Photography pioneer Kodak files for bankruptcy

Eastman Kodak has filed for bankruptcy in a bid to survive a liquidity crisis after years of falling sales related to the decline of its namesake film business.

The once-iconic photographic film pioneer, which had tried to restructure to become a seller of consumer products like cameras, said today it had also obtained a $US950 million, 18-month credit facility from Citigroup to keep it going.

"The board of directors and the entire senior management team unanimously believe that this is a necessary step and the right thing to do for the future of Kodak," chairman and chief executive Antonio Perez said in a statement.

Kodak said that it and its US subsidiaries had filed for Chapter 11 business reorganisation in the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. Non-US subsidiaries were not covered by the filing, it added.


Dynamic Symmetry

Rule of Third is the development of the Golden Ratio symmetry which has long been known in the art of painting. In the Rule of Third image frame is divided into three sections vertically and three sections horizontally.

This rule can be applied dynamically in a variety of shooting categories with different proportions of the frame.
Examples of application of the model photo shoot:

How To Setting Mode

Digital camera technology is a product that revolutionized photography techniques. With a digital camera that anyone can be a photographer & produce good pictures. One important difference between digital cameras & analog cameras is the presence of 'intelligence' that is embedded in a digital camera in the form of 'programs scene' and full-automatic mode.
Shooting mode is set from a dial, for example as follows:


Prime Lens - Sharpness is not Doubtful

 What I mean by the Prime here is Fixed Focal Lens (FFL, lenses with fixed focal length. This lens retains the mechanical parts that can move to 'lock' object, but - in contrast with a zoom lens - the distance does not change its focus. With thus, to adjust the proportion of objects in the frame, the photographer must move closer or away from the object.
Examples of these types of lenses:

     35 mm f/1.65
     50 mm f/1.8
     85 mm f/1.8

The Shutter and Aperture

All cameras have at least two ways to control light: the shutter and aperture. The aperture is like an iris in the eye, and controls light by changing size. When photographer takes a picture, the shutter opens briefly and the image is exposed.
In any shooting situation there are several combinations of shutter and aperture that could be considered correct. Which settings to choose is a matter of personal taste, and is usually influenced by how much light is available.

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Image Stabilizer

Image Stabilizer is one of the excellent features offered by modern digital cameras. Stabilization will produce sharper images, because of the additional equipment that can reduce vibrations.

Each manufacturer has a different name for this stabilizer, for example Nikon with VR (Vibration Reduction), Canon with IS (Image Stabilization), or Sony with SSS (Super Steady Shoot). Technically there are two ways to reduce vibration.
(1) Stabilizer on the lens (optical), applied by Nikon, Canon, Panasonic
(2) Stabilizer mounted on the sensor (body), are implemented by Sony, Olympus, Pentax

Whichever system you choose, the existence of image stabilizer will be very useful because it is effective reduce vibration up to 2 or 3 f-stops lower. The following example of the effectiveness of damping you can see in the picture below:

 But that does not mean this feature may replace a tripod. Its effectiveness is based on my observations is 2-3 f-stops. So if you are able to hold the camera without vibration at shutter speed 1 / 30 s with no image stabilizer, means with the help of this feature, you will be able to shoot with a sharp in 1 / 15 or 1 / 8 s. But if you use a speed of 1 s, of course, will remain blurry image due to vibration.

For me, photography...

For me, photography is a very exciting field. Very unique. There are several aspects of photography that I think have similarities with the art of writing. Both are trying to do the recording of an event it's just using a different presentation formats. Which one to use verbal format and the other using a visual format.
Both are also capable of displaying events and conditions with a very good opinion even though the lift of a situation that sometimes appear normal, as long as the situation would aimed by with the right angle.
For me photography has become one of the activities of a hobby. There is a certain satisfaction from each of the resulting shots. I also hope that one day this hobby can continue to be a professional activity like any hobby in which I live to teach professionally as a lecturer.