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Why wide angle, and how?

Why wide angle, and how? When is the best time to choose a wide angle lens, and how does one choose the appropriate wide angle lens for a particular shot? First things first, the best time for a wide angle lens is to be used is when you are planning to take a beautiful shot of a landscape. Another important aspect of landscape photography is the selection of the appropriate light as well as the perfect location of the landscape shot. As much as possible, and depending on what it is being shot, the selection of the appropriate day to catch that landscape picture perfect landscape view is...

Your Guide to Nature Photography

Your Guide to Nature Photography Photography is the art of creating a special medium beyond your self-expression. It requires good taste, good sense of appreciation and technical skills in capturing the subjects. Many believe that they can profit in this chosen field as long as they develop their technical skills and knowledge in becoming a talented professional photographer. Nature photography has always been inspiring and exciting. It thrills every photographer with its mystery and the beauty of wildlife. One of the most amusing subjects for nature photographers are the birds. Bird behavior...

Photography Class Tips: The Basics

Photography Class Tips: The Basics In the print media, pictures are used to break the monotony of a news page. Illustrations may be used as page decoration. If its only purpose is to create a favorable impression for the reader, it’s a valid function. After all, according to J.W. Click and Russel N. Baird’s book, “Magazine Editing and Production,” people hang paintings and photos on their walls for aesthetic reasons only. Given that concept, one can surmise that photography is, indeed, a work of art captured in technicalities and presented in an exceptional manner. The total...

Factors to Consider in Determining the Best Angle in Photography

Factors to Consider in Determining the Best Angle in Photography Many aspects have already been said up to now that dealt with the position of the camera in relation to its subject when it comes to photography. The camera, however, may be focused on the subject from various angles that can also affect the shot. The three basic camera angles are eye-level, high, and low shots. Among the three, the two basic angles are the high and low angle shots. Basically, the angle of the camera has an aesthetic and psychological significance when it is seen in the context of the story. This is because...

The Truth Behind Photography Icons

The Truth Behind Photography Icons In photography, the art of communicating by pictures or other images is called iconography. Readers often depend on iconicity of the presentation of stories that they read. There are five main functions of photos and other images, namely: 1. To attract attention Pictures are selected to symbolize an article’s theme and are given prominence by means of size or position in the layout. Their role is to catch the reader’s attention starting with the caption, and on to the title and, finally, the text. In trying to tell the stories with pictures, some...

Joining a Photography Organization

Joining a Photography Organization Anybody who knows how to use a camera can easily become a photographer. The difference between that person and someone who wants to be a professional is the skill needed to get the proper shots with different techniques such as lighting and then have them developed in a darkroom. The best place for beginners and experienced artists to learn more about photography is to join an organization. These groups provide trainings and lectures, have discussions and open forums to share the experiences of its members and other activities that it a very interesting...
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