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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

My Favourite photographers - Chase Jarvis...




Dear Friends,

I have started this series so this can inspire people like me who love photography… I will be continuously updating my blog with details about the photographers whose work admires me.. In a way i can say that I am a fan of such great photographers and their work inspires me a lot..


So today in this “My favourite Photographer” Series I will be sharing some information about ChaseJarvis.. In this short span of time when i am travelling the journey of learning photography, Chase was one of my biggest inspiration.. He is a commercial still photographer from US.



Below I have quoted few points about Chase so that all can benefit and enjoy his work..


1. Chase Jarvis is a commercial photographer who hails from Newzeland. Now he has his base setup in Seattle (US) and has offices around 6 countries in the globe.

2. Chase's client list include major brand names like Apple, Sandisk, Nike, Red bull, Volvo, Reebok, Mountain Dew, REI, Brooks, Microsoft, .

3. His commerical work includes sports, lifestyle & environmental photography. He is also passionate about Street, Nature and Landscape photography too..

4. He and his team was the group of people who tested Nikon slrs like D90 and D7000 before release.. Other words he & his team are official on-field marketing partners for Nikon DSLRs..

5. He is one among the few photographers in the world who has most number of followers (i mean in millions) in Internet.

I admire chase more not only because of the work he is does or for the pictures he takes but also because of the level of knowledge he shares with the world..

Below are some useful links...

His portfolio and other works are in his Website : http://www.chasejarvis.com/


He shares most of his work and behind the scenes from his work in this Blog: http://blog.chasejarvis.com/blog/


A small video about chase telling his own bio..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8mbMqQG314


Below is a youtube link from which you all can have tweak about chase as a person and the kind work he does..

Chase Jarivs interview part 1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqxYTHvW5zU


Chase jarvis interview part 2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Icx1KU4sM7c


I got benefitted by following his work and tips all these years, i hope this helps to you all too..

Please leave your comments/views about how useful was this post..If you have any doubts/questions, please leave a comment on this post or email me nathan.kv.2010@gmail.com and i will try to give the best answers..

Thanks for reading this post, hope this helps you all. Until my next post Happy Blogging..


Friday, August 20, 2010

WHAT IS A DSLR & HOW IT WORKS ??????

Hello Friends,

In this post i will give a brief explanation about how a DSLR works..



1. WHAT IS A DSLR ?
A digital single-lens reflex camera (digital SLR or DSLR) is a digital camera that uses a mechanical mirror system and pentaprism to direct light from the lens to an optical viewfinder on the back of the camera.

CANON EOS 1D Mark III - Popular DSLR among Professionals

The term DSLR generally refers to cameras that resemble 35 mm format cameras, although some medium format cameras are technically DSLRs.

DSLRs are gaining popularity now-a-days as most of the people are fed-up of using normal P&S cameras, they want to switch to DSLR for quality & many other features..

DSLRs are specially preferred by professional still photographers because they allow an accurate preview of framing close to the moment of exposure, and because DSLRs allow the user to choose from a variety of interchangeable lenses. Most DSLRs also have a function that allows accurate preview of the image through viewfinder before you take the picture.

2. Brief history of SLRs & Photography:


The word SLR stands for single lens reflex. Earlier days before the digital world we were using films. Film cameras are the cameras used by professional people on those days.. This concept applies same for now digital world...

No of pixels in a picture explains how much detail the image has. If a camera has high numbers in megapixels it can capture the image more details but this is used if you are going to print the image bigger. More MPs will give more quality so bigger print. Cameras with more MPs are more costly.

Earlier photographs were taken on metal plate coated with silver substance which darkens when exposed to light. Then films was introduced. they were popular in the market as they were portable and easy to use..

METAL FRAME (above) and Olden day camera (below)


1949 CONTAX S introduced the first SLR camera in which we can see through viewfinder the exact image which will be taken.




1959 Nikon introduced F series which used common 35mm film. This was small and convenient and having standard size of film. As film is standard 35mm we can get from anywhere..




Digital SLRs user specially consumer based was records image electronically instead of a film was in the digital rebel from canon (2003).




3. How you view a image in DSLRs?

You have mainly two parts in a SLR. The Lens, which is the camera's eye. Next is the body itself which has all the parts like viewfinder, image sensor, pentaprism, CMOS processor etc..

WORKING DIAGRAM OF DSLR

In the above diagram.. Light or image from outside comes through the lens (1) and hits the mirror (2). The mirror is kept exactly at 45 degrees so as it reflects light to the pentaprisim (7).. Light which reflects from mirror is projected on the matte focusing screen (5) via a condensing lens (6) to the pentaprism..




The pentaprisim is kept in such a angle that when light comes in it gets reflected to all sides and light is perfectly passed through the viewfinder or eyepiece(8).



4. How picture is taken in DSLRs?

Step by step pictorial explanation given below..






4. Digital World:

When the SLRs went digital they changed everything. Instead of recording the image on the film they recorded it on the small image chip or sensor. There is a separate CMOS image processor chip which process all the data and converts it into a printable image. The DSLRs' image processor writes the image onto a Memory card so we can save and erase as much as images we want. The technology in digital world has now advanced to HD videos too.

MEMORY CARD used in DSLRs


Image Processor Chip and Circuit



Image Sensor of a DSLR



5. Conclusion:

Yes, DSLRs are costly but i tell you they are worth it.. They offer high quality picture and a variety of image taking options for photographers. DSLRs are one of the intelligent and purpose full babies which are result of today's digital technology. If you are a person who is interested in photography or who wants to take photography as a career or you want a good leap from your normal Point & Shoot camera DSLRs are the right choice.



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If you have any doubts/questions, please leave a comment on this post or email me nathan.kv.2010@gmail.com and i will try to give the best answers..


Thanks for reading this post, hope this helps you all. Until my next post Happy Blogging..

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Best Websites - Digital camera Manufacturers & webites to check Prices / Buy Cameras


Hello Friends,

Below given is the list of, some of the best websites in the Internet where you check/compare prices of Digital Cameras. There is one more list below which gives you the links to different Digital Camera Manufacturers around the world. you can visit the Brand manufacturers site directly to check/compare details. If you want to see the prices or compare the prices or check some alternate camera brands with some great features below sites should come very handy to you..

There are over 20+ websites given below. All of them are direct links so click on them and enjoy.

1) List of websites to buy/check prices of Digital Cameras:

http://www.jjmehta.com/products/

http://www.priceindia.in/digital-camera/nikon-d3000-price-entry-level-affordable-dslr/

http://www.shopmania.in/shopping~online-digital-cameras.html

http://www.gadgetsguru.in/cameras/index.aspx

http://www4.shopping.com/xPP-digital_cameras

http://www.paulsphoto.com/index.html

http://www.samys.com/

http://www.smartshoppers.in/category/best-digital-cameras

http://www.pcworld.com/shopping/browse/category.html?id=10253&filter=%7Cvendors%5b%5d,CAN&tk=pcw_01_SHOP+CAMERAS+CANON+ALL+INTL&utm_source=Google-CPC&utm_medium=INTL&utm_content=Shopping&utm_campaign=SHOP+CAMERAS+CANON+ALL+INTL&utm_term=CANON+ALL


2:
List of websites of companies those Manufacturer Digital Cameras:

http://store.kodak.com/store/ekconsus/en_US/list/Digital_Cameras/categoryID.28887600

http://www.sony.co.in/section/home?referer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sony.net%2Felectronics%2F

http://www.pentaximaging.com/

http://www.samsungcamera.com/

http://www.fujifilmusa.com/products/digital_cameras/index.html

http://www.panasonic.com/

http://www.hp.com/united-states/business/products.html?jumpid=in_r2515_us/en/hho/ipg/psc404redirect-ot-xx-xx-/chev/

http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/cpg_digital.asp

http://www.casio.com/home/

http://kmbs.konicaminolta.us/eprise/main/MinoltaUSA/MUSAContent/CPG/CPGProducts?cname=dig

http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ProductCatIndexAct&fcategoryid=111

http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ProductCatIndexAct&fcategoryid=113

http://imaging.nikon.com/products/imaging/lineup/index.htm

http://www.nikon.co.in/


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Thanks for reading this post, hope this helps you all. Until my next post Happy Blogging..

Best Websites to Learn/Read About - PHOTOGRAPHY


Welcome Back,

I think many times what exactly is photography, from my small learning & experiences i can say it is not only the art of using/controlling Light but also a vision / imagination. Here by using the words vision / imagination i mean the thinking of the photographer because a photographer's thinking/imagination makes a difference between a artistic/beautiful Photograph and a mere snapshot. Photography is the most beautiful world, any one who has a interest can learn photography.

This post i am giving you all a chance to learn both basics and advanced Digital Photography. Below given is the list of, some of the best websites in the Internet where you can read & learn about Digital Photography or Photography in general. If you want to learn the basics or you want to go in learning some advanced photography topics below sites should come very handy to you..

There are close to 30 websites given below. All of them are direct links so click on them and enjoy.

http://www.photohowto.info/category/articles/digital-cameras

Please leave your comments/views about how useful was this post..

If you have any doubts/questions, please leave a comment on this post or email me nathan.kv.2010@gmail.com and i will try to give the best answers..

Thanks for reading this post, hope this helps you all. Until my next post Happy Blogging

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Best websites to read reviews about Digital Cameras $$$$$

Hello Friends,
After reading my earlier post and getting an idea of what type of camera is needed for you the next biggest search is to know the best places where you can read reviews of Digital cameras. Don't worry this post is the solution.

Below given is the list of, some of the best websites in the Internet where you can read & compare reviews of Digital Cameras. If you want to choose a digital camera, check the specs, read reviews/user comments about any digital camera below sites should come very handy to you..

There are over 20+ websites given below. All of them are direct links so click on them and enjoy.



Please leave your comments/views about how useful was this post..

If you have any doubts/questions, please leave a comment on this post or email me nathan.kv.2010@gmail.com and i will try to give the best answers..

Thanks for reading this post, hope this helps you all. Until my next post Happy Blogging

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

A Simple Guide for Buying Digital Camera

Hello All,

              This topic deals with some basic and quick tips to choose your Digital Camera. I am very much aware that there are millions of guides in the Internet but the below guide is a result of my own searches / experiences in the Digital world..

Please Note : This Guide is focused on audiences who are new to the Digital Photography world.. I will be publishing a separate guide to buy Digital SLR for those who are interested in photography ..

Introduction:
                           
                               Digital camera was a comfort those days but now it has become a necessity. A digital camera is not only essential to capture the moments of life but also helps you in recalling those old memories when you need them. It has become a important gadget today and part of your daily life.

                               Buying a Digital camera has always been a hectic exercise which each of us take. We get to know a lot from our friends and relatives. We see lot of ads and promotions about camera in Internet and also we have our own likings. All these points to-gather makes us confuse. As you all know the digital world has plenty of advantages one such thing is we can erase & re-write images any number of times so you have to choose the one which suits you the best.

                              Below are some important tips/point which you need to take into consideration before buying a digital camera ..

1) Purpose or What is your requirement:

                              This is one of the important points to be noted as what is the purpose/reason for you buying a digital camera. There can only three types of requirement/purpose (according to me)

a) You require / need this camera to be with you always to capture your moments in life and make it as your memories for future. Like Weddings, Outings, Tour etc..

b) You are interested in photography so more than capturing moments in life, you need to do something more like learning photography etc...

c) You have a serious interest in photography and want to pursue photography as your profession, if not now may be down the line in some years.

Please analyze and try to fit yourself in any of the above 3 points then read the below results.

If you feel that point (a) suits you more, then you should definitely go for an normal P&S camera. [P&S = Point & Shoot]

If you feel that point (b) suits you more, then you should go in search of an entry level DSLR to suit your need & interest.

If you feel that point (c) suits you more, then you can either buy a entry level DSLR or a semi - professional DSLR..

2) What is your Budget:

                              A very important point to consider is your budget, how much you can or you are ready to afford to buy a digital camera because even if you have interest in photography your budget plays a important role. DSLR cameras will leave a big mark in your pocket and i advise/request everyone not to go for DSLRs until you have a concrete interest/passion in photography.

                                If you want to go for a P&S price ranges will start from very low 5,000 (INR) or you can buy a decent P&S camera for somewhere around 8 to 10k INR. If you want to go for a DSLR minimum you have to shell out somewhere around 30k. Please note this price approximate, you may even get less than this price also there are plenty of options in black market to get those cameras without warranty. it is a bit risky though.

3) Mega-pixels are just for attraction:
                               
                               Please don't go for cameras which has more megapixels like 12mp, 13mp or 15mp etc.. These are just to attract buyers. Actually what megapixel does or how it is useful can be described in simple as image size. The more and more pixels you have the more and more bigger & clearer your image will be when you do a digital print out. Big digital banner printings are done for commercial purpose like advertisements, promotions etc..We don't need that kind of MPs as we don't want to do commercial photography..
Frankly speaking a camera with 8 to 10MP can do wonders in digital world so don't fall into the traps for the marketing strategies set by camera manufacturers..

 4) Zoom - Optical or Digital zoom:

                              Again this comes to an important part when you need to decide optical zoom or digital zoom because now-a-days we get these attractive ads which make us fool. Before we take a decision on this we need to know the difference between optical and digital zoom.

                                An optical zoom say 8x, 9x, 10x means, you can go that much closer to your subject rather than do a post processing of magnifying your subject and then use software to crop the image. In optical zoom your lens moves closer to magnify the subject so even if you stand far from the subject your lens takes you close to the subject.

                                 On the other hand digital zoom means, you capture fewer pixels and magnifies those into big ones so ultimately you will get lots of dots as you zoom more in digital..

                                 If you ask me to vote between optical / digital zoom, i recommend optical zoom should be your deciding factor..

5) An Overview of Technical Specs:

                             Rather than going by what is stated in bold or stylish letters in the ads, i recommend to read the technical specs yourself and try to analyze them with the help of Internet, friends etc.. Below is some of the important features about them..


          a) Sharpness/quality of Image: Normally image quality or sharpness depends up on how good/big the image sensor is in your camera. Of-course you can choose your image sensor but i recommend you to read the specs of your camera choices and find out which one is big/good image sensor.


          b) Memory/Storing :  Analyze the memory type which you want to choose for your camera. Most commonly Digital camera's these days use SD (secure digital) or SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity). SDHC offers high storage capacities but storage alone is not important thing in Cameras. You should also consider about other important thing that is read/write access. This simply means how much time your camera takes to read an image or write an image.

                                           Most recently we have MicroSD or MicroSDHC cards which are very smaller in size then the earlier ones.. Normally i see in the professional camera world people use Sandisk. They provide good storage size and read/write speed..

          c) Batteries / Power : Cameras normally use AA batteries. Most of them use 2 or 4. Obviously we have all of them are rechargeable. Recently even P&S cameras come with Li-ion batteries (Lithium- ion). These batteries give more life and more shots.. As everyone knows that Digi cams today should not only support Flash but also should provide power to high quality LCD screen which we use so choose the one which gives you better power support.


          d) Avoiding Shake - IS: IS is Image Stabilization. This actually means that when you take pictures by holding your camera in Hand many times you will essentially end up in shaking the camera, ultimately this gives a blurred picture. Imagine there is important moment in life when you make the click and the picture is very blurred, very odd right so to avoid this we have a technology named IS so please make sure your camera posses this.. On the other hand in professional photography using a DSLR, everyone will use tripod there is no need of IS feature. [A tripod is more like a stand with three legs to hold your camera and avoid shake]


          e) Menus & controls: Go through and explore the menus and controls which you have in any camera you want to buy so that you can understand what it really offers. Does it have different shooting modes like Portraits, landscapes, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait etc.. Does it gives option to take different shots in different lighting.

          f) Handling Videos: Today's digital cameras will surely have this video recording capacity. When you need more videos to be taken consider some points like zoom, autofocus & storage etc because all these features will affect video recording capabilities of your camera. The more preference your camera gives for these features the more quality will be your video recording.


6) Quick look on accessories:

                               Make sure you check what you get with camera. I mean all the accessories which comes inbuilt with the camera kit. This is important because you don't want to end up spending money for buying these accessories after spending an huge amount for buying your camera. Some of the common accessories which comes with digital cameras are camera pouch/bag, rechargable batteries, battery charger, USB connectivity cables, Software CDs etc..

7) Which brand to choose:

                               Ultimately this is a million dollar question in everyone's mind "Which brand should i choose". There are plenty of brands available in the market some of the best brands are Canon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic, Samsung, Fujiflim, Olympus, Kodak, HP, Sanyo, Toshiba etc.. Try to analyze with the above given factors from some popular brands like Nikon, Canon, Sony, Olympus, Kodak etc. Figure out some four or five models which have some good features and which satisfies your budget then choose the one which is best for you..

8) Conclusion:

                                 Please make sure you read/check some reviews about the few cameras models which you like and choose the best one of them. At the end of the day after reading this and browsing on Internet you should be able to select the best digital camera which suits you after all this is just buying what you like and definitely not rocket science..


If you have any doubts/questions, please leave a comment on this post or email me nathan.kv.2010@gmail.com. I will try to give the best answers..


Thanks for reading this post, hope this helps you all. Until my next post Happy Blogging

Thursday, April 29, 2010

My Photography Gear

Hello Friends,

I am back with a new topic "My Photography Gear".

I had interest in photography for more than 3 years but now it has become my passion. Previously i was using a Nikon P&S digital camera soon i found out the interest which i have in taking pictures. I thought of buying a Digital-SLR.

I did research for many months in Internet & through my friends. Finally i decided to get a very basic and entry level Digital-SLR for me, Since i am not going to do professional photography as of now, entry level DSLR should work wonders. There are many competitions from different brands of SLRs. Frankly speaking both Nikon, Canon & Sony are equally good Brands..

I Finally chose Canon EOS 1000D as my first Digital SLR. It comes with a Kit lens of 18-55mm. As far as accessories, i bought a LCD & Viewfinder cover, UV filter for the Lens, External Flash (this is needed if you need to go beyond the coverage area of your built-in flash) and of-course Tripod (Tripod - according to me it should be a part of your SLR but manufacturers don't give it away as a set so i bough it separately). Camera bag was from Lowepro. (I decided this very early because Lowepro is the best in camera bags and this brand is specially used by many professionals around the world)

In Near Future: I am planning to buy couple of lenses to add to my kit. May be a Canon 70-300mm..

Below are some images of Canon EOS 1000D.
1) This is the all-round view
2) These are the view of camera with additional Battery-Pack.
3 & 4 ) These are views of how the camera will fit in your hand.

































Thanks for reading this post. Until my next post, Happy Blogging..
With Regards
- Nathan_kv

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Jai Shri Ram - My first post

Hi all,

What should be my first post was a big question which made me to think. At-last i decided that i would post the reason for me starting the blog.

To be frank, i am very new to this blog but i am very much interested in sharing things with others so i found this blog to be a effective way of reaching others.

In the forth-coming posts you can expect the below topics

1. spirituality
2. photography
3. Travel
4. IT Related
5. Current Affairs

Thanks for reading this post, hope to see you soon.. Until then Happy Blogging..