Have you ever wondered if buying a canon waterproof camera case and jumping into the ocean to snap a few pictures of that beautiful coral reef could destroy your camera? Well, you'd be right to wonder, because it certainly could. Water and digital electronics are a bad combination. At least for the electronics it's a bad idea. .. the water will be fine; ) If you still think trying it would be a good idea, there are a few simple precautions you can take to improve your odds for a good experience. Even experienced divers have precautions they take before each dive in regards to themselves and their equipment. That includes and photography equipment they'll be using. If your camera case is new, make sure you read the manual throughly, and understand the proper use of your case. That includes the maximum depth the case is rated for. They can range quite a bit. Some are good down to 200 feet, but some are less than 100. First of all, try out the case with nothing in it (at least nothing valuable) either in your bathtub or a sink.
Have you ever considered taking your digital camera for a little undersea adventure? If your both a diver and an avid photographer, then I'm sure you have. Chances are you've done more then think about it, you've likely already taken the plunge. .. sorry; ) Underwater photography can be a very rewarding merging of two passionate hobbies. The resulting photographs can be beautiful. Additionally, it enables you to share your undersea adventures with family and friends that don't dive. If your just getting started though, you may want to consider a few things. With the advent of some truly remarkable and sophisticated digital camera housings you can use the camera equipment you own are already familiar with. While there are waterproof housings for all camera makes, Canon is one of the more names that produces their own housings. There are also third party manufacturers that make camera housings for Canon cameras. If you've just purchased a waterproof case, or are in the market for one, there are a few tips to keep in mind.
Photo Framing and Mounting Materials When it's time to mount your photographic masterpiece, you have many different photo framing supplies from which to choose. Good quality mount board is necessary to ensure that your photo print displays properly; the right kind of photography frames are also important in order for your image to look its best as well as to protect your image from humidity, lights and airborne contaminants. As with other aspects of photography, it is important to use the best photo framing supplies that you can afford. Extend the Life Of Your Prints Acid-free mount board is perhaps the best kind of photo mount board to use. A low pH, or acidic environment can play havoc with photographic images because of the nature of photographic dyes. Acid-free mount board prevents one cause of photo deterioration. Foamcore mount board and mat board offer the advantage of being lightweight yet strong and durable. Foamcore and foamboard are also easy to work with; novices will find little difficulty in cutting these materials to the required shape.
Taking photos with a simple camera can seem very limiting. It can be the excuse for people to say their photos are not good. The promise of a great camera to take great pictures is a lie. This article will show you how to take great photos with a simple camera, be it a point and shoot or a camera phone. The first thing you want to do is follow some simple techniques for composing great shots. These guidelines can be used for any medium. Be it a painting or a video, you can use these and yield great shots. One very simple thing to do is get closer to the thing you are taking a picture of. If you're photographing a dog and want the photo to look nicer, get closer. This does a number of things that make your photo look much nicer. 1. It makes the subject more prominent and obvious- This makes the picture less confusing and the viewer automatically knows what they ought to be looking at. 2. It isolates onto the main subject and makes other object less distracting Another thing you can do to take great shots is to be sure you are standing in the right place.
If you're like me then you probably would love all the high tech equipment those professional photographers have but don't want to spend the money and actually buy it. Great news... you don't need to, to take good photos! The essential elements to taking great pictures is the way you shoot your photo. When you take a picture, the picture is taken from the spot your standing at and how far you've zoomed in or out. Now, if you take a picture and it doesn't come out what do you do? Do you look for something else to shoot? If you do then you're missing out on a great photo! Before you go rushing off to find something else to shoot, stop and move to the left, the right, etc. Try zooming out a little, closer, etc. Maybe bend down or get on your tip toes. You'll notice that these slight changes can make big differences. Another change you can do is move the camera very slightly and make the subject off center. Avoiding the center can make your shots much nicer to look at. If you look at a lot of great shots you'll notice they aren't dead center and if they are, the photographer had the exact decision to do so for the desired effect.
Taking great digital photography is not that hard. It is all based on ONE key. Yes, one. Not a thousand, not a hundred. Not even ten! It all boils down to one simple technique that can get your photos looking awesome. The key is knowing where to stand. What? Yes I know it sounds very simple but let's prove this by looking closer at the compositional techniques that are out there. 1. Rule of Thirds- Instead of placing the subject dead center place the subject to the sides or top. 2. Using Lines to Direct - Taking advantage of the lines around you to direct the viewer to the focal point of the photo. 3. Point of View - Instead of photographing from eye level, getting lower or higher and trying different perspectives. Now, these are just three techniques. However, let's look at them. What do they all have to do with? Moving the camera around. Changing where your camera is at is the key to taking great photos. It's all about camera placement. But, that's superficial. Let's get deeper down into this.
A photo is comprised of two different, but very important parts. Negative and Positive. These both work together to create a balanced photo. Too little or too much of any one can break this balance and make ugly photos. This article will teach you how to create that perfect neutral charge in your photos. Positive Space: The positive space in your photo is the space that contains the main focal point of interest. For example, if you have a photo of a kangaroo in a desert the positive space is the kangaroo. Negative Space: This is the space that is around the positive space. Or also, it's everything but the positive. So, the photo of the kangaroo the desert would be the negative space. Looking at this example, you can see how these both work together. A good shot would use the space of the kangaroo and its surroundings to balance it right. Negative Space is really something that can be difficult to get good at. You really want to have just the right amount. Too little creates a sense of claustrophobia and too much makes the photo look unfocused and meaningless.
When you take a photo, most likely you take it from eye level. You put the camera up against your eye, look, and then take the shot. However, think of the difference from getting low and shooting up or shooting down on the subject. This article will give you some insight to using point of view effectively. There are very useful reasons to use a different view point in your photos. They can be used to make mood changes, different emotional responses, or just different looking photos. Low Angle Shots on People Taking a shot of a person from a low angle and pointing up can be used to make a person look very powerful. It's taking the perspective of a young child or small person looking up to a taller person. It will make the viewer feel as if the subject is looking down on them. This can create very different emotional responses than just taking a shot from eye level. Low angle Shots on Buildings Low angle shots taken at streets, in the city, etc can be made to give a cool sort of vibe.
There is photography for amateurs and professionals. If you are an amateur, using a point and shoot camera is better for a start. There are a few good points about point and shoot cameras. They are very user friendly in many ways. All that you have to do is to point your camera and snap away. However, point and shoot camera is not for you if you need more functions on the camera, and better, quality pictures. A camera is a truly magical tool. It can capture special events, places, recording all your memories into pictures. It serves as a small tool, not something to be in awe of. Learning to use the camera doesn't need any extraordinary talents. All you have to do is practice frequently. It's really helpful and at the same time, important put your practice to good use. Some photographs, if well taken, can be quite personal. You will not want all your photographs to look the same. There is a difference between photography for amateurs and professionals. Professional photographers usually use their creativity to control the exposure and produce images that portray their feelings exactly, rather than re-producing a duplicate image of the original scene.
Learning digital photography may not need a course or a photography school. It requires love for photography or dedication. It is not as difficult as sending a spaceship from NASA. If you are planning to increase your income through photography there are many media sources where you can learn photography from. In fact, your camcorder's booklet may give you tips on using their featured product efficiently. If you are impatient to go through the kit just approach anyone who uses it efficiently, especially if you belly dance in seats to listen to a tutorial or read a technical material! Get a friendly help. Practice the basics of how to access the images you have taken, on how they get saved. How to open it and locate it in your digital camera, how to delete, how to change the light settings, operate between night modes, light modes etc, tune your recorder voice quality, how to insert graphics and all the basics; spend sometime going through the kit that is provided with the digital camera.