• How to take nice photos in switzerland?

    Best answer: It depends upon the what you mean by "nice photos." Plus, what are you doing in the scene? What's the story that you want to tell? Is the photo a close up of you? Is it an environmental portrait of you close to the camera, further away. There are too many possibilities with various... show more
    Best answer: It depends upon the what you mean by "nice photos." Plus, what are you doing in the scene? What's the story that you want to tell?
    Is the photo a close up of you? Is it an environmental portrait of you close to the camera, further away. There are too many possibilities with various techniques.

    Some general things to consider though: Never use a wide-angle lens for close-ups of people. Using a lens wider than 35mm (on a full frame camera) is going to produce a lot of wide-angle distortion which makes everyone look ugly. This also means no smartphone photos. ALL smartphones have wide-angle lenses equivalent to about 28mm on a full-frame/35mm format camera. You must use these wide lenses at a much further distance of at least 15' to avoid getting too much distortion. If you want a closer or tighter shot, then you must zoom in using a telephoto lens.

    Light is the #1 thing you should be considering when out photographing. However, when on vacation you often don't have the luxury of only taking pictures during the golden hours of sunrise or sunset. Most of the time you're stuck using awful mid-day sunlight which produces harsh shadows especially under the eyebrows. To help with this problem, you will want to use a flash to fill in the shadows created by the harsh mid-day light. In order to do this you don't need a fancy DSLR, even a point and shoot pocket camera can easily be used in such situations. Just take the flash off of auto and put it in the "always on" position. In this mode, the camera will try to balance the ambient light with the light coming from the flash. There is an added benefit of using fill flash which is a catch light. A catch light is the little reflection of the flash in the person's eye. The dot of light makes people's eyes come alive. It's a subtle change, but it's effect makes an absolutely huge difference; it really can make a dud into a keeper.

    If all you have is a wide-angle lens on your smartphone, avoid placing people at the edge of the frame. The wide angle distortion is strongest at the edges. Being placed by the photographer at the edge of the frame will cause your head to be elongated. Remember as a kid playing with Silly Putty and the daily comics? How you could stretch the putty to make the image you pulled from the paper look weird? That's very similar to what happens to things placed at the edges of the frame when using a wide-angle lens. Again, using a stronger telephoto lens is going to make people look more attractive than they may look in real life. Telephoto lenses do this by compressing the perspective (which is the opposite of what wide-angle lenses do). Here's a link showing how an otherwise attractive woman can be made to look ugly or beautiful simply by using various lenses: http://www.stepheneastwood.com/tutorials...

    For reference, smartphones use lenses that equivalent to about 24-28mm.

    There are other basic tips such as don't have things in the background lined up with people's heads. Don't have light poles coming out of people heads, for example. Keep the background as simple as possible. Avoid having distractions such as cars or buses in the background whenever possible. In fact, try to keep out everything that doesn't support why you're taking any given photograph. Ask yourself why am I taking this shot? Then remove as much as you can of those things that don't support your reason for taking the shot. This is actually quite difficult to do for the beginner, let alone remembering to do it in the first place.

    Change your perspective. Don't take all of your shots standing upright. Get down low or get higher. Changing the perspective will get you some very interesting travel shots. I highly encourage you to go onto YouTube and watch travel photography videos.
    5 answers · Photography · 2 weeks ago
  • What is a high quality 35mm film camera and where can you find them?

    I want to start developing my own film in a darkroom and I can't find any 35mm cameras locally just digital.
    I want to start developing my own film in a darkroom and I can't find any 35mm cameras locally just digital.
    10 answers · Photography · 2 weeks ago
  • What photography would you pay for?

    I am setting up (hopefully) a photography studio and I have a few ideas of services to do like birthdays, weddings, local musicians etc. has anyone got any other ideas they can think of? Thank you!
    I am setting up (hopefully) a photography studio and I have a few ideas of services to do like birthdays, weddings, local musicians etc. has anyone got any other ideas they can think of? Thank you!
    12 answers · Photography · 2 weeks ago
  • What are some landscape photography lenses that you recommend to a beginner that won’t cost an arm and a leg?

    Best answer: For a start - really think hard why your present focal lengths (18mm to 55mm) cannot do all that you want in the way of landscape photography. Do you want wider views? If so you need a lens of 15mm, or 12mm, or 10mm etc. Do you want, as I often do, to pick out a small part of a landscape? If so you need longer... show more
    Best answer: For a start - really think hard why your present focal lengths (18mm to 55mm) cannot do all that you want in the way of landscape photography.

    Do you want wider views? If so you need a lens of 15mm, or 12mm, or 10mm etc.

    Do you want, as I often do, to pick out a small part of a landscape? If so you need longer lenses - 85mm, 150mm, 250mm etc.

    So go back and think for a further month at least about what sort of landscapes you would like to photograph which you cannot do well with your present lens.
    4 answers · Photography · 2 weeks ago
  • Why did Frida Kahlo think her father's family was Jewish?

    Kahlo always insisted her father was a German Jew. However in 2005 it was discovered that her father was actually from a Lutheran family. So what made her think she was Jewish?
    Kahlo always insisted her father was a German Jew. However in 2005 it was discovered that her father was actually from a Lutheran family. So what made her think she was Jewish?
    12 answers · Painting · 2 weeks ago
  • I don't get art can someone please explain why pay hundreds or thousands for a painting or even worse a print of a painting?

    I just have a hard time understanding.
    I just have a hard time understanding.
    9 answers · Painting · 2 weeks ago
  • NEED YOUR OPINION!!!! What do you think about this drawing?
  • How can i take someone out of my photo?

    I have a good picture and it’s me and this little baby and another person but i want to one person out of it because it’s a good picture of me and the baby. how can i do this?
    I have a good picture and it’s me and this little baby and another person but i want to one person out of it because it’s a good picture of me and the baby. how can i do this?
    8 answers · Photography · 2 weeks ago
  • Did the masters like da Vinci paint with an air gun blowing paint through a tube?

    Best answer: No, airbrushes only appear from the late 19th century and used mainly with water color. The sort of ones you blow using breath tend to look as though they have been sprayed. One of DV's favorite techniques was sfumato and that is fog like shading by shading with a soft brush.
    Best answer: No, airbrushes only appear from the late 19th century and used mainly with water color. The sort of ones you blow using breath tend to look as though they have been sprayed. One of DV's favorite techniques was sfumato and that is fog like shading by shading with a soft brush.
    5 answers · Painting · 2 weeks ago
  • I have never enjoyed drawing?

    Best answer: If you don’t have fun don’t continue, why waste time and money on something you genuinely don’t enjoy? You can always have it as a hobby but do what makes you happy.
    Best answer: If you don’t have fun don’t continue, why waste time and money on something you genuinely don’t enjoy? You can always have it as a hobby but do what makes you happy.
    6 answers · Drawing & Illustration · 2 weeks ago
  • Question about concrete/clay/ceramic strength?

    I'm looking to build a kind of seat and it can't be wood. It's supposed to look and essentially be a very large ceramic pot. My mother brought up the fact that "What if a heavier person tried to sit on it, would they break it?" So what would be the best material for me to use to make a sturdy... show more
    I'm looking to build a kind of seat and it can't be wood. It's supposed to look and essentially be a very large ceramic pot. My mother brought up the fact that "What if a heavier person tried to sit on it, would they break it?" So what would be the best material for me to use to make a sturdy pot that can withstand I guess up to 250 - 300 lbs of weight. I figured concrete would be a good material to use for this but I wasn't sure. Maybe fiberglass? Metal? Please help. What material would be best
    3 answers · Sculpture · 2 weeks ago
  • L want to open up a photography studio. thoughts.?

    Best answer: Go for it! if thats what you want to do then definately following it. Have a look at other photographers and see what they do, go along to photography events, join some soiceities etc, Also maybe start writing down a list of things you need to do in order to be in the position. For example, how much will it cost?... show more
    Best answer: Go for it! if thats what you want to do then definately following it. Have a look at other photographers and see what they do, go along to photography events, join some soiceities etc, Also maybe start writing down a list of things you need to do in order to be in the position. For example, how much will it cost? what lenses do you need? what lighting do you need? how are you different from other photographers? how much would you charge? how will you advertise yourself? what will your packages include? do you have the technical knowledge to know what you are doing?
    7 answers · Photography · 3 weeks ago
  • Silly , fun and creative photo ideas for adults?

    Best answer:   .   Assumption is basically grown ups as Parents age and up, wherein, they are playing around as though they were children kids and under adult level. Water guns with water sprinkler and water ground slide, Hide and seek , hop scotch, war, kick the ball, envy meny mini mo, marbles, Monkey bars , swing sets... show more
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      Assumption is basically grown ups as Parents age and up, wherein, they are playing around as though they were children kids and under adult level.

    Water guns with water sprinkler and water ground slide,

    Hide and seek , hop scotch, war, kick the ball, envy meny mini mo, marbles,

    Monkey bars , swing sets , slides, sandbox pails castle,

    Tricycles, bicycles, wagons, chalk drawing on road, costume playing, kite flying,

    Swimming wading pool, tree fort, playing doll house tea party,

    Your bubble maker idea, paper airplanes, Tonga trucks and barbis dolls construction ,

    Playing in gardens vegetable or flowers, picking berries,

    Skating on small rink, making snowman, snow fort,

    Night time Halloween costumes, staring out window waiting for Santa,, Easter egg hunt in yard,
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    5 answers · Photography · 2 weeks ago
  • Can a robot illustrate/animate for you?

    Now I wanna be a animator. But When I realize the truth. It was kinda scared. Animating is incredible fun, but especially when you start a new project it can be quite discouraging! But the thing is. Can you have a robot do it for you? I mean robots are replacing humans on jobs and they're not going to tire... show more
    Now I wanna be a animator. But When I realize the truth. It was kinda scared. Animating is incredible fun, but especially when you start a new project it can be quite discouraging! But the thing is. Can you have a robot do it for you? I mean robots are replacing humans on jobs and they're not going to tire out.. So why not? But despite the benefits. There's probably still going to be disadvantages.
    5 answers · Drawing & Illustration · 2 weeks ago
  • What do you think of this picture?

    What do you think of this picture?

    20 answers · Photography · 3 weeks ago
  • How overrated is what people refer to as 'modern art'?

    Best answer:   .   That’s the key to only refer to creative arts to what is modern in the now, not the same as pop art, but along the lines of what is, it is contemporary and does not need to be traditional, the artistic value is taking modern life utility, and capturing a design of time and place of the now, it will fade... show more
    Best answer:   .
      That’s the key to only refer to creative arts to what is modern in the now, not the same as pop art, but along the lines of what is, it is contemporary and does not need to be traditional, the artistic value is taking modern life utility, and capturing a design of time and place of the now, it will fade like a fade , unless someone devises a methology of unique capsulations.
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    7 answers · Sculpture · 3 weeks ago
  • What do you think of this drawing?