Photography News, Tips & Tutorials
No one it seems ever documented how people took to early photographers with their strange, cumbersome equipment. What impressions did people have of them? How did they come across? Whether these early lens men looked intimidating, bizarre, outlandish or even silly is really a lost notion. It is a thought largely obscured by what the camera and photographer produced together; the photograph.
Today we are so used to the visual of a cameraman pointing his gear at whatever subject he wishes. It is as commonplace an image as any other everyday activity. Well that may soon change, as we brace for the release of Google Glass.
Dubai today is a quintessential cosmopolitan city. It has grown into a world class metropolis as well as a cultural and business hub for the Persian Gulf and Middle East area. While Dubai’s economy was originally oil driven, the Western modeled businesses in the emirate now steers the place with revenues pouring in from tourism, financial services and real estate. It has gained the world’s attention thru its large and innovative construction ventures, and has earned a reputation for its modern skyscrapers and ultra high- rise buildings such as the Burj Khalifa, now the world’s tallest structure. Dubai also features numerous first-class hotels, luxurious shopping malls and spectacular manmade islands. The emirate’s property market though, suffered a setback during the financial crisis of 2007-2008, but has slowly bounced back with the help of her neighboring emirates. Dubai is a city in the United Arab Emirates and is situated on the emirate’s northern coastline heading up the Dubai-Sharjah-Ajman metropolitan area.
The term “bokeh” seems to have evolved from its original definition. Nowadays bokeh refers to out of focus lights and shapes within a picture, rather than the “aesthetic quality of the blur in out-of-focus areas of an image.”
Creating better bokeh photography is not so much skill but creativity. Technically, to make the lights appear out of focus, you just have to switch to manual focusing and twist the focusing ring to the right or left until you have achieved the desired effect, but beautiful bokeh photos are more than just random blurs and orbs. Here are some tips for better bokeh photography:
Wedding photos have a reputation for being either drop dead gorgeous and spectacular, or an outright disappointment. Particularly high expectations set-off the lofty standards, for this most important of wedding mementos. A wedding photographer therefore is someone you choose carefully, and certainly not a person to be stingy with. So what happens when you have a first-rate wedding photographer shoot a professional bridal model, but for her own, actual nuptials?
Bridal model Claudia Nallely Agres tied the knot in 2001 with Air Force service member Matt in a civil wedding ceremony. As marriages to most servicemen go, the luxury of time is a rare commodity. Formal wedding photos had to wait to be taken as the groom was whisked off to Germany on a tour of duty for eight months. To rectify this, Claudia recently engaged the services of Ryan Brenizer, a New York City-based wedding photographer.
You hear about all sorts of collections of odd things and stuff, ranging from the tiny such as, stamps, coins, pens, to medium sized objects such as cameras, typewriters, lamps, to the much larger and extravagant items such as cars, motorbikes, antique furniture and whatever else may tickle the fancy of an individual. Collecting is a passion. Some jokingly call it organized hoarding. Whatever the case may be, we are all at liberty to treat ourselves to an interest that provides us amusement and leisure. How would you react, however, to a collection of brains? Real, gray matter that is, taken and preserved from human remains. Such a collection exists and it is a growing one that began over 30 years ago.
Anyone who has been to San Francisco in California cannot deny being charmed by this quaint city. It is a place unlike anywhere else with its delightful landmarks known all over the world. From the cable cars, to Fisherman’s Wharf, the Victorian homes, Union Square, Lombard Street, to Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco is truly a place so easy to get endeared with. Perhaps the signature song of crooner Tony Bennett, I Left My Heart in San Francisco, written by George Cory and Douglass Cross best captures the charisma of the city by the bay.