Latest Articles in the Category Mastering Your Camera:
Photo Phone, Compact, APS-C, Full Frame: Learn the Language of Crop Factors
The phrase “crop factor” (also called “focal length multiplier” or “focal length magnification”) defines a sensor’s size relative to a frame of analog film. But do you know how it influences the way that photos from phones, compacts, and APS-C DSLR cameras look compared to photos from a full-frame camera? There are big differences in the focal length, lens speed, and sharpness.
Focus Problems? Fine-tune Your Autofocus with Dot Tune
The dot tune method can help you to adjust focus when your camera has been focusing a little in front of or behind your selected subject. You just need some basic photo equipment and the right distance and angle between the camera and a block of text you’ll focus on.
Learn the Best Way to Focus for Everything from Sports to Buildings: Discover Focusing Modes
Quick and precise focusing even in difficult light. That’s one of the main advantages of DSLRs. They also offer photographers several focusing modes that make it easier to photograph every kind of scene, from static to action-packed. But it can be hard at first to understand them all. So join us for a look at which mode means what and when to use them.
Master Your First DSLR! The 5 Things That Matter Most
You’ve just acquired your first DSLR, and you’re ready to head out on your first photo expedition. In order to get the most out of it, you need to learn its controls. Take a look at what you should keep in mind when you’re shooting with a DSLR.
Shutter Priority vs. Aperture Priority: Learn to Use Them Right
Shutter Priority and Aperture Priority. Take a look at which mode to use when, how to work with them, and when it pays to choose manual mode.
What Crop Factor Is and What It Tells You
You’ve probably heard the term “crop factor” at some point—but do you know what it means? And is your camera’s crop factor a help, or a hindrance? Let’s take a look at what crop factor says about your camera’s quality.
Master Depth of Field to Get Better Portraits
The aperture you use fundamentally influences your depth of field, and depth of field fundamentally influences your final picture. In this article we’ll take a practical look at a variety of apertures and how they affect background sharpness.
Caring for Your Photo Equipment
A passionate photographer is always taking their camera out on the road, on trips, and on walks. This has a price: you sometimes have to think about maintenance a little more. But then, you have to think about it anyway. Sometimes instead of composition and camera settings, you do have to focus on maintenance and camera care. Read on for a few tips on how to do this.
Making Autofocus Work for You
Cameras today have some very advanced autofocus systems. But it does take a little knowledge and skill to get the most out of them. Read on for important tips on making autofocus benefit you and your photography.