Subject movement

A little theory
White balance is an important tool for managing the color palette of a photo. One of the advantages of a living person over a digital camera is that a person…

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Incandescent lamps (Tungsten or Incandescent)
Very cold balance, designed to neutralize the orange light of incandescent lamps with a color temperature of about 3000 K. Images taken in the evening under artificial light, in the…

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Geographical latitude
I am writing this in the most temperate climate, being in the fifty-fourth degree of North latitude. In the southern regions, the light changes much faster, both in the morning…

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When all else fails

Are you still unhappy with the sharpness of your images? Isn’t it too much you want?

A digital camera is basically not capable of providing absolute sharpness. Most photo sensors are equipped with a special anti-aliasing filter that slightly blurs the image so that any point of the original scene in all cases is perceived by more than one photodiode. This is called antialiasing (antialiasing) or smoothing and is necessary to prevent moiré-striped artifacts that can occur when photographing fabrics and other items that have a periodic, repetitive structure. Continue reading


Shutter speed or, as it is also called, shutter speed is directly related to the transmission of motion in images. When shooting still subjects with a fixed camera, the shutter speed does not matter and is determined only by the required exposure. But when either the camera or the subject is in motion, choosing the appropriate shutter speed becomes not only a technical but also an artistic task.

Not to get confused: the higher the shutter speed, the shorter the exposure time than a shutter speed lower the shutter speed longer. Continue reading

Subject movement

No matter how stable your camera is, its stability is completely useless when shooting moving objects. Only a short shutter speed will help freeze the movement. This is why when shooting children, athletes, or even worse, children-athletes, as well as when photo hunting, you often have to shoot with the maximum open aperture and a high ISO value. A noisy but sharp shot is better than a clean but blurry one.

To reduce the impact of movement, use wired photography, and try to choose when the subject slows down or changes direction. Such moments not only provide a clearer image, but are often the most interesting and dramatic. Continue reading


Is sharpness important for a good photo? Yes and no. On the one hand, a technically perfect photo should usually be definitely sharp. No matter how interesting it may be artistically, the vagueness of plot-relevant elements will make it suitable only for an Amateur photo album. On the other hand, if a photograph is technically perfect, but lacks artistic or even Protocol value, then it is not suitable for anything at all. In other words, sharpness is important, but you should think about it only when the lighting, composition, and other fundamental aspects of the photo do not cause you difficulties.

Sharpness is one of the most overrated photographic indicators. Continue reading

The strategy for choosing the optimum diaphragm

Find the aperture value at which your lens shows the best sharpness, and use this value whenever possible (most often it is f/8 or so).
If you don’t have enough light, or if you want to highlight the main subject using a shallow depth of field, increase the size of the aperture, but try not to open it completely unnecessarily.
If the need has come, feel free to open the diaphragm and do not worry about it. In situations where you may need it, the aperture value is not the most important factor limiting the sharpness of images. The wiggle spoils the image much more ruthlessly than any lens aberrations. Continue reading

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Can I fix the errors later?
As for the exhibition, no, you can't. Overexposure is not allowed in digital photography. Even if you shoot in RAW, the capabilities of RAW converters (contrary to the assurances of…


The composition defines
Don't confuse composition with framing. Framing determines the direction of the view and the field of view, and composition determines the relative position of objects. By pointing the camera in…


Accessories and settings for taking photos in the dark
As you know, the darkness is arranged in such a way that it absorbs everything around it. That is why it is not possible to take a high-quality picture without…