Photography Contest - a fun and rewarding experience

Written by Colin Hartness

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Tips for Better Photos

You may be amateur but if you are entering a photography contest, you are competing withrepparttar best ofrepparttar 116104 best. You are going to need your photos to be excellent if you expect to win. There are different things that make up a good photo. If your photography contest is based on a topic, then that topic is going to be counted as part ofrepparttar 116105 score. You will want to be original and if possible, catch a scene that has not been done before. You really want to impressrepparttar 116106 judges with something you do not normally see.

Next to consider, are your technical aspects of your photograph. You are going to want to have excellent composition, lighting, focus, contrast, exposure, perspective and more. There are many factors involved in takingrepparttar 116107 picture that will winrepparttar 116108 photography contest. You may not win every time but you should learn something about photography and how to make yours better each time you enter.

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Digital Imaging Explained

Written by Warren Lynch

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The digital image that is created byrepparttar CCD is huge. It's far too big to be easily stored inrepparttar 116103 relatively little amount of storage space that's available to a digital camera. Accordingly,repparttar 116104 camera's computer compressesrepparttar 116105 image to make it smaller.

There are two basic methods for achieving this compression. The first method takes advantage of repetitive patterns inrepparttar 116106 image. For example, if you are taking a picture of an airplane that is flying inrepparttar 116107 sky, a lot ofrepparttar 116108 picture will be a chunk of blue sky. The camera recognizes that there are multiple parts ofrepparttar 116109 image containingrepparttar 116110 same digital information, so it only records a small piece ofrepparttar 116111 sky. Then it simply creates a map to tell it whererepparttar 116112 rest ofrepparttar 116113 sky belongs. Whenrepparttar 116114 picture is ultimately displayedrepparttar 116115 sky appears exactlyrepparttar 116116 same as it did inrepparttar 116117 original image when it was first captured. The only difference is thatrepparttar 116118 overall storage requirements were reduced thanks torepparttar 116119 camera's clever mapping techniques.

The other method uses a procedure called irrelevancy. This methodology automatically removes digital information that is not visible torepparttar 116120 human eye such an infra red light.

Digital imaging is amazing yet we have only started witnessingrepparttar 116121 revolutionary changes that are yet to come.

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