Browsing all posts in June, 2008.

Shooting with Slow Shutter Speed

With slow shutter speed (otherwise known as long exposure), the elements of time and motion are introduced into your photography. We’re going to run down some quick suggestions and examples on some ways to get you started, but before that, here are a few things to keep in mind: • The tripod is your friend, […]

Understanding Camera Exposure Modes

Shooting in full manual mode will always be the best way to get the most creative shot since you are in control of everything. But there are instances when you just do not have the time to fiddle around with the proper combination of ISO, aperture and shutter speed. On these occasions, you have to […]

Weekly Linkies, 06/22/08

Your Guide to Buying Old Film CamerasEpic Edits WeblogJeff and I have been on a bit of a film kick again lately. This article is a must-read if you’re planning on going back to film anytime soon.Portrait Lighting Cheat Sheet CardDIYPhotography.netUdi just all around rocks it with this article. Lighting for portraits made simple. Photography […]

Latest News in Photography, 06/20/08

NIKON RELEASES THE NEW CAPTURE NX2 MELVILLE, N.Y. (June 20, 2008) –Nikon Capture NX 2 image editing software is now available for purchase at authorized Nikon dealers and through the Nikon Mall online store. The latest generation of Capture NX provides photography enthusiasts with a suite of powerful tools operated by simple yet visually intuitive […]

How to Use Lines to Enhance Your Photos

Composition is the not the only thing to consider in creating visually pleasing photographs. When you break down a photograph to its most basic elements, you will find that it is made up of lines, shapes, forms, textures, patterns and colors. These are called the elements of design. These elements are the building blocks of […]

5 Ways to Hold Your Viewer’s Attention

One of the most important things your photo should have is an ability to hold your viewers attention. There are a lot of techniques that can be used to help you compose your shot so that people will spend more than a second looking at it. Besides keeping your viewers focused on your photo, the […]

Weekly Linkies, 06/14/08

As you may have noticed, we’ve been posting a lot more regularly these days. Your feedback on the comments section has been a major inspiration for us, so to those that came out and let us know that we’ve helped you out and to those who asked questions, thank you. You’re awesome. We’re planning on […]

Canon Announces the New Digital Rebel XS / 1000D and Speedlite 430EX II

In a very surprising move, Canon recently unveiled the Digital Rebel XS/1000D which is its newest entry-level DSLR only four months after the release of the Rebel XSi/450D. Apparently, the 1000D was developed alongside the XSi. Canon decided to release a new lower cost model to the Rebel 450D instead of keeping the Xti/400D in […]

Going Manual: Learning Exposure Basics

Exposure is probably the most dreaded subject in photography. We know a lot of photographers who have been shooting for years but still rely on their camera’s metering system to dictate a scene’s exposure. Cameras are getting more and more advanced which is why it works, but it will not work all the time. This […]

Latest News In Photography, 06/09/08

PENTAX ANNOUNCES THE 17-70mm f/4 AL [IF] SDM LENSGOLDEN, CO. (June 3, 2008)…PENTAX Imaging Company has introduced the smc PENTAX DA 17-70mm f/4 AL [IF] SDM lens designed for exclusive use with PENTAX digital SLR cameras. This standard lens with extra zoom offers outstanding, well-balanced handling, and covers the most frequently used focal lengths between […]