Light
Light is the heart of photography. The camera does not see the image. There are no lines, shapes, or textures for it. A film or digital sensor is only susceptible…

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The complexity of the pictures
Why are Amateur photos so weak for the most part? First of all, because the average photographer is not aware of their weakness. This is not a problem if the…

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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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Monthly Archives: December 2018

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 it with a wavelength in the range of 500-565 nm, falling on the light-sensitive receptors of the eye, cause the brain to feel green. Having got used to the fact that the grass is usually green, we see it green even in unusual lighting. Human vision is characterized by color impermanence. Our brain adjusts the color balance so that objects retain their natural colors for us as much as possible, regardless of the color of the lighting. White paper seems to us equally white, that in the daytime, when it is illuminated by cold light pouring from the window, that in the evening, when the warm light of incandescent lamps falls on it. Continue reading

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

Buchach castle
Composition is the most important aspect of artistic photography. Composition is the art of placing various elements of an image in the most harmonious way that meets the creative intent…

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Inverse square law
It is not superfluous to mention here also the law of inverse squares, the action of which you will certainly encounter. It sounds like this: the intensity of light is…

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Exposure: theory
Good exposure is critical for getting high-quality photos. However, the essence of the exhibition is very simple. Exposure is just the amount of light that hits the photo sensor. The…

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