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What i thought about the 2 episodes we watched is that it was very interesting . To any person the photos would look just fine but the people that were judging the photos pointed out things i didn’t really notice but when they pointed some of the things out you can really see what they were talking bout . Another thing is they talked about how you need to build a relationship with who you are taking pics of . I believe one of the guys were eliminated because of how awkward he was with the athlete when he asked him if he wanted to take off his shirt . The girl did a good job at getting comfortable with him.


  1. JPEG :  The thing that you should remember is that JPEG files are compressed quickly in the camera, and thus result in a loss of detail and quality. They are essentially set up to store as many images on the memory card as possible. 
  2. TIFF : These file formats are usually uncompressed, and as a result offer the opportunity for extensive post-processing. They are also much bigger files, so will take much more space both on your memory cards and also for storage on your computer
  3. RAW :it is the best option if you want to get the absolute best file from your camera this is the option preferred by professional photographers. Raw files are compressed using a process that retains all of the information originally captured. 
  4. DNG : using a Adobe DNG Convertor  means you can also store your raw files as DNG files for maximum future security .This is offered as a main raw file format, or as an alternative to the manufacturer’s native raw format.
  5. PNG :  are ideal for use on the internet. The strength of PNGs are that they are compressed in a lossless format, and so retain all the digital detail. But unlike other file formats, that quality doesn’t mean big file sizes, which are not useful on the internet where you need pages to be loaded quickly.
  6. GIF : Lossless compression means image quality is not sacrificed, and like PNGs they also offer the ability to maintain transparency (but can’t support partial transparency) and also allow for animation. limitation of GIF files are that they can only contain a maximum of 256 colors.
  7. BMP : BMP was invented by Microsoft, initially for use on the Windows platform but is now recognized by programs on Macs as well. BMPs are large file sizes as color data is saved in each individual pixel in the image without any compression.
  8. PSD :  The big advantage of PSD files are that it allows for manipulation on specific individual layers , rather than on the main image itself. This gives far greater flexibility and the ability to fine tune an image as layers can be added, removed or edited at any time without any effect on the original photo (as long as all editing has been done on layers) or other layers.


what this piece of surrealism by Michael Bilotta means to me a lot . I don’t have a specific thought
because this has many meanings to me. what this means to me is that this lady is trying to reach her dreams in her field of work. She is climbing a latter that is going into the sky and it is almost ending. I think the reason it is ending is because the girl is almost at her goal . I think the reason she has no shoes on is because the girl has been herself she has been the person she is which is what got her to her goal . I think the birds also have a meaning.

5 Tips for Improving Outdoor Portraits

  1. When you pick the autofocus option that allows the camera to select focus points, you are doing your portraits a terrible disservice.
  2. The eyes are the windows to the soul and should be the focal point of any good portrait. Not only are the eyes the most important part of a good portrait, but they are the sharpest element on the face.
  3. Add interest and detail to your portrait photography by including texture in your images .
  4. Don’t have your subject stand too close to any background object or your camera will attempt to focus on both the background and your subject.
  5. To eliminate unwanted distractions in your portrait photo, compose your shot so the subject’s face fills the frame. Filling your frame can also help to add texture and detail to your photos.

camera modes

  1. Automatic mode : Auto mode tells your camera to use it’s best judgement to select shutter speed, aperture, ISO, white balance, focus and flash to take the best shot that it can. . This mode will give you nice results in many shooting conditions, however you need to keep in mind that you’re not telling your camera any extra information about the type of shot you’re taking 
  2. portrait mode : When you switch to portrait mode your camera will automatically select a large sets a narrow depth of field ensuring your subject is the only thing in focus and is therefore the centre of attention in the shot.
  3. Macro mode : Lets you move closer to the subject its great for flowers insects and small objects.When you use macro mode you’ll notice that focussing is more difficult as at short distances the depth of field is very narrow 
  4. Landscape mode : It’s therefore ideal for capturing shots of wide scenes. It is the opposite of portrait mode.
  5. sports mode : Good for photographing moving objects.When photographing fast moving subjects you can also increase your chances of capturing 
  6. Night mode : is for shooting in low light situations and sets your camera to use a longer shutter speed to help capture details of the background . Should be used with tripod.
  7. Movie Mode :this mode extends your digital camera from just capturing still images to capturing moving ones.The quality is generally not up to video camera standards but it’s a handy mode to have when you come across that perfect subject that just can’t be captured with a still image.
  8. Aperture priority mode :  Aperture priority mode is useful when you’re looking to control the depth of field in a shot. A mode where you choose the aperture and where your camera chooses the other settings .
  9. Shutter priority mode : Shutter priority is very similar to aperture priority mode but is the mode where you select a shutter speed and the camera then chooses all of the other settings.. You would use this mode where you want to control over shutter speed .
  10. Program mode : Some digital cameras have this priority mode in addition to auto mode. Program mode is similar to Auto but gives you a little more control over some other features including flash, white balance, ISO etc.
  11. Manual mode : In this mode you have full control over your camera and need to think about all settings including shutter speed, aperture, ISO, white balance, flash etc.  It gives you the flexibility to set your shots up as you wish.

Conceptual Self Portrait

What this picture says about me is that Basketball means a lot to me . I have played sports since i was
7 . Playing basketball would get my mind off a lot of things . It helped me deal with sadness and it also helped me get over a lot of feelings that nothing else could help me with. Watching and playing basketball always helps . It makes my days much better whether I’m playing in a game or for fun.
Basketball has also made me a better person . It also has given me friends and a group that i can
hang out with.

Camera lens

  1. Wide angles should be used when prominent foreground objects are present. 
  2. . Wide angles are also handy in tight areas, like small rooms, cars, caves
  3. Standard lenses tend to range from about 35mm up to around 85mm
  4. Lenses in the standard zoom range will cover moderate wide angles- typically 24mm to 35mm
  5.  Standard zoom lenses are great they are versatile, allowing both for wide angle work such as a landscape, or zooming in to the telephoto end of the lens
  6. Standard zooms are generally included in many SLR kits that come with lenses. 18-55mm, 18-135mm, 24-105mm, 24-70mm
  7. Prime lenses are lenses that are just one focal length
  8. Telephoto zooms allow the photographer to become lazy.
  9. Telephoto lenses compress distance, making everything appear closer, as opposed to wide angles which distort perspective and make things look further away.
  10.  telephoto lenses are also excellent for sports, nature, and wildlife, where it can be difficult to get close. 
  11. Faster telephoto lenses have larger maximum apertures.
  12. A fast lens is usually one that has an aperture of f/4, f/2.8 or larger. 
  13. Telephoto lenses compress distance, making everything appear closer, as opposed to wide angles which distort perspective and make things look further away.
  14. Telephoto zooms allow one to stand back a little when the subject isn’t quite as approachable, or when your subject might be feeling overwhelmed by the presence of the camera. 
  15. Wide angles have the potential to drastically change your photography.
  16. All DSLR systems offer a dizzying selection of lenses for their cameras.
  17. You’ve got zooms, primes, macro, super telephoto, and of course, tilt-shift lenses as well.
  18. These range from fisheyes that give a 180° field of view, to telephoto lenses up to 800mm or more
  19.  The most popular standard lens was a 50mm. 
  20. The most popular seems to be various flavors of 70-300mm or 70-200mm.

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