In photography and videography, a filter is a camera accessory consisting of an optical filter that can be inserted in the optical path. The filter can be a square or oblong shape mounted in a holder accessory, or, more commonly, a glass or plastic disk with a metal or plastic ring frame, which can be screwed in front of the lens or clipped onto the lens.Circular polarizers are specifically designed for use with auto-focus SLR cameras, but they will also work on manual systems without problems. Linear polarizers are used with most video and manual focus photo cameras. They are not recommended for auto-focus SLR cameras. Read the rest of this entry ».
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A while back, I hosted a website about the world’s legendary photographers. These were Ansel Adams (of course), Sebastian Salgado, Yousouf Karsh, and many more. One by one I observed their galleries and then interpreted and blogged what I believed was the message the photographer tried to convey through their photography. I also noted and […]
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 […]
This is a great chubby lens. The 105mm f/1.8 has a 9-bladed diaphragm, has a built-in telescoping hood, and takes 62mm filters. It has five elements in five groups. Close focus is 3 feet or 1m. It is 3.1″ (78mm) around by 3.5″ (88mm) long and weighs 20 oz (580g). The beauty of a great […]
1. Wiley Post & Will Rogers Wiley Post was the first solo pilot to have flown around the world along with his best friend Will Rogers, who were also both a famous comedian and social commentator. This photograph (Will on the left standing on the plane’s wing sporting a tie and a hat) was taken […]
Landscape photography are usually accomplished using a wide angle lens. But what if all you have is a telephoto lens but you want to capture a wide landscape shot? No worries, this tutorial will show you how to create a landscape photo using Adobe Photoshop CS6. The main point is to compile a number of […]
A camera tripod is an important investment. The reasons for using a tripod are many: shooting in low light, shooting with smaller apertures in bright light, shooting time-lapse sequences, shooting self-portraits…and on and on. These are just some of tips and tricks that might come up as you look into buying a new tripod.
The day we’ve all been waiting for is finally here! The Canon 5D Mark III has officially been launched. This is a professional grade DSLR designed for professionals and amateur photographers dreaming of a light-weight high-quality camera. The Canon 5D Mark III will go head to head with the recently-launched Nikon D800 in the market. […]