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More and more people are taking up photography as a hobby, thanks to advancing technology that means it’s easier to get better shots than ever before. It’s clear to see why photography has such a pull; it’s an art form in itself and yet does not require much talent to produce something that can still be considered special. If you want to take this a little more seriously, though, you may be wondering if you need to buy expensive equipment to produce good photographs. The short answer is, no. But there’s a longer answer too…
The Drawbacks of Expensive Equipment
While DSLR cameras provide excellent shots, they can be very pricey. Not only that, for the inexperienced photographer, using a DSLR can be confusing with the many available settings and customizations. As a complete newbie, investing in an expensive DSLR right away may not be the best idea.
In fact, you might even find that shots that would come out fine on a cheap camera can be completely ruined if you mess with the settings the wrong way on a DSLR! Of course, it’s all part of the learning process, but for a complete beginner the sheer range of settings can be very intimidating, and even tedious to consider with every different situation.
It’s also worth considering that if you decide that photography isn’t your hobby of choice after all, a DSLR camera is a very expensive gadget if you never use it!
So What’s the Best Way to Get Started?
The best way to get started in photography is to first get a sense of what it’s about. To do this, you just need to learn how to handle a regular camera first and experiment with basic settings. An inexpensive point and shoot should suffice. Many people nowadays learn the basics on the smartphones! Even without a technically great camera, it’s still possible to learn a lot about what makes good photography.
Start by carrying your point and shoot (or smartphone) with you everywhere, and taking the time to practice your skills whenever you see something even just slightly interesting. Start with the basic settings and think more about the composition of the image. If you have time, make subtle changes to the settings and see what difference it makes.
Photography is about developing the eye first, even before you understand what all the settings on a DSLR camera even means. For this, a cheap camera will work just as well as an expensive one. That’s not to say you should never consider a DSLR camera, however, and it’ll be a fantastic investment once you’re ready. But, for now, just get started with what you have, or what you can easily get your hands on!by Read More
When printing, the worst thing that can happen is that the true colors don’t come through. If the subject is a fruit basket, you want the image to look rich, juicy and lifelike. Not washed out. The apples should be red, bananas should be yellow, grapes should be green and the oranges should be just that – orange. The brighter the color, the harder it is to get an accurate print. There are a few steps you can take within the process to ensure a clear color.
Choose a quality source for ink, like Canon printer ink. The color is rich and doesn’t run. No matter what paper source or equipment you use, you get a good image every time.
RGB Vs. CMYK
When combined RGB (red, blue, green) creates white. It also works better for scanners, digital cameras and computer monitor settings. RGB has larger gamut and more saturation for richer color. CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, and key) on the other hand, creates black when combined. It’s more efficient for commercial printing. RGB prints bright vibrant colors best on a small scale such as stickers, while CMYK may wash them out. Neons, oranges and some blues won’t print true to color in CMYK, no matter how many ways you try to adjust the settings.
Take the time to learn the color settings in the software you’re using. They usually tell you how to set the color mode, choose the file formats, and adjust according to project. Read the directions, adjust the settings and do some test runs before you start printing projects. Canon ink cartridges do an automatic test print when you insert the cartridge into the printer to ensure quality images, so don’t be afraid to do small test prints until you get the result you want.
Most software programs have some kind of color guide to help you. Pantone, the leading authority on color, usually offers a Pantone Process Color Guide that walks you through the process. It also offers a wide range of colors for you to use without having to mix them yourself.
What’s Your Project?
Think about what type of project you’re doing. Animation, digital pictures, abstract art, fall color schemes, or spring color stories; all require different ranges of colors. Dark animation or fall color schemes may require more washed out dark color that can be achieved with CMYK settings. But spring color stories with a touch of bright fresh neons may require RGB settings for clarity.
No matter what result you’re trying to achieve it’s up to you to acquire the knowledge to bring your project to completion. Images can be as true to life as you want, and memories can be preserved true to the moment.by Read More
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