Histograms: Secret for Perfect Exposures

You can’t trust your camera’s display screen. We’ve all thought we had great pictures and gone on to do other things, only to find out later on that the shots don’t look so good when printed or seen on a computer. This is because brightness of the display screen is adjustable and if it is [...] Read more »

Depth of Field Preview: What You See is What You Get

One big benefit of a single lens reflex (SLR) camera is that you focus and compose through the lens that takes the picture. Ideally this would mean that what you see is what you get, but that is only partly correct. The aperture of an SLR lens is open wide to allow in as much [...] Read more »

Using Digital Camera Shooting Modes

Improving photographic skills is just like everything else – – we learn best by experience. Attacking the experience issue with a series of small projects usually works better than taking on a big project, and it is a lot easier to fit the small ones into a busy schedule. A good start would be to [...] Read more »

Digital Camera Shooting Modes

Some find the many choices of digital camera shooting modes bewildering. Here are simple explanations with important detail you aren’t likely to find in your camera’s manual. There is a lot of buzz about “manual exposure” and it is good to know and be able to use it. Just remember that one of the automatic [...] Read more »

Creative Exposure Control #3

Getting really good photographs requires taking at least some control in order to get the benefits of creative exposure. It’s like flying. Much of the routine can be handled with the craft on autopilot, but I don’t know any pilots who relinquish control of take-off or landing. Similarly, photographers who want the best results don’t [...] Read more »

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