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Articles on Photography Techniques
Eight Ways to Take Better Pictures With Any Camera
The article offers helpful tips for taking better photographs using any camera. Topics covered include half-pressing the shutter button before actually taking the shot, making the camera stable by keeping the elbows tucked on the body and using the preset scene modes in the camera. Also mentioned are composing photographs using the rule of thirds, shooting from various perspectives and capturing things in odd numbers.
How to Get the Best from Portrait Subjects
The article offers tips for photographers on how they can connect with their subjects to create more compelling and revealing portraits.
Next Level Wildlife Photography
The article discusses the importance of preparation for elevating quality in wildlife photography. Topics covered include how being prepared to capture fantastic behavior is crucial in endeavors to capture amazing images, paying attention to what is beyond the subject, and the use of a floating blind to combine the elements of great wildlife photography.
Secrets of Nightscape Photography
The article presents some important tips for shooting heavenly bodies during the night above picturesque landscapes. Also cited are the advise of astrophotography gurus to start with simple camera-on-tripod shots before using telescopes, the power and simplicity of digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) cameras, and the best nightscape cameras, particularly the full-frame models.
Ten Ways to Maker Your Outdoor Photos Amazing
The article offers suggestions for taking photographs using iPhone camera. It mentions the use of 360-degree landscape for photography that can be viewed in virtual reality viewer. It also mentions that one can use Panoramas for capturing horizontal and vertical images. It also mentions that one can use the High Dynamic Range setting on the Camera application for capture cloud patterns.
In this article, photographer Penelope Umbrico investigate of technology and its influence on photography.
Camera from The Columbia Encyclopedia
Lightproof box or container, usually fitted with a lens, which gathers incoming light and concentrates it so that it can be directed toward the film (in an optical camera) or the imaging device (in a digital camera) contained within.
Camera technologies are concerned with the design, development, operation, and assessment of film and digital cameras. The field includes traditional photographic imaging as well as measuring and recording instruments in the fields of science, medicine, engineering, surveillance, and cartography. Camera technologies have widespread applications in almost every area of modern life, from digital video cameras used at banks to record information about customers to long-range space voyagers transmitting images back to scientists on Earth for study.
Development of Photography from The Cambridge Dictionary of Scientists
Photography uses two basic principles, both longknown: firstly, a lens to form an image, as in the ‘camera obscura’ (a box with a lens in one end that forms an image on a screen at the other end for an artist to trace or copy); secondly, the sensitivity to light of some chemical compounds, mostly silver halides. Around 1800 Thomas Wedgwood, aided by his friend Davy, tried to use these two principles to make stable images, but had little success. He used paper soaked in silver nitrate, but it was not sensitive enough to use in a camera, and his best results were shadow pictures of leaves and similar objects, obtained by placing them in contact with his paper and exposing to sunlight, when the uncovered areas blackened. He failed to find a way of ‘fixing’ the result, which blackened entirely on viewing in daylight.
Photography: An Overview from Encyclopedia of American Studies
From their first appearance in 1839, photographic images appealed both to American audiences and to critics in search of ways to define American culture. Early in the twentieth century the history of photography attracted a strong creative group of scholars when the widespread search for a usable past revealed that photographic images could be documents of value and interest. In addition, the powerful tenets of modernism enabled artists and writers to perceive the ways in which form shaped content; this movement also gave new luster to all contemporary art, including images made by machines.
Photography from The Reader's Companion to American History
In the first history of photography published in New York in 1849, there is the tantalizing story of an Indiana youth, James M. Wattles, trying unsuccessfully in 1828 to secure survivable pictures on writing paper placed dry in a camera obscura (precursor to the camera) after he had soaked it in potash. But, so the story goes, his parents laughed at him and bade him attend to his studies and forget about such “moonshine” thoughts.
Photography Topic Page
The science and art of making permanent images on light-sensitive materials.