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Easy Slr Photography Tips And Tricks For Beginners

  • Posted on October 13, 2017 at 11:13 am

If youre looking quick and easy tips in photographing in digital SLR, then pull up a chair and buckle down for the next few minutes because this is the article that youve been looking for.

In this article, were going to look at twelve must-know tips for digital photography beginners that will help you come up with brilliant pictures quickly, and easily.

Listed below are some tips for people who are learning the basics of their digital SLR camera. After reading this article, youll be able to take pictures seamlessly according to the level of your experience.

1.Never throw manuals away! Instructions how to use your camera functions and features are discussed in the manual. Instead, you should read it a lot and whenever possible, store it where it can be reached for reference easily.

2.Allot an individual UV filter for every lens youve got. Its a lot cheaper to replace scratched filters than scratched lens.

3.At your best, try to know how to use all of the SLR camera settings. Even if you think that you arent going to ever use it. Mastering changing basic camera settings like ISO, aperture, and shutter speed is greatly recommended.

4.If youre serious about photography, you might want to invest on good, sturdy tripod and a remote release. This equipment can really help when taking photographs that need long shutter speeds.

5.Read lots of SLR photography magazines. It has guides on choosing the right digital camera for you, including how to use it along with camera accessories and camera lenses.

6.Do not ever attempt to touch or blow the sensor inside your cameras body. Should you damage it, your camera is bricked and useless. If you need to clean it, buy a specialized cleaning kit from a camera shop.

7.Hesitate to change lens outside a closed environment. Dust might land on the cameras sensor.

8.If you get a lot of blurred photos, chances are your shutter speed setting is slow. Change it to a faster shutter speed for more engaging subjects. Stabilizing your hand movements while taking a photo is another useful thing to remember, if you want to take sharper pictures.

9.It is greatly recommended for beginners such as yourself to use a RAW file format when taking pictures with your SLR. This is because RAW files are easily editable on a photo-editing computer program if ever you take a good picture with all the wrong camera settings.

10.Experiment with your new camera and learn through experience the settings that are foreign to you. Try still captures while using different settings to see how many photo effects you can achieve through the manipulation of these settings.

11.A well-focused picture is usually more candid than its blurred counterparts. Make it a habit to prefocus before taking a picture by pressing the shutter button halfway before completely pressing it to take the photograph.

Lumislim Leads The Way- Exciting New Models

  • Posted on October 12, 2017 at 12:40 pm

Lumislim began to break ground in August 2010 when it launched in the UK through Crystal medical, the sole distributor. Since Lumislim entered the marketplace it has challenged the idea that this type of equipment should be expensive. Selling at around a 3rd of the Strawberry lipo, and half the price of the Ilipo, Lumislim gains market share daily. Some of the advantages of acquiring a Laser Lipo system at the price that Lumislim sells at include being able to offer treatments at a price that more people can afford, therefore capturing more business, lower setup up costs, easy acquisition and no long term expensive maintenance contracts.

Lumislim has now evolved based on customer demand. the new model range is as follows :-

Lumislim Pro 44 – This is the classic Lumislim model and comprises 4 treatment paddles and 2 Lymph diodes
Lumislim Pro 84 – New to the range, this fantastic 8 paddle version allows you to treat more areas simultaneously, therefore offering better value to your clients.
Lumislim Pro DUO – Buy 1 machine and treat 2 clients at the same time. This great addition to the line up makes most commercial sense, as you can maximize your income and the cost is very low.

More Lumislim models are planned in order to be as comprehensive as possible in terms of what value is offered. The brand continues to grow and people now see that it is not just the price that makes the product such a no-brainer, it works, and it works well.

Interestingly, Crystal Medical do not make fantastic claims with respect to what Lumislim can do. Specifically, smoking cessation, which other makers of such equipment claim as one of the features of their machine. The reason Lumislim is not marketed as a cure for smoking is because there is no medical evidence to suggest that it works. Indeed, there is only anecdotal evidence with such low success rates that it is more likely to be a placebo effect than anything to do with treatment from a laser lipo system.

What people may find interesting is that Laser pointers work on virtually the same wavelength as the smoking cessation option of some machines, and they only cost a few pounds/dollars. The begs a whole host of questions in terms of value for money, validity of claims etc.

There are also claims that Low Level laser can get rid of stretchmarks. This is actually virtually impossible, as the collegan is already broken down and the tissue cannot be repaired.

There are no such claims made in respect of Lumislim. It is a weight loss device that is highly effective and credible, and of course, sensibly priced.
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Stephen Soos
Crystal Medical Ltd

A Look At The Various Muffin Top Pan Models In The Market Today

  • Posted on October 12, 2017 at 10:56 am

Muffins are definitely popular sweets, but if you want to bake them at home you’ll have to make use of a muffin top pan: the cookware item that gives these cake their nice shape. A standard muffin top pan includes around six cups on the average, each of them with a four-inch diameter, and the materials it is made of are usually non-stick stuff. Thus, the muffins will easily roll out of the cups when the baking is over without leaving any residues behind.

Regardless of the type of muffin top pan you may be using at home, it is a known fact that the muffin top is better and more appealing than the stump. Why? Could it be the muffin top pan to blame? Usually, this is not the case, the thing is that everybody likes that protruding part of the cake that gets out over the edges of the cup. Regardless of whether you have a muffin top pan for jumbo-sized cakes or you stick to the traditional size, you may be facing the same problem.

The top of the muffins gets directly exposed to the flow of hot air which makes it crispy and crusty. The part that remains in the cup and forms the stump cannot develop a crust since the edges of the muffin top pan keep it moist enough to prevent this crust formation. There is one trick you can try to apply in order to make the best use of your muffin top pan: fill the cups close to their brims, and the mega top will grow during the baking process when the batter rises.

It is true that most muffin top pan instructions and muffin recipes recommend that you fill only half the cups; yet, if you do so, your cakes will have a pretty modest top and the part you like so much will be definitely smaller. Hence, all you need to do is take the piece of advice we suggested above with the mention that you should also consider prolonging the baking time. Hence, you’ll leave the muffin top pan in the oven for at least half an hour more.

In order to reduce the dimensions of muffin bottom and stump, you can choose a special type of muffin top pan that has extremely shallow cups. They are half an inch deep only, and when you pour the batter to their brink, they’ll create a large enough base for some of the most exquisite cakes. Have a look over the online catalogs and check the sizes of the various muffin top pan models; then, you’ll surely know what to purchase.

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The History Of Portrait Photography

  • Posted on October 9, 2017 at 2:41 pm

Modern technology and photographic tools allow for the average person to take a portrait photograph, regardless of experience, training, or even background. Want a picture? Point and shoot! In the past, a person wanting a photographic portrait underwent a much more exhaustive experience. Thankfully, modern technology has made the picture-taking process almost brainless.

Portrait photography is capturing the image of an individual (or group) and deliberately placing emphasis on the face and expressions. You will notice that some portraits capture the entire body and the background, but the face is still the objective to be captured. Don’t confuse a body shot as a candid shot. A candid shot is when the individual is secretly photographed. A portrait shot is a deliberate shot. The pose is deliberate and intended to capture the image of the individual in a certain light. There are an infinite amount of potential poses for a portrait. Depending on the intentions of the photographer, it may or may not be important for the subject to look into the camera.

Portrait photography has been in existence for quite awhile. In the past, it was only affordable by the rich and famous. They didn’t use photography but rather captured the moment using painters. You’re probably wondering how long it would take to ‘paint’ a portrait. The answer: quite a while! But then again, the artists (back then and today) are experts and they can produce quality portrait paintings in minimal time.

Other portrait methods were introduced as history progressed. The Camera Lucida, the silhouette and miniatures, is another method used to create portraits. But of course photography was the fastest way to produce a quality portrait. Photographers used different styles in portrait photography. Daguerrotype, which was introduced by Louis Daguerre, and the Calotype portraits are just two examples.

Sir Joseph Nipce and Louis Daguerre partnered together to improve the technology of photography, eventually leading to the Daguerrotype being the most popular style used for portrait requests. Of course, competition eventually stepped in and caused portrait photography to evolve to a new level. Portrait photography is less expensive (by far) than portrait painting. However, portrait paintings are sill alive and well today.

Portraits have also changed over the years. From individual to family shots and now to special occasions – weddings and other special events are captured in portrait format. Portrait photography isnt magic but rather science at play. In the past, you needed a background and the power of light to do the trick. As technology advanced, it allowed the photographer to take all his necessary equipment and gadgets (his camera!) directly to the action no matter where it was.

Lighting has also played an important role in portrait photography. There are a few well known methods for lighting a portrait, such as the three-point lightning setup: key light, fill light, and hair light. All of these are needed in a studio. You’re probably wondering why it takes three lights. It’s not the light that is necessary to make a pleasant image; it’s the lack of light! By using three different light sources, it’s easy for a photographer to create deliberate, subtle shadows where none would exist if you simply used a single, direct light source.

Indeed, photography has continued to change and it gets more complex (and yet more simple) as time goes by. You can enhance color, image and light by just attaching a gadget onto your camera. Or, you can take a basic image, and then tweak the heck out of it using digital editing software – the end result of which is usually nowhere near the original image taken!

Dominican Republic Photographer Exercising the Art of Photography

  • Posted on October 8, 2017 at 10:04 am

There is something about photography that a good Dominican Republic photographer may bring out the best in this craft.

Photography is one of today’s most celebrated artistic representations. Scientifically, photography is defined as the art, practice, and science of creating lifelike pictures by recording the radiation that any object emits and records this inside a radiation sensitive material. In other words, it is the art of capturing and runs on the certain medium for storage.

Obviously, photography just isn’t as new as our parents have think it is. It dated back so far as 1825, and the medium utilized to record the style, believe it or not, would be a metal plate. Through time, photography has evolved. From simple make shift pictures to real, crisp and precise detail. From film, to digital technology, photography has surely started out our wildest imaginations.

But who’d have thought that the simple practice of photography has become an art form celebrated by millions across the world? Who would have believed that a simple photograph can conjure countless thoughts and emotions and might capture an individual moment in time the location where the human eye might not appreciate? Surely, enthusiasts with this art from the start had pointed out that like many artistic representations, photography is but one discipline every artist should master. And right now, there are millions of virtuosos all across the world where they execute this art form as excellent every art form should be.

There is a lot to take into account in a photograph, and that may be the cause of the popular phrase -a picture may be worth a thousand words-. These elements to consider include light, color, texture, depth, pattern, symmetry and more that professionals seek to discover. These components are indispensible tools that artists must use to conjure images that are striking and also at the same time could capture what it’s all about that the photographer wants to convey. Therefore, photographers like a Dominican Republic photographer, must look into these elements that constitute an image. So that when hired, this Dominican Republic photographer could capture moments frozen with time that can provide happiness and memories and at the same time, moments that could last a lifetime. Photographers possess a noble job, and that’s to capture very special moments like birthday parties, weddings, each other celebration which is special to the ones celebrating it. Which is why it’s very important to hire a Dominican Republic photographer to exercise the art of photography.

The Dramatic Effects Of Black And White Portrait Photography

  • Posted on October 6, 2017 at 3:35 pm

Black and white portrait photography is very popular because it adds an air of elegance and drama to the images. Black and white portraits impart rich and timeless appearance. Without the hindrance of colors, the viewer focuses on other elements of the photograph. The lack of color allows texture and form to become more significant features of the portrait.

An uncluttered look and simplicity adds a polished look to the portrait. Black and white portrait photography is an excellent way to add a classic and romantic feel to your photographs. It adds an air of nostalgia to portraits and evokes reminiscence of a time prior to color photographs, when all portraits were black and white.

There are a lot of people who consider black and white portrait photography to be an artistic form of expression. They believe that black and white portraits are more of a fine art than color portraits. Black and white photographs contain a distinct sophistication, summoning memories of a bygone era.

They soften facial features and capture the delicacy of shape and contour. It is often suggested that black and white portraits look best displayed in silver, anything antique is especially effective. Displaying new modern black and white portraits with heirloom family portraits is an excellent way to incorporate the past with the present for the preservation of the family’s heritage.

Black and White Portrait Photography is the Preference of Some Photographers

Some photographers are so impressed by the beauty of black and white photography that they specialize only in the photographing of black and white photographs. Many of them believe that the elegance and emotion of occasions like weddings are best captured by the art of black and white portrait photography.

Newborn baby/family portraits done in black and white can have an exceptionally dramatic effect. A uniform background and clothing color can focus attention on the baby and the family’s loving gaze and embrace become a more impressive and inspiring image, symbolic of their family’s love and devotion.

Though some photographers still prefer traditional film processing, most of them utilize modern digital cameras. Digital portrait photography allows for greater versatility. The majority of black and white portraits are originally shot in color.

State of the art technology can then be used to manipulate the photographs to convert them to gray scale. Specialized software is used to erase imperfections, lighten tones, and deepen shadows allowing for flawless, exquisite black and white portraits.

The Difference Between Color And Black And White Photography

  • Posted on October 2, 2017 at 12:40 pm

If you’ve always wondered about the differences between color and black & white photography, then this article is for you. By the end you’ll have a better understanding of the two formats and will informed to make the right decision as a photographer.

There’s been a vast improvement in the quality of color pictures, however sometimes photographers chose to use black and white shots. This may be because of the style or the design of the picture. The choice of black and white shots removes any distractions such as dominant shades that are not part of the image’s subject.

With the subtraction of color other objects in the picture may have increased importance, so this is why photographers tend to do it. Red objects in a photograph are very dominant as the eye is automatically attracted to them. By removing this it can simplify the image, shapes and lines may become more obvious and lead people to focus on other things.

Black and white pictures sometimes feel like they have a timeless quality, unlike when painting a picture. Instead, the photographer has less control over the color, brightness and tone of a subject they are taking a picture of. For artistic reasons one may prefer to eliminate this problem by making it colorless.

In many newspapers there is a mixture of colour images and those in monochrome. This can sometimes be due to the expense for which these images cost. A black and white news story picture can still portray the message it is sending, while additionally saving the publication money when it comes to printing. However, advertising differs slightly by using color to draw attention to the sale of products.

For reasons above, photographers may opt to shoot in raw (black and white) on their camera. However, others may prefer to shoot in color to convert their shots to black and white.

The debate between black and white and color is ongoing and down to personal preference. It seems it entirely depends on the nature of the picture and the photographer.

So there you have it, everything you’ve always wanted to know about the differences between color and black & white photography.

Packshot Photography Tips – Let There Be Light!

  • Posted on September 26, 2017 at 2:14 pm

What is the single most important aspect of quality packshot photography? Selling products effectively through the use of a catalogue photo or packshot photograph requires a whole raft of skills and techniques, but if you had to select the one factor which makes more of a difference than anything else, what would it be?

If you said the camera, the computer or even the product then you’re fairly far from the right track. Of course, the single most effective factor in the equation is the photographer himself or herself, but since it’s clearly not possible within the confines of a single article to provide you with 20 or 30 years’ worth of professional experience and creativity, let’s look at the second most important factor in packshot photography – lighting.

Light is pretty important, because let’s face it, without it we’d all be in the dark. Literally and metaphorically. If products aren’t lit correctly then customers aren’t going to be able to see them properly, but it isn’t just a case of adding more and more light to make the image brighter. Lighting is not just measured in watts, but in fact requires a whole array of different techniques and tricks of the trade in order to get it just right.

The first thing to appreciate is that the product you’re selling needs to be photographed in a way which makes it look believable, realistic and accessible. This means that if you’re selling a product such as a garden gnome, lighting it up using basic studio lighting may well not give it the same visual appeal as it would if it was positioned outside in daylight. Natural sunlight is quite different from the sort of artificial light we use indoors, and whether you realise it or not, our eyes, brains and sub consciences can tell.

So sometimes it will be necessary to light up products for packshot photography using a special combination of lights, gels and shades which give a natural, realistic impression of natural sunlight and daylight. Of course this is doubly important if you intend to use the packshot image and replace the background or superimpose the image on top of an alternative background. Perhaps you’re photographing a beach ball – if you light it correctly to look like bright, warm daylight then the product will look much more natural when superimposed over a bright, warm, sunny beach picture. Bland studio lighting would make the ball look a lot less appealing.

And when it comes to making things less appealing nothing is easier to undersell than jewellery – especially jewellery which includes diamonds and similar expensive jewels. Because studio lighting, no matter how hard you might try, almost never achieves the same multicoloured sparkly effect you see with your eye in real life. The trouble is that we look at things stereoscopically, with two eyes slightly apart we see twice the number of sparkles and glints that a single camera lens would see. Not only that but studio lighting doesn’t refract and split into a spectrum of colours quite as easily as you’d imagine.

In such cases packshot photography incorporates a light box, which is a white lined box with no internal features, corners or edges, and which includes coloured LED lighting in an arch over the top or around the sides. By suspending an item of jewellery such as diamond earrings in the middle of the box, the ring of multicoloured LED lights when combined with white LED Lighting creates the kind of packshot image you would expect to see. Plain studio lighting would otherwise make diamonds look like rather dull glass.

The Uses Of Photography

  • Posted on September 19, 2017 at 5:24 pm

Functional, practical or purely aesthetic, photography lies somewhere between science and art. Many businesses depend on photography and the entire written media is supported by photo materials of events. In fact, people have got used to seeing pictures for the columns they read. Other than this one major application of photography, people take pictures because they like it and they can.

The beginning of photography can be traced back to the discovery of the camera obscura in the antiquity. For a long period of time, photography depended on films for the image forming device. In comparison with digital technologies, the film, as recording medium is considered obsolete. A latent image is created on the film, and then it becomes usable when processed chemically in the studio.

We can hardly mention all the uses of photography for such long lists. Pictures are used for scientific evidence, in fact, together with recorded videos, they become the main proof in support or contradiction of a certain event. There are military, archaeological, forensic, data storage and geographical applications for photography, and these are the largest and most extensively used. Identity control and personal documents require photos. Besides the wide-range usage, photography also plays an important part in entertainment, personal life and memories preservation.

The average mobile phone user takes photos with the cellular. The technology has reached such an extent that photography dominates so many intimate moments in our lives. There is no baptism or wedding without photo shooting and video recording. Or, consider for instance traveling, we will inevitably take at least one camera with us on our journey.

As for the artistic dimension of photography, there is hardly anything commercial about it. So many art galleries now house photography exhibitions worldwide. The camera thus captures emotions, gives a unique touch to reunions, celebrations and ceremonies, making things look much brighter when seen in retrospect. Artistic photos contradict everything that is commercial or practical: they have not direct functionality other than to delight and send a message to the viewer’s heart.

School of Photography Is a Good Field of Experience

  • Posted on September 13, 2017 at 1:46 pm

If you really want to pursue a career in photography, try to look for different schools which offer the photography as a course. You can look also at the internet because there are website offering a school of photography online but they are not really reliable. They will just show or teach you the basic of photography. It is more important if you will choose a school which could really give you a lot of knowledge about photography and would help you to become a certified photographer.

Information about the course of photography offered in a university or in a special class will help you make your choice as to where you can study photography. In some universities, they are offering classes in photography but the real action in its field is not offered. If you are just considering it as one of your past time, basic classes of photography is one great thing. This will somewhat help you to capture images of different subject matter you will be confident of.

For some time, some schools which focus on photography will allow their students to have a personal one-on-one activity or project with a professional Photographer which will help them a lot by sharing their experiences and skills in the field of Photography. This way, they will be inspired to focus and give their best in working with them.

If you make your final decision as to where you want to study photography, all you need to do is to fill up a form to be a member of their class. Some school will compel their students to go for a class in a university or a college and experience internship before going into a special class of photography. If you search on the internet, you will be able to look for school nearest in your vicinity or in other places. They will also provide you with an application form that you should fill up. They will also give you the list of requirements that you needed in order to enroll in their school and the lists of classes that you need to attend for you to achieve your dream to be a professional photographer.

There are different classes that you need to attend such as lightning classes, equipments or tools needed and some essential aspects. You need to know the subject matter you want. If it is fashion photography, portrait photography and others so you will be able to come up with the perfect equipments, angles, lightning and composition of your subject.

Photographs on digital cameras are most preferred compared to the old fashioned cameras, because it got to have a lot of techniques and features to offer to make a perfect image. What is now popular is the underwater photography. You need to get a waterproof camera in order to capture images underwater. You will be amazed of what you have taken and the people will really be amazed on your skill in taking photographs underwater. Choose the best school of photography where you can get the best knowledge.