Category: Photography basics

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Crop cameras: are manufacturers trying to deceive us with non-converted ISO and Aperture numbers?

I just watched the following video by the well renowned YoutTuber and reviewer Tony Northrup. In this clip, he alleges that manufacturers specifically do not recalculate the ISO and aperture figures of crop cameras and lenses by the crop factor, simply to mislead us. His comparison images show that for example an mFT-sensor at ISO800 ...

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Photography basics – part 8 – Pixels are not just Pixels

In the course of heated technology discussions, photographers often bandy about megapixel figures. Having more megapixels is said to be an advantage in good lighting conditions, when using low sensitivities. It is commonly known that more resolution is better. Conversely, less, bigger pixels are said to be more sensitive, thus taking in more light and ...

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Portrait Photography: How Crucial is the Right Angle?

Thanks to PetaPixel, I stumbled over a short, but highly insightful and funny video. In it, a Korean girl demonstrates the importance of camera angle for portraits in 14 seconds. Whether a person is photographed from above or below can make a huge difference. A difference of roughly 10 to 30 kilos. πŸ˜‰ For photographers ...

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Photography basics – part 7 – ways to achieve nice bokeh

Following megapixels, which every modern camera is equipped with in abundance nowadays, background blur, also known as bokeh, is currently on everyone’s lips. People talk of shallow depth of field (DoF) and of how large aperture resembles engine size/cubic capacity – in other words something you can never get enough of – and how you ...

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Photography basics – part 6 – focal lengths and their suitability

When you read photography forums – especially the sub-forums containing buying tips – you notice straight away that many users ask the β€œbest lenses for …” question. Beginners seem to struggle determining what focal length, in millimeters, is good for what application. Only when you know the right focal length for your needs, you can ...