How To Get Started on 360° Panoramic Photography - 360Cities Help Center Introduction - the three easiest ways to create panoramas and / or get them to 360cities.net 2. If you don't have an iPhone or want to create panoramas online, try Panomonkey.com What are these photos on 360cities.net? You're looking at 360 panoramas. Panoramic photography of some kind has existed for more than a century. Three flavors of panoramas In terms of the format of panoramas, there are essentially three different kinds: Partial panoramas that you know mainly from traditional landscape photography. The secret of creating 360 panoramas So, what is the secret of creating a 360 panorama? Take a look at the view that shows how to take fully spherical 360 panoramas without the visible tripod: Equipment you need It does not really matter at all what you start with. 3.5 or Samyang 8mm F3.5). If you are serious Here's some tips for taking even better photos: Mind the no-parallax point. If you are on mobile 360Cities is compatible with Microsoft Photosyth panorama creation app for the iPhone.
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Exclusive Photography Tips For Capturing Star Trails We had featured some great Top star trail photography in our earlier post. If you are inspired by those photos and want to try something on your own. Then read on. We have some exclusive photography tips here in this article from Better Photography . Image source: Take the Pole Star as a central point to shoot star trails. Some planning needed before you start the shoot. Remember to carry a lock with you so you know how much time you are exposing the image. Hope you like our tips and capture interesting star trails!
Pic Collage A 15 Minute Exercise To Help You Improve Your Photography in 2012 A Post By: Darren Rowse Here’s a little exercise for you to do today. It will only take 15 minutes. It’s all about slowing down and thinking about the shots that you’re taking. Grab your camera – what ever one you have handy (I used my iPhone last time I did this) and head out into your backyard (or if you’re in the middle of winter you can choose an indoor location – perhaps your living room – really anywhere will do). Now find somewhere to sit – somewhere in the middle of whatever place you’ve selected. Now for the next 10 minutes just sit there. Observe Soak in your location.Look at the light and how it hits your surroundings.Pay attention to what your setting makes you feel.Look at the details that perhaps you’d not have noticed if you’d rushed through the setting. During this ‘observation’ phase you may like to move around your environment to look at it from different angles – but don’t use your camera yet. Plan What will you shoot? Shoot For Example
10 Tips & Tricks to Photograph Water with Your Phone Explorando el océano. lisboa Oceanário enjoying life water water by luisk on EyeEm Over 2/3 of the world is covered in water, and our bodies are more than 50% water. Water is in us and all around us, so it’s no wonder that it is the subject of countless photographs. We have put together a list of expert tips and tricks to level up your photographs of water. So let’s get started! 1. As with all types of photography, light is incredibly important. vacation Taking Photos That’s me water enjoying life by Marie on EyeEm 2. While this can normally only be adjusted on cameras (i.e. devices whose sole function is to photograph), there are several apps that allow you to speed up or slow down the shutter speed. To create beautiful silky photos of water you need to slow down your shutter speed. Taking Photos water Nature waterfall by Nathalie Myrén on EyeEm « Chercher conseil, c’est aller à la fontaine du savoir. » Hazrat Ali fontain water_collection water by Emmanuel on EyeEm 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
12 common errors of night photography (and how to fix them) The days may be getting longer, but (hopefully) they will also be getting warmer. Spring and summer are perfect times of the year to explore the world of night photography, but as you can imagine, there are many challenges when working with long exposures. Below we’ve identified 12 of the most common problems you’ll encounter when shooting night photography and offered our tips for overcoming them. Do you have your own night photography tips, or perhaps problems you’ve encountered in your own night photography endeavours that we haven’t covered here? Why not share them in the comments! Night Photography Tips: Painting with light Painting with light is one of the easiest ways to transform your night photography scenes from ordinary to extraordinary. 1. 2. 3. PAGE 1: Common errors when painting with lightPAGE 2: Common errors with moonlit landscapesPAGE 3: Common errors shooting star trailsPAGE 4: Common errors shooting the Northern LightsPAGE 5: Common errors with astrophotography
Free Photographer's Pricing Guide - How to Price Photography It’s confession time: I think that the majority of pricing guides for photographers are lame. That’s not to say that they don’t work, or that they aren’t worth the money that people sell them for. It’s just that most of the pricing calculators have some major flaw that makes them not nearly as effective as I think they could be. It’s for this reason that I decided to create an easy and straight-forward photography pricing guide for photographers that shows you how to price photography. Most pricing guides rely upon a multiplier that you have to come up with on your own to price your products. That multiplier is one of the major flaws that I see. Not only that, but no pricing guide or pricing calculator did an decent job of determining business prices when your business offers both weddings and portraits or any other types of shoots. How the The Photographer’s Pricing Guide Works The main idea behind the guide is to figure out how much money you’d like to make at the end of the year.
Top 10 Mistakes that Cause Blurry Photos If your photos are not sharp, you are not alone! The most common question I get asked by beginning photographers is “how do you get your images so sharp?” Blurry photos is very common issue with a whole plethora of possible culprits, making it very difficult to pinpoint exactly what the problem is. But if you go through this list of the top 10 mistakes that cause blurry photos, you will probably find the answer that works for you. 1. This is the #1 culprit of blurry photos. Using a 400mm lens, I selected a shutter speed of 1/400th of a second to reduce the possibility of camera shake. Some lenses and cameras have image stabilization technology built into them – particularly with longer focal lengths. What is YOUR minimum shutter speed? In addition to this rule of thumb, it’s important to know your own personal minimum shutter speed. 2. 3. Proper technique when hand-holding your camera. 4. When a lens finds focus, it locks in on a specific distance known as the plane of focus. 5. 6. 7. 8.
Raw Versus JPG – Why You Might Want to Shoot in RAW Format If you have ever shared a photo by email, or posted one online, you might have seen a three or four-letter extension at the end of the file name that looked like “.jpg” or “.jpeg”. Almost every camera – from cell phones to point and shoots to expensive DSLRs takes pictures in this format – with good reason. You can fit thousands of JPG photos on a memory card, and they are generally good quality and easy to view on a computer or mobile device. You don’t need any special software to open a JPG file, and if you do want to edit one, almost any application from iPhoto to Photoshop can do it. However, all DSLRs, and even some point-and-shoot cameras, are able to shoot in another format called RAW which has some incredible benefits for you. RAW Versus JPG: Why You Might Want to Shoot in RAW To illustrate why you might want to show in RAW format, here are a few reasons I use it instead of JPG. 1. My camera applied a White Balance setting to the RAW file, but I didn’t really like it. 2. 3.
How to Photograph a Painting Professional art photographers Ric Deliantoni and Al Parrish shoot paintings, craft and woodworking projects for F+W Media’s book lines and magazines. Here they guide you on how to photograph your own painting, step by step. Take Your Best Shot By Ric Deliantoni and Al Parrish 1. 2. Or place a board on an easel and lean your art against it. Tip: Position both vertical and horizontal pieces with the longer side on the bottom so you don’t have to change the camera’s position to fill the viewfinder. 3. 4. Color mode: Adobe RGB (not sRGB)Image size: Set to the largest size your camera can produceImage format: Use RAW or TIFF. 5. 6. To ensure that the artwork isn’t distorted in the photo, the camera’s line of sight needs to be perfectly perpendicular to the art. 7. 8. Look through the camera’s viewfinder. 9. 10. 11. Read more about taking professional-quality photographs of your paintings and the equipment you need in the October 2011 issue of The Artist’s Magazine.
Daytime Fireworks Are More Beautiful Than You'd Expect Each day, Mashable highlights one noteworthy YouTube video. Check out all our viral video picks. Everyone loves watching fireworks illuminate dark skies, but did you ever wonder what they would look like during the day? Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang put on this enormous daytime explosion event at the Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha, Qatar. Guo-Qiang shows that just as nighttime fireworks are engineered to create mesmerizing light patterns, so can the chemical combustibles form unforgettable spectacles in the sun. SEE ALSO: 7 Spectacular Fireworks Displays on YouTube Guo-Qiang's computer-controlled designs of black smoke clouds are individually calculated to resemble images such as "drops of ink splattered across the sky" and a pyramid floating above the desert. Do you think daytime fireworks could become mainstream, challenging the traditional nighttime displays? BONUS: 10 Explosive iPhone Fireworks Photos [PICS]
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