Archive for February, 2008

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Professional Secrets

Right ho, let’s go shooting guys… and put your camera back in your camera bags. That’s tricky – shooting without cameras. No, it makes perfect sense if you are ‘dry shooting.’ The military use ‘dry shooting’ as an important training element. Here the recruit gets close-up and personal with rifle sighting techniques, wind adjustment calculations, trigger pressures and target recognition.

Professional Secrets
Gee, I Wonder by Romi S.

So if it’s good enough for combat soldiers, it’s certainly good enough for us to take a leaf out of the military training manual. Let me ask you this question: How many times have seen a great scene in its entirety. You photographed it with great expectation only to fine the end result was to say the least, disappointing? Does that sound like you? Ever wondered why this happens?

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Photo of The Day: Enchanted Forest

 Enchanted Forest
Enchanted Forest by J. Marie (profile)

Olympus Stylus 830

Last update: Review by ThinkCamera (09 February’08)

The Olympus Stylus 830 (announced 23 August’07) is an 8 megapixels digital point-and-shoot camera features 5x optical zoom (36 – 180 mm equivalent in 35mm photography), ISO setting from 80-1600, and a 2.5 inch LCD screen. The camera measures .9” W x 2.2” H x 0.94” D (99.6mm x 55.1mm x 24mm) and weighs 4.4oz (125g) without battery and media card. (Full Specs)

Overall Rating: ★★★½☆ | Latest Price Info

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Photo of The Day: Hello-Goodbye

Hello-Goodbye by ichtus (profile)

How do u know u have a good photo?

Our community member igor writes: “I take lots of picture but sometimes i have problem telling which one is good which is bad.”

Gabriel by Igor (profile)

Reply by randy epperson:
A photography instructor gave our class a list for quality control:
- check exposure: appropriate for subject, mood?
- check sharpness: tack sharp where needed, depth-of-field appropriate?
- check the light: is it special?
- check the composition: clean, clear, lack of distraction?
- check the creative and emotional values: emotion conveyed, your unique perspective revealed?


Photography Tips for People on the Go

Sometimes having a camera bag full with a dSLR, lenses and other camera accessories just isn’t practical. Erin shows why her best camera is the compact point-and-shoot she has in her handbag.

Dodge & Burn in Photoshop CS3 Tutorial

Learn how to apply dodge and burn technique in Photoshop CS3

WTD: “apple+e”

Kodak EasyShare M853

The Kodak EasyShare M853 features 8.2 Megapixels CCD sensor, 3x optical zoom (35mm equivalent: 37-111mm), ISO 80-1250, HD still captur, and a 2.5″ LCD screen. The camera measures W × H × D: 3.7 × 2.9 × 0.9 in. (93 × 58 × 23 mm) and it weighs approx. 4.1 oz (115 g)

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

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