Understanding & Managing Image Quality - Part I

October 27, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
Understanding & Managing Image Quality By Marc F Alter What Is Image Quality? When we take a picture, we are creating a digital image. Besides the equipment (and its capabilities) and our own picture taking abilities, the quality of our images depends on several factors including Bit Depth, Color Space, and File Types. These factors start with...
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The Rules of Composition (Well, they are really more like Guidelines than Rules)

March 06, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
What Are The Rules Of Composition (and why do we care) As we have previously discussed, Photography is not all about light. There are many different factors and techniques that help make good and great images. Many of these focus on composition and, having been developed over time, are well known and coined as “The Rules of Composition”. That bein...
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I See The Light

January 21, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
I See The Light By Marc F Alter Photography: It’s All About Light Ever since I started with photography, I have been told “It’s All About The Light”. I have often thought, what does this mean? In its simplest form, if I take a picture in a lightless room will I end up with just a black image? Likewise, if I take a picture of a polar bear in a...
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Focus Methods, Modes & Areas

January 03, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
Focus Methods, Modes & Areas By Marc F Alter Automatic Focus Modes & Focus Areas: Today’s digital cameras have several different options for how and when your camera will automatically focus. Obtaining a sharp image involves the capabilities of your camera (ie; can the camera automatically focus in low light) as well as making several diff...
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Exposure Modes, Metering Modes & Exposure Compensation

November 29, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Exposure Modes, Metering Modes & Exposure Compensation By Marc F Alter Exposure Modes: In many ways our digital camera are like mini-computers; helping us achieve balanced compositions, focus and exposures. For Exposures, there are several different types of settings we can use that tell our camera how we want it to act. One of these is known as...
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