Photography 101

Understanding ISO In Photography

In Photography, the sensitiveness of the sensor to light is known as ISO. Understanding ISO settings in Digital photography is very important. In order to understand this better think of walking from a bright lighted...

Lens hoods: Do they really work?

Hate them love them but they are quintessential and most often than not help save your camera from a nasty bump. When Canon feels that every L lens that they manufacture must be accompanied with...

Aperture in Photography

A Beginner’s Guide to Aperture in Photography There is nothing wrong with taking pictures with the camera on automatic, but if you really want to dive into photography, you will need to learn how to...

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...