Tag: explained

Semi-Automatic Camera Modes Explained

It’s common to think that most professional photographers, or all professional photographers, shoot in manual mode, for the simple reason that it offers the greatest possible control over a photo. Why would you leave your camera to make important decisions without your input? However, as valuable as manual mode is, you may not need to […]

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Depth of Field Explained

Over my nearly twenty years of teaching university photography classes, I’ve come to discover that one area that students often have the hardest time mastering is depth of field. Whereas beginning students usually manage to work well with their cameras in manual mode, which forces them to make their own selections of apertures and shutter […]

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Stops in Photography Explained

No doubt that if you’ve started toying around with photography you will have come across the term stops. photo by Danel Solabarrieta What is a stop? In photography, a stop is a measurement of Exposure. For example, if you were to increase the exposure by one stop – you would in effect be doubling the […]

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How to Swap Colors in Photoshop – Two Methods Explained

Color swapping in Photoshop is both a fun thing to do and a very handy tool for product photographers with clients in need of options. It’s not a hard technique and it only takes a try or two to get it right. This article outlines two methods for how to swap colors in Photoshop.   […]

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Camera Modes Explained

Only hours left! It’s gone forever at noon: The Photography Deal of the Year 2016 If you’re just learning about your camera, then chances are you’ve taken a look at the top of your camera only to become immediately confused. However, you don’t need to worry, as I’m going to explain what each and every […]

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What is a Stop? The Common Currency of Exposure Explained

What are stops? Are they the same as f-stops? How are they measured? Are they the same for different exposure controls? Are they still useful now? These are common questions for those just starting out in photography. They are good questions, and the exposure concepts surrounding them can be confusing. You have probably been told […]

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Samsung cameras: the full and complete range explained

This year, we have been creating a series of posts detailing the complete range of several key manufacturers, and this time we’ll be looking at the full range of Samsung cameras. Although relatively new to the camera market, the Korean giant has some fantastic products in its line-up, and was one of the first companies […]

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