29 Sep

Photography 101 The Basics Of Metering And Exposure

Typical humans see their world in 16 “f-stops”, or measurements of light reflecting off their environment. Cameras see no more than 5 stops at once. So the more contrast there is in the scene, the more stops of light there are to BE seen. This concept means that correct exposure on your camera is critical to avoiding under- or over-exposure. To understand how a camera measures this light, lets start with the proper definitions of Exposure and Metering.

Exposure
Exposure is the quantity of light allowed to act on a photographic material. It is a product of the intensity, which is controlled by the lens opening (aperture), and the duration (shutter speed) of light striking the film or paper. Your ISO setting, your aperture size, and your shutter speed directly impact the exposure of an image.

Metering
Metering is the process of calculating the best exposure from the existing light conditions.

When your digital camera meters a scene, it measures the amount of light in the scene and calculates the best-fit exposure value based on the metering mode (see below for details). All meters are designed to produce midtone results – neither black nor white, neither light nor dark, but somewhere in between. Metering systems are typically calibrated to a value of 18% gray because a typical scene reflects the same amount of light as this gray value. As a result, scenes with high contrast can give the automatic exposure a difficult time.

The metering mode on your camera defines which information in the scene is used to calculate the exposure value. Metering modes depend on the camera and the brand, but are mostly variations of the following three types:

1) Spot (Partial) Metering
Spot metering is a method of metering that only uses a small spot in the centre of the composed scene. The size of the spot varies with the brand of camera, but typically ranges from 1% to 3.5% of the image area. Partial metering covers about 9.5%. Spot metering allows you to meter the subject in the center of the frame (or on some cameras at the selected AF point). This type of metering is useful for brightly backlit, macro, and moon shots. Use this metering method when your scene has significant differences in brightness (e.g. between foreground and background) or for subjects that require precise measurement, such as close-up photography.

2) Center-weighted Average Metering
Center-weighted metering is averaged over the entire scene with emphasis placed on the center area (typically 75% based on lighting conditions at the center and 25% outside). It assumes that you will be composing with the subject in the middle of the frame and most of us know this is not always the case. Center-weighted metering is probably the most common metering method implemented in nearly every digital camera and the default for those digital cameras which don’t offer metering mode selection. Most centre weighted systems have greater sensitivity in the bottom half of the frame, which, when used in landscape format, cut down the influence of the bright sky on the exposure. Be careful when using this mode for portrait photography when the camera is turned on its side.

3) Matrix or Evaluative Metering
Matrix was introduced to the world in 1988 with the Nikon F4. This is probably the most complex metering mode, offering the best exposure in most circumstances. Essentially, the scene is split up into a matrix of 3 to 16 or more, typically 6 metering zones which are evaluated individually, taking into account such factors as the focusing point in use, subject size, position, distance, overall lighting level, front and back lighting and color. The overall exposure is based on an algorithm specific to that camera, the details of which are closely guarded by the manufacturer. Often they are based on comparing the measurements to an on-board database of images. Matrix metering uses a microchip that has been exposed to literally thousands of picture-taking situations. As you point the camera towards your subject, matrix metering recognizes its light/dark pattern and reads the light accordingly.

If you test your spot meter on various parts of a scene youve composed, youll no doubt prove to yourself that there is a vast range of light and shadow, but since the film or digital card cannot record more than a five stop range, what difference does it make? You will still end up keeping the same two or three exposures that were created using center-weighted or matrix metering.

Both center-weighted and matrix metering prove accurate in 90% of one’s picture taking efforts. That should boost your confidence in choosing them when you realize that nine out of ten pictures will be a correct exposure! In either center-weighted or matrix metering modes, you can aim, meter, compose, and shoot when your subject is frontlit, sidelit or under an overcast sky.

29 Sep

Secrets of Choosing the Right Style of Wedding Photography for your Wedding Day

What is Wedding Photography?

For many couples, this may sound strange question to ask, most will say that wedding photography wedding photography done in kind. This is partly true. But that over simplifies the meaning of wedding photography. Wedding Photography Art changed tremendously over the last twenty years. Today it may even have a different meaning for each couple.

In the past, wedding photographers are technicians behind a black box almost mystical that very few would even try to operate it. Then, the wedding couples hire wedding photographers to produce wedding pictures of their big day. This is simply to record the event. And the one they chose to do six wedding day.

Almost all wedding guests have their own digital camera that could produce well-exposed pictures at a very minimal cost. What this means is that professional wedding photographers must have something more to offer their wedding couples. At the same time, the digital revolution also allowed wedding photographers the new technologies to offer something different. This is one of the reasons why wedding photography has improved compared to what it was years ago.

It also attracted people who never venture into wedding photography if not a new technology of digital photography. Wedding photographers are the recommendation of the President beautiful and stunning images to record the wedding of art and narrative, sometimes evocative and most flattering way time.

However, this also means that there is a wedding photographer today, one has to be able to offer something not seen before. True to the complexities of wedding photography today, this may not be true anymore that all wedding photographers are the same and that all wedding couples want the same kind of photography.

Here is a guide to photography techniques

The good thing about the internet is it allows you to easily explore a large number of wedding photographers work. Check some photographers’ website and you’ll be amazed by the different photographic styles.

Reports Photography also known as photojournalism or documentary photography, it is best described to have an approach which simply covers and document the event without directing the wedding couple or their guests. Instead, he tries to capture the event as it happens in the most natural and creative way.

Traditional wedding photography is used to describe the old-fashioned way of lining up the wedding couple, their guests and family of traditional photos.

Contemporary wedding photography can be described as glossy which can be trendier than traditional wedding photography.

My humble advice is to look beyond the labels of wedding photography. It can be more confusing than being helpful in deciding what kind of wedding photography suites you as a wedding couple. Another reason is that the style often times is a combination of several photography styles anyway. Third, it means that wedding photographers offer just one style of photography during their wedding coverage.

Indeed, the Weddings offer wedding photographers to show different photography styles. Wedding photographers sometimes just can not ask the couple to move to a place where there is a better light during the wedding ceremony. In addition, it is quite often that couples expect the official photos that show them at their best. Even the most modern weddings will require having traditional and formal family photos.

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29 Sep

A Melbourne boutique hotel that is perfect for you

There is a diverse community living in Melbourne city with different groups of people working, studying and residing in the suburbs. These populations are a collective coming from various origins including China, UK, Italy, Korea, India, Cambodia, Somalia, New Zealand and other which also include students coming to study from around the world. Visitors to Melbourne can view the ten sculptures on the Yarra River at Sandridge Bridge which is a history initiative that has recorded Melbourne’s population history in the form of a series of glass panels. These master pieces of art celebrate the multicultural diversity in Melbourne dating back to the original indigenous inhabitants in Victoria to all the migrants that helped make Melbourne such a vibrant sought after city.

For those interested in the history of Melbourne should most definitely pay a visit to the Immigration Museum which is housed in the Old Customs House building which has been beautifully restored that exhibits all the details of multiculturalism as well as provides information on the original indigenous people that were displaced. The museum also displays the difficult times these multicultural communities experienced and one can also view the white Australian Policy of the 50’s and 60’s. Melbourne also comprises of a myriad of accommodation options such as serviced apartments and Melbourne boutique hotel where many cultures can come together in a supportive and safe environment. When visiting Australia you will be awed by the coastal area of Victoria and a visit to Wilson’s Promontory National Park is a must. The park provides a myriad of walking paths and covers fifty thousand hectares and shelters a wide selection of wildlife. You can also camps or stay in cabins where you will be surrounded by staggering beauty, granite mountaintops, secluded beaches, rivers, beautiful rock formations and lush forest. Encounter wildlife such as emus, echidnas, kangaroos, and an array of bird life. There are also a wonderful range of scenic trails from the Yanakie to the Tidal River settlement that is home to bush land and beaches. A diver’s paradise is the Wilson’s Promontory Marine National Park that features granite cliffs, deep reefs, and staggering underwater scenery. The smaller islands within the park house colonies of seals, penguins and sea birds.ds.

This breathtaking coastline has granite cliffs and mountains, rugged scenic islands, beautiful beaches and is largest protected marine area in Victoria with its large diverse marine life that includes leafy sea dragons, eastern blue groper, barber perch, red velvet fish and many other species which are all common to this area. Diver’s will have an experience like no other when you encounter the lace corals, technicoloured sponge gardens, sea fans and whips and sea tulips.

29 Sep

Using Time-lapse Photography To Save Money On Construction Projects

Time lapse photography and time lapse footage can help save money and increase profit on both large scale and small scale construction projects. Its a bold claim, given that timelapse photography seems remote and far removed from the construction world, but lets think about this together, and see if we can reach any conclusions.

Time-lapse photography is a lengthy and difficult process, but essentially its where a series of photographs are taken from a fixed point at prescribed intervals, and then the individual shots or frames are edited together. When this edit is played back at 25 frames per second, it has the effect of condensing the passage of time into manageable chunks, where the viewer can easily see and appreciate large scale changes in only a couple of minutes.

How can this be of benefit to you if you are the construction manager or project manager on a building site? Well, any sufficiently complex construction project will have a well-defined, and rigidly adhered to, schedule of work. This schedule of work will tell the management team everything they need to know in terms of getting materials, plant and labour to the right place at the right time.

But how closely is this plan monitored against actual events? And how reliable is the information you have received? Having time-lapse footage of the entire project can give you an invaluable resource to compare against your schedule of work. You will be able to tell, visually, whether the materials, plant and labour arrived at the correct location, in the right order and at the right time. It will obviously be too late to do anything about it by this point. However, next time you have to write your schedule of work for the next project, you will have better knowledge and will be able to make a more informed choice about when to order what you need. That timelapse footage will enable you to get the equipment, materials and labour on site just-in-time, meaning that you wont be tying up valuable resources wastefully. That means more profit on the job, or the ability to offer services more cost effectively than your competitors.

One other way in which such services can not only save you money, but are very useful, is in the area of ultra high definition site monitoring. The best time-lapse companies offering time-lapse services also allow you to view your project through on-line viewers from desktops, smartphones and tablets. This means that you, your surveyors, architects, etc can view very clear images (much better than any webcam) to discuss and share etc. You can also offer this service to your clients and stake-holders etc. These images, taken with the correct HD equipment (Again NOT just webcams) can allow you to zoom into particular areas of your site/project to scrutinise particular detail. This makes any monitoring and discussions about the site very convenient, even for those who cannot get to the actual location of the project.

Plus.If all this wasnt enough any marketing people can use either the individual still frames, or even the live feed to websites in order to communicate to broader publics.

29 Sep

Lexus Intelligent Park Assist steals parallel parking

Toyota Motor Corporation in 2004 began to develop the system, and to the Japanese market in 2005, only the Prius. Equipped with the Intelligent Parking Assist vehicles are equipped with one vehicle, computers, sensors and turn the rear camera.

When the driver pulled up to a parallel parking space, vehicles are placed in reverse and intelligent parking assist system is activated. Place the camera in real-time image on the navigation screen in the console center parking lot. The image is superimposed on a box and four arrows. Use the arrow, the driver moved to the available space on the screen by clicking on the box.

Once the resettlement process is completed, the driver button on the touch screen, activation and release, while keeping his foot on the brake wheel. The car will not stop on pedestrian or object may be in its path, the driver must monitor the exercise. If the driver put his foot off the brake, car stopped immediately.

In addition, the speed must be to maintain the correct level. If the car is moving too slow or too fast, parking lot stops. Once the vehicle has been to the space itself, the car must be manually placed in the drive and pulled forward to complete the positioning.

Intelligent Park Assist system is not a good tight parking spaces. Use must be four feet longer than the car itself, the area. In the LS 460 and LS 460 for 20.9 L to 20.5 feet conversion feet (which has a longer wheelbase.)

The camera can also be used to back up to a car parking space only to obtain the necessary drivers, position the vehicle in front in the region, so the camera could image space. The same guiding principles, and applications.

Some of the comments who tested the system complained that there is enough skill long learning curve, just parked cars the old fashioned way is infinitely easier. Obviously, the new Intelligent Parking Assist drivers need to practice before using the technology park in real life situations it.

Despite this, however, with the camera to increase vehicle sales in Japan and Honda have a competitive use of Intelligent Parking Assist system, this intuitive technology will become a more common model in the future to take more driving car. Designers will continue to improve the implementation of this technology, so that the vehicle in the process we are more intelligent, more secure. intelligent

29 Sep

Typical Shredded Savory Crab unique Balikpapan

If usually made of shredded beef or chicken, this particular one is made from crab meat. It was savory and delicious eaten with white rice warm enough. Crab fans certainly would be curious to taste. Want to try?

If the city is famous with shredded cow Solo, Balikpapan well if it famous with shredded crab. Even the food is known as one of the specialties of the area. No wonder why the crab has become one of the riches of the city of Balikpapan, East Kalimantan.

Treats from the crab meat actually began to appear in 2005 in the city of Balikpapan. However shredded crab itself became known in 2006 and started with a home business. One of the pioneering brands shredded crab-known until now is ‘Bonting’ aka Abon Crab. Not like shredded beef mince suwirannya big this one is actually a bit delicate texture with a slightly pale brownish color.

This way of making shredded crab tricky. Which is quite troublesome is the process of separating the meat from the shell and its crab claws. Well, after the meat is then given mashed spices, such as spices including garlic, onion, and coconut milk to taste the delicious. Only then is ready to be fried crab meat until browned dry.

Usually shredded crab is sold in transparent plastic containers (50 grams-200 grams) were then wrapped again wearing a small cardboard box. Because it does not use preservatives making it only has about 4-5 month shelf life. The price itself is a bit expensive ranging from Rp 25,000.00 – 70,000.00 USD per pack and are offered with Original flavor and spice flavors.

Those who visited the Balikpapan usually do not miss this for the shredded crab taken as souvenirs. Create a lazy buff peeling crab crab meat from the shells, shredded crab was delicious could also be an alternative option!.

29 Sep

The Uses Of Photography

Functional, practical or purely aesthetic, photography lies somewhere between science and art. Many businesses depend on photography and the entire written media is supported by photo materials of events. In fact, people have got used to seeing pictures for the columns they read. Other than this one major application of photography, people take pictures because they like it and they can.

The beginning of photography can be traced back to the discovery of the camera obscura in the antiquity. For a long period of time, photography depended on films for the image forming device. In comparison with digital technologies, the film, as recording medium is considered obsolete. A latent image is created on the film, and then it becomes usable when processed chemically in the studio.

We can hardly mention all the uses of photography for such long lists. Pictures are used for scientific evidence, in fact, together with recorded videos, they become the main proof in support or contradiction of a certain event. There are military, archaeological, forensic, data storage and geographical applications for photography, and these are the largest and most extensively used. Identity control and personal documents require photos. Besides the wide-range usage, photography also plays an important part in entertainment, personal life and memories preservation.

The average mobile phone user takes photos with the cellular. The technology has reached such an extent that photography dominates so many intimate moments in our lives. There is no baptism or wedding without photo shooting and video recording. Or, consider for instance traveling, we will inevitably take at least one camera with us on our journey.

As for the artistic dimension of photography, there is hardly anything commercial about it. So many art galleries now house photography exhibitions worldwide. The camera thus captures emotions, gives a unique touch to reunions, celebrations and ceremonies, making things look much brighter when seen in retrospect. Artistic photos contradict everything that is commercial or practical: they have not direct functionality other than to delight and send a message to the viewer’s heart.

29 Sep

Modular kitchens designs that are considered popular throughout the world

Homeowners love to use latest appliances as well as line of sleek accessories to adorn their kitchen space. Having a well designed kitchen makes it a great experience to spend time cooking in it. It is the dream of any homeowner to have a kitchen that is stylish, efficient and aesthetically pleasing. Modular kitchens are a great way to add a new dimension and depth to your home, and for this reason they are fast gaining popularity throughout the whole world. Modular kitchens are not only good looking but they also make it easier to carry out the cooking process. Most modular kitchen designs are notable for their glamorous appeal and they truly alleviate the overall status of a property.

These kitchens are available in the market in a wide variety of styles, shapes and colors. All of these kitchens are available with a number of useful accessories. Among them are dishwashers that can be made available in a number of sizes for meeting the requirements of a household. While choosing a dishwasher, you should focus on the washing design, the rinse cycles and the placement for this appliance.

Modular kitchens come in a variety of styles; each of them looks unique in their own ways. Here are some of the most popular design variations for modular kitchens.

The most common modular kitchen style adopted by people is the popular box type. These box type modular kitchens come with counters, cabinets and shutters, but lack in shelves.

The other popular kitchen styles include time, crystal, L shaped, U shaped and C shaped styles.

When you decide to install a modular kitchen, your basic goal is to make your kitchen space look cool and trendy. However, before you go ahead and set up your kitchen, there are a few things that you need to consider. One of the first things that you need to think of is what kind of furniture equipments are you thinking of using and where do you want to place them. The second thing is that what type of racks, chairs, tables and closets are you thinking of using. The designs and colors of these individual parts of your kitchen should blend well with each other. There are certain elements that must be present in a modular kitchen design, namely, shelves, cabins, drawers, fittings, shutters and chimney. Finally, your budget will also play a major role in deciding what type of modular kitchen you can afford.

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29 Sep

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29 Sep

Hostgator Tutorials How To Install WordPress To The Web Hosting Service

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