Camera Lens Filters Explained Lens filters are transparent or translucent glass or gelatin elements that attach to the front of a lens. They protect the camera lens, alter the characteristics of light passing through the lens or add special effects and colors to an image. They come in two types — screw-in filters and slot-in […]

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Understanding Digital Photo File Formats You’ve taken your pictures, now where do they actually go? The images reside on the memory card in you camera, but the more important question is “How many photos can I store on the card or on my computer’s hard drive?” The answer to that comes down to one basic […]

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Learn How ISO Sensitivity Works ISO or light sensitivity rating is an algorithmic value that indicates the film’s or the image sensor’s specific sensitivity to light. The ISO values on a roll of film or ISO setting on a digital camera are these indicators. 1.ISO Sensitivity ISO is actually an acronym, which stands for International […]

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Understanding White Balance in Digital Photography White balance (WB) is considered as one of the most important settings of a digital camera. Let’s consider a scenario where you want to capture the beauty of sea waves hitting the shore with an overcast sky at the background. Sounds interesting? Well, if you don’t use the correct […]

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1.Camera Controls 2.Image Sensor Since the dawn of photography, cameras have captured and stored images on glass plates or on film. Today, digital cameras capture the images on a nifty piece of technology – the image sensor. The image sensor is made up of millions of light sensitive photodiodes set on a grid, where each […]

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