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Depends on what you are shooting - most subjects will look best in natural light - a strobe unit can be used for macro shots.
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What is the best camera for outdoor photography?

I use a Canon 5D with the 24-105 lens and the results are most gratifying. Jim Answer If you're an amateur, a point and shoot camera (like Olympus D-550) is best. Just put it on Auto or P[rogram mode]and fire away. Better if it's digital with plenty of memories, since you don't have to buy films. Just shoot and shoot and delete those that you don 't want. And if you want to tinker with the picture later, load the free version of Photoshop (element) and start from there. If you're an advance novice who don't want to carry a lot of equipment and need an outside flash, a compact camera, like Olympus SP-350, is a good choice. It's no bigger than your hand. Don't forget to bring tripod. Best time to shoot outdoors (landscape) is just before sunrise or just after sunset when lighting is more diffused. Use directional flash if you want some fill lighting. If you want to shoot at landmarks that have been shot-to-death (like; Eiffel tower, Lincoln memorial, etc,}, you'll get more dramatic effect if you shoot them when no one else would dare shoot them, like after a storm, at night, or overcast weather. Of course these requires technique and tripod. Hint; look at the photos in National Geographic magazine and try to study the techniques of the Pros. Answer Digital cameras are very different than using film cameras, but both have auto settings. If you are a pro, then this question is irrelevant, but for amateurs, then good name-brand point and shoots are what you need. Tony

What camera is the best for photography?

An enthusiast can start with a camera which offers at least control of fundamental variables like aperture, shutter speed, ISO, white balance, flash (on/off).. Later on one can go full steam with purchase of Digital SLR and lenses.

Why is light important in photography?

if you're trying to take a photo of something, and you don't have enough light, it won't turn out because the light balance and aperture settings have to match up ( if you're using a film camera) if you're using a digital, hello, flash?!

The best cameras used for photography?

There is no single "best" camera. First, please see the answers to the questions, "Which is the best professional camera," and, "Do all cameras produce the same image quality?" Those related questions are both referenced below so you can just click on them. They will answer a lot of questions without repeating them here. If you're in the market for a camera, proceed with caution as cost does not necessarily equal quality. Everyone thinks they want the "best" camera, but best for you and best for me are two different things. If you initially buy "too much" camera and can't work it, it's not the best - for you. Any camera that works at all is as capable of taking wonderful pictures as awful ones (and beauty is always in the eye of the beholder). Some of the great names such as Nikon, Canon and Pentax can be blown away by some of the lesser known (see Consumer Reports), but everything is relative. Do lots of homework. Lens quality is always huge, but if you're thinking digital be careful about falling for the Megapixel Myth. More can be less. As you cram more megapixels into the same size sensor, you may degrade sharpness. I think 10 mpx in a small point-and-shoot is about the maximum, and even that may not be as sharp as, say, a 6 mpx (but you can get bigger enlargements from a 10 mp).

Why do they use red lights for photography?

Red, or more often amber filtered lamps of low wattage are used in print darkrooms because the photo sensitive materials used in printing are usually not sensitive to red or amber (red/orange) light. These lights are called "safe" lights, and allow the printer to see as s/he works. (There are some photographic films, notably x-ray films, which are also not red sensitive and may be developed under red safelight.) The earliest photosensitive materials were "monochromatic," meaning that they were sensitive only to one color of light, which was blue. They were green and red "blind." Later, the addition of certain chemicals to the emulsions made them "orthochromatic;" sensitive to both green and blue, but still not to red light. This characteristic allowed early photographers to use red filters over their windows or in their "dark tents" in the field so they could see what they were doing. Eventually, the inventors added still more chemicals to the emulsions to make them "panchromatic;" that is, sensitive to all colors of light, which remains true for most negative materials and all color emulsions to the present day. These must for the most part be handled in total darkness, but it's not such a challenge as you might think. Just imagine being blind. Blind people do very well in total darkness all their lives. But since most black and white printing papers do not need to be either very fast or sensitive to red light, a reddish or orange color safe light may be used to make life easier in the print room. When the multigrade printing papers were introduced in the 1970's, the sensitivity shifted and the safelights had to be both dimmer and a more orange color to avoid fogging the paper. A tip: If you're setting up a print room, know that there is no such thing as a truly "safe" light. Any safelight will fog your paper if it's too close or the wrong color, and safelight filters fade with time and can degrade your images without your noticing. Never expose paper to safelight except when you are ready to use it. Limit the exposure of the remaining paper to safelight. Keep it in its original package or in a special box called a "paper safe." A popular test for safelight "safety" is to make a print exposure (an initial exposure to white light from the enlarger is necessary to hypersensitize the paper). Place the sheet of exposed paper on the bench near your developer tray and cover most of it with an opaque card. With the safelights turned on, slide the card down the exposed print at timed intervals of up to, say, five minutes, then develop the sheet in total darkness. When the test sheet is in the fixer you can look at it in white light. If you see any striping across the image where the paper was uncovered, you are getting safelight fogging at that interval and may need to reduce the wattage, change the filters, move the safelights further from the paper, or all of the above. You may not get fogging at one minute but it may show up at two or three minutes. I used to insist on absolute safety for a safelight exposure of up to five minutes since I developed my papers always for three full minutes.

What types lights are used in photography?

I prefer white lightning lights by the Paul Buff company. All my photographers use them. http://www.white-lightning.com/

What are some outdoor photography facts?

shade if it's too bright light if it's dark Sun does not count as light!

Challenges and advantages of outdoor photography?

Natural lighting has a beautiful affect but is often not bright enough or too bright.

What does light have to do with photography?

If you are taking pictures in a room with low light, the pictures will turn out worse. Pictures with good lighting come out better. Many cameras have different settings that allow you to take better pictures in low lights conditions.

Which lighting technique in portrait photography?

If you are planning indoor or outdoors for a shot, lighting in portrait photography has a vital role. Pay much attention to what you use when you shoot inddorsLow key light evoke feelings of mystery or somberness. Bluish or pinkish light are typical of mornings, while reds and yellows are considered as reminiscent of sunsets.You can use lampshades, specialty lights or sunlight in order to give that extra look. Side lights, back lights and silhouettes can be used for dramatic effects. They can be used to conceal certain features. Also make sure you experiment with the filters that come with your camera. The filters are great too. Hope this helps.

What is the best lens for sports photography?

For me the best lens you could buy for this purpose is the Nikon 70-200mm f/4G ED VR Nikkor Zoom Lens. It's a Nikon lens built for a Nikon camera and is: • Lightweight and portable at just 29.3 oz and a mere 7.0-in. long • Optimized for capturing high-quality stills and HD videos on both FX- and DX-format cameras • Nikon's high-performance f/4 fixed aperture zoom lens If you want more information there are 34 owner reviews on this website for the USA http://amzn.to/14IigCR or here for the UK http://amzn.to/11Sa51k If this lens is not for you then there are more lens options here for the USA http://amzn.to/11QMU8W or here for the UK http://amzn.to/10nLEG6 along with owner reviews. The Nikon 70-200mm f/4G ED VR Nikkor Zoom Lens is in stock at the moment, but I'm not sure if stocks will last for much longer at this great price - the price is heavily discounted on the UK site! Good luck.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of light in photography?

I'm going out on a limb, but it seems the only possible disadvantages of light in photography are an improper intensity, amount, quality of diffusion or source position of it, unless you are using photographic materials to capture EMR (electromagnetic radiation) outside of the visible spectrum.

What type of light is best in photography?

I would definitely say natural. Indoor/fluorescent light doesn'tlook very good in pictures, so natural/outside is by far the best.The best time to take pictures is early morning or early eveningwhen the sun isn't completely out and powerful yet. The above answer is great but I would like to add the following forthose who are not just interested in capturing the moment. Inphotography you can use both ambient light and artificial lightingto create the effect you want...there is no "best" light. Don't beafraid to experiment. Bracket a shot with a variety of lighting,f-stops, shutter speeds and focuses to see what comes out. Most ofall, create. My answer would be it depends on the subject matter and the way youwant to render it. Assuming film is the medium, overhead naturallighting is usually the worst choice for portaiture - especially ifit is sunny. Early morn or late evening will add yellow to skintones if something like an 82A filter is not used. Diffuse skylightwould be better when mixed with frontal fill in flash, but frontalskylight would be best (like what you'd get if standing under acanopy). However, contrast usually makes for good B&Wphotographs - unless it's portraiture, in which case I'd stillprefer the frontal skylight. Scenery is another matter altogether -early morning or late evening can produce some wonderful results.

Which is the Best institute for photography in India?

There are not many institutes/colleges which offer a full time degree or diploma in photography. The one that i know is NICC - National institute of creative communication, Bangalore. They have a one year focused PG diploma in photography which carries high value in European region because of its affiliation with ELIA. They are also the official Canon Pro center in Bangalore making them official training center for Canon. With ample of guiding experience behind them and latest know how in the field of photography they can impart extremely focused training in photography.

What is a fill light in photography?

A light source that "fills in" or lightens shadow areas often created by the main light source without causing the main light source to "blow out" the highlights.

What is the best book for begginers about photography?

The manual that comes with your camera or down load the manual from the appropriate website.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of studio and outdoor photography?

The advantage to studio photography is control of your environment. You control the lighting, the props & the background. There will be no too dark shadows, squinting from sunlight, errant breezes messing hair styles or bugs. It will not be too hot or too cold or raining & your client can change clothes more easily. It is also easier to corral young children. The disadvantages to studio photography are space & location. Large or active groups can be difficult to set up in a limited space. Pets can be intimidated or not housebroken. Sometimes clients have a specific location or idea that cannot be achieved in the studio. The advantage to outdoor photography is location. Your studio can be almost anywhere. It is more convenient for large groups. You can move & pose swiftly which is good for families with active children. Props such as cars, motor cycles, large pets or livestock can be worked with better outdoors. The disadvantage to outdoor photography is lack of control of your environment. Rain, snow, too many clouds, sun too bright, too windy...all can cause problems with an outdoor shoot. You have to anticipate your needs & carry all your equipment with you. You have to work quickly due to constantly changing conditions such as weather, angle of the sun or other people at the location who can get in the way.

What is bottom light in photography?

The spatial position of light refers to the direction of light relative to the subject. Assuming that the object is facing the camera, from where is the light striking the object? It can be any of these: - Front - Back - Side - Top, or - Bottom Top and Bottom light both of these types of lighting are really just variations of side lighting. However, their impact is different. Bottom lighting is when the light is placed below the object and is directly pointing up. If you've ever held a flashlight below your face to tell a scary story, you were using bottom lighting. The shadows created by bottom light feel eerie for a reason -- this is the most unnatural light. Very few examples of bottom lighting exist in the natural world. Very few examples exist in the art world as well.

What is the best camera out there for freelance photography?

You're going to be wanting a very versatile camera that can be used in every situation, so you're going to have to look at something like the canon 7d, or 1dmkiv, or if you look at the nikon range, you could look at the new d7000, or the d3s. Of course all this depends on your budget, and lest we forget about lenses, you WILL need: a 24-70 f2.8, a 70-200 f2.8, And a 50mm f1.4, that way you have every possble aspect covered, ensuring maximum image quality, and more importantly customer satisfaction :) you could wait for the new Sony a77, which is set to blow the roof off the camera Market, with rumored ISO's up to 200000 :O

What is the best computer for photography?

Apple Macintosh computers have a reputation for being the best computers for photography. However, whether you choose Mac or PC, equip your machine with as much memory (RAM) and hard disk space as you can afford. Programs like Photoshop use significant memory, and the RAW file format requires a lot of hard disk space. Also, whether Mac or PC, consider a laptop for tethering.

Why light is heart of photography?

I'm not going to bother typing up a lot for this because it sounds like an essay question for your class. Just look at it this way, photography is literally the act of recording light. That's both its scientific and artistic definition. This is like asking why sound is important in music.

What are the best places to look at for outdoor lighting?

Home Depot, Lowes, landscapelight would be my top three choices. At times you may find one of those circulars for Home Depot or Lowes that have the discount card good for any purchase. All three places have a wide variety of selections for your outdoor lighting needs.

What is the best type of lighting for the outdoor patio?

The best outdoor lighting for your own is really a matter of personal preference. The best lighting for soft glow on your patio is solar powered twinkle lights.

What are the best Christmas light for outdoors?

There are lots of companies making great outdoor Christmas lights, though Vickerman is often reviewed as one of the most reliable. Make sure the lights you buy are indeed rated for outdoor use, or they could short out if exposed to water.

Where are the best photography schools?

The New York Institute of Photography is a very prestigious photography school. However, your location may be a factor. It's best to look into what is affordable and works for your location.

What is the best photography house in Bangladesh?

I'm not sure about who or which the "best" is right now, but I know someone named "Iftekhar". He may not be the best, but he's really good with his camera ...! I got my bridal photo session done by him & I loved it. My friend got his personal portrait photo session done by him, he loved it as well. Iftekhar is good enough... at-least that's what I can say about his photography works :-)

How lighting is important in photography?

Lighting is very important, especially in portrait photography. But anyways lighting can help with any picture you take, it can change a whole perspective, it can give you a shadow, it can make day into night! :P You wouldn't want a picture that's too dark that you can't see anything right? Well lighting can help give life to the darkness of your pictures, or for example your outside and you want your subject to have a shadow, lighting can make that possible! It can help or hurt how you want you picture to be. You want your picture to look its best and lighting can help that :) I hope this helps!

What is the best photography studio in California?

The best photography studios in California are as follows based on categories. We Shoot Ya Photography is voted the best studio for creative portraits. Linnea Lenkus is recommended for professional photos and Santa Clarita for wedding/maternal. Hope this is helpful.

Where is the best photography school?

The Art Institute, Brooks Institute of Photography, and the International Academy of Design and Technology are some of the best art-centered schools in the US. If you're looking for a more traditional college experience, the University of Illinois at Urbana, NYU, Purdue, and the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor are some of the best universities for photography.

What are the different outdoor lighting available in the market Why and which manufacturer produce the best out door lighting?

Types of outdoor lights are pathway light, bollard light and underwater lights etc. According to my experience Havells Sylvania is manufacturing best lighting products. Their products are long lasting, cost effective & consumes less energy.

Where is the best place to get outdoor party lights?

IKEA is a very well known warehouse that is inexpensive and has a very wide variety of everything needed for indoors and ourdoors.

How is the best way do Bokeh Photography?

Buy a lens with a very large aperture (50mm f/1.4 or larger) and open it up all the way.

What is the best way to keep your outdoor Christmas lights untangled?

Several companies offer Christmas light storage devices. Reels or buckets are the typical answers to keeping lights from tangling. If the lights are rolled neatly, it is much easier to unroll them without tangling.

What does available light mean in photography?

It involves using the light that is available instead ofover-riding or supplementing it with electronic flash.

What are considered the best outdoor Christmas lighting displays?

The best outdoor Christmas lighting display is considered to include tree lights, chandeliers, drop lights, pillar lights, with flashing a static light displays.

What is the best kind of power source for outdoor lighting?

A generator is the best kind of power source for outdoor lighting because it works regardless if the electricity does or not. It's also very portable, and cost-efficient.

What are light meters used for in photography?

Light meters are used in photography to find out the rate of exposure. This tells you if you need to use a flash or not and how the picture will come out.

Where can photography lighting equipment be purchased from?

There are many websites and stores that offer photography lighting equipment for sale. A few of these website are Amazon, Tube Tape, The LA Shop and even from eBay.

What's the most popular outdoor photography magazine?

There are many popular outdoor photography magazines. However, there is one that stands out as the best. This magazine is titled "Outdoor Photographer".

What is the best outdoor patio lighting system for a large yard?

There are several good outdoor patio lighting systems for a large yard. Some great outdoor patio lighting options are, pineapple torches, regent torches, and pro series solar lights.

Where can one learn about outdoor photography?

One can learn about outdoor photography from professional photographers. One can also learn about it from Outdoor Photographer, Learn Outdoor Photography, Bright Hub, and many other websites.

Where can on purchase photography lighting kits?

People can purchase photography lighting kits at amazon. They have all kinds of photography lighting kits, for example, the cowboy studio photography or also called as Video Portrait Umbrella Continuous Triple Lighting Kit.

What are the benefits of photography studio lighting?

Lighting can make or break a photograph. It sets the mood, can accentuate certain things and hide or diminish other things. Styles of lighting can soften or sharpen and harden a look. Any actor is quite aware of this fact, and becomes fast friends with the lighting director.

How many lights using in photography?

The number of lights used in photography varies based on the subject and the overall conditions. On an average shoot, a photographer will typically be using between 2 and 4 lights to give the best results.

Where is the best place to put an outdoor motion sensor lighting?

The best places to put an outdoor motion sensor lighting are usually the places where one goes by in the night, such as the way from the garage to the frontdoor.

How do you make a photography light box?

Take a large carton and cut out rectangles from the top, bottom, and the two longer sides. Tape white paper towel over all the holes except the top one. Use white paper to make a drape that extends the length of the box. Use a reading lamp for the light source.

How is visible light used in photography?

In much the same way as sound is used in music, food is used in cooking, and soil is used in agriculture.

Where can you find a outdoor lighting for outdoor exploration and emergency lighting?

Coincidentally, I am an outdoor adventure enthusiast who have similar troubles to yours,for us participating in regular outdoor activities, we urgently need those with strong lighting endurance and good at resisting water and dust, portable flashlights is better,but not best Fortunately with my some outdoor-loving friend's recommendation, I chose the portable rechargeable LED floodlight, which is known excellent features of waterproof and dustproof and 3 to 4 hours of continuous light,moreover,it is compact and designed with handle and so that it can be carried freely,more perfectly, it can fully qualified outdoor travel and adventure and emergency lighting and other lighting after being charged, it is the essential lighting tools for each of our outdoor travel team, thanks to one of the team engaged in lighting design, and we gained it from a LED lighting provider specializing in high-quality and affordable LED lighting, you can visit Lisida lighting to learn more detailed features of this portable rechargeable LED floodlight.

What are the release dates for Georgia Outdoors - 1992 Outdoor Photography - 10.7?

Georgia Outdoors - 1992 Outdoor Photography - 10.7 was released on: USA: 15 January 2000

What is soft lighting in photography?

Soft Light is a Process of diffusing the flash or external lightwith the help of a white box or umbrella, this kind of techniquehelps in getting a nice even lightning on the object.