• Many people encounter events where there is a great deal of activity and motion, but all in an environment of low lighting, such as a wedding or reception. Avoid Using Flash While many people might automatically say “use the flash”, this isn’t a very good idea. In fact there are some locations and events that expressly forbid the use of flash photography. This includes museums and theaters as well as special or religious events. During all such moments, the flash will over illuminate the scene, eliminating the background entirely and brightly lighting a portion of the subject. This is a perfect occasion for red eye and poor results. It can also cause the flash to be recorded in the glass of windows as well as eyeglasses, which completely ruins even the nicest image. What

  • The traditionalist Anyone who has ever owned a traditional camera understands that light has an effect on the surface of the camera's film. When the shutter opens, it allows light to enter the camera. The lens reflects the image directly onto the film. The reflected image tells the film how to record the light that came through the open shutter. All of this is affected by the camera's settings, including the film speed (ISO), aperture (F-stop) and shutter speed as well. Digital Digital photography has a great deal of the same language and also requires the use of the shutter, ISO and f-stop, as well as a special medium that is capable of recording the image in front of the camera accurately. The digital age means that no film stock is placed into the body of the camera, and

  • Indoor photography can be among the most challenging subjects for amateur and professional photographers. Lack of windows, natural light and the terrible effects of artificial lighting can all create unappealing or even indistinguishable images. There are ways to work around this however, and some "tricks" include: Pay attention to the direction of existing light When composing photographs indoors it may be tempting to place someone in the brightest location possible in order to get the good lighting, but this may not always be the best method. While side lighting can produce some artistic images, a good photograph may result from using a "fill flash" technique to balance any shadows on the face or subject. Additionally, back-lighting is another great method of using existing

  • This article has been very well received by the photography community, and is published in the December 2009 edition of Professional Photographer Magazine. In this digital age where everyone has cameras, scanners, and home "photo printers," we hear this all the time: How do professional (or personal) photographers charge $X for an 8x10 when they cost just $1.50 at the drugstore? Simply put, the customer is not just paying for the actual photograph; they're paying for time and expertise. The average one-hour portrait session First, let's look at the actual work involved: Travel to the session Setup, preparation, talking to the client, etc. Shoot the photos Travel from the session Load images onto a computer Back up the files on an external drive 2 - 4 hours of Adobe® P

  • Entrepreneurship is catching up fast with a number of Ghanaian youth and I must admit, it is refreshing to realize that people, while in tertiary schools and some, upon graduation decide, and determine to start a business on their own instead of the annoying tendencies of writing and printing out numerous application letters for jobs that seem not to be available. Being an entrepreneur myself, though I have another day job, I have realized certain things that easily drain the energy of these once upon a time zealous persons. One major problem I have realized is the fact that most start up businesses fail to plan properly thereby forgetting to set a target for their goods and services. It seems they just start producing and simply anticipate that the products or services will be patroniz

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