Tag: photography tips

Learn to Anticipate and Capture Amazing Wildlife Action Photos

Taken with a 70-200mm F/4L IS USM Lens. ISO 200, 200mm, 1/400, F/10, Aperture Priority. One great tool in capturing beautiful live actions shots is anticipation. A good knowledge of your subjects behavior can greatly help you capture amazing photos. When you learned how and when your subject will do sorts of things you can […]

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When Photographing Wildlife, Look For Something That Tells A Story

Taken with a 70-200mm F/4L IS USM Lens. ISO 400, 200mm, 1/200, F/4, Aperture Priority. Photographing wildlife at the local zoo can be really fun and exciting and at the same time challenging and frustrating. Why? First off at the zoo photographers have to overcome some barriers and obstructions that limits the photographers ability to […]

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Canon EF 70-200mm F/4 L IS USM vs Non IS EF 70-200mm F/4 L USM

So which one should you get, the IS or the Non IS version of the famous EF 70-200mm F/4L USM Lens, I myself was in this situation. And to complicate things more, there’s still the EF 70-300 F/4-5.6 IS USM which also offers great image quality coupled with more reach for a much lower price. […]

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Have Fun With Macro Photography After The Rain.

Rain can be fun and exciting especially if you are thinking of macro photography. That’s just what I did last Thursday. It was raining all morning and the moment the rain eased down, I went outside for some snapshots. At first I was overwhelm, but when I saw the droplets of water decorating the grass […]

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Affordable Holiday Gift Ideas For Photographers Part II

Here it is, finally, Part II of my affordable holiday gift suggestions for photographers. Gifts for less than $50.00. Sometimes it’s kinda hard for our loved ones who are non photographer to find the suitable gifts for us, so here are some affordable suggestions. Some of these are also on my lists (^_^). In case […]

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DIY Macro Studio / Light Tent / Light Box for Less than $5.00

Yeap, only $5.00. That’s assuming you have all the materials needed, like the box, the garbage bag, poster boards etc. I was looking for some cheap chinese made light tents on ebay but they still cost around $30 a set, so I said to myself, why not make one, and here’s what I came up. […]

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Todays Macro Tip, Patience, You’ll Need a Lot of Them.

Yes, it’s true. If you are serious about macro insect photography there are times that you will need a lot of patience and a lot of practice with your gear. Because insects / bugs move quite a lot, you will have a hard time getting them in focus, unless your insect subject stay still until […]

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A Quick Tip On Workflow

Having a good and efficient workflow can greatly help speed up your work and spend more time shooting less time in front of the computer. This workflow is what I always use, since I started in Digital Photography and it works for me.  Here it is: A day Before the shoot. Charge all batteries – […]

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Use Flash in Your Macro Photography.

Taken handheld. Flash Off Camera slightly to my left. When I started doing macro I struggle a lot and didn’t really know what was missing , until I realized, “Light”, lots and lots of light.  And after this, everything became easy, thanks to my handy Canon 430 EXII flash and my Demb Diffuser Pro. The […]

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Macro Photography On A Budget – Close-up Filter or Extension Tube

There has been a lot of discussion about this topic and my answer, again, is of course, it depends on your budget. Close-up filters are generally cheaper compare to extension tubes and extension tubes are cheaper compare to true Macro Lenses. What’s the difference between the two? ManufacturerCanonModel NameCanon EOS 20DExposure ProgramManualExposure Time1/250ISO400Focal Length85mmMetering ModePattern

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Macro Mondays : Shooting Macro with a Telephoto Lens.

Taken using a Canon EF 70-200mm F/4 IS USM Lens Some have asks if a telephoto lens can be use in macro photography. The answer is certainly yes. The photo above was taken on a foggy summer morning using a Canon EF 70-200mm F/4 IS USM Lens. Although it’s not a real macro but a […]

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Macro Mondays – Shooting Macro/Closeup with a Digital Point and Shoot.

Taken years ago with a 5Mega Pixel Sony Cybershot DSC-V1 Last week I did a short introduction to Macro / Close-up Photography. Today, I’m going to post a few tips on how you can enjoy macro photography with just a digital point and shoot camera. Now, as I have mentioned on my previous post, most […]

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HDR Wednesday : HDR Primer

Sample HDR Photo of row boats. What is HDR? HDR or High Dynamic Range is a post processing technique that involves taking multiple photos of a scene using different exposures, darkest(under expose), normal exposure, and lightest(over expose) and later combining them together to achieve the so called high dynamic range which is not visible with […]

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Stolen Moments : Tuesdays Street Photography Tips

Always be ready. Be observant. For Tuesdays Street Photography Tips. Stolen Moments.  To capture stolen moments like this in frame ManufacturerCanonModel NameCanon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSExposure ProgramShutter PriorityExposure Time1/30ISO100Focal Length17mmMetering ModeCenter weighted average

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Macro Monday – Fun and Joy With Macro Photography

Photo of a rare endangered frog. Taken at a controlled environment at the National Zoo Today is the start of what I call Macro Monday, and every week, I will post tips on macro and close-up photography. Aside from street photography I also love and enjoy macro and close up photography. ManufacturerCanonModel NameCanon EOS DIGITAL […]

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Be One With Nature. There are Beautiful Creatures Around You.

The world is full of beautiful creatures, you can take photos of wildlife just about anywhere. You can go to a local pond, parks or even a local river near you and take photos of ducks and birds. ManufacturerCanonModel NameCanon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSExposure ProgramManualExposure Time1/100ISO200Focal Length185mmMetering ModePattern

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