New Canon EOS 70D Camera Review

 

CanonEOS70D_rear_controlsCanon has unveiled  yet another powerful camera in the name of Canon EOS 70D. Though it’s not a magnesium allow pro grade camera, but it still has some features which even the high end cameras from canon don’t. And one such feature is the phase-detection focus in video mode. For beginners, it just means super fast and super smooth focus changes. How that’s good for you? Well you can now say goodbye to all those shakes which were invoked in your video due to lens ring focussing. With a touch screen, now you can simply touch where you want to focus and let the camera do the rest for you.

Kai from DigitalRev as always came up with an interesting review of the Canon 70D. Check the video below for the full review

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How to take great photos from your iPhone

The iPhone has proved that enthusiasts can take professional photos without feeling intimidated by the idea of needing classes in photography with professional photographers. If you browse over collections online on blogs, the photos range from amateur to really professional quality photos, and all from the iphone.

That said, there are ways to avoid being seen to be just a holiday snapper with a phone. You can snap amazing pictures albeit people or landscapes on the iphone if you follow a set of 7 tips to ensure that you are aware of the low quality issues in order to avoid them.

Also feel free to visit Calgary Photographers – Sharpeshots to learn more about shooting images with your iPhone.

 

Top 7 tips to take great photos from your iPhone:

1. Be careful when in differing lighting situations. You need brightly lit areas for good portraits, and ensure that if it is a portrait picture of your family, check that there is no strong lighting behind them. This will darken the image taken.

2. How many apps? There is a never ending choice of apps to help you with your iphone photography. There are fun ones like Snaptime which allow you to distort and add effects to images for some funny photos. Instagram allows adding filtered effects to your images and then sharing them instantly on facebook. Similar apps like PicPlz and Dermandar allow a range of filters for portraits and landscape panorama shots.

3. Clean your iphone screen and camera lens. You can pick up very cheap microfiber polishing cloths from eBay or your local photography shops. Ensure that you clean any smudges and check consistently. Nothing worse than sizing up the perfect iphone photo shot and then finding later that a smudge smeared the image.

4. Sometimes, lining up subjects in your shot can be tiresome. The iphone has a camera grid to help here. It allows you to use grid lines to line up any parts of the shot properly so you do not have a tilting angle. Open the Camera app, tap the options you want, and slide the grid to ON. Then hit DONE and you have a grid on your screen allowing you to line up each part of the shot.

5. There is no need to leave the flash on AUTO as there are instances where no flash may be a better option. If it’s a darkened room like a club or an exterior night shot, the flash is needed. Avoid using flash on moving objects and taking photos near reflective surfaces like mirrors and glass.

6. Who says you can’t approach professional photography with an iphone? Pros are used to taking several shots at once and at differing apertures to ensure they have at least one excellent shot. Well, the iphone has a HDR function allowing you to do just that and much quicker than on a standard camera. HDR (High Dynamic Range) takes 3 shots at different exposures so a great option for complex lighting situations.

7. Get used to focusing on the subjects with manual focus. It’s easy to just point the iphone and tap a shot, but don’t forget to tap for exposure and focus too. For example, if you have someone standing against a background and that person is the main subject such as a graduation shot, then focus on that person by tapping him or her. Usually, depth of field will have enabled your background to be in focus too but get the main subject of the focus sharp.

Add these tips to your iPhone Photography snaps and enjoy a phone that can be capturing the very best of your holiday, events, birthdays, and other activities.

 

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15 Amazing Landscapes Photography By AtomicZen

Hello Everyone!

This is my first post in the year of 2012,and I’m proudly presents these amazing and inspirational works of Landscapes Photography by AtomicZen:

 

The goal of my photography is to illustrate the beauty of nature and hope that my photos would inspire some people to improve their photography skills in some ways. In my opinion, the more we take landscape photo, the lessen we know the world. Actually, it is a big planet, isn’t it?~AtomicZen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Happy New Year 2012 and hopefully to hear your feedback, as usual just kick the comments box,thank you! (^_^)b

15 Inspiring Photographs of Sunsets and Sunrises

The sun has been rising and setting for millions of years and we are touched every single time. This is because a truly beautiful scene is created, the sight of the sun giving us life and then saying farewell as it leaves us in darkness.

The sky is the most important element when taking photographs of the sun. The trick is not to over expose it, combining the sky with other elements can really help make the photograph more interesting and stunning.

Other elements consist of long and short focal length, good light metering, the Weather, focus, silhouettes and of course post processing.

People always think that it is very easy to turn a sun setting and rising image in to a cliché, the photographs below clearly show that this is not true. Keep your eyes open and look for a scene you did not see anywhere before, a beautiful sunlit sky photographed the right way any make any one say ‘Wow’.

For some great sunsets and beautiful weddings you can also visit Ottawa Wedding Photographers

Lancashire UK

Lancashire UK

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Bangalore, India

Bangalore India

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Washington DC

Washington DC

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Kruger Park, South AfricaKruger Park, South Africa

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Sydney, Australia

Sydney Australia

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Spain

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Dubai, UAE

dubai UAE

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Lake Louise, Canada

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Japan

japan

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Southern Ireland

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Antarctic Sunrise

antarctic sunrise

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Iceland

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New York

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Australia

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Russia

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A Collection of Red Icons in 20 Photographs of London

London is at the heart of England. By night stunning colors emerge from the London eye and River Thames and by day the city is stands out in striking red color.

The red bus is an outstanding principal icon in London, famous for its rear entrance double decker it is recognized worldwide along with the red mail box and telephone booths. The bright red color was chosen centuries ago to ensure these services stood out, this has worked well, appealing and exciting visitors from around the world.
This red theme continues on to the London underground. The central line is London’s deep level tube line that runs from east to west; it has the greatest length of any line. It is coloured red on the tube map.  The union jack features red tones along with red bus lanes and the red guardsmen.

Small in size but once seen together, these amazing icons add to the rich city state atmosphere and has the ability to inspire photographers.

I have collected photographs taken in London that capture the exciting red color beautifully for your inspiration.

Red Coats in London by James Neeley

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London Red Route master by Frizztext

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Red at Buckingham Palace by Safoura

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Life guard on duty at Whitehall, London by Alun John

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Falling telephone boxes by Doug

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Red disappearance, South Bank, London by David

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Central Line, London underground tube by Dhaka

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Central Line by ACD

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Red mail box by Sara

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Union Jack in Convent Garden by TripWolf

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Through the fence at Buckingham Palace by Rupert Ganzer

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The red London Eye by Smackevil

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Red Taxi by Eugene McConville

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Red Taxi outside the Willis building Paul Hadgett

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On the buses by Spedding’s Art

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Regent Street Post box by Not Enough Megapixels

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A red sign of the times by Not Enough Mega Pixels

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Regent Street Celebrations by Not Enough Megapixels

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London in red by Flavio

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Red Bus lane by Mopiku

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