5 Tips for Choosing a Tripod

Tip 1 Small “tabletop” tripods (sometimes called “tablepods” or mini tripods) are used in situations where a full sized tripod would be too bulky to carry and situations like macro home studio. It can easily be inclined right, left, up and down. Tip 2 Maximum high varies from 100 to 256 cm. The cheap tripods, generally made of aluminum tubing with an attached head and rubber feet. The head flips sideways 90 degrees for portrait and landscape and are easy to carry due to their lightweight. Oh, actually there are some tripods even cheaper because they come without heads (pro models). More expensive tripods come with swappable heads and optional spiked feet for rough ground, and usually feature “fluid” heads (fluid head controls the horizontal position of the tripod). Also easy to carry, its my recommendation for the flexible use it allows. The most expensive tripods of all are wooden … Read more

7 Sure-Fire Tips for Great Weather Snapshots that Work

One of the most interesting subjects in photography is the power of nature, usually represented by the force of the weather. It is such a desired subject because it’s eye-catching, rare, and sometimes hard to capture. As a photographer, you should not avoid the so called bad weather, but, instead, you should follow the clouds and make the best out of every rain, be it a gentle one or a storm. Here are some tips and inspirational bits that will help you obtain great weather pictures. Tip (1) Wake up early, very early. You may find lower clouds and fog as well as water droplets at macro level. In summer 6 am will do, in winter around 8 am. Tip (2) Always carry your camera with you. Sun rays truth clouds are short moments you don’t want to miss. Tip (3) If its autumn, it may even be foggy all … Read more

Glossary of Digital Photography Terms: Definitions

Single-lens reflex (SLR) – is a type of camera that uses a movable mirror placed between the lens to show the image that will be captured in a viewfinder. Digital single-lens reflex camera (digital SLR or DSLR) – is a digital camera that operates on the same optical and mechanical principles as a film single-lens reflex camera. Exposure compensation – is a technique to compensate a measured exposure level against other factors which may render a less-optimal image (filters, non-standard processing, or intended under or overexposure). Focal length – is a measure of how strongly it focuses or diverges light. Telephoto lens – is a specific construction of a long focal length photographic lens that places its optical centre outside of its physical construction, such that the entire lens assembly is between the optical centre and the focal plane. Wide-angle lens – is a lens whose focal length is substantially … Read more

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