Your Camera: DSLR, Point and Shoot or Film?

canon dslr

Personally I have a Canon DSLR that I’ve been using for around 6 months now. I purchased that camera when I realised that I’d like to get more involved with photography, to learn more about how to take really creative, high quality photographs. Prior to that I had Sony point and shoot cameras and used the camera on a Sony Ericsson K800i mobile phone, which was really quite good as a camera. It’s a long time now since I used a film camera but, I know that many professional photographers swear by them, even in this day of digital everything.

What type of camera do you use? Let us know in the comments, we’d love to know how you take your photographs and why you prefer the type of camera you use.

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Canon announce release of Powershot G1 X at CES

g1 x canon

Canon have announced the upcoming release of  a new model in the G-series line up, namely the PowerShot G1 X. During CES 2012, the camera company confirmed that the G1 X is coming soon and features include a 1.5″ 14.3 mega pixel CMOS Sensor, an optical viewfinder, 4x Zoom, 3.0 LCD and a variety of shooting modes usually only found on DSLR cameras. Features list below:

  • A newly developed Canon 1.5-inch, 14.3 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor combined with the DIGIC 5 Image Processor creates Canon’s HS SYSTEM for outstanding low-light performance up to ISO 12800.
  •     Full range of shooting and recording modes including 14-bit RAW + JPEG, as found in Canon DSLR cameras for the ultimate creative control.
  •     Shoot beautiful 1080p Full HD video in stereo sound with a dedicated movie button; zoom while shooting and play back videos on an HDTV via the HDMI output.
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Photograph Collection: Where’s The Doctor?

scarborough police box photo

Police telephone box in Scarborough, England. Still looking for Doctor Who.

Taken by Qubic.

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Photograph Collection: Ride to Nowhere

bike ride photo london

The London Mayor wants people to use bikes to get around London. Judging by the line of bikes here, not many people are actually going very far!

Taken by QuBic.

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Photo Hints and Tips: Take better photographs in a flash!

photo hints in a flash

Photography is such a pleasant hobby. Something about creating memories that will last a lifetime that makes photography feel really special. Photos can show the youthfulness and exuberance of those you have lost such things. The tips contained within this article will help you look at a photography in a whole new light. Apply these tips to take quality pictures that will mean something to you.

Instead of just grabbing shots as they happen, step up and give your subjects directions. Be courageous, and direct your subjects to do what you want them to do. You are taking an active part in your composition. This is the best way to gain experience with the kind of topics you are really interested in.

Choose what to focus on and what elements to include in your composition. High quality pictures will highlight a particular feature of the subject in your photo. You should avoid showing too much when taking a photograph. Instead of taking on single picture, take many pictures of a subject.

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