Talking about motivation! – A self-learner journey!

Motivation! this is something I want to talk about because I have been asked several times in the past few months about motivation. Estefania, how do you keep that energy up, how are you so motivated to do this or that all the time?…

Even since I decided to start this blog I have been questioning myself a lot about everything!! Is this going to be read by someone? I am going to achieve to touch someone life? Why am I doing this exactly? Is it for me or for others? Considering that I am also learning about blogging, websites and writing all by myself I discover that the main keys to success are PATIENCE and TO BE NICE WITH MYSELF. Yes, be nice with yourself when you are trying to learn something new!! You don’t have to know it all from day 1.

To be honest, I am not always super motivated to write, to post or do something related to this blog, and you know what? That’s completely normal and it’s perfectly fine! You don’t have to be always supeeeer motivated to do something even if is an activity that you enjoy, what I do believe is that you do need to do something to get where you want be!

What does this mean? This mean that even if you are not always inspired, you always have to do what you promised (to yourself or to others). In order to do that I always say to myself : Estefania even 30 min of this is better that doing absolutely nothing about it. You can’t continue to postpone yours dreams every time you are not motivated or you are never going to be where you want to be.

Also, I believe it’s important TO NOT OBSESS WITH THE RESULTS. Life or success is not measured by how many likes do you have on Instagram, Facebook or whatever you are using. Only you can measure and establish what success means and how you will get it. Yes, It is important to have the support of your community and I am incredibly thankful with all the people that like my photos on my Instagram account  (@theuniverseofphotography)and those who are following my photography improvement, but at the end of the day if a photo did not receive the attention I was expecting, is not the end of the world, I am nice to myself and I repeat this: Estefania you are still learning, you are improving every day, with every photo you took in the past and you are taking now you are growing and that is success! that is what’s going to lead you to get what you want.

I know this website is mostly focused on sharing photography tips, ideas, equipment, reviews, etc. After all it is called “Everything about photography” but I actually though it would be nice to write a little about motivation since is important not only for photography but for life.

I hope you liked this post, don’t hesitate about leaving a comment, how  do you keep motivated? What do you say to yourself in order to keep going??


The 3 P’s of photography-Practice, Patience and Passion!

Hello again everyone!! As I have been building my Instagram account I have been I bit disconnected of writing but never apart from Photography, I have been researching, taking pictures in beautiful places and posting them in my Instagram account @theuniverseofphotography…

By doing this for few weeks, I discovered the 3 P’s of Photography: Practice, Patience and Passion!! Now, the time has come to share with you!!

Practice! The Key to success!

As anything in life, photography is a lot about PRACTICE!! to improve you will have practice a lot. It’s really easy to understand something in theory, but there is a big difference between theory and reality.

Of course, you can understand the idea of freezing movement by playing with the shutter speed, but doing it meanwhile you are trying to catch a bird before it’s gone when you have to be careful with aperture and ISO so you have an appropriate exposure is not that easy. Nevertheless, the more you practice, the faster you will improve these skills and it will be easier to catch that beautiful bird!!

My secret?? I take my camera everywhere I go!!

Do you want to see my own improvement? Check out my post “The camera does not make the photographer-My own improvement!”

Patience! A great lesson photography can give to you

I am not going to lie! I am the most impatient person I know!!! When I want something I want it NOW, I have been struggling a little with this my whole life. But, when I started with photography I noticed that PATIENCE is one of the most important things any photographer should have.

Not only because you have a lot to learn, since photography is not only about picking up the camera and shooting, specially when you are learning by yourself as I did and I am still doing you definitely need PATIENCE, but also because you need to learn to identify and to wait for the best moment to shoot. Does that beautiful sunset could be more intense in few minutes, or maybe waiting the sun to be in the exact position where you want it to be in order to have a great shot could take a while. For me, PATIENCE is one of the thing photography is making me improve in my personal life!

and REMEMBER: A good photographer does not take a photo, He/She creates it !! So, you will need PATIENCE to create the best shot!

Passion- The one we need for everything!

I will assume that if you are reading this blog now is because photography causes you butterfly in your stomach. For me, As an immigrant and sometimes a SOLO Traveller,  I spend a lot of time taking walks by myself. Yes, at the beginning was hard for me to adapt to being alone and to push myself to go whenever I wanted to go alone, specially when you came from South America, where the idea of a woman traveling alone is not well accepted.

Now, after 3 years living alone in Montreal, adapting, making new friends and traveling from time to time I have discovered that as long as I have my camera with me I am never truly alone. In fact, whenever I am planning a field trip to take some photos I usually prefer to be alone. As I said, you need to be patient to get the shot you want and sometimes others could have plans that you often have to follow.

How this is related to passion? Easy!! Photography is my escape, when I feel “alone” or when I want to plan a trip and nobody can come with me, I just take my camera and I go outside or I book that flight because I know that as long I have my camera, those butterflies will be there to share those precious moments with me!

The 3 P’s of photography-Practice, Patience and Passion!

In resume, photography can be resume in 3 words Practice, Patience and Passion!! So, remember you need

PRACTICE to improve your skills!

PATIENCE to create the shot you want!

PASSION to follow your dreams no matter what!

I hope you enjoyed this post!! Don’t hesitate on leaving comments or asking questions!! I will be more than happy to know you!

Best compact travel cameras for 2019- Living the dream

Hi everyone!! Welcome again!! I hope you enjoyed my previous post where I have been introducing a little about the notions of photography… Today I want to continue talking about 2019 best choice on compact cameras.

There are few things you need to check out when you buy a new camera. First of all, what is your purpose?, do you really need that much resolution? are you going to print your photos in big format? or you only need to save your precious family memories on your computer or maybe to take some decent photos to promote your products online? In that case, no matter what sellers tell you, you don’t need a semi-pro or a pro camera. A compact model can perfectly do the work for you and you will save tons of money!!

Few things you need to look at in order to choose the right model for you:

Resolution: How big and how well define your photos will be. The bigger the number of Megapixels, the bigger your impressions can be with better quality.

Sensor size: The bigger the sensor,

Zoom Lens: This is the amount of magnification the lens can produce. A 50X Optical zoom lens can shoot to much longer distance. So the bigger this number is, the longer the distance you can shoot.

Viewfinder: The screen.

Native ISO: The lowest is your base ISO. With this you can produce the highest image quality, minimizing the noise (those tiny spots that can ruin your photo. But also, the lowest the ISO the less the light will pass through the lens. The modern model come with a base ISO of 100.

Extended ISO: Some cameras can work beyond their range. I don’t recommend using this, as you will lower your image quality a lot.

Shutter: Length of time when the sensor is going to be exposed to light. A speed of 1/1000 allows more light to get into the sensor (more time to open and close the shutter) and you will be able to freeze movement. A speed of 1/2 allows you to pass less light into the sensor (the shutter will open and close fast) and you will be able to capture movement.

Max aperture: Is expressed in f-numbers. This indicates how wide the lens can be open. An F1,4 will give you more aperture than a F32. Imagine is like your iris opening and closing depending on of how much light you need at the moment.

Here we are the Best Compact cameras for 2019

Top 3!! La crème de la crème 2019!!

Small cameras are perfect for your travels, as a gift to a friend, your parents, or even your children!! And not expensives compared to semi-pro or pro models!

Panasonic Lumix ZS200/TZ200: The best option for photo addicts!

This camera offers a great zoom and a great quality of image. You can set up the Manual mode if you want to have more control without buying a really expensive model. Also, you can connect to WI-FI and Bluetooth!! The only negative thing is the price, this camera is considerably more expensive than other compact cameras, but again it really depends on what you want to do:

  • Resolution: 20,1 Megapixels….. That’s even more than my semi pro Fujifilm FinePix HS20 xD
  • Sensor size: 1″
  • Lens: 24-360mm eq
  • Interchangeable lens: Non
  • Optical Zoom: 15x zoom
  • Viewfinder: EVF/LCD
  • Native ISO: 125-12800
  • Extended ISO: 80-25600
  • Shutter: 1/16000 60sec
  • Max aperture: f/3.3-6.4
  • Dimensions: 4.4 x 2.6 x 1,8 in.
  • Weight: 12 oz.
  • Price: $949 CAN or ” $749 US

 

Panasonic Lumix ZS200. Photo: Amazon.com

 

SONY RX 100: The best option to travel light!

This is clearly cheaper than the last one! But you are not going to get less. With the Sony RX 100 you could get great quality of the image too. You will get clear images with natural results thanks for the large ISO of this model. Pocked size and very light to carry anywhere! This is a great choice if you are looking something easy to carry, cheap and that will save your beautiful memories.

  • Resolution: 20,2 Megapixels
  • Sensor size: 1″
  • Lens: 10.4-37mm (28-100mm eq.)
  • Interchangeable lens: Non.
  • Optical zoom: 3.6x zoom
  • Native ISO: 125-6400
  • Aperture: f/1.8-4.9
  • Shutter: 30sec ~ 1/2000
  • Dimensions: 4 x 2.29 x 1.41 in.
  • Weight: 7.51 oz.
  • Price: $468 CAN or ” $448 US

Sony RX 100. Photo: Amazon.ca

Canon EOS M100: The best option to improve your skills!

Before jumping to a big semi pro or pro camera, I recommend you to start with this beauty. This camera has all the advantage of a compact camera (Light, comfortable, easy to use and cheaper) with the plus of having interchangeable lens! This is awesome if you want to get really involve in photography!! Also, it has a LCD screen that can rotates 180° that will allow you to play with angles or have beautiful selfies. Self Portrait mode and a Creative Assist to guide you so you can get the shot you want! Full HD video. Last but not least, you can have WiFi connection and Bluetooth!

  • Resolution: 24,2 Megapixels
  • Sensor size: 1″
  • Lens:15-45mm (24-72mm eq.) (Kit lens)
  • Optical zoom: 3.0x zoom
  • Native ISO: 100-25600
  • Max aperture: 3.5 (kit lens)
  • Shutter: 30 sec ~ 1/4000
  • Dimensions: 4.3 x 2.6 x 1.4
  • Weight: 10.7 oz.
  • Price: $529 CAN (LIMITED TIME) or $449 US (LIMITED TIME)

Go for it!!

I always say the best way to achieve something is to KEEP MOVING!! If, you are interested about getting into photography the first thing to do is to get the best camera that fits your needs.

Keep Moving!! and let me know if you have any questions!!

Digital Photography-Basic Notions 2

In order to present to you the best choices of 2019 it would be useful to retake some basic notions of photography so you can have a better idea of what are you are going to get and why. When I started it was really hard for me to know which camera I should buy because I didn’t have enough knowledge. I ended up asking a friend who recommended me my Fujifilm Finepix HS20. A really good camera to start with and that I have had for several years now.

You will not have to suffer as I did, so we are going to talk about some important things before you buy and we are going to clarify some myths.

The more Mega Pixels (MP) my camera has, the better!

FALSE!! See, this is not necessarily true, yes it is true that you will get a better resolution the higher the number of megapixel you have, but at the end this really depends on what you want to do and how are you going to use your images. So, to understand this you need to know what the number of MegaPixels can tell you about the camera and the image you will get. To start, let me show you how a camera works:

First, the rays get into the lenses and they are directed to the sensor. This sensor is going to transform the light into electrical signals that is going to assign a color to every pixel. After this, the photo goes to your memory card.

The sensor is divided into small areas, on area for each pixel. So, depending on the sensor size and the number of megapixels the camera has, the smaller the area can be assigned to every pixel.

The better the lenses, the better the rays are going to be directed to every part of the sensor and the better the sensor, the better your image will be. At the end, the quality of the image depends on the quality of the sensor and not only on the number of Megapixels. Also, it is important to take into consideration that the lenses play an important role in the quality of the image.

At the end, if you have a camera that has a high number of Megapixels, but a bad sensor and bad lenses are going to give you a bad image.

    Which is the advantage of having more Megapixels.

    At this point, it should be clear that more Megapixels does not mean that the image quality will be better. But, what advantages can offer to have more Megapixels. Sometimes, it could be useful to use just a part of your image, in this case, if you used a high number of Megapixels and you crop your photo, you will still have enough number of pixels to print your photo in a large size.

    For me, the principal advantage of the high number of Megapixels is the printing size! the higher the number of pixels you is use to take the photo, the larger you are going to being able to print your photo. It that case, if you are only going to publish your photo online, 5MP will be more than enough even is you cut it a little. If you are planning to use your photo for a billboard, you will need a higher number of MP depending on the size of the billboard.

    More Megapixels does not necessary mean a better camera

    In conclusion, I think I have show to you that more megapixels does not necessary mean that you will have a better camera. In later post I will explain more about how big you can print your photos!! I will discuss in detail more about pixel resolution, dpi resolution and print sizes.

    I hope you have enjoyed this short post about Megapixels!! If you have any question don’t hesitate in leaving a comment on the post, I will be more than happy to help you!!

    The camera does not make the photographer-My own improvement!

    Thinking about helping you guys about photography I thought about showing you my own photography improvement!! So this post is merely made to show you my photos, from my beginning with my first compact camera, through my first photos with my fujifilm still in automatic mode, passing to play with speed and aperture adjustments to use my camera completely in manual (Best thing ever).

    I must be honest, this journey for me is just starting!! So I still have a lot to learn myself but I have always thought that a good teacher is also a good student, and showing you guys my progress can inspired you to just get your camera and take the shot!! Nobody has born with knowledge and we are definitely better doing something than just thinking and dreaming about who we want to be…

    I should say that all the photos that I post here are mine (Copyright), that means if you ever want to use them, I’ll be happy to share them but you will have to write to me first to estefania@theuniverseofphotography.com

    Now, lets started!!

    My first photos with a compact camera!

    Lets laugh a little first!! This photo was not taken for me!! It was actually a friend of mine who allows me to use on my post! You will be wondering which one is me, I’ll give you a hint, there is a big red arrow pointing at me!! Here you have it, that sweet innocent girl trying to make a nice photo with a compact camera, dreaming about becoming a photographer! Well, I will tell you one thing with that compact camera I took this photo:

    Maybe not a World Press winning photo, but considering that I was just starting and using a compact camera I believe I did a pretty good job. I took that photo in the city of Barquisimeto (Cubiro to be more specific) in Venezuela, around 2011, I was on a family trip for Christmas holidays, in this beautiful, but a little boring to a 21 years old girl, place, so I spent many hours of that 2 weeks trip taking photos.

    Unfortunately, I lost many of those photos but I did save a special one. This photo is a beautiful calla flower (My favorites) with a tiny ant climbing the flower!! I sent that photo to National Geographic, and guess what, I got published in the National Geographic website!! I promise, if I found the link to that publication I will share it with you!

    This just prove something to you, it is not the camera that makes the photographer! 🙂 Here is the photo:

    Improving with a Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

    I bought my first beautiful baby around 2013, I was 23 years old and I was excited about improving my skills. At the beginning I used a lot my new camera in automatic mode, as many of you will probably do if you are beginners. So, I will start by showing you one of the best photos I did with this camera just using the automatic mode.

    I really like this one! I took it in Cayo Sombrero (Falcon) in Venezuela! the most beautiful beach ever!! At that time, I was really interested in Macro photography (I will make a post about this later), so I took my camera in automatic mode, I use it the automatic macro function and I approach the most that I could to that insect!! It did cost me a good burn on my knees though hahaha maybe I should make a post about photography and personal safety!! xD

    After my first professional photography course!

    I learned a lot by just playing around with my camera and researching a little on the internet! Nevertheless, I wanted more!! I wanted to really improve, so I took two photography courses in Caracas (my city). I learned a lot about exposure and how to use the camera in manual or semi-automatic mode.

    The photo that I’ll show next was taking in Caracas, Venezuela around 2015. At that moment, we have been taught about using the camera controlling just one parameter. We could choose to play with the speed (by using the S mode of your camera, you will control the speed but the aperture and the ISO will be automatic set by the camera) or by playing with the aperture (the A mode of your camera, same principle). So I decided to play with the Speed and try to froze movement!

    I took two really good friends and I put them TO JUMP!!! here is the result:

    Getting myself in Manual mode!

    The most scary setting of your camera!! the little M of the controls that tells you that you will be in full control of the exposure!! Oh my God!! it is finally you in control of the camera and not the opposite! I must say, it is scary and it is definitely not easy to use the camera en Manual mode, but If that sweet girl of the first picture with that tiny compact camera could do it, you can do it too. As I always say, more doing and less thinking people.

    I took this picture in the summer of 2018 in Montreal (where I currently live). It was at this moment the most amazing sunset I have seen in a city and taking the picture in Manual mode allowed me to capture the real colors of that sunset and emphasize what I wanted to show in that photo.

    The camera doesn’t make the photographer

    I have always been annoyed by those who say, of course you took a great picture! you have a really good camera… Seriously guys, photography takes a lot of creativity, a good eye, and a bunch of studies, but don’t let any of that to scare you!! Just take your camera and DO IT!

    How to choose the right camera to begin with?

    DSLR Camera

    Hello everyone!! I hope you enjoyed my last post. Today we are going to focus on choosing the right camera to begin with. In fact, I believe this is a really personal choice and it depends a lot on what you want to do with the camera and what kind of photographer are you dreaming to be.

    In a previous post ( Digital Photography-Basic Notions) I talked about the 3 existing categories: The compact cameras, the mirrorless and the DSLRs. Nevertheless, I give a small introduction to these categories. Now, I will be getting into the deep ocean of option and I will explain more in detail every category. Then, I will give my opinion about them, and finally you will be ready to choose and SHOOT!

    Compact cameras.

    Point-and-shoot camera! These are cheaper and was more easy to operate than the other ones, but they are really limited in terms of quality and photography fun! You can not do too much with them, but these are great to travelers who wants to save their memories, to get that photo of your love one that you will keep forever or even to make some fun videos!

    Nevertheless, if you are really getting into photography and you would like to do some serious work, you will have to skip this category. Most of these cameras use focus free lenses or auto focus, automatic systems that choose the right exposure, and even some menus that helps you with more difficult light conditions. But everything is done by the camera! It is mostly her who will choose your final product and it might not be as good as you have in your mind!

    Other than phone that has their own cameras incorporated, and to be honest, every day a new phone with a great camera gets out in the market, compact camera are the best-selling of separate cameras!

    Compact cameras

    Mirrorless vs DSLRs.

    So, with this category we enter in the semi-professional and professional photography world. As the name says, this camera does not have a reflex mirror, that is usually an important component of DSLRs cameras. The mirror helps to reflect the light up to the optical viewfinder. In mirrorless cameras, there is no viewfinder, so the imaging sensor is exposed to light at all times. This allows us to make a preview of the image, for example on an LCD screen. Actually, a compact camera is a mirrorless camera. However, this term is now generally used to describe digital interchangeable lens cameras either they have electronic viewfinders or no viewfinders. From now on, when I talk about mirrorless cameras, I will be talking about digital interchangeable lens cameras.

    The mirrorless have a simply advantage over the DSLRs, without the mirror inside these cameras can be smaller and lighter than DSLRs cameras.

    The right equipment for you.

    In my opinion, the choice is mostly up to you! Depending on how much money are you willing to spent, how much of your time are going to invest in learning photography, what kind of photographer do you want to be, etc…! In general, I can say that mirrorless are lighter, more compact, faster and better for videos, but these are more expensive. DSLRs have a great lens selection but theses are complex and heavier.

    Ready to shoot! Shoot

    I hope that this post gives you a general idea of what camera will be appropriate for you. In future posts I will publish which cameras adapt to these categories and I will give you access to the links to find them easily on the web.

    If you have any question, please don’t hesitate on leaving a comment below.

    Digital Photography-Basic Notions

    Basic PhotographyAs long as we can remember, the humanity as felt the need of communicating. Using hieroglyph, paintings, words, sculptures, or even through photography, we have always achieved to express ourselves in beautiful ways. But, with the advance of technologies, every day is easier to learn more and faster about these ways of expressions and the perfection of them in order to express the deepest of ourselves. In this article, I introduce the basic notions of digital photography in a SIMPLE, FUN and SHORT way to do it, with that YOU WILL TAKE YOUR FIRST STEP INTO CAPTURING ALL YOUR MEMORIES!

    Digital photography? What is that?

    As simple as it could sound, “Digital Photography” is nothing more than the proof of evolution itself! The ape cousin is called “Traditional photography” in which the image was capture in a photosensitive support that we know as photographic film, to then be revealed by the use of chemist. And the more advance version, the homo sapiens, capture the image using a photosensitive sensor that converts light in digital information. All this allows us to view our image on a computer.

    So, to make it easy:

    • The Ape: Traditional photography that uses a film to capture the image. This image is then revealed by the use of chemists,
    • The Homo sapiens: Digital photography that use a photosensitive sensor that converts the light in digital information. The results? We see our images in the computer!

    Capturing all the basic terms.

    There is a ton of specialized vocabulary that we will learn from now on. This list, is just a summary of the many terms we will be learning little by little on this website. And all of this will be exposed in detail later on the site.

    • Pixel: smallest unit of a digital image. A combination of pixels form an image, a video, a text or anything that you can see on your computer.
    • Megapixel: image sensor with more than 1 million of pixels. The more megapixels a camera has, the better the quality of the image but also the bigger you can print your photograph.
    • Resolution: refers to the number of pixel in one image. More pixels, better resolution.
    • RGB: color system used by most cameras.
    • Focal Length: distance between a single optical length and the focal point. In simple words, is the point where light rays meet each other.
    • Aperture: this controls how much light can get into the camera. It can be wide open for letting a lot of light get in (Ideal for situation where the light of the environment is low) or wide close in order to restraint the amount of light that can get in into the camera (Ideal for situation where there are too much natural light, for example a shoot on the beach at noon).
    • Shutter Speed: this describe how fast the shutter is open when you are taking your picture. The fastest the shutter is open the less light enter in the lens and you will be able to freeze the movement. The contrary happens with a slow opening of the shutter.
    • ISO sensitivity: different levels of sensitivity of the sensor. The smallest de ISO number is the more light you need for an appropriate exposure of the photo. On the contrary, the higher the ISO number is, less light you will need, but pay attention to this, higher ISO cause “noise” in the picture.
    • Exposure: Combining the ISO, the shutter speed and the aperture will give you the best results in your photo. For every shoot you need to adjust the parameters in order to get the effect that you want in your photo.
    • Noise: refers to visual distortions in your photo, for example, a visual distortion can be when you get to see the pixels (little squares) in your image.

    As I said, this is just a little introduction to photography and we will have to study all this later, but for the moment is a great start. Now, we are going to discuss a little about the different formats of photographs, so we are going to get into the heart of an image!

    In the heart of an image. Photography formats.

    Let’s start by the most common photography formats, I am sure you have already heard about these!

    • JPEG: probably the most common one. The majority of camera provides it, but it has limitations. The user has some control over the image, is used by the public and mostly for printing or websites. You don’t need to invest a lot of editing time when using this format and you require less space in your memory.
    • RAW: available in advanced cameras. You have more control of the image as it is saved in his natural state. It is mostly used by photographers for the editing of image. You need to invest time in editing but the results could be pretty amazing. You will require more memory to saved photos using this format.
    • TIFF: Commonly used by for printers and by publishers, the image is usually uncompressed and that give the opportunity for extensive editing. These are much bigger file, so you will need much more space.

    Now that we have covered a little about the basic terms of digital photography and the most common formats. Which is the right equipment to start???

    Ready. Set. Shoot! The right equipment for beginners

    Every head is a world and a planet of endless possibilities!!! And with photography evolving more and more every day it is difficult to know which equipment is the right one to start with.

    Cameras came in all different types and shapes, the one that works for you is going to depend on your needs and wishes. There are 3 categories of cameras Compacts, Mirrorless (Interchangeable lens) and digital DSLRs. As the purpose of this article is to give you an introduction to digital photography, I am going to explain to you the differences between these categories! Later, in other articles we will dig deeply on this matter and we will explain more in detail every one of these categories.

    1. Compact cameras: These cameras are very affordable, small, light and way to do it more easy to use than the others categories. With the advance of technology, phone camera has been replacing compact models. The compact models have a comparable quality of image than a phone camera could have but these models can offer you a lot of functions that are not normally included in phone cameras. For example, with compact models you can play more with the menus that would help you have better photos, or even have a larger sensor, or more zoom.
    2. Mirrorless: These offers better quality of image, or option and menus to plays with than the compact models. In the mirrorless models you will not find the mirror that is included in DSLRs models (with optical viewfinder). Instead, these cameras are always in live view mode. The price of mirrorless models is higher than it is in compact models.
    3. DSLRs: These offers a much better quality of image than compact models thanks to his larger sensor. Compares to mirrorless the prince range is pretty comparable and in terms of the quality of image a DSLR is not going to offers you necessarily a better image quality.

    As I said, this article is just and introduction to photography, I will post a whole guide of how to choose your model in other post next week!

    Capture your memories forever!!

    The art of capturing your memories you will you the opportunity to re-live moments over and over. As I say in my own language “Recordar es vivir” (Remember is living)… I hope you have enjoyed this short post about the basic notions of photography. I you have any questions please leave a comment below!!

    Have a great day, I remember, there is beauty everywhere! Just open your eyes and be ready to SHOOT!

    Estefania!

    About me!

    Hello everyone and welcome to Everything about Photography website. Photography has always been a passion to me. I started at sixteen years old when I use the money my parents gave to me as a gift for my birthday to buy my very own camera to start my adventure.

    Of course at that moment I had no clue on which camera to buy or how to even start learning. Over the years, I have found difficult to filter all the information about products, accessories, books, tutorials, etc that we can find on the Internet, so the main purpose of this website is to compile that information and to give you a quick access to the products in order to easily find them and purchase them on the web.

    My passion for capturing all…!

    So, as I comment before, I started my hobby at 16 years old, when I use the money of my birthday gift to buy my very own camera. You should be thinking that I bought a very big sophisticated professional one. But no, what I got was a simple, compact very modest Samsung NV30! and I actually learned a lot about capturing moments and framing with that little one. Later, as my interest for photography grew up, I bought a Fujifilm Finepix HS20 EXR that I have use for several years now and that has been a great teacher to me. With this one, I did my first professional photography course and it has helped me improve my techniques over the years… And now, here I am, creating a new challenge for myself, my very own photography website to help you find the right information in the blink of an eye!

    Making thing easier!

    This website is intended for all levels photographers! Here you are going to find books, articles, accessories, products all in one simple website.

    If you ever have any question, feel free to leave a comment below! I will be happy to help.

    All the best,

    Estefania
    estefania@theuniverseofphotography.com
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