Lighting Techniques for Photography

In photography, you have to work with light to produce quality pictures. The color, direction, quantity, and quality of the light you use determines how your subjects appear. In the studio, with artificial light sources, you can precisely control these four effects. However, for outdoor photography, you have to creatively play with the available lighting sources to come up with a good photo. I've listed some of the lighting tips and techniques for you to apply in photography.

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How To Take A Good Picture

Many beginners or amateurs find digital photography rather challenging and rightly so. Today, more and more digital cameras are being created and it seems like the more digital cameras they make, the more difficult they become to use. But, regardless of the camera you own, you should have at list the basic knowledge of digital photography in order to become excellent in the field.  Below are some digital photography tips on how to take a good picture with your camera.

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Wide Angle Lens

Wide angle lens or wide angle zoom can add special effects to your images which you can't get with other lenses. You can use them alone, or in combination to produce very special images. Something as simple as shooting a subject from a high vantage point or down at ground level can give you a picture that is dramatically different from what you get with telephoto and normal lenses. Here I show you some of the things you can do with a digital camera wide angle lens:

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What Does A Telephoto Lens Can Offer You

Telephoto lens make things look bigger. Everyone knows that. But don’t use your telephoto lenses simply just to magnify distant objects. Long lenses also provide a particular perspective and look that you can use creatively in a variety of ways. Whether you are applying selective focus to concentrate attention on a subject while allowing the background to blur, or squeezing the apparent distance between two subjects that are, in fact, widely separated, the telephoto lens is a versatile tool. Here are some of the ways you can use them.

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Lens Focal Length

Lens is described by its focal length, which is the distance in millimeters (mm) between the lens and the image it forms on the sensor or film, when it is sharply focused at infinity (the farthest possible visual distance). Focal length determines the angle of view or how much a lens sees which controls what portion of a scene will be captured. Focal length of a lens controls how wide or narrow its perspective is. A lens with a wide perspective will provide an expansive view while one with an intermediate perspective will offers you a normal view of a subject. A narrow, telephoto view might bring details of a subject in very close.

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Digital SLR Camera Lenses

The lens you mount on your single lens reflex (SLR) camera can make a dramatic difference in the quality and impact of your photographs. Indeed, one of the main advantages of the SLR over point-and-shoot (PnS) digital cameras is the ability to remove one lens and replace it with another. But newcomers to SLR photography often think in terms of simply exchanging one lens for another one with a wider or narrower field of view. They’re thinking only in terms of zoom positions (wide-angle and telephoto lenses).

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Photography For Beginner

In this post, I provide a list of the key features that you should think before buying a digital camera. Here’s a summary on how to choose a digital camera that is right for you:

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Amateur Photography

So, when you already have a camera in your hand, what is the next step for you to take great digital photos? I'm sure a lot of photography beginners out there wondering why they can't take a good photos. In this post, I will discuss the basic knowledge that needs to reside in the brain of every beginner photographer.

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