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As a photographer progressing in your craft, there must come a time when you’re faced with a dilemma; which should be a priority, a camera or a lens upgrade? Neither has a specific standard which is more of a priority; what you need to find out is which of the two do you really need at the moment. To help weigh your priorities, here are some important points you need to consider before your upgrade your camera body or your lens. Read the rest of this entry » .
Sometimes, we may have heard of notions like normal lens and standard lens. What is the actual meaning of these notions? Normal lens is actually a lens that has a focal length (focus distance) all along the diagonal size of image sensor camera. For a camera with full frame sensor (36 x 24mm), the normal sensor is 43mm. on the other hand, on a camera with APS-C sensor size (23x35mm), the normal lens is around 28mm. and for four thirds sensor, the normal lens is about 21.5mm. Read the rest of this entry ».
Digital photography have made it easier for photographers to do their craft. A simple “click” of the shutter button and your photos will instantly appear on the LCD of the camera. Simple, but it brings upon a new dilemma. How do you go about storing these digital files for prolonged safekeeping? The following may answer that question: Read the rest of this entry ».
RAW – A RAW file is the unedited (unprocessed) image data that you digital SLR camera captures every time you take a photo. Because RAW files are unprocessed, they come out looking flat and dark. RAW images need to be viewed and processed using your camera’s software or in more robust commonly used software like Photoshop, Lightroom, Aperture, etc prior to being ready for display or print. Read the rest of this entry » .
Lenses ideally project the color spectrum right on the sensor, creating a sharp image. But in reality, there are several colors in the spectrum that aren’t precisely projected, especially in low quality lenses. In cases like these, the focus falls outside the intended focus point, sometimes in front and sometimes behind the sensor. This means that it spreads or disperses (not focused on one point). Because it doesn’t fall on one exact point, chromatic aberration is resulted in the photographs produced. Characteristics of a chromatic aberration is the visibility of odd colors on the edges of the objects in the photo, usually in the color of purple, blue, green, or red.
High quality lenses (like Canon’s L Series or Nikon’s ED Lenses) uses optic materials that have super low dispersion, minimizing the spreading of colors.
A few tricks to lessen Chromatic Aberration are: Read the rest of this entry » .
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Focusing accurately is important in getting sharp photos. Photos with an offed focus is difficult or almost beyond repair.Back in the day, there was only manual focus. Manual focus are rather difficult for DSLR cameras because the viewfinder is smaller and less bright. Fortunately, there’s now auto focus in modern DSLR cameras.Even so, we must […]
Nikkor 105mm f/1.8, manual lens with 9 aperture blades … and the closest focusing distance is 42 in… with a smooth and wonderful bokeh Nikon mounted to the DSLR body (EOS 1000d)? yup … why not using a lens adapter of course ..
“She remembers the moment. The photographer took her picture. She remembers her anger. The man was a stranger. She had never been photographed before. Until they met again 17 years later, she had not been photographed since.” Sharbat Ghula, often dubbed the “Afghan Girl,” would be too familiar to photographers, especially photojournalists. The “Afghan Girl” […]
image source: chinatibet.people.com.cn Religious events are sacred. They deserve respect from everyone involved, including photographers; even professional photographers. But now what’s become a pattern is, photographers seem to waive the ethics and respect needed when capturing such events. As photographers, you should always be empathetic and forever respectful of the goings on of the proceedings. […]
There are perhaps still many of us that still don’t know the basic difference between the three types of cameras. But much of the masses usually choose the simple point-and-shoot pocket cameras over the rest, and it’s usually the right choice. Just point then shoot, it can’t get any simpler than that! So when do […]
All types of lens available in the market feature a point where if we move closer to the object of the photo, the lens cannot focus (blurred). Commonly, this point is called Minimum Focusing Distance (MFD). It is indicated in length (for example 0, 5 m) measured from the distance of sensor in camera to […]
At however great of an angle a photo is taken by a photographer, however sharp the lens, or however large the pixels of the camera sensors are, a photo shoot will only be success if the lighting is perfect. And of course photo studio lights have a pivotal role in the process. The photographer who […]