Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Which mode you are on

You have a good camera now, and you would be clicking great pictures too, is it manual or automatic mode you are on ??

Sounds a bit confusing, whats manual, whats automatic. Well if you check there are couple of modes which each camera has.

Common Camera Modes

Automatic mode is the one where in camera sensor adjust all the setting automatically according to the surroundings and you have to just smile and click.

Aperture Priority sets the aperture (f-stop) and the camera will attempt to deliver a good exposure [Av]

Shutter Priority
sets the shutter, and the camera will attempt to deliver a good exposure [Tv]

Manual mode
, the photographer must set both the shutter and the aperture mode.

Sports is to freeze motion, camera will use the highest shutter speed possible.

Portrait is to attempt to blur out the background, camera will try to use the fastest available lens setting (aperture).

Landscape camera will attempt capture detail in foreground and background by using high f-stop (aperture) settings.

Night/party longer exposures to capture darker scenes. Usually used with flash.

Macro/Close-Up this mode used for taking close-up pictures.

Movie/Video to capture live streaming video.

Still there are times when you get blurred or dark pictures, that is because every camera modes have some limitations. These limitations are overcome when you are using manual settings.

When we talk about manual setting, basically there are 3 Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO.

To understand these three, just imagine a window. You are standing on one side and on another side there is a sun rising above. The speed at which you will open the window to see the sun rise, is called shutter speed. The amount of opening, is called Aperture. And now the most difficult part ISO, it would be something like your eye adjustment with the amount of light entered in regards to how much and at what speed you opened the window or the how much your eyes are sensitive to the light coming in.

We will talk more in our next blog about aperture..

Keep clicking ...

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Life on Cycle

a moment of shadow, a bliss of light
i have to follow my dream i know
i got the world with me and the best of the ride

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Limited Kitchen!!

All I watch is the Food Network and I told my family and friends to only get me kitchen stuff on my birthday. I'd love to own a restaurant if I could find the right chef......

 Forks, works for you. Tangled upon a red loose life!!

But when you look closely, they are trying to understand each other!!

The soul difference between a fork and a spoon would be??

It penetrates, penetrates deep in your thoughts. And that's how it has made his way to our life

Now when life is already in our book, we cant forget about the mixer. Very closely held, and mixing lives with our own hands!!!

Its when you present them, the forks, you feel they have that shine, to be felt about, to be gazed in!!!

Or sometimes the vegetables itself, shows the way. The greens!!1

Or lets say the reds!!
 Or may be together, but still hiding each other and playing the game behind!!

But if you put a glass in between, you will have a clear picture of what is what!!!
 You will able to distinctively see the red!!

Or the greens!!!

Monday, July 9, 2012

History Of Camer - Part II

Photography has been through an evolution like a human mankind!!!

Cameras evolved from the camera obscura, and continued to change through many generations of technology, there came film plates, films and digital cameras


Camera obscura uses a pinhole or lens to project an image of the screen outside upside-down onto a viewing surface.

However, there was no way to preserve the images produced by these cameras apart from manually tracing them. And these cameras were of room-sized.

The first camera that was small and portable enough to be used for photography was built by Johann Zahn in 1685.
The first partially successful photograph of a camera image was in 1816 by Nicephore Niepce who used a very small camera of his own making and a piece of paper coated with silver chloride, which darkened where it was exposed to light.
However, the photograph was not permanent, eventually becoming entirely darkened by the overall exposure to light.
Later, he used a sliding wooden box camera to make his first permanent camera photograph in 1826 by coating a pewter plate with bitumen and exposing the plate in this camera. The bitumen hardened where light struck. The unhardened areas were then dissolved away. This photograph still survives.

Daguerreotype camera built by La Maison Susse Freres in 1839, with a lens by Charles Chevalier Louis Daguerre and Joseph Nicéphore Niépce invented the first practical photographic method, which was named the daguerreotype, in 1836. Daguerre coated a copper plate with silver, and then treated it with iodine vapor to make it sensitive to light. The image was developed by mercury vapor and fixed with a strong solution of ordinary salt (sodium chloride).
Henry Fox Talbot perfected a different process, the calotype, in 1840,  used camera that were little different from Zahn's model, with a sensitized plate or sheet of paper placed in front of the viewing screen to record the image. Focusing was generally via sliding boxes

Collodion dry plates developed somewhere around 1855, inspired by invention of the gelatin dry plate in 1871, they were better than wet plates in speed and quality. Also, for the first time, cameras could be made small enough to be hand-held.
There were various designs, from single- and twin-lens reflexes to large and bulky field cameras, handheld cameras. The shortened exposure times made candid photography possible, the mechanical shutter. The very first shutters were separate accessories, though built-in shutters were common by the turn of the century [19th century studio camera]

Kodak and the birth of film [Kodak Brownie box camera, circa 1910]
The use of photographic film was pioneered by George Eastman, who started manufacturing paper film in 1885 before switching to celluloid in 1889. His first camera, which he called the "Kodak," was first offered for sale in 1888. It was a very simple box camera with a fixed-focus lens and single shutter speed. The Kodak came pre-loaded with enough film for 100 exposures and needed to be sent back to the factory for processing and reloading when the roll was finished. In 1900, Brownie, a simple and very inexpensive box camera introduced the concept of the snapshot.
Film also allowed the movie camera to develop from an expensive toy to a practical commercial tool.
However, plate cameras still offered higher-quality prints and remained.

35 mm [Leica I, 1925, Argus C3, 1939]
Oskar Barnack, decided to build a compact camera capable of making high-quality enlargements. He built his prototype 35 mm camera (Ur-Leica) around 1913, receiving enough positive feedback the camera was put into production as the Leica I (for Leitz camera) in 1925.
Kodak got into the market with the Retina I in 1934, which introduced the 135 cartridge used in all modern 35 mm cameras. With the introduction of the inexpensive Argus A and Argus C3 35 mm cameras were now available for most people.
Japanese camera industry began to take off in 1936 with the Canon 35 mm rangefinder, an improved version of the 1933 Kwanon prototype.

TLRs and SLRs
Contax S of 1949(first pentaprism SLR)  

Asahiflex IIb, 1954      

Nikon F of 1959 — the first system camera

Era for reflex cameras started with Franke & Heidecke Rolleiflex medium format TLR of 1928, which was sufficiently compact to achieve widespread popularity. Then Ihagee Exakta, a compact SLR which used 127 rollfilm. Three years later, first Western SLR to use 35mm film called Kine Exakta (World's first true 35mm SLR was Soviet "Sport" camera). There were also a few 35mm TLRs, the best-known of which was the Contaflex of 1935

The first major post-war SLR innovation was the eye-level viewfinder used with the Contax S, the first camera to use a pent prism..
In 1952 the Asahi Optical Company (which later became well known for its Pentax cameras) introduced the first Japanese SLR using 35mm film, the Asahiflex.
Nikon's entry, the Nikon F, had a full line of interchangeable components and accessories and is generally regarded as the first system camera. It was the F, along with the earlier S series of rangefinder cameras that helped establish Nikon's reputation as a maker of professional-quality equipment.

Instant cameras [Polaroid Model J66, 1961]
A new type of camera appeared on the market in 1948, the Polaroid Model 95, the world's first viable instant-picture camera. Known as a Land Camera [inventor Edwin Land], it used a patented chemical process to produce finished positive prints from the exposed negatives in under a minute.
The first Polaroid camera aimed at the popular market, the Model 20 Swinger of 1965, was a huge success and remains one of the top-selling cameras of all time.

The first camera to feature automatic exposure was the selenium light meter-equipped, fully automatic Super Kodak Six-20 of 1938, but it’s extremely high price kept it from achieving any success
The next technological advance came in 1960, when the German Mec 16 SB subminiature became the first camera to place the light meter behind the lens for more accurate metering. However, through-the-lens metering ultimately became a feature more commonly found on SLRs than other types of camera; the first SLR equipped with a TTL system was the Topcon RE Super of 1962.

Digital cameras
Digital cameras differ from their analog primarily in that they do not use film, but capture and save photographs on digital memory cards.
Edward Stupp, Pieter Cath and Zsolt Szilagyi  introduced "All Solid State Radiation Imagers" on 6 September 1968 and constructed a flat-screen target for receiving and storing an optical image on a matrix composed of an array of photodiodes connected to a capacitor to form an array of two terminal devices connected in rows and columns.
The first recorded attempt at building a digital camera was in 1975 by Steven Sasson, an engineer at Eastman Kodak. It used the then-new solid-state CCD image sensor chips developed by Fairchild Semiconductor in 1973. The camera recorded black and white images to a cassette tape, had a resolution of 0.01 megapixels (10,000 pixels), and took 23 seconds to capture its first image in December 1975.

Analog electronic cameras [Sony Mavica, 1981]

Sony Mavica (Magnetic Video Camera),  was an analog camera, in that it recorded pixel signals continuously, as videotape machines did, without converting them to discrete levels; it recorded television-like signals to a 2 × 2 inch "video floppy". In essence it was a video movie camera that recorded single frames, 50 per disk in field mode and 25 per disk in frame mode. The image quality was considered equal to that of then-current televisions.

The arrival of true digital cameras [Nikon D1, 1999]

The first true digital camera that recorded images as a computerized file was likely the Fuji DS-1P of 1988, which recorded to a 16 MB internal memory card that used a battery to keep the data in memory.
The first commercially available digital camera was the 1990 Dycam Model 1; it also sold as the Logitech Fotoman. It used a CCD image sensor, stored pictures digitally, and connected directly to a computer for download.
In 1991, Kodak brought to market the Kodak DCS-100, the beginning of a long line of professional Kodak DCS SLR cameras that were based in part on film bodies, often Nikons. It used a 1.3 megapixel sensor.
The move to digital formats was helped by the formation of the first JPEG and MPEG standards in 1988, which allowed image and video files to be compressed for storage.
The first camera to use CompactFlash was the Kodak DC-25 in 1996.
The first camera that offered the ability to record video clips may have been the Ricoh RDC-1 in 1995.
1999 saw the introduction of the Nikon D1, a 2.74 megapixel camera that was the first digital SLR developed entirely by a major manufacturer. This camera also used Nikon F-mount lenses, which meant film photographers could use many of the same lenses they already owned.

!!! From Wikipedia ....

Thursday, July 5, 2012

People, they are always around you!!!

I feel like I am sitting in a room full of people that I love, and you know what, they just don't care that I love them. They don't care whether or not I live or die. To them I'm just another girl, just another stranger. To me, they are my best friends, the only people I have left.

You dont know someone, but when they smile. It takes you for a ride!!!

 Sometimes, even after being one of them, you dont understand them... or is it like you dont want to understand them!!!

The soul purpose for life, is to meet people, pass them the small amount of happiness we carry with us...

Even the onces who dont have anything, are on the streets to sell some love to you!!!

 You wont require a beam balance to know how much it was, its all  love ... Just love

 garland of life it is ... take care of it, after all its yours, Only yours!!!

You might be alone for sometime, but there would be someone around the corner, smiling with you

There isnt anything like small work

 a small amount of light is a start for a big boom

There are 2 things in life, one what you get and one what you choose

 Whatever the life is, you just require good friends to get along, to talk to, to be with

 A life without smile would be very boring i guess!!!

 A sad face, make others sad... smile as much as you can!!

 a balanced life ...  vegetable seller

 Its just when you find out whose looking at you

Angry granny!!!

Is it like the more you get older, the more you have sadness on your face!!

 See this kid, too happy, like a warrior who have just won the battle

A cup of tea can freshen you up..

 Lettuce ..
 Kid was playing games on his mobile, somebody scared him... 

 a deep thought, stuck in my mind .. am still thinking what is that...

 Look at me and tell me what i am doing ... am aint trying to put you on newspaper ... its just the expression of yours which made me click you

 away from you, but can see ...


 Dont you fight on small things .. we have bigger things in store for  the battle

 Or is it like you are too tired to do anything, fight, love, hate ....

 Or too old to understand ... 

 Or too busy in your work that you cant see it ....

Does that child need to do that work.. or is it he didnt had any choice but to work or may be he wanted to do this, help his father !!!

 heard of cunning expressions ...

 Different stroke 

 a stare .. what is he doing!!!

 How may times you stopped yourself from saying what you wanted too ... Why you did so!!!

 WHy you just kept looking and hold your questions ....

 There are too many things to take care .. but you still have a moment for me....

 She had!!1

 When life gives you sometime, after all that work ... do take some rest!! we all need it!!!

 Or you might loose the control on yourself, on your expressions!!!

Like i said .. rest , we all need it!!