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January 1, 2017 1:11 am

Life and Photography

People often experience a surge of thoughts that floods with memories upon handling of a photo of a beloved person who passed away. It is very common for people to see several photos of people whom they love and who are dear to them in wallets, bags, and albums. We tend to look at old and new photos to help us feel reassured that everything is fine, everything is okay, everything is alright. Photos have been part of lives for hundreds of years in a sophisticated way.

Imagining the world without photographs is a difficult and complicated task. Photos and pictures are around all of us; on television screens, newspapers, magazines, books, encyclopedias, and on the internet. Pictures depicting evil faces of our humanity portray cruel and harsh expressions, or even intensely extreme poverty creates an insightful impact to all people whether photo lovers or not. These photos or pictures makes people examine themselves which helps them in becoming for respectable and humane. Even just simple photos of babies laughing or smiling can make any persona happy. According to studies, the best models are toddlers who are deemed as the most camera-friendly and good looking creatures on the earth, with their adorable and endearing look that amuses the people.

A single photo can speak thousands of words. These photos may serve as proxy or substitute for long and hard to comprehend stories, statements, and poems. A photo itself without any words or caption in it touches the imagination of the person which tempts him or her to dwelling further into that matter. Photography has the capacity to change a person’s perspective of the world. It is a powerful tool for communication that relays positive or negative emotions.

Photography can be found anywhere on the Internet. Social media and the online media utilizes photography to deliver and convey important news throughout the world that portrays truths and terrors of war and the enveloping presence of poverty. There are certain parts of the world where it is not safe to visit because of the wars and fights of parties. Photos help us to understand their situation for us to be aware and to be able to help them in our own simple ways. Photography engages us to alter how we perceive the world. Before, these photos reveal the truth about everything but nowadays, it is hard to distinguish a real picture from a pirated one.

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December 26, 2016 1:15 am

Photography through the Years

Postures, views, and standpoints evolve and because of that, fresh and new ideas came into a shape which helps people to create complex and further changes or innovations. The changes we see in the world are mixtures of innovation and new ideas. Particularly, photography is considered as one of the most important developments in the advancement and progress of artistic human expression which revolutionized the society since the Renaissance age where great and illustrious artisans strived hard for the people.

It is important that you understand how photography evolved through the years as wells as how photo makers do if you plan to understand which directions does the photographic breeze are going. It all started with one simple yet a significant thing, a box named Camera Obscura. This is a very simple and unsophisticated apparatus originated in China which means a chamber that is dark. An obscura is a box of varying size which allows the passage of light through its small opening on one side. The light that will be cast inside the box will create an inverted photo or image of the focused person. The principle of this box has been carried from generation to generation up until the present days. A light penetrates through a device that blocks light through a hole which is now called an aperture or lens to create an image. Before these projected images are traced by artists but now the manner of recording has been transformed into a more complex way.

Nicephore Niepce, a French inventor, who has the title as being the inventor and founder of photography. He produced the oldest and earliest photograph while sitting on his window pane in France. What he created was a tiny refined pewter coated by bitumen solution and oil made from lavenders. After several days, an image formed in the camera obscura of Niepce. Being interested and amazed with these, he partnered with another artist, Louis Daguerre, to investigate more about the happening and the process. Daguerre continued the work after Niepce passed away leaving just his notes to him. He then discovered how to quickly expose and measure these photos.

After decades, instead of things, humans started to take pictures of themselves or other people. Robert Cornelius was the first person who attempted to take a picture of him. It was in the year 1983 when he stood outside their store and performed the first ever selfie in the history of mankind. He labeled his picture as “the first light picture ever taken”. But Daguerre was the first one to photograph a human although not selfie after he made a photo of a temple in Paris that requires a long exposure, thus, erasing all moving objects and people except for a customer and a shoe shiner.

Photographs in these years are not reprintable. Meaning everything is unique and real once you create your own photograph.  Later on, a monumental development happened after a person created small and portable dry plates for photography. This changed the way of taking photos with its fast, ready to use, and handheld dry plates. This is the age where snapshots came into life.

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December 20, 2016 8:17 pm

10 Amazing Photography Hacks

Turn off the flash

It’s the technique of manufacturers of the camera to make their products flash even when it only gets vaguely dark. It is expected that once the flash works, the photo won’t be as good as the one with the original lighting. But one perk of having a flash is that people will freeze so you can get away with blurry photos. Once newly starting photographers view on these blurry photos, they will think that there is something wrong with the Camera but the truth lies in the incorrect technique of the photographer. Instead of turning it on, keep the flash off but deal with the ISO. Increasing your camera’s shutter speed increases the chance of having better photos and reduces possibilities of blurriness.

Don’t go away too much

In taking pictures, you don’t have to move far away from your subject. Other photographers move way too further as if there is a border that needs to be included in the photograph. As a versatile photographer, it’s fine to cut their legs off, foreheads, or lower part of the body. In this way, you remove extra information that doesn’t describe your subject.

Remove the mess

Simplicity is elegant. Try to look for backgrounds which are in order or with fewer litters. Many photographers use cluttering background thinking that looks abstract but this suffocates your subject. It is best to remove them so that it will be plain and the subject gets the best attention

Use patterns of repetition

They say that photographing skills are born with a person. But everything can be taught. One way to make your photos appear impressive is to look for the background with repeating patterns.             You can often find this on buildings like windows, the walls, doors, or even the bricked ground.

Use Different perspectives

The most common perspective of photos is eye-leveled. It is significant if you use other perspectives that appear new to the public. Some of this is the view from the top of structures or from below the ground.

Symmetry is the best

Some of the best photos have symmetric backgrounds. There is really perfection and beauty in these identical backgrounds that catch the attention of the people.

Make sure everything is straight

In taking pictures, you also need to mind the orientation of the scenery and your camera. Some perfectionists really take time in adjusting the horizontal and vertical straightness of their camera to produce the best result.

Increase the Aperture

Increasing the aperture means you are blurring the background often. This is a good technique so that your subject will be focused more and will get the best attention needed.

Determine the light source

Just simply knowing the source of the light makes you a better photographer. Once the light is at the back of the subject, it is important that you need to adjust to make it appear in front so that you can get away with dark photos.

Tic-tac-toe rule

Cameras have 3 by 3 gridlines just like playing tic-tac-toe. This gridline is here for a reason. This will help you adjust the camera to get the focus of the subject. A preferable adjustment is that the subject should be one black away from the left or right and from the top to give him the attention and the air to breathe.

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December 15, 2016 4:20 pm

Photography Equipment Must Haves

Being a photographer, we strive hard to appear better and make better photographs. The equipment you use plays an important role in these matters. Here are few of the equipment you need to have.

The Camera v.5

This is a very special camera made solely for young photographers. Aside from putting much effort on adjusting the aperture, the ISO, and the brightness of a typical camera, we have programmed Camera v.5 to automatically adjust everything for you. This will help you get pictures immediately without wasting time. This camera has a light sensor that captures the sources of the light which will be its basis for adjustment. Another special feature of this camera is that it can easily be connected to a smartphone. You can use your smartphone to take the picture yourself or you can even view what photo it will capture. This is effective if you want to take pictures of a crowd but can’t do it since lots of heads will block your view. Without extending your legs, you can raise this camera and view it on your phone. With this, you can easily get the best photo you want.

The Automated Tripod

This tripod is not just an ordinary and standard tripod you can see in most of the stores. It is the highest technology tripod ever created. The legs of the tripod are automated that all you have to do is place it in your preferred place. The tripod will then adjust its legs to satisfy the horizontal surface of the earth. Once done, the head of the tripod where you will attach the camera can be controlled using a downloadable application on your smartphone. You can move it sideways or up and you can extend the next of the tripod with just your mobile phone. Aside from these, the tripod may also take the function of the camera. You can also click the button in your smartphone where the tripod controls the camera and you can take pictures using your smartphone as a remote.

Flash Gear 1.0

In very dark situations, it is important that you have your lighting gear with you. Flash Gear 1.0 is a customized lighting gear for the convenience of the users. It has a built in natural flashlight for you to use in the dark. In taking photos, you can turn the flashlight on and take pictures or you can take pictures with your flash setting on. Flash Gear 1.0 doesn’t eat too much of the battery of your camera, it has a battery on its own.

Drone 10v

Drone 10v is not some typical drone you see nowadays. It has 5 hovering fans placed together in a symmetrical way. This additional fan increases the height this drone can reach. This drone can reach up to 100 meters above the ground. This drone is water resistant, heat resistant, and lightning resistant. But the most looked up feature of this drone is the eye control. A user wears a gear that has linked system to the drone. While flying, you can move the drone with just your eyes using the gear. Many of the users get amazed with this feature and buy it for their sake.

 

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