Camera exposure

Over exposed camera

By Antony Obuya You can greatly improve your photography skills by understanding how exposure affects digital cameras. Exposure is simply the amount of light you let into the camera. Most digital cameras can sustain exposure error but only to a certain extent. If the exposure is too little, your photos will appear darker and if … Read more

Portrait photography tips every photographer should master


By: Ken Otieno

portraitsGetting the right portrait is never easy as far as photography is concerned. A skilled photographer will use their knowledge to adjust the camera settings and the end-results will be more than splendid. Another one will depend on the camera and the position of the subject they are capturing. For instance, if they are taking photos of kids, they would charm them to make them stay still in order to shoot great portraits out of them.

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Do you really need a digital camera AND a smartphone?


By: Martin Carline

Whilst the ideal camera is the one you simply happen to have with you, smart phone cameras just do not have the professional capabilities of a full-sized digital camera. Almost everyone has a mobile or smartphone with a camera, and they normally carry their smartphone with them at all times, as the size and weight of a mobile device is very convenient.

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Shutter speed in digital photography

By: Akash Deep

Digital cameras have made life so easy for budding photographers as cameras come with pre determined settings for shooting in different conditions. But if you want to capture images realistic images, it is important to understand the various settings available in the camera to take you out of the auto mode.

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ISO in digital photography

By: Mradula Shet

ISO or ASA is used to indicate how sensitive traditional photography film is sensitive to light and was measured using the numbers 100, 200, 400 etc seen on films. Smaller numbers indicate the low film sensitivity and the finer grain of the shots taken.

In case of digital photography, ISO measures the image sensor sensitivity based on the same film photography principles- lower numbers indicate lower sensitivity to light and a finer grain.

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How to Hold a Digital Camera

By: Sarah Parlin

Holding cameraMany new digital and film photographers normally have a problem known as “camera shake” where they produce blurry images mostly because they do not hold the camera still enough while depressing the shutter. This is highly common with shots that are taken when the shutter is open for a long time and taken in low light situations. This can be caused when the camera is moved slightly and the only way this can be resolved is to use a tripod.

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Aperture in Digital Photography

By: Grace Wanja

aperture f numberThere are a number of aspects digital photographers need to learn something that prompted me to write a series of articles to help them know how to move from Auto mode and manually set exposure of the shots they make. I concentrated mainly on 3 elements of the exposure triangle i.e. Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO. Below you will learn details about Aperture.

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White balance in digital photography

By: Bryan Derek

whitebalanceWhite balance is a name directed at a system of color correction to cope with differing lighting conditions. Usually our eyes compensate with regard to different lighting conditions, but when taking a still having a digital camera the camera has to obtain the “white point” (the assumption that the white object must appear white) to fix other colors cast through the same light.

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Photography and the rule of thirds


By: Jen Wiss

The rule of thirds is a very old rule, first written down by John Thomas Smith in 1797. It is an important tool in photography and usually one of the first things you’ll learn on a photography course. Following it can help you take better photographs that have more interest, energy, tension and impact.

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