• July 26, 2015

How to Take Powerful Motion Blur Pictures To Give The Illusion of Movement

Taking Powerful Motion Blur Pictures can be a difficult technique, but it’s definitely worth it.

The photographs made with Motion Blur to give the illusion of movement are extremely appealing to the human eye, by just juxtaposing two very different conditions in a scene: the frozen and the sense of movement. Before going over the tips, let’s review what this effect consists of.

Motion Blur Pictures

The Motion Blur Picture is simply the effect of background motion, with a protagonist almost perfectly exposed in a sharp and precise way. It would actually appear that there are two types of different shuttering speeds in one scene, or as if ultimately the picture was modified (just as shocking it can result!). However, nothing is further from reality. A Motion Blur Picture can be a bit difficult because it involves the movement of your own axis and the movement of one external (or more) agents that usually are the protagonists of the photo.

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  • July 24, 2015

How to Clean Your Camera Sensor? Here is an easy technique!

4 simple steps to clean the camera sensor

Photography is a fantastic exercise, which rarely gets you tired. However, you can see your creativity affected because of frustration or lack of knowledge of certain basic elements. This wear also results in wear to the camera sensor, which also suffers when it is widely used and it’s not taken care of. That’s when the most vexing problems arise: the appearance of spots in pictures. That’s when you know you should start cleaning the camera sensor.

Cleaning the camera sensor

The heart of the camera is the sensor, and it can quite scary to tamper with it, especially when you do it yourself. But cleaning the sensor is a necessary task, easier than you think. For this you will be a blower. What is a blower? This:

blower

These blowers are special devices to clean lenses or objectives and you can get them in related stores or just through internet, because they really are not very expensive (they cost from $4 to $ 9 on Amazon. You can get it by typing "Air blower for camera"). What are the steps to clean the camera sensor?

Blocking the mirror. Many techniques for cleaning the camera sensor begin by blocking the mirror. This option is usually within the specialized functions in the menu on your SLR (If you do don’t know how, take a look at the manual).

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Put your camera upside down. Since you use air to remove deposited dust, putting the camera upside down while you get to clean the camera sensor prevents the dust from dissipating within the camera or in the sensor again.

Use the blower. Put the blower to gently blow on the sensor. However, don’t touch the sensor or you can damage it.

Cleaning the camera sensor

Check if it worked. To verify that you could clean the sensor of the camera successfully, you must turn on the camera and set it as follows: trigger a shot against a white background (a wall works perfectly), with the smallest aperture possible (the higher the f / number, you know the drill) and the lens unfocused.

If the problem persists, buys or use a special natural bristle brush to clean the camera sensor. Be sure to clean it with a brush not used for anything else. And even if the brush does not work, be sure to repeat the above steps (including cleaning it with the brush) but this time, using a wet pad with a cleaner.

The truth is that when cleaning the camera sensor you must be very careful, but as you see it’s not that hard. Get to it!

  • July 22, 2015

How to Shoot In The Dark Without Using A Flash?

Darkness is a very tempting setting when talking about photography. Whether you are practicing night portrait or night scenes in general, the situation becomes complicated when you don’t understand very well the capacity of your camera. And it gets even worse when you don’t have a flash in hand, or because it is simply not allowed to use in the place where you are. So what is the best option to light without flash? You must go to the technical values ​​of your camera and just prepare your photographic eye, provided you are aware of your equipment limitation; let’s see what are the best tips to take photos without flash.

Illuminating a setting without flash? Yes you can!

Great aperture. We have talked before about the aperture and the way in which it affects the brightness in your photographs. The aperture capacity depends on your photographic lens and remember that the lower the f/, the more ability to open the diaphragm. Therefore, to set a suitable aperture we will need lenses of at least f / 2.8.

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  • July 17, 2015

Sony RX100 III vs RX100 IV comparison, what’s the different?

Sony is the “go-to” brand for cameras. If you are out on the market for a high-performance, budgeted, portable compact camera, the RX 100 series fits the bill. It garnered attention for the large sensor it packs in a small housing. And, it just gets better with every installment.

RX100 IV

The recently unveiled Sony RX 100 IV brings in a significant performance boost making it hard to choose between it and the RX100 III. Here we compare the two models for their features so that photographers can make the best pick.

Sony RX100 III vs RX100 IV comparison

The Design

Sony hasn’t changed anything in the looks department. The design of the RX 100 IV is identical to its predecessors RX100 III. It has a compact size and sleek lines with a manual control ring around the lens. We cannot give the smooth matte finish a miss. The only difference is that it is heavier by 8 grams.

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  • June 28, 2015

Best Compact Camera 2016 that will make you forget your DSLR

It is undeniable that the business of compact cameras is in decline. After the arrival of smartphones, these camera types began to be worthless, since their functions could be perfectly fulfilled with another gadget that you can always carry in your pocket.

Thus, camera sales began to plummet. It doesn’t make sense to buy a 100 dollars device for taking photos, as our smartphone could fulfill this very same function in a way that is even more satisfying. Besides being more convenient, in some cases it offers more quality.

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  • June 28, 2015

Sigma 24-35 mm f / 2 DG HSM Art

Sigma announced the new Sigma 24-35 mm lens f/ 2 DG HSM Art, for 24×36 mm format, the first of its kind with brightness and focus range.

The Sigma 24-35 mm f / 2 DG HSM Art is indeed the only angle zoom f/2 lens line that follows an optical schematic of 13 groups from 18 lenses, seven of which are made of SLD optical glass of super-low chromatic dispersion, two of them non-spherical, while a lens uses the famous FLD optical glass invented by Sigma, as its features are equivalent to fluorite glass, but without the drawbacks. As for the non-spherical lenses, some of them are of a particularly large diameter, which required special production techniques.

Sigma 24-35 mm f / 2 DG HSM Art

The idea of Sigma engineers was to create a zoom lens whose optical quality was the same of the best fixed focal lenses, which covers -24 mm, 28 mm and 35 mm, a zoom that contravenes the concept of commitment associated with that type of optical lenses.

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  • June 11, 2015

Canon Rebel T5i vs T6i vs T6s, what’s the difference?

The T6s is an upgraded product of the T5i. Canon has released a total of two replacement products for the T5i, which are the more advanced T6s and more entry level T6i. Unlike the T5i, which almost didn’t upgrade the T4i at all, Canon has taken a lot of care in the upgrade of the T6s. The T6s is the best entry-level SLR camera of the Canon line, if not the best of the SLR camera market, because it has promoted the manipulation of the entry-level SLR camera to a new level.

Canon 750D and 760D

The T6i and the T6s can be considered as two different models of the same product. While the T6i follows the model style of the classic Canon XX0D series in manipulation, the T6s takes the 70D as an example, as it is not only equipped with a top LCD display but also has an installed Quick Canon Control dial, forming the classic double-command dial control style of Canon.

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Donna Toms
Donna Toms

I'm so excited for the T6S. I still have the 8 megapixel rebel xt.

  • June 11, 2015

Sony A7 vs A7ii, what’s the difference?

Late last month, Sony silently launched the latest full-frame mirrorless camera A7II. I can’t help but admire how well Sony kept this innovation confidential before its release. Sony is perhaps one of the few companies that could afford to launch a new model of a full-frame camera at a yearly rate. Actually, it’s no wonder that the A7 series has been selling so well. Their integral market performance since their release is surpassing Sony’s expectations. The latest A7II may have caused some confusion for those planning on purchasing one– Sony α7II and Sony α7, which model is better?

Before that, we all regarded the three models of A7, A7R, and A7S with different positioning as the three brothers of the full-frame SLR cameras in the Sony A7 series. However, the latest A7II is the brother with the closest kinship to A7. Even so, between these two brothers, which one should we choose? This is a question we need to ponder. Since the A7II was just launched, currently its single body price is $1698. The A7 has been marketed for more than a year and features a higher performance price ratio, but its current price on Amazon is only $1298. With that price difference of $400, we can almost buy another Sony A6000. So what justifies this gap of $400?

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  • June 10, 2015

Nikon D5300 vs D5500 vs D3300, what’s the difference?

The Nikon D5500 is the successor to the Nikon D5300. Although it is directly designated as “D5500”, skipping the intermediate “D5400”, we can find only “tiny differences” from D5300.

New in the Nikon D5500:

Touch screens are not a novelty among digital cameras but the Nikon D5500 is the first DSL camera adopting this feature from Nikon. It is one of the main features of D5500 that’s the successor for the D5300, inheriting its APS-C size CMOS with 24 megapixel resolution and a low-pass filter.

Nikon D5500

The WiFi connection premiered with the D5300, also mentioned in the Nikon reflex catalog, is present on its successor whose monitor becomes the main focus for this renewal. An articulated touch screen grows in size up to 3.2 inches and has a resolution over 1 million points.

The Expeed 4 processor remains untouched from the previous version, and so is the burst with up to 5 frames per second with a maximum Native Sensibility ISO 25,600. Nikon promises optimized performance in terms of noise control.

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admin
admin

Thank you.
Dipak Saha
Dipak Saha

It was so helpful for me to choose the right one. Thanks.
Maxwell Hartzenberg
Maxwell Hartzenberg

Also, The D5500 and D5300 shoot 14-but RAW, the D3300 only shoots 12-bit RAW.
Denbagus
Denbagus

Today, cost of D5500 & D5300's comparable, just a little different, so that I think I prefer D550 to D5300.... …
Manjunath
Manjunath

hi, I want start photography as hobby I want to buy DSLR camera which brand is best NIKON OR …

  • June 9, 2015

Best Monitor for Photo Editing and Photography 2015

If you are a digital photographer, you will need a computer and a monitor to see your photos in order to evaluate or retouch them. And if you want a job well done, as often happens in photography, you can’t use just any monitor, you have to choose with care.

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This may mean knowing how to decipher mysterious new acronyms and compare technical characteristics that seem to be made to be understood only by an engineer.

Of course you can find monitors that are extremely costly, designed for professionals with deeper pockets. But luckily there are affordable alternatives that are, in any case, a leap in quality when compared to the monitor based on a laptop or a desktop computer.

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DPC
DPC

The Samsung S32D850T is awesome, though to avoid contrast shift problems the monitor needs to be 36 to 40 inches …
DPC
DPC

For IPS, go for the Dell U2713HM. Compared to the U3014 (also AH-IPS) the U2713HM has slightly better contrast, …
DPC
DPC

Your iMac, depending on year of manufacture, typically uses the same AH-IPS that the Dell equivalent to the time uses. …
Lorena Cerisano
Lorena Cerisano

Your information is very informative. I'm almost ready to purchase monitor but need clarification on a few things per your review. I've …
Pantelis Mor
Pantelis Mor

Hello from Greece, Nice job. I learn a lot from your article. I want to buy a monitor for photo edit. I …