There are so many different types of lenses, when it comes to figuring out what you need, it can be a daunting shopping experience. Many people go through an experience similar to what I did… start with the kit lens your first DSLR comes with, buy an inexpensive telephoto zoom, pine for better results, hit [...]
As it relates to sharp photos, good hand-held technique is where it all starts. But there are other tips and tricks you can use in conjunction with good technique to help ensure your photos come out clear and sharp. One such tip is known as the Reciprocal Rule.
I’ll start this post off with a big disclaimer… Read your camera’s manual! I use this disclaimer because I’ll be providing info on where to find certain settings, modes, and information on your camera’s display or readout. However, this information varies from manufacturer to manufacturer and from camera to camera. In some cases, information is [...]
The third component of exposure is probably the simplest to explain, but in many ways, the least understood. That component is ISO. ISO is the sensitivity of the film or sensor to light. A lower ISO number means lower sensitivity, while a higher ISO number means higher sensitivity. The relationship of ISO numbers is linear, [...]