What is bokeh?
Bokeh (English. bokeh; YAP. 暈け or ボケ – "blurring") is a characteristic of the aesthetic qualities of the image area that lies out of focus, i.e. outside the grip area.…

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What is bokeh?
Bokeh (English. bokeh; YAP. 暈け or ボケ – "blurring") is a characteristic of the aesthetic qualities of the image area that lies out of focus, i.e. outside the grip area.…

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Exposure compensation
Modern cameras are equipped with a built-in exposure meter, which is able to automatically assess the level of illumination and select the appropriate values of the exposure parameters. If the…

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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 mode is very vague, it can be difficult for a novice Amateur photographer to determine which modes are really useful, and which are marketing nonsense. As a result, many people either spit on everything and shoot exclusively in AUTO mode, without trying to dig deeper, or, believing the authors of the instructions, try to use narrow-minded story modes (Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Macro, etc.), not suspecting that with a minimum of mental effort, you can achieve much more flexible and complete control over the camera without any damage to your own comfort. Continue reading

Exposure compensation

Modern cameras are equipped with a built-in exposure meter, which is able to automatically assess the level of illumination and select the appropriate values of the exposure parameters. If the exposure value offered by the exposure meter does not suit the photographer, he can either switch to manual mode and set the exposure independently, or, while remaining in automatic mode, use exposure correction. Exposure correction or exposure compensation is a forced change in exposure relative to the value determined by the exposure meter. Positive exposure compensation causes the camera to increase the exposure by a specified amount, and negative exposure causes it to decrease. For example, if the camera’s exposure meter allows one step overexposure under certain conditions, you should apply an exposure correction of – 1 EV to get a normally exposed frame. Continue reading

Good pictures in bad light

Regularly photographing in natural light, it is not difficult to notice that a really good light (not abundant, but good) is a frustratingly rare phenomenon. Let’s be honest: beautiful lighting lasts no more than a couple of hours a day, and then provided that you are lucky with the weather. Every photographer who shoots mostly outdoors knows how important it is to choose the right time for shooting and how long it sometimes takes to wait for suitable weather conditions. Unfortunately, this is almost the only reliable way to create any outstanding landscape photos: first you explore a potentially photogenic place, and then you try long and hard to find it in the most favorable light. Continue reading

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…

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Basic settings of the camera
I recommend that any novice photographer actively use the camera's automation whenever possible. This applies to matrix metering, autofocus, automatic white balance, and everything else that can only be automated,…

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Histogram
Getting the correct exposure when shooting with a digital camera is easy. In this article, you will learn what a histogram is, how it can be used to control exposure,…

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