Last time I mentioned about using fog in photos. I needed a month to make this micro-tutorial about light. Photographers should know that you should get the “best looking” pictures in a one hour window after sunrise or before sunset. This should give a huge contrast between the shadows and lit areas. But the one hour… Continue reading Using natural light for high contrast images
Those of you who have seen photos taken in the fog know that they can create great atmosphere. While “using” fog as an element of your picture you should keep in mind you have to deal with fog’s depth of visibility and your camera’s depth of field. The tricky part is that fog’s maximum visibility… Continue reading “Using” fog in photography
I’m amazed by the Sony a57 automated HDR function. The camera takes 3 shots up to +/- 6 EV and glue them together to create one picture in High Density Range.
I have recently received an email from Hungary with questions about compact camera macro shots with Raynox MSN-505. We have the same gear (Canon A75) and I already had some experience with using it for macro shots so… I was a perfect person to be asked that question ;) First of all, there are some… Continue reading Compact camera macro limitations
I started to play with my new light tent. It’s a cheap white semi-transparent box that can be used to produce shadowless photography you can find in online shops or in many other places. Mine has 4 interchangeable color backgrounds (white, black, red, ugly-blue). The material is for diffraction of light you put outside of the box. Here’s… Continue reading Light tent – first approach
While taking macro shots you might think of how far… or – better say – how close can you get to the object and still be able to get good picture quality. If your knowledge stopped on high-school optics knowledge level you are probably thinking there are no limitations. In a perfect world it would… Continue reading Macro basics – Macro techniques – Magnification limits