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Digital Camera Sensor Sizes: How it Influences Your Photography

Digital Camera Sensor Sizes: How it Influences Your Photography
This article aims to address the question: how does your digital camera's sensor size influence different types of photography? Your choice of sensor size is analogous to choosing between 35 mm, medium format and large format film cameras — with a few notable differences unique to digital technology. Much confusion often arises on this topic because there are both so many different size options, and so many trade-offs relating to depth of field, image noise, diffraction, cost and size/weight. Background reading on this topic can be found in the tutorial on digital camera sensors. Sensor sizes currently have many possibilities, depending on their use, price point and desired portability. Canon's 1Ds/5D and Nikon D3 series are the most common full frame sensors. Camera phones and other compact cameras use sensor sizes in the range of ~1/4" to 2/3". The crop factor is the sensor's diagonal size compared to a full-frame 35 mm sensor. 35 mm Full Frame Angle of View Uncropped Photograph

Digital Photography Tutorials Learn how to take and edit digital photographs using visual tutorials that emphasize concept over procedure, independent of specific digital camera or lens. This is a complete listing of all tutorials on this site; click the drop-down links in the top menu to see particular topics. Photography is going through an exciting transition period as many film photographers are beginning to explore the new capabilities of digital cameras. While the fundamentals have remained similar, other aspects are markedly different. These tutorials are rarely influenced by changes in image editing software and camera equipment — due to their unique concept-based approach. View in other languages: Português Русский Deutsch Français Italiano

22 Professional Photoshop Image Enhancing Tutorials Adobe Photoshop is the premier tool for digital artists when it comes to professionally enhancing images. Whether you’re a beginner just learning the ropes or an advanced user looking for unique techniques to add to your Photoshop arsenal, you’ll find some tutorials here that you’ll surely want to bookmark. In this article, you’ll discover plenty of tutorials that deal with enhancing images, adding unique and impressive effects, and recreating digital replications of popular traditional photography techniques. 1. Cross Processing You can learn how to apply the Cross Processing film-developing technique digitally to your images by reading through this quick and educational tutorial that leverages the powers of the Curves tool in Photoshop. 2. Take your ordinary digital photos and simulate the Lomo Photography effect (also known as Lomography) that will apply a dreamy and surreal effect onto your images in this tutorial that uses a Levels Adjustment layer among other Photoshop techniques. 3.

Image editing: an introduction Making fine prints in your digital darkroomImage editing: an introductionby Norman Koren updated Feb. 19, 2003 In this page we introduce the heart of the digital printmaking process: image editing-- the art of turning raw images into fine prints. We go into greater depth in the series, Image editing with Picture Window Pro. Introduction: image editing objectives The images produced by scanners and digital cameras are often quite good, but rarely perfect. Image editing is the heart of the creative act of photographic printmaking-- it is where you transform a well-crafted snapshot into a work of art. "The negative is comparable to the composer's score and the print to its performance." One reason you need to edit is that a print can rarely capture the tonal range of an actual scene, particularly a naturally illuminated landscape. Our eyes function differently when viewing prints and viewing scenes. Some of the specific goals of image editing are, The image editing program Removing dust specks .

Lowel EGO Lights for Food Photography | Steamy Kitchen Sunday, February 3, 2008 Lowel EGO Lights for Food Photography Thai Beef Salad above taken probably around midnight, on auto settings with my Canon Rebel XT, Lowel EGO lights for food photography are magical. During late Spring to early Fall months at the Steamy Kitchen household, my photo “studio” was the ratty ottoman and a $3 foam board near a big open window. Now in the winter months, by the time the clock rolls around to 5pm, my light is gone (sniff sniff) and I don’t like using my flash. So I set out to find an inexpensive, portable solution and came up with the Lowel EGO lights. They are portable, lightweight, provide a wonderful, soft, even lighting and relatively inexpensive for professional photography lights. For food shots, the one variable that makes the biggest difference in the quality of shots is the lighting. Lighting is the big wild card and can vary from hour to hour, from one side of the room to the other, and the type of light bulbs you use. Plain house lights