Entries by Aleksandr Vasser

The Basics of Shutter Speed

Shutter speed, alongside ISO and Aperture, form the backbone of photography, they are the first things to understand for folks going into photography and that goes to show how important these three are to photography. There is need to understand shutter speed, ISO, and aperture properly and how the three combine to produce great images. […]

Depth of Field

The depth of field is a basic photography concept that must be understood by every photographer for manipulation of image focus to create dramatic photographs. The depth of field can be defined as the range of sharpness or focus of an image, the larger the area of focus, the larger the depth of field while […]

The Exposure Triangle

Three basic concepts of photography relate together to properly exposed a photograph, hence the term triangle, the three basic elements are the ISO, shutter speed and the aperture of a camera. The aim of this article is to explain in the simplest way how ISO, shutter speed and aperture work hand in hand to produce […]

Understanding Ambient Light

Ambient light is a term you will often hear a lot if you are surrounded with photographers or photography savvy folks. You will hear them use it often but might not quite the what the term entails. Some see the ambient light as the photography niche term for natural light and it can come from […]

Understanding Focal Length and Field of View

There can some misconception when it comes to focal length of a camera lens but it is quite simple to understand it, the focal length is simply what the makers of the lens say it is, it cannot be changed. The field of view is another term that gets misused, some confuse with the angle […]

The Eggs/Basket Myth

Memory card capacity doubles and prices drop by half with amazing regularity. Any time digital photographers start to make the transition from one common size to the next-larger size, doomsayers come out of the woodwork warning against putting all your photo eggs in one basket. The same folks who are saying it’s foolish to use […]

Cameras of Today and Tomorrow

Only a few years ago, dSLR cameras came in only one category — expensive. You could expect to spend at least $5,000 for a digital SLR from Canon, Nikon, or Kodak, and be thankful that the camera was that affordable. After all, it wasn’t long ago that digital SLRs cost upwards of $30,000, used a […]

Tracking The Ideal DSLR

When you upgrade from your first digital camera to a digital SLR, the stakes increase dramatically. A dSLR generally costs quite a bit more than the average point-and-shoot digital camera, so you want to make the right purchase the first time. You also want to buy into a camera product line that has all the […]

How Many Megapixels Does Your Camera Need?

People contemplating the purchase of a digital SLR often agonize over how many megapixels they should buy, even though you may find other factors (such as ease of operation and the kind and quality of lenses available for a particular dSLR) considerably more important in the long run. To a certain extent, vendors have (at […]