Apr 07, 2011 — 5 comments
We all know that working with kids is as tough as it gets. They’re energetic, fast, and often don’t pay much attention to what is going on around them.
When asked how to diagnose eye cancer, the first things that come to mind are usually lots of lab work, trips to doctor’s offices, and sitting nervously in waiting rooms. Few of us ever imagine that we might hold the key to early detection of children’s eye cancer right in our hands! Check out the innovative campaign the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust has put out showing parents perhaps the simplest test ever for finding cancer.
Posing is as integral to portrait photography as the right lens and the right camera angle. A lot of photographers learn this the hard way. If you’re a portrait photographer or do family and wedding photography you know how important posing can be.
Today, if someone’s getting into photography, it’s almost definitely going to be digital. It’s a great place to start, since you can afford to take as many photos as you like until you get the shot you like. And, it’s not as hard as you may think.
Stop motion animation has been used as far back as the original King Kong film. King Kong was simply a stiff metal skeleton frame that was then covered in a moldable material and sculpted to look like a gorilla. Because the skeleton of the sculpture was stiff, this allowed the artist to make small and deliberate changes to the sculpture that could be photographed frame by frame.
Pointing a DSLR at the sky is a popular past time for many photographers, but detecting an exoplanet with anything less than a telescope is a bit, well, unusual. If you’re a photographer with a fascination for space and a love of DIY projects, this tutorial from IEEE Spectrum might be right down your alley.
Have you ever looked at some of the amazing portraiture on the cover of Rolling Stone or Vanity Fair and wondered how it was done? You may not have heard of Mark Seliger, but you’ve certainly seen some of his work.
We all know that certain photography techniques die out when better and newer technology replaces them. That’s what’s going on with the film at the moment. There are fewer and fewer manufacturers producing film, and even fewer shops developing it.
When shooting Christmas lights, the time of the day when you make your exposures is critical. The best pictures of Christmas lights turn out when the ambient light is of the same intensity as the Christmas lights themselves.
This is a time of year that presents unexpected places, setups and ideas for you and your camera. So put on that Santa Claus hat and start singing some Bing Crosby tunes because here are some killer tips for capturing the essence of the holidays.
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