Rule of Thirds in photography is a well known, some would say infamous thumb rule used in photography. Imagine the photo divided into nine sections using two equally spaced horizontal lines and two equally spaced vertical lines. The four points of intersection are the points of interest. When you frame a picture, try to place the important elements in the frame in such a way that they coincide with one or more of these points. This will make the photograph more interesting and beautiful.
Taking a good photograph of a moon can be a little tricky. If you don’t expose it properly, then you will end up in a bright circular white spot popularly known as the white blob. So, let us see how to photograph the moon correctly with all the details? I will explain everything about moon photography, which includes the camera, lens, camera settings, moon photography tips, and the post-processing part.
White balance is actually the process involving the removal of unwanted color casts from the picture. Only the right camera white balance settings can give you the right color temperature. It is the white balance, which sets the mood of the picture. So, understanding camera white balance settings is essential.
If you want the photograph to look and feel good then there should not be any blur in your image. In order to make sure that you take blur-free images, you should know the factors that cause image blur.
Image blur is caused due to many reasons. Firstly, the shutter speed selection. If you are shooting with your camera hand-held then if you go for a slow shutter speed. This can result in an image blur. Secondly, if you are capturing the image at a higher F-number, without using a tripod then you may end up in a blurred image.
Graduated Neutral Density Filter, also called as Grad ND filter is one which has got two halves. The first half of this filter will be a neutral density one and the second half will be a clear section. The main purpose of such a filter is to overlay the bright part of the picture scene into the dynamic range of the sensor. It is one of the favorite filters of Landscape photographers. Graduated Neutral Density Filter is mainly used to correctly expose the brighter part of the picture scene, especially the sky. Thus helps to expose picture correctly. They are available in different shapes and sizes.
Filters form an important part of a photographer’s camera bag. It mainly comes in two shapes circular and rectangular shaped. It is usually made of glass or plastic. Filters made of glass offer better quality to the photographs when compared to the one made with plastic.
On 23rd April 2012, Adobe announced Photoshop CS6 and CS6 extended. The price comes around 999$ for the pack. There is a great improvement in the speed of operation. A major change has been in the user interface. Now, it looks almost like the Adobe Lightroom, with a greyish touch. This is a customisable one. So, you can customise it according to your preferences. Improvements were there in raw image processing.
Let us see what are the “ABC” in photography. They are nothing but the three basic parameters which every camera will have. They are Aperture, Shutter speed, and ISO, as shown in the figure. An image is formed as a result of these three parameters. These 3 parameters together make the Exposure triangle. Nowadays, most of the digital cameras/point and shoot cameras will give you access to control these three parameters. A Digital SLR camera would help you to gain a better control over these.