VHS-C was the first variation on the VHS videotape in the early 1980s after about six years of battling for market domination against Betamax. By 1982 VHS had largely won the market and began to make slight improvements, along with attempts to make the format smaller and more compact.
Focus Blending with Photoshop CS5
Article by Dotty Weber
I used Adobe Photoshop CS5 for this tutorial so there may be some steps that will vary. Many of the photo editing tips I will show have been self-taught so we can be learning together. Please always feel free to make comments if you give this technique a try for us all to learn together.
Here I am blending two images with different focal points to make one image with sharpness front to back using CS5. I knew there was a process to do this even though I've never had great success at it, but I still shoot many images with merging them later in mind. Always a good thing to keep in mind, even if you can't do it yet, take the images for when you have found the way to create the magic. Memory is cheap.
I have recently found CS5 has a very easy process to make this happen. It is most useful on subjects with no movement. These images above are not a perfect subject but I included a step to help align the subjects.
These two images above were shot on an overcast day and in the shade. A good setting to cut my teeth on as there was a slight breeze and low light preventing a small aperture.Camera settings:
AND HERE IS THE FINISHED PRODUCT OF 'FOCUS BLENDING'
The details of a painting define it as a true work of art. You might have wished to get the same effect in your photos. Now you can as there is a new method in town that can turn photos into canvas prints.
Click Scan Share is favorite of expert photographers due to its first class quality and stunning details. But you don't have to be a specialist in the field to take advantage of the benefits provided by this advanced technology. Everyone can transform photos into incredible canvas prints. Just ask a professional service to use Click Scan Share printing and do it for you.
Here are the main qualities of a canvas print:
Can be used to print any photo.
Photos can be improved or edited using any photo editing program.
You can add impressive effects before printing.
Canvas is very appealing for photographers. And we all know that they are obsessed with rendering the best images. But we can all have beautiful works of art right in our living rooms. They also represent great gifts for birthdays, celebrations or any type of anniversary. As a matter of fact, why shouldn't you turn some cute photos into canvas prints right away to make an unexpected and pleasant surprise to someone close to you.
The need for scanning film is increasing. This includes 35 mm film as well as film slides and more. Today scanning films is able to be done with a high degree of quality. There is equipment available with a variety of options designed to meet almost any situation.
According to an article in Photography Magazine, “You can basically choose one of three scanner types: a film scanner, a regular flat-bed scanner, and if you're going to be needing it for commercial use to generate high-end scans, a drum scanner. There are of course more types on the market these days, but these are the main ones.”
Home Film Scanning
Many people who regularly scan film at home recommend purchasing a scanner. They are designed to provide the best possible final image. These scanners are designed with a piece of glass between the negative and image sensor. The light provided in these scanners are very intense. This provides a more high quality final image than using other methods.
Scanning film provides a better result than scanning prints. This is common since film is the original image and not a second generation copy. Scanning film will create an image of increased detail that isn't possible when scanning prints. The tone range of a print is decreased and the color data has changed. Scanning film provides a wide range of contrasts that prints cannot provide.
Film images provide a challenge to know where one tone ends and the next one begins. This is continuous tonal gradation. When a person digitizes their images they are making these tones have digital values. This results in providing specific tones and colors for an image. The pictures have pixels that have designated color values. The images are free of tonal gradation.
If you would like to know more about scanning films we can help. Contact us today and learn more.
S-VHS Tapes History & Conversion: The VHS Improvement That Never Really Took Off
When S-VHS was first introduced to the world in 1987, it was touted as a significant improvement to the VHS format. Considering that the pixel limitations of VHS video stood at only 240 lines of horizontal resolution, the thought of nearly doubling that image quality was an exciting idea. The new format was dubbed "Super" VHS and S-VHS was born. When S-VHS made it from Japan to America in the late 1980s, it was expected to be a major evolutionary step forward in video technology with better picture and sound. Things turned out much differently, however.
If you want to look back to see the first amateur film available on the market, you'll want to read about 16mm film and its history. What you might find interesting in the history of 16mm film is in how it's evolved to a point of never going away. In fact, new digital variations of 16mm are still being used today in TV production because of its more economical price.
Yes, 16mm has always been a cheaper alternative film, even though it's provided a lot of usefulness for multiple generations.
A look at the history of U-Matic video tapes needs to include some of the what-ifs in the history of video itself. It's true the U-Matic tape was the real progenitor of the later videocassette based on how it was the first video to be placed in cassette form. Even though video had been around since the late 1950s in television production, the format was basically open reel and not easy to store. U-Matic gave a more convenient way to store video, even if they looked like oversized VHS tapes in the context of today.
The development of U-Matic, though, is one that could have brought commercial VCR's to the world much earlier than in the late 1970s and early '80s.
Photo Gift for the New Year: Personalized Water Bottles with Photos of Your Family
Giving a photo gift doesn't have to be just relegated to the Christmas holidays, especially when chances for birthdays and anniversaries during the year never end. When you want to give something personal, placing photographs on items can be an idea that always goes over well. That's especially true when thinking of gifts for graduations, Mother's Day, Father's Day or any other occasion that arrives faster every year.
With bottled water being a near natural part of everyone's life, why not consider placing quality photographs on a personalized water bottle? Here at Click-Scan-Share, we can easily do this for you. And we can shape those photos to your specifications depending on personal style or the occasion it applies to.
Have you heard about the new trend of printing photos on tile? It's a process that might sound offbeat, but it's becoming a photographic technique that many people are starting to enjoy due to the quality and durability of the process. Plus, you can do some creative variations with tile that can't be done with any other photographic method.
Here's some reasons why you should try it. See why using tile for your photography can garner better reactions from visitors and in saving you wall space.
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