Tag: depth of field

  • Autumn power

    Autumn power, a photo by stst31415 on Flickr. I always wanted to try the “indian summer” Color filter. Obviously one has to wait for autumn. Here it is. I played with Nik Color Efex: Indian Summer and then some tonal contrast to emphasize the lines in the leaves.

  • Lessons learned with my first manual lens on DSLR

    I recently bought a manual lens on ebay. I saw some pictures taken with a manual lens on flickr and got curious. Some minutes and EUR 88,- later (USD 125,-) I was the owner of a Revuenon 55mm f1.4, an adapter for the M42 screw mount to EF and a lens hood. The first impression […]

  • DOF dice Test with Revuenon 55mm 1:1.4

    DOF dice Test with Revuenon 55mm 1:1.4, a photo by stst31415 on Flickr. Still trying to master the 1.4 with manual focusing on my 60D. It seems bad to focus with the liveview. I have seen some good shots and some bad ones but it still hits me like a hammer how shallow DOF can […]

  • Low budget macro photography

    Did you ever want to create one of these gigantic macros without cropping your pictures? It is only a question of time until you find mentions of a retro adapter. A retro adapter is a adapter attached to your lens so you can use it the other way around. The adapter fits the end where […]

  • Two acronyms in Photography you should know

    People who look at my flickr stream┬ámostly ask what these acronyms are because they are seen often in photography: DOF: meaning “depth of field” and providing you either with sharpness in every detail or just a range, hence often called shallow DOF. POV: meaning point of view and speaks for itself What are your favorites?

  • A walk in 50mm (1)

    It is said that it is a good thing for a photographer to use prime lenses. The funny thing is that I was planning on doing something absolute different, which is another project. What is so different when using a prime lense? The difference lies not only in the elimination of the variable zoom. It […]