Archive for November, 2008

Flower Photography Tips Video

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

This video will show you how to take great flower photographs

Photo of The Day: Not Tonight Honey

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

Not Tonight Honey
Not Tonight Honey by Ed DeLeon (profile)

Capital One Newsweek American Life Photo Contest

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

Attention photographers – now is your chance to impress Newsweek’s Director of Photography, Simon Barnett, with your most compelling, interesting work that best captures the theme, “American Life.”

Capital One allows consumers to personalize their credit card with their own photo and today they’re teaming with Newsweek, a leader in photo journalism to introduce the Capital One – Newsweek American Life Photo Contest by seeking images that best capture every day moments of life in America – from amazing landscapes and sunsets to neighborhood landmarks or the family pet.


Need photo quality control tips!

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

Hey, I’m new to the forum. I had a photo accepted by BigStock right out of the box – a clear, crisp photo of the Manhattan Bridge, NYC (pretty dull photo, but still). Another photo taken near the bridge was first rejected for exposure problems, then when I fixed that with levels (gimp) it was rejected for lack of model release (I disagree the faces were recognizable – they were obscured, but I accept this). Now, two photos, one of Central Park, and one of a horse in its paddock, were rejected for being blurry when viewed at a larger size. They don’t appear blurry to me. I’m a new photographer but I have a decent grasp on basic composition, and my stuff looks like a lot of the other stuff on BigStock (not the popular selling photos, but others that are in the same category) I have a Canon Rebel XSI. I use auto most of the time.

Accepting they are blurry, what am I doing wrong? Snapping the shot prematurely? How can I be sure the photo is in focus before I snap? Again, I’ll have to rely on tips because these photos don’t look blurry to me on my computer. Anyhow, I don’t want to be killing my chances here with things like poor exposure, blurry photos, etc., which mean I’m not operating my camera properly! How can I be sure I’m taking clear photos while using the auto setting, until I get a grasp of the manual settings? Thanks so much.

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Need photo quality control tips!
Posted by LorettaW on November 1, 2008 at 4:43am in DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY TECHNIQUES

Compact Camera Questions & looking for Suggestions…

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

Has anything replaced or come close to the Fuji f30 in regards to shooting quality at night without flash and without substantial noise?

Im am looking for a compact that will give me the best quality for the following situations:
– photographing at night without flash
– ornate fixtures, lamps, etc that are lit at night without additional lighting
– neon signs
– fireworks (not so frequently)
– concerts
– at the beach

I know this is a tall order for a compact but would love some favorites and why… what are the best compacts these days for both day and night shooting?