What is White Balance – Preventing Your Wife Become Avatar

What is White Balance – Preventing Your Wife Become Avatar

When you are photographing your wife, it will lead you to a horrible experience if your wife turn into avatar colour. This is important to know what is white balance and how it affect your photo. Have you experienced that when you capture an image in an indoor environment and the image turns yellow? Sometimes you take a picture and it becomes blue? It is because the wrong setting of … [Read more...]

Composition in Photography – Rules are Sometimes No Need to Obey

Composition in Photography – Rules are Sometimes No Need to Obey

Composition in photography is one of the most important skills that a photographer needs to practice a lot. Another important skill is the use of light. Composition is the first criterion to consider if a photograph is good or not. There is no complicated knowledge when talking about composition in photography. A good composed photograph pops your subject or idea easier. There are some … [Read more...]

Auto Focusing – Something Sounds Automatic but Not Really

Auto Focusing – Something Sounds Automatic but Not Really

You may ask, ''What? I have never thought about there are skills in auto focusing!" But the fact is that auto focusing is also a chapter you have to learn. DSLR have much shallower depth of field by comparing to point-and-shoot, which means not everything would be sharp. You need to tell the camera where to focus. How to make the camera focus that point, how to focus a moving object … [Read more...]

Depth of Field Definition and Perspective – Turn You into Pro Now

Depth of Field Definition and Perspective – Turn You into Pro Now

In this post, I will focus on something that can make you look like a pro easily: the depth of field. After you know the depth of field definition and perspective, your image will immediately upgrade to the next level. First, let me ask you a question. Have you seen this kind of picture before? What similarity can you find in the images? Yes, a nice blurry background. People love the blurry … [Read more...]

Metering Mode and Histogram – Learn How to Never Miss A Great Moment Again

Metering Mode and Histogram – Learn How to Never Miss A Great Moment Again

In the last photography 101 tutorial, I have discussed the concept of the three elements that make up the exposure triangle. In this post, I am going to talk about metering mode, the way in which camera determines the exposure. In order words, how to let the camera know where to expose correctly. In most cameras, there are mainly three types of metering which you can use … [Read more...]

Exposure Triangle – A Triangle that Catches Light

Exposure Triangle – A Triangle that Catches Light

When the camera captures an image, that means the sensor or film is exposed to the light and records the light. In this process, how the light is recorded will determinate how the image or photo look like. Normally, the more the light is recorded, the brighter the image, and vice versa. In photography, no matter film or digital, there is a range from the brightest to the darkest. Each camera have … [Read more...]

How to Use a DSLR Camera Like a Pro – Go Beyond Auto Mode

How to Use a DSLR Camera Like a Pro – Go Beyond Auto Mode

Do you know some friends who brought a expensive camera but do not know how to use a DSLR except the auto mode? It sounds funny and will be laughed by others if it happens on you. Therefore, the most important thing is to learn how to use the a DSLR camera like a pro by learning how to use different camera mode. Knowing different modes of the camera is very essential … [Read more...]

How Does Camera Work – The Only “DSLR Lecture” Before Shooting

How Does Camera Work – The Only “DSLR Lecture” Before Shooting

Before we dig into the “lecture” of how does camera work, it is better for you to know some of photography terms. By learning them, you will have a better understanding when it comes to the terminology. The working principle of a camera is very complicated. Here, I am putting them into as simple as possible so that who are not studying physics can understand much better … [Read more...]

What Camera Should I Buy? – DSLR vs EVIL vs Prosumer

What Camera Should I Buy? – DSLR vs EVIL vs Prosumer

The most common question I have been hearing of beginner photographers is what camera should I buy. As beginner photographer, you should learn how to choose the best camera that suits you. There are so many different cameras available in the market. When newbie is going to choose a camera, there will be too much information and you are getting overwhelmed quickly. I want you to understand that the … [Read more...]