How not to be ashamed of the camera
Many of us, being in front of the camera, feel embarrassed, do not know what to do, where to look, what to occupy hands and what to do with our…

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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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Flash afternoon - how to use
How to photograph with a flash in the afternoon and why in general a flash in the afternoon? The question seems meaningless, but when it comes to practice, it turns…

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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 attention to.

‘Crop’, ‘Crop’, ‘kropnuty camera’, роп kropnuty camera ’,‘ kropnuty matrix ’,‘ kropny sensor ’are synonymous with a camera with a reduced photosensitive element (matrix, film). These concepts are strongly intertwined with the concept of the crop factor and you can read the basic information about crop in the ‘Crop Factor‘ section. 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 work with autofocus for simple scenes using the optical viewfinder.
Focusing process different photographers call in different ways: focus, focus, focus, get into sharpness, achieve focus, achieve focus, catch focus. When communicating, I most often use the word ‘to focus, which creates two meanings at once -‘ to focus ’to the camera for optimal sharpness and объект to focus’ to the photographer on the subject. Continue reading

Reversing lens adapter

At the request of readers a small article on the reverse macroadapter. A reversing adapter should not be confused with a reversing ring.
A reversible adapter is an adapter that allows you to attach a lens backwards to a camera. This is done mainly to enable macro. This installation looks quite funny, since the back (tail) of the lens is designed to be screwed into the bayonet. Actually a photo of such an installation can see for yourself in this article.
That is, having any lens, it can be turned into a macro lens with the help of a reversing adapter. The adapter ring is worn (wound on) instead of a light filter and with its help is attached to the lens. It turns out as shown in the picture. Continue reading

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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A few rules for photo models
Photography is a frozen moment that becomes history. That is why many of us panic, intending to be photographed: we want to look gorgeous in history. We want the camera…

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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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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…

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