Photography Tip For Softening Images

Photography Tip For Softening Images

Photography Tip For Softening Images

How To Soften Photographs
How To Soften Photographs

How to soften photographs when you do not have a diffusion filter, if you have a UV filter, or any camera filter then you are in luck. In the above photography of a scarlet red macaw, the well trained parrot was free to fly away. I guess he or she liked his home so much that he stayed on his perch even when people were only three to four feet away.

You can use either a piece of lens paper or a tissue to apply a thin layer of Vaseline onto the camera filter. This will soften the image. In fact this is what they did back in the old days before they manufactured a diffusion filter. I am not sure if they applied it to a filter back in the day or to the cameras lens. I recommend that you apply it to a filter, and not to apply Vaseline to the front element of the camera lens. This is how you soften the image with Vaseline.

I do not soften my images since I do photograph subjects that I would like to soften such as the wrinkles of an aging women, the lights may also glow a bit more. I like sharp detail in my landscapes. I am certain that this will work.

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You Can Hand Feed The Giraffes Santa Barbara Zoo

You Can Hand Feed The Giraffes Santa Barbara Zoo

Feed, pet, and photography the giraffes at the Santa Barbara Zoos
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You can hand feed the Giraffes at the Santa Barbara Zoo. I was shocked at how tall, and friendly the giraffes are at the Santa Barbara Zoo. If you want to get close enough to pet a giraffe you should go to the Santa Barbara Zoo. Click on the following link for my home page. If you would like to view my landscape stock photos on Alamy.com website. Click here Stock photography by RJ Styles at Alamy

Camera Backpack Versus Camera Hard Case

$14.99 Amazon Book-Learn Photography In One Day Rj Styles

$14.99 Amazon Book-Learn Photography In One Day Rj Styles

Stock Photo Fall Foliage In Oregon
Beautiful Fall Colors In Oregon

Camera backpacks are more versatile when compared to a camera hard case. You can just simply carry your camera anywhere in the field. I have photographed amazing landscapes in the following areas Burney Falls State Park, Yosemite Valley Half Dome, fall colors in Seattle, Washington, and Fall colors in Oregon. You can purchase stock photos from Alamy.com by clicking on the following link. RJ Styles Photography Stock photography by RJ Styles at Alamy There are some problems with a camera back pack. Rain or water can easily penetrate it. Your camera back pack when placed on the ground may appear zipped shut, and when you grab your back pack especially if you’re tired from a long day the contents of your back pack will fall onto the ground. Your expensive camera, your expensive lenses, and your expensive filters will all fall onto the ground and could be damaged beyond repair. Click the following link to purchase a high quality back pack click here. Zipper handles fall off; the first thing to fall off the zippers typically is the little cords. Zippers can fail to close over time. The hard case especially the one made by pelican can provide protection from rain and water. Click here to purchase a pelican camera case. In fact the company claims that you can even submerge the hard case in water and your equipment will stay dry. Hard cases can be less desirable to carry for long distances in the field. Cheap back packs seem to fall apart quickly. Some of the high end back packs can cost well over $200. If you plan on purchasing a camera back pack make sure that it is high quality. Ensure the interior of the back pack has a thick cushion around the perimeter of the bag and also make sure that the dividers are equally thick. Please help a struggling disabled photographer by donating today. RJ Styles is in need of a long lens for bird photography. Click her for donations. God Bless!

The Proper Way To Clean a Camera Lens, Uncategorized

The Proper Way To Clean a Camera Lens

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Beautiful Lake At Burney Falls State Park

How to clean a camera lens. You can purchase my stock photos by clicking on the following link to my photo library at Alamy.com. Stock photography by RJ Styles at Alamy Take the lens that is dirty I prefer to keep the lens attached to the camera, place the camera strap around your neck, and point the lens towards the ground. Take a can of compressed air and thoroughly blow air across the entire lens. I like to use Panco Lens Cleaner. Click the following link to buy Pancro lens cleaner, it is more expensive than most other lens cleaner, but it does not leave detergent residue behind. I also prefer to use Kimwipes for my lens paper. Click the following link to buy Kimwipes. While keeping the camera pointed towards the floor take a piece of lens paper and fold it up spray one end of the lens paper with lens cleaning fluid, and thoroughly wipe the entire front element of the lens. Switch to the dry end of the lens paper and wipe the front element of the lens until all of the streaks are gone. I find that Pancro seems to streak less then other lens cleaners. With camera lens pointed towards the floor blow the lens again with compressed air. Now your lens should be clean. If it is not completely clean repeat the above steps. Please help RJ Styles purchase photography equipment, I require a new lens for bird photography.Any donations would be greatly appreciated, I am a disabled struggling photographer. To donate Click her. I am a landscape photographer and a nature photographer.  I have photographed the following areas, Yosemite Valley Half Dome, Seattle, Washington, San Francisco California, Burney Falls State Park, Ukiah, and Oregon. I have captured the brilliant red and orange fall colors of Oregon, and Washington.