In another article I described and made available my camera acclimation target. In the process of building that I ended up having to sit down and build from scratch what I’ve frequently seen described as a hyperbolic resolution test wedge. If you’ve ever used an ISO 12233 resolution chart, or looked at the resolution charts […]
The question has come up a couple of times in my article on enabling CUDA support in Premiere Pro regarding why exports still take so long even with the GPU enabled. The reality is that while Premiere Pro does use the GPU for rendering exports, the process is slightly different and the results can be dominated […]
Reflex lenses, or more properly catadioptric lenses, have long posed photographers with the possibility of a long telephoto lens at a fraction of the cost of the standard refractive lenses. A 500mm f/8 reflex lens for $200 or less compared to the $10,000 for a 500mm f/4 refractive lens. They’re simpler, manual focus, no iris, […]
As much as I swore off AF testing and calibrating, I’m back at it again. This time I’ve decided to forgo the sheet paper targets and build a target similar to the Lens Align. Now obviously, if you don’t want to spend the time building a target, a Lens Align is, to my knowledge, the […]
When it comes to background papers, it’s not whether it’s black or white that matters but how you light it relative to the subject. A black paper can be painted white, and a white paper can be shadowed into blackness with only light.