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”