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Photography ideas: Out-Of-Focus Photography

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On May - 23 - 2022

Out of focus photograph

Out of focus photograph



Many beginner photographers think that a good photo can only be obtained by using a sharp lens that produces sharpness right to the edge of the frame. There’s truth in that, but it’s not always so. A sharp image without a sharp message doesn’t amount to much of a photograph. What would make a better image would be one that conveys a clear message and sparks an interest.

In photography, sharpness isn’t everything. The meaning and depth of story-telling is more valuable in a photograph. The following are a few examples of how mis-focused photographs can work. The mis-focus doesn’t hinder the photo from its story; in fact, it creates a bolder statement.

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Understanding DSLR Lens Sweet Spots and How to Get Them

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On May - 22 - 2022

Lens Sweet Spots and How to Get Them

Lens Sweet Spots and How to Get Them



A sweet spot is a condition where the camera lens produces its sharpest images. There are three factors that are needed to be understood to obtain sharp images:

1. Aperture that results in sharp images.
2. Focal length (in zoom).
3. Focused areas within the frame. Read the rest of this entry »

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When Should We Use Manual Focus?

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On May - 17 - 2022
Manual focus switch

Manual focus switch

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 get expected results.

1. Macro/Close Up
When you do macro/close up photography, the distance between the lens and the object can be very close and the depth of field can be very shallow for about few millimeters only. With such close object, the focus can be very difficult when you use auto focus. For instance, when you shoot insects and want to get the focus of their eyes and the auto focus is one in charge. You will find the focus that falls on the eyes is possibly not sharp. For such case, you will need the use of manual focus instead and move the ring by yourself to get the intended part.

Orchid in macro photography

Orchid in macro photography



2. Low light
This condition is pretty common where the auto focus will not work properly because the lack of light can make it very difficult for it to find the object unless you use AF-Assist which usually disturbs the object. For some kinds of lighting, your eyes can be better to find the object rather than the camera. When the LCD blinks a message “Subject is too dark”, actually, our eyes are still able to find the focus through viewfinder. So you may co-operate your eyes with the manual focus and you will get sharp image on the objects you want even in low light condition as well. Read the rest of this entry »

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Tips to Optimizing Kit Lens On the DSLR

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On May - 15 - 2022

Tips and Tricks to Optimizing Kit Lens On the DSLR

Tips and Tricks to Optimizing Kit Lens On the DSLR



First, I would like to explain what a “kit” lens actually is. A kit lens is a lens that is usually bundled in the package when buying a new DSLR camera. For beginner DSLR kits, the kit lenses bundled in are also beginner lenses and cheap in price. But if you have the opportunity to buy an advanced camera such as the Canon 5D mark II, the lens bundled is also advanced. For example, 5D mark II is bundled with the Canon 24-105mm f/4 L USM that’ll cost over $1000 separately.

So if the assumption was that the kit lens is always a cheap and low quality lens, this isn’t necessarily true. But it is undeniable that most kit lenses are low quality and cheap.

Currently, camera and lens manufacturers have upgraded the quality of the kit lens. And if compared with the quality set 3 to 5 years ago, the photographs produced by kit lenses are getting better with a more flexible zoom range.

The difference between cheap and expensive lenses

So how do you maximize the use of these kit lenses in order to get high quality photographs like when using more expensive lenses? Of course first you must understand the differences between these kit lenses and its more expensive counterparts.

Cheap kit lenses usually have these weaknesses: Read the rest of this entry »

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Understanding Codes on DSLR Camera Lenses

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On May - 15 - 2022

Understanding Codes - DSLR Camera Lenses

Understanding Codes - DSLR Camera Lenses



As we first enter the world of DSLR cameras, one of the confusing aspects is trying to translate the meaning in lens labels. In this entry, I would like to explain the various models of lenses and what that entails. For this entry, I will use Canon lenses as the case study.

– Canon EF-S 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Canon EF-S 18-55 mm f3.5-5.6 IS

Canon EF-S 18-55 mm f3.5-5.6 IS



This zoom lens is usually included as part of the entry DSLR (such as the Canon 1000D, 450D, 500D, and others) starter kit.

Canon EF-S: This means that this lens model is designed especially for DSLRs with cropped sensors (in comparison to the full frame sensors). These lenses cannot be mounted on a full frame DSLR body, such as the Canon 5D or 1Ds. Read the rest of this entry »

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