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July 2009

How many megapixels does your camera have? Mine has about 10 megapixels. But how much of it do you really need for a print? Here’s a small reference table to outline the pixels required to print some common sizes. This assumes that you print them at 200 dpi (dots per inch). Print Size (in.) Diamension… Read more

Today’s cameras are the the know-it-all kind of equipment — they have everything built-in to help you get the correct exposure. But as they say they are machines. Cameras don’t make photographs you do. Cameras only aid you in getting it right. And for that matter the definition of right and wrong is very flexible… Read more

HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography is the in-thing. If you are new to the subject do read more about what HDR photography is. So while HDR seems like a lot of fun and beauty, it looks surreal but fake. There are photographers going crazy trying to shoot HDR, bracketing trying to dodge the science behind… Read more

White Balance — Unlocking The Secret To Great Color

White Balance is one of the most neglected controls on a digital camera. You can tweak settings like contrast and sharpness etc. but most of us still choose to set the white-balance to auto. While white-balance is used to correct the color temperature of the  pictures, it is a very powerful tool to manipulate your… Read more

A New Design And A Flickr Group Too …!

We’ve come a long way since we started. And keeping in mind the feedback we received and to address the growing fan-ship of the site we’ve redesigned the site. During the process we experimented with dark themes which usually are used to showcase photo-blogs. However apnphotographyschool.com is more than a photo-blog. It is a place… Read more