Just about everything having to do with flying on any commercial airline has changed in recent years. There's no exception, whether you're taking your film camera on a once in a lifetime vacation or you're a photojournalist scheduled to cover an assignment. You can still take your camera and film on the airplane, but you need to take certain precautions to protect your film. You can fly with many kinds of cameras. Both film and digital, disposable cameras, video cameras, and cell phone cameras are all allowed on flights. The film, on the other hand poses the problem. If you pack undeveloped film in your checked luggage, the high intensity screening equipment will destroy your film. Only carry undeveloped film in your carry-on camera bag. When packing for your trip, have all your undeveloped film in a large plastic bag, if possible. Request ahead of time to have your film hand-inspected, and not run through the security scanner. Also, store your camera in your carry-on bag with all film removed, so it's not destroyed when run through the scanner.
There are good reasons for taking photographs of paintings. One of the most important is so you'll have an accurate record of your valuable artwork for insurance purposes. If all you have is a description of your painting, you really have no proof of ownership, and should your painting be destroyed, there would be no payment made by any insurance company. For valuable pieces of art, an appraisal is a must. The appraisal should include a description of the piece, size and condition, the medium used, any markings, where the piece came from, date completed, and information on the artist. Adding to the appraisal some quality photographs of the artwork will complete the package for insurance purposes. You may have just found a painting at a garage sale that you're sure is going to be worth a bundle and you want to get a good photo of it to have it identified. Or, maybe you finally got that painting you've been wanting for years, but couldn't afford and you want to send a picture of it to your best friend who lives out in California.
Many users of modern digital cameras will not experiment with many of the functions it contains; as a result some people are often sold the wrong type. When you finally make up your mind that you are going to buy a digital camera; have you worked out what you are going to ask for? To help you make this decision some hints and tips are discussed below. Before you consider anything else, ask yourself what you want the camera for. Next you need to think carefully about where and when you will use it. Although costs have plummeted dramatically in recent years, it is still something that has to be considered. You will probably be downloading the images onto your personal computer so check to see if your pc is up to the task of printing and editing these images. Some new personal computers come with a digital camera as part of a package, this may be worth considering. Manufacturers usually do a deal with an image manipulation software company and supply it when you buy a digital camera, however item such as printers and special paper will need to be purchased separately.
Baby, it's cold outside! Winter is here, and you can't find a better time of year to capture those perfect winter photos. Why not make the best of this opportunity? Want to add some "pop" to your winter photos? Try photographing colorful subjects against the white snow. Who makes better subjects than your own family and friends, right? For example, picture your child all dressed up in his brand new powder blue snowsuit, building his first snowman. What a great photo opportunity! Here are 10 Winter Activities That Make Fabulous Photos 1. Snowball fights 2. Sledding 3. Snowboarding 4. A child catching snowflakes on their tongue. 5. Making a snow angel. 6. Building a snowman. 7. Ice Skating 8. Skiing 9. Mountain Climbing 10.Touching Snow For The First Time. I encourage you to take the family out and play in the snow. Don't forget your camera. You can take multiple photos of your family posing using one of the activities listed above. Winter photos make some of the most beautiful digital scrapbook layouts.
There's a world we don't often think about ... it can be seen when you go walking, out in the garden, or even sitting in the house. In fact, it can be seen anywhere if you care to look. It's the world we probably all take for granted ... the small world of plants, flowers, insects, objects, you name it! So if we take a look at these everyday objects more closely, you will find a hidden and exciting world to be discovered with your digital camera in 'macro' mode. Let's have a look at some digital photography tips on shooting close-ups ... Get Used to your Camera Macro mode is normally depicted by a 'flower' symbol on your camera, which allows you to take close-up shots of subjects. In order to get sharp photos, be sure to check out your camera's instructions how close you can move in to your subject. With 'auto mode' and 'macro mode' selected, the camera will focus on your close-up, using a larger aperture, but your background will be blurred. This is what's known in the camera world as a 'shallow depth of field' i.
Taking pictures has been a traditional art form and an enjoyable hobby for many, and with the dawn of the digital revolution, photography has become even more fun ... but you don't even have to have a camera to still enjoy the excitement of this digital era we live in ... here is the start of a few basic tips for anyone to get to grips with digital imaging if you want to take your images to the next dimension. First things First - Choosing your Computer Building up your hardware and software to manage your digital imaging can be quite costly, so you need to ask yourself "How far do I want to take this digital imaging?" If you just want to do it for a bit of fun, then you may choose a cheaper model computer, for example, but if you intend to be more serious, it's worth inquiring about your computer model before buying. Let's take a look at some important points: PC or MAC? The Apple Macintosh (MAC) has always been a first choice for graphic designers and publishers, owing to its powerful graphics programs and being user-friendly, although the IBM compatible personal computer (PC) offers similar software, and is now more user friendly.
Art Framing Supplies Make Framing Your Favorite Photo Easy! Both amateur and professional photographers create marvelous prints. After the creation part of the process, however, both groups of artists need to present their artwork to the world. One way to do that is to frame it. Photo framing supplies, which also come in picture framing kits, can be customized to your specific needs and artistic desires. Where Do I Start With Selecting The Appropriate Picture Framing Supplies and Picture Framing Kits? Most artists begin with the work of art itself, and see what it suggests in terms of frame and matting choices. Your preference as to art framing supplies could depend on whether the artwork is a photograph or a painting. While paintings traditionally utilize picture framing supplies that include polished wood frames that are stained to complement the painting and mat, photographs are often framed in slender black metal frames. This does look wonderful when used with black and white photographs, because the sleek simplicity of the frame does not detract in any way from the artwork itself.
Last May when my Mother passed away suddenly, we wanted to have something different to celebrate the good times we had together. I thought a slide show comprised of old photos of her and other family members on DVD would be a good idea. We checked with the funeral director, they did offer a service but I thought I could do better. They only offered to copy 15 photos along with one song. Who wants to hear the same song over and over all day at the viewing? I didn't. Besides we wanted to have her favorite songs and gospel groups. A lot of the family members like the same music as Mom. I figured that I might as well make copies of the DVD for anyone who may want one. How we "copied" our photos: First we had to find them all. HINT: Start now by organizing all of your photos in groups. Photo boxes are relatively inexpensive at craft stores, or make your own out of old shoe boxes (keep those little white anti damp packs to protect your photos). What you need: Digital Camera (any that you have will work, does not need to be fancy) Tripod of some sort Some sort of background material (black poster board is best) Good lighting Old photos Photo Editor (Picasa is free from Google) Remote release Find a place with good lighting and a room to work, a dining table by a window is a good place to start.
At some point most photographers consider how long their printed pictures will last. As we think about this point we can see how this thought originates at the heart of photography, after all when we take a picture we are trying to preserve a moment in time. We are creating a remembrance of something that will never be exactly the same. In view of this expressed thought when we print our images we want them to keep their visual integrity. Yes, we want them to look as good as they did the day they where printed 100 years from now and longer. Realistically is this possible and how can we determine how long photo's and specifically in this article photo's on canvas will last? As a consumer this question becomes important especially when we are parting with money in exchange for prints. To answer these questions there are a few variables we must consider.We must appreciate that not every one is going to display their images under the same conditions. Some will display their image framed with glass, others will without glass.
Pet photography is indeed a way for you to generate some income if you think your pets are cute enough, it is a hobby that you can transform into a booming home business. Lots of people pay a lot of money to have their pets photographed, but not only do you not need to pay anyone you can for fact make money from your pets photographs. Stock photo sites are sites where you can submit your digital photograph by uploading them unto the site, and for each time the picture gets downloaded you get paid. A lot of people wonder who in the world will download pictures and pay for them, reality is a lot of people do some of which are, advertisers, designers, eBayers, scrap bookers and many more. Taking pet photos can be a bit dodgy because it is often difficult to get the pet to stay still, but the beauty of it all is to just snap away as your pet jumps around and you are sure to catch some really nice shots that will stand out and attract a lot of attention. Also make sure to use some treats to get your pets attention as you take the photos and you are sure to catch some shots that will look really cute.