Amazing wildlife photographs by Terry Button, who’s been taking photos to many parts of the world including the rainforests of South America, Africa and much of Europe and Turkey. His works have appeared n numerous publications including BBC Wildlife, The Times, Practical Photography etc.
Please click on the image above to visit Terry Button Wildlife Photography
Can’t afford to buy a fisheye lens which can cost you hundreds of dollars? The people of Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Center for Visualization & Virtual Environments University of Kentucky have done a paper with instructions to make your own digital fisheye cameras capable of both still and motion capture, either independent of a computer or under wired computer control, can be assembled for a total cost of less than $20 US.
Modelling is perhaps the most difficult of professions, because you are judged on both your performance as well as your looks. There are many simple things that you can do to help you to become a successful professional.
Some feel that makeup and trick photography can overcome all flaws in the appearance, but this is not true. Makeup can just make you look your best in front of the camera, and a skilful photographer can employ many techniques to downplay flaws and highlight the better features.
Panasonic has released the latest firmware for Panasonic DMC-L1K. The firmware Ver 1.1 will Improve focusing performance when shooting low-contrast subjects, improve white balance and colors when shooting in high-color-temperature or low-color-temperature lighting. The firmware also makes the camera possible to shoot while RAW photo data is being saved, boosts the precision of the automatic exposure function when a lens that is brighter than an F2.0 lens is used and makes the A (aperture priority) mode available when the OM lens and OM lens adaptor are in use.
HardwareZOne have compared the 10 megapixel DSLR cameras; Nikon D80 and Sony A100. Here’s what they say about picture quality from both cameras;
“Commanding a higher price, you can expect the D80 to deliver better photos and it rightly did so in our tests. Our comparison images showed that the D80 has better noise (grain) control at higher ISO settings over the Sony A100. It is no surprise that the D80 faired well in this comparison since it is almost similar to the mid-range D200 brother in many aspects. If we had to nitpick on both the Nikon D80 and Sony A100, it has to be their auto white balance management. In our day test shots, the colors on the photos for both cameras were a little off. The Nikon D80 for some strange reason produces images that are a little underexposed. In most of the comparison day shots, images were a little darker compared to the Sony A100 even though they were shot at the same exposure settings.”
Greg Lipscomb has built a camera flash slave using a photocell and a microcontroller for trigger and timing.
“Anyway, I decided I wanted to make an external slave. I thought about buying a slave peanut trigger. This is a little device that does exactly what I wanted to build. I would merely connect the flash switch to the peanut. I could not find one, so I decided to build my own.”
CameraLabs has done some tests comparing the 10 megapixel DSLR cameras: Nikon D80 Vs Sony A100 Vs Canon EOS 400D/Rebel Xti.
Here’s the verdict;
“In many group tests a clear leader emerges to win, and while the Nikon D80 is arguably the best in traditional photographic respects, the Canon and Sony are both cheaper and boast compelling features it’s lacking. Ultimately once you take price, performance and features all into consideration, it’s impossible to single out one as being best for everyone. All three are quite different propositions, and the goal of this feature has been to highlight aspects where each excels, allowing you to choose the one which best suits your kind of photography and budget.”
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