Photographic Innoventions: Telephoto Compression

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A camera lens which has a focal length over 100mm is considered a telephoto lens. This includes the popular zoom lenses which go over 100mm. Just like a telescope, the longer the focal length, the smaller angle of view is seen through the camera’s viewfinder. This has the effect of compressing objects at different distances … Continue reading "Photographic Innoventions: Telephoto Compression"
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Photographic Innoventions: Photo Cropping

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In the days of film, it was expensive and time consuming to go about cropping photos. With digital photography that is no longer the case. Even the most rudimentary photo editing software will let you crop. While it’s easier to “crop” in the camera, it’s not always possible. The only restriction is the size of … Continue reading "Photographic Innoventions: Photo Cropping"
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Photographic Innoventions: dSLR Chistmas Gift Giving

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I’ve been looking at all the Day After Thanksgiving sales brochures online over the past few days. There are some great deals coming out for the digital camera owner on your list. Here are some of ideas: Camera/Lens Dependent Gifts Memory Cards Rechargable Batteries UV Lens Filter Circular Polarizer Lens Filter Non-Dependent Gifts Micro-Fiber lens … Continue reading "Photographic Innoventions: dSLR Chistmas Gift Giving"
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Photographic Innoventions: Disney Props

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The definition of a prop is something used in creating or enhancing a desired effect. The entire Walt Disney World resort is full of props. Some conspicuous and some not. I’m going to show you an example of each from Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The first prop is found in Chester & Hester’s Dino-Rama which is … Continue reading "Photographic Innoventions: Disney Props"
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Photographic Innoventions: Rule of Thirds

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The Rule of Thirds is a compositional rule in photography and other visual arts. The rule states that an image can be divided into nine equal parts by two equally-spaced horizontal lines and two equally-spaced vertical lines. The four points formed by the intersections of these lines can be used to align features in the … Continue reading "Photographic Innoventions: Rule of Thirds"
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Photographic Innoventions: Online Photo Editing

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Running applications on the Internet has come a long way since portals like Yahoo and Google introduced Online Email. Now you can run spreadsheets and word processors as well as figure out when you can call for your Advanced Dining Reservations at Walt Disney World. NOTE: Since the publication of this post, Picnik has been … Continue reading "Photographic Innoventions: Online Photo Editing"
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Photographic Innoventions: Adding Light to the Sun

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Earlier, I showed how the use of software can add light to a badly underexposed photo. What if I told you there was a way to do the same thing using your camera and not having to do any post-processing in software. Would that be worth something to ya? Looking at the photo below taken … Continue reading "Photographic Innoventions: Adding Light to the Sun"
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Photographic Innoventions: Google’s Picasa

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Google’s free photo editing software, Picasa, is a simple to use way to enhance, clean up or fix your digital photographs. I have been impressed with what I have learned in the few days I have used Picasa. It has given me a way to fix some high contrast images I took during this year’s … Continue reading "Photographic Innoventions: Google’s Picasa"
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