The Basics of Photography

If you are a sports fan, you know what it means when a team goes into a rebuilding year. It is just when the owners or coaches decide its time to train new members and correct bad habits in others. And invariably, what team leadership says when they go into such a time is that they are going back to basics. Sometimes its good for us as photographers to go back to basics. And, of course, if you are just getting started in the world of photography and want to learn the ropes, the basics are a natural start. But you want the basics of what the professionals know about the craft of photography. Anybody can take a picture. I …

In Praise of Digital Photography

In any discipline, you will have what many think of as the purists. Purists are those who revere the way things have always been done and view new innovations in the field as upstarts and obviously of poorer quality than the tried and true methods. This is nowhere more true than photography. For decades the film and chemical processing method has undergone continual refinement to achieve higher and higher levels of sophistication and to find higher levels of quality. Small wonder that when the digital revolution came along, the purists were, to say the least, a bit snobby about the idea of professional photography moving in this direction. But there are some genuine reasons to at least incorporate digital technology …

Common Terms In Digital Photography

A short list of the most common terms used in digital photography: 6 MP camera: A camera capable of shooting an image measuring six million pixels in size. Aperture: The opening behind the lens that permits light to travel to the camera’s interior where the sensor is located. JPEG: The term used to describe a type of digital compression used for digital images. This particular compression ratio was fixed by the Joint Photo Experts Group to reduce the picture size. This reduction, however, results in considerable loss of picture quality. Digital zoom: The process of digitally enlarging a portion of the picture. This function is performed within the electronics of the digital camera without any physical adjustment of the lenses, …

How to Start a Fine Art Photography Business

The definition of fine art, as defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary, is art concerned primarily with the creation of beautiful objects. With such a wide definition of beautiful objects, the beauty is in the eyes of the photographer. Virtually anything can be fine art, a simple household item such as a fork, a nude body, travel, landscape, wildlife, a landscape. Not everyone will agree on what constitutes fine art, many years ago I was awed by the sight of the Sydney Opera House, and thought it was the most beautiful building In Australia. However I remember thinking that it perfectly complemented Australia, it would look pretty silly in the centre of Madrid. However if you dont like the Sydney Opera …