Taking better pictures: camera settings

Ever wondered what you can do for taking better pictures? Having already exploded in detail the photography parameters involved when taking a photograph, it’s time to have a look at how these are controlled on modern cameras. In particular, we will look at the various Read More …

Taking better pictures: understanding the exposure triangle

Ever wondered what it takes to capture a perfect picture? Let’s start with taking better pictures first. A good picture is a well exposed and sharply focused image of the subject of interest. In this post we will go over the photography parameters involved during the Read More …

Understanding image properties: wrapping up

In this first set of tutorials we covered the basic properties of an image, and how their manipulation affects the end results. We explored exposure, contrast, saturation and sharpness individually, as it is generally easier to decouple properties when studying them. But the nature of Read More …

Understanding image properties: sharpness

Today’s tutorial will cover a property called “sharpness” and how its manipulation affects an image. What is sharpness? Sharpness of an image describes its edge contrast, in other words how well defined edges are in the scene. Sharp images are clear and defined, easy for Read More …

Understanding image properties: saturation

Today’s tutorial will cover a property called “saturation” and how its manipulation affects an image. What is saturation? Saturation of an image describes the separation between tones in a color. Highly saturated images have purer colors, thus appear more vibrant and lively. Less saturated colors Read More …