All user-created articles
This is a list articles created by users from within the dpreview community. Note that these are neither endorsed nor reviewed by dpreview editorial staff. There are currently 411 user-created articles total.
Effects of focal length, F-number, and sensor size on background blur and facial features in portraiture
Published on Nov 13, 2013 | Photo Techniques|
A summary of the effects of focal length, F-number, and sensor size on background blur and facial features in portraiture. This article is centered on the Micro Four Thirds ecosystem, with some comparisons to full frame.
Published on Nov 11, 2013 | Software Techniques|
Creating and using Luminosity Masks in GIMP. Particularly the usefulness of a Mid-Tone mask for increasing saturation and contrast across an image without effecting the darkest and lightest tones.
Published on Nov 9, 2013 | Book Reviews|
Streetphotography as visual poetry is a special book about the anonymous life in cologne (german: Köln), a city in germany.
Published on Nov 7, 2013 | Photo Techniques|
I m starting to enjoy a very specific kind of Macro Photography - Macros where the background is not focused but still very present due to Big Depth of Field, making it necessary to compose main subjects with background details and so telling a story - The close within the far
Published on Oct 29, 2013 | Product Reviews & Previews|
Extension tubes. Apurture vs. Kenko
Published on Oct 28, 2013 | Photography and Photographers|
The Nikon D800 is not only for landscape but also a wonderful camera for flying birds. The low fps is a disadvantage but outweighed by the high resolution.
Published on Oct 25, 2013 | Product Reviews & Previews|
reading reviews or feedback about a product is good, it may help with many products out there but not with the XVario. In fact, nothing is like holding the X Vario in your own hands, doing your own test and making your own judgment. The output of the XVario exceeds the sum of its parts or specs.
Published on Oct 22, 2013 | Software Techniques|
Sometime it is a good idea to go back to your website and check the performance. It is like doing a step backward, or taking a pause, to make 2 steps forward. I was checking my website and it was getting too slow. I went through 10 major steps and I greatly increased the performance.
Published on Oct 11, 2013 | Photography and Photographers|
Landscape photography is the favorite of both professional and hobby photographers. It’s interesting to shoot the natural pictures in all four seasons because landscapes are always filled with beauty and adventure. To help you make your landscape photography experience even better, here are few simp
Published on Oct 11, 2013 | Help|
Help with buying my first DSLR
Published on Oct 7, 2013 | Product Reviews & Previews|
Noticed sony released camera apis recently, I started playing, the basic actTakePicture really works as documented, but there are more undocumented apis forbidden to call, make 3rd party impossible to make as full featured as Sony's own Playmemories phone app; this is really frustrating.
Published on Oct 3, 2013 | Pro Photography|
Commercial photography is like any other business in that there are many day-to-day functions for the business to succeed. This blog explores the typical demands and tasks I exert to run my photography business. I include some business strategies todifferentiate your business to increase profits.
Published on Oct 3, 2013 | Photo Techniques|
An Explanation of why and how to use Av + Auto-ISO
Published on Sep 30, 2013 | Product Reviews & Previews|
An almost-in-depth review of a more than just affordable alternative to established brands of underwater housings. Read this multi-page Meikon-42 underwater housing review and find out how it compares to competition.
Published on Sep 27, 2013 | Software/App Reviews|
If you're photographer and have an iPod touch, iPhone or iPad then this app is for you.
Published on Sep 26, 2013 | Software Techniques|
Green screen software helps you to use some techniques and tricks to make your shots look ultimate by changing the background of the subject as per your requirements.
Published on Sep 25, 2013 | Buying Guides|
Green Screen body suit is an amazing photography equipment that is frequently being used to make supernatural videos of invisible man and invisible force that does unusual things such as a cup floating in the air. This green screen apparel has been extensively used by professionals as well as amateu
Published on Sep 19, 2013 | Product Reviews & Previews|
This is an ongoing experience report of the Panasonic LF1. It's not so much an article, but more a list of observations I made during everyday use of the LF1 as mostly a snapshot camera.
Published on Sep 17, 2013 | Software Techniques|
Would you like your prints to be lighter and brighter? This article describes a method for achieving this that does not cause any changes to either colour saturation or hue.
Published on Sep 11, 2013 | Buying Guides|
where are the robustness/usability stats?