Lens device
The lens should be considered a key component of an optical device called a camera. That's right: not a matrix, but a lens. A photograph is an image, and nothing…

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Good shots in low light
Taking regular photographs in natural light is not difficult to notice that truly good light (not plentiful, namely good) is a disappointingly rare phenomenon. Let's be honest: beautiful lighting lasts…

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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…

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scene constantly

How to learn to take pictures

Why are amateur pictures so weak? First of all, because the ordinary photographer is not aware of their weaknesses. This is not a big deal if the snapshot function is strictly protocol. Such photos will be valuable to their author, his relatives and friends as a memory of some big or small event: birthday, a picnic, a well-spent vacation. The trouble happens when a person who picks up a camera realizes himself to be a creator and begins to run wildly, avoiding even the shadow of a doubt of his own giftedness and being unshakably sure that the excess of creative energy easily compensates for the superficiality of knowledge and a careless attitude to work. That is, even if he worked on his own health, but he also puts it all on the Internet, insistently demanding attention and compliments. Having received them, he begins to drift, but not received Continue reading

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 photography not only provides us with the opportunity to more fully convey the richness of the world around us, but also imposes a great responsibility on us, making us think about the effect of color on our pictures.

How many colors are there?

Countless. The human eye is able to perceive electromagnetic radiation with a wavelength of 380 (violet) to 740 nm (red). Continue reading

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 its best form.

In studio shooting, when you are in full control of the situation, you can allow yourself to take pictures at any time convenient for you or your models. When you go outside, you have to reckon with external lighting, which dramatically changes over the course of one day.

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Lens change
The main advantage of cameras with interchangeable lenses over compact cameras is, as the discerning reader has already guessed, the ability to change lenses. Changing the lens itself is a…

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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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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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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…

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