Number one question from beginning photographers who just shot an outdoor event on a bright sunny day on an automatic setting: why are my photos so dark? Having just shot a big paddle boarding event here in Chattanooga (Chattajack 31), this question came up quite a bit with paddle boarders against the bright water and/or … Continue reading Out of the Dark
All right, DSLR owners. I’ve had so many people ask me this summer about back-button focus and how and why to use it that I thought it would make a good post. Since this is (as usual) a long post, let me just summarize by saying if you don’t understand “focus-and-recompose,” focusing modes, focus selection … Continue reading Will Back-Button Focusing Make Me a Better Photographer?
Depth of Field is one of those concepts that most budding photographers come at in a series of stages. First, there’s just getting your head around what Depth of Field means. To keep it simple, if you don’t know what depth of field is, we generally think about it as the distance in front of … Continue reading Just When You Think You Understand Depth of Field
First, let’s understand that megapixels refers to how many photo sites are in your camera sensor recording data to create an image. The number of photo sites equals the number of pixels (“dots”) in your image. The more dots, the smaller the dots are at any given print size, and therefore the greater the detail … Continue reading Why does a 22.3 MP camera produce a 7 MB file size?