Taking care of your camera – Part 5

Camera lens condensation

You bought your lens.  Now what? Just like spectacle lenses, camera lenses are fragile and subject to scratches, dents, cracks and other kind of damages. When buying your lens make sure you also buy a protective filter for it to serve as a shield. This filter will protect the lens against unpleasant experiences, thereby saving you a substantial repair bill, or worse – irreversible damage. More than just protection. Filters also help enhance images and give different effects to your final result. There are a number of different filters, the most popular being: Polarising filter Helps you increase colour saturation and reduces … Read the full article

16-bit colour processing

16-bit colour

If you’ve ever dabbled with photo editing software or tinkered with printer drivers, you have probably come across 16-bit colour processing. It sounds advanced and some would say that more bits must equal better quality, right? What is 16-bit colour processing? As we all know, digital data is made of ones and zeros and colours (like anything else) are described in a series of ones and zeros. The conventional JPEG photo will use 8-bit colour, meaning that each colour is referenced using a series of eight ones and zeros describing each channel (Red, Green and Blue). If you do the … Read the full article

My Favourite Capital City – Rome

Rome - favourite city

Even if I’ve visited four times already, Rome remains one of the capital cities and destinations I never get fed up of. The city with its iconic architecture, mixed culture from around the world is one of the most travelled capitals in the world. Being an avid lover of their history, food (especially desserts) and culture, what better place to use my Canon DSLR camera! Having been there quite a few times I feel I am able to give you a few pointers to help you plan your holiday in Rome.  So, here we go: Getting there Located just 26km … Read the full article

Taking care of your camera – Part 4

Cold weather - camera protected

Bad weather can destroy your camera – Don’t risk it. Cameras. The connectors, circuit boards, buttons and all the other parts make the camera an awfully delicate instrument. A modern technological wonder! But, what is the use of having such a delicate instrument if you cannot use it in whatever situation you want? Say on a rainy day. How can keep your camera protected?   Those of you who love winter photography will want to trudge outside in the coldest and rainiest of weather to shoot memorable, once-in-a lifetime photos. But what if your camera cannot handle these conditions? Here … Read the full article

The camera you don’t take on holiday

Creative image making - the camera you don't take on holiday

Even I thought it sounded weird when I chose the title, but bear with me. Any photographer worth his salt knows that you don’t shoot everything with the same lens, that’s why they make those huge camera bags after all. That being said I will not be discussing different types of lenses in this blog post though. Today I will be talking about a tool for creative image making unlike those in your camera bag (and an inexpensive one at that!); the flatbed scanner. What it does One might think that the only use for a flatbed scanner is to … Read the full article