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Conventional wisdom often states that the focal length of your lens affects how a subject appears, especially with respect to how a person appears in a portrait. Photographer David Bergman argues in the latest episode of Two Minute Tips for Adorama that this is wrong and that a wider focal length doesn't necessarily result in unflattering portraits. You’ve likely heard people rally ag
This week’s episode of Two Minute Tips with David Bergman is all about bokeh. Did you know that the term “bokeh” comes from a Japanese word meaning blur or haze? To get circular bokeh, you should use a fast lens with its lowest f-number, such as f/1.4 or f/1.8. When you stop down the aperture, you can see the shape of the aperture diaphragm of your lens. You can even create yo
If you are using speedlights but finding that your light is going all over the place, photographer David Bergman has a solution in the latest episode of Adorama's Two Minute Tips. The trick is using speedlite grids. These light modifiers allow you to focus the beam of light from your speedlites and control how the light is dispersed around the scene, which is critical for keeping unwanted l
Here’s a new time-lapse short film by Slovakian photographer Majo Chudý. Titled “Flowers Blooming 2,” the 3-minute video shows a whopping 929 hours of flowers blooming.The video took Chudý 9 months to create. Over that time, he captured 40,000 photos using his Sony a7 mirrorless camera and his Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 lens. His studio was a simple setup consisting of black blankets
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In last week’s episode of Two Minute Tips with David Bergman, we learned about using a gray card to nail your exposure, particularly in situations where a camera’s metering system can come up short. This week, Bergman is focused on color, specifically how to use a color checker to dial in accurate colors in any situation. In can be difficult to get accurate color, especially in situ
Wouldn’t it be great if you could nail your exposure every single shot? With the aid of an 18 percent gray card, such as this one from X-Rite, you can. Below, photographer David Bergman shows us how to use a gray card in the newest episode of Adorama’s Two Minute Tips. When photographing a bright subject, such as a person, against a dark background, the camera will often try to bala
When shooting portrait outdoors, it’s critical to find a nice background. What makes a background an ideal choice? Photographer David Bergman offers some tips for finding the best background in the latest episode of Two Minute Tips. Bergman states that the best backgrounds are ones which are not distracting and force your viewer’s eyes to go directly toward your portrait subject. In
Don’t know what it means when one camera shoots 8-bit photos while another one shoots 10-bit? Here’s a helpful primer by ZY Productions that will bring you up to speed on the basics of bit depth in less than 3 minutes.If this video piques your interest in the subject, here’s a 5,648-word article on the subject that’s way more in depth — it covers both what bit depth
To prove that its Celestia Astronomical Grand Complication 3600 and the Symphonia Grande Sonnerie 1860 wristwatches weren't a pair of flukes, Vacheron Constantin has released its latest bit of haute horologie, Les Cabinotiers minute repeater tourbillon sky chart. A product of the manufacturer's Les Cabinotiers department, the dress timepiece sports a minute repeater function and localized


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