Hello! You saw similar photos of flowers on the Internet where drops of water sparkle and glow. But how are they made?
I will not touch on the technical aspects of macro photography (in short – almost any camera will do, and you can even try an iPhone). Instead, I’ll tell you my experience of catching glare. In addition, I’ll immediately make a reservation that the physicist is so-so from me. But there is some experience, and, I hope, it will be useful to many.
First of all, let’s recall the optical properties of water droplets. If they simplify the subject to the utmost, they are biconvex lenses that conduct through themselves and focus the light, and the focal length of all the drops will be approximately the same. This means that the light passing through the drop will be focused to a point at a certain distance from it and create the illusion of a bright point flare. From here there are 2 conclusions:
Light should not shine from above. I explain: the light incident from above will focus the sun’s rays below, i.e. on the leaves of the plant. Such drops will not look beautiful on photographs. By the way, it is midday light in the southern Continue reading
The digital camera market is undergoing tremendous transformation. It’s no secret to anyone that digital soap dishes have disappeared into oblivion, having almost completely lost their place in the market to mobile phones with their tiny cameras, which in terms of picture quality have already overtaken inexpensive soap dishes. True, there is one thing BUT: in recent years, the quality of the picture in budget soap boxes has become worse and worse, directly or indirectly pushing the consumer to mobile photography.
I know what I’m talking about: in 2007, I happened to photograph a simple soap dish Nikon coolpix 4200, the matrix of which had 4 megapixels incredible at that time. It’s ridiculous to imagine, because I am writing this article on a monitor with almost the same resolution. However, then I took some photos with this small Continue reading
All problems when choosing used lenses come down to one thing: they used a lens. This means that they were photographed a lot, put and removed from the camera, stored somewhere, fell in the rain with it, twisted the zoom a lot and often, wiped the lenses … How to choose a used item lens and do not mess around? What to look for when buying? How to identify dead glass? After a thorough article about the best DSLR for a beginner and a story about which first lens to buy in addition to a whale, I was bombarded with questions about lenses, and after a while I finally decided to write the corresponding article. It laid out the main problems that arise when choosing a used one. lenses, and tried to tell how not to encounter them.
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What Nikon offers
Superficial review of the Nikon line of lenses
Most likely, if you are not photographing a Canon DSLR, then you are using a Nikon camera. Although so many other companies make excellent cameras, these two companies own the bulk of the market, and their battle is epic – several decades of struggle for leadership. Nikon is older, the company’s history begins in 1917 as Nippon Kogaku Kogyo Kabushikigara. Continue reading
The first camera should cause awe
That’s right, and nothing else. It does not matter what kind of camera it will be, a mirror or soap box, digital or film, or maybe even a medium format or a range finder. Never mind! The main thing is that the camera rests in the hand. This will be a criterion of how willingly you will pick her up, look at her, look at the world through her. If you like the camera, then you will take it with you, despite the inconvenience of a large weight, bulky size, low battery. If the camera inspires you, you will solve all these minor problems and will photograph more and more. I can advise you: take Nikon. Or Canon. Or Olympus. Or Sony. But you do not listen to me blindly, you come to the store and touch the same camera with your hands. It was the same with me: I just saw Canon and Nikon, and I didn’t like the youngest model of Canon, but I liked the younger model of Nikon, perfectly fit in my hand, and somehow I immediately got along with it.
So I just chose my first SLR camera. At that time I didn’t even have regular Internet to read articles about choosing the first camera. What is there, and there were really no such articles on the Internet! There Continue reading