Saturday, February 28, 2015

One Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Tough times never last, but tough people do. Keep going, don't quit. 

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                                            (Photo by Somaphat Janthamethee)

Be prepare for every moment

Be prepare for every moment because we don't know what going to happen. By doing so you will get the flesh photos as it should be.

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Easy to understand the Composition

photography composition basics - truth about the rule of thirds, symmetr...

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Don't think, Just shoot

When I see something interesting, I don't think but just shoot as quick as I can, almost in auto mode. By this way I find the world in flesh as it should be and the images were great.

Friday, February 27, 2015

4 Sure Tips to Help You Use Photography Composition to Your Advantage

written by: Just shoot a photo team

     Composition is a term that you may have heard of severally and the same term is heavily used in the professional photography circles. What it basically means is aligning subjects or elements in manner that can allow the photographer to tell a story or achieve a certain goal. Considering how vital this can be, you have to make sure that you understand the rules that govern the basics of photography composition which can be key to allowing you use this technique to have better shots and give your photos a better angle. Here are some of the tips that can guide you and act as a tutorial on how to make the most out of photography composition.

1. Keep it simple.
     When you look at any scene with your naked eye, you are quickly able to pick out any subjects of interest and those that are most captivating to you. However, this is not the case with a camera. It does not discriminate. Because of this, you can end up with a clustered picture that looks quite messy and confusing. Simply pick out your subjects very well and then ensure that you have the focal length of the camera set right. Make sure that your subject is the center of attention of the frame (not at the center of the frame). If you would like to include other objects in the picture or make them part of the story, you can have them in the background.
2. Keep it away from the center.
     As a beginner, it can be tempting to throw every one of your subjects right at the middle of the photo. Because of this, your pictures end up getting a boring and static look. To counter this, try moving the subject to one side and balancing this out with the rest of the scene. This gives a better angle and offers a much more intriguing photo with a bigger and more captivating story to tell. The best way to do this would be to use the rule of thirds where you try and place the subject on one of the imaginary lines. If your smartphone camera has grids, this should be much easier.

3. Make use of leading lines.
     This is one of those tips that if mastered well, you can revolutionize not only your composition but your entire photography aspect. It is particularly a great tip to use when you are taking photos where the subject is a blur. In such scenarios, the viewer’s eyes would wander all over the picture not knowing where the focal point is. However, by using lines, you can be able to direct the eyes of the viewer to see what you want them to see. In some instances, the leading lines themselves can be the subject but in most cases you can use these as tour guide around your photography composition. They also help to achieve a sense of depth which can be hard especially with smartphones.
4. Remember the background.
     While photography composition is primarily about being able to get the subject or element to tell the story, it will rarely be able to do this on its own. The background plays a vital role in ensuring that you are able to capture the entire story and allows you to fill the frame without making the photo look clustered. If you do not want to have the background as part of your story, you than throw it out of focus by having a longer focal length and a wide lens aperture but you might not be able to control this on your smartphone.
While getting around the basics of photography composition, it is vital to note that the aim here is not always to capture the subject in a manner that is flattering or aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Instead, it is about how you as an individual would like to express yourself. 
     Think of yourself as an artist and your camera as the canvas. How would you like the layout or the story to be told? You can also consider the message or story that you would like to capture. This is the true essence and vitality of photography composition and why getting it right is very crucial. 

"Rule of thirds" the rule of thumb for photography

Whenever I want to shoot a photo. One rule of thumb that I automatic do is "the rule of thirds"

As you can see on the picture above demonstrates the application of the rule of thirds. 

                                                  This is the very basic of Photography
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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Tips to Get the Most out of Your Smartphone Camera

written by: Just shoot a photo tream

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           Camera companies like Olympus have been having plenty of trouble in the market thanks to cameras being incorporated into smartphones. While these new gadgets may not be as high quality as the cameras that were there before them, they are definitely more classy, mobile and easier to use. 

           However, if you are to get the best results out of them, you have to be a little more creative to get the best shot and decent photos. Here are some tips that you can use to not only understand your smartphone camera but also to take advantage of the features that it has to allow you make the most out of it.

1. Understand the settings.

         Each and every one of us has different preferences and hence this is a good reason as to why you cannot all rely on the default settings on your smartphone camera. If it works for your cause, well and good. Most smartphone cameras should allow you to set among other things the Focus, Exposure, White balance and ISO. You can tweak these aspects depending on the background of the smartphone photography that you would like to work with. For beginners, make sure that you select the highest resolution possible on the camera setting.

2. Do not Zoom, Crop.

        You will notice that as soon as you start zooming, the photos simply become a blur. This is because once you start to zoom the camera just extrapolates the image and tries to guess what it is. This is a particularly savy trick for travellers. Instead you can crop the image in the event that you would like to concentrate on something in particular. Cropping allows you to enlarge the image while still retaining a decent amount of resolution to make the photo a good one.

3. Don’t filter, Edit instead.

       While you may need some tutorials to use some of these photo editing software like Snapseed, one thing is for sure. They have a much better and more unique result than the common filtering that just washes out the photo. They offer reasonable adjustments and with these, you can be able to explore more of your personality and give your smartphone photos a unique approach.
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4. Get a Camera app.

         Most beginners probably did not know that they could do this before now. It is actually a great trick to use. It allows you to have more control out of your camera and you are able to achieve more. A good camera app allows you to overlook the auto focus and also separates the AF lock from the Exposure lock. This allow you to have better quality photos. However, make sure that as odd as it may look for you start pulling out your smartphone camera and shooting images randomly, you need to make sure that you understand your new app and this will allow you to adjust it better.

5. Get the lighting correct.

         When it comes to photos, you should know that proper lighting is everything. It is vital to note that the basic flash is not fully capable of the task that it is usually assigned for and hence this is not appropriate for use. You can use suggestive lighting to give your photos an angle.
        As you may notice, you really do not need a flashy camera when you have your smartphone around. Anything with at least 8MP should be more than enough to allow mind blowing photos as long as you use some of these tricks.

(To learn more about Photography Skill please visit Digital Photography School.)

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Don't have a big camera no problems,Just shoot a photo with your smartphone


Welcome to "Just shoot a photo" with smartphone.

My name is James Tang from Dublin, Ireland.

I am an ordinary man but love to take a photo very much. Taking photos make me happy and soothes my soul. 

I don't have any professional camera. All of my photography showing here taken from my Smartphone. (Samsung S4)

Whenever I found something interesting and beautiful, I just shoot a photo with my pocket camera or smartphone, edited with apps and show to the world.

I took a lot of pictures and used to show them on facebook but found that facebook was no longer the place to show them all.  So I decided to create my own blog, a little place where I could display all of my work.

My photography is about the beauty that is everywhere.

All Pictures are taken by me unless stated otherwise. If you would like to use or buy any of them, please email me:

Hope you enjoy and like it. Please have a look around.