It’s always nice to use equipment that you’ve not had access to before. You could ask a sympathetic (and well-off) friend to lend you his stuff, or you could rent a specific lens or camera that you’ve been meaning to try out. The down-side is that renting is still a little expensive.
However, consider this… [...]
Who would ever have thought that we’d be able to see how light travels through our world? Yet here’s a video of a pulse of laser light travelling and dispersing through a bottle.
Ramesh Raskar from MIT’s media lab talks about how they capture the movement of a single ray [...]
A friend writes to me:
I’m no photographer, and therefore I’ve never understood what makes a photograph amazing? Nationalist sentiments aside, what’s in the photo – “Heroes of Iwo Jima” that makes it so awesome and memorable? Also, the National Geographic Magazine picture – “Afghan Girl“, what’s so special [...]
Try it out beforehand with the particular computer and camera that you will be using. Hardware has a way of doing strange things when you least expect it. Shoot to CF card [...]
Your camera has a light meter (aka Exposure meter) built into it. This meter measures the light coming Through The Lens (TTL) and helps the camera or you to adjust your shutter, aperture and ISO appropriately, so that you get a well exposed image.
Deep down, no matter what anyone says, we don’t like to be told that our pictures are no good. We love the pictures we take – the ‘art’ we make – no matter how lame it may actually be. I’ve got nothing against that.
There are some people who upload their work for others to [...]
It’s a word of Japanese origin used to describe the aesthetic quality of the ‘out-of-focus’ area of a photograph. Typically referring to the more visible ‘circles of confusion’ that are visible in shallow depth of field photographs.
To get the best bokeh possible, do this: Use a fast lens, with the aperture wide [...]
The online experience is a little different, and that’s expected; but how can you create the best ambience for an artist’s work to showcase itself online?
If you’re buying your first dSLR camera, you are probably considering the purchase of a single lens that allows you to do ‘everything’ as you take a walk, a ‘walkabout lens’. Granted, this may not be the best quality lens around, but at least you won’t have to feel like your brand new dSLR [...]
I know some people who like their images crisp and clear from foreground to background. Are you like that? You don’t like blurry edges framing your subject… You shoot in bright sunlight often, pointing away from the sun, or keeping the sun at a 30 degree angle… You’re not happy with your [...]
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