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Monthly Archives: July 2016

How Photographing Fireworks?

photographing-fireworksHow would you photo a blast? Indeed, with regards to a firecrackers appear, it takes a lot of arranging and reckoning of what you will require. Notwithstanding the way that a firecrackers show is a preplanned occasion, that staggering minute when the firecrackers detonate in the sky is still a brief instant when everything needs to work ideal for you to get the ideal photo.

Presently clearly, there are some gear issues that must be set up to have your camera set up and prepared as well as at the correct settings to catch that minute when all grandness cuts free in the sky. So from a hardware point of view…

– A tripod. The activity of the fireworks is so dramatic that unless you stabilize your camera, the shot will be blurred and unacceptable to you and to whoever you may wish to sell it to. The tripod should be easily transportable and adjustable so you can make adjustments on the fly.

– A shutter release that functions externally.

– Equipment to work at night as that is when your subject is going to occur. You can get a head mounted flashlight at any camping store so you can direct the light at the camera and still have both hands free to handle your equipment.

– A portable chair as there will be some waiting. Anything else that will help you ride out the wait such as food, water, music etc. should also be part of your preparations.

Because the fireworks explosion is sudden and fast, you need to be able to adjust the shutter speed and have the camera set up to react to manual focus so you can use your eyes and ears to know exactly when to snap that shot.

The key to a great or a series of great fireworks photographs is location. You want a location that has an outstanding vantage point view of the piece of sky where the most action will take place. This means you may need to take a position on a bridge, on top of a building or on a hill away from the crowds that come to see the show. This is not going to be easy to find so start early. It is not out of line to “scope out” your location days in advance and arrive hours in advance to secure that spot as yours.

Experience is going to be one of your best teachers as to not only the right location but how to set your camera focus and shutter speeds and how to position the view from the secured location so you can capture the rocket at the moment of explosion. So find ways to do some practice shoots at other fireworks displays before you set out to do the “keeper” shot. Many times minor league baseball clubs have fireworks shows and they would happily let you take photographs of the show in exchange for a few free shots. Here you can experiment with your experiment and get your bearings before setting up for a larger show.

Once the show gets underway, anticipate the explosion that you want to capture. Don’t snap the first five minutes of the show but use that time to confirm that you have the right sky location scouted. The best times to capture the shot are right before the explosion which you can time by the sound of the rocket going up and the expected time before eruption.

With some experience you will get your sixth sense about where and when to snap that perfect photo and when you are done, you will have some spectacular shots to include with your portfolio or to display proudly. And this will lead to even more work photographing explosions in the sky.

Clean a Camera Lens Tips

For taking high caliber and spotless pictures, the camera focal point requires normal cleaning. Cleaning is likewise a workmanship simply like taking great pictures. On the off chance that the cleaning is done inaccurately then it will most likely bargain the nature of the photos. Focal point cleaning is a standout amongst the most crucial upkeep rehearses. Before beginning the cleaning procedure, it must be comprehended whether the focal points are simple to use sort or the SLR (burn focal point reflex).

Things Needed

Taking after are the things which are required:

– Camera Lens

– Soft brush

– Clean sheet

– Cleaning fabrics which ought to be uncommon materials like the ones utilized for cleaning eyeglasses. Customary towels or materials are not appropriate as they can leave scratches and cushions on the focal point

– Cleaning liquid should be produced using unadulterated water or liquor. On the off chance that this is not accessible then plain water or liquor will be fine.

Cleaning Point-and-shoot lenses

These types of camera lenses are built-in and they normally have a protective automated window and shutter for protecting the glass from scratches and streaks. These lenses don’t often get dirty and regular cleaning is not required for them.
Steps:
1. Turn on the camera for opening the lens corner.
2. Few drops of cleaning fluid are to be poured on the cleaning cloth.
3. The lens is to be cleaned from the outside and inside. All the surfaces should be reached especially with the small lenses.
4. It has to be made sure that the lenses are dry before turning off the camera and engaging the lens cover.
5. Turn on the camera and take a test picture for checking if there are marks or streaks on the photograph.

Cleaning SLR lenses

These types of lenses are mostly preferable for taking outdoor photographs, this is the reason that they can be very dirty. However they are easy to clean as compared to other types of lenses.
Steps:
1. Look for a place that is free from dust and near the window having direct sunlight. Spread out the clean sheet and place all the items on it.
2. If the camera lens is still attached to the body then it has to be removed. Those lens parts that are attached to the body do not require cleaning. It should be made sure that this part is not touched as fingerprints can affect the picture quality.
3. Use a soft brush for gently removing any dust or dirt.
4. Little amount of cleaning fluid has to be poured on the cloth.
5. Start cleaning the lens from the center slowly moving to the outer surface and then wipe off the fingerprints. Straight strokes should never be used as form straight marks that are difficult to remove.
6. The dry part of the cloth has to be used for wiping the lens.
7. Inspect the camera lens under the sun for ensuring that it has been cleaned adequately. Now place the filter on the lens for making sure that there no particles are trapped in between the two.
8. The lens can now be mounted back into place on the camera body.
9. Take a test picture for checking if there are any streaks or marks on the lens.

Color Space in Digital Photography

In this photography online course, we will take in the essential picture parameters in advanced photography and computerized cameras. They are:

Tint, Saturation, Contrast, Sharpness, Tone and Color space.

For better computerized camera picture predominance and for better advanced photography you can control these picture parameters and improve your photography. In any case, you should likewise comprehend that the best choice is dependably to take a photogaph in RAW record choice and change it utilizing picture altering virtual products.

Tweaking features offered by some brands:
Some brands of digital cameras do have some ingrained tweaking features which you may use if you have one of them. Some of these are:
Nikon D300 and Nikon D400 allow tweaking parameters by settings for individual parameters and presets. Konika Minolta A2 has bracketing choices for the image parameters. It allows you take the same picture image using different parameters. Canon EOS 30D allows several tone and saturation settings. Nikon Coolpix P50 and Canon Powershot SD850 IS have the option for lighter and darker skin tones.

The concept of color space:
A color space is a model used by computers to map color, using numbers. Principally, there are two types of color spaces, RGB and CMYK. RGB is also called as additive color space and CMYK is also called as subtractive color space.

Additive color spaces are used on displays and screens, a combination of colors giving appearance to a particular color. Subtractive color spaces are used in printing applications. To get a particular color, another color has to be subtracted from the white substrate so that the reflected light can be perceived to be a specific color.

In additive color space, screen emits a light using a combination of different lights whereas in subtractive color space, the surface of printed paper absorbs all wavelengths except the color that needs to be perceived.

Many dSLR cameras use RGB color space. Before getting a photo printed, it is always a good idea to convert it into CMYK color space so that you may know the exact result you will be getting after it is printed.

Even if you don’t change the color space to CMYK, computer programs do it before printing. Color spaces are defined in computer programs using hue, saturation and brightness as defining guides. RGB model includes HSL (Hue, Saturation and Lightness) and HSV (Hue, Saturation and Value).