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Understanding The Depth Of Field And Lens Settings

This is a guest post by Nick Vinken. Nick Vinken is a photographer / videographer based in the Netherlands. On his website photographygearguide.com, he shares valuable advice for starting photographers and filmmakers. He mainly discusses gear considerations, but also publishes tips, tutorials and informational articles. Depth of field (DoF) can be a difficult concept to… Read more

Focal length, f-number, f-stops — are you set for a little physics on the part of the art called photography? As much as photography is about capturing the shots with an artist’s eye, it is equally about understanding the science applied in the creation of a photograph. At a preliminary stage, we hold the camera… Read more

Prime Lenses — Are They Better Than Fast Zooms?

Author’s Intro: This article is contributed by Subroto Mukerji. Subroto is an amateur photographer of long standing who especially loves to review cameras, lenses, etc. As a passionate hobbyist, he also loves to share his thoughts and insights on various topics related to photography. I became serious about photography in the late seventies of the… Read more

Every photographer needs to post process the images; if not always at least on the occasional basis. I am sure they must be using Gamma Correction while correcting exposure of an image in Adobe Photoshop. Gamma is widely used but rarely understood concept in photo capturing. Technically, it is defined as the relation between a… Read more

How Does The Camera’s Auto Focus Work?

Modern DSLRs have made our life much easier. Most of the manual tasks including a few post-processing effects are now achieved during the shoot itself. One such very important mechanism is auto focus. We see through viewfinder and press shutter release button, the camera automatically focuses on the very first object placed or moving in… Read more

Effects Of Amount Of Light & Exposure On The Photograph

The last article “Does amount of light really matter?” invited some valuable comments and brought in some new ways of seeing exposure. Before we delve into the effects, let’s review some of the user comments we received: I think that amount of light have also a direct impact in color saturation — Jose If you… Read more

Does The Amount Of Light Really Matter? What Is Your Take?

We all know how various aspects of light affect the final photograph. Amongst these are temperature, angle, quality (soft vs hard), etc. See Lighting and its features. At the time of writing that article and experimenting whether the amount of light has got anything to do with the final photograph I concluded that changing the… Read more

Image stabilization nowadays is a common feature available even in the compact cameras. The other day I was searching for a compact cameras in Canon Powershot series. And one thing that was common among all the cameras, be it Canon IXUS 510 HS (with 12x optical zoom) or Canon PowerShot S100 (with 5x optical zoom)… Read more

10 Things They May Not Teach You In A Photography School

If you’re serious about starting a career in photography, getting your diploma at the photography school is not enough. Even though photography schools play a vital role in imparting the technical theories, there are some things that only experience can teach you — your own experience or the experience of others. Most of the professional… Read more

Why Do You Need A Fast Lens And What Is It?

Getting blurred or noisy pictures? Want to reduce this noise and be able to shoot in low-light conditions? Possibly receiving frowns from friends whose portraits you shot? You need a fast lens. What Is A Fast Lens? Remember aperture? Aperture is measured in f-stops. The larger the number the smaller the aperture, so f/5.6 is… Read more

RAW Vs TIFF — Which Image File Format Should I Use?

For almost all of us be it photographers or the audience, the final result is what matters the most. Capturing a perfect shot every single time is not so easy and thus the flexibility to add finishes to the image in post- processing phase becomes crucial for getting the professional results. Accordingly, the file format… Read more