Chromatic aberrations
Chromatic aberrations in human language are color distortions that add to the original images of various kinds of parasitic distortions. If you are an amateur, and somewhere you heard that…

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Gigapixels
The megapixel race continues, and now even mobile phones by their number can bypass very expensive SLR cameras. 36 MP for Nikon D800 and Sony 7R already surprise no one,…

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Receptions photography at long exposures. Light painting.
“Late in the evening, when you sit at home and do not know what to do, experiment with a long exposure.” I think one of the ancient wise men said…

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Bokeh. Thoughts about bokeh.

This article is very filled with subjective opinions. Be patient with patience and understanding.

Bokeh is the “character” of an image outside the focus area, its intensity, and the effect on the overall picture. Roughly speaking, this is how a blurry image is out of focus. The term “blurry” is not entirely technical, but it is as suitable as possible to describe what is happening with the image not in the focus area. The image is “blurred” as if the artist picked up and mixed paint. Continue reading

What is distortion
Distortion is mainly of two types - barrel-shaped (convex, Barrel distortion) and pillow-shaped (concave, Pincushion distortion). Distortion is usually called simple ‘barrel‘ and ‘pillow‘. But there is also a complex…

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Camera Modes P, A, S, M
Usually, after all the ‘Auto’-modes of the camera get bored, a lot of people start using special semi-automatic modes M, A, S, P. These modes can be found on the…

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What is white balance in a camera?
The white balance is a parameter that helps to correctly construct a color image transfer. It is abbreviated as simply BB (white balance), in the English-language literature one can find…

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What is Vignetting?
Vignetting is the effect of darkening the corners of an image. Often, vignetting is simply called ‘vignette‘ In a broader sense, vignetting is a change in the brightness of an…

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