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  • 4 aspects of photography that blurrs the background of a photo

    by Unteroffizier | 3rd of September, 2016

    In case anyone is not aware of the aspects that determines the intensity of the sharpness of parts of a photo (usually the backdrop), here are 4 things we need to take note of. The size of the aperture Aperture opening size determines the depth of field of a photo.... More
  • What I think about the difference of Sigma Sigma 50mm and 105mm

    by Thammarsten | 9th of March, 2016

    What I think about the difference of Sigma Sigma 50mm and 105mm macro lenses is that with Sigma EX 105 / 2,8 DG OS HSM Macro avoids the insects fly away when you do not have to go so close to the object. After that you get a little more Dof dots out of focus when shooting... More
  • APPS really useful for photography

    by Costa007 | 11th of December, 2015

    Recently I discovered some really great apps that can help you improve photography. If you know more such apps please share them in comments. In order not to name only a few or just the ones that I use, I’ll try to group these apps into categories so you can search for... More
  • 50mm - a magic lens!

    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 with this much lighter weapon!... More
  • Two ways to use shallow DOF when posing groups

    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 focus. Combined with the composition... More
  • My first focus stacked image

    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, the depth of field becomes very shallow... More
  • Shallow DOF for stock

    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 few reasons for this: 1. Lens are a little... More
  • The F 2.8 ( love it or hate it)

    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. I enjoyed it very much. Then I joined dreamstime... More
  • Depth of Field : Basic Quick Tip

    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 then put it on a Crop D300. Assume you... More
  • Too many shots : part two

    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 will notice results quickly. Everybody has... More
  • Stepping stones

    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 is on the last pebble. I think... More

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