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How to Get the Star Effect in Photography

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On January - 13 - 2017

Star Effect Photography

Star Effect Photography



Generally, when people choose a lens, they seldom consider the amount of blades in the lens’ aperture. But in fact, the amount of blades is very very important if your photography interests include photographing elements of light or the sun and love achieving that star effect.

The difference in aperture settings doesn’t only affect the Depth of Field (DOF) alone. In both of the photos below I used the Aperture Priority settings with 200 ISO.

By using a narrow aperture (f/10), the photograph requires more time to absorb light. This results in star-shaped light images in stationary light sources and the light tracks of the rotating Ferris wheel appear long (long exposure).

The use of a wide aperture setting (f/3.5) allows short exposure time, which produces spherical glow in the stationary light sources and short light tracks on the rotating Ferris wheel (freezing).

To achieve a crisp star-effect on your stationary light source when in low lighting conditions (like at night, for example), you’ll most likely need a tripod because the star effect relies on the narrow aperture settings. This means slower shutter speeds in low light conditions, which means a tripod is needed to keep the camera steady for longer periods of time.

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5 Possible Reasons Your Camera’s Auto Focus isn’t Functioning Well

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On January - 8 - 2017

How to avoid misfocus

How to avoid misfocus

Even though autofocus is a default feature in digital cameras, there are still times when you feel like it’s quite a challenge to get the accurate focus point or your lens takes quite a while to lock onto a focus point. Don’t worry just yet, this is quite the normal and not always due to a malfunction in your camera.

Usually, autofocus has difficulty focusing or is slow in finding a focus point because of one of the following: Read the rest of this entry »

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Tamron and Tokina Lens Codes and What They Mean

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On January - 1 - 2017

Tamron Lens Codes

Tamron Lens Codes



A short while ago, I’ve made a post explaining the meaning in different Sigma lens codes. Now, in this post, I’ll explain the meaning codes for Tamron and Tokina lenses. They are as follows:

Tamron Lenses

Di – Digitally Integrated. Lenses with this code has a coating optimized for digital cameras.

Di-II – This is similar to the Di. But these lenses can only be used with cameras with cropped sensors (APSC).

Di III – These lenses are specially designed for mirrorless cameras.

USD – Ultrasonic Silent, like the USM or SWM. These lenses has a fast and quiet autofocus. Read the rest of this entry »

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What are Good Camera Lenses Like?

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On December - 20 - 2016

The Best Camera Lenses

The Best Camera Lenses



The following are important factors in assessing the optical quality of a lens:

-A good lens has the same sharpness in the center as it does at the edges (bad-quality lenses have a corner softness).

-Good lenses can also capture with sharpness at any focal length and at any aperture setting (except when it exceed the diffraction limit or at a very small aperture).

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Causes of Lack of Sharpness in a Photograph

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On December - 17 - 2016

Lack of Sharpness in a Photograph

Lack of Sharpness in a Photograph



For those of you who are still learning photography, have you ever been puzzled as to why your photos didn’t turn out sharp even though you’ve bought a high-tech camera with an expensive lens and settings that you feel was right for the shot? Or why when you’ve used a tripod, the photo still looks blurry? Maybe the following can be possible solutions that can fix your results.

Causes of lack of sharpness in photos include: Read the rest of this entry »

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