Exchangeable Image File Format (EXIF) | Digital Cameras

Embedded in every photograph you take with a digital camera is something called EXIF data. What EXIF data physically is a record of all the settings that your camera had when you made that image, things like aperture, shutter speed, ISO, color space. Some cameras will even geo-tag your location of where the image was…

How to Hack Your On-Board Flash | Digital Cameras

Nearly every digital camera out there has an on board pop up flash. This camera is no exception. Truthfully though, it’s kind of a little dirty so you go to the camera industry and these flashes are really God awful for lighting your subject well. It’s just straight on, blinding light that generally washes out…

4 JPEG Basics | Digital Cameras

The generic image file that most cameras create is called a JPEG. A JPEG is just a very simple file that has the exact exposure as recorded by your camera embedded with your metadata in the image. All computers can process JPEGs and can open JPEGs. It’s the standard for images on the internet. It’s…

7 Basics about Camera Lenses | Digital Cameras

We’re going to talk a little bit about digital camera lenses or just camera lenses in general. Now, any DSLR camera, which stand for Digital Single Lens Reflex with the word lens in there, has a lens that affixes to the front of the camera. Something kind of like this. This happens to be a…

7 Tips about Shutter Speed | Digital Cameras

Other than aperture, other things that control the final outcome of the exposure of your image are shutter speed and ISO. Shutter speed is a really simple concept and really easy to break down. And I’m going to show you first on this camera and then I’m going to write it out on the white…

8 Aperture Tips | Digital Cameras

Within every single lens, whether it be a DSLR lens or a point and shoot lens, like the one on this camera, there is something that is called an aperture. Now what the aperture is, is essentially a circle that controls how much light comes through the glass and passes through into the sensor behind.…

How to Use Digital Stop Motion | Digital Cameras

So one advantage of digital photography that a lot of people overlook is the ability to make stopaction films with your digital camera. Whereas when shooting film, film is really expensive. You’re paying for each frame. You can bang out a ton of digital photographs and it doesn’t cost you anything. And the way that…

The Rule of Thirds | Digital Cameras

One thing you’ll hear a lot of photographers talk about and a term that gets thrown around a lot is something called the rule of thirds. Now, I just want to make a point and emphasis this, that it’s not so much a set of rules as it is more a guideline of thirds. It’s…

4 Digital Zoom Tips | Digital Cameras

This compact camera has something called digital zoom. Now what digital zoom physically is, it’s not the zoom that’s actually happening when I’m using this lever here, which is physically moving the elements in the lens. Digital zoom literally just takes the sensor within the camera and zooms in on that sensor. So basically, yes,…

How to Understand F-Stops | Digital Cameras

So assuming you’ve already learned what aperture is, I’m going to talk a little bit about what F-stops are. F-stops a numerical scientific value assigned to various openings in a camera lens in the physical aperture. And they go like this, these are full stops. It starts at F1.4, goes to F2.8, F4, F5, F6,…