About photogenicity, curved hands and a bottle of dry
Since I began to take photographs of non-professional models, I constantly find myself catching up on the fact that, being on the street, I look at the faces of people…

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The size of the matrix does matter.
One of the most important and basic parameters of any photographic equipment is the size of the photosensitive sensor of the camera. And this is not about megapixels, but about…

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What is TFP and TFCD and what they eat
Recently, especially in the conditions of the economic crisis, the term TFP, which in its most simplified form means free-of-charge photography, is increasingly heard among photographers and models. Those who…

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certain magic works

The effect of star rays in photos

When shooting a bright light source into the frame, you can get an interesting effect with the rays of light. This effect is usually called Star Effect.

This effect is very easy to get. To do this, simply remove the bright light source on the closed aperture. How much the aperture has to be closed depends on the lens on which the image is being taken. Each lens has a certain number F, which results in a pronounced effect with the rays. For the most part, when using digital cameras that do not have a mechanical diaphragm control device with aperture blades, the effect with the rays will not work. Continue reading

Pixels and subpixels

Once I wondered: ‘Why do my Nikon D700 RAW files weigh so little?’. In search of an answer, I found very interesting information.

So, when shooting, I sometimes use the RAW file format, (in Nikon it is called NEF – Nikon Electronic Format – Nikon electronic file format). Nikon’s RAW files have certain settings, I usually use 14-bit color depth with no loss or no compression at all. In general, NEF files with 14-bit color depth and without compression weigh about 24.4MB. In the image below, I showed the size of my files in bytes. Continue reading

How teleconverter works. Teleconverter Review Soligor AF PRO 1.4x
Teleconverter is a special device that helps to increase the focal length of the lens. In fact, the focal length of the lens is a physical quantity and it simply…

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What is ISO and how to set it up
However, what is ISO in the camera settings? ISO is a parameter indicating the level of sensitivity to light of its light-catching element (matrix or film). Mostly indicate the ISO…

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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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Tips for those preparing for a photo shoot
How to prepare for a photo shoot? What should I look for first? What to take with you, what make-up to do, what to wear, how to get up ...…

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