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Archive for October, 2006

What is EXIF?

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What is EXIF?

We hear so much about EXIF data, but not many people know how useful having the EXIF data can be.
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A Ghost In The Photo?

A Ghost In The Photo?

I received an interesting email last week from Jo-ann, a quite concerned subscriber…

“My family and my parents were camping at the Lower Sabie Camp in the Kruger National Park. There, at about 8pm, my mother took the attached photo, using automatic focus and the ‘night time’ setting on her camera.

“When we looked at the picture on the camera’s LCD screen, we noticed the
funny ‘squiggly’ light and figured it was a moth or something.
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Photographing Fall Colors

Photographing Fall Colors

Summer is over and the great part of the changing seasons is we can look forward to some great fall (autumn) season colors. Here are some tips to take some brilliant autumn leaves and scenery.
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Using Exposure Value (EV)

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Using Exposure Value (EV)

Almost all digital cameras have an Exposure Value (EV) Compensation setting. This setting is needed because the camera can sometimes make incorrect assumptions about the lighting of a photo. Changing the EV will make sure your photos are always correctly exposed.
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Shooting Panoramas

Shooting Panoramas

What is the Panoramic Format?

A Panoramic photo usually refers to an image with a width more than twice the height (2:1 aspect ratio). In other words, the image is a lot wider than it is tall. Panoramas are suited to landscapes or large vistas (like cityscapes).

Usually, panoramas are created by taking more than one image with your camera, and then stitching the images together using software.
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