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Multispectral Imaging: What is it used for?

You may be surprised to learn that there's a kind of photography that captures images of things that you can't see. It's called multispectral...
How to Take Better Portraits

How to Take Better Portraits: Understanding the Principles of Aperture

Portraiture and Aperture Portraiture is considered one of the most versatile and ever-changing practices of photography. A portrait is an image that not only captures...
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Introduction to Aperture

Aperture In our course on Understanding the Exposure Triangle, we talked about the importance of light in photography and about controlling how much light gets...
Understanding ISO Sensitivity

Understanding ISO Sensitivity

ISO In our course on Understanding the Exposure Triangle, we spoke of the importance of light in photography and about controlling how much light gets...
Understanding the Exposure Triangle

Understanding the Exposure Triangle

Exposure Triangle If you want to take great photos, you need to understand exposure and the Exposure Triangle is the foundation of photography. If you're...
Six essential tips to focus your night time shots

Six Essential Tips to Focus your Nighttime Shots

Nighttime Focus Modern digital cameras with their lightning quick phase detection and contrast detection auto-focusing mechanisms are really good when it comes to locking focus...
Depth of Field How What and When

Depth of Field (How, What, & When)

Depth of Field As a beginner photographer you may have been introduced to the term depth of field. This is one of those terms that...
Basic Camera Settings

Basic Camera Settings

Camera Settings Today's cameras are getting better and better, aren't they? As a matter of fact, I have a camera phone that takes some...

Aperture F Number

Aperture F Number (f-stop) We've already taught that the aperture is measured in f-stops and that the smaller the number, the bigger the opening. The...
Choosing the Best Aperture

Choosing the Best Aperture

How to Choose the Best Aperture Choosing the f-stop or best aperture is a main determining factor about what is in focus when you...
How to Adjust the Aperture on a DSLR

How to Adjust the Aperture on a DSLR

Adjust the Aperture Figuring out your aperture is important to learn in tandem with shutter speed. If you are unsure of aperture, visit the photography...
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Aperture Setting (A Simple Exercise)

The Aperture Setting Aperture sets how wide the lens opening is when you take a picture. The wider it opens, the more light it lets...
What is Aperture

What is Aperture?

Aperture The aperture is built inside each lens and it controls the light entering a camera.  It's a lot like the shades on a window...
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Exposure Control

Exposure Control: Aperture, Shutter Speed & ISO Getting the right exposure is fundamental in photography. It's like getting your balance in riding a bike, you're...