Shooting the Moon – How to photograph the moon

The night is dark but the moon is bright. Why am I saying this? Because you are tented to overexpose the moon due of the darkness of the night, and since for this shot, if its full moon, you want to see the dark sports, or, if its not full moon but rather half moon (and I recommend so), you want to see craters. The camera I used is poor for this kind of things: Canon Powershot A520 To obtain these at a moon partial eclipse, I needed no more than: Tv (Shutter Speed): 1/200 Av (Aperture Value): 5.5 Focal Length: 23.2mm Zoom: x4 Digital Zoom: x 2.7 Light Metering: Evaluative ISO Speed: 50 -> i don’t want any noise at all since i got a tripod When photographing the Moon, always use a tripod even if the exposure time is not as big as you think. Use the camera’s … Read more

HP Photosmart R967 Digital Camera Review

Lets see what can this camera do: Action, Aperture priority, Auto (default), Beach, Document, Landscape, Manual mode, My mode, Night portrait, Night scenery, Panorama left, Panorama right (But only up to 5 picture, so Im not very pleased with that), Portrait, Shutter priority, Snow, Steady Photo, Sunset, Theatre… Theatre? I haven’t seen this feature elsewhere. Adaptive Lighting, Adaptive light bracketing, AE bracketing, AE metering, auto focus area, colour bracketing, contrast, EV compensation, Auto Red-eye Removal (Really? Yes: The HP tool automatically recognises red-eye and lets you remove it immediately via your camera’s LCD screen.), saturation, sharpness, white balance. The lens focal range is approximately 0.5 m to infinity (wide), 0.6 m to infinity (telephoto), 0.10 to 1.0 m (macro wide). For the light exposure control: centre-weighted Auto Exposure (AE) metering (default), spot AE Metering, average AE Metering. Colour control seems satisfying: full colour (default), black & white, sepia, colour bracketing, … Read more

How to photograph smoke

34 stunning images of smoke taken by Graham Jefferey made rumours around the world of photography. To get the best possible smoke to work with, Graham uses simple incense sticks known as Joss sticks, which can be purchased from most Chinese supermarkets and in every Chinatown anywhere in the world. Alternatively, any reasonably large incense stick should do the trick. Once youve got the smoke, the rest is all down to freezing the motion, and getting the lighting right. “In my opinion,” explains Graham, “the key technical factor is to adequately light the smoke so that it stands out from the background.” “I want clean lines and shapes”, Graham explains. To do this, he shoots with a lot of light at a small aperture (and thereby a deeper depth of field). “This is very much easier to do if the smoke is allowed to rise naturally.” Once youre taking photos, … Read more

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