Tag: photography

All Set for Saturdays Big Wrestling Tournament

  I'm all set and ready for tomorrow's District Wrestling tournament. I've charged my batteries, dust my lens (thank god, can't remember last time I did that). This would be my second time shooting wrestling, the first one was last year, first week of December 2012. It was an amazing experience. First I thought that it wasn't going […]

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Lightbox is Simply The Best Instagram Like App for Android

Since I got my T-Mobile G2X last month, I have been searching for an Instagram like App for Android. I’ve tried a few but so far, I got stuck with Lightbox. With lightbox you got it all in one place, all you need to do is open the Lightbox Camera App, snap, enhance and upload […]

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Weekly Photo Gallery Posts Recap April 17-23 2011

Rowing Boats on The Racks The Light Underground Afternoon Hours At The Washington Monument The Lincoln Memorial At Dusk II People and Motion Part III Ronald Reagan International Trade Center People and Motion Part II People and Motion Part I   ManufacturerCanonModel NameCanon EOS 20DExposure ProgramAperture PriorityF Number4.5ISO200Focal Length10mmMetering ModePatternTitleLightUnder

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My 2011 New Years Photo Resolutions

Last year, my photo resolution was to take a new photo each day and post it here on my website, but unfortunately I wasn’t able to complete it. This year I made a new list of photo resolutions here they are: Go back to basics. Sometimes it’s a good idea to look back and learn […]

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Which Shooting Mode is The Best For Someone Starting In Photography?

Let’s get this started, My first suggestion is to read the manual and always remember to bring them along, it is important to be familiar with our camera first and after that it will be much easier to deal with shooting modes. First Two Weeks I had the same question when I started in photography […]

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What is the Best Camera Brand for Someone Starting In Photography?

Canon Rebel XS with EF 50mm F/1.8 A few people have asked this question, because I think it’s a little bit overwhelming to some, especially with tons of Brands not to mention models to choose from. Well, it’s really not that hard, because it really doesn’t matter which brand you pick, because you cannot go […]

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Expression over perfection

Expression over perfection, originally uploaded by sweetspot@f8. I used to worry about stuff like getting the right aperture, getting the right shutter speed, what ISO for this and what mode should I use, in other words, I worry too much about getting the perfect photograph, and sometimes, it can be overwhelming. Then I realized that […]

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Photography Rules and Guidelines in the Washington DC Area

Photography in the Nations Capital, originally uploaded by sweetspot@f8. Photography in the Washington DC area isn’t that strict and are allowed in most places. But fullsize tripods and similar devices are not allowed unless you have a permit. I have compiled  a short list of information which maybe of help to some:

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Down on your knees

dandelions, they’re here, originally uploaded by sweetspot@f8. Have you ever felt bored about your pictures? Sometimes I do, until I disovered that there are a lot of things down there. Like many others I use to take photos on the eye level standing height, I only take photos of those things I can see, I […]

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Motion

Colors-2, originally uploaded by sweetspot@f8. Taken with my Canon Rebel XS 10.1MP Digital SLR Camera with Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS SLR Lens, in Aperture Priority Mode set at F/5.6 at 43mm using ISO 100. With my Aperture set at F/5.6, the camera automatically set the Shutter Speed to 1/13 of a second, which cause […]

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Too Late for Sunset – HDR

I was too late. In took me three minutes to setup, but the Sun is gone. Next time I’ll be ready. (^_^)

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Light Illuminates, Shadows Define

In photography it is important to learn to use the available light, if we take time to learn to see the light and the direction of light we can create images in our own mind before we even take the picture. Taken with a Sony Point and Shoot DSC-T20 ISO : 80 Focal Length : […]

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Masters of Photography

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Vignetting 

In photography and optics, vignetting (pronounced /vɪnˈjɛtˌɪŋ/) is a reduction of an image’s brightness or saturation at the periphery compared to the image centre. The word vignette, from the same root as vine, originally referred to a decorative border in a book. Later, the word came to be used for a photographic portrait which is clear […]

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Left Alone

Camera : Canon Rebel XS 10.1MP Digital SLR Camera Focal Length : 55 mm Lens : Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS SLR Lens Exposure : 1/15 sec at f /5.6 ISO : 400 Mode : Shutter Priority Flash : Did Fire Image Format : Raw (CR2) Taken while walking around the Metro Station Platform. Here’s […]

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Glowy, The Cat in the Park

Camera : Sony DSC-V1 Cyber-shot 5MP Digital Camera Focal Length : 9.1 mm ISO : 100 Exposure : 1/80sec.  at f/8 Mode : Aperture Priority Image Format : JPeG Time : 7:40 AM Other info : Digital Darkroom Apps: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 for photo management and processing. Book Recomendation: Mastering Photographic Composition, Creativity, and […]

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Black and White in Photoshop CS4 and Lightroom: A complete integrated workflow solution for creating stunning monochromatic images in Photoshop CS4, Photoshop Lightroom, and beyond

Black and White in Photoshop CS4 and Lightroom: A complete integrated workflow solution for creating stunning monochromatic images in Photoshop CS4, Photoshop Lightroom, and beyond by Leslie Alsheimer Black and white photography has come a long way in the digital world. This comprehensive reference will help you maximize your workflow with coverage of all of […]

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Black and White Photography, Third Revised Edition

Black and White Photography, Third Revised Edition by Henry Horenstein This all-new edition of BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY has been totally redesigned and updated to encompass the latest photographic techniques, materials, and processes. It includes information on new and improved films and printing papers, automation, digital photography, and monochromatic and hand-colored images, as well as […]

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Witness in Our Time: Working Lives of Documentary Photographers

For those of you who are interested in Documentary Photography / Photo Journalism, here is a great book for you. Witness in Our Time: Working Lives of Documentary Photographers By Ken Light Illustrated with a compelling image from each photographer, Witness in Our Time traces the recent history of social documentary photography in the words […]

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Rick Sammon’s Exploring the Light: Making the Very Best In-Camera Exposures

You may also want to consider a great book from renowned photographer Rick Sammon. Rick Sammon’s Exploring the Light: Making the Very Best In-Camera Exposures This book really inspired me, it’s full of great pictures and as others have said, it’s a great learning tool, especially for an amateur like me. Rick Sammon’s Exploring the […]

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