Famous Photographers: 225 tips to inspire you Digital Camera World has interviewed some of the best and most famous photographers in its time. Martin Parr, Rankin, David Doubilet, Jill Furmanovsky, even celebrity photographers like Bryan Adams (yes, that Bryan Adams)... it's an impressive roster of talented lensmen and lenswomen. Here, we gather together some insightful words of advice from more than 50 of our interviews.
PhotoTech Tutorials Advertisement Over the recent months we’ve been presenting various showcases of photography – while many readers hated the showcases, most readers found them inspirational and perfect for a lousy workday’s morning. However, what we should have done in the inspirational posts is not just provide you with some inspiration for your work, but also present useful photographic techniques which can help you to achieve optimal pictures for your designs. And as requested by many of you, now it’s time to correct our mistake. In this post we present useful photographic techniques, tutorials and resources for various kinds of photography. Single Picture Explains How Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO Work In Photography If you’re a beginner photographer, it can be helpful to have a simple guide that helps you understand the different settings that you can toggle on your DSLR camera. While this helpful exposure chart by Daniel Peters at Fotoblog Hamburg won’t explain HOW the optics of photography work, it will show you exactly what happens when you tweak your camera’s settings. The three settings in this chart are part of what photographers like to call the exposure triangle.
Digital Camera Diffraction – Resolution, Color & Micro-Contrast The exact value of the diffraction-limited aperture is often a contentious topic amongst photographers. Some might claim it's at f/11 for a given digital camera, while others will insist that it's closer to f/16, for example. While the precise f-stop doesn't really matter, it's good to clarify why there's so many opinions, and how these differences might translate into how your photograph actually appears. This article is intended as an addendum to the earlier tutorial on diffraction in photography. Knowing the diffraction limit requires knowing how much detail a camera could resolve under ideal circumstances. With a perfect sensor, this would simply correlate with the size of the camera sensor's pixels.
Field of View Crop Factor (Focal Length Multiplier) With the advent of Digital SLR Camera Bodies, the term Field of View Crop Factor has come into our world. The source of this term is the smaller-than-35mm sensor present in many of Canon and other manufacturers' DSLR sensors. Canon's EF Lenses still focus the image on the same plane as before, but sensors smaller than 35mm sensors do not capture the entire image. Thus, the image is "cropped". The Field of View Crop Factor (FOVCF from here on) refers to the amount of the image that is cropped.
Top 20 Photography Books to Improve Your Skills Why you Should be Reading These Photography Books I started writing this blog because I found it hard to learn a lot from the internet as it’s hard to find good, reliable content and look at a glaring screen covered in ads. Books cost money, but the content is excellent and you can take it anywhere, and all the information and photos in the books below has been written/taken by professionals who provide insight into their work, where the internet just can’t compete. Basics Start at the beginning.
Camera Exposure: Aperture, ISO & Shutter Speed A photograph's exposure determines how light or dark an image will appear when it's been captured by your camera. Believe it or not, this is determined by just three camera settings: aperture, ISO and shutter speed (the "exposure triangle"). Mastering their use is an essential part of developing an intuition for photography. Achieving the correct exposure is a lot like collecting rain in a bucket.