Photo Tips/Demonstrations

How to Handle People Posting Embarrassing Photos of You Online

One day or night, you go online and what do you see? An embarrassing photo of you on Facebook.  Not only is this pic embarrassing, for some folks, it could get them fired. What do you do when someone uploads an unflattering pic?  First, let me remind you of US law.  If you’re in a... Read More »

How to see if a site stole your photo

In a previous blog, I discussed bloggers stealing photos. What if curiosity has you wondering the existence of a website illegally using one of your photos? Google possesses the right technology for that, and it’s free. First, go to Google Images. Next, click on the camera image located in the search section.  “Search by image”... Read More »

Does Your Equipment Matter in Photography?

Relating to photography, does equipment matter? Can a photographer still gain a decent photo whether he or she uses a  DLSR or camera phone? In past interviews, I asked three professional photographers this question. Marcus Adkins: “Depending on what you are photographing, the right equipment makes things go smoother.” Robert Milward: “Yes and no. I... Read More »

A Thieving Blogger Stole Your Photo?

Some blogger stole your pic.  Didn’t even ask your permission or give you credit.  The thief took it and used it to illustrate a badly written blog …or a terrible poem.  What do you do? I shall tell you. 1. Quietly e-mail the blogger and ask for your photo to be removed.  More than likely,... Read More »

Crowd Album Website Proves Social Media’s Power

Recently, I just realized the true power of social media.  I always knew social media was powerful.  Using it brings more views to this blog.  Yet, a certain website proved social media’s power more than I thought it was. Back in August 2013, I attended a Mickey Avalon concert at Orlando’s The Social.  Most people... Read More »

6 Reasons to Use External Flash in Photography

If you use a DSLR camera, I highly recommend an external flash over on-camera flash.  Here are six reasons why. 1.On-camera flash drains the camera’s battery.  An external flash has its own power source, usually some form of AA batteries. 2.The on-camera’s double flash is confusing.  I guess it flashes twice to prevent red-eye, something... Read More »

Shocking Orlando Pic Proves Carry Camera Always

One night, some friends and I boozed in an Orlando bar.  (Because I fear this blog contributing future trouble for the place, the bar shall remain nameless.) Sometime during the evening, two couples entered the establishment.  I’m bad with age.  Still, I guessed the couple to be in their thirties or early forties. I noticed... Read More »

Explaining Optical Zoom and Digital Zoom for Camera Buyers

Concerning digital cameras, there are two types of camera zooms, optical and digital.  These same descriptions fit video cameras too. Optical is the true zoom.  With optical, the camera’s lens is created to zoom in on an object.  The more optical zoom, the better.  Digital is a fake zoom.  Instead of zooming, digital cuts into... Read More »

Explaining Social Media #Hashtags (Plus some controversy)

First, I shall explain hashtags.  For awhile, hashtags were mostly used on micro-social networks like Twitter and Instagram. Now, other sites (including Google+ and Facebook) use hashstags.  First, you type this symbol “#”.  Then after that symbol, you type a word.   Let’s say you upload a red rose photo.  These may be your hashtags: #rose,... Read More »

Photographing People in Low-Light without Flash

When I photograph using my cell phone, I avoid using flash as much as possible.  Unless, I wanna create a vampire demonic look, red-eye is annoying.  During a DJ gig, I photographed this young lady at Lil Indies in Orlando, Florida. For her photograph, I used the cell phone’s flash. Usually, I correct red-eye with... Read More »

The Perfect Size and The Perfect Resolution for Blog/Website Images

For blog images, two questions come to mind: the perfect resolution and the perfect size.  For size, I worry about how well the image fits in a visitor’s browser.   Many times, I prefer presenting images that fill the whole browser.  As for resolution, I worry mostly about visitors stealing my pics.   A person can only... Read More »

Explaining Camera Megapixels for Consumers

While shopping for a digital camera, you more than likely run across the word “megapixel”.   What does that word mean, you ask?  I shall explain its importance.  Each digital image contains pixels.  Pixels are the atoms of digital images.  Just like atoms, each pixel contains information in one small unit.  One million pixels create a... Read More »

Explaining Camera ISO and Its Huge Importance

Often, a photographer talks about ISO settings.  I shall explain what it is and its huge importance.  The term ISO originated in film photography.   If one were to look at a roll of film, they would more than likely see these numbers: 100, 200, 400 and 800. These were usually the typical numbers one would... Read More »

Why Many Photographers Enjoy Overcast Days

As some folks may not enjoy overcast days, many photographers love them.   I snapped the following photo during mid-afternoon on a sunny day.  Notice the washed-out colors and the unflattering shadow on Buddha’s face. Now, notice the same subject during an overcast day, no washed-out colors and no annoying shadow on the face.  Working... Read More »

A Secret About Night Photography

Many beginning photographers aren’t aware of the one trick night photographer’s use.  True, most night photography tips are useful, especially placing the camera on a tripod.  Without a tripod, the photographer may receive unfocused images.  There is also truth in using a high ISO speed when it comes to low light.  Still, the images may... Read More »