• The correct Exposure – a tutorial – Part 1: Shutter, Aperture and ISO. В статье, в принципе, ничего нового, но о правиле f/16 я к своему стыду впервые слышу.

    The light meter in your camera may fail or you might be in a hurry. Whatever the reason, sometimes it is good to know that at f/16 (an aperture with lots of depth) your exposure on a sunny day should be 1/(ISO Rating) to keep the highlights from clipping. If you have your camera set to ISO 100, this means your exposure should be 1/125 (the closest value to 100). One stop reduction in light due to a faster shutter (to 1/250) requires opening the aperture by one more stop (going to f/11 from f/16).

  • So, what are your settings? О параметрах при съемке со вспышкой. Цитата хороша:

    This is the photographic equivalent of teaching someone to fish, versus just slapping a fish down on a dinner plate. Just telling my settings will reveal very little about the how. And yet, the how is far more important than just a listing of seemingly random figures.

  • Misc LensTest. Забавно человек расписал — на каких диафрагмах и для чего он использует свой Nikkor AF 85 f/1.4.

    f:1.4 Female portraits, silky smooth, “dreamy”, minimal depth of field, “hides” skin blemishes.

  • PicLens. Забавная приблуда. Жаль, что я не использую поддерживаемые ею браузеры.

    PicLens instantly transforms your browser into a full-screen, 3D experience for viewing images on the web. Photos will come to life via a cinematic presentation that goes well beyond the confines of the traditional browser window. With PicLens, browsing and viewing images on the web will never be the same again.

  • How to take 3D photos. Как снимать и обрабатывать объемные снимки. Занятно, оказывается это можно делать без каких-либо специальных приспособлений.

    The process is really very simple, and the basics can be explained in less than a minute, but to become good at taking and presenting 3D photos take a bit more time, and it’s something that really develops with practice. I hope you’ll take what you learn here and get out and get lots of practice taking 3D photos.

  • Nokia N93 DT-22 Tripod. Штатив для мобилофона. Охренеть можно.

    Great as the Nokia N93 is in many ways, one unavoidable result of the slightly odd form factor is that you can’t leave it with the video running and prop it up somewhere – at least not without lots of fiddling around. Which, for something that’s so insanely great at shooting video, is a major problem.