Composition, composition, composition! That word has no doubt been drilled into your head by a photography instructor or by every article or book you’ve ever read or by your photographer friend who won’t shut up about it. Composition.
While Autofocus may take care of most of your focusing worries when you are photographing, there are situations when manual focus can come in handy. Sometimes manual focus is a much quicker way to accomplish perfect focusing. From macro photography to low-light-light photography, manual focus will be a tool you will use often.
There are four main factors that affect how a camera’s metering system will deem an exposure ‘correct’. These are – light, aperture, time, and sensitivity. With a better understanding of these four factors, mastering exposure in your photographs becomes much easier.
Lightroom presets are automated actions that can simplify your post-processing workflow as they can quickly apply a certain style to an image in Lightroom. Presets can be pre made and downloaded for free or bought from websites. They can be also created very easily.
For those of us in the currently storm and snow swept northern latitudes, spring is approaching. It is the season of new life, renewal and of course dusting of the cameras and lenses and embracing the brighter light and blue skies. Today we are going to have a look at some of the subjects you can shoot during the spring.
When you capture an image, you are making an exposure on the image sensor using settings for aperture, shutter speed and ISO. The rule of equivalent exposure, in simplest terms, lets you use different settings to make an exposure and thus create a photograph with the same brightness. This is accomplished by learning how each setting affects exposure by changing the light intensity, explained using the concept of stops.
Sometimes, it can be quite uncanny just how accurately our camera meters are at getting the right exposure. The technology is highly sophisticated, advanced sensors, complex calculations and large image databases combine to give stunning results. But not always.
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Photographers are always looking for new subjects to photograph. We typically think of vacations, special events in our cities, national parks, zoos, or a trip to the sea shore when we want to go out photographing. But did you know that practically all of us have a wealth of subject matter almost right outside our door? Have you ever considered photographing farms and the life in and around it? No matter where you live in the world, you can always find agricultural farms to photograph – even in the desert!
There are other lenses out there; lenses that may not be talked about as often, or lenses that don’t hold much of a market share, but lenses that nevertheless are proven performers and occupy a special place in the hearts and camera bags of all those who use them.