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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The lenses. Myths and reality
Previously, the material described below was part of an article about types of lenses, but the article grew and broke into two separate parts. When choosing a photo lens, many…

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Several rules for photographing women
A woman is for the photographer only the subject of serving the plane, the same as fabric, mirrors or furs. The texture of a woman to create a good picture…

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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

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 the real physical area of ​​the photosensitive element.
Previously, most photographers were shooting on film cameras, which used the so-called 35mm film (standard film from the distant 1930s). These were quite old times, and somewhere since 2000, digital mirror cameras (CCP) became very popular, the principle of operation of which remained the same as in film cameras, but instead of CCP film they began to use an electronic photosensitive matrix, which forms the image . Continue reading

The alphabet of photogenicity

To paraphrase a famous aphorism, one can say: do not be born beautiful, but be born … photogenic. Alas, only a few are photogenic of us. The rest, looking at their own pictures, constantly have to ask themselves the question: “Do I really look so awful? What will my future great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren think of me? ”After all, everyone wants to remain in the memories of their descendants as a prominent and interesting person, and not greyish, or, worse, – ugly. Of course, being born non-photogenic, Cindy Crawford can no longer be. Continue reading

About focusing
For a modern photographer, it is vital to be able to get fast and accurate autofocus from the camera. In this post I will give my thoughts on how to…

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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…

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How to succeed in all photos
Taking a new pack of photos from a photo studio, as a rule, we only insert half of them into albums to show to friends later. Others go to the…

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Crop Identification
This article is written in photographic slang and, moments, filled with my subjective opinions. This article describes the nuances of using crooked cameras and lenses that few people pay due…

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