Sunday, February 14, 2010

Photography - People

A very excited Matthew getting ready his best camera for the photo-taking session near the canteen. Don’t press the button yet, Matthew!

Here is Fatin posing for the camera, and trying to look cute. Is she going to the canteen for a drink? Or is she just having the best time of her life getting on camera?

Arthur and Yi Fan looking surprised to be on camera. Yi Fan’s a tad... overjoyed? But Arthur just does not know what’s going on...

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


Point 01: Different Types of Photography

(I shall list out 10 types here. The rest, please refer to: )

  • Adventure, Action - Photos of adventurous sports in action.
  • Black & White - Photography without colour, allowing viewers to explore the shapes.
  • Commercial - Photos used for advertising.
  • Forensics - Photos used in police work, forensics analysis.
  • Nature - Photos of nature: landscape, plants, animals, sea, fungi etc.
  • Night - Photos taken during the night, but with good-quality.
  • Scenic - Photos of landscapes, city views etc.
  • Satellite - Photos taken of the Earth in orbit.
  • Scientific - Photos used for scientific research, such as photos taken with a microscope.
  • Underwater - Photos taken underwater, including marine life.

Point 02: Equipments

  • Cameras
  • Lenses
  • Accessories
  • Digital Darkroom

(Please read on more at )

Point 3: Aperture

Aperture is a lens’ diaphragm opening inside the camera’s lens.

(More at: )

Point 4: Focus

Focus is a point at which rays of light or other radiation converge or from which they appear to diverge, as after refraction or reflection in an optical system.

(More at: )

Point 5: Shutter Speed

The shutter speed is the amount of time the shutter is open to take in the photo of the object(s) and the scene.

(From: )

Point 6: ISO Speed

ISO stands for “International Standard Organization” and the speed of the ISO is a standard for measuring the film.

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Point 7: Metering

Metering, or light metering, is the time that is needed to take the best shot of a moving light, like the sun.

(From: )

Point 8: White Balance

White balance is the balance of the color of light in which photos are taken. (Like blue, orange, or green light is not accepted when its too dark (the colour, not the light)

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Point 9: Photography Composition

Photographs tell stories. But photographs should also maintain a good composition balance (balance of the photographer when he/she is standing). And also to obseve a few rules:

  • Rules of Thirds - to crop photos to focus on the main object, instead of the central view.
  • The Golden Section - the objects which please the eyes, are made clearer.
  • Diagonal Rule - the photo should be made diagonal to capture all the points in the photo.

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Point 10: Techniques

Since there are literally millions of techniques so please refer to for more techniques.