Color balance
The colors of objects that we see are not a property of the objects themselves, but a property of our vision. Grass looks green only because light rays reflected from…

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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…

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Factors affecting bokeh
The number and shape of aperture blades The arrangement of the lens aperture affects not so much the quality of the blur as the shape of the blur circles. In…

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Central and peripheral vision

Often, a scene that looks attractive to our eyes is completely unrepresentable in the photo – with a whitish, illuminated sky, with black holes in the place of shadows, with surreal color shades. What is the reason? Why can’t the camera just take and display the scene as it is? In fact, she’s trying. Because of its modest capabilities. The problem is that we ourselves never see the world as it really is. Our eyes and brain do a tremendous job so that we can enjoy the surrounding reality. The camera does not know how to do this, and you will have to think for it, perform non-obvious and not always natural manipulations to get images that look natural.

Central and peripheral vision
The field of view, sensitive to detail, is very small – about three degrees. Continue reading

Don’t forget the polarizer

If you are forced to photograph landscapes or architecture in the middle of the day, a polarizing filter can help you. The polarizer makes the sky darker, eliminates sun glare and displays colors. In short, almost any daytime scene shot through a polarizer looks more colorful and lively than it actually is. Sometimes the use of a polarizer is the only effective way to give a midday scene at least some freshness and originality.

Khust castle on a Sunny day
A few words about HDR
HDR, i.e. combining several images taken with different exposures, theoretically allows you to cope with any, however contrasting lighting, but in practice this method is not always applicable. Continue reading

Exposure settings in limited lighting conditions
Everyone knows that in order to get a good picture, you need the right lighting. However, photographers often have to work in not the most comfortable conditions, when there is…

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Types of photo image stabilizer and their description
Cameras are changing significantly under the influence of new technologies. Today, they weigh much less than earlier models. In this regard, there is a risk of getting a fuzzy image…

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Camera modes
Today, any digital camera offers the photographer a frightening variety of shooting modes. Due to the fact that the instructions for cameras describe the features and purpose of a particular…

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