Preface This article is designed to provide basic photographic concepts in a simple, easy to understand format. It is not intended to make you a professional photographer. It will probably not be of much, if any help to a… Read More »Composition: It takes more than just good focus and exposure
Example of macro photograph, available for purchase at https://www.WaltPayne.Photography What is macro photography? Technically, the term macro photography refers to images where the subject is captured life-sized, or 1:1 magnification. Most people do not understand (or care) about this definition… Read More »What is Macro Photography?
Spider on a web, focus stacked image available for purchase at https://www.WaltPayne.Photography What is focus stacking? Focus stacking is a process that allows a photographer to achieve added sharpness/depth of field in a photograph by taking multiple images and combining… Read More »What Is Focus Stacking?
Once you learn how to use them, through practice and experience, Aperture Priority and Shutter Priority Modes give you a much better chance of capturing that perfect photograph. But … they still depend on your camera’s ability to sense the… Read More »What Is Exposure Compensation?
Shutter Priority Mode is for the times when shutter speed is the primary consideration. Sporting events, that fidgety nephew of yours, birds in flight, etc. Or what if you want to do something a little artsy with your photography. You… Read More »What Is Shutter Priority Mode?
Setting your camera to Aperture Priority Mode will, as the name might imply, give you direct control over the aperture, or opening of the lens. You should choose this setting when you want control over the depth of field. When… Read More »What Is Aperture Priority Mode?