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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NOT rational advice on choosing a camera!
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,…

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RAW or JPEG?
The electrical signal generated at the time of shooting by the matrix of a digital camera enters the camera processor as an array of digitized, but not yet processed or,…

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Camera modes

Today, any digital camera offers the photographer a frightening variety of shooting modes. Due to the fact that the instructions for the cameras describe the features and purpose of a particular mode is very vague, it is difficult for a novice amateur photographer to determine which modes are really useful and which are marketing nonsense. As a result, many either spit on everything and shoot exclusively in AUTO mode, without trying to dig deeper, or, believing the authors of the instructions, try to use narrow-minded scene modes (Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Macro, etc.), without suspecting that with a minimum of mental effort, you can achieve much more flexible and complete control over the camera without any harm to your own comfort.

Understanding the modes of a digital camera is the simplest thing that you, as a photographer, should learn. If you are familiar with the concepts of shutter speed and aperture, then it will not be difficult for you to deal with shooting modes. 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 lends itself to automation, and with which modern cameras often cope better than modern photographers. Put all the black work on the camera, and pay more attention to the search for beautiful scenes and the harmonious composition of the frame.

But there are cases when a camera imagining itself too smart has to be taken in hedgehogs.

Sunset
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Back focus

Imagine a terrible picture: you bought a reflex camera, and the pictures from it come out fuzzy. However, if you look closely at the pictures, you will find that the camera is focused, it’s just that a completely different object fell into the focus area, not the one you shot as the main one. Well, by the way, if your software supports focus points right on the picture.

Everything seems to be fine, but focused on the left eye (relative to me)
Focus, in such cases, “creeps” back to the background

(ie, further than the object, then its name is “back focus”, from the English back focus) or vice versa, Continue reading

NOT rational advice on choosing a camera!
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,…

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Diffraction
Diffraction is an optical phenomenon that limits the sharpness of a photograph while reducing the relative aperture of the lens. Unlike other optical aberrations, diffraction is fundamentally unremovable, universal and…

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How to find out the pixel size of a matrix?
Why might a photographer need a pixel size? There are enough such situations. Knowing the pixel size can be useful for determining safe shutter speeds when shooting with handhelds, because…

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How to take pictures in a bright room
Yesterday I did a reportage shooting at a drawing lesson in the Art-Metier studio, St. Petersburg. Since I do not like to delay processing photos, the pictures were sent to…

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