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Monthly Archives: February 2017

Information of ISO Sensitivity

The exposure is controlled by 3 (three) adjustments we make in the camera: shutter speed, aperture and sensitivity. Shutter speed and aperture ultimately control how much light comes into the camera (we can compare this to a water tap – how much you open the valve and for how long will dictate the amount of water that will flow)… and how much light is needed for a certain exposure is determined by the sensitivity of the medium used (today it has been expressed as ISO numbers – and as ASA not so long ago).

In the digital cameras world today, we can find ISO ranges from as low as 50 up to 204,800, being the normal range placed somewhere between 200 and 1600. These numbers have some qualities associated with them: it sets the amount of light needed for a good exposure, and the lower the number, the more light is required, and as a consequence for a fixed aperture, a slow shutter speed will have to be used; and will influence the amount of noise in the image.

So, if you have lots of light (or have the camera mounted on a tripod), the lower the numbers you can set, and on the other hand, when you do not have lots of it or you need a faster shutter speed (for action and sports shots, for example), you will need to raise the ISO (and this is what the AUTOISO settings in your camera do: adjusts the ISO settings so you end up with the correct camera measured exposure for a given situation. You normally set the minimum and maximum range you want the camera to automatically adjust the ISO based on your acceptable quality and speed requirements).

It is worth knowing that each time you double the ISO (for example, from 100 to 200 or from 400 to 800), half of the light is needed for the same exposure, and vice-versa.

As we mentioned above, noise levels will also be influenced by the ISO settings, and the higher the number is, the more noise and visible grain an image will have. We normallywant the images to have the least amount of noise as possible.

Today, most digital cameras can make good quality images at ISOs up to 800 or 1600 and above, but several aspects affect this, from the sensor type a camera uses (for example, the size of the pixels used on the camera’s sensor, which are larger in SLRs compared to the compact ones. Larger pixels result in less noise and SLRs have larger sensors with larger pixels) to the amount and type of noise reduction algorithms and systems used in the cameras.

Panorama Stitching Services

A panoramic view empowers buyers to basically rotate and check the property providing a real life-like experience without having to visit the house. Nowadays people hardly go out anymore. Numerous e-commerce sites have enabled them to buy or do their shopping sitting at home. E-commerce sites have gone insane with the use panoramic images to display a 360- degree view of their products to convince the customers. With Panoramic images, e-commerce websites have been able to find customers on a large-scale and also have overcome the need to convince people with just one or 2 shots of the product.

Work done while performing the stitching process,

  • Modifying and sewing the straight and horizontally images as required
  • Adjusting of stages and shapes to create the picture look even and stylish
  • Addition of needed detail to the pictures
  • Aligning, placement and covering components normally and correctly
  • Removal of repetitive components and objects
  • Rotating and cropping
  • Image filtering
  • Color making and modification

The art of stitching images is a task that cannot be handled by everyone, only professional editors with the knowledge of software that handle images can do the task accurately. The need to incorporate new trends and technologies in the project can make images more appealing and natural. Freelancing firms across the world offer Image Stitching services at affordable prices. Most of the photo editors use Photoshop to do most of the editing and the stitching work. Photoshop provides tools that can help editors manipulate with colors, brightness, and other areas of the images that need correction.

Right Photography Class

Important Factors to Consider in Choosing a Photography School

Below are some tips if you are planning to enroll in classes for photographers:

Identify your needs. Have a fair idea of the actual things that you want to learn from your classes before beginning your search. Are you a beginner who simply wants to learn, understand and master the basics? Would you like to learn more advanced concepts like model posing and multiple exposures?

Know your schedule. How much time can you allocate for your lesson? You would want to opt for a school that can accommodate your busy schedule if you currently have a day job.

Begin your search. The best place to go first is online. You can also solicit suggestions from your friends or relatives. You may be able to find a few photography schools operating near where you live or work. If there is a photography club in your area, enquire whether they offer classes or not. Create a shortlist of potential schools to enroll in.

Review the courses. Go to the shortlist of potential schools you have created and check the courses offered. Does the syllabus and the goals you have set match? More often, classes are broken down into these three categories: beginner, intermediate and advanced. Opt for the lower level if you are unsure which level would fit you best. This will allow you to master the basics first before advancing to the higher level.

Check the work and credentials of the instructor. Before you enter a photography class in that school, talk to former students and get their reviews of the instructors. Photography instructors should not only produce outstanding work. Do remember that they should also be good communicators because that is where good relationship and good learning starts.

Taking Great Photos for Children

Know your equipment

Children move fast and have short attention spans. If you want to catch that great photo it is important that you are familiar with the equipment that you are using and know the best settings to get the type of images you want. This means practising with your camera, reading the manual and getting to grips with the technicalities. Photography is like anything else. If you want to be good at it you have to do the work. I like to shoot on aperture priority and set the autofocus to track my subjects, but there are no hard rules. Experiment and find out what works for you.

Persistance

Don’t be disheartened if you don’t get a great shot in the first five minutes. Sometimes you have to take a lot of bad shots to get that one good shot. Often the main difference between an amateur and a professional is that the amateur gives up before the professional would. Remember your worst photo is always the one you didn’t take. Being a great kids photographer is all about persistence.

Shoot from Their Level

Always try to crouch down when you are photographing children. Not only does it make for better a better composition, it helps connect with them on their level. Try to talk to them and interact with what’s going on so the situation seems more normal, don’t hide behind your camera and silently take photos – that will unsettle them.

Pick a Great Location

Going to the beach or out into the country will help you take great photos. Keep your children occupied and make the day an adventure and great pictures will jump out in front of you. Better locations give you a great start in producing great images and keep your children interested.