Olympus E-620 12.3mp Dslr Twin Lens Kit A Compact Pack For Magical Moments!

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Cameras have become indispensable for everyone in this modern world. According to me a good camera must be easy to handle and provide quality images. I really wanted a camera to carry with me on my trip. The day I was going to borrow it from my friend, I got a surprise gift from my father. The gift thrilled me a lot because it was a new Olympus E-620 12.3MP DSLR Twin lens Kit form BIGshop.

The Olympus E-620 Digital Camera had some really amazing features, which helped me capture unimaginable shots from far and wide angles. The kit had Zuiko twin lens with focal length 14-42mm & 40-150-2. The 12.3 megapixel sensor option allowed me to click sharp quality pictures even under bright lighting conditions. The Olympus E-620 Digital Camera also had a dual axis 2.7-inch HyperCrystal III LCD option making the cameras menu easy to view.

Since the camera had a 270-degree swivel option that freely rotates to focus on different angles I was able to shoot pictures in any angle I wanted. I viewed the surrounding live on LCD, which was a very pleasant experience. The compact size and light 18.9-ounce body of the Olympus E-620 12.3MP DSLR Twin lens Kit camera made it easy for me to carry it everywhere I went.

I clicked many pictures in the dark and during the misty mornings and was pleased at the end not to find any blurred images. The pictures were very clear as the Olympus E-620 Digital Camera had the in-body Image stabilization that automatically adjusted with body moves and camera shakes. The Olympus E-620 12.3MP DSLR Twin Lens Kit was really an amazing gift that fulfilled my desire of shooting memorable pictures and videos. When I checked the online store BIGshop I found that they also offer camera accessories online, where there was an impressive lineup of folder straps, lenses, batteries, and more.


Bird Photography Tips

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A few people have emailed me asking for some bird photography tips and tricks of the trade. After some thought on the subject, I have come up with the following 10 tips for photographing birds.

Practice with the Locals. The best way to become familiar with photographing birds in your own backyard. What birds can you photograph at home? Do you have a birdfeeder or birdbath set up in your yard to draw birds in? Use these local birds to see behaviors such as how close you can get before they spook, and whether they eat at the feeder or take the food to somewhere nearby to enjoy it. Start by photographing birds in your yard to get used to their movements and feeding habits.

Timing is everything. Most species of birds eat in the morning or late afternoon. Get to know the habits of the bird that you are photographing and where it returns every day to feed.

Walk softly. Learn how to approach birds quietly and with very little movement. This goes for all wildlife photography.

Be respectful of nature. When photographing a bird, or photographing any wildlife, never corner the animal. Be mindful that the bird has a way of escape if it gets scared. This helps to ensure that the bird does not begin to fear all humans because of one disrespectful one.

Be wary of the weather. If the weather is threatening, the birds will tuck themselves where they will be safe from the weather. It may be best to just try another day.

Know what you want. Study bird photographs. Most bird photographs were the result of countless hours of waiting, and perhaps returning for several days to the same location that the bird frequents. If the image that you seek is of an Osprey catching a fish, the odds are very small that you will just happen upon that opportunity and get it, especially with the perfect light and background.

Do not chase. It sometimes is hard to finally see the bird that you want to photograph and not chase it around wildly. Be conscious of your movements and the signals that you giving to the animal. If you act frantic, don’t you think that the bird will too?

Behaviors make the best bird photographs. Photograph birds doing natural movements such as pruning, bathing, or feeding make for much more interesting photographs than a bird sitting on a wall.

Prepare in advance. When you know where you are going, and when the bird will be there, it is easy to get a chair and tripod set up so that you are ready to photograph the bird when it arrives. Do your homework.

Be patient! I always have to reiterate this with new wildlife photographers. The bird is not going to arrive and ask for its photo to be taken! It is a blessing when the opportunity for a great photograph happens. Appreciate it!


Can You Take Great Pictures With The Cheapest Dslr Camera

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Why would someone buy the cheapest DSLR camera they can get their hands on? Actually, there may be some substance to that premise. While cheap does not usually equate with good or excellent, when you are talking about Nikon or Canon DSLR cameras, cheap does not mean bad either. In fact, the least expensive model could possibly be the best DSLR camera for beginners.

What makes a good picture? It surely is not the camera, although having a great camera never hurts. But the photographer makes a good picture, not the camera. He or she must know something about composition, lighting, and a few simple camera basics, like where the shutter button is.

It’s true that lots of quality megapixels are highly desirable among today’s photo buffs, but that does not make a good picture either. Years ago, 3 megapixels was “top of the line” and folks spent hundreds of dollars per megapixel. Now you can get five times that for less money. But the truth is that you can print an 8 by 10 picture of good quality with a 3-megapixel file.

There is a story circulating around the photography forums about a professional photographer who worked in New York. When he was commissioned to take a picture, he was paid very well. The way the story goes, he would show up at the location, set up his camera (a film SLR model), take a light reading, and take one shot. Then he would pack up his gear and head back to his studio. One shot! And, according to the story, he nailed it every time.

Granted, this may just be a story, but there are plenty of photographers who take fantastic pictures with cheap DSLR cameras. There are others who take great pictures with cell phones or point and shoot cameras.

What is the best thing you can learn with regard to photography? First, learn how to take a picture. This simply means that you should learn the basics of lighting and composition. “See” the picture in your mind’s eye. Move around your subject and find the best angle. Move in an out, up and down. Do that thing you have seen in movies or on TV where you make a frame with your hands to compose your shot. Then take that shot.

Whether you are using a cheap DSLR camera or a $25,000 model, getting the basics down is going to mean more than the kind of equipment you use.

Of course, you will need to know how to manipulate your chosen camera, and that can come with time, but to focus on the equipment is the wrong focus when you are starting out.


Capture The Special Moments Of Your Wedding With Micciche Photography

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Are you looking for a Greensboro wedding photographer with a fun and unique style? Micciche Photography offers that and more. Our photo studio is owned by principal photographer Mike Micciche. He offers great services for personal portraits, executive portraits and other special events. Our photography studios newest corporate clients are Sherwin Williams and Breslow Starling CPA firm. Our studio is established in the heart of downtown Greensboro. We also offer on-location photography so that every detail of your event can be captured with a bright vision of photographic brilliance.

We provide all of our clients with digital proofs as well as re-touched images of each photo. Your wedding day is a unique emotional event in your life. On that special day, you are surrounded by relatives and friends and create some of lifes most treasured memories. Capture those moments with the best possible photography. Micciche Photography will capture the story you and your loved ones are creating to preserve these faces, places and moments, so that memories of the celebration of your love can bring you happiness through the rest of your life.

We also specialize in offering personalized and attentive service while recording the special moments of your wedding day. We offer you an expansive variety of albums, framing and printing options. We will always consult with you to create a customized collection that reflects your personality. Understanding the enduring value these images, we provide digital copies of all of your photographs on an archival gold-plated CD, where they will be preserved for generations. The celebration of your love is as unique and individual as the two of you. Cherish the memories of your day with the best Greensboro wedding photographer.

Visit the contact page on our website to find answers to any questions you may have, or call and speak to one of our photographers directly. Browse the photo galleries on our website to see examples of Mikes work, or meet us at a local bridal fair. Micciche Photography has also just completed a videogame project for Sandbox Learning Co, which makes educational products for grades K-12. This particular game was made to help the autistic community.

Mikes photography was recognized in in March 2009 in a local publication which serves the Triad area of North Carolina. His photography was featured in the People on the Move section. Wedding Wire has announced that Micciche won the 2009 Brides Choice awards. His photography was also featured in GMA Trends in their Feb 2009 issue. He wrote an article about building relationships which describes an important part of his business plan. It talks about his affiliation with The Greensboro Merchant Association. It also talks about how the relationships he builds with his clients give him an advantage in choosing the specific focuses in his photography for them whether hes taking personal or executive portraits.


Fashion Photography Capturing Unique Ideas And Imagination Onto Film

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If you have the knack of admiring the minutest detail in your surrounding which is not necessarily picturesque and see the beauty it contributes to the environment you sure are a born fashion photographer. A fashion photographer is known to create magic with the ability to capture the beauty in absolutely anything under the sky. Woven with his excellent creativity and incredible imagination his photographs echo the most enchanting sight of timeless beauty. A quintessential fashion photographer is one who is an all-rounder not just in knowing concepts of outstanding photography but is also well acquainted with studio lightings and design settings, is capable of shooting in a controlled environment, is able to bring about the appropriate mood in the model to be photographed and capturing it at the right moment and also be able to direct and work with the crew to help them with the make-up and the background settings.

It is a competitive field of fashion out there in the glamour photography arena and only the best is appreciated. There is no room for mistakes because the next eligible photographer is standing right behind you all set to stampede and run over you. It is a highly reputable job as well as in demand because of its high market value. So to ace the race in the fashion photography field you must possess some really exceptional and out-of-the-world photography skills. Of course there are going to be times when you face innumerous hindrances and unfortunately not everything falls in place in a coordinated manner at all times. It depends on how well you handle the pressure and not let your worries reflect on your photographs or the way you treat the scenario.

A fashion photographer also must know how to build immediate rapport with people because he works with models of all kinds in the business. You may never know what kind of model you come across and if they would be able to translate your feelings and imagination into your perfect picture. You must possess incredible amount of patience to go through your scheduled in a calm and composed manner. Besides all this the fashion photographer should also obviously have the basic knowledge of camera composition, lighting, composition, darkroom procedures and the properties of different types of camera films.

He must be well versed with the positions of the camera that would decide how well the shot has been taken. For instance, when you shoot someone for a full profile picture you need to position your camera from a relatively low camera height. This will also ensure that the height of the individual shot is enhanced and it makes them look good. Hence, there are many such positions through which you create the magic that is expected out of you.


Great Tips On Using Your Dslr Camera For Best Results

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If you are new to DSLR photography, you may not know much about how to use all the features available on your camera to receive the best results on your photos. To help you out with the basics, here are some tips on how to ensure you get perfect pictures with your camera.

– For a very easy-to-do tip, dont assume your picture will be as perfect as it looks on the viewer of your camera after you take a snapshot. Zoom in on the produced image as much as you can to see if the image is really as sharp when enlarged beyond the 2 inches that the viewer shows to you.

– Adjust the ISO settings. In a low light setting, increasing the ISO setting slightly will produce a sharper, more defined image, as the camera will capture more light. Experiment with the setting; however, do realize that if the ISO is too high it is prone to more image noise.

– Always take more than one shot for an image you want to capture. Taking multiple shots means youll have a higher chance of getting that perfect image you want. Since you are not using film, you can easily just delete the rest. This is simple to do but often overlooked by photographers.

– Use a tripod. If you dont have one, buy one. This is an important aid to a photographer as it ensures perfect shots which do not blur, especially in a non-static environment. Your hands are prone to some shaking which your DSLR cannot completely wipe out with the anti-shake setting, and a tripod will help you with that issue. Invest in a good tripod, instead of just a cheap one, to prevent the hassle of having to making repeat purchases every time your cheap tripod gets broken.

– This will not directly affect your shots, but be sure to always carry enough memory space with you when you go out to photograph. Its better to always carry a few smaller capacity memory cards rather than one large capacity one, to prevent the loss of all your photographs in case you lose the memory card. Backup is essential.

– Experiment. This is probably the best thing you can do to improve your photography skills. Play around with the settings on your camera and take snapshots of everything and anything, in all different angles. Sooner or later youll know what works, and what doesnt.

There you have it, some simple tips to help you take fantastic photographs that you can be proud of with your DSLR camera. Practice the above tips on a daily basis and you will definitely take photographs like a professional in no time at all. Wishing you the best of luck in your photo-taking journey!


Boudoir Photography With Sensual Look

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Everyone will accept that clicking photographs is thought as a great job and no other profession can be equally glamorous photography is. A photographer can bring out unseen from the shoot. It is never just in terms of appearance but also about mood and tone for the picture. Now days, lot of girls who live in America and Los Angeles in particular are opting for boudoir photography Los Angeles. In correct terminology, boudoir means ladys private room. But when one combines photography along with it, its meaning changes totally. Those girls who get their boudoir photography are able to share their photos with their beloved in close manner. Neither has it looked wrong nor vulgar. Boudoir photography helps you to showcase your reflection of closeness, love with style.
Women have many reasons for getting their sexy boudoir done. Models that are looking to venture into field of glamour, they should have their portfolio. Boudoir can be taken as one among many other pictures. If you get your boudoir photography accomplished from experienced photographer she can truly show untouched view of yourself. Boudoir photography helps one to know different sides of you with help of images. A professional sexy boudoir shoot will enable you for hiding body parts which you dont want to show but reveal those which you will love to show. Many times, boudoir has helped girls for seeing their inner self along with ignoring other problems. There are available packages for sexy boudoir and one can hire makeup artist and hair stylist if one wishes to take her boudoir to a advance intensity. For many women, boudoir experts have made their dreams true. Generally, boudoir photographs are either half-nude or completely nude pictures of yet-to- bride and is presented as marriage gift to her groom. Because boudoir photography los Angeles deals in yourself, one should select boudoir expert very carefully. Many women are not comfortable in having these pictures done with stranger professional expert, thus you must pick that photographer in company of whom one is at ease.
For boudoir photography Los Angeles, women generally prefer women photographers as they may feel more comfortable in semi-nude posture with woman than a male. Another important criterion which one should take into account is having a NDA signed stating conditions as well as ones rights to keep everything with her after photos. One more tip would be to carry your clothes for Los Angeles boudoir because one will feel comfortable with your own clothes in the photo shoot as they will be comfortable for you. You can also shoot Los Angeles boudoir herself, if one is not comfortable in front of stranger clicking your photos. You can easily click own photos through professional camera and then printing photos on photography paper. Though hiring a professional boudoir photography los Angeles expert is recommended always, when one desires boudoir photographs to look classy and stunning.


Wedding Photography In Mississauga

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The Wedding Photography in Mississauga has taken the responsibility of documenting your special day in an artistic and professional way. The backup equipment ensures the wedding does not affect the abilities of excel, while the presence of such a professionals through out the whole day will make it difficult to miss any of those special moments.

At Wedding Photography in Mississauga, has amassed a great collection of the latest equipment and state of the art in technology. They know that latest digital cameras are the key to making any party shot much better, that is why they want to let the client know that they have invested heavily on making sure that the wedding will be shot with only the finest in wedding photography equipment.

Before wedding day the photographer will schedule an engagement photo shoot for the couple, where they can break the ice and come to know the clients preferences, as well as understand of the camera angle. There is at no additional charge to it. At wedding photography in Mississauga, the photographers arrive early to capture the couple as the couple gets ready. They will then photograph the couple and their guests during the arrival, the ceremony, formal photos, and the reception.

After your wedding day they will setup pictures where the couple and their guests can see most of the photos taken during the day. The photographs of the whole function in which all type of joyous, notorious and touchy moments are involved. One can then purchases the prints or purchases the digital files or all the photos from your wedding on a CD. All this is done here at Wedding Photography in Mississauga.

So the couple just has to decide to get married and has to begin with the planning for a wedding celebration, wedding reception and your entire wedding day but they need dont need to worry for the part of photography.

They have a variety of photography work online to help make choosing them for your wedding photographer easier, but its best to come in for a casual chat over coffee to find out how we can help you. They are best in their business with no ambiguity.


Independent Media School And Photography Collage To Be Included In Kuwait University

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The State of Kuwait, a sovereign Arab nation and one of the worlds fastest growing economies, is planning to have media school offered in the University of Kuwait. These plans were presented to the schools council of departments. The council then recommended conducting more research and studies on the subject before approving the independent media school plan. The media school would offer programs that are found in media studies collages, sound engineering collages, photography colleges, and journalism collages found in most of the top universities around the globe. Most of the students at the university see this as an improvement on the educational institution.

When it comes to media, Kuwait has very transparent media practices. Journalists who are based in Kuwaiti enjoy a greater freedom with their work than their regional counterparts compared to other Arab countries. The state was ranked with the number one spot by the Reporters without Borders of the Middle East and the Arab League freedom of press index in 2007. This is no wonder why they would put up a media school at one of the states best universities. Students who would take programs and courses in this school are assured freedom of press which is vital. The school will provide future journalist, photographers, and other media practitioners all the knowledge and tools they need to deliver fair and just news and opinions.

Most photography colleges are found in the United States and Europe. However, not a lot of aspiring students can afford to go to another country to study. Its important the future journalism photographers know what they are up against. Rowan Al Bahwah, one of the universitys faculties said that In Kuwait, the state is suffering from having too little media influence. Schools should take benefit of potentials the young students have. Media has very strong and effective influence with the people and the state, because of this, the university should provide programs and trainings in the area. The culture and society of the state desperately needs well trained and qualified young Kuwaitis to go to the fields and provide news and current events.

One of the collages under most media schools is the photography colleges. This collage will not only teach you the importance of documentation by the use of photography, but will let you understand it as an art. Becoming a professional photographer needs a lot of training and hands on experience, by attending photography classes and programs, you a guided by your instructors to the right path. Since the school also teaches you that photography is also a science, you get the chance to work with specialized and professional tool for photography.


Starting Photography As A Hobby

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Photography is an absolutely wonderful hobby to pick up and learn. When you see the quality of the photos that the professionals release, it is awe-inspiring enough to give you motivation to keep striving for it in your own portfolio. The only way you are really going to master the art is when you have experience on several types of equipment and you know how to fully use their capabilities.

Most people with start with a digital point-and-shoot. This will teach them the basics of composition, lighting, and subject. From these building blocks you can start diversifying your shots. Once you get a handle on what angles, subjects, and locations to shoot and how to properly capture them you can start looking into upgrading your camera.

That is why a beginner should always look online for the best SLR cameras and other photography equipment. Online you not only get good deals, you get reviews of the products and descriptions of their features. You can look on forums and get advice from fellow enthusiasts and maybe pick up a few tips as to what brands and models to look for (or which ones to avoid).

The camera is one tool you must absolutely make a researched effort to find. You should find one that works with the kind of image-capture you want to be involved in. The single lens reflex cameras are best for subjects that need a fast shutter-capture, for example sports, nature, time-lapses, etc.

While there is a pretty big competition between digital and SLR cameras, you really need an SLR to take your photography to a new level. They may be bulkier but this is because they feature better sensors for light and motion. They tend to have a strong image quality and a fast response time. You composure the picture through the viewfinder and you have options for different types of lenses and external flashes. This means more versatility and control over the final product. That and the image capturing features are customizable to a much grander variety of degrees.

Basically as a beginner you need to play around with these settings until you get a handle. Buy a few books on photography and start learning the lingo. The better you understand how the cameras work, the more controlled you will be and the more effective the outcome of the images you capture. The sooner you begin, the less time you miss to capture some amazing events.