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Exposure Blending without HDR

 Exposure Blending without HDR

In this post, I will write about what I feel is one of the main strengths of digital photography: Exposure blending. As we know, the digital sensor/photographic film can capture both shadow and highlight detail as long as the range in exposure values falls within its dynamic range. In cases such as sunrises or sunsets, […]

Why are my images not sharp?

Why are my images not sharp?

Photographers often ask me how they can make their images look sharper. Here are 5 pointers you may want to keep in mind: 1) Make sure that you achieve focus. If you have a camera with interchangeable lenses, the easiest way to achieve focus is by setting your lens to autofocus. If you decide to focus manually, you have […]

Hyperfocal Distance and Focusing

What is it good for? Hyperfocal focusing, or focusing at the hyperfocal distance, allows you to maximise your Depth of Field (DOF) and position the Near and Far Limits of your DOF so that all or part of the scene that you are photographing is acceptably sharp. The Short and Sweet: If you focus at […]

Depth of Field

Depth of Field

What is it good for? The Depth of Field (DOF) is a crucial concept for controlling the part of your image that appears sharp and in focus. The short and sweet: Any discussion of DOF has to include two essential points. Note that the DOF is always defined w.r.t your focal point(s): 1) The DOF […]

What is Aperture and Why Should I Care?

What is Aperture and Why Should I Care?

A camera’s aperture is the opening through which light, after it has traveled through your camera’s lens, enters the camera body. The size of your aperture determines: 1) The time it takes for you to expose your image properly. 2) The Depth of Field (DOF) of your image, which is the extent to which your […]