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How to Take Better Pictures

How to Take Better Pictures
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Photography Tips Zoom vs Prime Understanding camera lenses can help add more creative control to digital photography. Choosing the right lens for the task can become a complex trade-off between cost, size, weight, lens speed and image quality. This tutorial aims to improve understanding by providing an introductory overview of concepts relating to image quality, focal length, perspective, prime vs. zoom lenses and aperture or f-number. All but the simplest cameras contain lenses which are actually comprised of several "lens elements." Each of these elements directs the path of light rays to recreate the image as accurately as possible on the digital sensor. Optical aberrations occur when points in the image do not translate back onto single points after passing through the lens — causing image blurring, reduced contrast or misalignment of colors (chromatic aberration). Original Image Any of the above problems is present to some degree with any lens. *Note: Lens focal lengths are for 35 mm equivalent cameras.

Strobist The Luminous Landscape Celebrating Our 15th Year Kilt Rock - Mealt Falls, November 2014 - Isle Of Skye, Scotland Fuji X-T1, 55-200mm at 74mm, f/8, 7.4 sec ISO 800, Lee Big Stopper by Kevin Raber There are Currently 184 Photographers Visiting The Luminous Landscape The contents of this site were last updated on 30 November, 2014 Michael's Phlog was just updated on October 21 lu-mi-nous (lue'muh nuhs) adj. 1. radiating or reflecting light; shining; bright. 2. clear; readily intelligible Welcome to The Luminous Landscape, the web’s most comprehensive site devoted to the art and technique of photography. The Publisher of this site is Kevin Raber Image Size Calculator/Convertor What is a pixel? What is DPI? (Dots Per Inch) You may think you don't know what a pixel is, but, If you've ever seen a card stunt at a sports event, you probably do! This same concept extends to many other digital products. Pixel indicates only a point on a grid, not the size of the point. For Printers and scanners, the individual points of color are often called 'dots' rather than pixels, but the concept remains the same as the stadium. The scanner performs this function in reverse, by recognizing the color at a specific row and column on the item being scanned.

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5 Tips on How to Hold Your Camera tutorial This may be a topic that seems basic and easy to gloss over, but have you ever thought about to properly hold your camera? Sure, DSLRs have been designed to give you better and better ergonomics and grip, but when you start shooting with slow shutter speeds or telephoto lenses with no vibration compensation, having the right technique can be the difference between a photo that looks sharp and a photo that has shaky motion blurs. Some of these technique may feel weird, but think of it like learning to play golf. It doesn’t always feel right, but the results will speak for themselves. Tip 1. Tuck the Arms When Standing INCORRECT: One of the most common mistakes in holding a camera is to have the elbows out to the side, which makes it easier for your arm to sway around. Pin It CORRECT: Tuck in your elbow to your body so that your arms are anchored to your torso’s center of gravity. Pin It Tip 2. Pin It Tip 3. Pin It Tip 4. Pin It Pin It Tip 5. Pin It Pin It That’s it folks!

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