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 [...]
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 [...]
A few days ago, I wrote about how to retrograde your dSLR, and turn it into something a bit more dated. Yes, a strange thing to do…
Now, we’re going to look at how you can use that retro dSLR to improve your photography skills and the way you think when you have [...]
A Digital SLR is a modern piece of equipment. It has nothing of the old-world charm associated with photography. No “wait till the film is processed“, no “did I get the exposure right“, no “oh, this is not good enough to be photographed“, no “Is the light right?”, no “I’ve got only 2 [...]
Three weeks ago, my MacBook Pro crashed. It had seen a year of good service, and because it was my first ever Mac, I’d just about set it up to workexactly the way I wanted it to; and it crashed. The Apple service provider in my city said that the logic board had died, and [...]
If you want the sharpest pictures that your lens can give you, remember not to use its largest and smallest apertures. Most lenses are optimised to be used in the f/5.6 – f/11 aperture range and give their best performance when stopped down a couple of f-stops [...]
This is an article written by a good friend, about what he’s learnt about flash photography and babies. Do read on…
This sort of question always comes up with anything that is new, that we are not used to. For e.g. would you stop using mobile phone as [...]
You’ve all had digital pictures with “noise” in them… want to know why?
Digital cameras have sensors that receive photons (the thingies that make up light). These sensors are analogue devices that turn analogue signals into digital data. These charges are converted to digital data in cells that are sensitive to three different [...]
Most of you have already seen the lenses that photographers use at sports events. You see them all the time, sitting at the sidelines at every sports event (the photographers with the lenses that is… not the [...]
Why Filters are fun
Filters have always been a fun thing for me in my photography, they allow you to take a photograph of a normal scene, and make it look extraordinary. There are various kinds of filters, coloured filters and special effects filters.
Colour Filters essentially add and subtract [...]