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 [...]

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 [...]

Demystifying IS — Truths And Facts About Image Stabilization

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) [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]