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50mm - a magic lens!
posted by mangalika - 19th of october, 2013
They say Kit lens is the beginner's lens. True it is. But I started my DSLR photography with a 50mm prime and since then I am madly in love with my magic lens! In fact I still do not own any kit lens! :D You can do thousands of experiments... More...
Two ways to use shallow DOF when posing groups
posted by chanevy - 6th of october, 2012
With eyes at or close to the same distance from camera to achieve equal focus on subjects. This gives each person equal importance to the image. Works well for families. Allow one to be in focus and the others to be out of... More...
My first focus stacked image
posted by risto40 - 6th of march, 2012
Sometimes, especially in macro world, we want to take a picture of something so that the background is soft or blurry but the main subject is completely in focus. Then we use wide apertures to get that effect. But with wide aperture,... More...
Shallow DOF for stock
posted by bradcalkins - 30th of november, 2011
One of my latest images just sold, and it occured to me that I have very few images with shallow depth of field as a key feature. In some closeups it is enevitable, but I rarely use it as a 'focus' of my stock images. There are a... More...
The F 2.8 ( love it or hate it)
posted by nikmd - 19th of may, 2011
When I started with photography a year ago, wide aperture lens ( f 2.8, f1.4) were all that I desired as I wanted to shoot in low light situations and also get the pleasing bokeh in almost all my shots by using the widest aperture.... More...
Depth of Field : Basic Quick Tip
posted by elephantopia - 1st of july, 2010
Remember, if you shoot with a crop sensor camera you have more DOF than a full frame camera if you were to attempt framing the same shot with both types of cameras... Take the same 50mm f/1.4 lens and put it on a Full Frame D700 and... More...
Too many shots : part two
posted by kikkerdirk - 4th of january, 2010
It really takes time to take good pictures, it only takes seconds to take a snapshot! There are a lot of considerations to take, making beautiful pictures. If you don't want to depend on a 'lucky shot', take your time, and you... More...
Stepping stones
posted by palabra - 4th of september, 2008
In my last batch there are some macro shots of pebbles. In those shots I've been playing around with the focus. In this one I had the focus on the first pebble. In this one on the second pebble. And in this one the focus... More...
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