Equipment

m45_430

The Diverse Universe of Astrophotography

by

“The fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well, on the surface of a gas-covered planet going around a nuclear fireball 90 million miles away and think this to be normal is obviously some indication of how skewed our perspective tends to be.” — Douglas Adams Amateur astrophotography can be an…

OA_FLASH_FEAT

Using flash—Addressing Problems and Basic Workflow

by

Even though your flash is technically smarter than you, it has no idea how you want to light the scene. You need to give it some direction. Before blasting away, you need to ask yourself a few basic questions about how you want your photo to look. Here are the five main concerns that you…

Sharp_FEAT

Shoot Sharp Images – Handheld Photography Techniques

by

START WITH A CLEAN LENS The lens focuses the light onto the imaging sensor. If there is any debris—dust, hair, water spots—the light that should pass through the lens can’t at that spot, and the image loses a little color and sharpness. You should always keep the glass surfaces of the lens clean. When not…

catalog_Image_FEAT

Outdoor Action & Adventure Photography: Protecting Yourself and Your Gear

by

Securing the camera When people talk about camera security, they usually mean keeping it from being stolen. I’m talking about not dropping it and having it go careening down the cliff while you watch little bits of metal and glass fly off before it finally explodes into a thousand pieces. (I’ve seen this happen.) Or…

IMG_1575

DSLR proves adequate replacement for iPhone camera!

by

It was the first day of my visit and I was checking my Instagram and already planning some shots of one of the world’s most photogenic cities, when disaster struck. My iPhone was suddenly knocked out of my hand and — smash! The screen was shattered. I was in New York on a trip that…

film processing

Film Processing Procedures that Ensure High-Quality Results

by

Certain general working procedures can be followed in film processing to ensure consistent high-quality results. These include the following: ■ Read, follow, and understand all technical and safety data before processing the film. ■ Ascertain your equipment and working area are clean, dry, and properly functioning. ■ Seal any light leaks in film-loading and film…

Latest Tweets

Stay Informed

Click here to register with Focal Press to receive updates.


about MasteringPhoto

MasteringPhoto, powered by bestselling Routledge authors and industry experts, features tips, advice, articles, video tutorials, interviews, and other resources for hobbyist photographers through pro image makers. No matter what your passion is—from people and landscapes to postproduction and business practices—MasteringPhoto offers advice and images that will inform and inspire you. You’ll learn from professionals at the forefront of photography, allowing you to take your skills to the next level.