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Stray Light and Lens Flares in Photography

Stray Light and Lens Flares in Photography

A camera lens is made up of several elements—pieces of special glass ground to a specific curve according to computer calculations. Each element directs light in a particular way and corrects aberrations caused by other lens elements. A telephoto lens may have from 10 to 20 elements. Usually, elements are joined together with optically clear […]

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Buying Or Cleaning a Used Camera Lens? Things to Check

Buying Or Cleaning a Used Camera Lens? Things to Check

There are useful checks you can make before you lay out your hard earned cash on a lemon, or to use on your own lens before shooting. Lens faults will degrade the image you are so carefully trying to make. No matter how much you spend on a camera, if the lens is deficient or […]

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Good Ways to Ruin a Fine Photo: #1 Don’t Use a Tripod

Good Ways to Ruin a Fine Photo: #1 Don’t Use a Tripod

Hand holding a camera limits the shutter speed you can use without getting a blurred image. It depends on who’s holding it as some have steadier hands than others, but most people find the lowest shutter speed at which they can keep everything steady is by matching the shutter speed to the focal length of […]

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Tips for Lighting Control in Portrait Photography

Tips for Lighting Control in Portrait Photography

Tired of seeing black eye sockets and whitened out faces in that last series of snaps you took at the family outing? It’s easy to get a much better result if you just look at the light. No light, no picture. But what counts is the light quality and direction. And the good part is […]

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