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amir2000.nl photography | Photo Blog | How to photograph - Water Drops

In this post I would like to give you some tips on how to photograph water drops
In few simple steps you will be able to take very nice photos.
First tip: be creative and change some elements to make the photos unique.
To take photos of water drops we need to set the camera as following:
water drops 2


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amir2000.nl photography | Photo Blog | Sensor cleaning - Recommendations - Part II - SensorScope

Looking like a short lens, the Sensor-Scope fits into the lens mount of the camera.
It does not attach directly, instead it sits loosely on the lens mount´s surface.
The build in four high intensity LEDs, and the scope itself contains a magnifying lens system.
All you need to do is just press and hold a button to turn the LEDs on, look through the Sensor-Scope at your camera´s sensor.

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amir2000.nl photography | Photo Blog | The Orton effect by Photoshop

The effect is named after Michael Orton who first used the technique of taking two photos,
one focused and the other not and combine them into one.
Orton took a sharp image with the exposure of two stops further out of focus image with the exposure of one stop and folded them.

Nowadays the era of digital photography it can be restored by using one image or just do what Orton did toconnect photo editing software.

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amir2000.nl photography | Photo Blog | Sensor cleaning − Recommendations

Dirty sensor can ruin your photos.
From time to time you need to clean your sensor.
The photos above taken from my camera before and after the cleaning.
I preferred sending my camera to professional service and get the guarantee that it will succeed without damaging it.
By going to professional service you also get the guaranty that in case they are damaging the sensor, they have to pay for it.
First thing you should do is leave on the automated sensor cleaning system in your camera.
It will reduce the dust that accumulates on the sensor.
Next step is to purchase some accessories to help you with the cleaning of the sensor.
Remember: Never use anything that not made especially for that!
There are varieties of products that you can use to clean the sensor such as:
Air blowers which blow the dust from the surface of the sensor.

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amir2000.nl photography | Photo Blog | What to consider when purchasing new digital camera?


This time I would like to try helping those who doe not know what to look when you are purchasing new camera.

You are probably confused by the unbelievable range of models out there.
How do you know which one you need?

As a matter of fact, purchasing a digital camera isn´t a hard job.
I will highlight the main considerations you need to consider before you make your choice.
Always remember to take into count those factors when purchasing a digital camera:

  • Battery Life
  • Megapixels
  • Zoom Lens
  • Exposure Control

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amir2000.nl photography | Photo Blog | Photography The Basics



1). For start, make sure you have spare batteries, memory cards and tripod, check your camera before you leave.

2). Look for the natural light.
Learn the functions of your camera and adjust it according to the conditions of the site.
Especially: White balance, red eye reduction, flash setting, etc

3). After your shot your photo, look at it and see if you achieved what you wanted.

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amir2000.nl photography | Photo Blog | The settings: Aperture, Shutter Speed and Focus



Aperture: A hole that light passes across on its way through the lens. The photographer controls the size of it.

Shutter Speed: The amount of time that the sensor (or film) is exposed to light from the lens. The photographer controls these.

Focus: The distance at which the lens makes the subject look sharp and clear.The photographer controls this distance.

About all the buttons and dials on your camera are designed to control just these 3 things!
Modern cameras have automatic controls, which can be faster and easier than doing it all by yourself.
Nevertheless, no camera can tell how you want the photograph to look - studying how to work everything manually will allow you to be more creative!

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amir2000.nl photography | Photo Blog | Photography Subjects



Professional or amateur photographer, you ’ ll need to give some thought to subjects that you would like to photograph.
Without a doubt, enjoying a day with your camera can be a pleasurable, affordable way to break loose from your normal routine.
You may even find that taking the camera with you regularly will give you a number of opportunities to save you a lot of time.

If you enjoy images associated to natural scenery, you´ll find more photo opportunities than you can imagine.
Example: if you ’ re up at sunrise, you may have a chance to capture stunning pictures over everything from streams to urban scenery,
another example is sunset time - you ’ ll find a beautiful flow of sun-rays breaking through lighted clouds. In most cases, you´ll be able to capture beautiful pictures regardless where you are traveling. This picture I took when I was on the way to work in the morning light.

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amir2000.nl photography | Photo Blog | Portrait Photography



Portrait photography is one of the most common forms of photography.
Who ever know how to operate a camera is able to shoot a portrait, However there are of course, differences in its quality.
Professional portrait photographers have certain characteristics that let them get the best out of their subjects.
A portrait photo does not only mean a person ’ s image. In a way, it shows character and emotion.
These five tips can give you a head start...


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amir2000.nl photography | Photo Blog | How to photograph Fireworks



In this post I would like to give you some tips on how to photograph fireworks
In few simple steps you will be able to take very nice photos.
To take photos of fireworks we need to set the camera as following:

1). Use Tripod
You must use a tripod.
In every night photography and especially when you are shooting fireworks it is very important to use tripod or any other stable surface.

2). Remote Control
Remote controls nowadays are reasonably cheap.
If you do not have remote control you can use the build in timer.

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amir2000.nl photography | Photo Blog | Mini-Studio recommendation



This time I want to recommend on very useful accessory for any photographer.

The mini studio is easy to assemble and will allow you to create professional and consistent images of all kind of objects.
Smart design makes the mini studio to be disassembled quickly.
It folded into its own suitcase and makes it very easy and comfortable to carry.

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amir2000.nl photography | Photo Blog | Lomography


In the last years, in the time that the digital world destroying the analog world, photography develop new hype: Lomography.
No, I am not speaking on another group of veteran photographers that guards in all their power the old analogical photography, in the contrary, this hype arrives surprisingly actually from the young generation that grows on digital.
The young generation discovered photography in a new dimension: Lomography.
What is Lomography?
As this is new for me as well I suggest the best way to learn about it is to visit their website and read.

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Edi   Vey nice tips. Thank you  
Amir   You are welcome Edi :-)  
Scottrox   Hi