Image credit: Photograph by John Noerr
What would you do if your camera and its memory card plunges into a muddy creek during a camping trip? Of course, with a heavy heart, you’ll give the camera up and deem it lost. Even if you’re to be able to find it, it’ll be in a state of irreparable damage.
But there’s something different to this specific story of such a predicament. A camera and its memory card were able to return to its owner after 3 years of being lost at the bottom of a muddy creek. Read the rest of this entry »
Photos of sunrise and sunsets are two photos with distinctly different features. But did you know that the two are different only because of the different light ambiance? Take a look at the two above photos. The one at the top has a yellowish hue, creating a warm sense of dusk. The bottom photo, on the other hand, has a bluish hue of a cold dawn. Read the rest of this entry »
Metering is how your camera determines what the correct shutter speed and aperture should be, depending on the amount of light that goes into the camera and the sensitivity of the sensor. Back in the old days of photography, cameras were not equipped with a light “meter”, which is a sensor that measures the amount and intensity of light. Automatic exposure is a standard feature in all digital cameras. All you have to do is select the metering mode, point the camera and press the shutter release. Most of the time, this will result in a correct exposure. Read the rest of this entry »
What is Back/Front Focus when referring to camera lenses?
Back focusing and front focusing refer to the tendency of a lens – or sometimes the camera body – to focus slightly behind (back focus) or slightly in front of (front focus) the intended subject when using autofocus. In some cases, it can be eliminated by adjusting the lens at a repair center, and Canon has recently added a feature to the 1D Mark III, 50D, 5D mark II, 7D that allows the individual user to make adjustments on the camera. Read the rest of this entry »
Taking photos of sunrises and sunsets can be especially rewarding. At these times of day when the sun is lower in the sky, sunlight travels through more atmosphere to reach the earth. Photographing sunbeams/rays of light requires specific camera settings and an eye for careful evaluation of the quality of light.Here are some tips and tricks for capturing rays of light. Read the rest of this entry »