Thursday, December 31, 2009

Create a bokeh-rific panorama!

One of my favourite photographers on Flickr posts some excellent tutorials on his blog, and I stumbled across this how-to guide on how to create a bokehrama (a panoramic photo with lots of nice blurry bokeh). I hadn't realised the work and effort that went into the resulting image. Nice effect and I shall have to give it a go in 2010!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Choosing a camera when starting photography

People often ask me what camera should they choose when they decide to take up photography, so I have written a brief post on my blog about what you need to consider when deciding whether to buy a DSLR or a bridge camera.

Friday, December 18, 2009

3DVista - panoramic photos in one shot

A friend asked me about taking some shots of their flat today and was wondering how estate agents take those 360 shots of rooms. Well, he found THIS very cool tool... the 3DVista one shot lens. Takes 360 degree panoramics in one shot, and unwarps the shot with included software. Very handy if you're an estate agent, or even for landscape shots.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Nikon Lens Simulator

Nikon have released a very useful lens simulator, showing you the field of view for different Nikkor lenses. Handy!!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Dynamic range in Digital Photography

From Cambridge in Color.

"Dynamic range in photography describes the ratio between the maximum and minimum measurable light intensities (white and black, respectively). In the real world, one never encounters true white or black-- only varying degrees of light source intensity and subject reflectivity. Therefore the concept of dynamic range becomes more complicated, and depends on whether you are describing a capture device (such as a camera or scanner), a display device (such as a print or computer display), or the subject itself."

Full Article Here.

10 Rules for Successful Composition

From Phil Malpas Photography

"There are, however, a number of accepted approaches we can adopt that may help to ensure that the composition of an image is successful. Successful composition does not necessarily mean a successful image, but it is certain that if we pay no regard to composing our pictures then we are likely to be disappointed with our results."

Full Article Here.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Nikon D3S announced

Nikon has announced the D3s, an FX-format 12 megapixel DSLR that serves as a refresh of the D3.

Product information can be found here.

Nikon press release (source):

How to set a price for your photography

The Digital Photography School blog has posted a really useful post on setting pricing for your work. This is something we all come across at some point and personally I have found it extremely difficult to set.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Blog is lagging and looking for contributers.

Due to time and Health concerns. Am looking for moderators and contributors to take over the reins.

So email me at flickr or orb9220(at sign) if you would like to take the reins.

Will give you access to post your own links,HowTo's,Tutorials,Reviews,etc..

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

21 Examples Of Brilliant Photography With Humor from Smashing apps

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Ten Tips For People Photography from Craig Ferguson

More often than not, it’s the people you meet that make travel truly memorable.

It’s also the photographs of people that usually get the best reaction from family and friends when you return home.

So without further ado – 10 tips for better people photography.

Lightning Photography – A Primer from The PhotoArgus

This quick tutorial will show you how to use some basic equipment to translate a few million of watts of electricity into a few million pixels.

Check it out Here.

Zenfolio - Hosting in an Elegant Way!

Zenfolio combines the best in online photo viewing experience with a flexible shopping cart.

This means that not only do your photos look great on Zenfolio, they can be easily ordered as prints or a variety of products from a selection of vendors.

The service is easy to use, and offers many powerful features.

..Check them out Here.

All 54 winning photographs at the Nikon Photo Contest International 2008-2009

All 54 winning photographs at the Nikon Photo Contest International 2008-2009 here.

Slr - Lens Reviews

Check them out here.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Shooting Portraits like a Pro On a Budget

In this post portrait photographer Alexis Godschalk shares some tips on shooting studio like portraits on a budget by talking us through a shoot he did with a band recently.

Extensive Reviews from Momentcorpration

Check out the Reviews Here.

Lens Defects Database

The data presented here is based on the Lens Defect Survey. No survey is 100% reliable and as someone once may have said

'There are lies, damned lies, and statistics' (Mark Twain quoting Benjamin Disraeli). So be aware that:

Check it out Here

Sofortbid Mac Tethered Shooing.

Tethered Shooting

Control your camera remotely from your Mac via USB or through wired or wireless LAN using a wireless transmitter.

Automatically transfer all captured images instantly to you hard disk and optionally import them into your prefered image library application.

Trigger image capture via release button on camera body including high speed shooting or remotely from your Mac via toolbar button, menu item, keyboard shortcut or Apple Remote.

For Mac User's Check it out Here.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

40 Fresh Creative and Inspiring Photographs

There’s no hard and fast rule to achieve creative photography nor there are guidelines and steps to think out of the box.

But one thing’s for sure, for those who create some of the most creative photos in the world, they have great passion for photography and some good few years of practices and experience.

...Check it out Here

Friday, July 24, 2009

Welcome to TrekEarth!

TrekEarth is dedicated to fostering a global community interested in photography from around the world.

TrekEarth members strive to provide engaging photographs and useful critiques for each other and the entire internet community...Check them out

The Filter Flare Factor from Luminous Landscapes

Filters and Flares learn about it Here.

The 10 Most Expensive Photographs Ever

Check it out Here

Culture Picture Galleries from the Telegraph UK

From the Telegraph.UK some galleries for viewing.

Finding perfect photographic composition in your viewfinder

From Layers Magazine.. Check it out

Sunday, June 21, 2009

People Photography by Craig Ferguson

More often than not, it’s the people you meet that make travel truly memorable. It’s also the photographs of people that usually get the best reaction from family and friends when you return home. So without further ado –

10 tips for better people photography.

Lens Repair Data 3.0 from Lens Rentals

It has become our practice to publish our lens repair data every 6 months.

We started it at the request of some customers who felt the large number of lenses we deal with and the harsh conditions they are subjected to provided an opportunity to get some factual data about which lenses hold up the best and which are more fragile.

...Check out Here

How to Photograph Baseball

Today Pro Photographer Jim Bryant shares a comprehensive set of tips in a tutorial on how to photograph Baseball.

Lens reviews from Photography

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How To Sell Stock Photos - Part 1

This article is the first part of a 2 part series in which you will learn about the basics of stock photography, the license types, what to submit and how to make money off stock photography.

Check out.. Part 1 Here

Part 2 Here. They even used one of my pics "Tack Sharp Green" without me even knowing.

Blog from the famous Joe NcNally

Know throughout the Industry.
Check him out Here

Sunday, May 31, 2009

19 Amazing Free Graphic and Image Editors for Designers and Photographers

Graphic and image editors can help you create beautiful graphics and give your digital images amazing effects, but they can be expensive.

What if all you wanted to do was create something simple and basic, would you pay hundreds of dollars just to do that?

No, you would not...Check it out here

8 Guidelines To Taking Panoramic Photos With Any Camera

Panoramic photos were the realm of the professional with the time and funds to create gorgeous super wide angle shots... Not any more. Check it out Here.

Remove hot pixels from raw files

Hot pixels (sometimes called stuck pixels) appear as brightly coloured spots in your images. They are often more noticeable with slow shutter speeds or high ISO settings... Check it out Here

Earthbound Light - Resources

Photo Tips Archive Here.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Nikon AF-S DX 35mm f/1.8G Lens Reviews

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 35mm 1:1.8G DX review
Andy Westlake, March 2009

Also checkout

DigitalCameraReview review

Nikon Help Line Vids on YouTube

Check them out.

40 Amazing Online Photography Magazines

Whatever country we live in, we’re probably all familiar with the well-known photography magazines available in our newsagents and bookstores.

The UK has Practical Photography, France has Photo, the Italians have Zoom and the Americans have American Photo.

What you may not know is that there are many more photography magazines that are only available online. And some of them are good, very good...Check them out Here

Carrying 101 by thom

If selecting the right camera, lenses, and support system is troublesome enough for you, welcome to the world of "never satisfied." Yes, I'm about to delve into the topic that plagues all photographers: bags...Read Full Article Here.

7 Totally Unique Flickr Search Tools

Sometimes it’s simply overwhelming how many gorgeous photos there are on FlickrFlickr reviewsFlickr reviews - sifting through them to find a picture to use on your blog or to just admire can be a chore.

Luckily for us however, Flickr has an API, meaning that some creative developers have built alternative Flickr search engines...Check it out Here