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.
Today we are going to do something a little different. Lightstalking has many many great articles advising you about both composition and learning new techniques, in short how to make your images “work.” In this article however, we are going to look from the opposite direction and have a look at why an image “works” by reverse engineering it.
Photography has always gone through phases and fashions, both in the style of the imagery and of course the technology we use. At the moment the DSLR is perhaps on the wane whilst the upstart is mirrorless.
However, through these changes in fashion, one camera type has always sat in the background, quietly being used by a select group of enthusiasts and professionals alike – the rangefinder camera.
Retro styled cameras are all the rage these days and are selling like hotcakes. From the Nikon DF to the Fuji x100s, a lot of manufacturers are taking advantage of fashion over function. But is it really a case of style over substance or are these new retro cameras up to par in functionality too?
Medium format cameras can offer a lot of benefits over traditional and digital SLRs. If you’re thinking of taking the plunge, here’s a backgrounder on them to get you started.
One of the problems that you run into when you take up photography is that some of your images, under certain conditions and with certain gear, can look distorted. That’s fine if it’s intentional, but sometimes you will want to avoid this outcome. Here, Jason Row takes us through the exact steps to fix it in post production.
Travel and photography is a match made in heaven. Exploring new areas gives you a massive amount of options for shooting that perfect photograph. In this short essay, Jason Row shows us why it’s his love.
We are blessed that we were born with the ability to see in color. Seeing the deep blue of a summer’s sky or the intense red of a spring rose is something that we perhaps take for granted. As we see in color so our cameras take pictures in color but sometimes all the colors […]
Landscape photography is both great fun, inspiring and hard work. It can be both physically and mentally demanding, carrying your gear to the ideal location, finding the right angle and of course the potentially agonizing waits for the light to become just so. Today we are going to look at five essential items that will […]
In a previous article we took a look at metering using the camera’s built in metering system, explaining the different metering modes and in what situations to use them. For the vast majority of people the metering systems of modern digital cameras is so good that we need not consider other means of reading our […]