Archive for November, 2010

Photography equipment

Night Photography – Equipment and Exposure

As I said in the last post, taking top quality night photos can also be achieved with just basic equipment. Since almost all of compact cameras have an automatic night mode, they can be used for taking night photos. Many of these cameras also have a complete manual mode for advanced users where you can […]

Night Photography

This series of lessons about night photography is not an absolute beginner one; an amount of photography knowledge is required for you to be able to adventure with your camera into the night. If terms like exposure, ISO, metering mode, etc. are new to you, please read my beginners tutorial first, so you can fully […]


Optical Viewfinder on a Digital Compact Camera On a digital compact camera the viewfinder represents a simple optical system that zooms at the same time as the main lens and has an optical path that runs parallel to the camera’s main lens. Being so small, viewfinders have a problem represented by framing inaccuracy. Being positioned […]

Storage Card

For digital cameras, storage card is the same thing that film is for conventional cameras. They are removable devices that hold the image taken with the camera. Storage cards are evolving in the same direction as digital cameras: larger capacities (several GB) and faster write speeds to accommodate higher resolution images and shooting in RAW […]

Sensor Sizes

If we compare a typical sensor size to a 35 mm film, we realize that the sensor size of digital SLRs is typically 40% to 100% of the surface of the 35 mm film. Although they have similar number of pixels, digital cameras have smaller sensors. As a result, the pixels are smaller and the […]