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An experiment with ISO and pushing

A long time ago, somebody introduced me to the concept of "pushing", from the film days where you couldn’t just change ISO at the press of a button. Pushing means to deliberately under-expose the shot and then over-develop to compensate, … Continue reading

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POTD 12/5 2010

Another from my tulip shot yesterday. There’s just something about my 60mm lens – it creates a far larger proportion of keepers than my other lenses. Again done “in situ” with onboard flash bounced off a small foldable bounce.

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White balance example

One of the first things you learn when you start doing digital photography is what white balance is. Tungsten light has a very different color from flourescent light, which is again very different from sunlight, which in itself varies according … Continue reading

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Flash and batteries

Last year I got a cheap store-brand flash. It’s been serving me fairly well, but I had two problems with it: First, it could not rotate left-right, only up-down, second, it takes AA batteries rather than a high-quality LiIon battery. … Continue reading

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