Saturday, February 13, 2010

Best time to take photos

The best time to take photographs are in the morning and in the late afternoon when the sun is low. It is known as "Magic Hours".

Friday, February 12, 2010

CNY at school

help center
黄老师 talking to 2 teachers
黄老师 talking to 2 teachers
entrance of canteen
Zhi Qi looking at the Pictures she took
Ziying trying to take pictures of us.

Two days before Chinese New Year, a school, SST, celebrated their first ever CNY as a whole school. The celebration lasted for 2 hours before going back to our lessons. The two lessons we had were ADMT and Biology. During ADMT, we had a mission on the last 15 mins of the lesson. the hunt for photo taking! looking into the macbook help corner, i saw hardworking men helping two ladies. then, I proceeded to the canteen with the others. that was where i saw our chinese teacher talking to two other teachers. I took 2 pictures of them, and headed out of the canteen. I saw Zhi Qi there, looking at the pictures she has taken. I noticed that she had a nice pose, so i took a picture of her without her knowing. Then, we saw Ziying upstairs! we took pictures of each other before heading back to class. :D

Thursday, February 11, 2010


1) Different types of photography
there are black and white photography, advertising photography, ariel photography, architectural photography, astronomical photography, baby photography, cityscape photography, commercial photography, concert photography, digital photography, documentary photography, equine photography, family photography, fine art photography, food photography, glamour/ fashion photography, infrared photography, landscape photography, macro photography, nature photography, night photography, pet photography, portrait photography, seascape photography, travel photography, underwater photography, wedding photography, wildlife photography...
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2) Equipment
lens, filters, flash and camera bag are basic needs for a camera.
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3) Aperture
It can also be called an aperture stop for the photographic lens, which controls the amount of light that reaches the image sensor. The size of it can regulate the film's degree of exposure to light.
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4) Focus
Be able to sharply focus on the object.
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5) Shutter Speed
Adjustment of speed of the shutter so as to be able to control the amount of time in each exposure of light during which the imaging medium is exposed and can also control the amount of light striking the image plane.
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6) ISO speed
In film cameras, it is used to let the camera know the film speed of selected film on the camera.
In digital cameras, it is used as an indication of the camera's gain from the light to numerical output and it can also control the automatic exposure system.
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7) Metering
It is a measurement of exposure to allow highlights and shadows to be exposed to the photographer's wishes.
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8) White Balance
electronic compensation for colour temperature which is associated with a given set of lighting conditions so as to ensure that white light is registered on the imaging chip to allow the colours in the frame to appear natural.
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9) Composition (Rules)
the rule of thirds, golden section rule and the diagonal rule.
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10) Techniques
The techniques are high-speed photography, tilt-shift photography, black and white photography, motion blur, infrared, night, smoke photography, macro photography, HDR, panoramic photography, RAW processing etc.
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