Canon Eos 30d Review
The Canon EOS 30D SLR Digital Camera has upped the number of sequential frames that you can capture in continuous-shooting mode to 30 JPEG or 11 raw shots, from 23 or 6. It is important to mention though, that this is at 5 frames per second. The 30D has a real spot meter, through the 3.5 % metering circle. An advantage Canon has added to this model is the ability to set ISO sensitivity in 1/3-stop increments. The larger 2.5 inch LCD monitor now offers a wider viewing angle than that of the 1.8 inch model on the lower class 20D. This comes in handy for reviewing shots with your friends or family members. Canon’s Picture Styles offer a great way to organize the myriad of custom settings such as sharpness, saturation, tone and contrast. This class of SLR camera has always allowed you to control these features quite easily. The rates of shutter durability on this model is as much as 100,000 cycles. Read the rest of this entry »
Professional Canon Cameras
Digital photography is a quickly growing hobby for many people. One of the main reasons for this is that a basic, low cost camera can produce some amazing pictures. When you first start taking pictures, and you can achieve these breathtaking results, you are likely to get hooked. It is not same like Canon Powershot Cameras, this will lead to the desire of buying professional Canon Cameras.
Professional Canon Cameras are referred to as SLR cameras. This is the standard for any professional photographer. SLR stands for single lens reflex. What that basically means is that the same lens you use to view your pictures is the same lens that will take your picture. This can give you amazing control of your photos. Basically, what ever you are seeing through the lens will be what comes out on the film. You can adjust the settings here so you can see your image at different focal lengths, and different levels of aperture. This will make sure to give you the perfect picture every time.
Macroscopic photography offers photographers a unique view of the world to explore with an unlimited amount of color, texture and physical architecture. Macro photography is a magnified photography, which is used to produce an image which is larger in the film plane (or digital sensor) than in real life.
Types of Camera
Presently there are two main types of cameras available: point and shoot digital cameras and digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) cameras.
Macro Photography on a Point & Shoot
Point and shoot digital cameras are a line of cameras popular with beginner photographers and suitable for everyday photography.
Attach camera to tripod: Focusing on an image close up can be difficult with certain models of camera. Any movement can bring the photograph out of focus. For best results, attach the camera to a tripod.
Select Macro Mode: Macro mode is typically a little flower in the shooting modes. When selected, it causes the camera to focus on an object closer to the lens than normal. In addition, macro mode will also increase the size of the aperture, bringing the subject into closer focus while leaving the background in the distance.
Zoom-In on the Image: Using the camera’s zoom feature, bring the image into focus on the view screen.
Set Flash (or not): Use of a flash with a point and shoot camera is purely personal preference. Macro photographs require a certain amount of light to remain clear and in focus. Unfortunately, it is difficult to control the flash on a point and shoot. For professional results, wait for a bright day with lots of natural light to take the photograph.
Take the Shot: Once shot has been lined up and in focus, double check the view screen and take the shot.
Try experimenting with various settings, different apertures and compositions to see what works best.
Macro Photography on a DSLR Camera
While point and shoot digital cameras may possess excellent macro capabilities, for optimal results a DSLR camera will generally out perform point and shoot. The reason for this is because DSLR cameras allow various attachments for special purpose macro lenses.
Attach Appropriate Lens: Attach the appropriate lens following the manufacturer’s recommendations. Some cameras have special accessories specifically with macro photography, these attachments allow the photographer to enlarge the subject and/or decrease the minimum focal length.
Set Camera to Macro Mode & Select Aperture: Place the camera in macro mode, oftentimes some models of cameras will not allow any other adjustments without this mode being selected. After the camera has been placed in macro mode, select a small aperture (it’s a big number) for a large depth of the field which places everything into focus, or a large aperture (small number) if focusing on the main subject. In most situations, it is best to select a shallow depth of field, therefore, select the largest aperture possible.
Set Flash: Having some artificial light in macro photography is important. Fortunately most cameras come with their own built-in light meter. Choosing a time of day when there is plenty of natural light is the cheapest way of producing high quality photographs. Alternatively, the harsh light of the flash can be diffused by applying tissue paper or cello tape over the flash. Another more expensive option would be to invest in a reflector.
Place Subject into Focus: If the camera allows manual focus, select this option and focus the image manually.
Take the Shot: Once shot has been lined up and in focus, double check the view screen or through the eyepiece and take the shot.
Nikon D3100 Review
Shopping for an exceptional camera that does not break your budget? Check out the Nikon D3100. Examine this camera’s features, and you will definitely discover why the Nikon D3100 is considered the dslr camera most people are looking for.
First off, Nikon is definitely the world’s most respected brand name in dslr cameras. Nikon dslrs are being used by a wide variety of photography lovers, from people new to photography to pro’s which take pictures all around the country. Nikon is well-known for making top quality digital-cameras that are being utilized to make enduring memories. Read the rest of this entry »
Best Camera For Beginner Photographers
The best camera for photography
Sales of Digital SLR cameras right now are off the charts! Just what makes the Canon T2i the best camera for beginner photographers? What are the factors that make this the best choice for one who is new to digital SLR cameras?
Cameras, Tips, and Things You Should Know
Today, you’ll find many cameras sold and just as many photo editing programs for manipulating photos. Anyone these days can take high quality photos with the right camera or make mediocre photos look stunning with the right software. If you are serious about photography, though, you need to get a good Digital SLR camera. DSLR cameras behave the same way old manual cameras behaved — you control your F-stops, your shutter speeds, etc. So you know that a digital SLR is what you need, but which one? How do you narrow your choices? Below are a couple of suggestions you might want to keep in mind.
You may have picked up some photography skills if you have been into the hobby for quite a while. This would suggest that a basic DSLR camera wouldn’t be sufficient for you. There are many professional quality digital SLR cameras, but the Canon EOS 5D Mark III is considered to be the best one. This particularly Canon EOS camera is rather expensive. The camera costs no less than $3500 and that’s not including the lens. Nonetheless, this DSLR camera has features that are much better than the basic models and it offers higher quality images. Many people also find this camera to be one of the most configurable among the digital SLRs being sold on the market.
Another great basic DSLR camera is the Canon EOS Rebel T1i. This is an excellent way for you to get into manual photography without spending a lot of money. The camera costs between five and seven hundred dollars which isn’t cheap but it is one of the cheapest models for this camera. Many users report that it’s got some annoying things about it. However, the annoyances are outweighed by the quality of the photos this camera can take. This camera also features a 3-inch LCD screen, which is bigger than the screens you’ll find in most digital SLRs.
You shouldn’t expect a single digital SLR camera to fulfill all of your photography needs. The features and lenses of a digital SLR camera are mainly determined by the kind of photography, knowing the kind of photography you want to pursue will help you in choosing the right camera for you. For instance, there’s a difference between sports photography and portrait photography so naturally you’ll want to get a camera with the appropriate features for either.
There’s a huge difference between standard photography and macro photography. Narrow your focus on the photography you’d like to do and then work on finding the camera that will do the job. You can explore other areas of photography once you’re no longer a novice.
Figuring out which digital SLR camera of 2014 is right for you isn’t going to be an easy decision. And it’s no surprise considering you’ve got literally dozens of choices. Make sure you put to use the tips we shared in this article to help you find the camera for you. Be familiar with the features, as well as the pros and cons of the DSLR cameras you’re looking at before you make your decision. The last thing you want is to end up with a camera that won’t meet your photography needs.