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Choose Your Depth of Field Wisely
Even with an extremely fast lens, the smallest possible aperture isn’t always the best choice. There are so many special cases out there in the real world—each one with its own optimum depth of field.
Your Phone Is a Camera—So Use It!
Today’s smartphones have quite decent cameras and quick Internet access from almost everywhere. It is an ideal combination that lets you keep snapping practically nonstop. And if you’re the kind of photography fan who has lenses instead of eyes and sees the world in compositions, then this will be a great opportunity for you to get even better and promote your work.
Discover New Possibilities—Shoot Through Your Display
Every camera nowadays has a display. But you rarely see anyone using that display for taking pictures, especially on DSLRs, where they can use the viewfinder instead. But actually, shooting through your display opens up a lot of possibilities. You’ll discover them in today’s article.
Shoot Clean. Shoot Composed
The foundation of any good photo is composition. Use solid colors and surfaces to rid your photos of everything that doesn’t belong, everything that might distract your audience’s attention. Bring life to your pictures—and don’t underestimate the details. Read on for some tips on how to add life to your pictures. As well as what mistakes to avoid.
Keep It Simple! Make Your Photos More Powerful
Having lots of elements in a photo doesn’t always guarantee a good and interesting photo. Sometimes even the simplest photo can be better than one prepared long hours in advance. Learn to shoot simply, and don’t forget the details. You’ll get more pleasing pictures.
How to Use Exposure Modes
A camera’s built-in light meter measures the level of incident light and adjusts aperture, shutter speed, and ISO based on that. Your exposure mode setting determines how your camera will work with the light levels that it measures. Depending on the mode, the camera will either adjustments fully automatically, or leave you a certain amount of control over a photo’s final tonality. Meanwhile in manual mode, the meter has no effect on the exposure settings at all. What exposure modes do DSLRs offer and how are they useful? We’ll be answering these questions in today’s article.
Use a Gray Card to Measure Exposure
You’ve probably heard of gray cards in connection with white balancing. But there’s also another use that, while it may sound strange, is perfectly sensible: getting a firm grip on exposure.
How to Get More out of Photo Workshops
Invitations and advertisements for photography workshops are everywhere you look—on the street, on the web, on Facebook, in your mailbox… But how do you choose a good workshop, and what should you want out of it?
Discover the 3 Keys to Good Exposure: The Exposure Triangle
In our previous article on exposure settings we introduced the two most basic exposure settings—aperture size and shutter speed. They directly affect how much light falls onto the camera’s digital sensor. There are always multiple ways to combine shutter speed and aperture size to get a correct exposure. Which combination you should choose depends on your creative goals. The relationship between time, aperture, and also the third exposure parameter, ISO, is often called the “exposure triangle.”