Guide to Digital Cameras : Digital SLR Camera Features

Guide to Digital Cameras : Digital SLR Camera Features


Digital SLR’s, normally come from about six
mega pixels, generally go to the older ones, to about twelve. And, they’re going to go
to the greater mega pixels, even sixteen and up in the future. And they’re coming out with
more exposure modes, more ways to up flashes, with a hot shoot, so you can use a hot shoot
type flash or other kinds of flash connections, and they are faster. When they start up they’re
faster. The zooms are generally faster in speed when you zoom in and out, and they have
all the bells and whistles that even the prosumer cameras don’t have. So, there are lots of
features to consider with those, and we’re not going to go into too much detail. But you have to remember that as professionals,
you’ll know all those features.

How To Create Easy Parallax Effect, Make Your Photos Look 3D In After Effects Tutorial & Template

How To Create Easy Parallax Effect, Make Your Photos Look 3D In After Effects Tutorial & Template


Hey, welcome back to my new video. This is
easy tutorials, and for those of you who are the first time in this channel, please consider
subscribing. Today we’ll be creating this: Before we start, I’d like to invite you to
support me on Patreon. You can also get access to all my premium content. So let’s start. First, we have to import our footage into
After Effects. You can download the full project including
the light leaks, from the link in the description. The parallax effect is a technique where background
and foreground images, move by the camera at different speeds, creating an illusion
of depth in a 2D scene. Let’s see how we can achieve this in After Effects, without any
third party plugin. Create a new composition and name it: parallax
animation. I’m using the FULL HD 1080 pixels preset with 30 frames per second and 7 seconds
long. Bring your image into your new composition. Then go to effects and presets panel, and
search for: optics compensation. Apply it to your image layer, and let’s adjust
its settings. Click on this icon, and place the cursor on
the point of interest of your image. This will represent the foreground image, which
will move slower. Select the reverse lens distortion box. Then create a keyframe on the field of view. Move to the last frame, and change this value
to 70. You can test it first, and find the perfect value for your image, but never overreact
with it, if you want to get a realistic result. This is how your image animation should look
like. As you can see the parallax effect gives a good depth to our image. In lots of cases, you can give even more depth
of field to your still images using light leaks and particles overlays. So, let’s bring the light leaks file into
our parallax composition. And change its blending mode to: soft light. If it’s too intense for your image, click
T on your keyboard to open the opacity, and bring its value down, as much as you need. Let’s check our final result. Wow, looks great. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial on how to
animate a still photo with parallax effect in After Effects. Don’t forget to subscribe, hit the like button
and comment. It would be great to know your opinions about my tutorials. Also, you can
make requests for new tutorials, about interesting effects or animations that you would like
to learn. See you soon!

How To Size / Crop Images For Instagram Stories

How To Size / Crop Images For Instagram Stories


welcome to a tutorial on cropping your photos to be the right size for Instagram stories. please like the video if it helps you. Lets begin. first we need to download a photo editing app. my favourite is called pixelr. open the app store and search for pixelr. it is available for both IOS and android. download and install it. open it once its finished. select photos, and choose the photo you want to use. now select the tools button. it is the button that looks like two circles. in the tools menu, select crop from the preset photo options. choose 16:9 16:9 is the aspect ratio used by Instagram stories. if the 16:9 you chose is showing it in landscape mode, tap it again and it will convert to portrait mode. now you can drag your crop around to the position that looks best. when you have your desired crop, tap on the green tick at the bottom. to save your image, tap done. now tap Save Image, and the image will be saved to your camera roll. now open up instagram and we will post our new image to our story. as you can see the crop fits perfectly on Instagram stories. and that draws and end to this tutorial please give the video a like if it helped you , and subscribe to Foxy tech Tips for more social media tutorials!

How to Connect a Olympus Camera to a Smartphone

How to Connect a Olympus Camera to a Smartphone


Hi, this is Rob. I am going to show you how to connect your
Olympus Camera to your smartphone. The first thing you need to do is Download
the free Olympus Image Share App. With this app, you will be able to connect
with your Olympus camera and use your Smartphone as a remote control for the Olympus camera. You can also transfer images from the Olympus
camera to your smartphone. You can enhance the photos that are transferred
to your smartphone with Olympus Art Filters in the app. You can add GPS tags to images simply by transferring
the GPS log saved on the smartphone to the Olympus camera. Let’s connect to the Olympus camera. Once you have the Olympus Image Share App
on your smartphone, open it up. If this is the first time that you have opened
the app, you will see this screen about scanning the QR code on the Olympus camera. You only have to scan the QR code once, because
your smartphone will record, from the QR code, your Olympus Camera´s SSID and the Olympus
Camera’s wifi password to your smartphone wifi settings. Later in the video, I will show you how to
reconnect your smartphone to the Olympus camera next time that you want to connect. Ok, on the Olympus Image Share app, if you
see this screen, tap this Used Now button. If you see this screen, tap this camera icon
on the bottom. Then this window appears, and tap this Easy
Setup button. This window appears, it says “Scan the QR
code shown on the monitor of an Olympus built-in WiFi camera to set up the WiFi connection. Now you need to turn on the Olympus camera
and look for the WiFi icon on the monitor of the Olympus camera. The WiFi Icon is usually in the upper left
of the monitor. If your Olympus has touch screen, then tap
on the WiFi icon to bring up the QR code on the Olympus camera. Then tap the Scan button on the app and scan
the QR code with your smartphone. If you do not have touch screen with your
olympus camera, then you need to go into the Olympus camera menu system. The smartphone connection in the menu is either
located here at the playback menu or on some Olympus cameras, it is located here. This is my menu on my Olympus Tough Stylus
TG-4 camera. I will press OK on the camera to start the
WiFi connection. This window pops up stating that this configuration
is necessary only once. I will press OK to continue. Another window pops up stating to get the
app for the smartphone. I will press OK to continue. The Camera is preparing the WiFi connection. The QR code appears on the camera. Now I will go back to the smartphone app. On the app, press this Scan button. I will place the QR code on the Olympus within
this square on the app in order to scan it. Once scanned, this window appears on the smartphone
app. Stating that the QR code has been scanned. Now press this Connect button on the app. The app is connecting to the Olympus camera. The app is now connected and is ready to use
the four major parts of the app. If you have trouble scanning the QR code,
you can look at the QR code and get your Olympus Camera WiFi SSID and password and enter it
into your smartphone in the wifi settings. Like I said before, you only need to scan
the QR code once. The next time you want to connect, open the
Olympus Image Share App. Then on the Olympus camera tap the Wifi icon
on the monitor. Then you should be connected. When you see this icon turn blue and say “on”,
then you are connected. If you are having trouble connecting, you
can go into the wifi settings of your smartphone, then activate the wifi on the Olympus camera. Your Olympus camera wifi should then pop up
in your smartphone wifi settings. Then on your smartphone, tap on Olympus camera
wifi and connect it. Open the app, now you should be connected. If you are still having trouble, you may have
to scan the QR code again. OK, that is it. That is how to connect your Olympus camera
with your smartphone. If you like this video, please give it a thumbs
up and please subscribe to this channel.

[2017,PC] SOLVED – How to watch a 3D Movie in 2D on VLC (Fixing the Double-Image Problem)

[2017,PC] SOLVED – How to watch a 3D Movie in 2D on VLC (Fixing the Double-Image Problem)


Hello guys! Today I’m gonna show you how
to watch a movie that is in 3D in 2D. So basically if you download a movie
or bought a movie and try to play it that’s
3D on your VLC and it turns out like this; there’s
two screens or two images instead of just one. The thing you have to do here is that first, you have to go into “Tools” “Preferences”, and then go into “Video” and right here on “Force Aspect Ratio” You’re gonna put in: 32:9 and then save. So, if I shut this down and I open up the
movie again you’ll see that it will have the “Aspect Ratio” on 32:9, that makes it a little bit wider and not so tall. And now we have to go into “Tools”>”Effects and Filters” “Video Effects” “Crop”, and then on the right, we’re gonna put in 960 and there you go! That’s how you play a 3D movie in two dimensions so you get one
screen instead. I hope it helped! Bye!

Photoshop Tutorial: Steal the Color & Tone of an Image with Match Color  -HD-

Photoshop Tutorial: Steal the Color & Tone of an Image with Match Color -HD-


Hello and welcome back to another Photoshop
tutorial. Today I’m going to be showing you how you
can steal the color and tone of one image, and use it on another. So here I have two images that have a drastically
different color tone and feel. So what if we wanted this first image of this
path to look a lot more like the color and tone of the second image of the barn? Now your initial thought might be to spend
a decent chunk of time with a few different adjustment layers, or you could go ahead and
start by trying out the match color adjustment, which is what we’re going to be doing today. So I’m just going to flip back over to the
first image here, and then go up to “Image”, down to “Adjustments”, and then down to “Match
Color.” Now the first thing that we’re going to look
at in this dialog box is this option called “Source” down here under “Image Statistics.” Now this is where you’re actually going to
select your second image that you want to steal the color and tone from. So we’re going to select that image, and mine
is going to be that bottom image right here, another file that’s open. And you’ll immediately see that it pulls up
the picture here and starts to apply the effect to your image. Now some images will look good right off the
bat. This one is not one of those images, so we’re
going to need to use some of these image options to really refine this effect. So with these effects we have luminance here,
and luminance is going to control the perceived brightness of the image. The color intensity is going to control the
vibrance. And the fade is going to control how the color
is faded from the new image we brought over of the barn onto the original image of the
path. Now with all of these image options, when
we adjust these we’re actually adjusting the properties of the new image since we selected
a source. If we hadn’t selected a source, then these
image options would then apply to our old original image of the path, but since we do
have a source, then they’re going to apply to how the color is brought over and blended
from the image of the barn. So, lastly we have this “Neutralize” checkbox,
and this is going to neutralize the main color that is being cast by the selected photo,
which is the barn. So it’s going to neutralize any kind of major
color that’s being cast over that photo. So I’m just going to go ahead and set some
of these. So I’m just going to put this one at about
125. I’m going to put the color intensity at about
70, and I’m going to put the fade at about 45, and then I’m to go ahead and check the
neutralize color box. So if we then go up to the preview we can
see how this change has taken effect on our image. So you can see the before and after, and that’s
a pretty drastic change. So if we go ahead and click “ok” we can flip
between these images after its gone ahead and taken effect. And you can see that these images now seem
like they fit a lot better into the same kind of feel. It seems like they have the same tone to them,
and a lot of the same colors have been matched from the original image. So this is a great tool for stealing the tone
of an image. It’s not always going to be perfect, but you
can refine it and even use it as a huge head start before going ahead and diving into other
adjustment layers. So that’s my time, but as always, if you enjoyed
this tutorial, be sure to subscribe, rate, and comment for more.

Inside Birding: Size and Shape

Inside Birding: Size and Shape


One thing all
really good birders have in common is that they know how to recognize birds. Sounds obvious, right? But you may not know is that experts actually key into
four characteristics to identify birds. That’s right. Those four keys to identification are size
and shape, overall color pattern, behavior, and habitat. When experts use these to
identify birds, they’re able to identify more birds and they’re able
to identify them more often. And with some practice of these four keys, you’ll start looking at
birds differently. If you do, we promise you’ll become a better birder. So if you’ve ever wondered
how that hotshot birder is able to identify a bird
as it flies by quickly, well, we’re going to let you in on their little secret.
In this installment of “Inside Birding”, we’re going to cover the first
key to identification: size and shape. If there’s one thing I wish
I knew when I was starting out, it would be the importance of
using size and shape to identify birds. Like most people, I began by focusing on
field marks and plumage details. But what I didn’t realize is
how variable plumages can be, especially as they change
from one season to the next. While field marks
can be helpful, it’s not actually what most experienced birders
use to identify birds. We actually identify birds
in the same way we identify things we see every day. So, think of it this way. When you see a
friend or family member from a distance, you recognize them not by a detail,
like their eye color or their hair style, but by their overall appearance,
their height, their build, that sort of thing. So if you can apply
this same technique to birding, you’ll be able to identify birds as easily
as you recognize your friends. This looks like a really great place to
find birds. We’ve got a great mix of habitat. We’ve got these low grasses and wildflowers; we’ve got this
big bank of deciduous trees. We have this big conifer over here. We have another bank
of conifers over here. What I really like are all these
berry-producing shrubs. That’s gonna make this a great place to
look for American Robin. I know what you’re thinking –
American Robin, they’re too easy, they’re too common. But here’s the
thing, it makes sense to practice your birding skills with a bird that you know
you can locate, and most importantly, really spend time watching it. All right, where are they?
Let’s go find some robins. There’s a couple of phoebes up just where there’s the first
main rise on the left side. Hearing some chickadees up there. There’s a pretty sweet waxwing. All right, here we go, here’s a robin. Okay, so check it out. We’ve got a medium-sized songbird that’s
definitely smaller than a crow but larger than a sparrow. So Jessie just did two really important
things when identifying birds by size and shape. First, she put the bird into the correct
group or family of birds. And I know what you’re thinking, that could be pretty hard,
but you probably already know more than you think you do. Is the bird a duck,
is it a heron, is it a raptor? Even the most basic observations are useful.
The next thing she did was to make a size comparison.
Did you hear how she said it’s smaller than a crow, but larger than a sparrow? Making comparisons is key to identifying birds. Yeah, when we’re out birding,
we’re constantly making comparisons, narrowing down the list of species
to figure out what we’re looking at. Now that we’ve checked out size,
let’s look at the shape. Oh, here’s a robin, teed up, just to the left of the tall conifer. Oh, yeah. Oh, it’s pretty chunky, kind of pot-bellied. So when observing a bird’s shape, it’s
important to start out with the overall impression of the bird.
Jessie thought it was pretty chunky. The next thing she’ll do is
key in on those parts of the bird that are most useful for
identification: the head, the bill, the length of the wings
and the length of the tail. All the while, she’s constantly making comparisons with the
bird she sees to what she already knows. Yeah, so taking a closer
look at its shape, we can see that it’s got
a fairly long bill, rather small head, large body, and the tail is relatively long. Yeah, good description. So if I were to compare
this bird to other birds I know, I’d say that it has a shorter tail
than a mockingbird but it has a larger body. It doesn’t have a crest
like a Blue Jay or cardinal would. And check out how long those wings are, nothing like a House Wren’s stubby wings. I don’t think I can overstate the
importance of making comparisons when you’re out birding. Now I know this is going to
sound a little bit weird, but one of the best type
of comparisons that you can make is to compare the bird to itself. And that’s a subject of
today’s “pro insight”. Comparing an individual bird’s
body parts with one another, for example the length of the wings
relative to the length of the tail, can be a particularly good way to
identify birds that appear very similar. A perfect example of this – Hairy and Downy Woodpecker. Here’s what we’re talking about.
We have a Hairy Woodpecker on the side of the feeder. Now we have a Downy Woodpecker
on the side of the same feeder. In both cases, they’re males;
you can tell by the red on the top of the head. And just for comparison, now we have
a female Downy Woodpecker, no red on the back of the head. You can see how confusing
these two species can be. They really look very
similar to each other. Now, let’s take a closer look
at a couple of still images. Here on the left, we have a Downy Woodpecker
and on the right, a Hairy Woodpecker. Again, it’s really easy to see
why these species are commonly confused, but when you have them right next
to each other, like we do now, the first thing that really jumps out is
how much larger the Hairy Woodpecker is. The problem of course is that we’d never
see birds like this in the field, so what we’re going to do is
compare the bird to itself. Let’s zoom in and see
what I’m talking about. Here on the Downy Woodpecker
the length of the bill is clearly shorter, relative to the width of the head. If you were to take the bill and
rotate it one hundred and eighty degrees, the bill would barely extend past the eye. If we turn our attention now
to the Hairy Woodpecker, here we can see that the bill’s
obviously larger and longer relative to the width
of the head. If you were to take its bill and
rotate it a hundred and eighty degrees, the bill would extend well past the eye. Let’s take one last look at these together
and it becomes clear what I’m talking about. But these are still photos and still photos are really easy. So now let’s take a look at birds
as we might see them in the field and put this ID skill to use. This one’s pretty easy. Again, look at how large the bill is.
If you were to rotate that a hundred and eighty degrees,
it would clearly go beyond the eye. Any guesses? That’s right, Hairy Woodpecker. Now we have a bird as I tend to see them
in the field with a lot of vegetation between me and the bird. But that is a tiny bill. That’s right;
it’s a Downy Woodpecker. Now this is pretty sweet.
We have a bird in the nest cavity. Again, look at the length of the bill.
That’s a monster. Do you know what it is? Hairy Woodpecker. Good view. Again, really large bill. Another Hairy Woodpecker. All right, so you’re probably
getting the hang of this by now. You know separating Hairy and Downy
Woodpeckers is just one of many identification challenges
that can be quickly solved using this type of comparison. The great thing about it is, you don’t
need another object or another bird to make comparisons to. All you have to do is to
compare the bird to itself. Whether we’re looking at a
bird’s overall structure or we’re comparing individual parts of the bird, we use size and shape more
than anything else to identify birds. So to recap, the first thing you want to do when you find a bird
is figure out what group or family the bird belongs to. Next, take a look at the overall size and
shape and make comparisons to birds you already know. And finally, if you get a good read on the
bird, take a look at the body parts and look at their size and shape
and see how they relate to one another. Now keep in mind, size and shape alone may not be enough
to enable you to identify every bird you see in every situation, but when you
combine size and shape with overall color pattern, behavior and habitat, the
other three keys to identification which we’ll cover in future episodes,
size and shape becomes a powerful way of identifying birds. And remember birds are everywhere, so get out there and
take your birding to next level.

How To Rank Images In Google

How To Rank Images In Google


How to rank images in Google hello and
welcome in this video session I’m going to show
you how to rank images in Google I’m going to
take a sample keyword as such and and show you the critical elements for
you to be able to rank your images now if you’re watching this video tutorial on our YouTube channel then it is most likely that you want to
rank your images and therefore your online businesses
revolves around images so to speak okay so when we think all ranking images or ranking keywords or ranking web
sites or ranking YouTube videos what we can do is
simply follow Google guidelines and do so properly and intelligently
ok so as you can see if I was in this
industry and someone wants to search Google web
search then for some keywords Google
automatically brings out images as the result set therefore you know let’s say you’re providing
photography or wedding party supplies and what not right ranking images then becomes important in a sense that you
indirectly bring potential customers to your
website regardless of if they are in their buying cycle or whatever stage of their Google’s search cycle they may be in so as you
can see it is critically important to rank
images properly as well for the the industry
you may be in now this is Google search web search but this is Google image search and people search Google
images as well okay and the result sets that it has
brought here actually comes if you look carefully from the top-ranking images so you know the importance of ranking your
images so now let’s go and find out how we can do just that so how to rank images well most important
elements for any ranking in Google is keywords therefore if you have a large website
with lots of images okay your homepage is your domain your folder structure becomes extremely important so you know let’s
say you have over fifty images or hundred different images or twenty
images and you want to rank images so then you work out the most important keyword in a sense
what industry that you are in our example we’ve got photography as a industry that
we are in within that folder so you create
a folder in your root directory on your home directory okay you create a folder and name it to the most important keywords single
keyword is better for this particular example okay but
you’re not limited you can say you know you can if you choose you
can say wedding photography as a folder name so that is totally up to you there’s no
set and you know golden rule so to speak okay it will depend on your online industry and
your website so then within that folder what I’ve done in this example I’ve
created two different folders and named one as in wedding and named the other as in family portraits now all the images that you want to
rank OK that is related to wedding then would naturally would go in this
folder and all the family portraits that you want to showcase and so on would go into this folder now in this folder you may have 10
different images as long as you understand that
the way you name them has to be related to whatever the folder
name okay so that is the key the the final name that you want to rank you know keep it short
you know one two three four or five words is good enough more than that you’re kinda
pushing so so let’s have a look at this I have
another video tutorial that explains HTML image names and
ALT attributes and all that stuff right so in
this example we’ve taken bridal wedding party JPEG we’ve named the image as such because we
wanna rank that keyword in Google right photography wedding these are folders one
folder two folder and a file name in it now we have alt attribute here bridal
wedding party okay surely it is related to the image name now title title you need to be smart with title okay title and alt attribute cannot be the same OK they have to be different the title
talks about what the image is people posing outdoors for a
wedding party in this example but as you can see it is
still talking about the wedding party okay so you that’s bit of practice you can perhaps master you know naming your images and naming your ALT attributes and naming your image
titles okay but I want you to understand the
importance of doing things properly now now we’ve got these out of the way let’s have a look there is one more critical
element that you need to understand because everyone else in your industry
probably knows the information that I’ve just shared with
you because everyone else is talking about it right but that’s just not good enough is you
wanna you know rank everything properly and
you wanna do it within people Google guidelines you came to my YouTube channel to learn what works and what doesn’t so if you have Photoshop you have an option
here and file info where you can place additional information okay and
this is actually a must if you want to rank your images okay I’m not going to going depth and
explain every detail here but you know you can be
intelligent in a sense perhaps you know for your author name okay you may even do that okay that’s totally up to you what I’m
saying to you is Photoshop File Info you can describe and attach additional information to your images Okay it’s critical and is a must now you may not have Photoshop well if
that’s the case there are many free software’s out
there and the video description will have the
the hyperlinks for it so you can go ahead and download it if you don’t have
Photoshop okay I downloaded this particular
program so I could show you because within this you can also provide
additional details similar to the Photoshop now let’s go and have a look at what is
really going on now this particular URL allows me to
upload a file which in this case I’ve uploaded this
particular file and as you can see as far as details
a concern there is not much details happening
but I got the one from the Photoshop here okay I saved it with given these details as extra details
right now what you’re seeing is that
particular file as you can see what’s going on here well this
particular URL his particular tool shows me the attached metadata for this file and as you can see it pulls
that information from the image itself so I upload the image and it’s given me all these details okay all these details now this is the one the the Itag software well as you can see I used
that software and I provided additional details now this particular URL okay image publishing guidelines by Google OK I want to point out couple of elements because you
know there’s no point you taking my word and then going ahead
and then doing things OK because when you come to my channel
and when you learn from me I don’t just give you you know and silly
information I give you information that comes straight from Google and I show you have to use it
properly and as you can see here can you can read much more about image publishing
guidelines but if you follow the information that I
shared with you thus far on how to rank your images in Google then you can see here the page the
images on surely it has to be related to whatever
the keyword that you want to rank for that image right I but as you can see
image title is here provides search engines with important
information about the subject matter of your image so therefore a lot of
people they say to you just worry about ALT tags ALT attribute okay they tell you not to worry about this well you should worry about that because that’s what Google wants you to do
now why is the other information that I
shared with you are important well Google Webmaster Guidelines suggest to
you if you can read here carefully so as you can see relevant or not and
that’s how Google does things it looks at all the information that I’ve shared with you and if you put them all together and name your image is probably put ’em
in proper folders with proper keyword names okay utilize you know metadata okay and then just you know that’s all you need to do okay
people will come to your website especially when they search Google so if you wanna be here right in front of your potential customers simply follow the information that I just shared with you
in this video tutorial session showing you How To Rank Images in Google I really like to thank you very
much for your subscription and for your visit and I’ll talk to you in the next video
tutorial thank you very much talk to you soon bye bye happy rankings take care bye bye