Photography Bits and Pieces

I hope you enjoyed the extra edition of “Bits and Pieces”.  I just couldn’t wait to share the links with you.

Anyways, here the official weekly edition of “Bits and Pieces”. Great links, tips and that hopefully will get that camera out and shoot pictures.

Street Photography:

http://petapixel.com/2015/07/21/pov-street-photography-on-the-sidewalks-of-chicago/

Equipment Review on the Sigma 24-35mm f2 Lens:

http://petapixel.com/2015/07/21/review-sigmas-24-35mm-f2-art-is-like-a-prime-lens-that-zooms/

I believe in the 35mm Camera Lens article: 

http://petapixel.com/2013/05/16/the-top-8-reasons-why-im-a-big-believer-in-35mm-lens-photography/

Stock Photography:

Want to know about making money from your photography? Take a look at both links, very useful info to help you on your way:

http://www.shutterstock.com/blog/how-to-avoid-a-visual-noise-rejection

http://www.shutterstock.com/blog/19-common-newbie-submission-mistakes-you-can-easily-avoid

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In England

Now in England for the annual vacation, weather is not so good. Cold and wet is the order of the day. Anyways nice to be back to visit family and friends.

Took a walk to an old part of the village where I grew up, “Cut Throat Lane”. When I was a youngster my friends and I used to take a our bikes up to the lane and ride up and down the hills. What fun and a excitement. The lane is a bridle-path for horses and walkers to enjoy the countryside. The lane is now very overgrown and has changed considerably. No more bikes are able to be ridden.

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This is the view down the lane.

 

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Erawan Shrine

A few months ago I was visiting Bangkok and of course the camera was red hot from the daily clicking of the shutter. On this occasion I decided to visit the famous religious shrine at the Ratchaprasong intersection of Ratchadamri Road in Pathum Wan district of Bangkok, to take pictures of the people and the shrine during the day.

Below is taken from Wikipedia, just to give you a little insight.

The Erawan Shrine (Thai: ศาลพระพรหม, San Phra Phrom) is a Hindu shrine in Bangkok, Thailand, that houses a statue of Phra Phrom, the Thai representation of the Hindu creation god Brahma. A popular tourist attraction, it often features performances by resident Thai dance troupes, who are hired by worshippers in return for seeing their prayers at the shrine answered.

The pictures are in Black and White. In this format I thought the pictures show the atmosphere of the site.

 

 

 

Photography Bits and Pieces

Here we go, stuff from the photography world.

Portrait Photography:

http://www.digital-photo-secrets.com/tip/2709/using-hard-light-in-portrait-photography/

Pictures for your portfolio. How do you chose?:

http://www.digital-photo-secrets.com/tip/4408/choosing-photos-portfolio/

Is enough megapixels enough?:

http://www.digital-photo-secrets.com/tip/333/do-more-megapixels-mean-better-photo-quality/

Learn about composition, to improve your photography:

http://www.digital-photo-secrets.com/tip/3372/18-composition-rules-for-photos-that-shine/

From the http://www.theinspiredeye.net/ site comes Master of the Fisheye lens:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-ernest-sweet/willem-jonkers-the-master_b_7691342.html

Polarizing Filters:

http://petapixel.com/2015/07/10/video-an-intro-to-polarizing-filters-in-photography/

Quality of light and contrast in taking pictures:

http://www.digital-photo-secrets.com/tip/4513/cloudy-day-photos-seem-flat/

Where to host your portfolio of pictures:

http://petapixel.com/2015/07/10/6-top-online-photography-portfolio-hosting-options/

Sports Photography:

http://petapixel.com/2015/07/12/a-sports-shooter-shoots-shooters-shooting-sports/

90 days in the life of a National Geographic photographer :

http://petapixel.com/2015/07/14/90-days-in-90-seconds-follow-a-national-geographic-photographer/

Restore old photographs:

http://petapixel.com/2015/07/14/timelapse-restoring-an-old-ripped-up-photo/

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