image file format

Image File Formats And Their Uses Explained

Have you ever finished editing your photograph and then just as you are about to save the image been presented with a baffling array of image file formats? If it has been a while, let me just refresh your memory. It looks something like this. *.BMP, *.TIFF,*.JPEG, *.PSD, *.PNG, RAW……the list simply seems endless. But it ends […]

Dual Pixel Autofocus

Dual Pixel Autofocus Explained

Dual pixel autofocus is a sensor based, phase detection autofocus technology which provides fast autofocussing and smooth, languid, gradually transient focus tracking when shooting videos and movies. Dual pixel autofocussing technology literally places in the hands of regular day-to-day users of consumer grade cameras the capabilities to shoot brilliant videos which look aesthetically pleasing and […]

Light Metering Mode

Light Metering Modes | When To Use What & Why?

If you have not already read the previous article about why we actually need light metering and the challenges we face, I strongly suggest you do to have a firm and concrete understanding of the basic light metering problems and their solutions. Here it is: Basic Understanding Of Light & Need For Light Metering. Now, I assume […]


Basic Understanding Of Light & Need For Light Metering.

Photography is nothing but recording light (in an aesthetic manner). Hence, it is imperative that we, as photographers, are required to measure and quantify the amount of light available so that we can use the corresponding settings on our camera to get a well-exposed and an appropriate image. Light meter is just that device that helps […]

Camera Diopter | For Every Photographer With Glasses

Do you know where your camera diopter is? If not, it’s perfectly okay. It’s pretty simple actually and it will take only a few moments for you to understand and use it properly. Keep reading and I will tell you all you need to know. The dictionary definition of a diopter is pretty scary, it […]


The Great Confusion | Drive Modes vs Autofocus Modes

There seems to be a lot of confusion between various Camera Drive Modes and Autofocus Modes. I can understand the confusion as it is easy to mix them up if you are a beginner. However, I sincerely expect that after having read this article, you WON’T do this EVER again. Before starting off, I would […]

background blur

How To Get Beautiful Background Blur With Any Camera

The Raging Question: Today I want to answer the question that I probably get asked the most. How to get the perfect background blur? There are many scenarios where you can use background blur for interesting results. You can use it while taking portraits, so that the subject is well isolated from the background and any unwanted […]

Rule Of thirds

Rule Of Thirds | What Is It ? | Why Should You Use It?

Before discussing the Rule of Thirds, I should probably let you know that there is no such thing as a “rule” in photography. Photography is an art form and, like in all art forms, there are some guidelines that may help people create better art most of the time. But I can tell you this; […]

Magic Lantern

What Is Magic Lantern? | How To Install It Properly.

All about Magic Lantern that you need to know. Magic Lantern is a FREE firmware add-on for Canon manufactured cameras written by Trammell Hudson primarily for Canon EOS 5D Mk II in 2009. Originally the software was created for the average film makers who used DSLRs to film their projects. The features base however has […]

Top Five Things To Do Once Your Get Your New Camera

Congratulation! You have just taken the first step in becoming a photographer, you just got yourself a new camera. No, it doesn’t have to be a fancy DSLR, absolutely any camera will do. I remember my first camera and the feeling that came with it. It is one of the special feeling that you get […]

Release Mode Dial

Nikon Release Mode Dial

How To Operate The Release Mode Dial? Release mode dial is generally found in Nikon manufactured DSLR cameras. The release dial is located just under the camera mode dial and looks something like this.  As the name suggests, this release mode dial controls what happens when the shutter button is pressed. You will find there […]

mode dial

Mode Dial | Features Explained | Beginner’s Guide

Where Is The Camera Mode Dial? The mode dial of your camera is the large rotatable wheel located on the top left-hand side (Canon and Nikon) of your camera with a lot of images and letters on it. If you are learning about this for the first time, pay close attention now as this could […]

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