Welcome to our new weekly photo news round-up, with the stories that matter to serious photographers, along with pithy comment and insightful analysis
Researchers have created the first gigapixel camera and claim it could be brought to market for consumers in as soon as five years.
Enginners from Duke University and the University of Arizona synchronised 98 tiny cameras into their prototype, which produces a resolution five times better than 20/20 human vision over a 120-degree horizontal field, according to reports.
Future Publishing leads the pack of media companies shortlisted for next month’s British Media Awards, organisers have announced.
The BMA shortlist revealed today shows Future Publishing has been shortlisted for British Media Awards in Social Media and Marketing Innovation, for N-Photo magazine; Paid Content Innovation, for its Teach Yourself Photoshop iPad app; and Consumer Magazine Innovator of the Year, for N-Photo magazine.
So you think you know how to use your digital camera? Like many of us, you may have a DSLR or compact system camera but tend to use only a handful of your its features.
In our ongoing review of some of the more popular current and ‘out of date’ digital cameras, we want to help you better harness the creative potential of your DSLR or compact system camera.
Call them camera tips, or call it a user’s guide to your favourite digital camera. The advice below comes from experts who have used the Canon 600D and know this DSLR inside and out.
While you can achieve a long shutter exposure easily at dusk and dawn, what if you want to use a long exposure during the day? The trick is to get yourself a strong ND filter (neutral density), which cuts out nine or 10 stops of light.
A long exposure can create milky water effects and is great for waterfall pictures, as well as blurred clouds in when shooting landscape photography; but that isn’t their only use. A long exposure is also handy for making moving subjects ‘disappear’ when you shoot buildings, street scenes or architecture. Sometimes it’s great to include people in a scene to give a sense of scale or location, but they can be distracting if you want a clean composition.
What is metadata? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. It confuses many photographers at first.
Metadata is simply a set of data that describes and gives information about other data. For photographers, that ‘other data’ is your images. Your digital camera will embed information in each photo it takes that identifies what camera created the file, the exposure information and more.
If you’re like the 90% of photographers who share their photos online, it can be a good idea to add more personal details such as descriptive keywords and copyright and contact information to clearly identify the image as yours.
26 digital camera tricks and techniques to help you get more creative with your DSLR. From abstracts to zoom bursts, there’s sure to be an in-camera effect you’ll want to try.
Photoshop is great for enhancing and adding effects to your images, but nothing beats capturing it all in-camera in the first place. With that in mind, here’s our A-Z of 26 fantastic effects and tricks you can try with your digital camera.
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