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.
Foxed by photography jargon? Here’s the Toehold Dictionary of Photography to the rescue, with a comprehensive glossary of the commonest photography-terms.
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’.
If you are constantly stirred by the myriads of colours and elements the world brims with, how much of it do you include and how much of it you let go when you make a photograph? This week, Toecabulary brings you ‘composition’.
This week, Toecabulary brings you a photography concept that allows you to freeze action, to bring the grace of silky-smoothness to the fiercely flowing waterfalls, to tread the trail of stars as if it were that simple. We discuss shutter speed.
Ever wondered why certain parts of a photograph are in focus and the rest aren’t? Ever wondered what technical details are intended behind it? Today’s Toecabulary brings you the concept of ‘depth of field’, which answers these questions.