Archive for March, 2006

Travel Photography Tips

Wednesday, March 1st, 2006

Some ot the best Alamy contributors have written very useful tips to take better travel photographs. Here are some of the tips;

Sunrise @ Kuta Bali – Indonesia by

  • As soon as you get there, dedicate some time to a quick survey, (without camera gear), of the places where you are going to spend the most of your time. This will save you time later. Try to get a feeling of dangers (if any). Find and remember potential escapes. Picture how to get back to your hotel via the quickest and safest way. Find an alternative. Personally check it to see if it works!
  • Shoot as much as possible in the very early morning and late afternoon twilight – don’t bother taking pictures anywhere near midday.
  • Always ask Local people, For me one of the most important considerations, particularly when working in third world countries, is that photographers do not impose what I call the “zoo effect” upon the local people. By this I mean that one should be respectful of their culture and privacy, do not thrust cameras in their faces without first asking them if it is OK. In my experience some people do object, but most are secretly flattered. Especially if you are shooting digital, as you can show them an instant result.
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    Panasonic DMC-LS2 – Review @ Steve’sDigicams

    Wednesday, March 1st, 2006

    Steve’sDigicams has reviewed the Panasonic DMC-LS2, a 5.0 megapixel point-and-shoot digital camera with 3x optical zoom (35-105mm) and 2″ LCD Screen.


    “I was pleased with the overall image quality when using the 5M Fine mode. Both our indoor and outdoor samples showed good exposure and color balance. Its 3xoptical zoom lens offers a typical zoom range of approx. 35-105mm (35mm equivalent.) It helped produce sharp images, with noticeable barrel distortion at wide angle and slight pincushioning at full telephoto. I also noticed some image noise in areas of contrast, but no more than the average consumer model. Indoors, you have to work with in the limited range of the flash, about 12 feet at wide angle. As you use the zoom, this effective range will drop off significantly. We achieved the best results shooting small groups and individual portraits in mid sized rooms, using the mid telephoto range of the lens. “

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