Category: Articles & Tips

  • Sunny 16 Rule

    Sunny 16 Rule

    The sunny 16 rule is a method of estimating correct exposures during the daytime without a light meter by setting the shutter speed to the same value of the ISO then setting the aperture according to the table below. For example; In a sunny day with 100 ISO set shutter speed to 1/100s and aperture…

  • Elements of Composition

    Elements of Composition

    Graphic The relationship between the lines, shapes and forms produces an aesthetically pleasing visual presentation that attracts the reader to the picture. Static subjects gain strength when an attractive graphic composition is used to capture the attention of the viewer. Graphic Elements Lines Shapes Textures Mass Form Color Space Light Graphic Principles Contrast Unity Balance…

  • Flash Photography

    Flash Photography

    Flash is an extremely bright light of exceptionally short duration. It is important to note that there are only three main kinds of flash although there are many different makes and sizes. Manual Flash A manual flash will give out a fixed amount of light each time it is fired. You calculate the correct exposure…

  • Sacred Numbers

    Sacred Numbers

    Many people ask how could numbers affect composition? It is strange. Yeah, the numbers 3, 4 and 7 are considered the best. If used properly they can raise the picture content from trivial to the superlative. The numbers alone are not sufficient, but they can be great help composing a picture. There is nothing special…

  • Photo-assignment Suggestions by Henri Cartier-Bresson

    From the Images of Man Audiovisual Series, The Decisive Moment: Henri Cartier-Bresson 1973 The most difficult thing for me is a portrait. It’s a question mark you put on somebody. Trying to say, “Who is it? What does it amount to? What is the significance of that face?” The difference between a portrait and a…

  • The Quality of Light

    The Quality of Light

    The use of natural or artificial light enhances the subject and contributes to the storytelling capabilities of the image. Photographers prefer to make outdoor pictures early in the morning or late in afternoon to take advantage of the setting or rising sun’s shadows, highlights and warm light. Light coming from a compact point such as…