Back button focus
According to an established tradition, autofocus is activated by pressing the shutter button halfway, and pressing it fully releases the shutter. However, it is often much more convenient to separate…

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HDR or pseudo-HDR with Nik HDR Efex Pro
If I say that everyone was waiting for this, I will not say anything. Nik Software once again made a splash by releasing a plug-in for gluing HDR or pseudo-HDR…

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Lens aberration
Aberration of a photographic lens is the last thing a novice photographer should think about. They absolutely do not affect the artistic value of your photos, and their impact on…

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shooting distant

What is the focal length?

The focal length (FR or ƒ) is the distance between the optical center of the lens and the camera sensor. The larger the focal length, the larger the image scale projected by the lens onto the sensor, the smaller the focal length, the smaller the image scale. We can say that a lens with a large focal length enlarges objects, as if bringing them closer to the photographer, and with a smaller focal length – it reduces, moves objects away.

The focal length determines the angle of the image of the lens (angular field). For a lens with a large focal length, the image angle is narrow – enlarging objects, a telephoto lens fills the entire frame with them. A Continue reading

Basic camera settings
I recommend to any novice photographer, whenever possible, to actively use the automation of the camera. This applies to matrix metering, autofocus, automatic white balance, and everything else that only…

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Exposure: Theory
A good exposure is critical for quality photography. However, the essence of the exposure is extremely simple. Exposure is just the amount of light entering the photosensor. The process of…

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7 mistakes of any photographer
If you are a photographer, you have at least seven funny stories that you would rather not remember. Well, yes, it is - as it is human nature to make…

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Time for shooting
Not every beautiful scene constantly looks really beautiful. Moreover, as a rule, we must make a lot of effort, be patient and observant in order to show the subject in…

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