The three pillars of a good photograph

Getting proper exposure in photography consists of balancing three things: shutter speed, aperture, and ISO settings. You can start off by shooting in automatic or priority mode, but to get full control and shoot with manual camera controls you’ll have to understand the relationship between these three things that each directly affect the exposure andRead More

White Balance

When lighting conditions change, our eyes adapt automatically. Digital camera sensors cannot do the same thing so we have to adjust white balance settings to keep images from looking too blue or too yellow. Color temperature is measured on the Kelvin scale. You can leave this camera setting to automatic for most conditions, but occasionallyRead More

How and Why to Crop

If your shot is in danger of losing significance due to an engaged background, crop in tight around your main point of focus, removing the background so that all focus is on your main subject. For instance, it works well on the landscape when you\’re trying to capture something more intimate and focused or whenRead More