The debate is still raging over which is better – Cameras or Smartphones?more
Spring has sprung – what better time to get acquainted with wildlife photography? Be it taking animal photos in the Serengeti or in your own back yard wildlife photography can be a very rewarding pursuit, however it requires some skill and huge amounts of patience. Here are some tips to help get you started.more
Yay! You did it! Your back from your holiday and you have got the perfect shot! The light was just right, the angle was perfect, you edited to bring out just the right amount of texture/contrast/colour, and your subject wasn’t blinking. So…now what?
Some images are just too good to languish away on a hard drive or decorating your Facebook page; no they should be printed, mounted and/or framed.
It’s the middle of winter, and as usual our thoughts are drifting to exotic locations, sandy beaches and warmer climes. Here at Ted’s we look forward to holidays because, most of all, they let us take some great shots. Here are some tips for getting the most from your travel photos.more
Top Free Smartphone Photo Apps
Keen to edit the snaps from your mobile phone before you share them to your favourite social network but unsure which app to use? Fear not! Here at Ted's we've researched and listed the best of the photo editing apps out there.
Read away and why not share this infographic with your friends?
Also take a look at our range of iPhone accessories heremore
Hello all, it’s time for another addition to our Photoshop basics series. I hope over the break you have all been reading plenty of photography tips and most importantly taking lots and lots of pictures! This blog entry will focus on why you should shoot RAW files and how to edit them.more
In this infographic we compare two CSC cameras - the Olympus OM-D E-M5 and Canon EOS M - with the DSLR Canon EOS 650D. What's best for travel? What is good for fast-moving sports scenes. And which can capture great action in videos. We also outline the key differences in the technology that sets DSLR and compact system cameras apart.more
Okay, hands up those of you who want better pictures. You bought the DSLR, a lens, memory card and bag, but somehow your pictures just don’t seem to pop the way photographs from a big expensive company do. Well, after learning the basics of how your camera works (see our article on Manual shooting) and how to use the right settings, you might like to try your hand at controlling the available light.more
A common question asked by people purchasing cameras and lenses is ‘How do I take a good shot of my kids?’ Believe it or not, good portrait photography is easy when you know a few basic tricks. You don’t need a fancy studio set up to take natural, fun portrait photographs.more
The Fuji X100 has arrived and the international media pretend that it isn’t the biggest event of the year. What’s all this fuss about Greece anyway? Haven’t these journalist hacks seen this camera?
Actually, neither have we – well, almost. Sightings of the Fuji X100 for a while were pretty rare. It took an earthquake and a tsunami to remind us that there is another country in Asia other than China where they still make things, like the X100, called Japan. The Fuji marketing boys could manufacture the story but the company could barely manufacture the camera. The was no doubting the hype was genuine. Demand was through the roof but the supply was a trickle.more
There are certain things that feel like forever in these times, like waiting for Melbourne public transport, but modern technology is not one of them. It only seems like yesterday that my grandfather, when filming using his video camera – and younger readers I kid you not – was forced to brace it on his shoulder such was its weight. Recording a family function not only took an element of photographic understanding, it took an element of power lifting. He needed a Thighmaster to stay in shape to get it off the ground. A crook back went along with the editing later on.more
The modern camera is undergoing a transformation like the fashion lines of the world: retro is in. As one who is usually oblivious to the changing nature of attire (what, men don’t wear hats anymore?) even I can’t help but be impressed. Not only do the cameras look like something Megan Gale would be proud to swing from her shoulder or Paris Hilton strap to her poodle, but some old ideas are resurfacing to give substance to all the style.more
I can think of few superior methods to developing skill as a photographer than with the bar bill on expenses, not to mention the lenses, and a beautiful model in the frame. As this approach has yet to be authorised, the least I can do is open the idea out to discussion: hence this blog.more
Those of us who like to spend time in bars need to think about our lenses. If we are honest with ourselves - and over a beer or two, honesty can come fast, just ask Mel Gibson - many of us own one of these: either the Nikon 18-55mm VR or Canon 18-55mm IS. Some of us with a little more in the budget may have opted for the Nikon 16-85mm VR or 18-105mm or indeed the Canon 17-85mm IS if not the 15-85mm IS. Two of the hottest sellers are longer again: both the Nikon andCanon versions of the 18-200mm.more
Anyone who has had the dubious pleasure of listening to a Justin Bieber fan trying to articulate the appeal of a star who seemingly can’t even exude testosterone let alone charisma will know photographic terminology can be just as baffling. Often those considering upgrading from a compact camera to a DSLR can’t escape the idea that suddenly the whole thing seems very complicated, just like Justin can’t help running into packs of screaming girls between blow drying his hair. The good news is a DSLR needn’t be complicated unless you want it to be.more
When people want to evoke the Grand Prix they talk about the noise. As one who lives in the premier city of the Australian nanny state - where thugs with knives are unheard of and the impeccable public transport system doesn’t hold even an air of public menace - I can vouch for the racket. I can also vouch for a pain in the neck carrying my camera bag around the track, testing out the Nikon 70 - 300mm VR, all day.more
In the recent storm about Lara Bingle having her photograph taken in the shower, as opposed to everywhere else with studio lights, one wonders what pictures might have appeared if the camera had not been attached to a mobile phone held in a hand commanded by a brain of questionable capacity but rather had been one of these.more
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