Sunday, February 27, 2011

Disney Week - Making Memories

Disney Castle 2011This past week was a Disney week, making memories. Disney is a wonderful place to take a family or friends, it has plenty of adventure and for the photo enthusiast there are tons of photo opportunities.  I have posted a few of the photos to the left. If you go you must attend the block parties they are great! But then again I believe it was all wonderful!
Disney Castle
Disney Block PartyThe Block Parties were a hit. The characters and the staff danced in the streets with the guests. I think for the kids this was the main attraction, having the chance to dance with their favorite characters was cool.
Block Party
Disney Mickey and Minnie   Everyone's favorite of course Mickey and Minnie! A trip to Disney   without seeing them would be like rice with no beans; they are a must see!
Mickey and Minnie
Disney Street ParadeThe street parades were another attraction that caught the crowds eye, especially the kids. Waving to the characters in hopes of a simple look back was well worth the time.
Street Parade
One event however, keeps topping my thought train, that is taking photos of other peoples children while they are posing with a Princess. In my mind I don't feel this should be allowed. I am not talking about your own child, I am talking about a complete stranger pulling out a camera and taking a picture of your child. Perhaps Disney could stop this by placing a small screening partition near the posing area. Any thoughts on the subject feel free to voice them.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Canon Quietly Launches Two New Pro Supertelephoto Lenses: the EF 500mm F/4L IS II USM and EF 600mm F/4L IS II USM

Canon once again chose to go the quiet route in announcing two new pieces of premium professional glass this morning: the EF 500mm F/4L IS II USM and EF 600mm F/4L IS II USM lenses. Buried under a press release for its two new consumer digital SLRs, the Canon T3i and T3, which were just announced and previewed here, Canon said this morning that it was introducing the EF 500mm and EF 600mm supertelephotos. Read the full article here (PDN)...

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Masters of Photography

Master of Photography is a video by ilayrock. The video is wonderful, take some time to watch it today.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Photography - Much More Than Just taking Headshots

By Laurinda Gividen

From fifteen close friends I know who possess a camera barely a couple in reality, take the time to use them except for events like vacations, concerts and weddings, and then badly. The two who do use them routinely view taking photos as a hobby and have taken some good shots, and derived plenty of satisfaction from sharpening their capabilities. The rest bought the camera for some valid reason right at that moment, messed around with it, very likely stumbled on the manual, took a couple of images to show it functioned and then put it away.

And honestly that's sad, since photography is among those hobbies that will repay you appreciably for not much trouble and expense.

Of course you can do it badly. There are not many things as uninspiring as experiencing a selection of badly observed, improperly performed and badly adjusted images - and here we're speaking predominantly of the style of photo you'll probably take with your cell phone. These are fairly typical. You might label them the weeds in the garden that have grown over all the attractive blossoms until such time as only the weeds remain.

I was having a cup of coffee a few days ago observing a group of 20 something boys seated at another table. They started off taking photos of one other and next switched to taking self portraits. This style of self absorbed, vain exercise is the lowest quality photography could most probably come down to. In the end, if you consider you're the only truly worthwhile subject in all of the life around you possibly you've neglected a few essential notions in the steps of learning what life is really about.

The drawback with respect to this sort of photography is that aside from missing the idea that life can be harnessed artistically with a camera, the impoverished end results afford all of photography a a poor reputation.

The "sense" of sight is one of our most treasured awarenesses which undeniably reveals its value when it is directed towards points of splendor, beauty, interest, action or action. Seeing once is the summit of that pleasure, but obtaining a sharp clean shot which you can refer to when you want is the extra enjoyment and this is the main reason why taking photos is amongst the more gratifying pastimes you could have.

Portrait photography itself, done effectively, is a creative art form, bringing out some substance or value which is normally unseen within the rush of day to day life. The fundamental act of setting up a well conceived portrait can produce a different element to your demeanor towards other people.

Taking candid photographs can get you to actually begin monitoring and becoming cognizant of life as it happens around you. It raises your enjoyment of it.

Sometimes going for a wander around your local area and being able to see it from within the viewfinder can expand your appreciation and recognition of your environment. You could actually see familiar things as if for the very first time which may make life more attractive and rewarding.

Try getting that digital camera you purchased out from the place you put it away and taking it for a run, the more you practice with it the better you will become.

Darren's Photography Blog - Designer: Douglas Bowman | Dimodifikasi oleh Abdul Munir Original Posting Rounders 3 Column