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How to Use Old School Flashes for Outdoor Photography

How to Use Old School Flashes for Outdoor Photography

Outdoor flash can be used in a number of ways. Using Flash as the Main Light Source On a dull day, it can be used to simulate sunlight and add contrast to a photograph. In this situation, the flash is the main light source, and its direction should be above and perhaps to one side […]

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How Many Megapixels Is That?

How Many Megapixels Is That?

A debate raged at the dawn of digital photography. At that time, we all knew digital lacked the fidelity of film, but the key question was, “How much better is film (in terms of quality, not convenience), and how long will it take for advances in digital technology to make it as good or better?” […]

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One Photographer’s Plea: Don’t Let Film Photography Fade Away

One Photographer’s Plea: Don’t Let Film Photography Fade Away

Photography is embedded in our lives, from birth to death and at every stage in between. Even those of us with little interest in photography have probably carried photographs in our wallets, hung them on our walls or placed them on a work desk, and we’ve all snapped a few shots. Since the advent of […]

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Don’t Talk to Me About Analogue Photography

Don’t Talk to Me About Analogue Photography

Change is continuous, and language evolves as a consequence. Fresh words are formulated or old words are re-purposed to name new things. In the field of photography, the new word is analogue, and it’s applied to something old. This term has crept into common usage as a means of differentiating between film and digital photography, […]

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The Exposure Value System (EVS)

The Exposure Value System (EVS)

In order to understand how EV settings work, you must first be familiar with the concept of f-stop and shutter speed settings. Aperture Briefly, the smaller the f-stop number, the larger is the aperture size it represents. Each aperture setting is either half or twice the size of its neighbor. So f/8, for example, is […]

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