This week’s Toecabulary brings you the concept of ‘bulb mode’ and the various factors it depends on. Read on to know more.
Foxed by photography jargon? Here’s the Toehold Dictionary of Photography to the rescue, with a comprehensive glossary of the commonest photography-terms.
This week’s Toecabulary brings you the concept of ‘low-key image’ and the various factors it depends on. Read on to know more.
Are you someone who is moved by images that contain in them a feeling of movement? Today’s Toecabulary elaborates on the photography technique, ‘panning’.
Today’s Toecabulary discusses ‘foreground’ in composition. When the subject of your photograph is not focussed in the foreground but there are other elements that add more layers, leading an onlooker to the subject, you’re using foreground to make your image more pleasing and dramatic than it could have been otherwise.
How do you photograph the subject of your interest in a frame that is unevenly lit? And when do you choose to keep all the details of a scene as they are, how do you photograph it when it is evenly lit? Today’s Toecabulary discusses ‘metering’.
The human eye cannot see flowing water as a velvety cascade or trace the star-trail against the sky. It can’t slice off a moment of a hummingbird’s frenzied wing-flutter. But a camera can. Today’s Toecabulary delves into ‘slow shutter speed’ photography.
Macro photography allows us to shoot close-up, giving us beautifully-narrowed perspective into minutest details of the subject we photograph. With a macro lens, a photographer can capture tremendous, subtlest of details that the human eye can otherwise miss. Today’s Toecabulary is about Macro Lenses.
The eternal play of light and shadow in making the world visible to our naked eye is perceived differently by different cameras. The highlights and shadows are contained in what is called the ‘dynamic range’. This week’s Toecabulary elaborates the same.
The field of view and the focal length of the lens are inversely proportional to each other. In other words, the field of view is wider if the focal length of the lens you are using is shorter and vice versa. Today’s Toecabulary illustrates the use of wide-angle lenses.
While an image of a scarlet or tangerine sunset can make you feel warm and fuzzy, an image of the sullen twilight can calm you with its hushedness. Today’s Toecabulary will bring you more images that illustrate ‘white balance’.