Photography Tutorials

What is Shutter Speed?

Before it reaches the camera’s sensor, the light has to travel through some basic camera structures. First, it has to pass through the lens elements, then the aperture and lastly the shutter. Lens elements can’t...

Understanding Lens Diffraction

Landscape photographers prefer to stop down to f/22 or even narrower to keep everything in focus on the frame. But this narrowing down of aperture comes at a price; which is lens diffraction. Lens diffraction...

What is a RAW file?

It is often a hot topic for discussion whether to shoot RAW or JPEG. Professional photographers looking to do a bit of post production of their photographs before submitting for publishing prefer shooting their pictures...

Understanding Digital Noise

We often come across the term noise in photography. Noise is the random colored specs that usually dot the photograph when the film is underexposed. In digital photography they are the colored and often dark...

Variable Neutral Density Filters

Before we can delve into what variable neutral density filters are and how they can make a significant impact to your photography and the weight of the camera bag let’s take a flashback on what...

Neutral density filters

Neutral density filters help a photographer to use a longer exposure. They are used to block the amount of light that is coming through the lens and reaching the sensor of the camera. Think of...