First thing I thought of when I read this letter incidentally
Today for our Wednesday photography features, we’ll go into one of the questions I got in my inbox from one of our readers Aaron/animefreak2k4. He writes:
“I’m Aaron and I enjoyed reading your ‘back to basics’ articles on LYN. I’m quite a beginner in digital photography but i’ve just invested in a new DSLR. I got a Canon EOS 600D with Kit lens 18-55mm.
But the one thing that i really would like to know at this moment is that, is it enough for me to just stick to my Kit lens, or must i get more lens to suit different types of photo shooting? Will the kit lens be sufficient for most types of shooting? (eg. landscape, portrait, micro etc).
Also would be very happy if you can introduce some great websites that teaches digital photography for beginners.
Thanks a lot!
Thanks for your email Aaron and hit the jump for our reply!
It’s time once again for the festive season; A time where we scratch our heads constantly, making sure we don’t leave gift buying to the last minute and end up getting Kinokuniya vouchers for everyone we know. Over the next 2 weeks or so, the Lowyat.NET editorial team will be sharing 5 different gift guides for 5 different types of people. Hopefully by the holidays, we’ll have all the bases covered for you!
So in our first week, we tell you what are the ultimate gifts to buy for that photographer in your life. Now, all photographers would love to have more lenses but we all know that unless you’re swimming in money, that’s not a very practical thing to get for Xmas. Another thing is that unless you’re a photographer too, a kit is quite a personal thing and unless you ask the person outright, you’re going to most likely get something wrong! Here’s a bunch of things that all photographers could use, for any budget!
Check out the list after the jump!
Amazon revealed that it is planning to use unmanned drones to deliver packages. Not long after that, Google also announced that it too has a top secret project to build autonomous robots. As far as we are concerned, the future is very much upon us. Not least from the highly controversial deployment of military Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in combat zones.
But what is a Drone? And why is the tech community so excited about it?
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Samsung may have developed an unhealthy habit of announcing devices catered for pretty much every target market in the consumer space, but with its latest device, the Galaxy Tab 3 Kids tablet, the Korean giants may have found an untapped market with immense potential. Back at its original announcement of the tablet earlier this year, many, including myself, wrote it off as yet another device filled with a gimmicky proposition. After all, who would consider buying an expensive electronic device for children that they will eventually grow out of?
But at the Malaysian launch of the child-oriented tablet, and speaking to several people after the event from distributors to urban mothers, I soon saw the tablet from a totally different angle:
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My editor, Lucas, was supposed to write this piece. He decided to get me to do it. No, the internet hasn’t made him lazy. Just extremely busy. But it does neatly sum up this entire story. In the first paragraph no less. Even this last sentence is here to tell you that it’s perfectly alright to jump to the next thing.
Seriously though, there are more than enough stories about technology either making us lazy or shortening our attention span to that of a mentally deficient goldfish. I even wrote about wanting more online delivery services in the country; mainly because I want to be able to buy things without leaving my house. The walk to the front door is already too distant a journey.
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This week has seen the seedy side of the internet surface. Social media has lead us to a couple of websites that are stealing pictures of young girls and displaying them online. Kind of like those male entertainment sites; except this time using underaged girls. There is no specific mention of those sites because I’m sure they fall under some definition of pedophilia.
Malaysian legislature doesn’t cover personal privacy; and neither does the common law (or at least the state of the common law is still uncertain). The recent implemented Personal Data Protection Act 2013 doesn’t protect private individuals against other individuals. But that’s not the point here, governments across the world are usually too slow to deal with the changes wrought by the internet.
Which means that anyone who wants to remain safe on the internet should take matters into their own hands. Here’s what you can do to remain anonymous, or at least private.
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Whether you are a seasoned shooter or an aspiring beginner, there may be something in these tips that you can use to improve your pictures or even just your photography experience as a whole. Take these tips with a pinch or 2 of salt, don’t try to apply all of these at once and you will see results in no time! So without further ado, here we go!
1) Frame in your mind, not in your viewfinder
It’s too easy to be constrained by the small box which you are looking though in order to compose your photo. Those framelines will never fully capture what you envision, or even what’s happening around the scene. It’s always great to be able to know what you want and then only translate it to your viewfinder. Sometimes it may be hard, but also open your other eye to see what’s happening around you, you never know, it may result in one hell of a picture.
Late one night I was trawling the internet for inspiration as most tech writers do and stumbled across this article from The Verge. The title got me thinking, when was the last time a manufacturer brought out a good flip QWERTY Android phone or even one at all? I’m not talking about the BlackBerry Q10-esque keyboard squeezed into a portrait orientation, even though I quite like the BlackBerry keyboards nothing will ever beat a proper flip/slide out full QWERTY keyboard.
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