Archive for September, 2007

Minimizing Shutter Lag

Monday, September 3rd, 2007

Author: Colin Aiken

If you’ve ever tried to take photos of your kids whilst they’re running about you will probably have experienced this. You wait ’till they are perfectly positioned in the frame, press the shutter, and end up with a shot of the back of their heads leaving the picture. That’s shutter lag and most digital cameras have it to some degree or another.

Digital Camera Shutter Lag Comparison Table

What causes shutter lag?


Face Shaping Tutorial

Sunday, September 2nd, 2007

Learn how to change the shape of nose, chin, lips, eyes etc using Photoshop CS2

NG 2nd Annual International Photo Contest

Sunday, September 2nd, 2007

WASHINGTON (July 13, 2007)–National Geographic readers around the world have the opportunity to take part in the 2007 National Geographic International Photography Contest. And, for the first time, readers of National Geographic’s English-language editions in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and United Kingdom will be able to participate in the contest that was inaugurated in 16 of its local-language editions in 2006.

National Geographic 2nd Annual International Photo Contest

English-language- edition entries will be judged at National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C. Twenty-six local-language editions will participate this year, and each will submit their winning entries to headquarters to be judged with the winning English-language entries. National Geographic judges will announce four international grand-prize winners in December 2007.


Self-Portrait Tip: Perfect Focus

Sunday, September 2nd, 2007

Andy has a really nice tip to get your eyes in perfect focus using shallow DOF;


“So I held a small torch next to my eye and then used a cable release to auto-focus the camera. The only thing visible in the room was the bulb of the torch and the part of my eye that it was illuminating, so that was what the camera focussed on…”


Funny Photo: For Sale / For Snail

Saturday, September 1st, 2007

“Brilliant idea and it’s so hilarious!”
Suggested by Brian

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For Sale / For Snail, originally uploaded by ukaaa.