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Title: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: tekgik on February 05, 2006, 05:51:21 PM
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Title: The "Did You Know" Thread
Description: Input some quick tips NO OT REPLY PLS


tekgik - August 15, 2005 03:24 AM (GMT)
This is simple...

Lets flood this one with photography tips & tricks, theoretical or technical & etc..

Lets keep the shutter clickin! ;)

tekgik - August 15, 2005 03:31 AM (GMT)
Did you know that it is much better to use center focus point together with AF one shot!?

wheelee - August 15, 2005 03:42 AM (GMT)
did you know that Auto ISO can be used to compensate for shutter speed

edsel - August 15, 2005 04:35 AM (GMT)
Did you know the Macro lenses are nothing but Prime lenses with built-in Extension Tubes inside?! :D

tekgik - August 16, 2005 05:30 AM (GMT)
did you know that +1 stop means: for shutter speed 1/60s is +1 stop of 1/125s

arbil - August 17, 2005 05:17 AM (GMT)
WHAT'S IN A NAME


"MINOLTA"
Formed in 1928 under the name of the Japan-Germany Camera Company by Kazuo Tashima, the name was changed to Molta in 1931 from the German tiltle Mechanismus Optik und Linsen von Tashima. The company name was changed to Minolta in 1962 from the full name of Mechanical INstruments and OpticaL by TAshima.


"FUJI"
The name of Fuji is simply taken from the name of the highest mountain in Japan, Mount Fuji.



"LEICA"
Ernst Leitz started making lenses for microscopes and telescopes in 1849, and it wasn't until 1911 when Oskar Barnack joined the Leitz firm that it made its first camera. It was going to be called LECA, until someone suggested that LEICA (LEItz CAmera) sounded better. The name stuck.



"KONICA"
The firm of Konishiroku Kogaku have been involved in making photographic and lithographic materials for over 200 years. It adopted the name Konica when it started making cameras in the 1940's.



"MAMIYA"
The name was simply taken from the surname of the inventor and designer of the camera, Seiichi Mamiya.



"NIKON"
The original name for Nikon was Nippon Kogaku, meaning "Japanese Optical". The company was formed in 1917 and its name was changed to Nikon in 1946 by taking the "Ni" from Nippon and the "Ko" from Kogaku and adding an "n".


"CANON"
The original name for CANON cameras was "Kwanon", the Buddhist god of mercy. The first Kwanon camera was built in a small Tokyo workshop in 1934. The name was changed to CANON in 1935 to avoid offending religious groups.



tekgik - August 22, 2005 03:48 AM (GMT)
Did you know that using High ISO/ASA in digital will result in larger file size

tekgik - September 8, 2005 07:04 AM (GMT)
Did you know that you can use different battery rating on you 300d's battery grip simultaneously?
Ive tested a generic bp 511 1800mah & generic 1400mah simultaneously with no problems.

shuttercat - September 8, 2005 10:32 AM (GMT)
Did you know that the inside of most if not all Lowe Pro camera bags is "18% gray"? Its actually 18% reflectance or 50% middle gray, or Zone 5, thanks to sir joachim for pointing out, though the term 18% gray is widely used.

There is discussion though, that meters actually are calibrated for 12% gray. Newer Kodak 18% gray cards actually suggest opening by 1/2 stop.

nnobleza - October 5, 2005 03:43 PM (GMT)
Did you know that autobracketing increases your chances of getting the correct exposure? (I know it increased my "tsamba" for a good photo. :D)

misterkodaker - October 5, 2005 06:05 PM (GMT)
Did you know that you can control the strenght of the effect of a soft filter or a diffuser depending on your choice of aperture? The larger the opening the stronger the effect and vice versa.

misterkodaker - October 5, 2005 06:07 PM (GMT)
Did you know that turning off your DSLR's in-camera sharpening feature will give you greater leeway later on in Photoshop to sharpen a slightly out of focus image?

misterkodaker - October 5, 2005 06:08 PM (GMT)
Did you know that a the focal length of a camera lens is not its physical length?

Neither is a normal focal length the distance of the retina to the back of the eyeball. :D

nnobleza - October 6, 2005 12:01 AM (GMT)
Did you know that owning a camera increases your popularity/pogi points? B)
(Pahiram naman ng pang-kodak mo may binyagan kasi sa amin eh - di ka man lang ininvite. Yung cam pala yung popular. He he.)

And, if you own one of those SLR's or DSLR's they mistake you for a pro! :blink: (Which is true anyway kasi p'ro na lang pictures and nasa isip mo. :D )

misterkodaker - October 6, 2005 12:13 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (misterkodaker @ Oct 6 2005, 02:08 AM)
Did you know that a the focal length of a camera lens is not its physical length?

Neither is a normal focal length the distance of the retina to the back of the eyeball. :D

You cannot affect the exposure of your subject by adjusting the shutter speed if it is purely lit by a camera or studio strobe.

tekgik - October 6, 2005 12:41 AM (GMT)
Did you know that your 550ex has custom functions? You can enable it by pushing & holding the backlight button

Check out this
link

misterkodaker - October 6, 2005 05:26 AM (GMT)
A film changing bag is also useful for photographers who use DSLRs. You can use it to change the lenses of your DSLR in a dusty environment to lower the probability of dust getting on your sensor :D

Cheers!

K

viccapistrano - October 19, 2005 03:30 AM (GMT)
Did you know that sRGB is a narrow gamut color profile (best suited for computer monitors) while AdobeRGB is a wide gamut color profile (generally better for printing)
Title: Re: "Did you know thread"
Post by: Johann on February 08, 2006, 08:22:52 PM
Adobe photoshop's RGB color is used in editing the actual screen display, while in actual printing CMYK is better to get the actual color display...
Title: MOVED: Fake or Foto?
Post by: arbil on March 05, 2006, 07:14:52 AM
This topic has been moved to Anything Under The Sun (http://www.pinoyphotography.org/forum/index.php?board=25).

http://www.pinoyphotography.org/forum/index.php?topic=1552.0
Title: Re: "Did you know thread"
Post by: fids on April 03, 2006, 12:25:11 PM
misterkodaker - October 6, 2005 12:13 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (misterkodaker @ Oct 6 2005, 02:08 AM)
Did you know that a the focal length of a camera lens is not its physical length?

Never had the slightest idea that this is the actual case.  ??? newbie talaga ako, haha. so focal length is based on the elements inside or what?
Title: Re: "Did you know thread"
Post by: kengo on April 14, 2006, 08:12:17 PM
Did you know perspective doesn't change when you change focal length, rather perspective changes when the distance between subject and camera changes. Given you stay in one place, a 50mm and 400mm lens will give the same perspective.

Did you know that early Canon cameras was sold with Nikon lenses.

Did you know that a Nikon D70 (as with Nikon D1 models) will sync with flashes at any speed, though I have noticed image degration past 1/2000. So for me I use it only till 1/2000 with flash.

Did you know that when people refer to a fast lens, that it has nothing to do with its focusing speed, but rather on its maximum aperture.
Title: Re: "Did you know thread"
Post by: zorkikat on April 21, 2006, 10:53:23 PM
"edsel - August 15, 2005 04:35 AM (GMT)
Did you know the Macro lenses are nothing but Prime lenses with built-in Extension Tubes inside?! "

Not really.  Macro lenses are optically corrected to resolve better or render better field flatness at close focus.  Ordinary prime lenses are optimised to work at 'normal shooting distances'- that is, from infinity to about a meter.  As they focus any closer, they tend to lose field flatness.  A macro lens is required to render flat fields when working at extremely short distances. 

One test to support this is to use an ordinary "prime" lens for enlarging.  The projected image will tend to distort.  A real macro lens will project flat, just like a real enlarger lens, which BTW, is a true "macro lens".

Jay
Title: Re: "Did you know thread"
Post by: zorkikat on April 21, 2006, 11:02:37 PM
...that the former USSR was the world's largest producer of cameras?  They produced more cameras than any other country in the world.    The first models of the Soviet Leica FED and Zorki clones were made in more numbers than all Leica cameras ever produced. The total number  of Leica-inspired Soviet cameras numbered in the millions.  The Soviets tried to improve on the original- and they did succeed in many ways.

...that the first 35mm SLR was made in the Soviet Union?  The GOMZ (later to become "LOMO", the maker of the cult LOMO LKA camera) produced the "Sport" ("Спорт") in 1935, a year before the German Kine-Exakta was released.

...that the Kiev rangefinder camera was probably the camera whose design had the longest production run?  The camera was based on the mid 1930s Contax II and III.  The Soviets captured the Contax works after WWII and shipped its tools and machines as war reparation to the Ukrainian "Arsenal" camera factory where production continued under the "Kiev" badge. The camera hardly departed from the original 1935/36 German design.  The Kiev was discontinued in the middle or late 1980s.  That's an almost 60-year production run.

...that the so-called "Pentax screw mount"- aka M42 screw mount- should be, and more accurately, called as "Contax Screw Mount"?  Contax developed this lens mount and introduced it in their "Contax-S" camera in 1949.  It was the first pentaprism 35mm SLR.  This Contax SLR was the basis of all 35mm SLRs which followed it- Nikon, Canon, Pentax and everyone else included.  Because of political/economic issues, this Contax (made in East Germany) had to be renamed Pentacon (PENTAprism CONtax) to avoid run-ins with West German Carl Zeiss who legally owned the Contax name outside the Eastern Bloc.



Jay
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: testdrive on December 03, 2006, 02:42:06 AM
did you that these aperture and shutter speed combinations
obtain the same exposure

f1,1/60sec = f1.4,1/30sec = f2,1/15sec = f2.8,1/8sec = f4,1/4sec = f5.6,1/2sec  ;)
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: MelvinSevilla on December 21, 2006, 04:49:02 PM
did you know that:

(http://www.kameraklub.co.za/digitza/digimages/rollingstomemag-Lennon.jpg)
The number one magazine cover of the past 40 years in the USA, was an image taken by Annie Liebowitz for Rolling Stone of a naked John Lennon curled in a foetal position around a clothed Yoko Ono.

(http://www.kameraklub.co.za/digitza/digimages/ICON_Viet_Cong_Exi.jpg)
This picture, taken in a street in Saigon during the Vietnamese war, shows Genl. Loan shooting a Vietnamese prisoner. The picture is considered to be one of the five greatest pictures of the 20th Century that helped to change history.
It was taken by Eddie Adams (12/06/1933 – 19/09/2004).

(http://www.kameraklub.co.za/digitza/digimages/images/ali-listonsm.jpg)
This photo, taken by Neil Leifer, is rated as one of the best sports pictures of the previous century. It shows Muhammed Ali standing over a floored Sonny Liston. The shot was taken in Maine, USA on 25th May 1965.
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: architer on December 21, 2006, 05:19:38 PM
sorry but i can't help but give an OT reply.. melvin those are some very interesting facts. this is the first time i saw that john lennon and vietnam photo. thanks.

Heres my share:

did you know that...

-79 percent of professional photographers use digital cameras, which cost $8,000-$10,000.

-Thomas Wedgewood took the worlds first photograph in 1802   [Source: Uncle Johns Bathroom Reader]

-Princess Di was the most photographed woman in the world.If you took every picture taken of her and put them all together,you'd have a 36 year long movie,and it'd be a smash hit!
     David Lexington from Los Angeles,CA

-[quote frm bloomberg.com] Goldman Sachs Group Inc. gave Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Lloyd Blankfein a $53.4 million bonus for 2006, setting a new high-water mark for Wall Street's top brass less than a week after Morgan Stanley paid John Mack a record $40 million.

Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: MelvinSevilla on December 24, 2006, 01:21:27 AM
sorry but i can't help but give an OT reply.. melvin those are some very interesting facts. this is the first time i saw that john lennon and vietnam photo. thanks.

I just got this from a site about photo trivia which I totally forgot.  :)  hehehehe

I think the John Lennon photo is the cover photo of Anne Liebowitz's book. 
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: thelesserjay on December 30, 2006, 09:09:01 PM
Did you know that Ernesto "Che" Guevara was also into photography? and he's a Nikon shooter.  ;)

- Magsy Magbanua
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: airevolt on January 23, 2007, 09:45:53 AM
Polar bear's hair appear ivory or golden colored because their fur absorbs violet and ultraviolet light (They appear black when photographed in the UV.), and that sometimes algae will grow inside their hollow guard hairs, making them appear green. It is commonly thought - incorrectly - that the hair is transparent, and refracts mainly the white part of the visible spectrum, thus making the hairs appear white. :-*
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: airevolt on January 23, 2007, 09:49:02 AM
Have you ever wondered what causes those freaky red eyes in your family's photographs? The light from the flash of the camera penetrates the eyeball, bounces off of the retina (the inside back of the eyeball) and is reflected out the front of the eye. Because the retina has a large grouping of arteries, the light reflected back is red.  ::)
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: pubert on February 07, 2007, 11:06:58 AM
ok most of you probably know this pero for some who may have missed it:

did you know that you can have a 2-sec timer on your canon 350D/400D? simply turn on the mirror lock up function and set the drive mode to "self-timer". Upon pressing the shutter the mirror locks up-then waits another 2secs (instead of the usual 10secs) before the actually taking the shot. A nice feature when working on a tripod using long exposures. You get the benefit of minimizing camera shake due to pressing the shutter and vibration from the mirror slap. a good alternative if you don't have an ir remote or cable release.

not sure though if this is the same for other models
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: peterpanda on May 14, 2007, 11:52:36 AM
ok most of you probably know this pero for some who may have missed it:

did you know that you can have a 2-sec timer on your canon 350D/400D? simply turn on the mirror lock up function and set the drive mode to "self-timer". Upon pressing the shutter the mirror locks up-then waits another 2secs (instead of the usual 10secs) before the actually taking the shot. A nice feature when working on a tripod using long exposures. You get the benefit of minimizing camera shake due to pressing the shutter and vibration from the mirror slap. a good alternative if you don't have an ir remote or cable release.

not sure though if this is the same for other models

sir can you explain this further? i mean step by step? hindi ko kasi makuha e. hahaha sorry. what a noob.
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: mckytm on May 20, 2007, 04:51:51 PM
When you activate the self-timer, the shutter release will be delayed by 10 secs when you click the shutter button.

When you activate the mirror lockup function (check Custom Functions), you need to click the shutter button twice (since the first click moves the mirror to the 'up' position).

When you combine both (mirror lockup function + self-timer), you only click once, and the self-timer will activate for 2 seconds.
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: aldous on June 04, 2007, 05:42:08 PM
woah that was new! takot lang po ako mag experiment baka masira yung cam ko.
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: zircon on June 11, 2007, 05:17:57 PM
Its ok to experiment on your cam,  how else could you learn how to use your gear? :D  just make sure you made your research first. ;)
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: photomaster on July 08, 2007, 06:58:20 PM
Canon produce the fastest lens with an effective aperture of f 0.95 in 1961. CANON 7, labeled as the monster had a 72 mm filter size.
(http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z305/c26world/Canon7.jpg)
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: photomaster on July 21, 2007, 07:31:40 AM
rollei 35 was used by queen elizabeth...
(http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z305/c26world/Queen_E_II.jpg)
Rollei produced the only 35mm camera with the flash shoe underneath.
(http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z305/c26world/Rollei35SE3.jpg)
(http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z305/c26world/Rollei35SE5.jpg)
thus resulting to something like this...
(http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z305/c26world/rolleiwithflash.jpg)
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: pauland on August 24, 2007, 01:30:57 AM
Did you know that the largest seller (in terms of number) of digital cameras is not a camera company? Not Canon, not Nikon, but NOKIA.
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: Johann A on September 10, 2007, 10:54:27 AM
Did you know that I learned a lot from this thread?  :D
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: teresa47 on October 17, 2007, 11:29:28 PM
Did you know that I learned a lot from this thread?  :D

haahahaah bumenta sa akin ito!
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: Mon Corpuz on October 17, 2007, 11:44:06 PM
did you know that:

([url]http://www.kameraklub.co.za/digitza/digimages/rollingstomemag-Lennon.jpg[/url])



Did you know that only hours after this was photographed by Annie Leibovitz, Lennon was killed.
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: dmbpphoto on October 18, 2007, 12:20:00 AM
Did you know that …?

Contrary to rumors, the work Kodak was NOT in reference to the sound a camera’s shutter makes.

As George Eastman, founder of Kodak, explained: “The letter K had been a favorite with me… It became a question of trying out a great number of combinations of letters that made words starting and ending with K. The word Kodak is the result”.
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: klumzie on December 04, 2007, 12:48:42 PM
informative thread  :)
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: MacNikon on February 16, 2008, 10:55:44 AM
Nikon started out making optical weapons instruments for the Japanese Imperial Navy in 1917.  It was only after WWII that Nikon ventured into cameras.  Nikon is actually an acronym that means Nippon Kogaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha.

Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: Jargon on February 16, 2008, 01:47:22 PM
Did you know that Nikon created its first camera in 1948? Before that, Nikon just supplied lenses for Canon cameras. But Canon had already started manufacturing its own lenses in 1945.
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: BigboyG on April 01, 2008, 11:31:13 PM
very informative guys!!!  kip it coming!!!
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: HOT MAMA on April 23, 2008, 03:35:59 PM
more....more.....more...... ;D
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: Juan Peso on April 23, 2008, 04:33:11 PM
Did you know that this tread had made a lot of readers smile and opened eyes wider? ;D
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: Jargon on April 23, 2008, 06:45:00 PM
Did you know that the first 35mm still camera was a Leica? In 1913, Oskar Barnack, who was in charge of research and development at Leitz, built the camera that used the same 35mm film commonly used in movies. Movies were recorded on 35mm film vertically with a 4:3 aspect ratio (24x18mm). But for the Leica still camera, Barnack oriented the film horizontally and used 2 standard film frames, which is why the aspect ratio became 3:2 (36x24mm).
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: snakeyes on May 31, 2008, 03:48:12 PM
That Nikon had this lenses
Nikkor 1200 mm f/11 IF-ED
MF Nikkor 1200-1700mm f/5.6~8.0s P ED IF

and that
The AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED (D70 kit lens)
has Dust and Waterproof rubber sealing mount :)
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: mack_kunichiro on July 12, 2008, 04:47:28 PM
Did you know that ...

there is a photograph showing a starving Sudanese child with a vulture waiting to devour the weak child as soon as it is motionless, won Kevin Carter the 1994 Pulitzer Prize for feature photography.



And did you know that . . .

This photo was reproduced all over the world, touching many thousands of people, becoming an icon of African misery (cover of Life Magazine), winning a Pulitzer Prize, and, a year later, apparently contributing to Carter's own suicide.
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: poldoga on July 18, 2008, 01:08:36 PM
For the canonites.
Do you know that for the past 10 years, Canon has always been in the top three list of companies who get the most number of US patents per year? The only other company to manage that is IBM which sits at the number one position. This is a testament to the R&D capabilities of Canon.
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: wolfpack on July 26, 2008, 01:27:39 AM
Did you know that... it is called Zed Card,Sed Card or Comp Card what is commonly misspelled as SET CARD. which is used by actors and models as marketing tool.
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: kuyagi on August 01, 2008, 11:46:37 AM
That IS a common mistake. It's named after it's German inventor Sebastian Sed.

Comp Card is short for Composite card.
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: ashereigne on September 16, 2008, 10:28:05 PM
Canon produce the fastest lens with an effective aperture of f 0.95 in 1961. CANON 7, labeled as the monster had a 72 mm filter size.
([url]http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z305/c26world/Canon7.jpg[/url])


...after 48 years leica will release their version of world's fastest aspherical lens
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y8/ashereigne/Noctilux-M-50mm-f0_95-ASPH.jpg)
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: jacoms on October 10, 2008, 02:14:36 PM
ok most of you probably know this pero for some :

did you know that you can have a 2-sec timer on your canon 350D/400D? simply turn on the mirror lock up function and set the drive mode to "self-timer". Upon pressing the shutter the mirror locks up-then waits another 2secs (instead of the usual 10secs) before the actually taking the shot. A nice feature when working on a tripod using long exposures. You get the benefit of minimizing camera shake due to pressing the shutter and vibration from the mirror slap. a good alternative if you don't have an ir remote or cable release.

not sure though if this is the same for other models

sir after all this time ngayon ko lang nalaman to.. hehehe.  :) isa ko sa "who may have missed it"
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: sensousman2000 on November 12, 2008, 06:19:13 PM
Truly as my motto says ;
"Man's mind stretched by an IDEA will never return back to its original dimension"


 Yesterday i might be a bit ignorant about camera, but having read all that was posted here broaden my knowledge and understanding, and the more i got interested to discover about my chosen hobby.

Cheers and more power to all the unselfish contributors who posted to this thread....
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: MacNikon on December 07, 2008, 10:41:02 AM

and that
The AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED (D70 kit lens)
has Dust and Waterproof rubber sealing mount :)

Talaga?  time to find a good seller for this one.:)
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: ebakecky on December 17, 2008, 07:43:47 AM
did you know that...

sensor dust-reduction reduces the viewfinder image to 97%
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: Jargon on December 17, 2008, 11:11:00 AM
did you know that...

sensor dust-reduction reduces the viewfinder image to 97%

That can't be right. My camera has sensor dust reduction and its viewfinder image is 100%.
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: rarevision on December 24, 2008, 10:53:14 AM
(http://blogs.photopreneur.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/12/99cent.jpg)

Andreas Gursky’s “99 Cent II Diptych”

The first photograph to sell for more than $3 million, Andreas Gurky’s 99 cent II, Diptych reached $3,340,456 at a Sotheby’s auction in London, February 2007. ;D


Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: totst on December 24, 2008, 11:26:14 AM
Did you know that ...

there is a photograph showing a starving Sudanese child with a vulture waiting to devour the weak child as soon as it is motionless, won Kevin Carter the 1994 Pulitzer Prize for feature photography.



And did you know that . . .

This photo was reproduced all over the world, touching many thousands of people, becoming an icon of African misery (cover of Life Magazine), winning a Pulitzer Prize, and, a year later, apparently contributing to Carter's own suicide.


(http://www.flatrock.org.nz/topics/odds_and_oddities/assets/wanting_a_meal.jpg)

The famous photo..from flatrock.org.nz. Should get us thinking this Christmas season.
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: sag0 on December 29, 2008, 05:12:08 PM
this is a nice thread... got me reading from end to end.  :)
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: bambam14 on February 04, 2009, 10:50:54 PM
Did you know that the 1st that the first photograph was an image produced in 1826 by the French inventor Nicéphore Niépce on a polished pewter plate covered with a petroleum derivative called bitumen of Judea?

Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: totst on February 05, 2009, 12:23:48 AM
Did you know that the 1st that the first photograph was an image produced in 1826 by the French inventor Nicéphore Niépce on a polished pewter plate covered with a petroleum derivative called bitumen of Judea?



To add, exposure time was 8 hours. Even when film and plates came to the norm, ISO or ASA was too slow to even capture people walking. So early photographs of walkers had them pose for minutes on end. With the advent of the 35mm, action could now be captured and gave way to the term "The Decisive Moment" via a photo of a man jumping over  a puddle by Henri Cartier Bresson.
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: bambam14 on February 05, 2009, 12:27:15 AM
To add, exposure time was 8 hours. Even when film and plates came to the norm, ISO or ASA was too slow to even capture people walking. So early photographs of walkers had them pose for minutes on end. With the advent of the 35mm, action could now be captured and gave way to the term "The Decisive Moment" via a photo of a man jumping over  a puddle by Henri Cartier Bresson.

nice! :)
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: totst on February 05, 2009, 12:38:23 AM
Ewan kung na post na ito. The word "photography" was derived from the Greek words " photos" meaning "light" and "graphein" meaning "to draw". Considering that definition, is there really much difference between digital and film? ::)
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: sag0 on February 05, 2009, 12:45:44 AM
i think there's no difference... you "draw" images with light both on film and on image sensors. :)
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: totst on February 05, 2009, 12:49:53 AM
Isa nalang. Thomas Edison was widely credited for "creating" or pioneering the use of 35mm film. This was half the film size used in Eastman Kodak cameras. It was to be used in a new type of Kinetoscope for moving images on a strip of celluloid film, which could be viewed by one person at the time. Movie film was standard 70mm. Oskar Barnack came up with a camera design that could now use this "fast" 35mm size cinematic film and allowing for enlargement for prints. His design, the  Leica now came into existence and the snapshot became reality. Of course in those days the Leica would be as expensive as a 5D or D3, maybe even more considering the economics then. So, afternote, if you own one of these cameras, you actually own the first ever "fast" camera, snapshot thingee, point and shoot (oh yes) and grand daddy of our DSLRs. The Barnacks are a specific type- bottom loading, slow winding film advance , rangefinder focus and of course, small and portable size, which gave the early street shooters an advantage over the big plate and sheet film cameras.
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: totst on February 06, 2009, 08:30:56 PM
Garry Winogrand, one of the most influential street photogs of our time, at the time of his death , left over 300,000 undeveloped images on negs. I think , as of writing, researchers are still looking over these captures.

Garry Winogrand (1928-1984) was a photographer, born in New York City. He was a proponent and practitioner of street photography. During his career he received three Guggenheim Fellowship Awards (1964, 1969, and 1979) and a National Endowment of the Arts Award in 1979. He made his first notable appearance in 1963 at an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York City. This show included Minor White, George Krause, Jerome Liebling and Ken Heyman. In 1966 Winogrand exhibited at the George Eastman House in Rochester, NY with Lee Friedlander, Duane Michals, Bruce Davidson, and Danny Lyon in an exhibition entitled "Toward a Social Landscape". In 1967 he participated in a show called "New Documents"at MOMA with Diane Arbus and Lee Friedlander.

Garry studied painting at City College of New York and later studied painting and photography at Columbia University in New York City in 1948. He also attended a photojournalism class taught by Alexey Brodovitch at the New School for Social Research in New York City in 1951. Much later, he taught courses in photography at the [[University of Texas]], Austin and at the Art Institute of Chicago. His lessons were reportedly fondly remembered and deeply influential on his students.

Garry Winogrand was influenced by Walker Evans and Robert Frank and their respective publications 'American Photographs' and 'The Americans'. Henri Cartier-Bresson was obviously another primal influence although stylistically different. Winogrand was never looking for a "pretty shot". Anticipation and the timing of the taking of a photograph come into play in the work of all street photographers and Bresson was one of the first and best at this aspect of the art.

Winogrand was known for his portrayal of America in the early 1960s and his interest in social issues of the day and in the role of media in shaping attitudes. He roamed the streets of New York with his Leica rapidly taking photographs using a prefocused wide angle lens. Often his lens would be tilted, leaving his photographs with a slanted result.
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: akokaze on March 09, 2009, 04:26:37 PM
DSCN    stands for Digital Still Capture Nikon :o


Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: durandennis on March 09, 2009, 11:07:15 PM
Of course in those days the Leica would be as expensive as a 5D or D3, maybe even more considering the economics then.

Hindi ba mas mahal parin yung Leica (any M) sa 5D and D3 hangang ngayon? hehehehe
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: totst on March 10, 2009, 07:08:32 AM
Hindi ba mas mahal parin yung Leica (any M) sa 5D and D3 hangang ngayon? hehehehe

HIndi naman. You can get good deals sa Ebay and other online sellers.
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: photomaster on March 10, 2009, 12:41:04 PM
In this digital age we always hear the term VIRUS in our computers. Do you know that VIRUS is an acronym for Vital Information Resources Under Siege.  8)
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: Barcus on March 30, 2009, 02:50:56 PM
katuwa tong thread na to ah
trivia trivia
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: EadwardM on April 09, 2009, 11:15:53 PM
Did you know that when Ansel Adams shot his famous photo Moonlight Hernandez, he couldnt find his meter and just guessed on the exposure?
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: excedon on April 13, 2009, 09:24:54 PM
([url]http://www.flatrock.org.nz/topics/odds_and_oddities/assets/wanting_a_meal.jpg[/url])

The famous photo..from flatrock.org.nz. Should get us thinking this Christmas season.


I read from an article before that when he took this photo he just left they boy as rebels are coming. I think that the mere incident that he did nothing to save the child triggered his suicide. 
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: EadwardM on April 15, 2009, 12:52:29 AM
Did you know that when Ansel Adams shot his famous photo Moonlight Hernandez, he couldnt find his meter and just guessed on the exposure?

oh if i may add to my previous post.

Ansel Adams' exposure guessing was the early form of the zone system of exposure (which he co-invented)


Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: EadwardM on April 15, 2009, 01:02:29 AM


Did you know that Magnum photographer Alex Majoli (who covered the war in Iraq among others) uses Olympus point and shoot cameras on assignments?




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Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: EadwardM on April 16, 2009, 12:38:03 AM




Did you know that fashion photgrapher Terry Richardson whose works include shots for Gucci, Levi's, GQ, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, among others, also uses point and shoot cameras?   ;D





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Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: EadwardM on April 17, 2009, 08:30:01 PM


Did you know that celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz's first learned to shoot as a kid in the former Clark Airbase, Pampanga? Her father was in the service and the family was based there during the Vietnam War.  :)



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Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: EadwardM on April 29, 2009, 11:41:28 PM

Did you know that HongKong/Hollywood action star Chow Yun Fat (Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Pirates of the Carribean 3) is an accomplished photographer and even released a coffeetable book of his works?


some of this works.
http://www.psea-photo.org.hk/photo/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=86%3Aphotographic-works-of-mr-chow-yun-fat-&catid=20%3A2009-01-12-06-26-32&Itemid=7&lang=en (http://www.psea-photo.org.hk/photo/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=86%3Aphotographic-works-of-mr-chow-yun-fat-&catid=20%3A2009-01-12-06-26-32&Itemid=7&lang=en)




 ???
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: EadwardM on May 01, 2009, 10:07:16 PM


Did you know that the late Francis Magalona wears a ski mask whenever he shoots in public (for obvious reasons)


 ;)
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: EadwardM on May 03, 2009, 08:26:29 AM


Did you know that the Taj Mahal scene in the Oscar-winning movie "Slumdog Millionaire" was shot using a Canon 5D MkII?




 8)
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: Furry on May 06, 2009, 09:48:05 PM
Great thread! Ngayon ko lang ito nabasa after a year of joining pipho.. hehe! More photography knowledge and trivia :) keep 'em coming.
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: teybartolome on May 17, 2009, 07:43:23 PM
ayos. thx for sharing guys. :D
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: izeboxx on June 11, 2009, 01:17:16 AM
    * 1973 - Fairchild Semiconductor releases the first large image forming CCD chip; 100 rows and 100 columns.
    * 1975 - Bryce Bayer of Kodak develops the Bayer filter mosaic pattern for CCD color image sensors
    * 1986 - Kodak scientists develop the world's first megapixel sensor
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: angrylittleboy on July 17, 2009, 01:43:08 AM
Canon produce the fastest lens with an effective aperture of f 0.95 in 1961. CANON 7, labeled as the monster had a 72 mm filter size.
([url]http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z305/c26world/Canon7.jpg[/url])


For a consumer lens, it is. But "fastest lens", I think, belong to Zeiss' f/0.7 lens

http://ogiroux.blogspot.com/2008/06/worlds-fastest-lens-zeiss-50mm-f07.html (http://ogiroux.blogspot.com/2008/06/worlds-fastest-lens-zeiss-50mm-f07.html)
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: Ito on August 06, 2009, 09:08:07 PM
Did you know that ...

there is a photograph showing a starving Sudanese child with a vulture waiting to devour the weak child as soon as it is motionless, won Kevin Carter the 1994 Pulitzer Prize for feature photography.

Here's that picture...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v314/damby/sudan.jpg)
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: Ito on August 06, 2009, 09:19:37 PM
Did you know that ...

there is a photograph showing a starving Sudanese child with a vulture waiting to devour the weak child as soon as it is motionless, won Kevin Carter the 1994 Pulitzer Prize for feature photography.

Here's that picture...

([url]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v314/damby/sudan.jpg[/url])


I can't post the picture, dont know why :(

here's the link---->http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v314/damby/sudan-1.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v314/damby/sudan-1.jpg)

can someone please post it?  Thanks
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: spidermanph on August 18, 2009, 10:40:33 AM
^ Here it is..

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v314/damby/sudan-1.jpg)
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: Bengot on August 29, 2009, 07:46:33 PM
Did you know that shutter speed doesn't or have little effect on flash?  Provided it is the prime source of light, flash can freeze action. The reason is the extremely short duration that it emits light on the subject and only a single motion in a series of action is lit. The rest of the motion in a series of action are not captured, even with a extremely slower shutter speed, simply because of absence of light befalling on them.

In flash photography, what the shutter speed controls  is only the ambient light so much so that the use of a faster shutter speed, say 1/250 of a sec., in a low light situation will render the background extremely dark. Conversely, the use of a slower shutter speed, 1/10 of a sec. will considerably reveal the ambient light in the bacgkround.

Ha ha ha, did I state it right? I'm trying to learn flash photography just yet.     

Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: wonderloo on August 29, 2009, 10:11:24 PM
^ Here it is..

([url]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v314/damby/sudan-1.jpg[/url])



then did you know he (Kevin Carter) won a Pulitzer Prize in relation to this photo, and a few weeks after winning the award
he committed suicide because of depression...

yun lang. Sharing only :)
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: jayjaycsb on September 07, 2009, 01:48:48 AM
this photo from the Tiananmen Square Protest "tank man" was shot with a
Nikon FE2 taken on 5 June 1989 by photographer Jeff Widener
(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w46/jayjaycsb/Tianasquare.jpg)
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: albrtmnl on September 07, 2009, 01:35:40 PM

Did you know that celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz's first learned to shoot as a kid in the former Clark Airbase, Pampanga? Her father was in the service and the family was based there during the Vietnam War.  :)


and she's six feet tall.  and is now in the poorhouse because of real estate investments gone foul.

http://perezhilton.com/2009-05-26-annie-leibovitz-bankrupt (http://perezhilton.com/2009-05-26-annie-leibovitz-bankrupt)
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: shuttershotmigo on September 09, 2009, 04:15:11 PM
Did you know that the last roll of kodachrome film was used by Photographer Steve McCurry...
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: shuttershotmigo on September 09, 2009, 04:53:03 PM
 Did you that Albert Garcia's Pinatubo Shot is included in NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC's 100 Best Picture and TIME's Great Images of the 20th Century..

(http://i643.photobucket.com/albums/uu159/shuttershotmigo/albertgarciapinatubo.jpg)

It was taken using a Canon T90 set to 1/250 sec at f/8..
The van in the middle was Philiipine Star...
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: KNJO on September 22, 2009, 10:29:18 AM
and she's six feet tall.  and is now in the poorhouse because of real estate investments gone foul.

[url]http://perezhilton.com/2009-05-26-annie-leibovitz-bankrupt[/url] ([url]http://perezhilton.com/2009-05-26-annie-leibovitz-bankrupt[/url])


you actually believe perez hilton, he's nothing but a rumor mongrel who feasts on celebrity's failures, he got clobbered by BEP wil.i.am's manager, i should feel bad but that's a lesson perez had to learn. and for annie, i think she'll bounce back, an icon like her is backed up with huge connections.  :)



Did you that Albert Garcia's Pinatubo Shot is included in NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC's 100 Best Picture and TIME's Great Images of the 20th Century..

([url]http://i643.photobucket.com/albums/uu159/shuttershotmigo/albertgarciapinatubo.jpg[/url])

It was taken using a Canon T90 set to 1/250 sec at f/8..
The van in the middle was Philiipine Star...


I love this shot, when I was growing up I saw this picture and thought Philippines was completely ruined, I was wrong, the only natural disaster Philippines can not advance from are the people behind the government administration and it's corrupt appointees.  ;)

Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: renfaustino on October 13, 2009, 01:35:16 AM




I love this shot, when I was growing up I saw this picture and thought Philippines was completely ruined, I was wrong, the only natural disaster Philippines can not advance from are the people behind the government administration and it's corrupt appointees.  ;)



hear hear..

total noob here.. love the trivia.. read all pages and I have to go to work by 8am..
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: Raysen on October 14, 2009, 11:15:50 AM

Did you know that Magnum photographer Alex Majoli (who covered the war in Iraq among others) uses Olympus point and shoot cameras on assignments?




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Theory lang why they are using Point and shoot. It is because if they used a long lens, some insurgent or soldier might think it is a sniper. Its for their safety.
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: vproject on October 14, 2009, 11:42:18 AM
A P&S is also usually smaller, easier to conceal and travel with than bringing along a big and bulky DSLR, particulary in dangerous/questionable areas.
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: Raigoki on October 14, 2009, 12:55:07 PM
ayos na thread to ah! dami ko natutunan!  :D

dagdag na lang rin.  ;D

- did you know that olympus OM-2 produced the world's first TTL direct metering system.

- did you know that olympus 35SP was the first camera to support Spot metering as well as average metering.

- did you know that leica complained about olympus camera M-1, forcing olympus to rename it to OM-1. (5000 bodies were made before changing it to OM-1)
 ;D
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: renfaustino on October 24, 2009, 08:08:30 PM
I was hoping for more infos.. it was a fun read.. more more
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: acentian on November 17, 2009, 02:38:31 PM
eto ngayon ko lang nalaman.

did you know the winner of the Lee photo contest ("Love Hurts") used a p&s?

http://www.calvinshub.com/2009/10/pinay-wins-40000-from-lee-make-history-photo-contest/ (http://www.calvinshub.com/2009/10/pinay-wins-40000-from-lee-make-history-photo-contest/)

 ;D
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: Jijo De Guzman on November 30, 2009, 03:29:21 PM
Did you that Albert Garcia's Pinatubo Shot is included in NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC's 100 Best Picture and TIME's Great Images of the 20th Century..

([url]http://i643.photobucket.com/albums/uu159/shuttershotmigo/albertgarciapinatubo.jpg[/url])

It was taken using a Canon T90 set to 1/250 sec at f/8..
The van in the middle was Philiipine Star...


This is indeed a world-class shot!
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: pjflordeliz on November 30, 2009, 08:11:40 PM
eto ngayon ko lang nalaman.

did you know the winner of the Lee photo contest ("Love Hurts") used a p&s?

[url]http://www.calvinshub.com/2009/10/pinay-wins-40000-from-lee-make-history-photo-contest/[/url] ([url]http://www.calvinshub.com/2009/10/pinay-wins-40000-from-lee-make-history-photo-contest/[/url])

 ;D


waaahh!!! all this time, me and my fellow photog officemate was arguing what kind of studio lighting constitutes that winning pic! thanks for this thread I now know  ;D
Casio Exilim EX-Z600 rocks!
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: bubudynasty on December 23, 2009, 03:39:29 PM
Did you that Albert Garcia's Pinatubo Shot is included in NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC's 100 Best Picture and TIME's Great Images of the 20th Century..

([url]http://i643.photobucket.com/albums/uu159/shuttershotmigo/albertgarciapinatubo.jpg[/url])

It was taken using a Canon T90 set to 1/250 sec at f/8..
The van in the middle was Philiipine Star...


panalo talaga ito. isang tunay na potograper. eto ang litratong nagpapakilala.

I think he was at the back of the jeep sitting on the floor, nagmamadali at hinahanap ang camera para lang makuhanan ito. Got one of his bags too (http://www.albertogarcia.ph/ (http://www.albertogarcia.ph/))
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: acentian on December 29, 2009, 10:36:13 PM
did you know NASA uses Nikon for the space station?  8)

http://www.pdngearguide.com/gearguide/content_display/news/e3ifeb9b7d8f4cd52bc827bb998040a1cc0 (http://www.pdngearguide.com/gearguide/content_display/news/e3ifeb9b7d8f4cd52bc827bb998040a1cc0)
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: shoot-to-kill on February 08, 2010, 12:50:20 AM
mga bros newbie po here, accidentally ko nakita itong site but no regret on signing up,  have a BNEW canon 450D, I bought it as my starter, what can you say about it po? sana welcome ako here ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: shoebox on March 04, 2010, 11:18:25 PM
Hasselblad Electric Data Cameras (EDC) were used on the Apollo moon missions from 1969 to 1972.

(http://www.abtechno.org/media/audio_foto_panoramiche_missioni_lunari_2.jpg)

Did you know that in the interest of saving weight, the astronauts brought back only the film magazines and abandoned the bodies. There are a total of 12 marooned Hasselblad cameras on the lunar surface!

SB





Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: Irvine Kinneas on March 13, 2010, 09:10:38 PM
tnx for the trivias, keep it coming  ;D
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: john_co on March 15, 2010, 10:30:03 PM

    National Geographic's most famous cover , its most recognized photograph in its history,
    one of the most famous faces and one of the most reproduced photo in the world, Steve   
    McCurry's shot of then 12 year old Sharbat Gula  "Afghan Girl"   June 1985.

   
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: theEnemy on March 17, 2010, 11:22:19 AM
oooh the Afghan girl.

Napanood ko yung documentary tungkol sa kanya. Ito na sya:

(http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/2474/1435afghangirl.jpg)
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: makumak2009 on March 17, 2010, 09:37:20 PM
eto ngayon ko lang nalaman.

did you know the winner of the Lee photo contest ("Love Hurts") used a p&s?

[url]http://www.calvinshub.com/2009/10/pinay-wins-40000-from-lee-make-history-photo-contest/[/url] ([url]http://www.calvinshub.com/2009/10/pinay-wins-40000-from-lee-make-history-photo-contest/[/url])

 ;D



Woooaahhhh... I didn't know the story about this one but I usually see the ads upon riding the MRT. Actually it is a simple yet leaves a strong impact on the onlookers. Love the concept of the tattoo as well.
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: theybid on April 23, 2010, 12:29:14 AM
eto ngayon ko lang nalaman.

did you know the winner of the Lee photo contest ("Love Hurts") used a p&s?

[url]http://www.calvinshub.com/2009/10/pinay-wins-40000-from-lee-make-history-photo-contest/[/url] ([url]http://www.calvinshub.com/2009/10/pinay-wins-40000-from-lee-make-history-photo-contest/[/url])

 ;D


Thank you for this information! Sasali na ko sa lahat ng pwede salihang contest! :-)
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: bl@ze_01 on April 27, 2010, 03:37:05 PM
eto ngayon ko lang nalaman.

did you know the winner of the Lee photo contest ("Love Hurts") used a p&s?

[url]http://www.calvinshub.com/2009/10/pinay-wins-40000-from-lee-make-history-photo-contest/[/url] ([url]http://www.calvinshub.com/2009/10/pinay-wins-40000-from-lee-make-history-photo-contest/[/url])

 ;D


it all came down to the concept.. ;D galing! sana makachamba din ako ng mga award winning concepts..  ;)
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: engrmariano on May 18, 2010, 12:07:31 PM
did you know that...

sensor dust-reduction reduces the viewfinder image to 97%
That can't be right. My camera has sensor dust reduction and its viewfinder image is 100%.
you're using 1D right? it has 100% view finder coverage but it only has 76% magnification. so the statement above can still be true...

either true or not, 7D has dust reduction, but has 100% view finder & 100% magnification...
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: KrisJorge on June 09, 2010, 12:39:27 PM
very interesting infos :)

TS: Did you know that you can get a good bokeh even if your aperture is set at f4 you just have to step back :)
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: csr2 on June 10, 2010, 05:35:23 PM
nice Trivias! more! more! more!
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: ambut on June 12, 2010, 08:26:00 AM
And to think I thought photography was just simple. Many thanks sirs!
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: kuassary on June 16, 2010, 02:02:09 PM
Fun facts! ;D more! we could compile it at make a book titled "1001 Camera Trivial Facts!" :D
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: binarywarrior on June 28, 2010, 01:05:33 PM
The maximum aperture of a human eye is about f/2.1
The minimum aperture of a human eye is about f/11 or f/8.6

The maximum aperture of a cat's eye is about f/0.9

The focal length of a human eye is about 17.2mm
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: mikeve on July 15, 2010, 06:20:33 PM
Did you know that the largest seller (in terms of number) of digital cameras is not a camera company? Not Canon, not Nikon, but NOKIA.

yes, i believe you are right.  great trivia! 
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: mikeve on July 15, 2010, 06:28:01 PM
In this digital age we always hear the term VIRUS in our computers. Do you know that VIRUS is an acronym for Vital Information Resources Under Siege.  8)

never knew this.  soo informative
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: mikeve on July 15, 2010, 06:36:08 PM
very interesting infos :)

TS: Did you know that you can get a good bokeh even if your aperture is set at f4 you just have to step back :)

will definitely try this.  simple lessons, great impact!
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: roopert on July 24, 2010, 11:48:54 AM
nice Thread!
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: E.R. on July 26, 2010, 02:15:49 PM
I learned alot from this thread, please share more!
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: roopert on July 28, 2010, 11:42:26 AM
nice thread
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: Kingnino6 on July 28, 2010, 12:40:57 PM
hahahaha... ayos ang mga to ah..........
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: johnpaul on July 28, 2010, 04:12:26 PM
i learned a lot on this thread ;D
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: arkiroms on July 28, 2010, 06:19:23 PM
very interesting infos :)

TS: Did you know that you can get a good bokeh even if your aperture is set at f4 you just have to step back :)

I thought getting closer to the subject gives better bokeh.. Hmm..
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: Reymond Padriga on July 29, 2010, 09:05:25 PM
nag eenjoy akong mag basa sa thread nato, very informative.
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: jayjaycsb on August 24, 2010, 03:48:28 PM
The maximum aperture of a human eye is about f/2.1



from this website http://www.imx.nl/photo/leica/lenses/page29/nx095_1.html (http://www.imx.nl/photo/leica/lenses/page29/nx095_1.html) "
Studies of the eye have revealed that the maximum aperture of the eye lays between 1: 2.4 to 1:6.8 depending on age and situation"

just a correction :)
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: Jagner on August 26, 2010, 11:09:33 AM
I thought getting closer to the subject gives better bokeh.. Hmm..

actually both ways  :)
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: mykmarinas on August 31, 2010, 01:18:33 PM
This thread is already bookmarked in my list. very informative.
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: arkiroms on August 31, 2010, 02:49:46 PM
actually both ways  :)

Kulang kasi yung statement nya, dahil mas maganda pa rin ang bokeh ng 800 f5.6 kesa 14 f2.8L. ;)

Pero kung same focal length syempre mas maganda ang bokeh kung mas malapit ka sa subject rather than mas malayo.
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: manic on September 09, 2010, 12:08:04 AM
nice trivia. more please
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: speedshutter on November 03, 2010, 11:28:50 AM
I love this topic. Very informative :D

More, please?

2 Thumbs up!
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: scarab1st on November 12, 2010, 08:12:40 PM
I thought getting closer to the subject gives better bokeh.. Hmm..

Baka nga pwede both ways.  Pag kasi sumobrang lapit baka wala nang background...e di wala nang bokeh.  ;D
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: shauntait on November 23, 2010, 09:54:07 PM
Its really very nice to see such skilled people on one stage. myself a photographer and webmaster too, i am in this profession from last 5 years. friends here i want to discuss a new technique in photography known as Green Screen Technique. this technique is amazing. i can not explain in words about my experience with this technique.
Title: Green Screen Technology
Post by: shauntait on November 23, 2010, 10:13:07 PM
hii every one i read all the comments and replies, no one seems to be serious here. i want to share here my experience about green screen technology. which can produce unprecedented result in photography.
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: mmmespi on December 30, 2010, 12:17:07 AM
Aliw yung mga trivias. Kaysa pala nag wiki ako dati dapat sumilip na lang ako sa forums na to
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: arkiroms on December 30, 2010, 12:37:43 AM
hii every one i read all the comments and replies, no one seems to be serious here. i want to share here my experience about green screen technology. which can produce unprecedented result in photography.

Excuse me,what do you mean by "no one seems to be serious here."?
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: never_1007 on December 30, 2010, 03:03:46 AM
wow.. good to know these informations...  ;D more please..
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Post by: magscustodio on January 28, 2011, 10:56:21 PM
Adobe photoshop's RGB color is used in editing the actual screen display, while in actual printing CMYK is better to get the actual color display...

nice topic
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: pinoguin on February 15, 2011, 05:22:53 PM
"A film changing bag is also useful for photographers who use DSLRs. You can use it to change the lenses of your DSLR in a dusty environment to lower the probability of dust getting on your sensor Cheesy" - good advice!

It's also true that you can be mistaken for a pro, foreign tourist (weird huh) or a journalist if you're travelling solo with an SLR, no matter if it's an entry level one they won't see the difference =/

Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: vinz029 on March 31, 2011, 08:32:51 AM
Question... Somebody told me na lahat ng Nikon users tawag sa kanila Dark Side and if you're a Canon user they tag you the Jedi, is this real?
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: wally on April 03, 2011, 10:43:06 AM
Its really very nice to see such skilled people on one stage. myself a photographer and webmaster too, i am in this profession from last 5 years. friends here i want to discuss a new technique in photography known as Green Screen Technique. this technique is amazing. i can not explain in words about my experience with this technique.


didnt know the importance of the bg color, green for greeny background, blue for blueish ocean bg, etc. until now.

mas ok talaga lalo na sa editing. ganon gawa sa animations (movies), real image shot mixed with digital environment.
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: j3yps on April 11, 2011, 10:18:23 AM
Keep em coming :-)
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: glennalday on April 14, 2011, 12:36:13 PM
I know most of you know this. Para sa mga newbie na lang... ;D

did you know that 1 pixel is composed of red, blue and green dots?
In a camera sensor: 1 pixel sensor is composed of 3 sensors, 1 is for red, 1 is for sensing green and 1 is for sensing blue color. :)

On our display systems(ie. LCD, CRT) there are only actualy 3 colors. Every color display is composed of tiny red, green and blue dots or stripes. To produce white color: all those red, green and blue brightness are in maximum. To produce black: all those red, green, and blue brightness is set to 0.
All the color you see in the scrren are just a combination of the 3 colors. Ang galing di ba? :)

The resolution of our CRT TV is 640x480 pixels. resolution of DVD movie is also 640x480. The resolution of VCD is half of the standard which is 320x240.

The resolution of the 920,000 dot LCD of camera is actually 640x480pixels x 3dots per pixel = 921,600 dots.
The resolution of the 230,000 dot LCD of camera is actually 320x240pixels x 3dots per pixel = 230,400 dots.

Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: jazz_honda on May 13, 2011, 05:25:23 PM
"A film changing bag is also useful for photographers who use DSLRs. You can use it to change the lenses of your DSLR in a dusty environment to lower the probability of dust getting on your sensor Cheesy" - good advice!

It's also true that you can be mistaken for a pro, foreign tourist (weird huh) or a journalist if you're travelling solo with an SLR, no matter if it's an entry level one they won't see the difference =/


I can use this one...thanks for the tip sir!
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: ericbanes on May 13, 2011, 08:59:13 PM
kudos to all the contributors, and everybody who are inspired by them.  ;D
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: nb_bluestar on May 13, 2011, 10:23:30 PM
two thumbs up!!! ;)
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: barneykols on May 18, 2011, 06:29:37 PM
Very informative thread! I've already learned so much in my short stay in this thread haha
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: chris dineros on June 30, 2011, 01:53:31 PM
I know most of you know this. Para sa mga newbie na lang... ;D

did you know that 1 pixel is composed of red, blue and green dots?
In a camera sensor: 1 pixel sensor is composed of 3 sensors, 1 is for red, 1 is for sensing green and 1 is for sensing blue color. :)

On our display systems(ie. LCD, CRT) there are only actualy 3 colors. Every color display is composed of tiny red, green and blue dots or stripes. To produce white color: all those red, green and blue brightness are in maximum. To produce black: all those red, green, and blue brightness is set to 0.
All the color you see in the scrren are just a combination of the 3 colors. Ang galing di ba? :)

The resolution of our CRT TV is 640x480 pixels. resolution of DVD movie is also 640x480. The resolution of VCD is half of the standard which is 320x240.

The resolution of the 920,000 dot LCD of camera is actually 640x480pixels x 3dots per pixel = 921,600 dots.
The resolution of the 230,000 dot LCD of camera is actually 320x240pixels x 3dots per pixel = 230,400 dots.


correction lang po DVD movie resolution is 720 x 480  ;D
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: cruzjoa on July 08, 2011, 11:41:29 PM
Did you know that Teodulo Protomartir is the  father of Philippine Photography?

That he is one of the first Filipinos to popularize the use of 35-mm film in the Philippines

That Protomartir was there when the americans gave the Philippines its independence.

That he captured the city in ruins from the Second World War, its battle wounds and its restoration
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: romzL on July 12, 2011, 04:03:29 PM
Question... Somebody told me na lahat ng Nikon users tawag sa kanila Dark Side and if you're a Canon user they tag you the Jedi, is this real?

nakasanayan lang yun kasi white lens ang mga telephoto ng Canon (Jedi) while black naman sa Nikon (Sith) although meron din naman white (actually gray) telephoto lens ang Nikon.
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: humpdebump on July 19, 2011, 12:34:15 PM
did you know that photography is very expensive? ;D
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: RCGarcia on July 27, 2011, 02:56:12 PM
haha i second that sir, its quite expensive ;D
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: styr on November 25, 2011, 07:24:36 PM
i had a good read. very informative. newbie here :)
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: ateojhi on November 29, 2011, 10:56:52 AM
wow, thanks for all the infos, I learned a lot in this thread!


did you know that this is the most expensive photograph of Einstein.?

(http://www.kameraklub.co.za/images/Einstein.jpg)

The iconic photograph of the scientist sticking his tongue out was sold by a New Hampshire auction company  for $74,330, making it the most expensive Einstein photograph to be ever sold at an auction! The iconic photograph was taken by Arthur Sasse in 1951 while the scientist was celebrating his birthday. Arthur was convincing Einstein to pose for a photo but the scientist stuck his tongue out instead.


1. . .2. . .3. Albert! wacky mode! :D

Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: caterpillar on November 29, 2011, 11:54:42 AM
  Did you know that old timer photographers could:

  - judge the distance of subject from their camera accurately without using AF or any other measuring device?

  - that in the old days, for really accurate focusing especially on shallow DOF shots with wide open apertures and long FL, they use long tape measures to accurately measure distance of subject to camera?

  - in the days of manual flash only, no TTL metering, thyristor flash cut-off, they could set the aperture, shutter speed and flash output correctly and consistently?

  -

  -
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: skeaniee on February 02, 2012, 10:03:39 AM
These are very interesting facts for a newbie like me  ;)

Thank you to everyone who shared  ;D
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: mikeve on February 11, 2012, 09:25:04 PM
nakasanayan lang yun kasi white lens ang mga telephoto ng Canon (Jedi) while black naman sa Nikon (Sith) although meron din naman white (actually gray) telephoto lens ang Nikon.

[ty Sir.  i always wondered why Nikonians are being referred to as the Dark Side.]
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: junji on February 17, 2012, 11:51:01 AM
Did you that you can control the shutter of your DSLR if you have Nokia N900 by installing the free Pykake software from Maemo.org. I test in my D7K successfully. You can also use it as timer for when using Bulb and can use it for intervalometer. Ang galing!

By the way, N900 is a Linux based OS phone.
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: juncags on May 02, 2012, 09:22:35 PM
ok most of you probably know this pero for some who may have missed it:

did you know that you can have a 2-sec timer on your canon 350D/400D? simply turn on the mirror lock up function and set the drive mode to "self-timer". Upon pressing the shutter the mirror locks up-then waits another 2secs (instead of the usual 10secs) before the actually taking the shot. A nice feature when working on a tripod using long exposures. You get the benefit of minimizing camera shake due to pressing the shutter and vibration from the mirror slap. a good alternative if you don't have an ir remote or cable release.

not sure though if this is the same for other models

This is feature is also available in some Nikon cameras like the D90 for example.
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: skeaniee on May 17, 2012, 02:13:11 PM
ok most of you probably know this pero for some who may have missed it:

did you know that you can have a 2-sec timer on your canon 350D/400D? simply turn on the mirror lock up function and set the drive mode to "self-timer". Upon pressing the shutter the mirror locks up-then waits another 2secs (instead of the usual 10secs) before the actually taking the shot. A nice feature when working on a tripod using long exposures. You get the benefit of minimizing camera shake due to pressing the shutter and vibration from the mirror slap. a good alternative if you don't have an ir remote or cable release.

not sure though if this is the same for other models

This is feature is also available in some Nikon cameras like the D90 for example.
yup yup meron D90 nyan and it also works with the remote :)
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: skeaniee on May 17, 2012, 02:16:15 PM
did you know that photography is very expensive? ;D
sighhh expensive indeed....
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: rcl0527 on August 15, 2012, 11:03:20 AM
wow..i learned a lot from this thread
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: igi on September 23, 2012, 11:29:30 PM
Did you know that Nikon produced the Nikkor 6mm F2.8 -- the lens with the widest viewing angle of 220º.

It can technically see behind itself ;)
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: dragoon_mania on September 24, 2012, 02:19:31 PM
Did you know that Nikon produced the Nikkor 6mm F2.8 -- the lens with the widest viewing angle of 220º.

It can technically see behind itself ;)

I wonder what's the thread size? :D
Title: Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
Post by: igi on September 24, 2012, 06:34:25 PM
Did you know that Nikon produced the Nikkor 6mm F2.8 -- the lens with the widest viewing angle of 220º.

It can technically see behind itself ;)


I wonder what's the thread size? :D


Uhmmm... not really sure...

http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/1rluw.jpg (http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/1rluw.jpg)

Just joking, it has built-in filters ;)