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Comic Strips: WTD – “The more things change…”

The more things change...

“The more things change…” © 2007 Aaron Johnson

How to Quickly Improve Your Photographs

Sam Zaydel shows you some basic things to do to very quickly improve your photographs…


If you are an aspiring photographer, or just take snapshots of family on weekends, you often wonder why photographs captured by a Professional Photographer are so much better. I will be the first to say that you will not become a great photographer overnight. It takes more than just an article to all-of-a-sudden turn from a point-and-shooter into someone who’s photographs adorn the walls of a Gallery. But, there are some very basic things that you can do to very quickly improve your photographs. Your approach to photography will have to change eventually, to improve, and I hope to give you some keys through this article to get you well on your way.

Auto is Great, but More Control is Better!

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Inspiring Photo: In the search of Yesterday.

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In the search of Yesterday., originally uploaded by Frozen Photon.

Father and son exploring the history in Shaniwarwada – A historical fort, the foundation of mansion was laid by “Bajirao 1″ in the year 1730

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Inspiring Photo: Staircase in Italy

What an interesting point of view! It’s also Very unique shot and the lighting is fantastic!

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Staircase in Italy, originally uploaded by dictybloke.

My (architect) father took this luscious shot with his Christmas prezzie. He has so far not remembered where in Italy it was… Can you help us?

Suggested by James S.

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Olympus FE-210

Last update: Review & Sample Photos @ LaptopMag (added on 29 May’07)

The Olympus FE-210 is a 7.1 million effective pixel point-and-shoot digital camera features 3x optical zoom (35mm equivalent: 38-114mm), “One button, one function” design principle, and a 6.4cm/2.5” LCD screen. The camera measures 90 x 62.5 x 30.5 mm (3.5 x 2.5 x 1.2 in), weighs 122g and runs on 2 x AA batteries (alkaline supplied).

Olympus FE-210
Overall Rating: ★★★☆☆ | Latest Price Info

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Inspiring Photo: Red & Blue

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RED & BLUE, originally uploaded by skyofparis

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Fujifilm Finepix S9600/S9100

Last updated: Review & Sample Photos @ Cameras.UK (added on 28 May’07)

Fujifilm Finepix S9600/S9100 is a SLR-like digital camera (announced 26.08.06) featuring 9.1 million effective pixels, a huge 10.7x optical zoom (equivalent to 28 mm – 300 mm), sensitivity setting of ISO 80-1600, and a 2.0” (230,000 pixel) tilting LCD screen for easy high and low angle shooting . The camera is measuring 128 x 93 x 129 mm (5 x 3.7 x 5.1 in), weighing around 750 g (26.5 oz) and running on 4 AA batteries. The camera will be available from October 2006.

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Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info

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Inspiring Photo: Sand Dancer

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sand dancer, originally uploaded by john curley.

“I kneeled down in the sand to take advantage of the light when a woman came up to me on her bicycle. I shouted over the wind, “RIde over there and I’ll take your picture!” … She rode off about 30 yards, and then she got off her bike and made her way toward me, doing a beautifully expressive dance.”

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Inspiring Photo: Like a Record…

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like a record…, originally uploaded by shoothead.

Technique - Obviously I used the camera’s self-timer (I don’t have three hands). I set the mode to Tv (shutter priority). I then hung the camera around my neck, presed the button, and picked her up and spun her. I took 6 shots until I got the right amount of background motion blur, and clarity in Charlotte – 1/80th of a second. We were both pretty dizzy by the time I got the one I wanted. “

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Nikon CoolPix S6

Last update: Review by CNET (Added on 25 May’07)

Nikon CoolPix S6 is a point-and-shoot digital camera (released on 21.02.06), featuring a 6.0 megapixels (CCD sensor) with 3x Optical Zoom lens (38-116mm equivalent), a huge 3.0″ LCD screen, a Built-in WiFi, measuring Approx 3.9 x 2.4 x 0.8 in. (100.5 x 60 x 21mm ), weighing 4.9 oz. (140g), and it’s running on EN-EL8 Batteries. Nikon CoolPix S6 will be available in stores from march 2006 at $449.95 USD.
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Overall Rating: ★★★½☆ | Latest Price Info

>> REVIEWS (last updated: 25.05.07)

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