User-created articles: Photo Techniques

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 63 user-created articles total.

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raydream | Published on Apr 8, 2014 |
Home-made DIY tilt-shift lens for less than $25. Most important of all, unlike any other DIY tilt-shift lens, I included the electronics for aperture communications.
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raydream | Published on Apr 8, 2014 |
Give new life to your collapsible Olympus 14-42mm kit lens for any MFT camera.
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Michael Jardine | Published on Feb 19, 2014 |
They say "every picture tells a story." But sometimes, it takes two.
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Gaby Awad | Published on Feb 5, 2014 |
Because your speedlite is a very small source of light, if you point it directly at your subject, the result would be a harsh unnatural photo with ugly shadows everywhere. We need to disperse those light rays from directly hitting our subject. To do that we use umbrellas, softboxes, and diffuse pane
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mini23 | Published on Feb 5, 2014 |
The Canon EOS 5D Mark III has a very sophisticated and complex AF System. The possible combinations to tweak the AF properties are basically unlimited, so especially for beginners it can be hard to assess which configuration will yield the best results.
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Gaby Awad | Published on Jan 3, 2014 |
Sometimes you look at your photos and notice there are flares. Flare is mainly caused by direct light hitting the front glass of the lens. The main sources of flares are sunlight, street lamp, or direct light from another source... Continue reading this article is to know how to avoid flare.
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Beach Bum | Published on Nov 13, 2013 |
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.
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Carlos Loff | Published on Nov 7, 2013 |
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
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ultimitsu | Published on Oct 3, 2013 |
An Explanation of why and how to use Av + Auto-ISO
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FrankHatcher | Published on Aug 26, 2013 |
Simple lighting setup to help elevate your images to another level. Sometimes less is more. Frank
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jamesdo | Published on Jul 21, 2013 |
This article explain the way to do High Speed Sync with YN560 flash.
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John Miles | Published on Jul 9, 2013 |
An introduction to the EV adjustments available on your camera. Read alongside your camera manual to learn how to manage how your camera captures light.
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Alain Briot | Published on Jun 27, 2013 |
Composition is an important aspect of good photographs. In this essay I offer remarks about composition . These are organized as a loose list of items written as they crossed my mind and that I wanted to share.
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Stephen Barrett | Published on Jun 26, 2013 |
Focus-bracketing for "Macro" setting and for closeup lenses is discussed. In order to adjust the camera's focus distance automatically, the script brack.bas is cited for the macro bracketing and a new script close.bas is provided for closeup-lens bracketing.
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Alain Briot | Published on May 23, 2013 |
The 15 fundamental rules of composition explained by Alain Briot--www.beatiful-landscape.com-- in an easy to read, step by step format. The goal of this essay is to help you create photographs that you will be proud to show and exhibit.
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williamsteffe | Published on May 1, 2013 |
Nowadays, with a great availability of pre-packed kits containing photography accessories, the fanatics are finding it easier to obtain accessories and gear essential for making their studio complete.
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williamsteffe | Published on Apr 26, 2013 |
Basic tips on how to shoot green screen photographs - Ensure that the scene is evenly lit with the help of photographic lights,Be prepared, Minimize wrinkles in backdrops, Position the subject 3 to 6 feet away from backdrop, Make sure that lighting doesn’t cast shadow on the backdrop ETC.
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Matti8491 | Published on Mar 19, 2013 |
ETTR (exposure to the right) is a method to make better photos by exposing more. I made some tests in order to see if it works. I used two of my cameras in these tests. Seven years old Sony was one and the other was rather new Olympus OM-D.
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HEWCanon | Published on Jan 8, 2013 |
The idea is not clipping while preserving as much detail as possible in the shadows where the signal/noise ratio is very low while also preserving most of the tonal details residing in the right bright illuminated part of the curve where there is a high signal/noise ratio ..
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sadgrove | Published on Sep 5, 2012 |
How do you know if a street photograph is any good? Kit Sadgrove has 10 rules to judge them by.
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