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Histogram is a feature in a DSLR camera that is often under-utilized by its users because of lack of understanding as what and how this histogram function works. Histogram, in general, can be viewed on the LCD screen by pressing the “info” button located next to the screen. Read on to learn more about what histogram informs the users about their photographs.
The X axis in the histogram illustrates the level of brightness/contrast ranging from totally black (level 0) to totally white (level 255), and therefore there are 254 levels of contrast in between. The & axis illustrates the pixel distribution in each level of said contrast.
Generally, a good photograph has a hill-shaped histogram with no cut-offs at the edges and at the peak of the hill shape. I say “in general” because there are some types of photographs (like a high-key, low-key, or night shot) where the histogram does not form this hill shape.
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One of the simplest forms of astrophotography is capturing star trails. From helpful tips and tricks to required equipment and recommended camera settings, I will try to cover in this article the basic photography technique and equipment needed for star trails photography. Read the rest of this entry ».
Still Life images can be just about anything that doesn’t move. Still life photographs consist of inanimate objects, often arranged in some striking or artistic way. These include flowers, food, etc. They are life forms but they don’t move. Still life photographs consist of inanimate objects, often arranged in some striking or artistic way. Read the rest of this entry ».
No camera is especially designed for beginners. Even if there are cameras labeled as professional or entry-level, the difference exist in the feature that they have. Entry-level cameras can also be used for professional purposes as long as the photographer feel that all they require are in said camera. A professional camera will in turn also be rendered less useful if the user don’t need all the features it has to offer. Read the rest of this entry » .
Sometimes when we’re so absorbed in photographing, we forget that our cameras have battery limits. It wouldn’t be a problem if we brought a spare, but if you only brought the one attached to your camera you’ll have to make efforts to preserve it for as long as possible. Here are a few tips on how to do just that:
Auto Power Saving
Most cameras nowadays are equipped with this feature. This feature functions as an automatic shutdown when the camera is idle. Activate this feature, and when you really need to save that battery power, set it to its shortest idle period.
Always use original batteries made by the manufacturer of your camera. Original batteries have precise voltage and amperage for your device. Non-original, 3rd party batteries often experience degradation in quality in a relatively short while. Sure, the original brands are more expensive, but I promise you that you’ll get what you paid for. Read the rest of this entry » .
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Someone who’s just freshly delved into the world of photography by buying a DSLR with a kit lens will have this question resonating in their thoughts as they go deeper into the rabbit hole of photography. Whether it is for the sake of having a ranged collection of lenses or the desire to widen their […]
For some of us, the difficult part of photography is not about learning the techniques of shooting but more about finding confidence with your shooting ability. The lack of confidence is a common dilemma in the world of photography. So, how to deal with it? There are ten tips on how to help you get […]
In the previous post, we talk about auto focus, how it is used and what its strengths and its weaknesses. In this article, we would like to cover details on some of shooting conditions where the auto focus is not the good option and the manual focus is the one that should be chosen to […]
Since the rising of Canon 40mm f/2.8 STM, there are so many DSLR Canon camera users who get slightly confused to choose fix lens in small size and affordable price. For the size, Canon 40mm f/2.8 STM is the smallest lens of canon today. The length is just about 2.28 cm and its filter diameter […]
Point of Interest is the gravitating aspect that will draw the viewers to a certain point of the photograph. Ideally, there is one point of interest (POI) in a photograph to ensure its viewers are able to understand the message conveyed by the photograph. There are several techniques to ensure the photograph’s viewers comprehend the […]
One of the ways to achieve a creative photograph is to compose the object in such a way that it’s framed by certain objects in its surrounding. The framing technique is done by doing just that; taking an object in your target’s vicinity to create a frame. Other than creating a stronger point of view, […]
Here’s four ‘rules’ for landscape photography that might be helpful for those just starting out (ie they’re not meant as a definitive guide but rather a starting point) :