Rating 4.00 out of 5 [?]Macro photography is something that is mostly forgotten by many casual photographers. Moast digital cameras have a macro setting that allows you to get really close up to your subjects like 3 – 5 cm. (1 – 2 inches). It is not always about taking an image of a small […]
RedEye Mini is not a red eye reduction product or a product that is photography related in anyway. RedEye Mini is the latest product release from THINKFLOOD. They are a new company that manufacturers infra-red adapters for the iPhone and iPod Touch devices that allows you to control other devices. The RedEye Mini is a small adapter that plugs into your headphone jack. By installing the associated software, your iPhone or iPod Touch turns into a sophisticated touch screen universal remote control for most of your home appliances.
Rating 4.00 out of 5 [?] Digital Camera Thursdays – December 24: I can remember when I was a little kid, I would take many things apart with a simple screwdriver. I was curious on how a winding alarm clock or a wrist watch looked on the inside. Sometimes, I would wind up breaking a part or […]
Wassup! Today – Photo of the Day:
I had the opportunity last year to take a tour of a Canadian Friget in Toronto. The military band was playing on the docks and I captured this image of just the tuba section.
Wassup! Today – Photo Editing Using Photosphop
Almost all “point and shoot” cameras save the captured image in the jpeg format. This is a common format that all photo and imaging software can easily load and edit. Most people that use Photoshop or any photo editing software do not realize that a large portion of the original image quality is lost when the original image is edited under default settings. You can check this by loading an unedited image into photoshop. Once the image has loaded, go to Image/Image Size and look at the default image resolution. The default is 72 ppi (pixels per inch) for most images captured by a “point and shoot” camera. This is the typical resolution used by many camera manufacturers to minimize the file storage requirements for the captured image.
Wassup! Today – Photo Sharing Sites:
There are numerous photo sharing sites online with FLICKR being a very popular one. I use FLICKR but I must confess that I have not updated my picture section in months. You can go HERE to see old pictures I have made public. The origianl reason for posting images on FLICKR was to expose my pictures to as wide an audience as possible. Seemed like a good idea at the time but as the months passed, I realized that getting poeple to actually spend time looking through my pictures was a full time task in itself for me. There are just too many distractions on FLICKR that easily divert my attention away from concentrating on my pictures. It is a great thing for FLICKR but not so great for me as a photographer. Lately, I have noticed that it is getting substantially harder to locate high quality images among the thousands of pictures being uploaded everyday. The number of views of my pictures alone are very low and not worth the time and effort it take to maintain a spot on FLICKR.
Wassup! Today – Digital Video Camera:
In the last 3 years or so, we have started to see the introduction of HD digital video cameras and the lowering of prices of video cameras in general. $2000.00 USD was the normal price range for a basic digital video camera. Now we are starting to see a number of choices in the $500.00 – $1000.00 USD price range. This certainly will get more and more individuals into purchasing a digital video camera to capture those important family moments.
One of the common problems with video camera users is the ability to immediately view the movies conveniently. Old technology involved a VHS tape that allowed you to easily remove the tape from the camera and insert into your video cassette player. Now we are dealing with an internal hard drive or a removable memory card which is not supported by standard video players. This means connecting the video camera directly to your TV each time you would like to watch the video. For some, this is as simple as plugging the camera into the AV jacks on the front of the TV. Unfortunately, many will have to deal with the connections on the back of the older TV which can be a real pain to reach.
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