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In the best case, Mac OS X Leopard on standard PC hardware can use the full graphics acceleration (Quartz, Core Image) and all the characteristics of CPU

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recently their in-depth review of the new Canon Rebel XS 1000D!

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Canon G9 that seemed to have nice specs (12.1 megapixels, a 35-210mm image stabilized lens, and RAW capabilities) and an even nicer price (under $500). The images on the big LCD looked great and the list of pro features on the camera was impressive

Photograph without camera

Author: Prassprasetio On Monday, April 27, 2009 Share on Facebook
You probably think I’m kidding. I’m not - I do this all the time. Whether I’m on a photo outing or just going about my regular life, I’m always looking at the landscape with compositions in mind. But when I am on a photo outing I still photograph without my camera. That is, I find my photographs first, without my camera in hand.
This is one of the most valuable lessons I ever learned. Most people will jump out of the car, grab their gear, and set up right away, extending the legs of their tripod and mounting their camera. It’s my guess that the very best spot for the shot is usually not right next to the car. I’d like to suggest that you first find your photograph without your camera in hand. Wander around to find what you’re looking for. You’ll be unencumbered by all your gear and you’ll be much more flexible and efficient in finding the optimum spot from which to photograph. Plus, because now you’re light and flexible, you’re likely to find many more interesting possibilities.

Once you think you’ve found a good place to shoot from be sure to mark it somehow. Leave a hat, a stick, or make a scuff mark in the dirt. Next, go get all your gear. Once you get back to your spot, set your tripod somewhere out of the way. Grab your camera and a lens and this time go find your shot in the viewfinder. By handholding the camera, you’ll easily be able to move around.

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