Monthly Archives: November, 2012

Canon EOS 60D, Backgrounds

When taking pictures, we usually pay close attention to our subject. This, of course, is a wise thing to do when using your camera, but it’s also very important (and sometimes even more important) to pay attention to the...

Canon EOS 60D, Depth of Field

Selective focusing with a wide aperture can add a lot of creativity to your images. You are telling the viewer where you want the focus of the image to be, and the meaning and story change depending on what...

Nikon D7000, Sharp Focus: Using a Tripod

There are a couple of reasons tripods are so critical to your landscape work, the first being the time of day that you will be working. As we’ll cover later, the best light for most landscape work happens at...

Canon PowerShot G12, Watching Your Videos

There are a couple of different options for you to review your video once you have finished recording. The first is probably the easiest: Press the Playback button to bring up the recorded image on the LCD screen, and...

Canon PowerShot G12, Video Shooting Tips

From a technical standpoint, shooting video with the G12 isn’t that much different from capturing stills. The Video mode supports adjustments like white balance settings, the ND (neutral density) filter, and even the Self-Timer feature. Instead, shooting video requires...

Canon PowerShot G12, Locking the Exposure Level

Not everything is automatically locked once you begin recording. The camera tries to dynamically compensate for exposure fluctuations (moving from bright to shaded areas, for example) as you record, which can often be a distraction. Fortunately, you can manually...

Canon PowerShot G12, Locking Focus

Normally, the G12 focuses on whatever is in the middle of the screen. You can manually focus the lens before shooting by pressing the MF button and turning the Control dial. However, once you begin recording, the focus is set:...

Cockroaches (Blattaria)

Cockroaches are among the oldest and most primitive of insects. They evolved about 350 million years ago during the Silurian Period, diverging together with the manrids from an ancestral stock that also gave rise to termites (Boudreaux 1979). Cockroaches...

Canon PowerShot G12, Shooting Video

To get started, turn the Mode dial to the Movie shooting position. Much like shooting still photos in Auto mode, the camera attempts to make adjustments automatically before starting to record video. Some aspects, such as manual focus, Macro...

Canon PowerShot G12, The My Menu Setting

There are a lot of items in the menu that you can change, but some are used and changed more frequently than others. The My Menu function allows you to place five of your most used menu items in...

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Underlight As Accent, For Power and The Main Light for Photography

Underlighting, in which fill or accent light comes from under the topic, is not widely used technique in the traditional Portraits,...
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How To Fix Overexposure As A Creative Tool, The Complete Guide

As an creative tool, overexposure is sort of underrated. What I’m close to propose could be a deliberate and well thought out technique for...

7D Mark II is Canon’s best DSLR cameras without full-frame sensor.

The expected long-awaited Canon EOS 7D Mark II are shipping in November for $ 1,799 without a lens. With a higher price tag, you...

Low key photography and How to isolate your subject.

Low key photography doesn’t depend on underexposure to make its point; the key to low key is that the majority of tones, even correctly...

High Key Lighting Techniques for Professional Photographers

I’ve written many times about high key lighting techniques and how to achieve them. The term “high key” is a bit misleading. As I’ve...