N is for Negative – #AtoZChallenge – 2020

N is for Negative The negative. For those of you too young to remember, it used to be when you got a roll of film developed, you’d get a pile of prints plus the film from which the prints were made. But the image on the film was the opposite colors from real life. RedsContinue reading “N is for Negative – #AtoZChallenge – 2020”

M is for Macro – #AtoZChallenge – 2020

M is for Macro Macro as a word has many meanings. It often stands as the opposite of ‘micro,’ and refers to things that are large enough to see without assistance. In photography, macro refers to photographic techniques used to make small subjects large enough to see easily. Basically, it’s magnification. Macro photography often requiresContinue reading “M is for Macro – #AtoZChallenge – 2020”

L is for Lens – #AtoZChallenge – 2020

L is for Lens The lens is among the most fundamental components of the camera. It is the lens that collects light and focuses it onto the film to capture the image. The most basic lens is a piece of clear glass or plastic with at least one curved side which then bends the pathContinue reading “L is for Lens – #AtoZChallenge – 2020”

K is for Kelvin – #AtoZChallenge – 2020

K is for Kelvin Most people, ok, maybe just me, associate the term Kelvin with temperature. Zero degrees Kelvin is ‘absolute zero,’ the coldest possible temperature when molecules cease to vibrate. However, Kelvin – and temperature – are terms also applied to the quality of light. “Temperature” can be applied to color because both relateContinue reading “K is for Kelvin – #AtoZChallenge – 2020”

J is for Joule – #AtoZChallenge – 2020

J is for Joule A joule is a unit of energy measured in Newton-meters (Nm). … That sounds like physics. Physics is important in photography, but how does the joule, as defined above, apply to photography? Flashes. Flash units are rated in Watt-seconds, which happens to be equivalent to Newton-meters, which means that joules canContinue reading “J is for Joule – #AtoZChallenge – 2020”

D is for Depth of Field – #AtoZChallenge – 2020

D is for Depth of Field Depth of field describes the distance in front of and behind an object that is in focus at the same time that the main object is in focus. We are, in general, familiar with this. If something is close to us and we focus on it, things in theContinue reading “D is for Depth of Field – #AtoZChallenge – 2020”

C is for Camera Obscura – #AtoZChallenge – 2020

C is for Camera Obscura The words “camera obscura” are derived from the Latin meaning “dark chamber.” In general, a camera obscura refers to an image formed as light passes through a tiny opening, like a pinhole. Many original camerae obscurae were simply a darkened room with a small hole in a wall separating theContinue reading “C is for Camera Obscura – #AtoZChallenge – 2020”

B is for Bellows – #AtoZChallenge – 2020

B is for Bellows Many older cameras possess bellows, an expandable dark chamber connecting the lens of the camera body to the camera body where the film is. By being expandable, the position of the lens relative to the film can be changed to focus the image. More practically, being able to move the lensContinue reading “B is for Bellows – #AtoZChallenge – 2020”

A is for Aperture – #AtoZChallenge – 2020

A is for Aperture The aperture is the opening in a camera through which light passes to get to the film. It is adjustable much as our own pupil expands or contracts with changing light conditions. In photography, the size of the aperture not only affects the amount of light that gets into the cameraContinue reading “A is for Aperture – #AtoZChallenge – 2020”

Blogging from A to Z with Photography – #AtoZChallenge

With April comes the annual Blogging from A to Z Challenge. This year, Animal’s Place Creative Studios joins the fray with a series of blog posts related to cameras and photography. The A to Z Challenge is to write a blog post every day in April (except Sunday) with a letter of the alphabet asContinue reading “Blogging from A to Z with Photography – #AtoZChallenge”