Photo by Wan San Yip on Unsplash In photography terms, aperture is what you call the opening in your lens by which light is allowed into your camera. You can think of the aperture of your lens like the pupil in your eyeball. When you're in a dark environment, your pupils expand to allow more light into your eyes so that you can see better. When you’re in an extremely bright … [Read more...] about What Does Aperture Mean in the World of Photography?
Photo by Anna Schroeder on Unsplash First of all, the focal length in photography has to do with the lens on your camera. What is focal length? It's the optical property of a particular lens. The focal length is the distance between the very center of the lens and the sensor of the camera. This measurement is done in millimeters. But that might still be a little confusing. If … [Read more...] about What is Focal Length on a Camera Lens?
Photo by Joseph Morris on Unsplash You've probably heard the term dynamic range thrown around a lot on photography websites. But what is dynamic range in photography? What does dynamic range mean? It's an extremely popular term that not a lot of people fully understand. At its core, dynamic range is the measurement between the maximum value and the minimum value. In other … [Read more...] about What Is Dynamic Range In Photography?
Photo by Federico Bottos on Unsplash To be a great photographer, you first need to master camera settings. While you might assume every camera comes ready to rock with the same settings, that's not really the case. You can definitely point and shoot to take pictures without ever looking at the settings, but if you want more detail, more realistic pictures, more vivid … [Read more...] about How To Master Every Camera Setting: Camera Settings Basics
Photo by Mpho Mojapelo on Unsplash Off-camera flash is a lighting technique in which a special portable flashgun or speedlight is used to take full control over the intensity of light and the direction of the light. This is one of those techniques that should be understood by all professional photographers, and today we’re going to show you the ropes and explain the equipment … [Read more...] about Understanding the Essentials of Off-Camera Flash