Different Types of Camera Lenses

Different Types of Camera Lenses

Posted by on Apr 6, 2016 in Blog |

If you’re newbie in this field of photography, than you must not be aware of the fact that there are large number of lenses available in the market. You can find a wide range of focal lengths, whether it’s super-wide or super-long. As there are large number of brands available in the market which provide a wide variety of 100+ lenses at any given time, so it’s very choose one among them. Here, we have brought the basics things that every newbie needs to know about camera lenses:

Normal lens: A “normal lens”, is one that sees in a similar proportion just like human eye. These lens are placed between 35mm and 50mm. They are among the commonly found and used prime lenses. They are just too good while travel as well as street photography just because the pictures are visualized as if we are watching them with our own eye.

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Fisheye lens: Fish lens are those lens that have front element slightly outward, that allows you to see as far as 180 degrees. The images get a fish-eye effect when the picture bends the straight lines around the center creating a circular effect in the picture

Macro lens: The macro lens has an intense level of magnification. They are capable of picking out micro details as well. Further, they also enhances the image larger than we can see through our naked eye. It’s just because of these lens that we are able to see the texture of a fly’s face, or spiders web. They are among such inventions by human that has enhanced the human being in understanding the world around us in a much deeper way.

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Wide angle lens: A regular wide-angle lens is known for describing the image shorter than 35mm. You can capture wide scenes at 360’degree angle, also a much wider depth of area. You can capture wide area as well as tight interiors.

Zoom lens: You must have seen various cameras having a variable focal length that you can revolve around or slide in order to zoom in and out. Generally, most of the travelers and hobbyists, prefer using these lens as carrying them is very easy and comfortable rather than carrying entire range of lenses in a heavy camera bag. These lens contains “superzooms” such as an 18-200mm.

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Telephoto lens: Telephoto lenses are among those lens which shows anything exceeding 50mm. These are usually capture images beyond 100mm. They are complete opposite of wide-angle lenses. The telephoto lens helps in shortening of the depth of field, enables to isolate the objects from the background by shallow focus.

Portrait lens: A prime lens are among those lenses that do not have zoom. They have just one focal length. The are made only with the objective to capture one length. They do not have adjusting pieces or parts to zoom. Due to their built style they can have larger apertures and are more useful in indoor photography. They captures very crisp and clear images.

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How to get the lighting right for a portrait photo

How to get the lighting right for a portrait photo

Posted by on Apr 6, 2016 in Blog |

Extraordinary portraits need not to have extraordinary situation. They just happens with an off camera flash as well and can create charm. A proper portrait needs an interesting expression, better composition and power lighting   Guys, with the help of few tricks and increasing your knowledge you can achieve professional touch in your portrait photography. Today, I will show you some amazing tricks which can make you add in zone of a killer photographer resulting in kickass portrait photography. All you need to know is the proper light affect angels and highly versatile lighting setups that can work anyone, anywhere.

Professional photographers generally use multiple-flash systems with four strobes. If you also want same results like them with a single hot-shoe flash unit, than all you need to know the core of this like what each strobes does. There are four light system and every system has its one function:

Main Light: This light is used to brighten the subject and is further calculated to find exposure. Remember! Your main light is your hot-shoe flash which is attached to your camera via a 10–25 foot off-camera cord. The important to improve your flash light is to discontinue the flash unit of the camera. If you try to click a picture with an on-camera flash than you can’t expect something extraordinary as on camera flash always creates flat and featureless lighting. Positioning your main helps in capturing sculpt shadows and also helps in highlighting the bone structure, skin, and other features of your subject’s face.

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Fill Light: Once your main light is positioned than adjust the fill light. The fill light is used to soften the shadows and helps in producing the main light. It do not have a greater role rather its just used to control the shadows. The fill light are generally set on the opposite side of the main light, for example if main light is in left than it is set in the right side and if main light is in right than it is set on left side.

NOTE : If you need better results than you use a fill light, but you can drop your plan of using a fill light by making your main light as your fill light. Try to use a large panel of shiny white cardboard in order to reflect some area of the main light back. If you want to remove the shadows from the main light than further wrap aluminum foil around the cardboard sheet. Place the reflector closer or far away from the object to control light effects.  It is one of the most ideal and cheap tool that you can use to create two different effects.

Background Light: Background light is mainly used only to remove the area behind the main subject. Of-course, it’s your own choice whether you want to highlight background or not. This light is generally placed behind the subject and is aimed at the background. You can cut off the expense of a background by simply using a dark background. If you prefer a dark background than hang a black sheet 5 feet behind your main subject .

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Scenic Beauty Captured In My Lens

Scenic Beauty Captured In My Lens

Posted by on Apr 6, 2016 in Blog |

As a photographer, I always tend to find the perfect moment to click a picture and find those unique moments which are going to be cherished forever. The UK is a great place for photographers. Its biodiversity, multicultural population and scores of global events throughout the year make it a paradise for photographers like me.

Every place has its uniqueness and UK’s uniqueness lies in its rich heritage. Being a colonial power for centuries, UK has inherited a lot from its colonies. To start off with England, there are so many good places to be captured on lens, like, The Buckingham Palace, Stonehenge, Big Ben and lots more. In the UK, there are some amazing natural and manmade places waiting for your lens to capture them.

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Bath: It comes under UNO’s World Heritage Site. It has a medieval look to it with sandstone facades, Pulteney Bridge and rolling hills. A great place for the shutterbugs.

Peak District: Peak District is near to the Lake District. This natural marvel has picturesque villages which will make any photographer go crazy for this place.

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Cornwall, Zennor to St. Ives

Cornwall, Zennor to St. Ives: Around 5 miles away from St. Ives, there is a place called Zennor. It is a village with ancient stone circles and fields of lavender.

Kilchurn Castle, Lochawe, Argyll, Scotland: To put it in simple words, it is an amazing scene. It is an abandoned, decayed and ruined 15th century castle with great landscape around it.

 

 

Kilchurn Castle, Lochawe, Argyll, Scotland
London Parliament

Big Ben, Parliament: This iconic building is recognised all over the world. It is simple, yet beautiful. The river Thames makes the view even more gorgeous. To get the best pictures, cross the river and take a right. It will give you the best views possible.

The Tower Bridge: All bridges are lovely but there’s something special about this one and this is my favourite. From the south side of river Thames, this iconic structure looks the best for the camera.

The Tower Bridge
Red Phone Booths

Red Phone Booths: I know these booths have nothing monumental about them but they are part of England’s legacy. These booths must not even be in use nowadays but they deserve one shot for their uniqueness and beauty.

The London Eye: Lying on the bank of river Thames and adjoining The Big Ben is this HUGE ferris wheel called the London Eye. In all the London pictures, Thames, The Big Ben, London Bridge and The London Eye are mandatory to have.

The London Eye
The British Museum

The British Museum: Some of the most incredible pieces of art in the world lie in The British Museum. It is a huge museum and any photographer would love to visit this place whilst in London.

Lake Street Graffiti Tunnel: I don’t know what the story behind the graffiti in the tunnel is, but to me it looks amazing and so unique. It may not be the best place

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My Real Experience of Epic Photography

My Real Experience of Epic Photography

Posted by on Apr 4, 2016 in Blog |

Photography is a piece of art. This art can very well be put to use in UK. I find UK to be one of the most exquisite places to visit. It is rich in culture, heritage and has a different feel to it than all the other European nations. It is a paradise for photographers and travelling along UK and taking pictures of such a variety of events excites me.

The scenic beauty of UK is overlooked due to other European countries, but its scenic beauty is very raw and unexplored. The stonehenge, Avon River, Snowdonia, and many more such beautiful natural places make UK a great place for photographers.

Snowdonia:This place is so calm that I feel like living there forever. It is a serene beauty, with lakes going between huge mountains. It makes for a perfect landscape and the amount of natural light produces some great photographs.

Yorkshire Dales: These are not the usual grasslands; they are a mixture of grassy mountains with odd rock formations which give this place a great look. This place is best for some curious rock formations and lush green hills.

Giant’s Causeway: It looks like one of the marvels of nature with hexagonal shaped honeycomb of rocks. Located in North Ireland, these rocks are amazingly weird and create wonderful light and shadow.

Jurassic Coast: On a sunny day, places like Burton Bradstock are best to capture the view of the hills. The water is crystal-clear and the weather is always enjoyable. The famous arch of Durdele Door is one of a kind.

The Lake District: The Lake District is stunningly beautiful throughout the year. In spring and summer, it has         pure blue skies, autumn brings out little brassy tones in it and winters invite snowscapes to be formed over the mountains. It has everything a photographer imagines and dreams of.

Burgh Castle, Broads National Park: The view from Burgh castle is of rivers and marshes. This castle is part of the remains of a Roman fort from the 3rd century. Apart from the natural beauty, UK is also known for its global events, parties and carnivals. Shooting them with my camera is also one of my favourite things.

Notting Hill Carnival, London: Huge crowd, rocking bands and a breathtaking environment. Notting Hill Carnival is visited by thousands of crazy music and party fans.

Diwali in Leicester: I love the Hindu festival of Diwali, the festival of lights. One of UK’s most diverse cities, Leicester hosts the biggest Diwali celebration outside India. Diwali is also celebrated by Sikhs and Jains, and people from these communities gather at Belgrave Road and it is a spectacle worth capturing in my lens.

Chinese New Year, Liverpool: Liverpool has a strong Chinese community, which makes it the perfect destination to be celebrating this day in UK. Unicorn, lion and dragon dances are the main attractions to this day and fireworks go off at St. George’s Square. It is a spectacle worth experiencing. The photography is not the only attraction for me here, the Chinese street food that day is out of this world.

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