How Photographic Film Works
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
My Next Obsolete Hobby: Film Photography
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
The Nikon MB-D11 Battery Grip
So yesterday I mentioned my camera upgrade, and today, I talk about a neat little attachment, who’s primary purpose is pretty cool, and secondary purpose is neat, but ultimately unnecessary (for me).Continue reading
Upgrading Cameras: D80 to D7000
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
Megapixels Aren't Everything
- 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
Photography Math Is Hard, Okay?
So you remember the posts about my cards or my cubes, right? And now the pictures weren’t exactly perfect? Well, I just finished running the numbers. And this will be fun.Continue reading
The Nikon D3500 Is Such a Toy
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
The Day I Discovered Preset White Balance
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
DSLR Raw Editing: Dark Frames and Flat Fields
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