Photographic Innoventions: Before the Moment

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Last week, I talked about Joe McNally’s book, The Moment It Clicks. However, to start making photographs instead of snapshots, you have to think a bit before clicking the camera’s shutter. It takes practice. So, when you are in a Disney park or an event and things start to happen fast or you are with … Continue reading "Photographic Innoventions: Before the Moment"
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Photographic Innoventions: Bokeh!

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No, it’s not the name of a new ballroom dance craze. Bokeh is used to describe a certain camera lens characteristic. Bokeh comes from the Japanese word “boke” which means fuzzy. Sounds like a strange characteristic for a lens to have, doesn’t it? Bokeh describes how the background looks when shooting with the lens at … Continue reading "Photographic Innoventions: Bokeh!"
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Photographic Innoventions: Best Lens Aperture

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To get the sharpest images possible with your lens, it’s best not to use the widest or smallest apertures. Most lenses are optimized in the f/5.6 – f/11 aperture range and give their best performance when stopped down a couple of f-stops from the widest aperture. If you have a 50mm f/1.8 lens, it’s best … Continue reading "Photographic Innoventions: Best Lens Aperture"
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Photographic Innoventions: Creative Uses of Aperture

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As we learned earlier, aperture is the size of the opening in the camera’s lens measured in f-stops. I know it sounds weird but the smaller the f-stop number the larger the opening. I want to show you today how you can take advantage of apertures to create outstanding photographs. Maximum Depth of Field or … Continue reading "Photographic Innoventions: Creative Uses of Aperture"
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