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How Photographic Film Works

2021-06-26 5 min read Photography Tech explained Teknikal_Domain Unable to load comment count

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.

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My Next Obsolete Hobby: Film Photography

2021-06-24 3 min read My stuff Photography Teknikal_Domain Unable to load comment count

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 ;)

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Megapixels Aren't Everything

2020-06-13 5 min read Photography Teknikal_Domain Unable to load comment count
  • 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?

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The Nikon D3500 Is Such a Toy

2020-03-04 5 min read Photography Shopping Teknikal_Domain Unable to load comment count

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.

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DSLR Raw Editing: Dark Frames and Flat Fields

2020-02-04 6 min read Photography Tech explained Teknikal_Domain Unable to load comment count

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.

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