Tag: point-and-shoot

23 Nov

Digital Camera buying guide – part 2

Chris Lane / Camera parts, photography / / 2 Comments

Here is part two of my camera buying guide, in time for the holidays. Look for part three and four in the next couple weeks. Hit the links below to go to either part 1 or individual categories. You should definitely subscribe (hit the button in the left hand sidebar) so that you won’t miss any of the installments.

Part 1 covers:

Point-and-shoot or DSLR? (the basics)
Budget
Response Time and Speed
Zoom

Part 2 (this post) covers:

Resolution
The Sensor & Processor
Macro
Screen
Manual Options

Part 3 covers:

ISO
Durability
Battery
Size, Shape and Weight

Part 4 covers:

Flash
Memory Cards
Other Options
Video


Resolution

Resolution is typically the biggest selling point for cameras in any category. Just because a camera has a higher resolution, doesn’t mean the camera is better, though. One thing to take into account is what you plan on doing with your pictures after you take them.
A higher resolution can print to a larger size,
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16 Nov

Digital camera buying guide – part 1

Chris Lane / Camera parts, photography / / 3 Comments

In time for the holidays when people will be considering buying a new digital camera, I thought to write a white paper detailing some of the things to look for or think about. It is fairly long, so I have broken it up into four parts to be posted every Tuesday for the next four weeks. You should definitely subscribe (hit the button in the left hand sidebar) so that you won’t miss any of the installments.

Part 1 (this post) covers:

Point-and-shoot or DSLR? (the basics)
Budget
Response Time and Speed
Zoom


Part 2 covers:

Resolution
The Sensor & Processor
Macro
Screen
Manual Options

Part 3 covers:

ISO
Durability
Battery
Size, Shape and Weight

Part 4 covers:

Flash
Memory Cards
Other Options
Video

If you have any further questions after reading this, feel free to ask in the comments below. When the entire thing has been posted, I will make a dedicated web page where the the white paper has been compiled into one downloadable file.

Point-and-shoot or DSLR?

When picking out a digital camera, you must eventually decide between a point-and-shoot or a so-called ‘professional’ DSLR camera. Both have a wide range of options and in this paper I intend to help you find what is best for you.
A point-and-shoot (PAS) camera is one where
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06 Apr

Critique – Elizabeth M.

Chris Lane / Critique, photography, Retouched / / 2 Comments
I have learned through both college and work experience that one of the best ways to learn anything is through critiques of your work and other’s work. That is why, in the spirit of teaching through this blog, I am happy to critique the work of submissions from readers. If you would like a professional critique from me and learn how to better your artwork, be it photo, design, painting, et al, just read these submission guidelines and submit an image through my critique contact form. You can also email your submission to photocrit [at] chrislanephoto.com.

It’s been a little while since I’ve had a critique on the blog, so it’s about time I got back to it. This time I have a photo submissions from Elizabeth M.

Chris Lane Photo critique - Elizabeth M. Before

I’ll be critiquing this photo of an orangutan in a zoo. First, the metadata.
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