What are Optical Filters in Photography, and How do they Work?

In this beginner photography guide Digital Camera World explain everything you need to know about the optical filters that matter in digital photography (and motion picture). Digital cameras and photo-editing software have pretty much put an end to the need to cart around an extensive and expensive range of glass or plastic filters. For instance, Read MoreRead More

A Brief History of the Camera Flash, From Explosive Powder to LED Lights

  Since the first days of photography, a little extra light was needed to get a proper exposure – check out these different strategies used to illuminate the subject, if only for a brief second. The first known photograph was captured in 1826 when light reacted with a particular type of asphalt known as Bitumen of Judea. Read MoreRead More

A Beginner’s Guide to Light Painting

Bruce Wunderlich breaks down the elements to consider to get started painting with light in long exposure photography Light painting is an imaging technique that uses a moving light source to add light to an under-illuminated subject while taking a long-exposure photograph. A scene or object can be brought to life by painting with a beam of light! You, the Read MoreRead More

9 Reasons You Look Awful in Photos… And How to Fix Them

Luke Appleby covers 9 common mistakes when shooting people and how to fix them to create more pleasant shots. Of course – if your film calls for it, you could make these mistakes on purpose. #1: The shooting angle is too low Generally, the lens should be above your eye level for a more flattering photo  Read MoreRead More

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