Some of you may know this. Some of you may not. But here’s something interesting: nowadays, cameras are everywhere, as in, just about everyone has one in their pocket. Sure, digital cameras are just counting photons hitting some silicon. But, before that? We had film. Film that recorded photos physically with chemical changes. And, I personally find that the science behind that is rather fascinating.Continue reading
So here’s the thing. Compared to my other camera, the Nikon D7000, what I just bought is a 100% complete downgrade. However, I cannot resist the possibility of experiencing an era that had more or less ended before I was born. So, what did I do? I bought a 39 year old Nikon FG, which takes… 35mm film. But I won’t be stopping at just taking pictures… you’ll see shortly ;)Continue reading
First: Yeah… new year, long time no see, I get it. I’ve been working on a lot of things here, as well as, well, work, since bills need to get paid, all that fun stuff. Hopefully I can get that all sorted out soon, and I have a massive backlog of things to put up. But for now, we’re starting with this.
In my various other posts, you might have picked up on the fact that I’m a Nikon person. And until now, all product shots you’ve seen here, from item galleries, to Hackintosh shots1, it’s all been off that camera. Until now.Continue reading
- Phone camera resolution: 64 megapixels, 2020
- Current camera (Nikon D80 DSLR) resolution: 10.2 megapixels, 2006
- Next camera (Nikon D7000 DSLR) resolution: 16.2 megapixels, 2010
- Highest-res Nikon camera I’ve found (Z7, mirrorless): 45.7 Megapixels, 2018 (ish?)
That’s a hmmm from me. But don’t get me wrong, just because the resolution is higher, does not mean that it’s a better camera. There’s so much that actually goes into a camera that just a single number isn’t telling you. Guess that means that today, we’re taking a deep-dive into camera construction, aren’t we?Continue reading
A photography category post without any pictures?
If you’ve seen my recent posts, you’ll know that I’m the owner of a Nikon D80. It’s a good camera, and served me well for the short amount of time that I’ve had it. However.. quite frankly, my phone is better in some aspects, and it’s just plain a little old. So I was looking at something a little more modern and up to date, and came down to two choices: the D3500 and D7000. In the end, I’ve decided on the D7000 as my next upgrade.Continue reading
White balance is the term used in photography to describe either the particular tint that your (intended to be) white lights are, or the camera settings to bring it back closer to pure white. And today, I have something cool… about shifting light source colors. Nice, I guess?Continue reading
So I know I’ve already covered the basics of raw photos, but there’s a few things worth elaborating on that I think deserve a separate post, so here we are.
There’s three things that can be easily solved with raw photos, two of which are obnoxious and annoying and the other is.. less so. These are dead pixels, noise, and lens vignetting, solved by dark frames, and flat fields.Continue reading
Many good-quality DSLR cameras I’ve seen will have the ability to save your photos in a few different formats, JPEG, TIFF, or some form of raw format.
If you’ve every tried to use one, you’ll quickly realize they’re not like normal photos and don’t quite work the same. So what exactly is this, and what is it used for?Continue reading