How to Choose The Best Bridge Camera

Posted on July 15, 2016 By

download-15Bridge cameras fill the gap between single-lens reflex cameras and point-and-shoot cameras. These cameras look exactly like your DSLRs, but when you take a closer look at the lens, you will immediately spot the difference. A bridge camera doesn’t have a removable lens, while the DSLR does. Also, the viewfinder (if present) will be electronic in bridge camera, and not optical like the DSLR.

These cameras are equipped to give you super zooming options and wide-angle lens shots, but with manual setting features. Depending on their weight, maximum zoom, and lens angle, bridge cameras are classified into two categories, namely superzoom bridge camera and high-end compact bridge camera. The important features of both these cameras are mentioned below. Depending on your needs, you can choose the right one.

Superzoom Bridge Camera

  • Weight 500 – 800 g
  • Max. Zoom 18 – 50x optical zoom
  • Resolution 10 – 18 MP
  • Wide-angle lens 23 – 28 mm
  • USP Close-up shots can be easily clicked

These bridge cameras are best suited for clicking landscape as well as close-up shots. Their zoom ranges exceed even 50x range, and the built-in

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Ways to Making Photo Printing More Affordable

Posted on July 13, 2016 By

download-14Most of us have clipped grocery coupons, however you can also save a lot of money with promo codes and coupons at online photo services. Just as we save money buying clothes or groceries on sale, we can get discounts when creating and printing online photo endeavors.

Creating custom photo books and other projects is a popular hobbyist activity, however it can be pricey.  You may have wondered how you can make the same projects and save money. The answer is taking advantage of coupon codes. The majority of the big web-based photo services such as My Publisher and Snapfish by HP send discount codes which allow you to reduce your costs. Often you may receive 20-30% or sometimes as much as a 50 percent discount, which varies per the promotion. A great deal to look out for is a buy one get one free offer, commonly known as BOGO. Just as well-liked is the gratis shipping deal.  Free-shipping offers usually include an order threshold.

Where to Find Photo Coupon Codes

It is simple to use online codes. Just type in the promo code at check-out

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Buying Camera Tips For First Time Buyers

Posted on June 12, 2016 By

download-13When buying a new digital camera, take the time to not only read the manufacturer’s specifications, but also to find out if they represent the camera’s true capabilities. Quite often cameras are advertised with high resolution, which is achieved via interpolation and “total zoom,” which does not give you the desired magnification that you might be looking for. Listed below are some of the features that you should look into before partying with your hard-earned cash:

  1. Check if the camera comes with manual settings – a camera that allows the photographer to manually select at least some of its settings gives that photographer better control over the outcome. The vast majority of the digital cameras come with Auto mode, which allows the users to point and shoot without having to worry about ISO, exposure, or white balance, but the Auto mode might not always produce high quality photos. A user who wishes to take clear photos in challenging lighting conditions and in different shooting situations, should consider a more expensive digital camera with a number of manual settings.
  2. Check the zoom factor – if the specs

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Guide for Choosing Best Tripod for a Camera

Posted on August 20, 2016 By

A tripod can make all the difference between good and bad photography. Thus, amongst all the camera accessories, the tripod is the most important one. Stability at low shutter speeds and support for heavy cameras are the main reasons behind buying a tripod. In this Buzzle article, we have highlighted the things to look for while buying one.

Construction

The make of the tripod is the first feature that you should look into. Carbon fiber, aluminum, and basalt are the main materials used to make the tripod legs.

◆ Lightweight aluminum tripods lack the strength and thickness that are needed to keep the camera steady, while steady aluminum tripods are very heavy. However, they are cheaper than the other materials and thus, are widely used. You will find most media camera crew using an aluminum tripod.

◆ The carbon fiber tripods are light in weight and rigid, but come in trendy designs. These have a reputation of getting damaged when you drop them. However, due to their aesthetics, these tripods are costly.

◆ The new entrant in this market is the basalt tripod. They are low-end versions of the carbon fiber tripods, but lack the rigidity of its competitors.

Center Column

Center column tripods are

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Ways to Select a Good Portrait Photographer

Posted on August 19, 2016 By

So you’ve decided it’s time for some nice family photographs, or maybe your daughter needs her senior high school portraits, or you want to capture the beauty of your new baby boy. It’s time to find a photographer that will give you the images you want at a price you can afford.

Relax: there’s lots of good news here! You can get a top-notch photographer for surprisingly reasonable amount of money. And since each photographer has his or her own style, you should be able to find someone whose images you admire.

Unfortunately, many people don’t put a lot of thought into choosing a photographer, which will usually lead to disappointment and frustration. But by following a few simple steps and spending just a few minutes online, you will greatly increase your chances of finding a photographer you like at a good price.

First: be aware that there are too many people who bought a big, black camera and started advertising professional photography services on Craig’s List. Ownership of a big camera (otherwise known as a Digital Single-Lens Reflex camera, or DSLR) does not make someone a professional photographer. The advent of digital photography, combined

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Ways to Clean Digital SLR Camera

Posted on August 18, 2016 By

Owning an SLR camera gives you the opportunity and the tool to click some stunning photographs, but you also need to maintain your camera properly and clean it from time to time so that the quality of the images that you click does not suffer. People who use their cameras outdoors a lot will soon find that their picture quality is dropping, and this happens because of dust, grime and other particles that get attached to the sensor of the camera itself. Cleaning your SLR camera is something that you should undertake at least once a month, and if you are an outdoors person, then the frequency of this process should be even greater.

How to Clean Your Digital SLR Camera

SLR stands for Single Lens Reflex, and this is a technology that manipulates the light around the subject so as to give a crisper and clearer image from the camera. Without going into the technicalities of the way this technology functions, it should suffice to say that cleaning the body and the lens of the camera is imperative to continue getting high quality images from the SLR camera that you own. When it comes to maintaining SLR cameras, it

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How to Clean the Viewfinder of a Camera

Posted on August 17, 2016 By

Always read the owner’s manual very carefully before you try to do anything related to your camera. Before you start to clean your camera’s viewfinder, you need to first determine whether the dust has settled on the exterior or interior of it. Once you determine that, you should start cleaning this part of the camera.

If you have to clean the interior of your camera’s viewfinder, then you have to be very careful while doing so, to avoid damaging the delicate glass and other smaller components inside the camera. Usually, most camera owners give their cameras to a professional for cleaning, but if it is only the viewfinder, then they prefer doing it at home. Given in this Buzzle article are some methods to clean the viewfinder of a camera. So, follow the instructions carefully.
Things Needed
★ Cotton swab
★ Lens cloth
★ Lens brush
★ Rocket blower or air bulb
★ Lens cleaning liquid
★ A small-sized camel-hair brush

Cleaning the Viewfinder
External Dry Cleaning
★ Use a dust blower, and gently blow off all the dust from the viewfinder. This is very effective in getting rid off the dust and fine lint particles that have settled on

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Tips for Birthday Party Photography

Posted on July 16, 2016 By

Birthdays – no matter how old you grow, you never grow out of them! My Dad will turn 66 this year, and me and Mom still buy him a birthday present and make him a nice birthday lunch, and we still go out for dinner and cut a birthday cake, complete with singing ‘Happy Birthday To You’! Yes we do it, and you know what? It feels great. Boo the people who think you cannot or should not celebrate your birthday just because you are now old. It is nice to say “It’s my life”; but none of us ever really live for ourselves. We don’t do everything we do only for ourselves – even the smallest of selfish deeds has a hint of selflessness, if only you look deep enough. But your birthday is YOUR birthday. It is the one single day in your life when everybody wants to talk to you, everybody wants to be with you. It is indeed a special occasion, and it comes around only once a year. So why not click a few pictures and create memories on your special day?
A birthday is the perfect kind of occasion that begs you

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Security Camera and Repairs Tips

Posted on July 14, 2016 By

Security cameras are a great asset to any business or home, but it is a technology that few know much about outside of the industry. In fact, If we’re going to be perfectly honest, few in the industry know very much about them. Sure most installers can do a halfway descent job installing them, but few really understand the technology behind them, and why a specific camera is perfect for one location, but leaves much to be desired in another location. But I digress, what you’re interested in is how to keep those blasted things running, and so I’ve put together a few tips to help you do just that.

I’ve seen techs just try one thing after another basically throwing mud on the wall to see what sticks, but this approach is both costly to you, because it is time consuming,(techs aren’t cheap) and ineffective. A better approach is to break the system down to its most basic elements, and then troubleshoot each element of the system until you find the specific area that is causing the problem. I recently helped a ghost hunter with his camera set-up. (I know, cool right!) He was preparing

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Best Tips to Take Better Landscape Photographs

Posted on June 11, 2016 By

1) Use a tripod and make sure that it is stable. This prevents camera movement; essential when working at slow shutter speeds and low light levels.

2) Use your camera’s lowest ISO setting. The higher the ISO setting, the more digital graininess is present in the image. Sticking to your lowest ISO will keep graininess to a minimum and ensures that picture quality is at its best.

3) Use a cable release or self-timer to prevent camera shake when you press the shutter.
4) Set a small aperture (reasonably high F number – such as F16) and focus approximately one third into the scene. This helps you achieve a deep depth of field, thereby making the image look sharp from foreground to background.

5) Take your photographs early in the morning and at sunset. During the ‘Golden Hours’ around dawn and dusk, the light quality is warmer and more interesting.

6) Set your white balance setting to ‘cloudy’. This will warm up the look of your photographs.

7) Don’t rush to take photos. Take time to look around and think about your composition. Get into the ‘creative zone’. Observe how the scenery is illuminated by the light.

8) Compose your photograph in a

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Find Best Waterproof Camera Under $200

Posted on June 10, 2016 By

Being a freelance photographer, I understand how important it is to take care of your camera, especially from water damage. And if you’ve put a few thousands of dollars to get your possession, you may not want to mess with it. For people who photograph, they must know that waterproof cameras aren’t cheap. They come with a hefty price tag, but not always. There are few other disposable waterproof cameras that do come, which can be cheap. But for some even their picture quality may be cheap! So here, what we’ll also look at which is the best waterproof camera under $200.

Good Waterproof Cameras Under $200

There are many waterproof cameras out there. Many of which are waterproof just for the sake of it and you tend to realize it only after purchasing. And then, there are few other quality ensured waterproof cameras which not only look stylish, but also have the ability to optimize the performance.

When you ought to buy one, do not get fooled just by the looks of the camera. Engage in a lot of research on it, read the reviews, know about the manufacturer, and if they are one of those big names then you

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Tips for Better Product Photography

Posted on June 9, 2016 By

Do you own a restaurant or any business and wish to feature your own products on your website, flyers or any other material? What you need is professional product photography services. These services not only ensure the best shots are taken but that your business is perfectly captured in the photos. All in all, if you wish to do it on your own, there are a few things you must to do ensure you get the best shots.

Lighting

Regardless of how powerful your camera is or how amazing your products are, poor lighting can easily tarnish the results. Lighting is the most important factor in photography. How great the lighting is will make a huge difference in the final output. When it comes to food photography (food fotografie), don’t just rely on natural light. Use reflectors and invest in gradient reflections on your products.

Backgrounds

Your background is yet another thing that can add spunk to your product photos. You need backgrounds that can complement the product. A cool-looking background is essential in product photography (productfotografie). Do not just rely on computer generated or inserted backgrounds. Use real life backgrounds.

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Portrait Photography Tips for You

Posted on May 8, 2016 By

People are easily the number one subject for photographs. From party snaps, to photos of children and travel shots of family members in front of famous monuments, millions upon millions of people photographs are taken every single say of the year.

Portrait photography is a little different to general people photography. The intent of portrait photography is capture and display something of the ‘essence’ of a person; to say something about their character, personality, or life.

The three most important things to get right in portrait photography are camera settings, lighting, and your relationship with your model.

Camera settings for portrait photography

Because taking portrait photographs is all about a person’s face (or if it’s a wider shot, their head-and-shoulders), classic portrait photography settings seek to remove anything distracting from the background of the shot. This mimics the effect of looking at someone’s face from very close up, and makes the subject ‘pop’ (this is photographer-speak for ‘stand out and capture attention’).

The way to achieve a distraction-free portrait photo is to use a wide aperture, often as wide as possible (f/2.8 or f/4 are popular choices). Wide apertures produce a shallow

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Digital Photography Tricks

Posted on May 7, 2016 By

For many amateur photographers, like myself, it is easy to get caught up in a one-tracked view on the skills that are required for good photography. In this article we take a look at a few digital photography tips and tricks that will help you understand the importance of view points in your photographs.

There is a tendency with amateur photographers to focus solely on the technical aspect of photography such as pixels and megapixels, lens sizes and shutter speeds.

To really understand and embrace the art of photography it is important to grasp the vital ingredients of great digital photography. To learn the real skills of photography in order to capture an image that you be proud of.

One of the key points of good photography is making sure that you choose the Viewpoint of your Shot with great Care.

An understanding of how to choose a composition carefully and how that simple choice can enhance your picture will mean the difference between amateur photographs sitting on the computer at home or reaching a competitive standard of photography.

This article can serve as a guide for those starting out in digital photography

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Ways to Choose Wedding Photography Services

Posted on May 7, 2016 By

It is natural that you want to capture all the special moments in your upcoming wedding and that too beautifully. In that case, it is necessary to hire a professional wedding Photography services Thornhillis very important. The following facts highlight the fundamental ways to choose a wedding photographer for your marriage ceremony.

  • A professional and reputed wedding photographer should have a permanent location for conducting the photography business. In that case, do not just get satisfied by the website but make sure to enough digging to find his location and if possible do visit the place for better assurance. The reason is that you would never want some stranger photographer to cover wedding ceremony.

  • Before you are hiring a wedding photographer it is necessary to make sure that they or the person will be there with you in every important event of the wedding. Furthermore, the person should help you in planning different events as well as he or she must there at the event before anybody else.

  • This might sound strange yet it is true that every photographer is not of the same quality. There are even photographers

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Easy Tips to Take an Awesome Selfie

Posted on May 6, 2016 By

With the release of Kim Kardashian’s new book “Selfish” dedicated exclusively to her selfies, it’s clear to see that the selfie trend is here to stay! Who wouldn’t like selfies – it’s like a mini photo shoot where you’re the model, photographer, lighting director, makeup artist and stylist! Whether you’re posting selfies to show off your amazing makeup or your outfit of the day, here are some tips that are sure to have your Instagram followers double tapping and your Facebook friends pressing the like button.

1) Make sure the light is right! Lighting is one of the most important factors when trying to take a flawless selfie. Make sure the lighting doesn’t cast shadows (as this can draw attention to unwanted areas and make facial features appear larger, such as the nose) and try to avoid fluorescent lighting, as this type of lighting is universally unflattering and can make the skin look pale and lifeless. The best type of lighting to use is natural light, if possible!

2) Know your angles! It may take time and some experimenting at first to find your best angles, but it will be worth it! Try different poses and

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Guide for Buying a Digital Camera

Posted on May 5, 2016 By

When I decided to be the proud owner of a digital camera, I was stunned when I searched on Google the topic “How to choose the best digital camera”. There were too many terms and technical stuff involved, and it made my head spin. However, after carefully reading through some sites, here is a simple camera buying guide (for newbies like you and me).

Before you embark on your camera buying journey, decide what you are buying the camera for. Are you just going to take pictures of your meet ups with your friends, or are you going to start a hobby in photography? Will you take pictures that you will upload on Facebook or MySpace, or are you planning to print large pictures to make banners or hang up in large frames on your walls? All these questions matter when it comes to deciding on a digital camera to buy.

Once you have thought that over, here are some of the more technical details you should consider for your purchase, put in very simple terms.

Megapixels

If you are buying a camera, this is usually one of the most common words you will

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Best Kids Photography Services

Posted on April 3, 2016 By

Photographing babies could prove to be a great challenge for the amateur photographer who is unskilled with the uncooperative subject. It is difficult to get good clear shots of the baby who is frequently restless and do not follow instructions well for photography.

Newborn photography is becoming popular in Singapore where newborns are welcome in the young professional couples’ lives. A family photography session is high in demand with the newborn as the star of the family unit which spurs on the sprouting of baby photography Singapore studios.

Precious Moments

A baby is always very adorable to instigate parents into clicking away at their camera whenever possible. But a professional newborn photography is a must today to capture the magical moment of a new life created through the love of two awesome individuals. Great stories abound for the baby in the future as masterpieces are captured in print or on canvas.

As the baby grows through the years, kid photography Singapore professionals would capture the essence of its development even if on the physical aspects alone. Families in Singapore today are quick to hire professional photographers for newborn photography or family photography sessions at least once a year during auspicious occasions such

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Ways to Getting Professional Photos Consistently

Posted on April 2, 2016 By

There is a challenge to taking beautiful landscape pictures. Getting consistently great results is nearly impossible. Professional photographers have ideas, and tricks that they use. These ideas include, looking at the subject matter, examining the point of view, the facts about lighting, and the technical aspects of photographing landscapes. Once we look at these techniques you will be well on your way to getting the results that you strive for regularly.

To get a great landscape photo you need to find a landscape to photograph. If you like to travel, then shooting landscapes is for you, as you will need to travel to find the beautiful vistas that you want to shoot. You might think that you need to find a bright sunny day to take your pictures. This is not necessarily true as a partly overcast sky can add a very dramatic element to a stunning landscape.

A landscape can sometimes be more interesting during a storm. A dark and stormy sky before a storm, dripping trees after the storm, or even a light snowstorm, may enhance the look of the landscape picture. Movement in a photo can also be quite dramatic. Stunning images can be created of a

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Wedding Photographer Can Make Your Wedding an Unforgettable

Posted on April 1, 2016 By

Everyone knows how it is too distressing to arrange a grand wedding. But at the same time marriage is perhaps one of the best feelings an individual can ever have in their life. It is a one-day event which people try to cherish for the rest of their life.

Why you need wedding photography?

After the dress is worn, the blossoms bite the dust, the sustenance is eaten, and the visitors leave, the photos are the main thing staying to report your big day. Picking your wedding picture taker is one of the hardest wedding choices since you can’t see the photos you’re purchasing until you’ve officially settled on the choice.

It does not matter whether you are arranging a destination wedding or planning to tie the knot in less grandeur wedding photographers will be the integral part of the day. Pictures are considered to be the strongest memory one can ever have.  Be that as it may, before focusing on a wedding photographer, there are numerous inquiries that you need to ask yourself.

Professional photographers possess some uniqueness

Generally as any other job, wedding photography needs to show the

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