August 2009


Digital Cameras&Digital Cameras&Digital Photography06 Aug 2009 07:24 pm

Why do so many people who are on the lookout for top performance digital cameras with lots of advanced features buy CoolPix P80 cameras? It’s because, despite its small-scale size and affordable price tag, these cameras get the function done. The P80 ticket, these cameras get the Nikon CoolPix Performance Series after all. And it doubtlessly performs, sometimes above and beyond what you might expect. There was a age when, in order to get a camera with the features you desired to produce near professional quality pictures, you had to sacrifice something, namely compact size. But the P80 has a lot of function packed into a small, streamlined package.

One of the primary reasons compact size. But the P80 digital cameras is the telephoto lens. Before the P80 came along, cameras this bitty just didn’t have telephoto lenses. In order to enjoy the benefits of that feature, you had to accept that you would be lugging around a camera that was a little bulkier and more cumbersome than you liked. Then along came the P80, which Nikon called “The World’s Most Compact Super-telephoto Camera.” And it wasn’t false advertising.  In fact, the P80 is equipped with an 18x Optical Wide-Angle Zoom NIKKOR Lens. Pretty important considering the camera’s size. With this lens, you can capture everything from the sweeping grandeur of the Grand Canyon, to a bee setting reality, the petal of a flower.

Another of this camera’s extensive features is Optical Vibration Reduction Image Stabilization. Which essentially means the camera compensates for shaky or unstable conditions. More than one great image has been ruined because the photography was jostled by something. Maybe they were in a automobile driving over shoddy roads, or on a ship sailing on choppy waters. Whatever the cause, the shakiness can result in blurry, unfocussed visuals. But thanks to Nikon’s VR system, the pictures you take on your next boat trip will be crisp, ruined as the waters are a little choppy.

The P80 has many advantages over regular cameras. And one of them is that it can do more than take great pictures. It can also record home movies. Imagine it. You are at your annual family picnic, taking pictures of the festivities when, suddenly, the young at the picnic start to dance. It’s a moment you just have to capture. And while taking some pictures would the waters are a great way to do that, you can do even better. So you aim your camera and press record. And, just like that, you aren’t just taking snapshots, you are filming a home movie, complete with sound. Later, all you have to do is connect your camera to your television set, and you can relive that moment as many times as you want. begin to dance. It’s a few of the great features those who buy CoolPix P80 cameras can enjoy. In fact, photography buffs will find that discovering each new feature, and learning to use it to its fullest, is part of the joy of owning this exceptional camera.

Digital Cameras&Digital Cameras&Digital Photography06 Aug 2009 07:23 pm

Being asked to be the photographer for a wedding is a big responsibility.If you are doing it as a favor, or if you are doing it as your profession, following these 5 tips will help you do the job right.

This tips are coming from first hand experience as a San Diego wedding photographer.You could be a seasoned pro, or you could be an amateur, but by following these tips, you will do the job smoothly without second guessing yourself.You will be ready for whatever may happen.

Our first tip is a simple thing you can do and that is to have the couple and the families go and make a shot list.  When the day is hectic and chaotic, this will help immensely when you are trying to get family and group shots later on in the day.Imagine how wonderful it will be to just go down your list and know that you aren’t leaving anything out.

The second tip on our list is to not delete any shots.  In this day and age of digital cameras, most photographers use them.Even though they are great, it is also tempting since it is so easy, to delete a shot.  Don’t even look at the previews.What you think may be a great photo, can differ widely in what the couple considers a great photo.You never know, they might like all those so called un “professional shots.

A third tip to consider is making sure you get candid shots.  A good wedding photographer will not just try and get the typical shots, like family group shots, wedding party shots, or your standard bride and groom.  But they will also try and capture the emotions of the day through the shots of all the people that were there.  And that includes some of the things that could go wrong, like a flower girl not making it all the way to the front, or the ring bearer dropping the rings.Every photo matters.

The fourth tip is which is often overlooked is to make sure you have several cameras and other equipment as backup.Do you even want to think of the horror of not being able to take any more shots of the wedding because of a broken camera.  Plan for anything that could go wrong.  Being prepared will help you avoid that uncomfortable moment of not having a working camera to capture the rest of the day.

Lastly, make sure to practice for your lighting. The difference between the lighting in the church and the outside reception can throw you a curve ball, so just practice for all different lighting situations. Think about seeing if you can go to the locations of the big day and look for the best spots to take pictures as well as study the lighting needs.

Doing these 5 tips will help you immensely.  It will prepare you for whatever might go wrong, it will prepare you for capturing what goes right, and it will prepare you to help contribute to this wonderful day by being the best photographer you can be.  Take it from my years of experience as a San Diego photographer.

Digital Cameras&Digital Cameras&Digital Photography06 Aug 2009 07:21 pm

Nikon has been a revered brand when it comes to photography the world over for a long period of time. Nikon has always been a trusted choice particularly among professional photographers. Now professional and amateur photographers alike have made Nikon a choice camera after the introduction of Nikon’s range of state of the art digital cameras.

Nikon digital cameras have been always associated with high quality imaging and this has provided them with a distinct edge in a highly competitive industry. Nikon has ensured that they have stayed abreast of the technological advances in the industry by introducing the latest features to hit the market and in fact pioneering some features.

The latest versions of Nikon digital cameras provide a complete range of automatic and manual exposure control. Advanced face detection features to capture faces that may be moving at any desired angle are a key feature in Nikon cameras. Nikon digital cameras also provide a fantastic zoom which provides tremendous flexibility to the photographer to capture a fantastic picture. Distortion control is another facility which enables professional photographers to adjust the level of distortion on the camera to achieve the desired effect on the image.

Nikon makes available a very wide range of predefined scene modes to dynamically attune to the image being captured and apply the advanced settings and provide a picture of the highest quality.

A high speed sports mode is an option available on many of the latest versions of Nikon digital cameras to capture rapidly changing moments. This can be applied to sports, wild life and many other scenarios where rapid capture plays an important role. The photographer may have to sacrifice quality for speed in this case, but Nikon makes sure that the capture is crystal clear despite a possible drop in resolution.

Nikon also provide exceptional software along with the camera to make adjustments post capture. This software enables several images to be seamlessly joined together making it look like a single capture. The software provided by Nikon is on par with any other software available in the market for post capture adjustments.

Nikon digital cameras have now focused on the look and feel aspects of their product in order to ensure that their customers portray style when carrying around and capturing images with their cameras. The cameras now come in various styles and sizes providing customers with choice and range greater than anything they’ve experienced before.

Nikon further places great emphasis on the user interface, menus and screen of the camera in order to ensure that photographers can use all available functionality with minimum or no assistance.

Nikon is a name synonymous with quality imaging and it continues to deliver over and above market expectations with their wide range of digital cameras.

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