Archives for September 2008

Flash – Controlling the Direction of Light

by David L. Tong If you’re new to flash, please read my previous flash-related articles here, here, and here, before proceeding to simplify your learning process. Before we begin, this article will only benefit users of external flash guns that will allow you to tilt, swivel, and rotate your flash head such as a Canon […]

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Flash – Color Correction Using Color Gel Filters

by: David Tong Different light sources have different color wavelengths, as you probably realized, sunsets give you an orangy light, while twilight and dawn gives you a bluish light. With artificial lights, the same thing occurs, tungsten/incandescent/halogen lights are warmer (more red) in color while fluorescent is bluer. The incredible human eyes does not see […]

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Shedding Light on Flash – Part 2

by David Tong Continued from my previous article, Shedding Light on Flash – Part 1. I discussed about using flash to lift up shadows in high contrast scenes and how to the camera’s exposure and the flash’s exposure are separate in my previous post. Now we’ll provide some short examples on how to control flash […]

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Review – Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

A Full Frame Camera’s Best Walk Around Lens I wrote a review for the venerable Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM a few weeks ago and I got quite a few responses defending the lens and questioning my for the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM over the former. It seems like lot of folks also ignored my […]

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Useful Photography Tips for Beginners – Take Awesome Photographs Easily

Tips on how to take special photos from your pocket digital point-and-shoot camera.

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Should I Buy an External Flash or Get a Fast Lens?

Why you should consider getting an external flash first before anything else For many new photography enthusiasts, upgrading to a fast 2.8 zoom lens will be their first priority and their main reason is for low-light shooting capabilities. There’s nothing wrong with that, it’s a legitimate, worthwhile investment for those who can afford it and […]

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Review – Canon EF 24-70mm F/2.8L USM

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM – A professional’s workhorse zoom lens I’ve been contemplating on the all-too-common Canon user dilemma – should I get the EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM or the 24-105mm F/4L IS USM? The former is a faster lens but the latter has more reach and 3-stop image stabilization. Price is lesser of […]

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