Capacity
The bit depth or color depth of a digital image is the number of binary bits (bits) used to encode the color of a single pixel. It is necessary to…

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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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Sharpness

Is sharpness important for a good photo? Yes and no. On the one hand, technically perfect photography, as a rule, should be absolutely sharp. No matter how entertaining it may be in artistic terms, the fuzziness of plot-significant elements will make it suitable only for an amateur photo album. On the other hand, if a photograph is technically perfect, but devoid of artistic or at least protocol value, then it is generally unsuitable for anything. In other words: sharpness is important, but you should think about it only when the lighting, composition and other fundamental aspects of photography do not cause you any Continue reading

Depth of field

Depth of sharply depicted space (depth of field) is the distance between the closest and farthest object in the scene, which are perceived in the photo as sharp. Everything that lies closer or further than the depth of field zone is more or less blurred.

It should be understood that the concept of IPIG is quite arbitrary. There is no real and unambiguous depth of field in nature, since the lens at a time can be focused only on one specific distance, and not on some abstract range of distances. It is more appropriate to speak more about a focusing plane of infinitely small thickness, closer and further which the image begins to blur. Continue reading

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 shooting a frame is sometimes called exposure.
Exposure can be reduced, but can be increased. That, in fact, is all that you can influence. A smaller exposure makes the frame darker, a larger exposure makes it brighter. The lack of exposure is called underexposure, excess – overexposure.

Exposure is measured in exposure numbers or exposure levels (EV – exposure value). Changing the exposure by one step means changing the illumination of the frame by half. 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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Photo Archiving
The time of the film has passed, and with it the time of photo printing has somehow sunk into oblivion, sadly enough - if we discard professionals who are forced…

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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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Color
We see the world in color, hence the special realism and appeal of color photography, especially since modern digital cameras shooting in color by default make it extremely accessible. Color…

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