Nikon Cameras On Sale

Nikon Coolpix L830

 

Not long from now bargains on expert evaluation Nikon cams make them a great deal more moderate to give or get as blessings this Christmas season. Nikon itself is denoting its own items, including cams and extras like lens tops, hoods and different connections. The famous Nikon Coolpix and Nikon 1 arrangement of advanced cams are among the offered reduced item. A Nikon Coolpix L830 advanced cam, ordinarily offering at retail locations for $299 can now be bought for $169 as an expansion of Cyber Monday offers. The Coolpix P530 Digital Camera is cut down from its consistent offering cost of $446 down to $296 as a major aspect of the same deal. The more fundamental Nikon simple to use advanced cam, the Coolpix L30, is accessible at $86, which is $30 beneath its standard cost of $116. An alternate $30 drop was taken off the pick colored Nikon Coolpix S5300, which can be grabbed for $146 and the silver covered Nikon Coolpix S9700 commonly valued at $346 is presently pushed just underneath $300 at $296. On the off chance that the Coolpix product offering is not the sort of Nikon needed, the DSLR cams are likewise reduced. The Nikon D3300 Digital SLR cam offers a noteworthy discount of $150 from its consistent cost of $646. The D5200 Digital SLR cam model was dropped $200 down to $496 and D5300 Digital SLR will be presently recorded at $696, $100 lower than its general cost. One of its later items, the Nikon D7100, was additionally reduced an astounding $250, yet unreasonable at $946. A percentage of the Nikon 1 arrangement of mirrorless advanced cams are likewise being offered for less. The Nikon 1 Aw1 and J4 Mirrorless Digital Cameras have been stamped $100 at $696 and $496, separately.

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The Bristol Township School Scandal

Bristol Township School Logo

 

Bristol Township School authorities and police are researching after a sexually unequivocal feature was found on a few understudies’ mobile phones. In a letter sent home to folks Wednesday, Bristol Township School District Superintendent Dr. Samuel Lee said the feature was brought to his consideration after it had been imparted among an unspecified number of understudies. “It is my comprehension that a feature has been disseminated among our understudies which demonstrates minors taking part in exercises that are unseemly and, truth be told, unlawful,” Dr. Lee said. Lee urged folks to caution their kids about the dangers and legitimate results of offering the feature, which portrayed minors occupied with sexual behavior. The feature of two minors participating in sexual action was found by authorities Tuesday amid a school show. “Understudies had been review a feature at our choral show on Tuesday night. The understudies were exceptionally expected and concerned,” Dr. Lee clarified. Lee said direction instructors and the school’s primary are chatting with understudies about the contents.police haven’t affirmed if the two youngsters in the feature are Bristol Township understudies, nor will they say if the understudies in the feature knew they were generally filmed. There are laws against imparting sexually express material including minors, regardless of the fact that minors are the ones offering the pictures or features.  It is unclear if the students involved have been suspended. So far, no charges have been filed. Bristol Township Police have confiscated several cell phones as part of the investigation, which is ongoing.

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Three Tips in Video Making

Video Making

There are two things to understand about making videos. In theory, making a video is as simple as following the three-step process. If you complete these steps properly you’ll have a good video. In reality there are many factors that will influence how well the process works. To make it work properly and consistently, you need to spend a lot of time acquiring a lot of skills. Pre-production can likewise be carried out by arranging the feature and assembling any assets you may require. Arranging is the most vital step. Tragically the capacity to arrange features is an ability that requires some investment to create, and you truly need to addition involvement in the following two steps before you will get to be great at this one. Still, you can begin by arranging a couple of fundamentals, for example, The surmised length of the last feature, what number of shots you will need to accomplish this, the amount of talking you can fit in, and so forth. What music or different sounds will be added to the feature and a script or storyboard. Likewise realize what medium and configuration the last feature will be appeared. Be mindful of any exceptional necessities of the medium, and the most ideal approach to change over or encode into the right configuration. Creation is used for camera work and sound recording.

Chang-Jin Lee’s project “Comfort Women Wanted”

Camera work includes a scope of abilities from perceiving the potential for a decent shot to knowing how to utilize the specialized looking controls on your cam. The better your abilities are in all ranges, the better your features will be. Vision and sound are similarly vital in most feature, so figure out how to catch great sound and great pictures. Unless you have some other imaginative reason, cam work ought to be unfaltering, in concentrate, decently uncovered and overall encircled. The last part is known as the after generation wherein it is utilized for altering and encoding the completed feature. Amateur level altering typically incorporates: Removing undesirable footage, Arranging craved footage in the right request, including music, titles, moves and potentially different impacts. An example is when Korean-American Chang-Jin Lee recently brought her exhibition “Comfort Women Wanted,” which includes video works based on interviews with a former Japanese soldier and comfort women survivors, to a Space in Hong Kong.

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Best Buy

Buying cameras

Photography is not a cheap hobby. It requires a lot of money in order to buy different lenses for different occasions and various accessories needed. Big lenses are often really really expensive. But those are more used by professionals who shoot sports,landscapes, mountains, animals, wildlife and even the sky. Here are tips when buying a camera.

Determine what you need

Megapixels are NOT everything

One of the features that you’ll see used to sell digital cameras is how many megapixels a digital camera has

Keep in mind the ‘extras’

Keep in mind as you look at cameras that the price quoted may not be the final outlay that you need to make as there are a variety of other extras that you might want.

Do you already own any potentially compatible gear?

Talking of extra gear – one way to save yourself some cash is if you have accessories from previous digital cameras that are compatible with your new one.

DSLR or Point and Shoot?

Optical Zooms are King

Not all ‘zooms’ are created equal.

When you’re looking at different models of digital cameras you’ll often hear their zooms talked about in two ways. Firstly there’s the ‘optical zoom’ and then there’s the ‘digital zoom’.

Read reviews

Before buying a digital camera take the time to do a little research.

Hands On Experience

Once you’ve narrowed down your search to a handful of cameras head into your local digital camera shop and ask to see and play with them. There’s nothing like having the camera in your hands to work out whether it suits your needs.

Negotiate

After you’ve selected the right digital camera for you it’s time to find the best price.

Avoiding Composition Mistakes

Quick tips

The best way to approach how you compose your shots is to think about what you’re trying to communicate to people about the scene or subject you’re shooting. Don’t just take a ‘record’ of whatever is in front of you, think about what’s the most interesting part of the scene to focus on, zooming in or out if necessary. A classic compositional mistake, when taking portraits, is to try and get the whole scene and the person in shot. The result is a terrible ‘tourist’ photo that leaves the person too small and insignificant in the frame.

Better to take a wide shot of the scene, and then a tighter shot focusing on your subject. Also use depth of field to convey what’s important to show – or a shallow depth of field to blur parts of the scene, such as the background behind subjects, to keep the focus on them.

Zoomed out

  • With the subject plonked in the centre of the frame and with no clear focal point, the eye is left to wander around the frame

Zoomed in

  • A longer focal length of 200mm decreases the angle of view, so there are fewer distractions in the surrounding scene
  • Longer focal lengths also further decrease DoF to completely blur backgrounds, making your subject stand out
  • Placing your subject off-centre creates an artistic balance to the shot

Vertical / portrait format

  • Place the horizon either a third of the way up or a third of the way down the frame for a dynamic composition
  • Use leading lines whether natural or man-made to draw the eye in and towards your focal point

Horizontal / landscape format

  • Remember to create a relationship between foreground elements and focal points further away on the horizon
  • Getting down low will help prevent too much empty middle ground spoiling your shot

Final tip
Shoot in Live View and use the grid display so you can quickly apply the ‘rule of thirds’ over your scene or subject to improve your compositions.

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The Rule of Thirds

shot taken using the rule of thirds

The Rule of Thirds is probably one of the most important aspects in photography and is essential in taking a good photo. The rule of thirds is a “rule of thumb” or guideline which applies to the process of composing visual images such as designs, films, paintings, and photographs. The guideline proposes that an image should be imagined as divided into nine equal parts by two equally spaced horizontal lines and two equally spaced vertical lines, and that important compositional elements should be placed along these lines or their intersections.

Proponents of the technique claim that aligning a subject with these points creates more tension, energy and interest in the composition than simply centering the subject would.Try to avoid simply placing your subject slap-bang in the middle of your frame. By placing the focal point of your scene off-center, along imaginary lines roughly one-third and two-thirds into the frame, you’ll create a much more balanced and pleasing composition.

Too central

  • Placing horizons in the middle of your frame will create an unbalanced and boring image
  • As it stands, the sky and sea have equal weighting in the shot

Better balance

  • By moving the horizon down so it is not  dead center creates a more dynamic composition
  • Don’t be afraid to include more sky than land (or water) in your shot – particularly if the sky looks colorful

Final tip
Every keen amateur should own a decent tripod as it lets you have more control over depth of field and shutter speed, and will help ensure consistent results.

Shooting modes for the DSLRS

Shooting with a DSLR

The best place to start is with shooting modes.  The shooting modes will most likely be found on a dial labelled with ‘auto, Av, Tv, P, M’ and maybe more.  Selecting a shooting mode will determine how your camera behaves when you press the shutter, for example, when ‘auto’ is selected, the camera will determine everything to do with the exposure, including the aperture and shutter speed.  The other modes, ‘Av, Tv, P, M’, are there to give you control:

 Shooting modes

  • aperture priority
  • shutter priority
  • program
  • manual

Aperture Priority (Av or A)
Aperture priority can be thought of as a ‘semi-automatic’ shooting mode.  When this is selected, you as the photographer set the aperture and the camera will automatically select the shutter speed.

Shutter Priority (Tv or S)
Similarly to aperture priority, this is another ‘semi-automatic’ shooting mode, though in this instance, you as the photographer set the shutter speed and the camera will take care of the aperture.

Program (P)
In program mode, you are able to set either the aperture or shutter speed, and the camera will maintain the correct exposure by adjusting the other one accordingly, i.e. as you change the aperture, the shutter speed will automatically change, and vice versa.

Manual (M)
Manual mode is exactly what it sounds like, you are given full control over the exposure determination, setting both the aperture and shutter speed yourself.  There will be an exposure indicator either within the viewfinder or on the screen that will tell you how under/over exposed the image will be, however, you are left to change the shutter speed and aperture yourself to ensure you achieve the correct exposure.

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DLSRs Settings

Fixing the settings

You take great shots with that Auto setting that you’re in but now you feel like you want more, so you start tinkering with the dials and buttons in your camera. Let’s talk about the settings you will probably get to know.

ISO

ISO is a measure of how sensitive the sensor of your camera is to light.

 Completion of the Exposure Triangle

It’s important to note that aperture, shutter speed and ISO are all part of the ‘exposure triangle’.  They all control either the amount of light entering the camera (aperture, shutter speed) or the amount of light required by the camera (ISO) for a given exposure.

 Metering

When taking a photograph, using any form of automatic exposure calculation the camera always tries to calculate an ‘average’ exposure. Generally, there are three metering modes that you can choose from: Average, Center-weighted, and Spot metering.

Exposure compensation

Generally found on a small +/- button near the shutter, this is one of the most useful functions to learn how to use.  It allows you to either increase or decrease the cameras default meter reading to account for the actual brightness of a scene.

Focusing

Regardless of what shooting mode you are using, or what ISO you define, the chances are there will be a subject of your image that you want to have in focus.  If that focus is not achieved, the image will not be what you wanted.

Autofocus modes
DSLRs come with a range of auto focus modes, however, for simplicity, the two that are most important to understand are AF-S and AF-C

AF-S – autofocus-single.  This is best used when taking photos of stationary subjects.

AF-C – autofocus-continuous.  This is best used when taking photos of action or moving subjects.

 

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Digicam vs DLSR

Nowadays, one can quite confidently say that the Digital SLR cameras have won the competition in the camera market with their ever rising popularity coupled with new levels of affordability. There seems to be a notion that the SLR type of camera is the ultimate device necessary for taking good pictures – whether you’re on a vacation, having a party at your home or wish to take some family snapshots.

The truth is actually that many people which own a DLSR don’t actually use it properly, nor do they know how to. They set the camera to its automatic mode and simply point and shoot – which is really not worth the price one would have paid for such a camera. People seem to have almost forgotten about Digicams, however, they have quite a few features that should make the average consumer reconsider their camera choices.

 

The first is size. A digital camera will be able to easily fit into a bag, some even into the pocket of your pants. Whereas you’d have to lug around a bag filled with lenses and such for a SLR, one cannot deny the practicality of having a digicam. Next would be the issue of quality – there is a misconception that in order to take good pictures, you must have a SLR camera. False – a professional photographer might need the ridiculous amount of megapixels for their work, but for your day to day pictures and videos at home or on vacation, you will never need to change a lens or fiddle through complicated settings in order to get what you want.

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Beyond Automatic Mode

One of the issues with digital cameras and their availability is actually that they are capable of far more than they are used for. Even older digital cameras are capable of great shots when set up in the right way for each situation, yet many owners are unaware of how to use them or what to use them for.

While the Automatic Mode is a powerful setting, it is not ideal for many situations. It is great for shooting pictures on the fly and in repetition, but often fails when lighting circumstances are not ideal.

Here is where one can really explore the limits of a digital camera. There are pre-set modes to choose from depending on the setting and location. Most cameras come with a mode for sports in particular, which will focus on quickly capturing a picture in an outdoor setting in order to avoid motion blurring or missing a crucial moment.

Another variety of modes is often aimed at time of day and setting. Indoor lighting is vastly different to outdoor lighting, and outdoor lighting changes depending on time of day. Indoors there is fluorescent and iridescent lighting, and so on. Some people find that pictures taken in certain lighting makes them look unflattering, and choosing the right mode on the camera can mitigate that effect by treating light differently.

Of course, many manufacturers make different modes for their digicams, but there should always be a manual one that you can modify to your heart’s content. Learning how to do so can really make a low-priced camera take amazing photos.

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