You are the photographer so plan ahead of time

August 28, 2011 by  
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I think the best medium for capturing an individual’s character is by photography. It may look peculiar to express a single picture can record character whilst only catching the moment, but done effectively it is going to tell you more about the person than any other medium without prejudicing your views through hearing them etc.

Many tutorials will start by advising you, the viewer, which lens or camera you should use; and while this may be important in some respects it is by no means the number one factor in taking a good portrait, in fact it is the photographer who takes the great image not the camera. THE most important practice to consider when looking capturing great portrait photographs is to get to know your subject. Personality is what comes through in great portrait photography, not a camera or lighting (although these can help).

When preparing to on your portrait session, your current initial actions need to be in planning; what it is you want your image to capture? If your subject is a, quirky, fun person then look to pose them in a style befitting of their manner, use imagery to truly capture their personality; if they are serious then change your style to fit. Catching this particular essence is exactly what could make the subject (or perhaps their friends/family) think amazing! There isn’t any point trying to have a timid reserved individual leaping everywhere or even performing the loon, everything you could will certainly obtain can be an cumbersome photo that neither you nor your subject/client might be proud of. Many people may bear in mind exactly how photos used to all look and feel the same; posed, cheerful on mottled backgrounds, it is not anymore just how in portrait photography, pictures need to appear like the individuals heart and soul a lot more than the way they look if that makes sense.

When you know the characteristics of the person, then taking the picture gets to be a less difficult prospect. Your next step will help, there’s two areas you’ll take someone’s family portrait, first of all in a studio room set up or additionally in a all-natural ecosystem. Now just to be clear, when I say studio set-up I mean equally in your plush all singing studio using fixed backdrops or in a makeshift studio in someone’s home. And by natural environment I don’t always mean outside though if you do go outside you might get to use the best natural light we know, someone positioned at work or watching TV is equally as natural as relaxing using a seashore or located in an archway. Organic in my opinion means that inside areas you would possibly find them usually. I find it is all about comfort and rest, if the individual can be most relaxed becoming photographed in a studio, then use one, if they would be more comfortable somewhere different then that is where you must go. Again we see personality come into play, for example most parents I know would much rather have a stunning image of their kids playing in their local park than sat in some stuffy studio, because this captures just what children are about and that’s precisely what good portrait artwork is.

New Developments in Pocket Sized Cameras

July 31, 2011 by  
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You will need to sort through the good, bad, and ugly when shopping for a pocket size camera. Unfortunately, even the best camera makers have a hard time getting it right. Improvements are being made, however. There are so many considerations all makers have to face and try to work with, and of course there are compromises that must be made plus even some sacrifices. If you are looking for a digital pocket size camera, there is plenty of reading available. So, do continue reading because we’d like to show you a few selections you may want to know more about before shelling out your cash.

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9 is the first camera up and is one that appears to have made some compromises in certain areas. While some people like soft pictures, we found the images from this camera to be consistently too soft. It has the capability to work well for quick shooting which is appealing for some. Able to perform under a variety of conditions, this is an adaptable digital camera. This camera is truly ultra-compact and comes with a 12.2 megapixel capability, 4x zoom and 3.5 inch color TFT matrix LCD display. The battery life is not as long as we’d like, in addition to the photo softness issue. It is not possible to adequately cover all the features in this article, however, so if you’re interested, you will need to do more research. While reluctant, we will look at the Nikon Coolpix S3000 out of a sense of fairness and because they have made improvements. It is Nikon, of course, and they have been around long enough to be shown some respect, after all. Because this ultra-compact camera is inexpensive, it is good for those with a matching budget. But the S3000 is not a lot above what we would consider to be average, unfortunately. With 12 megapixels and others, it has what would be considered standard features. But it’s LCD screen is a disappointment as it can be quite difficult to see in the sunlight. This camera looks cheaply made because it is mostly plastic with only metal buttons and power switch. The image quality of this camera is average which will only produce average picture quality. This is a camera for a specific budget and gets the job done if you need a camera.

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