Friday, July 15, 2011

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

NIKON D 3100

Nikon D3100 l Lens Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D l Focal Length 92mm with Manual Focus l Diafragma f/2.8 l Speed 1/160 sec l Iso 100.

Nikon D3100 Features

Nikon D3100 Video

Active D-Lighting - Beautiful balancing of light and shade

Shooting in bright sunlight often produces pictures with extreme contrast between light and dark areas, resulting in loss of tone and detail. Active D-Lighting effectively combats this by preserving important details in shadows and highlights. The results are optimally exposed photos that better reflect the scene as you saw it.

EXPEED 2-Nikon's new image processing engine - Faithful color reproduction and smooth, beautiful gradations

Using Nikon D3100, you can get excellent pictures and movies. It will serve you with smooth tonal gradations and reduce noise. It will also display vivid colors and sharp-clear pictures. The performance of CMOS sensor is maximized by the EXPEED 2. Nikon D3100 is an advanced image processing engine ever created.

Picture Control - Customizing images before the shot

Using Nikon D3100 you can adjust the customize settings. TheNikon D3100 Light Weight saturation, brightness, contrast, sharpness can be adjusted. Before shooting, it gives you flexibility to determine the result of you movies and pictures in six settings such as Landscape, Portrait, Monochrome, Vivid, Neutral and Standard. You can explore you creativity and create fantastic pictures using the Picture Control.

Three ways to shoot

Guide Mode gives you the choice of shooting through "Use the viewfinder", "Use live view" or "Shoot movies".

D-Movie - Breathtaking full HD 1080p movies

Discover the difference a digital SLR makes when shooting movies. A wide selection ofNikon D3100 Beautiful NIKKOR lenses gives you freedom to explore different angles and obtain lovely defocused backgrounds while D3100’s advanced imaging system assures outstanding quality. And for action sequences, new Subject-tracking AF keeps subjects properly focused.
After the shoot, view movies on the large 7.5-cm (3-in.) LCD monitor and perform simple editing tasks like trimming scenes before or after a designated point and extracting still images. HDMI compatibility lets you connect D3100 to an HDTV with playback managed by the TV’s remote control.
Via HDMI mini-pin connector.
HDMI CEC-compatible TVs only.

Built-in pop-up flash - Additional light whenever needed

When the light gets low or you find yourself shooting in tricky backlit lighting, use the built-in pop-up flash to brighten the scene. It activates automatically when needed depending on exposure mode, or can be enabled manually. In addition, support for i-TTL flash control increases exposure accuracy.
When Scene Mode is set to Auto, Portrait, Child, Close-up or Night portrait

Compact and lightweight - Easy operation and take-anywhere portability

At only approx. 505 g (1lb. 1.8 oz.), the compact and lightweight D3100 goes where you go. And it's so easy to use thanks to the ergonomic grip that simplifies shooting, both in horizontal and vertical positions. New dedicated controls for frequently used functions like Live View, D-Movie and shutter release modes further enhance ease of use.
With battery and memory card but without body cap.
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Friday, May 6, 2011


The tiger (Panthera tigris), a member of the Felidae family, is the largest of the four "big cats" in the genus Panthera. The tiger is native to much of eastern and southern Asia, and is an apex predator and an obligate carnivore. The larger tiger subspecies are comparable in size to the biggest extinct felids, reaching up to 3.3 metres (11 ft) in total length, weighing up to 300 kilograms (660 pounds), and having canines up to 4 inches long. Aside from their great bulk and power, their most recognisable feature is a pattern of dark vertical stripes that overlays near-white to reddish-orange fur, with lighter underparts. The most numerous tiger subspecies is the Bengal tiger, while the largest is the Siberian tiger.
Tigers have a lifespan of 10–15 years in the wild, but can live longer than 20 years in captivity. They are highly adaptable and range from the Siberian taiga to open grasslands and tropical mangrove swamps.
They are territorial and generally solitary animals, often requiring large contiguous areas of habitat that support their prey demands. This, coupled with the fact that they are indigenous to some of the more densely populated places on earth, has caused significant conflicts with humans. Three of the nine subspecies of modern tiger have gone extinct, and the remaining six are classified as endangered, some critically so. The primary direct causes are habitat destruction, fragmentation, and hunting.
Historically, tigers have existed from Mesopotamia and the Caucasus throughout most of South and East Asia. Today, the range of the species is radically reduced. All surviving species are under formal protection, yet poaching, habitat destruction, and inbreeding depression continue to threaten the tigers.
Tigers are among the most recognisable and popular of the world's charismatic megafauna. They have featured prominently in ancient mythology and folklore, and continue to be depicted in modern films and literature. Tigers appear on many flags and coats of arms, as mascots for sporting teams, and as the national animal of several Asian nations, including India


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Monday, October 19, 2009


Here's a quick tutorial demonstrating how to add lens blurring to any cityscape photo, creating a great abstract effect.

I've choosen the beautiful city of Paris to demonstrate this effect. You can download here

Once you have opened your photo in Photoshop, click on the adjustment layer button at the bottom of your layers and choose Curves.

Click on the black colour picker tool, then click on the area of your photo you would like to be darkest
Then do the same with colour picker to choose the lightest area.

Don't worry if the sky looks too over exposed, we will amend this later.

Next choose hue/Saturation from the adjustment layer list, and take the saturation down to -35%.

Now we can add the lens blur

First right click on the background layer and choose Layer From Background.

Give this layer a layer mask by selecting it and clicking on the Layer Mask button.

In the layer mask we want to paint the area of the photo that will be unaffected by the blur.

Choose a large, soft black paintbrush.

With the layer mask thumbnail selected, paint over the area you want to keep in focus.

Now click back on the image thumbnail.

Go to Filter - Blur - Lens Blur

In the window choose Layer Mask as your source, and adjust the iris using the setting shown above.

Click OK to apply the effect, then either delete of disable the layer mask.

Now go back to your Curves layer and apply a layer mask.

With the layer mask selected, choose a large, soft mid-grey paintbrush and paint over the sky to lessen the effect of the Curves layer in that area.

Finally use the Crop tool to trim the edges of the image, in this case i wanted to get rid of the gargoyle in the foreground, and reduce the amount of sky in the image.

And here is the final outcome.


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