Using Digital Camera Without A Flash Unit


I have been using a digital camera for the last few years. My latest digital camera is the Sony Alpha 100 DSLR. This is the first professional like DSLR coming from Sony.The unit I bought is equipped with a zoom lens (16-80 mm) made by Carl Zeiss especially for Sony Alpha. I particularly love this lens; it is permanently attached to my Sony Alpha body.Taking an outdoor photo with this camera is a breeze. Most of the time I am using its P (program) mode. This is a semi-automatic mode whereby the unit uses its auto sensors to tell you middle ground
settings (aperture and shutter speed); a setting that will give you a near perfect picture.From there you can adjust the settings to increase depth of field (more front and background focus)
of a particular photo. If you over do it, the unit will warn you.

Even during an outdoor shooting with plenty of light, you will have a shadow section.
You may be standing in the sun light portion and pointing the camera into the shadow
portion, like an antique shop.This is a situation where you may need a flash unit. But with the Sony Alpha,
you can set the unit’s ISO to a minimum of 200 and you can take the shot without
using a flash unit; setting of ISO at 400 would even be better; you would get a
lighter photo. At this point, the format of the digital photo is JPG.
At the same time I also shoot the photo in RAW mode.
Sony gives you a mode where you can take one picture in two
modes (JPG and RAW) at the same time.The same picture in RAW mode gives you mega options in touching up the photograph,
extremely useful when you are taking a photo for web application.I also took a shot of a live evening rock concert band without using a flash unit,
by setting the ISO at 1600. You can see this photo at my website below.
Using this high ISO setting does give you some noises on the photo but the
sharpness is quite acceptable. At this time there is also some software
out there that can clear up the noises.To top it all off, Sony Alpha has a ” Super Steady Shot” setting whereby
the camera has an ability to compensate your shaky hand while taking the shot.
By setting the ISO high like 400 to 1600, you will increase the effectiveness
of this function; meaning that you would get a real sharp picture without using a flash unit.

Next, I would like to talk about the Carl Zeiss lens. I am very happy with it.
It can focus any object super fast, compare to a kit lens that came with the camera.
The color composition is bright and the contrast is very sharp.
Zooming function is very convenient when you are in a tight spot and
cannot step backward. I have had taken quite a few interior shots with
satisfactory results as well.All in all, I am very happy with the camera especially not using a flash
unit, but using it with most natural lights.


Changing Shutter Speed on a DSLR


Shutter speed is measured in how many fractions of a second, or seconds, the shutter is open for. If the shutter is open for a long period of time, such as 2 seconds (shown as 2″ on a DSLR), light is being taken in for a long period of time, and moving items appear blurred, such as this example image. If the shutter speed is something like 1/1000, then the shutter is open for a short period of time, moving objects will not be blurred. A fast shutter speed is great for sports.Adjusting is simple. Turn your mode dial to ‘S’, and here you should be able to change it to your hearts content. You MUST REMEMBER, however, that the shutter speeds you can change to depend on your ISO setting. This is where it gets complicated. If you can, pick up your camera now, change your shutter speed to something like 10 Seconds (10″) and take a picture of the computer screen, or a lit room. You should just see white. This is because too much light has been brought in. Now, change the speed to something like 1/4000, or as near as you can go, and when you take a picture, you should see just black. This is because not enough light has been brought into the camera. This is when you need to alter your ISO.

Choosing higher ISO values allows faster shutter speeds, and vice versa. You may have to change these settings to get your desired effect. I feel that playing with shutter speed will give you a good sense of how things work. Search, Penki, in the Apple App Store, and you will find a great use for this feature.When taking shots at night, it is vital you know what the ISO is, and when to change it.High ISO’s (1500-3000) are great for night shots. It is complicated, because in the image to the left, while my ISO setting was high, I used a slow shutter speed.For all you absolute beginners, try using a higher ISO for night shots, or shots in the dark, and an ISO of around 300-600 for daytime shots, although you might want to reach 1000.Why ISO works, I do not know, and I still find it hard to get my head round, as you can probably tell, but experimentation is what is needed. Below is a list of different scenario’s, and different ISO values. Take a look.

A flowing river. You want the water to be blurred to show motion. ISO Lo to 200.
A calm bright daytime scene – ISO 200-500.
Splashing water, which you want frozen in mid-air. ISO 500-800.
A still object or building at night – ISO 800-1000
A theatre or classical concert – ISO 1000-2000
A night time scene with much bright lights (like my image above) – ISO 1000 – 2000
Fast moving objects at night. ISO 1500 – ISO hi.Note most cameras may not let you change to certain shutter speeds if your ISO setting is wrong.

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¿Qué pasa con la poesía?(la poesía como género literario contemporáneo): An article from: Letras Libres


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Title: ¿Qué pasa con la poesía?(la poesía como género literario contemporáneo)
Author: Víctor Manuel Mendiola
Publication: Letras Libres (Magazine/Journal)
Date: December 1, 2004
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