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Technical analysis of a photograph

Over the past few weeks we’ve looked at five of the six aspects that I believe define a photograph. I term them as being “technical” aspects as they are measurable or identifiable; Exposure, Focus, Depth of Field, Colour and Contrast. In these posts I’ve tried to explain a little about what each parameter is, why…

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Exposure in Photogrpahy

Exposure is defined by Wiki as the amount of light per unit area reaching a photographic film or electronic image sensor, as determined by shutter speed, lens aperture and scene luminance. If too much light is absorbed, the image will be over exposed – usually characterised by areas of bright white, highlights or sky that…

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Photography Analysis An Introduction

Today I’m going to start a series of posts going into more detail about what makes a great photo. I did touch on this way back on 29 September and introduced what I think are the six fundamental aspects of a photo – five of them have a technical element and one is, perhaps, more subjective. Exposure…

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Sunny Side Up

Quick post today about the “Sunny 16 Rule” . . . Another rule of thumb that is often quoted is the “Sunny 16” rule which says that on a sunny day and with your aperture at f/16 your shutter speed should be the reciprocal of your ISO. So 1/100 at ISO-100, 1/200 at ISO-200 etc….

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Exposure exposed

Exposure Triangle Last week I introduced 6 aspects of a photograph that are important to consider when taking pictures. Perhaps the most important of these is exposure, and so I want to talk a bit about that today and offer my explanation of the Exposure Triangle, something that often trips up new photographers. Essentially there…

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What Makes A Great Photograph

As a follow-up to my post about the most expensive photographs ever sold, I thought I’d take the opportunity to talk a bit about what makes a great photograph – and perhaps more importantly, what can spoil one. This is my most-viewed photograph on Flickr. There are many factors that go to making a good…

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