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May 16

Bokeh

By beginnerphotography | Photography

Bokeh refers to the aesthetic quality of the blur you see in the out-of-focus parts of an image, and is produced by the lens. It’s the way a lens renders out-of-focus points of light. An example of the aesthetic quality of the blur is when the quality of blur is pleasing to view, with an […]

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May 19

Burst/Continuous High Speed

By beginnerphotography | Photography

Burst, or continuous high (low) speed, is a particular shooting mode (feature) found within the camera settings; although not all cameras are equipped with this feature. Burst, or continuous high speed, allows you to photograph images in quick succession by continually keeping pressure on the shutter button. This means that instead of taking one shot […]

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May 23

Camera Shake

By beginnerphotography | Photography

Camera shake occurs at the time the shutter release button is activated, or pressed; in other words when you take a photo. If you are not able to steady the camera properly, especially when using a slower shutter speed, camera shake is a distinct possibility. If you end up with the entire photo looking blurry, […]

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May 28

Composition

By beginnerphotography | Photography

Composition is the placement or arrangement of the elements or your subject(s) within the scene you are photographing. In other words the placement of, which is composition. The term Rule of Thirds is about composition and the placement of your subject. This guideline, or Rule of Thirds, generally suggests that you place your subject somewhere […]

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May 11

Depth of Field

By beginnerphotography | Photography

When you have all of, or a part of, your subject in focus there may be a certain distance both behind the subject and in front which will be reasonably sharp. This area of sharpness, or lack of it, can be described as having either a shallow depth of field or a greater depth of […]

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May 16

Digital Noise

By beginnerphotography | Photography

Digital noise is a common digital photography term used to describe varying amounts of visual distortion in a photograph. If your images look kind of “grainy” along with minor, and especially major, discoloration you are very likely seeing digital noise. In extreme cases I’ve had images look green and they’re very unflattering. Digital noise is […]

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May 16

Macro Photography

By beginnerphotography | Photography

Macro photography is a technique allowing the photographer to capture small objects. This may include a variety of subjects such as flowers, insects, rain drops or even, quite literally, a postage stamp. A true macro lens has the ability to capture an image at a 1:1 ratio. This means the subject is captured on film […]

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May 16

Overexposed

By beginnerphotography | Photography

Overexposed is when the subject, or scene, has a white or “washed out” appearance. Extreme overexposure can yield a photo which isĀ  completely white and lacking great amounts of detail. These overexposed white and washed out areas may be referred to as “blown-out highlights” or “clipped whites.” It may help to remember the difference between […]

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May 20

Underexposed

By beginnerphotography | Photography

Underexposed is when an image loses shadow detail, is too dark for your personal preference and, in extreme cases, will be completely black. Additionally, if you meant to capture detail in a darker area but the details are “lost in the darkness,” or deep shadows, then your image is considered to be underexposed. It may […]

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