Light is the essence of photography. It’s not things that we photograph, but the light they reflect. Without light, there is no photography. The way things look to us and the camera is entirely dependent on the light that reaches them. People talk about the “quality” of light, but in fact this is a combination […]
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I’ve been a professional photographer for long enough now to start getting invited to judge some local photography contests. In doing so I have been struck by the fact that so many of the pictures, especially those of people, could have been dramatically improved by the application of just a few simple ideas. I’m not […]
If you’ve ever tried to take photos of your kids whilst they’re running about you will probably have experienced this. You wait ’till they are perfectly positioned in the frame, press the shutter, and end up with a shot of the back of their heads leaving the picture. That’s shutter lag and most digital cameras […]
The light from even a small flash is as powerful as the sun but, given that it’s only source of energy is a small battery, it can only produce this amount of light for an extremely small period of time – less than 1/1000th of a second.
Setting the size of an image is something specific to digital cameras, it just didn’t exist on film cameras. One effect of changing the size of image your camera captures is that it also affects the size of the digital image file your camera stores on its memory card and therefore the number of pictures you can store on any given size of card.
All a tripod actually does is to provide a stable platform for your camera allowing you to make long exposures without the risk of camera shake spoiling your picture. You could of course, just rest it somewhere but the tripod will allow you to lock your camera in virtually any position without the danger of it falling over.