Jun 21

Michelle Litvin’s Photography Wins Four AIA Chicago 2010 Design Excellence Awards

Michelle Litvin is a photographer and visual artist. Her work has been featured in popular publications like The New York Times and Interior Design magazine. Her area of expertise includes documenting built environments and her photographs have been exhibited in Chicago, New York and in private collections around the world. Michelle Litvin’s photography reports on the user-centered experience of a space, with real people in real time. She seeks to present a novel view of architecture from a planar vantage point by playing with ambient light and traffic.

Four projects that she has documented won awards in the Interior Architecture category of the AIA Chicago 2010 Design Excellence Awards. The judges were impressed by the play between light and dark transitions used to add cohesiveness to the architecture.

Currently, Michelle Litvin is collaborating with Archeworks, a multidisciplinary design organization, on a book about one of its recent projects, the Mobile Food Collective (MFC), which was showcased in the U.S. Pavilion at the 12th International Architecture Exhibition of the 2010 Venice Biennale.

Michelle Litvin’s photography of Zaha Hadid’s temporary pavilion in Chicago’s Millennium Park is featured on the cover of the Taschen series Architecture Now! 7, by Philip Jodidio. The series is a curation of the latest developments in architecture throughout the world.

Michelle Litvin has collaborated with the Hyde Park Art Center to document the Center’s building, designed by Doug Garofalo. She is documenting the interaction of the community with the installations and architectural sculptures featured at the Center. She also worked with renowned artist Juan Angel Chvez to create a catalogue of his installation Speaker Project, which was published in 2008 by the HPAC.

Michelle Litvin has worked as a journalist. She wrote and photographed for the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Reader and Newsweek

Jun 19

Kodak EasyShare M1063 Digital Camera

There is yet another exciting digital camera from Kodak. This is an addition to the Kodak EasyShare family of digital cameras. Kodak EasyShare M1063 is an easy-to-use stylish camera available at affordable prices. It is the perfect choice for the beginners and hobbyists. You can capture beautiful moments of your life as they are with the help of the wonderful gadget.

This Kodak digital camera has several features which make it user-friendly and at eth same time gives the best results. This camera has 10.3MP CCD sensor technology which helps your shoot clear and crisp pictures. Add to this, there are 3x optical zoom and 5x digital zoom. All these features together help you to shoot clear pictures even from a large distance. It makes it easy for amateurs to have excellent collection of clear pictures without having any professional expertise in photography.

This camera is equipped with fixed lens which notes even the smallest detail. There is a 2.7″ LCD screen which helps you view images captured before you shoot them. Using this screen, you can read menus and other onscreen features.

This camera is different from other digital cameras offered by other brands in the same category. It is equipped with wide range of advanced features. These features include Face Detection Technology, HD image capture and EasyShare.

Face Detection technology provided in this camera helps take pictures clearly with reflections and shadows as it uses touch technology. Like other scene mode models, this camera also offers scene mode options like Close up, children, night portrait, Portrait, Sports, Landscape, beach, snow, fireworks, self portrait, manner museum, flower, backlight, night landscape, text document, sunset, panorama, candlelight, blur reduction and high ISO.

It can record videos at a rate of 15 FPS which are recorded in VGA resolution of 640 x 480.

Jun 15

Camera Stores Offer Assistance In Photography

For the person wanting to create family albums and keep up with family events newfangled cameras have made picture taking a breeze. However, for the amateur looking to gain more from their photography experience, snapping the perfect picture can still be a challenge. To help customers learn more about their new camera and the art of picture taking, select shops are now offering full fledged photography courses.

These courses address a wide range of imaging topics. Instructors are usually staff members or guests who are willing to lend their experience and knowledge of photography to educate those who want to take it to the next level. Calendars listing the courses and when they will be held are usually available in-store or interested customers can choose to find more details on the stores website.

These workshops include tips on everything from practical instructions for using cameras, to applying particular accessories and techniques for grabbing the best shots. Another great advantage of these classes is the ability to test various products before you consider buying them. The instructors help you determine what camera is best for you by assessing your skill level and what type of shots you are interested in taking. Many of these camera stores also have more than one location so you can choose the shop closest to you.

While these courses are great for beginners, experienced or intermediate photographers still have lots of opportunity to learn. Other topics that are covered in the program include classes on industry leading software applications such as Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom. Experts also find that even though you may have some experience, returning to the basics will help reinforce your understanding of the art.

For those students more interested in portraits, the course on Studio Lighting is an excellent option. Students

Jun 11

Polaroid I1035 Digital Camera

Polaroid I1035 Digital Camera is an offering from the Polaroid, the classic name in the field of photo machines. Though most of the earlier attempts of Polaroid in this field were not so interesting, here let us see what Polaroid I1035 has in store.

This Polaroid digital camera is a 10 mega pixel camera with a 3x optical zoom. This digital camera also has many modes to increase the quality of the picture taken, like other digital cameras in the same price band. Using a SD card is an essential with this camera as it has short memory of only 16MB. It is equipped with editing features like red eye reduction and face detection. It also has a video mode as is expected from the camera of this category. This camera runs on 2AA batteries which you can find easily anywhere. Let me tell you that you need to change the batteries often as the camera exhausts it fast.

This digital camera comes with a 3 inch LCD screen which is quite large for a camera in this price range. And also, it looks very appealing on this compact camera. User interface of this digital camera is in not intuitive enough that it should have been. You need to follow the manual at least once to figure out the menus and buttons.

Other Specifications of this camera include USB to connect the camera to computer, electronic self-timer, anti-shake image stabilization (avoid blur in the pictures due to shaking hands), face tracking for perfect face detection. The camera is equipped with dynamic lighting enhancer to improve under-exposed things. It comes with 21 scene modes to let you take pictures according to your surroundings. It is PictBridge compatible to transform the image to the computer.

Picture quality of this camera is far better than the

Jun 11

How To Make Money With Photography

There are many ways to make money online with photography, but a popular and fairly new way is through Micro Stock Photography websites.

Micro stock photography is simply stock photography that’s sold at deep discounts. Clients are able to license stock photos for just $1 or $2, and photographers earn money each time a client chooses one of their photos.

Micro stock photography is considered to be still in it’s infancy, and some people feel it’s wrong to sell photography at such low prices. Particularly since many professional photographers invest a lot of time and money on equipment, learning, and photo shoots.

For the beginning photographer though, micro stock photography agencies can be ideal places to start. Since entry requirements are not overly restrictive, many hobby photographers with inexpensive cameras have already started making a nice second income from their pictures.

How Does It Work?

The process of making money from your photography through micro stock agencies is fairly simple.

1. Research popular micro stock photography agencies online. There are quite a few of them, but you’ll want to start with just one or two until you get the hang of things.

2. Choose your absolute best pictures to submit. Some agencies require you to submit 10 pictures for review when you apply for an account with them, while others only require three the first time. Most don’t have minimum requirements though, and you can start by submitting just one.

3. Your pictures will be reviewed by humans, and accepted or rejected into the micro stock photography site. If they’re accepted, they’ll be available for clients to “buy”.

Technically they’re not fully buying your pictures though. They’re simply licensing the pictures for specific use. Usually micro stock photography is used in websites, though sometimes it’s used in advertisements, brochures and

Jun 11

Digital Camera A Revolution In Photography

A digital camera is a camera that takes still photographs as well as videos, digitally by recording images via an electronic image sensor.

All that has changed with the coming of the digital camera – a marvel of optics. It is a solid state electronics that has revolutionized a profession and changed the way people create and share photographs. With a digital camera, we can see the result instantly after we click the shutter. If we are not contented, we can take the shot again and since we do not use any film, nothing is shattered.

Another huge advantage of digital camera over film camera is direct synchronization with the personal computer. Overpowering the conventional way of going to the labs and waiting for the prints. Todays camera can directly be connected to the personal computer and can be printed and shared easily. Conventional cameras depend entirely on chemical and mechanical processes. In digital cameras however, no chemical reaction is involved to produce the image. It is done electronically.

A digital camera stores images digitally by using a memory card rather than recording them on film, making digital photography exciting. The biggest advantage of digital cameras is that making photos is both economical and swift because there is no film processing.

In 1990, Kodak developed the Photo CD system and proposed “the first worldwide standard for defining color in the digital environment of computers and computer peripherals.” In 1991, Kodak released the first professional digital camera system (DCS), aimed at photojournalists. It was a Nikon F-3 camera equipped by Kodak with a 1.3 mega pixel sensor.

The first digital cameras for the consumer-level market that worked with a home computer via a serial cable were the Apple QuickTake 100 camera (February 17 , 1994), the Kodak

Jun 07

Benefits of Professional Photography in Melbourne

With the advent of growing digitalization, we are today blessed with some of the most advanced devices like digital cameras and high pixel cameras installed in smartphones. But the matter of concern is that – are these devices sufficed to get a creative and perfect finish in photography in Melbourne? No. Photography in Bendigo is an art and sometimes it is even inherent talent, which when polished professionally gives the best outcome.

With the rise in art institutes for professional studies of unique art and talent like photography in Victoria, there has been remarkable rise in demand for professional photographers in Bendigo. Today, many people in Melbourne prefer capturing their important events like marriages to an expert in wedding photography in Bendigo. The finish and creativity shown in a skilled photographer clearly stands out from those who just follow it as a hobby or may be because they have a high tech camera to shoot. But, which angle will capture the best part of the moment can only be perfectly observed by someone who has the inherent talent as well as the professional skills of photography in Bendigo.

So, when it comes to an important event of our life we simply wish to capture and treasure it for life and capturing the best moments through skilled photography in Bendigo plays a significant role in it. Here are few simple reasons why you need an artist to capture your special event.

1.When it is your special day, you would like to enjoy its every moment. Hiring photographers in Bendigo will let you enjoy every second of the day and rest all you can leave on the person hired. 2.Hiring Photographers in Bendigo will also free you from bearing the additional cost of buying expensive equipment. 3.Apart from capturing

Jun 07

How Does A Film Camera Work

A Frenchman named Louis Lumiere is frequently recognized for inventing the first motion picture camera. In 1895, he invented the Cinematographe a portable motion-picture camera, projector and film processing device, all in one invention. Motion pictures started to become very popular after the introduction of Cinematographe. Of course it didnt stop there. The technological era produced various and more sophisticated equipment for the movie industry. Movie cameras have significantly evolved for the last century. But how does a film camera work? Read on the rest of this article and see for yourself

A film or movie camera works by capturing a series of images. This is in contrast with still cameras that take a snapshot at a time. These series of images is called a frame and is achieved by using a sporadic mechanism. The frames are then replayed in a movie projector at a certain speed, known as frame rate (the number of frames by second). So actually, the film camera and your eyes and brain are responsible for creating the illusion of motion by merging the individual pictures. Commercial films like those produced in Hollywood uses the standardized frame rate of 24 frames per second while the standard width 35 millimeter. Other film formats that are also widely used include PAL, plays at 25 frames per second and NTSC (common in Japan and North America) at 29.97 frames/s. People in the movie industry find rendering from one format to another as one of the technical difficulties they have to face.

Majority of film cameras in the market do not capture the sound internally. The sound is record independently using a precision audio device. This setup is referred to as double-system. There is also the so-called single-system. These are new film cameras that have either an

Jun 06

V N Photography Providing Unmatched Wedding Photography Solutions

V N Photography is the creation or brain-child of Vishal Nishchal, a trusted name among top London photographers. Vishals foray into this photography industry was accidental that started as a hobby to fill up his leisure time. Soon this hobby transformed into passion and consequently become his chosen profession as well.

An advance course in Fashion Photography from one of India’s most renowned institutes and professional training under reputed and established fashion photographers coupled with an eye for detail gave Vishal an edge to start his own studio at a very early age. Vishal Nishchal has an impressive record of achievements already tucked under his slender belt. He has been awarded with ‘Best Fashion Picture’ award in 2005 and has also been endowed with the title of Budding Photographer by Femina in 2002.

Vishal has diversified into the niche areas of fine jewelry and advertisement photography and is all geared up to venture into the wonderful and glamorous field of direction. Very, soon Vishal Nishchal is going to surprise and mesmerize the world with some of the most beautifully choreographed, pictured and directed music videos.

V N Photography a trusted name among wedding Photographers London

Having covered and captured a vast number of wedding functions, engagement ceremonies and pre-wedding shoots not only in India and UK but also in other countries such as South Africa, Dubai, Mauritius etc, V N Photography has carved a niche for itself in field of wedding photography. A deep understanding of traditional nuances of Asian weddings paired with the requirement of clients ensures that beautiful alive memories of your most significant moments and timeless love are cherished and preserved long after the sacrosanct vows are exchanged.

Just a simple click covers and captures all the beautiful emotions and vibrant moments to retain them as cherished

Jun 04

Digital Camera Binoculars

Many bird watchers are enthusiastic about any new binocular that guarantees the best possible view of birds in the bushes. Although man such promises remain unfulfilled as the conventional binoculars do have some limitations and that is why many bird watchers are not satisfied with the results. The trickiest part is in watching small birds hidden in thick bushes or woods. With any ordinary binocular it would be next to impossible to spot the bird, and hence it is more or less useless in such situations. But the needs of the bird watchers do not go unanswered; at least the new technology is there to help them with what they want. One such new edge product is the digital camera binocular which is precisely what the bird watchers need.

A digital camera binocular is a device that not only exceeds the conventional bird watching binocular with its amazing clarity but also helps to capture and store the image with the help of a high resolution digital camera. Not only that but these binoculars will help you shoot short video with help of the integrated digital camera while you are bird watching or doing similar activity. This is the biggest reason of making this kind of binoculars highly popular among the birdwatchers. The digital camera binoculars not only help you to watch the action up close but also to capture and store it in a digital format wherever necessary.

On size aspects, the digital camera binoculars are bit bulky due to the digital camera if compared to the conventional bird watching binoculars. But with the features it offers, the little bulk is agreed to by the birdwatchers. In the digital camera binoculars the camera is mounted in between the shafts of the binocular eyes. This helps in getting the perfect as

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