Photography Basics #6 : Camera Metering

INTRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY IS NOT PERFECT Welcome to part 6 of the beginner series – camera metering, and this is going to be another short one. Ever wonder how modern cameras automatically “know” how to take photos that are not too bright or too dark? The answer will be, through a series of built-in (light) metering sensors. But even with today’s technology, it is not perfect, and you will sometimes get photos that are too bright or dark. This guide will help you understand metering, and how to tweak it a little to get better photos.  …

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Photography Basics #5 : Autofocus Tips and Techniques

INTRODUCTION MASTER THE AUTOMATIC Welcome to this short guide, where we will run through a few autofocus tips and techniques. This is where you will learn some kick-ass kung fu to taking some of those very sharp photos. Don’t worry, techniques do not necessarily mean technical, so here are just some “best practices” to remember while you shoot.       GENERAL TIPS FOR STABILITY How do we get a good shot without blur? By simply holding the camera right… which most beginners get it wrong. Here are a few general tips…

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Photography Basics #4 : Autofocus

INTRODUCTION AUTO IS NOT AUTO Welcome to part 4 of the photography beginner series – understanding autofocus. I am sure that some beginners might be thinking “what’s there to learn about autofocus, isn’t it automatic”? Well no. When it comes to autofocus in photography, it is not really automatic. Confused? Read on, and you will find out why.     NAVIGATION TABLE OF CONTENTS Section A Auto Focus Types Section B Auto Focus Points Section C Auto Focus Modes Section D Auto Focus Area Closing What’s next     SECTION A TYPES OF…

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Photography Basics #3 : Photography Lens Filters and The Cheap Fantastics

INTRODUCTION FILTERS, THE PHOTOGRAPHY SEASONING Welcome to part 3 of the beginner series, photography lens filters. This is where I will introduce a long list of filters that I think every photographer should have… and make recommendations of the cheap fantastic that I have used before. Add some spice to your photography without burning a hole in the wallet. Why not? But as I wrote this guide somewhat “for the newbies”, I have included some very basic things about lens filters. So feel free to skip through those sections if you are…

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Photography Composition Rules for Great Photos

INTRODUCTION THE BEAUTY OF PHOTOGRAPHY Welcome to part 2 of the beginner photography series, and how do you make photos look good? Just by applying photography composition rules, the basics and experimenting. Yep. That’s what a professional photographer told me when I just got started, and it really is that simple. Some of you guys might think photography as an art that needs a lot of raw talent to go far, but nope. Not really. Think about it. The best “art” that I can draw are stick figures, and now… feel free…

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Photography Basics #1 : How to Choose the Perfect Camera and Lens

INTRODUCTION WHICH CAMERA GEAR IS SUPER EFFECTIVE? Welcome to my guide on how to choose a camera and lens. Want to get started with photography, but not know how to go about choosing a camera? There are hundreds of cameras and lenses in the world now – It is no wonder people get so lost in choosing their new camera gear. Good for you rich people, you can just “gotta buy em all”. But as for the rest of us poor folks, we have to choose super effective gear and stick with it for a…

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The Otaku Guide to Becoming a Cosplay Photographer

INTRODUCTION I AM COSPLAY PHOTOGRAPHER Welcome to a guide on how to become a cosplay photographer. Yeah. It’s kind of a weird guide for me to be writing. But as I was researching for some cosplay photography stuff, Google actually suggested this search phrase – Which means that enough people are actually interested in cosplay photography. It’s a good sign, that I am not alone in this. So here, let senpai share some thoughts, memes and experience in this session.         NAVIGATION TABLE OF CONTENTS Section A Getting In Section B Private Shoots…

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How to Edit Amazing Landscape Photos

NTRODUCTION UNLIMITED CREATIVITY! Welcome to a guide on how to edit landscape photos. I understand that editing can be a difficult topic to get started with, especially when there are no limits to creativity. There are endless ways to go about editing, and not a single “correct way” to get started. To top it up, there are a ton of editing bibles out there, and everyone has a different approach to editing. So this is what I will do instead. I will share my own editing process, and pack this guide with editing tips…

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Onmyoji Cosplay Gallery

introduction THE CHINESE JAPANESE SUMMONER WARS Welcome to my Onmyoji cosplay gallery. First look at the game, and it did not give a good impression – A Summoners War clone? But after giving it a chance, it is really not so bad. The artworks are nice, and characters are pretty well designed. The Japanese themed game is actually pretty good and accurate, for a Chinese company. The sad part, there are no English translations. Yet. Well, given it’s popularity, an English translation might not be far off.     click on…

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8 Actual Ways To Make Passive Online Income with Photography

INTRODUCTION PASSIVE INCOME, REALLY? Welcome photo ninja! I hear that you want to know the secrets to generate passive online income with photography. Since the “ancient” days, most people have thought photography to be “do a shoot, get paid for it”. But with today’s technology, it has opened up a new door of opportunity – online income. Work anywhere, anytime, and earn some mighty moolahs even when we sleep. Is this possible with photography? Over the years, I have explored a few ways to create that passive online income. Now, I shall…

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