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Many point-and-shoot cameras and DSLRs have a built-in panoramic mode to produce panoramas for you, and if a camera isn’t capable of stitching together the individual images to form a panorama, there is software aplenty to take care of this. This post shows you 15 splendid examples of panoramic images and provides you links to tutorials on creating them yourself.
Zoom lenses are everywhere in modern photography — from mobile devices to point and shoot cameras to entry level DSLRs. But there also exists a different family of lenses called prime lenses – the ones with fixed focal length, that can really change the way you capture photographs. They can help you become a better photographer.
Lightning is quite simply a marvel of nature. While it does carry with it an appreciable potential for destruction, we can’t ignore our fascination with lightning. It’s a beautiful phenomenon and, as such, easily lends itself to being photographed. This post explains everything you should know to capture the perfect lightning shot.
It wasn’t so long ago that we talked about the value of the iPhone as a photographer’s tool and what so-called iPhoneographers can do to get the most out of their devices. While the focus of that particular piece is on the iPhone, the advice contained within can easily be applied to any mobile device. Let’s now take a look at the accessories that can take the mobile phone photography to the next level.
A polarizing filter is one of the most useful filters you can purchase. From eliminating reflections to enhanced saturation of colors, it can help you add that wow factor to your images with very little effort and get great shots straight out of camera.
Today’s digital cameras are bursting at the seams with so many bells and whistles that many of you may not have explored your camera enough to discover all the camera features. But there might be some very useful features worth discovering. Check out these 6 ‘hidden’ camera features you will be glad to discover.
It’s probably safe to say that nearly everyone reading this has not only heard of the famed exposure triangle, but has also dedicated a decent amount of time contemplating this triple-faceted protocol of using aperture, shutter speed, and ISO to produce “proper” exposures. After all these are the three most fundamental technical components involved in making a good photograph — other than your own creativity, of course.
Many new photographers unwittingly fall into the accessory overload trap; you’re excited about your new camera and all the creative possibilities it presents, so you figure you should have all the available odds and ends to complete the package. A bag, a tripod, a lens cleaning kit, a good strap, filters. Filters. This is where […]
Of all a camera’s available settings and functions, the one that most allows you to convey a sense of energy in your work is shutter speed. It is shutter speed that, in numerous scenarios, provides for the greatest degree of flexibility in terms of how you present your subject to the viewer.
Ansel Adams and his work remain central to photography discussions; he’s been a source of inspiration and emulation for generations of photography enthusiasts and professionals, even now in the digital age. There are a number of elements that we closely associate with Adams’ style, including the way he used depth of field.