Tag: photography basics

Sigma Photo Pro: what does the detail slider do?

I remember when after a long break from photography I bought my Sigma sd Quattro and installed SPP and that after starting the application the first thing that caught my eye was the new “detail” slider. In the spring of 2016, when I was still shooting with my SD1 Merrill and using a at the ...

Let’s dream ourselves on a beach…

Welcome summer, welcome you wonderful warm nights which you can enjoy sitting out at the water in a summer dress, forgetting time and regret staying awake for very long on the next morning at your job (at least for a short time). These nights are the moments where I can at least pretend to be ...

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Learning photography on YouTube? Benjamin Jaworskyj

Over the last couple of years I’ve often heard the name Benjamin Jaworskyj in connection with photography. Last week I had the chance to listen to one of his lectures at the Photo Festival in Zingst. He’s a German photographer working in Berlin. In 2008 he started giving online video tutorials. His YouTube channel is ...

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The following illustration shows how photos are affected by different apertures values, ISO numbers and shutter speeds

Who has not come across this situation: a friend who only knows the fully automatic mode has realized, from one day to the other, that photography is great fun and that, in order to take his pictures “like a professional”, they now want to use the PASM modes exclusively. Since it does not make any ...

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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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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 “best 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 ...