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How to Get the Star Effect in Photography

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On August - 6 - 2021

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 August - 2 - 2021

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 July - 26 - 2021

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 July - 11 - 2021

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 July - 8 - 2021

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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The Nikon D800: Newest Pro Camera in Early 2012

Nikon has just announced a new Pro DSLR that will sell like hotcakes among professional photographers. The Nikon D800 is a camera equipped with the highest photo resolution ever (in the DSLR category) of 36 MP. With a resolution that high, it’ll be a breeze for photographers to capture tiny details when shooting landscapes, fashion, […]


Download Photography PDF : Digital Photography Glossary

A digital camera (or digicam) is a camera that takes video or still photographs, or both, digitally by recording images via an electronic image sensor. Most 21st century cameras are digital. Digital cameras can do things film cameras cannot: displaying images on a screen immediately after they are recorded, storing thousands of images on a […]


Causes and Solutions for Vignettes on Photos

Have you ever had dark areas appearing on the edges of your photograph? If so, that’s what is called a lens vignette. Here are some causes and solutions for any vignetting that may occur in your photograph:


These Lenses were destroyed by an Angry Girlfriend

So my previous article talks about all the things that can have a damaging effect to your camera. Among others, these are dust, seawater, and humid air. But besides all of that, do you know what entity can cause a much greater, no-mercy damage to camera? That wrathful entity would be an angry girlfriend. This […]


Adobe Photoshop Prank!

Many kinds of live show teased people in some occasions, and record it with some hidden cameras. It is interesting watching how people reflex through the surprise. This video shows a unique idea to joke people at a bus stop by capturing the victim then do a snappy photoshop editing. The edited picture then suddenly […]


Pocket Point-and-Shoot Cameras vs. Prosumer Cameras vs. DSLR cameras: What’s the difference?

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 […]


Is the Google Glass the Future of Mobile Photography?

Plenty of us are curious about Google’s hot new gadget that is the Google Glass and what features it beholds. Yes, the Google Glass is not specialized as a photography or camcorder gadget, but it can be deemed an innovation in the world of photography. What’s interesting, this gadget has a camera embedded in the […]