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Dye sublimation, or dye-sub, printing is an alternative printing technology to inkjet printing. With dye sub printing, paper is passed over a colored ribbon, and a heating element is used to transfer color to the paper. A combination of Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black (CMYK) are used to make a final image. How Does a…

There are a couple different classifications for camera lenses, and one way you can classify them is as either prime lenses or zoom lenses. The lens to the left (Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L Lens) is a lovely and expensive example of a zoom lens. So what exactly is a zoom lens?

There are a couple different classifications for camera lenses, and one way you can classify them is as either prime lenses or zoom lenses. The lens to the left (Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 Lens) is an example of a prime lens. So what is a prime lens?

As soon as you make the step up from a point and shoot camera to a dSLR, you’ll encounter a new phrase: “shooting in raw” or the “camera raw format.” What is it, and why should you care about it…? When you view an image on your screen, for example…

Something seem wrong with this picture? There surely is. Your camera most likely has a “White Balance” button or setting on it. Chances are, you probably leave it on auto most of the time. If you don’t know what it does, that may be a good thing… The image to…

Chimping, or to chimp while you take pictures, means to look at the LCD screen of your digital camera after taking a photo. Coming from some old school photographers, this tends to carry a negative connotation. They grew up shooting film, and you couldn’t just look at the image immediately….

Previously, I wrote about the . To briefly recap, a “stop” is a relative term describing how well-lit and well-exposed the image is. Adjusting the camera settings to increase the light by “one stop” will effectively double the amount of light in the picture (either by opening the aperture, raising…

A stop (might also be called an f-stop or an exposure stop) is a basic but important term in photography. You might hear someone say that a picture is “Underexposed by 1 stop” or “The picture is overexposed, turn the exposure down one stop.” The term “stop” is a relative…

A battery grip is a camera accessory with two purposes – to add battery capacity to your camera and to allow you to more easily turn the camera to portrait orientation and take a vertical picture. The image to the left is one example: the official Canon grip for a…

On most cameras, you’ve got a handful of automatic of semi-automatic modes. One of those is usually Shutter Priority Mode. It’s usually identified with the Tv label on the settings dial. It might also be labeled simply with a “T” or an “S”. In shutter priority mode, you select a…

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