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Author: The Toggle Staff

11 Mar

Travel Spotlight: Barcelona, Spain

Aarthi Ramamurthy, founder of Lumoid, recently visited Barcelona, Spain and spent a weekend touring different parts of the country. We sent her a Canon SL-1 camera and a Canon 40mm pancake lens, along with her iPhone. Here are some photos and tips from her trip. Olympics Stadium Barcelona hosted the Olympics in 1992, and the Olympics stadium is located in Montjuic, a large hill to the southwest of the city which overlooks the harbor. Tip: While shooting photos of sports stadiums, pick a wide angle lens, such as the Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 lens. If you’re shooting without a tripod, bump up the ISO to a level that your camera can handle well, without making the image too noisy. La Sagrada Familia  The Sagrada Familia is...
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9 Mar

Travel Spotlight: Republic of Ireland

Zachary, Operations Manager at Lumoid, teamed up with McKayLive.com to take 25 students on a photo workshop to Ireland. What he took with him:   Wanting to travel with the perfect combination of weight, size, and versatility, Zachary took his Fuji X100S, Nikon Df, and three fast prime lenses. One of the highlighted stops along their trip was Galway. A bustling city filled with university students on the Irish west coast. Here are his photos as well as tips to getting the right shot: Tip: When shooting with the X100S at night don’t be afraid to crank up the ISO. Tech specs: ISO 5000, F/2.0 @ 1/60sec Tip: When walking around cities use a 35mm lens to capture the whole scene. Tech specs: Fuji X100S, ISO 500, F/5.6...
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2 Mar

Tips for Shooting Spring Flowers

We asked our friends over at Washington Photo Safari to give us some tips on shooting those beautiful Spring blooms. They offer a variety Cherry Blossom classes, in the DC area, in honor of the popular Cherry Blossom Festival in the Spring. Here is what instructor E. David Luria said about capturing the best shot: What is the best time of day to shoot? Early morning or late afternoon (the golden hour) is always the best time to shoot flowers, or any other subjects. With the sun low in the sky, the light is softer. The photographer can lie down on the ground and get the sun shining through the flower or blossom petals, it makes a nice effect. Flowers should be done in the...
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