This is article #9 in the DSLR Video Weekly series. If you'd like the whole thing in one shot, check out the book Creating DSLR Video: From Snapshots to Great Shots. A DSLR camera is more like a personal computer than you might think. It’s capable of calculating adjustments based on the available light and action in the scene; it can adjust and control how the camera’s lens performs. In fact, most DSLRs have several features that allow you to take complete control of your camera. Of course, those features require you to work through a … [Read more...] about DSLR Video Weekly: Choosing the Right Frame Size to Record Video
Learn how to reshape photos using Adobe Photoshop into almost any aspect ratio with the Content Aware Scale command. _______ … [Read more...] about How To Change Your Photograph’s Aspect Ratio
Why What You See May Not Be What You Print Post & Photo by Joe Farace Follow Joe on Twitter When people are disappointed in the prints made from their digital camera is not usually about the quality of photograph but rather, whats missing. Whats missing might be Uncle Bernie who was on the edge of the group portrait made at last years family reunion. Its not that you don't like Bernie when you look at the file on a computer he appears in the imageits just that hes a victim of a difference in aspect ratio between your camera and the … [Read more...] about Full Frame vs. Full Image
It's a frequent question at Photofocus. It goes something like this: "When I crop an image to look the way I want, it often doesn't fit in a standard frame. What should I do?" My answer is simple - ignore the standard frame sizes. Shooting in standard aspect ratios like 4x5 (which will in turn when enlarged, fit 8x10" frames) is limiting. If you as the photographic storyteller thinks the image looks better in a 4.234x7.233 aspect ratio then so be it. Who are the frame companies to tell you how to size your photo? Excuse me but the photograph … [Read more...] about Attention Photographers: Don’t Be A Slave to Aspect Ratio!