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Color Spaces, Left Brain Thinking!

As a photographer you are confronted with many settings beyond the exposure triangle basics. One of the many settings is color space. You can typically set this in your camera and then again in post processing. So lets talk about what it is and what your options are.   What is color space? It is simply a range of colors that can be displayed in an image. There is an overall visible spectrum of color that the human eye can see. The...

Golden Ratio, Left Brain Thinking!

One of the most commonly talked about compositional rules is "The rule of thirds". Most cameras are set up with grids in the view finder to help you with this rule. I mean, even your phone probably has this feature. Its a great rule. It can certainly add intrigue to your images. There is a little spin though that can take this concept to another level...

500 Rule, Left Brain Thinking!

We have a problem. The earth is rotating! It's making the stars in our astro images blurry!!! Don't worry, we have a solution. There is a simple rule to follow to avoid these streaky stars. Don't get me wrong, star trails can make some really cool images but what if you want to get that tack sharp shot of the Milky Way? FYI- Right now is prime time for MW images in the northern hemisphere. Here is where the rule comes...

Color Depth, Left Brain Thinking!

16-bit or 32-bit color? What is the difference and what should you be using? Its time to share my understanding of color depth in this nerd out session. First of all, what is a "bit"? The word bit was created from two words, similar to the words blog & vlog. In this case the words binary & digit make up the word bit. Every bit is either a 0 or a 1, off or on. The more bits you have in...

6D vs 5D3, Left Brain Thinking!

First off, both the 6D and the 5D3 are great options on any level. Personally, I have shot with just about every major camera brand and I prefer Canon’s simplicity. Like many of our followers, most of my photography is landscape based. However, no matter what you are photographing, the same principles will apply. Both cameras are capable of creating fantastic high quality photographs. With that being said there are a few main reasons I chose to go with the 6D: It’s...

ISO 160 Myth, Left Brain Thinking!

This blog will be the first of many super nerdy/techy posts that will be added to our feed. If you are a "Left Brain Thinking", full on techy nerd then sit back and come along for the ride. Let me first make a note that this is purely based on digital photography and not film. As you may know ISO simply represents the sensitivity of your cameras sensor. (Read more) What you may also know is that as you increase the...