30 Interesting Photography Facts
Say cheese… click, click, click…Photography is probably that simple today. Today everyone has a camera – at least those small digital ones and everyone merrily clicks photographs here and there – capturing moments and freezing time. But, we need to remember that even diamonds started off as coal. Today what’s easy in photography world was once a herculean task.
DSLR Autofocus Modes Explained
Most modern digital SLR cameras are equipped with advanced autofocus systems that are often hard to understand. Whether you are shooting with an entry-level or professional DSLR, knowing how to use autofocus system effectively is essential to get sharp images. A badly-focused, blurry image can ruin a photograph and you cannot repair it in post-processing. Some professionals often end up converting their images to black and white, to hide their focusing problems.
How to Photograph Yosemite’s Dazzling ‘Firefall’
For a couple of weeks each February, a waterfall in California’s Yosemite National Park appears to be set ablaze by the setting sun, a fleeting evening spectacle known as the “firefall.” “I travel around the world to capture these amazing sunrises and sunsets, but there is nothing remotely close to watching this phenomenon, which seems straight out of an Indiana Jones movie,” says Sangeeta Dey, a pediatric neuropsychologist and National Geographic Your Shot photographer who has photographed the firefall twice in the last two years. She’s in good company. Though renowned photographer Ansel Adams captured the gleaming waterfall in 1940, the “firefall” didn’t become widely known until National Geographic photographer Galen Rowell documented it in 1973. Ever since, photographers have trekked to Yosemite, angling to get a glimpse of the glittering mist—and few have demonstrated such a knack for it as Dey.
20 Greatest Tips for Taking Better Travel Photos
These are tricks of the trade: tried and tested tips that have helped me over the years when capturing my travel moments on camera. These are all specific tips related to travel photography to help travellers capture their moments more efficiently & effectively. For more tips on travel photography, see here. Let the secrets be revealed!
Nikon D300 custom settings
The Nikon D300 (which superseded the highly-regarded D200), offers great image quality and offering many of the same features of the Nikon D3, but at a more affordable price – all of which will make the D300 a camera that many professional photographers will chose as their main camera. Many of the custom settings of the D300 are the same as for the D200, but there are a few differences. (eg, Auto ISO is now set in the Shooting Menu.)
Tips for Finding Potential in the Obsolete - Photographing Trash
Most people like photographing the new and the fresh – a bright flower, a laughing child, a dawning day, the beginning of an era. Yet beginnings are but a small and rare part of the human experience. The persistent passage of time leaves us with ever growing piles of both literal and figurative garbage; maybe that’s why we seek out the new, for a glimpse of something different. Sometimes we have no choice but to dwell in the past.
Wildlife Photography Careers
What is Wildlife Photography? In today’s modern world, natural settings are rapidly diminishing. This means that the wildlife that lives in these natural settings is diminishing as well. In fact, scientists estimate that human encroachment causes several animal species to become extinct each and every day.
Nikon D200 File Format Settings
Nikon D200 Image Quality Settings © 2006 KenRockwell.com enlarge I bought mine from Ritz here.
How to Photograph a Tree
Trees are willing subjects—you don't have to worry about catching them in action or getting them in the right mood. They won't get uncomfortable if you spend hours studying them from every angle at all different times of the day. Does that make them easy to photograph? "In my dreams!" laughs photographer Len Jenshel. Jenshel and his partner Diane Cook have been photographing landscapes together for over 25 years, combining a fine art aesthetic with documentary storytelling.
Russian Food Pictures
BASIX is a livelihood promotion institution established in 1996, working with over a 3.5 million customers, over 90% being rural poor households and about 10% urban slum dwellers. BASIX works in 17 states - Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Orissa, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Tamilnadu, Rajasthan, Bihar, Chattisgarh, West Bengal, Delhi, Uttarakhand, Sikkim, Meghalaya, Assam and Gujrat, 223 districts and over 39,251 villages. It has a staff of over 10,000 of which 80 percent are based in small towns and villages. BASIX mission is to promote a large number of sustainable livelihoods, including for the rural poor and women, through the provision of financial services and technical assistance in an integrated manner.
50 essential photography tips - CNET
Whether photography is a hobby or a profession, you'll get a whole lot more out of it if you understand how it works. With a firm grasp of aperture, shutter speed, sensitivity and focal length, the ratio of truly great to merely mediocre shots you download at the end of an expedition is all but guaranteed to climb. Here we present CNET UK's 50 essential shooters' tips.
Back Button Focus: What is it and why should you try it?
What operation on a camera could possibly be more simple than pressing the shutter button to take a picture? There’s not much to it, really – you look through the viewfinder (or at the LCD screen on the back of the camera), press a button with your index finger, wait for the camera to focus, and voilà! You’ve got a photo. Well, as the popular saying goes, what if I told you there was a better way? Hidden deep within the settings of most cameras is a feature called Back Button Focusing, and enabling it can transform your approach to photography. A Brief History