Macro Inspirations, Tips and Tricks

May 25th, 2005

You won’t have to look hr to find close-up ideas – even everyday household objets can make fantastic subjects Once You’ve trained your eye to look for macro photo opportunities, you’ll find them almost anywhere, even in objects such as stamps, coins, paper clips, drawing pins and so on. The fact that you’re capturing them from an unusual viewpoint makes shot of ‘found’ objects interesting in themselves.

Macro Shots Inspiration and Tips

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GOTW: Beautiful Self-Portraits by Claire Morgan

May 23rd, 2005

Really beautiful self-portraits… a MUST see gallery!

DSLR Camera Lens Test: Sigma 24-135mm f/2.8 – 4.5 Aspherical IF

May 22nd, 2005

Sample photos taken with Sigma 24-135mm f/2.8 – 4.5 Aspherical IF at 24mm and 135mm with Canon EOS 300D

Sample photos of Sigma 24-135mm f/2.8 – 4.5 Aspherical IF taken at 24mm:
Shooting Mode: Aperture-Priority AE Tv( Shutter Speed ) 1/640 Av( Aperture Value ) 11 Metering Mode Evaluative Exposure Compensation 0
ISO Speed 400 Lens 24.0 – 135.0 mm Focal Length 24.0 mm

Sample photos taken with Sigma 24-135mm f/2.8 - 4.5 Aspherical IF at 24mm and 135mm

Sample photos of Sigma 24-135mm f/2.8 – 4.5 Aspherical IF taken at f/2.8 (100% crop)

Sample photos taken with Sigma 24-135mm f/2.8 - 4.5 Aspherical IF at 24mm and 135mm

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Sigma New Lenses for Digital SLR Camera

May 21st, 2005

Sigma has released three new lenses this week to join their DG line up. These lenses are optimized for use with digital cameras.

1. Sigma 180mm f/3.5 APO EX DG HSM

Sigma New Lens: Sigma 180mm f/3.5 APO EX DG HSM

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Photography Tips: How to Photograph Lightning

May 19th, 2005

This article is now available here: Lightning Photography Tips

Photography Tips: Mastering Depth Of Field for Macro Shots

May 18th, 2005

Dept of field is a powerful tool when taking macro images, and it’s a technique you’ll need to understand in order to work true macro magic. You’ll generally be using very shallow depth of field settings when getting up close to the subjects, and the closer you get, the shallower depth of field becomes.

Macro Photography Tips

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Photoshop Tips: Getting the Right PPI (Pixels per Inch)

May 17th, 2005

I want to print photos large. How do I find the Pixels Per Inch figure so I don’t make it too low?

1. If you want a high-quality image, don’t print at less than 200PPI.
Open your Photoshop, load a photo, go image>image size. Pixel dimension shows how big the image on the screen but this isn’t the PPI

Printing Tips

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Wacom Intuos 3

May 17th, 2005

Wacom Intuos3

Far from being the sort of gadget that is really only of any use to dedicated artistic types or those with a strong creating leaning, the Wacom Intuos 3 does actually have much more to offer for casual home computer user. Naturally, its price tag and high end possibilities might not appeal to novice users, but it’s actually the sort of thing that can transform the way you use your PC. Not only that, it can convert your desktop working area into something of a style statement.

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Photoshop Tutorial: Glow/Dreamy Effect With Photoshop (Easy)

May 17th, 2005

There are lots of different ways of creating glow or dreamy effect with Photoshop. This tutorial will use the Gaussian Glow and layer mode. It’s pretty easy and straight forward stuff.

Photoshop Tutorial

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GOTW: Little Man Gallery by Dave Nitsche

May 16th, 2005

An original, inspirational, yet controversial gallery from Dave Nitsche..

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