Posts Tagged ‘Memory Sticks’

Learn Digital Photography – How to Become a Good Wedding Photographer

January 29th, 2012 No comments

As you can see, wedding marks anew chapter in a couples life and many are happy to hire a professional wedding photographer to capture the moments on photographs. How can you be good in wedding photography then?

1. Enthusiast or professional

Since you are building your career as a professional photographer, you are different from the photography enthusiast. You are supposed to see the best side of the couple and capture the essence of the couple without them posing for you.

As a professional wedding photographer, you too are supposed to be well prepared for the ceremony. You ought to bring enough memory sticks and battery packs. Telling the couple that you forgot your equipments is not a good reason especially when your reputation is on the line.

2. Equipments

Imagine your photographer carrying a compact digital camera during your wedding and told you that he is there for the job. He doesn’t sound convincing. Does he?

So, having a DSLR camera does help to improve your image as a wedding photographer. Remember, you are a professional instead of a photography enthusiast. So, be professional and invest into something professional.

3. Black and white

Some thought that black and white photography is outdated but little do they know that black and white makes marvelous wedding pictures. Some photographers even belief that black and white wedding pictures are more classical and more long lasting.

So, when you are involve in wedding photography, give black and white a chance and have a look into it. You can show the couple some of your pictures in color and monotone. Let them make their decision. After all it is their wedding and not yours.

4. Your personality

As a professional photographer, you are supposed to provide your professional point of view to the couple instead of shoving what you like down the couple’s throat. You might be a fanatic for black and white photography but the couple might feel that wedding is supposed to be colorful. You will spoil the couple’s mood when you insisted on your way.

So, before you start the job, have a short discussion with them. Let the couple know what a person you are and at the same time you can ask them what they are looking for in the wedding pictures. Once the mutual understanding has been established, satisfying the clients and your need will be easy.

michael wong

Memory Saving in What is Now a Digital Age

October 31st, 2011 No comments

With amateur photography gaining in popularity, digital cameras are becoming the norm. The convenience of digital cameras over traditional film cameras coupled with recent advancements in picture quality have meant more pictures conveying happy holiday memories than ever before.

Back in 2003 12.8 million digital cameras were owned, a marginally larger number than film cameras, 33% of households were seen to own a digital camera by the end of the year.

Cameras such as these in combination with other digital products such as Personal Digital Assistants (PDA) and MP3 players all require media on which to store the digital data. Flash media, memory cards and microdrives were designed in combination with these digital products. Unfortunately, as with computers, digital media does occasionally suffer from corruption which in turn can cause stored information to become locked away in the storage media, supposedly inaccessible.

A wide variety of digital storage media forms exist today, all with varying storage capacities dependant upon make and model. 8MB through to larger 6GB microdrives are now possible.

First placed into this market by SanDisk Corporation in 1994, CompactFlash Memory has become the most popular storage media of late. This media uses flash memory semiconductor technology able to house audio, text, video and images on flash chips. Being non-volatile and also solid state (no battery is required to keep the data stored and no moving parts exist) has made this technology tough and reliable, just right for portable digital products.

Sony and Toshiba created Memory Sticks and SmartMedia cards, respectively, which also turned out to be very popular. Memory Sticks have become the dominant storage media type for their own products, digital cameras, Clie’ handhelds and computers. Other manufacturers also use Memory Sticks, in particular Konica. SmartMedia cards tend to be rather thin and fragile, and have a top capacity of 128MB. Similar to solid state technology, no moving parts and a small size are perfect for active and constant transfers between digital devices.

Initially introduced in 1998 with a capacity of 170MB, IBM Microdrives are also now popular and have grown in storage size to be able to cope with 2GB. Although solid state memory cards like CompactFlash are more impact resistant, microdrives have been seen as reliable and very economic with regards to digital devices.

Whatever format you use, be it one of the afore mentioned, or some of the other varieties e.g. SecureDigital, xD Picture Card, MultiMedia Card, Mini CD-R/CD-RW, more and more people are relying on digital media and its associated problems, rather than traditional film.

Gone are the cases of film overexposure and damaged film rolls, in come the hardware failures and data corruption. Data organization and storage now uses the FAT file system. Corruption of this filing system results in the digital device that houses the memory card not being able to locate the data, whatever is stored being ‘lost’, although still remaining on the memory card.

Corruption typically occurs when a device is low on power or when memory cards are removed whilst the power is still on. Such circumstances result in the file systems not pointing to the data. Hardware failure tends to come from damage, e.g. by rough handling or accidental breakage, to the digital media so that it is unable to properly connect with the associated device which needs to read the data.

Various data recovery companies, such as Vogon, MJM, Storagesearch, CBL-Tech and Ontrack, are readily available for any of the data recovery difficulties you may encounter with digital storage medias and their associated devices. A wealth of experience and data recovery innovations mean that most data that is ‘lost’ is in fact retrievable with the right techniques.

Alex Rider

What You Should Know Before Purchasing The Best Digital Camera In The Market

September 21st, 2011 No comments

There are thousand of different models of the best digital cameras in the market today. It is important that you purchase one that will meet your needs.

Although the most expensive top of the line cameras deliver the highest quality picture, they also have instructions that could confuse a rocket scientist. It is recommended that when you purchase the best digital camera; choose one that is relatively easy to operate.

In years gone by, all you had to do to purchase the best digital camera was to look at a few models. Today, it is necessary to know the language of the digital world.

Resolution and mega pixels are two terms that you need to know. Resolution is the quality of the picture. When you are shopping, make sure to ask what the resolution is. The higher the number the better the picture.

Mega pixels are the millions of tiny dots that make up a picture. Again, it is recommended that you purchase a digital camera that has a high level of mega pixels because you will get a clearer and more detailed photo. If you do not have a high enough level of pixels, then your photos will be hazy and fuzzy.

Another term you should know before you purchase the best digital camera is zoom.

There are two types of zoom that you will find on the best digital camera. The first is optical. The optical zoom depicts photo magnification. The second type of zoom is called digital zoom. This means that the inner mechanisms of the camera define the size of an image. More people choose the optical zoom because the results are better.

You need to take into consideration how you will get your pictures from the camera to your computer. There are several methods available.

Smart media, CompactFlash are forms of memory sticks that are available. Each one comes in different sizes and can hold a specific number of pictures.

When you are shopping for the best digicam, there are many options available to you. It is recommended that you do a little research before making a purchase.

An automated camera is called a point and shoot. It is called this because you do not need to focus, turn on a flash or anything else; just point and shoot the picture.

Before shopping for the best digital camera, you should find a model that better fits your needs. There are six main types of digicams to consider. The Cannon Company makes the widest variety of point and shoot cameras. If you want a camera that has a large LCD screen, then the Sony company offers the largest model with that feature.

If you are new to photography, it is recommended that you seek out the digital cameras with easy to use options. Research the brands that you are considering by visiting their websites. This will not only inform you of the options you have, but you will also get a chance to see the cameras that are available.

If you are an amateur photographer, and know basically what a digicam can do, then a digital camera with options such as freezing, stop and depth control may be right for you. These options allow you to explore different techniques of photography.

If you have advanced skills in photography and are comfortable with a digicam and its basic features, then consider a camera that has more advanced features that will allow to be more creative and assist you in developing your own style.

A DSLR is basically a digital camera that is a point and shoot. This type of camera comes with a full array of features that are easy to use. It has advance speed, and flexibility and also the best image quality.

The most expensive camera on the market today is the professional digital camera. It allows the user free range of motion and the features cannot be found in any other camera. If this is the type of camera that you are looking for, it is highly recommended that you research the different types of professional cameras on the market today.


With all the choices there are in cameras today, it is important that you know the basic differences amongst the best digital cameras. It is not just the price you need to know, it is the details of the camera that your decision should be based on.

Brooke Hayles