Thursday, October 04, 2007
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1.How to Choose a Digital Camera
2.Digital Camera Accessories
3.Image Capture with Digital Camera
4.Store Captured Images In PC
5.Green Mode and Program Mode in Digital Camera
7.User Mode in Digital Camera
8.Quality Level in Digital Camera
9.White Balance in Digital Camera
10.Sensitivity and Sharpness in Digital camera
11.Exposure Metering in Digital Camera
12.EV Compensation in Digital Camera
13.Contrast Setting and Fill-in-Flash in Digital Camera
14.Colour Mode and Movie Mode in Digital Camera.
15.Night Scene Mode in Digital Camera
16.Panorama Mode in Digital Photography
17.Picture Modes and Landscape Mode In Digital Camera
18.Macro Modes and Flower Mode in Digital Camera
19.Portrait Modes in Digital Camera
20Sunset Mode in Digital Camera
21.Sports Mode in Digital Camera
22.Continuous Shooting Mode in Digital Camera
23.Shooting Scenes of fireworks with Digital Camera
24.Histogram Display in Digital Camera
25.Histograms of Digital Camera
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Sunday, October 01, 2006
Friday, September 29, 2006
It is the display of a graph in the LCD monitor of your camera to indicate the brightness distribution of the image you want to capture .It gives you an idea as to whether the image gets properly exposed .It helps you to know the
shadows and highlights and leads you to balance the exposure by relocating the subject or camera if possible,
improve lighting if necessary and manually adjust the exposure.
The horizontal axis of the graph is to indicate the brightness distribution and the vertical axis stands for the number
If the image of the subject is too dark, the peak of the graph appears at the far left, descends down and
moves towards the far right.
If the image of the subject is too bright, the peak of the graph appears at the far right, descends down and
moves towards the far left.
When the exposure is well balanced, the peak of the graph gets positioned in the middle, descends down on
both sides more or less uniformly and terminates at either end.
A clear understanding of histogram and adjustments to be made with its guidance will improve your skills
in capturing fine images with digital camera at the field. It will also enrich your editing skills at the
Monday, August 14, 2006
Taking photos of sparkler fireworks with colorful trails is a fine adventure during a night.
But you have to follow certain guidelines to capture a shot loaded with magical results.
Learn beforehand as to what exact type of scene you are to capture in the moment to arrive.
It may that of a flowerpot radiating sparkles upwards or a hand held wheel radiating
vertical spirals. For either of these situations you may have to position yourself away in front.
If it is a revolving ground wheel you may have to position yourself up above with your
camera poised downwards.
If the explosion and sparkle trail is to take place in the open sky you may have to locate
yourself at a high altitude.
But in all these situations positioning your camera with a tripod is essential. Ensure that
you will have an unobstructed view of the sparkle trail whatever way be its turn or travel.
Study the area and make sure that there are no unwanted structures or stray lights in the
Make sure that you are at right angles to the direction of wind at the specific location.
You should also set your focus in advance and be alert.
The two other most important tips to follow are:
1.The flash should be kept 'off' and if not possible should be covered with a mask.
2.The camera should be set in Continuous Shooting Mode and you should start
shooting a moment before the first flash of sparkle trail appears in the scene.
Then one of your shots is most likely to be a splendid one!
Monday, July 24, 2006
I had told you earlier that number of shots should be taken during an exciting event of sports so that any one shot could become by chance a memorable one. You may be asking as to how this shall be done to ensure that shot by all means. The Continuous Shooting Mode otherwise known as Burst Mode comes to your help for this venture.
This is a functional mode normally used with the basic capture mode of the digital camera. You are enabled to take several shots sequentially in succession at a rapid speed with this function when you go on keeping the shutter button fully held down during the critical period of an event. The above speed itself is again a function of the shutter release and image processing system of the camera and indicated as frames per second (fps). Frames per second differ widely in different cameras and models and will vary according to the settings for recorded pixels and quality level.
What exactly happens in this mode? When you continue shooting by pressing the shutter button fully held down over a long stretch of time, the images shot keep on getting stored in a buffer before they are processed and lodged in the memory card. The size of the buffer decides the number of frames that can be taken at a stretch. While some digital cameras specify the number of frames that can be shot in the burst mode, the latest compacts have sufficient buffer capacity that permits you to continue shooting till the memory card is full.
This mode is not restricted to capture sports events alone. Taking photographs of children is another situation where you may be longing for a wonderful candid shot while they are playing. Burst mode is there to achieve your aim here. Even for taking portraits that you expect to have a candid sparkle, this mode will be helpful. However pre focusing is essential while you shoot in this mode and the battery should be fully charged before you start shooting.Keep a back up battery in readiness if you want to work in this mode for a long session. See that you have another memory card also in reserve if the card in use is not of a high storage capacity,
The manual specific to your camera should guide you for the recommended settings on file size and resolution.
Saturday, July 08, 2006
This mode enables you to capture clear images of moving subjects especially those action shots in sports. This is made possible with a high shutter speed. However, number of other constraints is there to be overcome by a photographer before he captures a vital moment of action, which gives life and makes a sports picture fantastic. He has got to be pretty well aware of actions involved and situations of importance distinct to different sports events and the positioning he has to adopt for a specific event.
A digicam with 3X optical zoom is fine enough. A tripod or monopod with a pan table is quite essential. A telephoto lens and a flash with high output are optional. For the professional photographer anyway, the needs will be much more and advanced.
Unless you are a press photographer you will not get correct locations close enough for an action shot. You have to plan wisely and decide the apt locations available for you to be as close as possible. This should be your first task.
You should not miss an action. You should be in vigilant watch so that you can correctly expect an event to happen. By keeping the shutter release half way down in a ready mood, you can click at the exact moment of action.
You should keep focus on the player and change it closely following the movement of the player. If the action you expect is on a specific location you can keep the focus there and wait for the player to move to that location.
Keep the camera vertical so that the full height of the player is captured during the moment of action.
You should take a shot of an individual player at any one moment unless two or more players are involved in a special event
A Guide Display should be available in your camera forming a grid of three vertical sections and three horizontal sections. Improve your composition by placing the subject where the grid lines intersect. If the player is moving to the right, place him in the left third line. if he is moving to the right, place him in the right third line.
Keep in mind always that to capture also the face of the player with whatever emotion that gets revealed in his face is most important. Zoom in whenever necessary.
You should make number of shots during an exciting moment of the event. One of the shots may become really memorable and you may not have to worry later that you have missed a good shot!
A bit of experience will really enrich your mettle in sports photography!
Thursday, June 22, 2006
However, you can just follow a few guidelines to help you and easily get very fine results in the sunset mode.
You should keep yourself at a position fairly high enough where you get a good view without other elements of distraction. A total view of the sun may be preferred for sunrise but a view of glitter ten minutes after sunset may make a fine shot. It cannot be just the view of the sunrise or sunset that matters. An apt inclusion of the skyline, an impact of dark clouds, a reflection of sun in water or other reflected effects in the foreground alone shall make that a piece of art. Your lookout should be to capture a dramatic blend of the above image with a rich variety of colors also.
You should then ensure that the sun is down below in the sky to the extent of 10 to 15 degrees above the horizon if the sun is not bright due to a cover of clouds a slightly higher position of the sun in the sky may also be considered for a capture. You should compose the scene to ensure that the sky is highlighted to the greatest extent possible.
Number of shots of the same scene will have to be made at short intervals of time keeping the optical zoom at the maximum zoomed in position. The EV compensation setting should be kept at -1.0.
Every sunrise and sunset offers you a new opportunity and your shot at anyone early moment of sunrise or final moment of sunset may give you very brilliant results.