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Published on Jan 9, 2013 | Photography and Photographers|
To put it simply, any scene is divided in brightness from 0-9 (IX), with zero being pure black and IX being pure white with no details .. and zone V the middle neutral grey 18% which the camera metering always aims for .. with each zone or stop double the one below in brightness and vice versa ..
Published on Jan 9, 2013 | Buying Guides|
I have 3 tripods and a monopod .. they have different heads, although I am more into ball-socket heads these days .. My problem was not having them or using them indoors but carrying them about, especially in travel
Published on Jan 8, 2013 | Photo Techniques|
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 ..
Published on Jan 7, 2013 | Software Techniques|
First thing after taking photos and importing them to a PC is to organise them in a way that allows finding them in the future
People argue about zoom lenses and prime lenses and which are better .. Here is the score ..
When I bought my first APS-C sensor DSLR I wanted to buy my first prime lens. I was told 35mm lens is equivalent to standard normal view 50mm on a 35mm sensor .. and the 50mm will be the equivalent of 75mm ..
Shutter speed makes very little difference to shots with flash .. it is more about how far the subject (double the distance you get 1/4 the light or the inverse square law), what ISO and most importantly what aperture .. while shutter speed only alters how the ambient light is captured ..
Published on Jan 7, 2013 | Opinions|
If you are on a budget then a cropped sensor body .. and add the full frame in the future .. simply because the full frame gives you higher IQ, better low light performance and shallower DOF