Posts Tagged "photos"

Image Stabilization

We’ve discussed numerous methods of reducing camera shake, including the Reciprocal Rule, proper handholding technique, and other tips and tricks. Today, we’ll discuss a technological means for helping you minimize camera shake – image stabilization. There are two main types of image stabilization: optical and digital. Both aim to do the same thing; reduce the […]

Q&A–What type of lens should I get for my trip?

This question was recently submitted by Cheo. I’m looking to get a fish eye. I’m taking a vacation to Key West and want a lens, but I’m not sure if I’m wasting my money. I have an 18-55mm DX VR. Looking for guidance on panoramic pictures and a bigger lens. It’s a good question, because […]

Focusing on Lenses

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 […]

The Reciprocal Rule

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.

Valentine’s Day Special–Hand Holding with your Camera

Okay, so this post isn’t about holding hands with your camera. However, it is about how to properly hold your camera in your hands in order to get nice sharp photos. Properly hand-holding your camera is all about providing a stable base for your camera to minimize any movement while the shutter is open. Movement […]

Exposure, Part 3 – ISO

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, […]

Exposure, Part 2 – Aperture

Aperture is a less-than- easy a concept for the novice to grasp, but once it’s control and impact is understood, it becomes, perhaps, the most utilized piece of knowledge put to use in your photography arsenal. Aperture is the hole or opening that light travels through as it’s exposed to the center. The size of […]

Exposure, Part 1 – Shutter Speed

Previously, we discussed the concept of exposure, and it’s three components – aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. Perhaps the easiest component for beginners to understand is shutter speed, so we’ll begin there.