Even high-end lenses can exhibit some slight front and back focus. A simple device can have you dialed in for perfection.
While photographers have enjoyed the benefit of autofocus for 25 years now, many still struggle with its accuracy and repeatability. You may have heard the terms “front focus” and “back focus.” In fact, you may be struggling with this phenomenon in your own kit.
What’s under the hood of modern photography optics?
What is a photographic lens? Essentially, just a tube that holds a number of glass or plastic elements that make light do something we want it to do: produce an image of the subject/scene at a certain magnification and angle of view, sharply focused on the image plane in the camera.
Massive prints don’t always need massive megapixels
One of the arguments from manufacturers in the great megapixel wars is that to get a larger-than-life print, you need a ton of sensor resolution. While it’s true that the pixel count of the sensor largely will determine the acceptable image and print size, it’s not true that the more pixels you have, the bigger and better prints you’ll get.
With so many recent advancements in optics technology, is now the time to revamp your collection of lenses?
by Mike Stensvold
Technology moves ever onward, especially in the realm of digital imaging. Cameras get better and better, computers get more powerful and, happily, prices for things like memory keep coming down. Even with 35mm-format D-SLRs, the value for your dollar keeps improving.
Dirk Franke stylishly blends beauty, fashion and glamour into a modern exploration of sensuality and classic sex appeal
By Dave Willis, Photography By Dirk Franke
If Helmut Newton had lived in Miami and shot digital, his work would have looked a lot like the stunningly seductive portfolio of Dirk Franke. Based out of Florida, Franke’s world is a place where the exotic meets the erotic.
Gerd Ludwig’s “Moscow Never Sleeps” project takes advantage of the latest digital technology to show a city that has completely changed from the days when the sickle and hammer flew above the Kremlin
By Maura Lanahan, Photography By Gerd Ludwig
It wasn’t that bad this time,” I thought as I finished the 64th step leading to the front door of Gerd Ludwig’s house. I rang the doorbell, and a bearded, smiling man walked toward me—I could see him through the small panes of glass on either side of the steel entryway.
Stephen Matera: Real Sports With Stephen MateraBy William Sawalich. Photography By Stephen Matera.
Perched on Slickrock Trail in Moab in the last rays of evening light or watching the sun rise atop Washington’s Mount Baker, it would be easy to forget your responsibilities and let your troubles drift away.
by John Paul Caponigro
You can further customize any noise pattern in Photoshop using layers. When adding noise to digital files, keep noise separate from the image so you can control both independently of one another.
Considering the costs of the equipment you rely upon to make a living as a photographer, understanding how to insure that gear is of paramount importance
by Samuel Lewis
Labor Day weekend. For most people, it’s the symbolic end of the summer. For sports photographers in south Florida, it also means the beginning of football season and the beginning of the more active half of the hurricane season.
After years of fits and starts, it seems that the much heralded convergence of still photography and video finally is on the verge of happening. Will you be ready for it?
In 2003, I sat in a movie theater in Los Angeles, Calif., and watched a huge collection of still images from 1980s Hollywood come to life on the screen. The movie, The Kid Stays in the Picture, is a documentary about movie mogul Robert Evans.