Posts Tagged ‘Digital Photography’

10 Things Digital Photographers can learn from Film Photographers

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While film photography and digital photography do have a few differences, of course they share a great deal in common. Composition, light, camera settings, and (in many cases) even the way the way the camera is operated are the same whether you're shooting film or digital.

However, there are some things that are not strictly restricted to film photographers, but film shooters tend to think about or deal with much more than digital users. In this article I want to look at ten of these points, and how thinking about / considering these things can improve your digital photography.

10 Things Digital Photographers can learn from Film Photographers

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August 28th, 2016 at 3:38 pm

A faster way to create slit scan style photos of rotating objects

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Slit scan photography is a technique where a slowly moving shutter is used. When combined with subject movement, this can result in quite abstract images where the subject becomes stretched out over the photo.

Slit-scan style photo of a Vase of daffodil flowers rotating on a turntable

I covered how to create a slit scan style photo of an object rotating on a turntable in my post Slit Scan Object Photography How To. At the time I wrote that article, I didn't have a camera that could record video. I now do, and have found that using video greatly speeds up the process of recording the needed images.

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March 18th, 2013 at 4:07 pm

Digital Photography Tips – Portrait Pictures And Landscape Photography For Newbies

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Author: Dan Feildman

It is always essential to check out for any latest portrait digital photography tips and informative courses. A number of people can basically take fabulous pics without actually trying, however the majority of us will need whatever assistance we can get to help make our pictures have an attractive appearance.

It might seem complicated to you to take on board a handful of expert digital photography tips and inspiring ideas to convert your photographs into those of a pro, however, you can and it doesn't require a lot of work.

Into the distance - fence creating converging lines, combined with a shallow depth of field.
Into the distance by Steve-h on flickr (licensed CC-BY-SA)

Lets Have a look at The most essential Photography Tips and Hints:

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Slit scan object photography how to

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Slit scan photography is where a photo is taken through a small slit, with either the slit moving across in front of the sensor / film, or the film moving across behind the sensor. It can produce some very interesting images, there is a long list of examples here: An Informal Catalogue of Slit-Scan Video Artworks and Research.

Some of these techniques can be very difficult to achieve, however a slit scan of an object rotating on a turntable is something you can do at home with a standard digital camera.

Slit scan photo of flowers rotated on a turntable

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February 9th, 2012 at 11:23 am

Digital Camera Types Explained – Large Sensor Fixed Lens Compacts

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Finally we come to this special breed of compact cameras, that are essentially a MILC but without the ability to change lenses. These cameras feature larger sensors, as found in MILCs and DSLRs. Because of the much larger sensor size, these cameras tend to be quite expensive, sometimes even more expensive than a basic DSLR with lens.

Fujifilm X100S 16 MP Digital Camera with 2.8-Inch LCD (Silver)
The Fuji X100s large sensor compact camera

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January 19th, 2012 at 10:43 am

Digital Camera Types Explained – Superzoom

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Superzoom compacts

Although I have included them as 'compacts', superzoom cameras are not particularly compact, but you can probably fit one in a large jacket pocket. These cameras are similar to advanced compacts, except they feature zoom lenses that cover a massive range.

Superzoom camera size compared to basic compact, advanced compact, and DSLR cameras
Sony HX100V Superzoom (center right) size compared to the Panasonic LX-5 advanced compact camera (center left), Casio EX-ZS10 basic compact camera (left), and the Canon Rebel T3 DSLR camera (right)

Modern superzooms can often have a zoom range between wide-angle, starting at around 24mm to 28mm, all the way up to around 500mm to 800mm super-telephoto. When you consider the size and weight (not to mention the cost) of lenses to cover the equivalent zoom range for a DSLR, Superzooms are definitely compact.

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January 16th, 2012 at 10:43 am

Digital Camera Types Explained – Basic Compact Cameras

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There are a wide range of compact cameras with fixed (not interchangeable) lenses, they can broadly be classified into four groups - Basic, Advanced, Superzoom, and Large sensor compacts. I'll start by covering the basic compacts. I'll look at their quirks and how they compare to other cameras, what types of photography they're particularly good for, and what they're not so good for.

Digital Camera Types Explained – Basic Compact Cameras

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January 10th, 2012 at 10:42 am

Keeping your photos safe through backups

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Backing up your photos and other important files is a task that should not be overlooked. Hard drives will fail, it's just a question of when. To safeguard your precious photos of family, vacations, and everything else, it's essential to make sure you keep a backup copy of them.

There are a variety of different methods you can use to make a backup. In this article we look at a few of the popular methods and their relative advantages and disadvantages.

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October 14th, 2011 at 1:34 pm

Five practical tips in buying your first DSLR camera for newbies

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Author: David Tong

I am a newbie purchasing a DSLR camera, which one should I choose?

This is the most frequent question asked by people wanting to move up from their small digital cameras to a digital SLR camera.

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Stop Exposure Problems Ruining Your Shot

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Getting the right exposure is critical to ensuring images have impact and don't appear flat or washed out. You may not realise though, there is no such thing as correct exposure. There are however exposure errors and problems that must be avoided. Once you understand how to evaluate and correct exposure errors you will be able to take the next step to using exposure creatively. This will give your images mood and feeling.

Low key black and white photo of girl in tunnel silhouetted against light at the end of the tunnel
13/365 by phozographer on flickr (licensed CC-BY)

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