Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Tips for improving camera phone

Light your subject well..the better lit your subject is the clearer your iamage is likely to be..if possisble shoot outside or turn o lights in a room to add extra light to your shot..

Get close to your subject one..most common mistakes with camera phone is that their subject ends up being a tiny,unrecognizable object in the fill up your view finder with your subject to save having to zoom in on the subject in editing it later..having said this ,getting too closse on some mo
del camera phones creates distortion and focusing issues..

Avoid using the digital camera zoom as tempting as it might be to zoom in on your subject when taking picture..if the zoom is a digital zoom it will decrease the quality of your shot..of course some camera phones are beginning to hi
t the market,these are fine to use as they don't enlarge your subject by enlarging pixels..

Use the highest resolution possible on your camera phone..some phones allow you to choose what resolution you want to take photos almost goes without that the higher your resolution the clearer your shot will be..this is especially true for camera phones which often have sensors of under 1 megapixel in them..

Take loads of shots and experiment.. the beauty of all forms of digital photography is the ability to shoot off many shots quickly and without cost..this means that you can experiment with different modes and composition and discard those that you don't want to keep..

Sunday, February 15, 2009

The Truth Behind FRIDAY the 13TH

You think this would be just a normal day, but it's possibly the most well known bad luck superstition of them all, for but why? Flash back to your childhood days, do you remember someone telling you, "Watch black cat crossing the street," "Don't break a mirror today," or "Don't step on the cracks on the sidewalk.''

The fear
of Friday the 13th is called Paraskevidekatriaphobia. The word is derived from the Greek words Paraskevi (meaning Friday), and dekastreis (meaning 13), attached to phobia (meaning feaar). This is a specialised of triskaidekaphobia, a simple phobia of the number 13.

The fear of Friday the 13th continues for most of us. Most people cannot offer an explanationto their fear or superstitions, but the belief is widespread. Some people begin their day with greater care. Some do not go to work, while others cancel their job interview, feeling that the day woud result badly.

According to folklorists, there is no written evidence for a "Friday the 13th" superstition before the 19th century.The earliest known documented reference in English occurs in an 1869 biography of Gioachino Rossini. As the story goes, Rossini regarded Friday as an unlucky day, and thirteen as an unlucky number. It is remarkable that on Friday, the 13th of November, he died.