find on TOP? "...And a lot more," as they say.

Jay Maisel Photography PhotoTech Tutorials Advertisement Over the recent months we’ve been presenting various showcases of photography – while many readers hated the showcases, most readers found them inspirational and perfect for a lousy workday’s morning. However, what we should have done in the inspirational posts is not just provide you with some inspiration for your work, but also present useful photographic techniques which can help you to achieve optimal pictures for your designs. And as requested by many of you, now it’s time to correct our mistake. In this post we present useful photographic techniques, tutorials and resources for various kinds of photography. Among other things, we cover high-speed photography, tilt-shift photography, black and white photography, motion blur, infrared, night, smoke photography, macro photography, HDR, panoramic photography, RAW processing and others. 1. Quick guide to Simple High Speed Macro PhotographyThis is a quick tutorial to get you started with high speed photography. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Digital Photography Tips From The Top Floor 10 Top Photography Composition Rules There are no fixed rules in photography, but there are guidelines which can often help you to enhance the impact of your photos. It may sound clichéd, but the only rule in photography is that there are no rules. However, there are are number of established composition guidelines which can be applied in almost any situation, to enhance the impact of a scene. These guidelines will help you take more compelling photographs, lending them a natural balance, drawing attention to the important parts of the scene, or leading the viewer's eye through the image. Once you are familiar with these composition tips, you'll be surprised at just how universal most of them are. Rule of Thirds Imagine that your image is divided into 9 equal segments by 2 vertical and 2 horizontal lines. Doing so will add balance and interest to your photo. Notice how the building and horizon are aligned along rule-of-thirds lines. Balancing Elements Leading Lines The road in this photo draws your eye through the scene. Depth

Canon L Lens Series Information What is the Canon "L" Lens Series? Good question - and many answers exist, but it is Canon's professional line (though used extensively by non-professionals) of EOS EF autofocus 35mm SLR and DSLR still camera lenses. Some say L stands for "Low Dispersion" - achieved by the UD lens elements found in these lenses. Watch the sidelines at the next professional sporting event you attend or watch on TV. About their L lenses, Canon says "these lenses use special optical technologies [such as] Ultra-low Dispersion UD glass, Super Low Dispersion glass, Fluorite elements, and Aspherical elements to truly push the optical envelope." OK so what does that mean - practically speaking? What you can get when you use Canon L lenses (if you do your part right) are amazing pictures. The above picture shows the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS USM Lens (left) compared to the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM Lens extended and retracted along with their lens hoods. Aren't they beautiful?!

Things To Photograph - Photography Ideas To Get You Motivated A- Acorn, Airplane, Alleys, Arches, Abandoned Buildings, Axes, Armor B- Barbwire, Balls, Balloons, Bubbles, Books, Bones, Barbers, Bottles, Boxes C- Cameras, Covered Bridges, Clouds, Cactus, Chopsticks, Cages D- Desk, Door Locks, Dishes, Drinks, Dust, Diapers (used?) E- Eggs, Envelopes, Exit Signs, Emergencies F- Flags, Fans, Feathers, Feet, Fish Hooks G- Gates, Grain Silos, Golfing Equipment, Gum H- Hockey Equipment, Hats, Hacksaw, Hair, Hammers, Hammocks I- Ice, Insects, Illness, Igloo J- Jeans, Junk Yards, Jail Cells, Jewelry, Jigsaw Puzzles K- Knives, Keys, Kites L- Lighters, Leaves, Light Bulbs, Locks, Lamps M- Masks, Mirrors, Matches, Music Records, Moon N- Needles, Neon Signs, Noses O- Old Stuff, Ouija Boards, Orbs, Owls P- Peeling Paint, Pistols, Pebbles, Pencil Sharpeners Q- Quartz, Quilts, Quills, Q-Tip R- Rainbows, Rust, Reflections In Water, Rocks, Rope, Round Objects S- Sea Shells, Shoes, Shadows, Scissors, Stairs, Swings, Sky Scrapers, Spiderwebs U- Uniforms, Umbrellas

A beginner's guide to wedding photography Have you ever been asked to take photos for a wedding? For some, wedding photography is a casual affair. Take a point-and-shoot camera, then snap away when the opportunity arises. For others, it’s a serious, full-fledged business. Wedding photos are a challenge to take, simply because of the flurry of activities that go on and the wide variety of lighting conditions that may occur. The diagram below shows the 5 key tips which we’ll cover in this article. 5 important tips for wedding photography which you should keep in mind 1. One of the most critical elements in being a successful wedding photographer is preparation. How many photographers will there be? Asking pertinent questions like these will help you understand the requirements for the wedding photos and thereby take better shots. 2. Once you’ve understood what the wedding locations, events and times are, find some time to go scout around those places. Make sure you know the wedding locations inside out 3. This is a critical step. 4.

32 Wonderful, Creative and Unique Ways To Take A Family Photos. You’Re Gonna Love This. All of us have a family photographs since we are born till the time we start to create our own family. Those are the best memories for a whole lifetime. You know that wine is valued by the time? Well, family photographs are even more valued. As a very important part of our life, family is going through different phases in life. Family photos are getting it’s value when we rediscover them at the later point. This photos are more than amazing. Collected from all over the world, they are presenting amazing examples of HOW TO take a photo with your family. Architecture Art Designs proudly gives you amazing 33 photos to help you. You may also like: 52 Stunning Design Ideas For A Family Living Room 22 Shots That Are Timed Amazingly Perfect Breathtaking Photos Of Dubai Tags: art, Display Family Photos, family, family photos, how to, how to display photos, how to take photos, photography, photos

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