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Monday, September 29, 2008


First of all you have to check if your camera settings
can allow you to fix red eyes on your photos before transferring them to your PC.Some digital cameras allow that for example:Canon G9 has an option called Red-eyes correction.I advice you to use that but if your photo has still red eyes after trying it I have a smart method to do it.Photoshop CS3 has an option under the healing brush tool called Red eye tool.With just a click over the eyes and te reds goes away and the eyes look natural.For better results you may want to change the options on the top like pupil size or darken amount. You have to try it is very simple and it really works.Good luck


1.Shutter speed — Most sports happen quickly, so set yourself up to capture the action. Make sure your shutter speed (length of time a shutter is open) is the same or higher than your lens' focal length (e.g. if you're using a 50 mm lens, make sure to shoot at 125 or faster)
2.Tripod — If you don't already use a tripod or a monopod, now's the time to get one. With a monopod, you have more flexibility to move than a tripod and you can lock your focus, check your focus, on where the action might be in a few minutes or seconds with ease. Some lenses also have a feature called image stabilization which will partially correct minimal camera shake.
3.Tell the story — Don't be afraid to get in close to an athlete. The sweat on a brow, the guttural growl of aggression, the arms-raised cry of victory, the pain of exertion — each of these moments help to tell the story behind the story of sport.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


1.Focus on the subject and compose carefully - No one said that the subject on photos you shoot have to be untouched, you have to all you can to make a beautiful photo.So you have to keep the elements on a photo as balanced as possible.Some tips to do that are:
  • Crop out extra elements that you are not interested in.
  • Keep the horizon level;
  • Place your subject where you think it most belongs rather than just accepting it wherever it happens to land in the photo;
  • Play with perspective so that all lines show a pattern or lead the eye to your main subject
  • Keep anything that would distract out of the picture.
  • Focus on your subject
2.Reduce your flash light-I dont know why but people when they first start with photography think that the use of flash light it's important.Well IT IS NOT. You have to reduce your flash output-The build-in flash of the digital camera puts out to much light very close to the lens causing a bad shoot,so you have to go to your camera settings and program it the lower possible,let say -1 or -2:But if still there is to much light you can cover the flash head with your finger,not totally,just a part of it so this lowers the light causing your image to be softer and much warmer.Or you can turn it off entirely you can work without it.

3. Avoid high contrast situations-You have to avoid shooting when there are extreme highlights and shadows,because will lose detail both in dark and light areas.Avoid shooting in direct sunlight.

4. Move in closer-You have to try different shoots,and you have to move in close to frame the subject better.
Very often detail are more interesting than an overall view.Keep moving in closer until you are sure the photo will successfully represent your subject.

5. Keep your camera settings simple-This doesn't mean that you have to keep your camera on AUTO settings,but you can have better results If you pick a semi-automatic program like shutter speed or aperture priority or you can just use the camera programs like landscape,portrait,night etc until you learn a little more.Also bring a tripod. This one item can solve camera shake issues and help you get beautiful evening shots.


White Balance

Keep White Balance on 'Auto' most times, but change them when shooting in a light source that does not look right on the LCD (i.e. the picture looks way too yellow, red or blue).
Test before you decide to move on,cause digital cameras allow it without expenses.
If you find that the color still looks a bit 'off', use the camera's Custom White Balance setting. This makes a one-off reading for that specific lighting condition.
Try different White
Balance settings until you find the one that looks better,it can include Tungsten,Fluourescent 1, 2 and 3,bright sun,etc...

Tone Control

You can set your camera to shoot in a range of special tone modes: Contrast, Sharpness, black-and-white, Sepia,etc... Most are a marketing gimmick. While they produce fun results, I'd suggest not using most for the simple reason that it's easier to change the tones later (on a copy) using your picture-editing software.If you really have to (and remember that all three tone settings can be changed easily using a picture-editing software program like Photoshop Elements), the only one really worth adjusting is probably Contrast.Set this to 'low contrast' when shooting in the bright sun (ie. at midday), or to 'high contrast' if the weather is heavily overcast and the lighting flat.