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Explaining chromatic aberration

No matter how much you spend, or which brand you invest in, no lens is truly perfect (although some come exceptionally close). Designing a lens is all about overcoming problems in an attempt to get […]

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What to look for in a lens

If you have decided to opt for a camera with interchangeable lenses, or know someone who has and you’re thinking of buying them a lens as a gift, there are some basic things you need […]

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Making use of legacy lenses

Legacy lenses, or lenses that were manufactured for analogue cameras that still happen to be compatible with modern dSLRs, are a wonderful way to lay your hands your excellent quality glass at reasonable prices. You […]

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Lens flare: how to avoid it your landscape photos

Lens flare occurs when a bright light source, such as the sun, is shining directly into the front of the lens. The more directly the lens is pointed toward the light source, the greater the […]

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What is bokeh?

Bokeh is a Japanese word that refers to the out-of-focus areas of a photograph, and it’s something that can be used in an artistic fashion. Unlike techniques such as lines and patterns, bokeh is produced […]

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Gently does it – achieving a soft-focus effect

If you’ve ever looked at a portrait photographer’s work or a magazine editorial and wondered how they achieved the soft, dreamy effect enveloping their images, we can lift the lid on the secret. It’s called […]

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NY through the lens

There are streets that I return to over and over again. These streets tug at memories I haven’t made yet while yanking memories I treasure from the deep recesses of my mind. They haunt me […]

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Understanding the relationship between aperture, focal length, and depth-of-field

It’s fairly easy to think that all landscape photography demands a small aperture and a huge depth-of-field to get everything in your scene into focus. But in fact, you might not necessarily want everything in […]

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Fun with lens flare

A photography effect that can happen by mistake but is a great technique to understand and implement when you want it is lens flare. The sun’s rays shooting through the frame and enveloping the shot’s […]

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