SHOT MORE EDIT LESS (part II)

Okies...nk update as per promise abt this issue...There have 5 contents in this issue :

1. Setting up

M-Manual :
Allows you to choose the shutter speed & aperture. Get it right at this stage & go for a shutter speed higher than the reciprocal of the focal lenght of your lens for sharp shots. Choose an aperture for the appropriate depth of field & you'll spend less time correcting mistakes.

A-Aperture Priority :
Keeps you in ctrl of the aperture setting & will allow you to make creative decisions abt the depth of field. Keep an eye on your shutter speed & u can shoot your subjects with a blured background.

S(Tv)-Shutter Priority :
This mode is the best option when inducing speed or movement is critical. Set it at 1/125 sec for car panning shots / try sreating arty blur in general photography at 1/2 sec hand-held.

P-Program :
Great for snap, but it takes the creative ctrl out of your hands. Often the camera xan overide the ISO setting (creating noise), select a slow shutter speed (inducing shake & blur) or pop the flash up when it's not necessary (resulting in harshly lit foregrounds & underexposed background).

ISO Explained :
Selecting the cottect ISO in-camera is probably the most critical setting you can make because it's impossible to effectively reduce noise later without trading off shrapness & reducing contrast. Choose the lowerst ISO possible on your camera at all the times for the best result. Pixels will be sharper, colours punchier & contrast at its best. here is ISO setting example :

ISO 200 :

ISO 400 :

ISO 800 :

ISO 1600 :


White Balance :

Auto White Balence symbol Auto as you can guess, this is where the camera determines what the best white balance setting is. It doesn't always get it right but it'sworthwhile using.
Daylight White Balance symbol Daylight The sun setting. You may not see much of a difference with this and auto white balance but is meant to be used in daylight
Shade White Balance symbol Shade The shed setting. Images shot in shade can be quite blue so this will add some warmth to it.
Daylight White Balance symbol Cloudy The cloud setting. Adds some warm tones to normal daylight pictures. Be careful with this as sometimes your pictures can look quite yellow.
Tungsten White Balance symbol Tungsten The light bulb setting. Counteracts the strong colour cast from tungsten lighting (usual light bulbs).
White fluorescent White Balance symbol Fluorescent The strip light setting. Compensates the greeny-blue of fluorescent lights.
Flash White Balance symbol Flash The lightning bolt setting. Using flash can introduce a bit of blueness and this setting adds some warmth.

Wrong white balance

What happens when the wrong white balance setting is chosen, in this case, tungsten instead of flash or auto. The skin tones take on a very cold, blueish tinge while other colours lose their warmth and vibrancy.


Correct white balance
Almost the same image but with the Auto white balance enabled. Note the more natural skin tones and warmer range of colours.



NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY

It can have any kind of subject; it depends on the imagination of the photographer. :

Shutter Priority | Shutter Speed 1/160 | Aperture Value 2.8 | ISO Speed 50 :



Aperture Priority | Shutter Speed 1/800 | Aperture Value 5 | ISO Speed 50 :



Shutter Priority | Shutter Speed 1/200 | Aperture Value 2.8 | ISO Speed 50 :



Shutter Priority | Shutter Speed 1/200 | Aperture Value 3 | ISO Speed 50 :

USEFULL AUTOMATIC SETTING

The following modes are found on most SLR models. However, depending on your camera brand, some may not be available.


  • Portrait - Set your digital camera to portrait mode when your taking photographs of people. Portrait mode will set the image color for skin tone perfectly.

  • Landscape - Set your camera to this mode when your taking photos of landscapes. For example if your photographing beach or mountain sceneries.

  • Close Up - Close up mode speaks for itself. For example, when you want to photograph small objects so they fill the whole frame as if to appear larger.

  • Sports - Sports mode should be used when you want to photograph a moving object such as a child or dog running.

  • Night Portrait - Choose night portrait automatic mode when you want to shoot a person in low light such as night time.

  • Flash Off - This mode is useful for times when your not allowed to use a flash. For example, in an art gallery.


21 TIPS FOR AMATEUR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS

1. Create 'Shot list' :
---> List with who & what the couple like u to capture on the day.

2. Family Photo Coordinator :
---> Get the couple to nominate a family member (or one for each side
of the family) who can be the ‘director’ of the shoot.

3. Scout the Location :
---> Visit the locations of the different places that you’ll be shooting before the big day

4. Preparation is Key :
---> Well prepared. Have a backup plan (in case of bad weather), have batteries charged, memory cards blank, think about routes and time to get to places and get an itinerary of the full day so you know what’s happening next.

5. Set expectations with the Couple :
---> Show them your work/style. Find out what they are wanting to achieve, how many shots they want, what key things they want to be recorded, how the shots will be used (print etc)

6. Turn off the sound on your camera :
---> Beeps during speeches, the kiss and vows don’t add to the event. Switch off sound before hand and keep it off.

7. Shoot the small details :
---> Photograph rings, backs of dresses, shoes, flowers, table settings, menus etc - these help give the end album an extra dimension

8. Use Two Cameras :
---> Beg, borrow, hire or steal an extra camera for the day - set it up with a different lens.

9. Consider a Second Photographer :
---> Having a second backup photographer can be a great strategy. It means less moving around during ceremony and speeches, allows for one to capture the formal shots and the other to get candid shots. It also takes a little pressure off you being ‘the one’ to have to get every shot!

10. Be Bold but Not Obtrusive :
---> Timidity won’t get you ‘the shot’ - sometimes you need to be bold to capture a moment. However timing is everything and thinking ahead to get in the right position for key moments are important so as not to disrupt the event.During the formal shots be bold, know what you want and ask for it from the couple and their party. You’re driving the show at this point of the day and need to keep things moving.

11. Learn how to Use Diffused Light :
---> The ability to bounce a flash or to diffuse it is key. You’ll find that in many churches that light is very low. If you’re allowed to use a flash (and some churches don’t allow it) think about whether bouncing the flash will work (remember if you bounce off a colored surface it will add a colored cast to the picture) or whether you might want to buy a flash diffuser to soften the light. If you can’t use a flash you’ll need to either use a fast lens at wide apertures and/or bump up the ISO. A lens with image stabilization might also help.

12. Shoot in RAW :
---> Weddings can present photographers with tricky lighting which result in the need to manipulate exposure and white balance after the fact - RAW will help with this considerably.

13. Display Your Shots at the Reception :
---> One of the great things about digital photography is the immediacy of it as a medium. One of the fun things I’ve seen more and more photographers doing recently is taking a computer to the reception, uploading shots taken earlier in the day and letting them rotate as a slideshow during the evening. This adds a fun element to the night.

14. Consider Your Backgrounds :
---> One of the challenges of weddings is that there are often people going everywhere - including the backgrounds of your shots. Particularly with the formal shots scope out the area where they’ll be taken ahead of time looking for good backgrounds. Ideally you’ll be wanting uncluttered areas and shaded spots out of direct sunlight where there’s unlikely to be a wandering great aunt wander into the back of the shot.

15. Don’t Discard Your ‘Mistakes’ :

---> The temptation with digital is to check images as you go and to delete those that don’t work immediately. The problem with this is that you might just be getting rid of some of the more interesting and useable images. Keep in mind that images can be cropped or manipulated later to give you some more arty/abstract looking shots that can add real interest to the end album.

16. Change Your Perspective :
---> Get a little creative with your shots. While the majority of the images in the end album will probably be fairly ‘normal’ or formal poses - make sure you mix things up a little by taking shots from down low, up high, at wide angles etc.


17. Group Shots :
---> The beauty of getting up high is that you get everyone’s face in it and can fit a lot of people in the one shot. The key is to be able to get everyone to the place you want them to stand quickly and to be ready to get the shot without having everyone stand around for too long.

18. Fill Flash :

---> When shooting outside after a ceremony or during the posed shots you’ll probably want to keep your flash attached to give a little fill in flash.

19. Continuous Shooting Mode :
---> Having the ability to shoot a lot of images fast is very handy on a wedding day so switch your camera to continuous shooting mode and use it. Sometimes it’s the shot you take a second after the formal or posed shot when everyone is relaxing that really captures the moment!

20. Expect the Unexpected :
---> One more piece of advice that someone gave me on my own wedding day. ‘Things will Go Wrong - But They Can be the Best Parts of the Day’. In every wedding that I’ve participated in something tends to go wrong with the day. The best man can’t find the ring, the rain pours down just as the ceremony ends, the groom forgets to do up his fly, the flower girl decides to sit down in the middle of the aisle or the bride can’t remember her vows….

These moments can feel a little panicky at the time - but it’s these moments that can actually make a day and give the bride and groom memories. Attempt to capture them and you could end up with some fun images that sum up the day really well.


21. Have Fun :
---> Weddings are about celebrating - they should be fun. The more fun you have as the photographer the more relaxed those you are photographing will be. Perhaps the best way to loosen people up is to smile as the photographer.

SPIRIT LEVEL

Okies..
Nak cite ttg 'Spirit Level' plk..mende nie most of photographer in the world use it to positioning of horizontal & vertical simultaneously...mende nie ideal for landscape & architectual photography, & especially for panoramic photography...means if gune 'spirit level' nie..pic yg capture will look realy & superb...
Its :

Easy To Install :
mende nie very easy to install..with just attach this spirit level on your camera's flash hot shoe and you are ready to shoot..

Easy Leveling :
Leveling is very important for photography, especially for panoramic shots or stitching images. It is simply a must have when you shoot with a tripod. This spirit level is so much easier to use. In comparison, the small and thin grid lines in your view.



New Info...Digital Camera Magazine...

Update abt Digital Camera issue 42 (June 2009)...(part 1)
This month issue cite ttg "Shoot more Edit less"...How to get stunning images straight out of your Digital SLR...This month issue mmg usefull..mcm yg knowledge diberitahu...all the technics is very easy to understand...mcm kite yg beginner nie..ho3..


Detail in this mag will be story to all of u as soon as possible...hu3

METERING MODE

Okies...
Skrg kite nk update ttg "metering mode" plk...ade 3 type of metering mode :

1.) Center Weighted Metering :


2.) Spot Metering :


3.) Overall Metering (Multi Segment/Zone Metering) :


nie..example metering mode yg ada...detail i'll will inform it soon...

Vacation...

Slm...
dh lame x update..hu3...baru2 nie kite blk klate..vacation dgn whole fmly..penat tp best sbb every hour & everyday full dgn actvty...kat sini a few pic yg kite capture hasil dr pembelajaran online yg bergurukan internet..keh3...


SONY DOUBLE EXPOSURE - UPDATE

Slm...
kite nk update sket ttg SONY Double Exposure..prgm nie ade 14 episode..byk nye challenge yg ade..antaranyer...
>> interior challenge
>> basketball challenge
>> street shoot
>> food & beverage shoot
>> potrait shoot
>> bridal shoot
>> magazine spread shoot
>> photo journalistic challenge
>> stuff magazine cover shoot

Perghh...mencabarnyer task die..

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