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How To Keep Your Photography Gear Safe in the Rain

by minister
minister
June 24, 2016

An interesting fact about photography is that the best shots are taken in the worst weather. Despite this theory, it is very important to protect your camera and equipment from the elements. If water seeps into the sensitive parts of your camera, it could get damaged permanently. Thankfully, there is some affordable equipment that you can use to protect your camera from the elements.

Point to note

There are cameras that come with weather sealing features already built into them. This sealing helps to protect it from a little rain or splash of water. For example, you can comfortably shoot pictures in a downpour of rain by using these weather sealed cameras. Despite this technology, it is still advisable to use protective accessories to protect your camera from the rain.

If you normally take photos in humid areas, then you should always protect your camera from the rain. Some examples of humid areas include Hawaii, California, Brazil and the Phillipines. Moisture build-up on your camera lenses can cause them to get destroyed permanently. This is because mold will grow on the lens and render it useless. If you regularly shoot in such areas, make sure that you dry your equipment thoroughly. Remember to extend the zoom lenses as they dry to prevent moisture getting trapped in the cones. Here are some ways to keep your gear safe in rain.

Utilize a one-time use rain sleeve [...]

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DIY super simple macro photography!

by Heena
Heena
December 10, 2015

Microscopic world is more wonderful than we imagined – “an image of enlarged ants, how with weekday go through we know the difference?” “Original texture of the petals will have so many changes!”

Macro photography is really astonishing! It lets the author to share tricks on how to use simple tools such as an ordinary compact digital camera can shoot some fun macro photography at home.

 

 

Shooting theme

There are a lot of macro photography subjects such as flowers, insects, water droplets, fruits , etc., because they are very easy to identify in life. If there are distinct texture or have a complex structure of things to shoot up, there will be good results. But to catch insects stationary moment is very difficulty moreover while shooting colourful flowers is the most rewarding.

For DIY shooting macro photos you need the following equipment or tools:

DSLR / ordinary compact digital camera, the lens should be preferably a 3-fold with more zoom function Tripod / octopus tripod to stabilize the camera A table lamp Bought at a stationery shop magnifier Adhesive tape used as a stationary subject White, when the background has a scatter light

 

For example flowers, It is shown generally erected from a super-simple personal studio. After the erection of good equipment, you can choose to turn off the light in the background, just let the lamp lighting do the work, [...]

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Flash photography tips and tricks- how to use

by Kunal Malhotra
Kunal Malhotra
July 16, 2015

Flash Photography is an art in itself, once you master it, this will be one of the best addition to your photography skills. Never consider using a flash as a back-up during low light conditions, if used effectively, you can produce excellent photos in daylight as well.

A flash can be used to overcome the shadows while clicking portraits or to achieve professional lighting by using it as a key light. You will realize its importance when you start using a flash yourself, practice makes a man perfect.

In this blog, you will learn everything you need to know about flash photography, so you can create beautifully lit and well-crafted images in any shooting situation.

 

Using flash as a fill-in light source

The first question you would have in your mind would be: How to set my camera setting while using a flash?

Well, you need not make any changes to your camera setting while using a flash. Simply set the camera exposure taking the background as the reading point, forget about the model/subject at this moment. After setting your camera exposure, light the model using the intensity of your flash as the fill-in light source.

Using Flash as a bounce light source

Have you seen portraits with hard shadows? Finding it hard to overcome the problem of hard light falling on your subject? Well, the cure to hard shadows is diffusion of light, which means you need to bounce the light from another surface to diffuse the light and [...]

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