Photo Dictionary Circle of Confusion - an out of focus object that is rendered as a blurry disc in a photograph. From The Camera by Ansel Adams ©1980 volume one of The New Ansel Adams Photography Series pages 49-50: The image of a "point" in the subject should be a "point" on the film. If the … Continue reading Circles of Confusion
There are a lot of photographers out there who will do a facepalm whenever they hear someone say auto anything, when talking about digital photography. I too have done the same when I hear some of the weird and wonderful things about photography that the interwebs have to offer. But bear with me, this auto is … Continue reading Auto ISO with a Twist
Finally, here we are at Manual Mode. When you are using Manual Mode you have complete control over your camera. You are 100% in charge of everything, aperture, shutter speed, ISO and everything else. You are also 100% responsible for any mistakes that you make! Manual mode is not as scary as it may seem. … Continue reading From Green Camera to Manual in 9 Easy Steps, Part 9 – Manual Mode
I walk around with my camera set to Aperture Priority almost all the time. I do this so that I don’t miss any images that come along unexpectedly. With my camera set to Aperture Priority I have already chosen the f-stop that I want to use and the camera chooses the corresponding shutter speed needed … Continue reading From Green Camera to Manual in 9 Easy Steps, Part 7 – Aperture Priority
In the world of digital photography is the Sunny 16 method of determining exposure still useful? Sunny 16 was a tried and true method of guestimating exposure by the time I bought my first 35mm SLR. That camera had a very simple light meter at was easily fooled. If you didn't know that your light … Continue reading Sunny 16, is it still useful?