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photo-Edu: Composing the PictureFilling the four corners of the frame raises the compositional bar, asking one to not only isolate the subject (see previous news article), but to use the frame as efficiently and as powerfully as possible. On page 7 of The Art of Photographing Nature, the authors discuss the specific task of filling the four corners of the frame. Editor Martha Hill suggests that this is simply working within the space dictated by the rectangle of the viewfinder. A simple concept, but its not easy to do, especially when the subject is in motion.photo-Edu: Composing the Picture by wrighton363
The bottom line: good composition is a matter of awareness. Try as best you can to be conscious of your entire frame. Youre looking, of course, to fill the frame with content, but also with design and visual flow. Photographers who can do this juggling several important intellectual tasks at once and getting it right can be confounding to beginning photographer
Exploring Digital Photography #1This series of news articles is intended to help the novice digital photographer who wants to learn more. The aim is to explain key terms and introduce new ideas to help you, as a novice, explore the world of digital photography.Exploring Digital Photography #1 by cdaile
What does that mean? Common terms used in the world of digital photography! Part 1
A term which stands for Single Lens Reflex; a camera design dating back to the late 1800s that uses an internal movable mirror' placed between the lens and the film to project the image seen through the lens. The image seen by the photographer through the viewfinder of an SLR camera is exactly the same as the image recorded by the camera onto film and later developed. For more info, see here.
Youve heard of it, yes? Well, it stands for Digital Single Lens Reflex. This is the modern day digital equivalent of
Exploring Digital Photography #2This series of news articles is intended to help the novice digital photographer who wants to learn more. The aim is to explain key terms and introduce new ideas to help you, as a novice, explore the world of digital photography.Exploring Digital Photography #2 by cdaile
What does that mean? Common terms used in the world of digital photography! Part 2
In Part 1 of this topic, we looked at SLR, DSLR, Sensors, Lenses, Difsuers, Pixels and Resolution. Time to move on to the interesting bits..
In terms of digital photography, shutter speed is slightly different to traditional photography. With traditional (film) cameras, the shutter opened when you pressed the shoot button, exposed the film behind the shutter, and then it closed again; covering the film back over in the process.
With the electric sensors in your digital camera, the "shutter" is controlled by the camera's computer. A short shutter speed means the sensor is
Polarizing FiltersNo matter whether you shoot with a dSLR, compact digicam, film SLR or rangefinder -- your photography can benefit from a polarizing filter. It modifies one of the basic properties of the light falling in your camera and its effects cannot be digitally duplicated, which makes it the No. #1 filter in photography.Polarizing Filters by blushark
Effects range from unwanted reflection removal to enhancing the pureness of colors and much more. Read on for a more in-depth look at polarizers, the way they work and the way you can benefit.
First I need to dispel some misconceptions -- for example, a widely spread myth is that polarizing filter is used only for getting bluer sky in you shots. This is wrong, or at least imprecise for more than one reason, but to really understand why, I'll first have to explain one specific property of light...
Behind the scenes
(skip this section if you don't want the physical background)
Polarization is property related to wave-part of light's wave-particle