Posts related to Technique
- 16 May 2013 - Reader Question: One Lens for Landscape and Wildflowers on Hikes?
From time to time blog readers email me questions about photography subjects. When possible I like to answer them here so that I can share the answer with others who might be interested. Here is a recent question: “If you were going on a hike to capture landscape and wildflowers, and you could only take […]
- 22 December 2012 - Post-Processing: A Shadow Recovery Example
(In another forum someone asked a question – actually, more like posed a challenge – related to how much usable detail and quality could be extracted from a raw file that contained areas of very low luminosity, as could happen with a badly underexposed image or with an image of a scene with a very […]
- 25 September 2012 - Some Thoughts on Aperture and DOF and Related Issues
(This post is slightly adapted from something I recently posted in a photography forum in which hyperfocal distance, “DOF calculation” software, and related issues were under discussion.) Shooting as a way to learn to understand how things like depth of field or “hyperfocal distance” work is a great idea – it is perhaps the best way to […]
- 30 August 2012 - Thoughts About the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS Lens
(This is another post based on something I wrote elsewhere as a response to a question about this lens – I’m re-sharing it here with minor editing.) I’ve used the Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS lens a lot – for things as varied as handheld shooting of bicycle races and tripod-based landscape photography. Over time I’ve developed […]
- 09 June 2012 - Backpacking Photography Season Once Again!
Backpackers, Near Milestone Basin. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved. It seems like a good time to once again share my Backpacking Photography Equipment post, since summer is nearly upon us, and many of you will soon be joining me to head into the back-country to make photographs. Some of you are […]