Posts Tagged ‘educational’

Tutorial: A Basic Explanation of What a Tilt-Shift Lens Is and How it Works

Tilt-shift lenses are nothing short of optical magic… or so it seems. But as their namesake implies, they actually achieve this ‘magic’ through the use of two clever movements in the lens.

In the short tutorial above, Vincent Laforet, a Canon Explorer of Light and well-known photography educator, explains just how those two components work and how they dramatically impact the look of an image. Read more…

6 Things You Don’t Know About Apertures, But Probably Should

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One of the first things that we learn when we start taking photographs seriously is that ‘aperture’, the size of the hole in the lens through which light passes, controls depth of field.

A large aperture creates shallow depth of field while a narrow one creates wide depth of field. But there’s a little more to aperture than that, let’s take a closer look at this most fundamental photographic control. Read more…

Photographer Marc Hauser Doles Out Sage Advice on Defining Your Style

“If you can’t do it right, do it big.” These are just a few of the wise words shared by renowned photographer Marc Hauser in the above mini documentary by Chris Cascarano.

He’s shot for the likes of Rolling Stones Magazine, Pepsi and Playboy (just to name a few) and the concise words of wisdom he shares in this video are worth writing down no matter where you are in your photography career. Read more…

Quick and Dirty Explanation of Color Depth: What It is and Why You Should Care

Whether it’s photography or video quality we’re talking about, the discussion almost always revolves around some aspect of resolution. The number of megapixels, or the pixel density, or the pixel size (last one doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with resolution, but you get the gist).

One spec that doesn’t get a lot of headline time is color depth, and so we were thrilled when we stumbled across this quick and straight-forward explanation of what exactly color depth is by Techquickie. Read more…

Alpha Dog: How Sony Created the Most Innovative Camera Brand in Under a Decade

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Using the bones of a dying giant and a healthy dose of innovation, Sony built one of the most forward thinking lines of high-end cameras available in recent memory.

When they entered the serious photography market following their acquisition of the struggling Konica Minolta camera business, Sony brought the coffers and clout of an international conglomerate as well as the fresh eyes of a newcomer. Using those tools, they’ve pushed the technological envelope in a way that few others were willing or capable of doing and, now, are setting the benchmark for where others ought to be aiming. Oh, and they did it all in just eight years. Read more…

CameraSim 3D Turns Learning the Basics of a DSLR Into a Video Game

Who says you can’t learn from video games? Shown off in the above video is a preview of an upcoming first-person simulation game that takes the concept of the first person shooter in a much more photographic direction. Read more…

Tutorial: How to Pick the Best Focal Length When Capturing Landscapes

Put together by photographer Steve Perry, the video tutorial above shares a collection of useful tips, advice and examples that help explain how to best think of and use focal lengths when you’re out capturing landscape photography. Read more…

Helpful Tutorial Breaks Down The Basics of Understanding Flash Sync Speeds

When you’re first starting to experiment with using strobes, it’s easy to get confused by all the talk of flash durations, flash sync speeds, and the other technical aspects of lighting up a scene. Heck, it wasn’t until two years into my photography career that I understood how it all worked.

But, with this very helpful video put together by photographer Karl Taylor under your belt, you’ll be well on your way to knowing how it all works in just 13 minutes time. Read more…

HDR Explained in Quick, Informative Video

Obviously this video and post isn’t for the advanced HDR photographer, but even if you have a good understanding of what High Dynamic Range is or how to capture it, you’ll probably find one or two tidbits of very interesting information in this short video by Techquickie. Read more…

Inspiration: Three Talented Musicians Who are Also Talented Photographers

Creatives and artists often excel in several artistic media, not just one, and so the world of photography is peppered with talented individuals whose creative outlets include everything from skateboarding, to painting, to music.

The last of these is the topic of a very interesting video from theartofphotography, in which Ted Forbes tells us about three musicians whose talents extend into the world of photography: Milt Hinton, Bryan Adams and Ralph Gibson. Read more…