Using the Camera F-Stop

Using the f-stop to adjust aperture is a good way to create selective focus and adjust the light when taking photographs. The f-stop is a camera setting that adjusts the size of the camera’s aperture, which has an affect on two things. The first is…

Using the Sun as a Backdrop

In photography, it is common advice when shooting into the sun to have the sun behind the photographer to light the subjects from the front. Yet there are times when breaking this rule can create a unique image with nice shadow or backlit effects. Instead…

Night Photography

When talking to photographers about the best time to take pictures, many will say it’s during the “magic hour.” The magic hour is that time just after sunrise and just before sunset. The sun is just below or above the horizon, and the light is…

High Dynamic Range (HRD) Photography

High Dynamic Range Photography sometimes mistakenly called High Dynamic Resolution Photography, “enables photographers to record a greater range of tonal detail than a given camera could capture in a single photo,” according to Cambridge in Colour. Basically HDR allows people to take multiple pictures of…