• Any photography/camera experts? or hobbyist?

    Any photography/camera experts? or hobbyist?

    I am thinking of taking close-up photos of jewelry for my store. As you might know, the photos must be really up close and sadly my smartphone (lol) or my digital camera does not do the trick, therefore i am thinking of buying a second-hand DSLR I stumbled upon this camera with lens and everything, I was wondering... show more
    I am thinking of taking close-up photos of jewelry for my store. As you might know, the photos must be really up close and sadly my smartphone (lol) or my digital camera does not do the trick, therefore i am thinking of buying a second-hand DSLR I stumbled upon this camera with lens and everything, I was wondering if anyone could tell me if this would do the trick. my photos do not need to be anything fancy, just anything that zooms in really up close would do the trick, look at the picture below - it shows the lens I am looking to buy.
    7 answers · 3 days ago
  • How to make a passport size photo ?

    8 answers · 3 days ago
  • How to take nice photos in switzerland?

    Best answer: It depends upon the what you mean by "nice photos." Plus, what are you doing in the scene? What's the story that you want to tell? Is the photo a close up of you? Is it an environmental portrait of you close to the camera, further away. There are too many possibilities with various... show more
    Best answer: It depends upon the what you mean by "nice photos." Plus, what are you doing in the scene? What's the story that you want to tell?
    Is the photo a close up of you? Is it an environmental portrait of you close to the camera, further away. There are too many possibilities with various techniques.

    Some general things to consider though: Never use a wide-angle lens for close-ups of people. Using a lens wider than 35mm (on a full frame camera) is going to produce a lot of wide-angle distortion which makes everyone look ugly. This also means no smartphone photos. ALL smartphones have wide-angle lenses equivalent to about 28mm on a full-frame/35mm format camera. You must use these wide lenses at a much further distance of at least 15' to avoid getting too much distortion. If you want a closer or tighter shot, then you must zoom in using a telephoto lens.

    Light is the #1 thing you should be considering when out photographing. However, when on vacation you often don't have the luxury of only taking pictures during the golden hours of sunrise or sunset. Most of the time you're stuck using awful mid-day sunlight which produces harsh shadows especially under the eyebrows. To help with this problem, you will want to use a flash to fill in the shadows created by the harsh mid-day light. In order to do this you don't need a fancy DSLR, even a point and shoot pocket camera can easily be used in such situations. Just take the flash off of auto and put it in the "always on" position. In this mode, the camera will try to balance the ambient light with the light coming from the flash. There is an added benefit of using fill flash which is a catch light. A catch light is the little reflection of the flash in the person's eye. The dot of light makes people's eyes come alive. It's a subtle change, but it's effect makes an absolutely huge difference; it really can make a dud into a keeper.

    If all you have is a wide-angle lens on your smartphone, avoid placing people at the edge of the frame. The wide angle distortion is strongest at the edges. Being placed by the photographer at the edge of the frame will cause your head to be elongated. Remember as a kid playing with Silly Putty and the daily comics? How you could stretch the putty to make the image you pulled from the paper look weird? That's very similar to what happens to things placed at the edges of the frame when using a wide-angle lens. Again, using a stronger telephoto lens is going to make people look more attractive than they may look in real life. Telephoto lenses do this by compressing the perspective (which is the opposite of what wide-angle lenses do). Here's a link showing how an otherwise attractive woman can be made to look ugly or beautiful simply by using various lenses: http://www.stepheneastwood.com/tutorials...

    For reference, smartphones use lenses that equivalent to about 24-28mm.

    There are other basic tips such as don't have things in the background lined up with people's heads. Don't have light poles coming out of people heads, for example. Keep the background as simple as possible. Avoid having distractions such as cars or buses in the background whenever possible. In fact, try to keep out everything that doesn't support why you're taking any given photograph. Ask yourself why am I taking this shot? Then remove as much as you can of those things that don't support your reason for taking the shot. This is actually quite difficult to do for the beginner, let alone remembering to do it in the first place.

    Change your perspective. Don't take all of your shots standing upright. Get down low or get higher. Changing the perspective will get you some very interesting travel shots. I highly encourage you to go onto YouTube and watch travel photography videos.
    5 answers · 5 days ago
  • What is a high quality 35mm film camera and where can you find them?

    I want to start developing my own film in a darkroom and I can't find any 35mm cameras locally just digital.
    I want to start developing my own film in a darkroom and I can't find any 35mm cameras locally just digital.
    10 answers · 1 week ago
  • What photography would you pay for?

    I am setting up (hopefully) a photography studio and I have a few ideas of services to do like birthdays, weddings, local musicians etc. has anyone got any other ideas they can think of? Thank you!
    I am setting up (hopefully) a photography studio and I have a few ideas of services to do like birthdays, weddings, local musicians etc. has anyone got any other ideas they can think of? Thank you!
    11 answers · 1 week ago
  • What are some landscape photography lenses that you recommend to a beginner that won’t cost an arm and a leg?

    Best answer: For a start - really think hard why your present focal lengths (18mm to 55mm) cannot do all that you want in the way of landscape photography. Do you want wider views? If so you need a lens of 15mm, or 12mm, or 10mm etc. Do you want, as I often do, to pick out a small part of a landscape? If so you need longer... show more
    Best answer: For a start - really think hard why your present focal lengths (18mm to 55mm) cannot do all that you want in the way of landscape photography.

    Do you want wider views? If so you need a lens of 15mm, or 12mm, or 10mm etc.

    Do you want, as I often do, to pick out a small part of a landscape? If so you need longer lenses - 85mm, 150mm, 250mm etc.

    So go back and think for a further month at least about what sort of landscapes you would like to photograph which you cannot do well with your present lens.
    4 answers · 4 days ago
  • How can i take someone out of my photo?

    I have a good picture and it’s me and this little baby and another person but i want to one person out of it because it’s a good picture of me and the baby. how can i do this?
    I have a good picture and it’s me and this little baby and another person but i want to one person out of it because it’s a good picture of me and the baby. how can i do this?
    8 answers · 1 week ago
  • Silly , fun and creative photo ideas for adults?

    Best answer:   .   Assumption is basically grown ups as Parents age and up, wherein, they are playing around as though they were children kids and under adult level. Water guns with water sprinkler and water ground slide, Hide and seek , hop scotch, war, kick the ball, envy meny mini mo, marbles, Monkey bars , swing sets... show more
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      Assumption is basically grown ups as Parents age and up, wherein, they are playing around as though they were children kids and under adult level.

    Water guns with water sprinkler and water ground slide,

    Hide and seek , hop scotch, war, kick the ball, envy meny mini mo, marbles,

    Monkey bars , swing sets , slides, sandbox pails castle,

    Tricycles, bicycles, wagons, chalk drawing on road, costume playing, kite flying,

    Swimming wading pool, tree fort, playing doll house tea party,

    Your bubble maker idea, paper airplanes, Tonga trucks and barbis dolls construction ,

    Playing in gardens vegetable or flowers, picking berries,

    Skating on small rink, making snowman, snow fort,

    Night time Halloween costumes, staring out window waiting for Santa,, Easter egg hunt in yard,
    ..
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • What do you think of this picture?

    What do you think of this picture?

    20 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Which lens should I use?

    Hey guys. So I take alot of sports photography and I have a Canon rebel t6i and I have the standard 75-300 mm lens. It takes good pictures but it doesn t zoom in that much and the pictures tend to be blurry. When I look up Len s it tells me to buy those huge expensive professional lens. When I m at the game I often... show more
    Hey guys. So I take alot of sports photography and I have a Canon rebel t6i and I have the standard 75-300 mm lens. It takes good pictures but it doesn t zoom in that much and the pictures tend to be blurry. When I look up Len s it tells me to buy those huge expensive professional lens. When I m at the game I often see other people with the same size lens but they take amazing professional photos but I never ask them what they use. So do you guys have any suggestions on what is the best affordable lens for sports or any other type of photography? Thank you!!
    9 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Ideas to name my photography business.?

    I need something catchy. Last name is Devine, I was thinking something that uses my name. Devine moments photography? Ideas ideas!!
    I need something catchy. Last name is Devine, I was thinking something that uses my name. Devine moments photography? Ideas ideas!!
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • I’m an American girl doll collector/photographer and am deciding which doll to bring to photograph on my vacation to Utica, NY.?

    Kaya: I have had kaya for about 5 years so she’s very special to me. Her character is native to the area I will be in and I usually don’t do photography with her. Nanea: Nanea is my newest doll and is SUPER photogenic so I usually photograph her. Another detail is I have never brought her on vacation with me
    Kaya: I have had kaya for about 5 years so she’s very special to me. Her character is native to the area I will be in and I usually don’t do photography with her. Nanea: Nanea is my newest doll and is SUPER photogenic so I usually photograph her. Another detail is I have never brought her on vacation with me
    5 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • How do you get out of a slump? Specifically in photography, but also anything. When you lose insperation, what do you do to get it back?

    Im 27 years old. I have done amateur photography for about 8 years now. Recently I have had very little motivation to do anything except laze around and do nothing. I work 50 hour weeks on average and have a long commute and I love my job so not in the career aspect but mostly in the focus of hobbies and photography.
    Im 27 years old. I have done amateur photography for about 8 years now. Recently I have had very little motivation to do anything except laze around and do nothing. I work 50 hour weeks on average and have a long commute and I love my job so not in the career aspect but mostly in the focus of hobbies and photography.
    5 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • If I post a photo online, say, on a blog, can anyone legally take/screenshot/save and use it for any purpose?

    Just want to share some photography with the world but like.... thats my stuff ya kno
    Just want to share some photography with the world but like.... thats my stuff ya kno
    15 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • How can I make my shoulder look smaller when I use bikini while taking picture?

    I really hate seeing my shoulder look bigger when I take a picture.
    I really hate seeing my shoulder look bigger when I take a picture.
    6 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Can you accurately tell what mm lens was used in a photo?

    If so, how. and it doesn t have to be exact, just give or take 5mm or so Thanks
    If so, how. and it doesn t have to be exact, just give or take 5mm or so Thanks
    15 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • Enlaarge print size?

    8 answers · 4 weeks ago