It’s best to work out what equipment you really need and how to decipher the marketing spiel of the manufacturers and retailers so that you can make the right decision. Very often, people make the mistake of choosing the camera with the greatest number of megapixels. However, megapixels are not everything! Suffice to say, you only need a camera with a adequate amount of megapixels depending on the size of the photos you will want to print.

Use the megapixel chart below to determine the minimum number of pixel count on your camera you will generally need for your purposes. The numbers represent the megapixels you will need for the different sizes of your image.

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Taking Group Shots

July 1, 2008

Group photos always end up posed, when everybody has a forced smile on their faces. If you would like to capture a candid shot of everyone, the trick is to NOT say ‘Cheese!” or countdown when you are about to take a picture. When everybody in place, but is not looking at the camera, quickly snap a picture to capture their expressions.

It can be real fun when you look back on those candid expressions. This method can be quite tricky as you may end up with blurry images when people are moving around to get into the right position or blinking when you snap the picture. You may want to set your camera to the burst mode or take a few shots at a time. Make a funny statement or a joke to make them laugh and at that moment, quickly snap the picture.

Photographers Secrets to Taking Family Photographs - Cheaply & Easily

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Photography is not only a technical hobby but also a mastery of artistry.

Let your creative juices flow as you take pictures. Before you even aim the camera, picture the scene you want to produce in your photograph in your mind.

Embrace different perspectives and points of view as you take your pictures. You could shoot as though you are overlooking someone’s shoulder or peeping through a hole or doorway.

Tip of The Day: Use unusual points of view such as the mirror reflection of your side mirror on your car, or more commonly, the mirrors of bathrooms when you are fooling around with your friends.

The camera is a magic window that transforms the world.Irving Pobboravsky

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On a side note, the Lynyrd Skynyrd concert last week was ROCKIN’!

Here’s my favourite shot. Awesome guitar huh! With the skills to match too..

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An Ode To Photographers

April 24, 2008

“I believe in the photographer’s magic.. the ability to stir the soul with light and shape and color. To create grand visual moments out of small simple things, and to infuse big and complicated subjects with unpretentious elegance. He respects classic disciplines, while at the same time insists on being fast and modern and wild” – Amyn Nasser

Tip of the day: Use framing devices such as overhanging leaves, branches or doorways and make them out of focus to make your shot more interesting.

Photographers Secrets to Taking Family Photographs - Cheaply & Easily

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Been away for too long, and all the last thing i want is set my eyes on the computer screen again, when im taking a break. Dan Kennedy’s superconference was awesome, but I’ll put up the pictures another time. Here’s a great video I come across, simple yet useful photography tips for any budding photographer, yes you!

Photographers Secrets to Taking Family Photographs - Cheaply & Easily

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