Tuesday, April 15, 2008

5 Mistakes Made by New Photographers

With the new era of digital cameras, photography has become much more common. Almost anyone can afford a camera and most have one. Even many cell phones have a digital camera. While most new cameras are also quite easy to use, there are still many areas in photography where you need to have the knowledge to succeed.

These are some of the most common mistakes made by new digital photographers. If you are an unpracticed photographer, you should try to at least avoid these mistakes.

1. Poor Camera

This is by far the most common mistake these days. Many cheap digital models are only good for either landscape or closeup photographs due to their poor focus. Know your camera: what it can do and what are its limitations. A $200 model should never be used for professional photography.

2. Lighting

Another common mistake is to forget lighting or believe the camera takes care of it all. You will seldom get as good images in dark conditions with a cheap flash than you could in plentiful natural lighting.

3. Cropping

While it is much easier to see what gets in the photo with today's LCD displays than with an old-fashioned seeker, there are still plenty of mistakes you can make. One thing to remember is that you can crop the image on your computer. That means you will most likely want to include too much space around than too little.

4. Zooming

There are so make things that can go wrong with zooming. The number one thing to keep in mind is to always avoid using the digital zoom. It is a feature found in many cheap digital cameras that basically has the same result as cropping the image on your computer. If you need zoom, only use the optical zoom.

5. Camera Settings

If you are not sure about the settings in your camera, it may be best to use the defaults. If there are several modes, the 'auto' mode is usually the easiest to use. You should take care that you use a good format to save the images. Often the high detail mode with the highest resolution should be used, if you are not short on memory.

The bottom line is: if you are serious about photography, you must practice it. Digital photography does not differ much it that sense.

If you do not learn the skills in advance, you are going to have to learn them the hard way, and that will probably mean making these mistakes and more. It can also mean tens or hundreds of lost photos - shots that could have been excellent had you not made a simple mistake.

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Monday, October 8, 2007

Welcome to the October 8, 2007 edition of Carnival of Tech News.

Salman Siddiqui presents How Google Finds ?Excatly What You Want? In Fraction Of A Second? posted at CompuWorld.

Salman Siddiqui presents ?Stupid? Male Geeks Suppressing Capable Female Engineers Says The Inventor Of WWW, Sir Tim Berners-Lee posted at CompuWorld.

Mike White presents Troubles with the iPhone posted at Life According to Mike White, saying, "A variety of details and news over all the iPhone troubles"

Dannie Phiri presents Daniso Mapiri technotalks...sort of - Daniso's Rants, Mumbles and Whatevers posted at Daniso Mapiri technotalks...sort of.

Kevin Fleming presents DirecTV Adds 11 New HD Channels posted at Satellite TV Guru.

edithyeung presents The Secret of Social Media Marketing posted at Edith Yeung.Com: Dream. Think. Act..


The IT Guy presents Get with the Program IT Guys! posted at The IT Guys Blog, saying, "IT guys guide to backing up CD's and some tips."

Doris Chua presents Getting A Remote Access posted at A Meeting Place for All Home Office Women.


Lazy Monkey presents Edit your photos online without any software posted at Monkey Insight, saying, "Picnik just launched two weeks ago. It's a website that lets you upload, edit, and save back your pictures to your computer or photo sharing website for free. This article includes a short review and demo video"

desinet1 presents Learn foreign language online with Mango posted at Webtools, saying, "Mango is a new online web tool, which makes learning foreign languages a whole lot easier. It is currently in Beta and is free at present. It uses both audio and visual technique for learning."


John presents Tracking Black Oystercatcher Migration posted at A DC Birding Blog, saying, "Satellite transmitters and the internet are being used to learn more about bird migration."

The IT Guy presents Security Starts with The Secretary posted at The IT Guys Blog, saying, "Article about securing a workplace."

Ted Reimers presents Must have Tech Gadgets for Students posted at CampusGrotto.

Ian Welsh presents AT&T and Verizon: We Can Cut You Off If You Criticize Us | The Agonist posted at The Agonist.

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Thursday, September 27, 2007

Carnival of Tech News - Guidelines

Introducing the new Blog Carnival - Carnival of Tech News. The carnival will feature new blog posts on current technology, computer and Internet related news issues. The carnival will be issued each week on this blog.

Submission Guidelines

The posts/articles should be related to current events in the category selected. The news issue should be analyzed, not just copy-pasted from BBC news, or other source. Sub par posts will not be featured, and the number of entries from one blog to a single issue is one only - though exception may be made.


  • Internet

  • Computers

  • Science

  • Technology

The submission page can be accessed here.

Friday, August 31, 2007

Wi-Fi with Solar Power

Solis Energy has produced solar power solutions that can uninterruptedly power products such as Wi-Fi routers. The system is designed for emergency use as a backup communications route, or for municipal Wi-Fi networks.

Many solar power products get little use, because of their high cost, but Solis Energy promises cost effective solutions. In areas where power grid is not close, their solar systems can generate the power necessary for small applications for a lower cost than connecting to the power grid.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

TorrentSpy Shuts Down for US Residents

According to cnet news, TorrentSpy, one of the largest BitTorrent trackers has been shut down in the USA. This is what they say about it themselves:

TorrentSpy's decision to stop accepting U.S. visitors was not compelled by any court. Rather, it arises out of an uncertain legal climate in the United States regarding user privacy and the apparent tension between U.S. and European Union Internet privacy laws.

I'm not so concerned about TorrentSpy shutting down, but at the same time they are under a judge's order to hand over user data from their servers. That should not happen. Hopefully their appeal is approved.