Have you wanted to do some food photography? Here are a few things to watch for when you take your images.
Keep it simple but also watch your backgrounds. Add some props but watch how different props add or take away from your image.
I will go through and explain a bit about what I did with each image below and what aspects of the image, in my opinion work and which items should not be there and how to best remedy that.
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What is the use of a flash diffuser? And how can I make one.
A flash diffuser, as it describes, defuses the light. In other words it softens the light that is sent from your flash to your subject.
This is going to sound odd but, one thing that I used for many years when I first started using flash in my photography, was to cover the flash with a piece of tissue held on with an elastic band.
You can also use a piece of white copy paper cut to size and taped over the pop up flash.
Another option I learned about making a flash diffuser was to cut a piece of plastic from a plastic milk jug and form it around to flash.
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By slowing down your shutter speed and adding movement, you can create some amazing and abstract images
A slow shutter speed can create the illusion of movement.
When you experiment with some of the different shutter speeds from fast to slow you open the door to an unlimited variations on creative expression in your images.
By changing shutter speeds when shooting the same view can give you an array of variety that you may not have imagined before in an scene.
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So on my site so far I have gone over some different topics centered around cameras and photography.
Now I would like your input please.
I would like for you to comment below with the type of camera you are currently shooting the most with?
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Different settings and buttons, what do they do?
So with the variety of different digital camera models and brands on the market the basics are the same just where the buttons are, and the menus are, differs. We are going to take a look at a Nikon d5300 just to give you a better idea of what does what.
Below we will work on helping you to better understand your camera
So let’s start on the top of the camera there you will see the buttons generally used most often and ones that you wish to have at easier access.
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This is a question I was asked a while ago. I spoke with a lady that just recently received a new SLR camera (Single lens reflex) one that you can change your lenses and has many options.
Well she went on a holiday, took many photos and once she was home and looked at them on the computer screen she was a bit disappointed as what she thought she captured clearly was actually out of focus. Her subject, which generally was a family member, was in a hazy focus in most of her images. This can be a bit disheartening when your excited to be using a BIG camera for holiday photos.
So let’s look at this a bit more and why this can happen.
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How to get more out of your phone camera
Well these days every smart-phone has a built in camera. We can take some amazing photos with just our phones. Well if the conditions are right, such as lighting.
For example on the iPhone there are some pretty good basic functions that can help you achieve the scene you see in real time, in your phone camera.
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Some useful gadgets and accessories for both cameras and smart phones.
Getting a combo of a selfie stick, tripod and mono pod all in one may be another option for you. Add the bluetooth remote and you can take some amazing smart phone images.
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How to use camera with tripod
Tripod use sounds pretty simple but there are a few important things that you should take into consideration when using one. To start, how to use the camera with a tripod so that it stays stable and safe. Your camera is generally worth considerably more money than the tripod so you want to make sure it is very stable.
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