Archive: July 2012 - Michael Munk Photography

Waterfall

Learn about waterfall photography

Basic theory behind capturing a waterfall or a river Amazing silk-like waterfalls and smooth fantasy-like rivers. These are images you will often see in magazines or on websites. At first sight it looks like an awfully difficult picture to take, or something made by a professional in some kind of editing program. These assumptions are not true!   © Copyright by MunkPhotography.com Exposure: 0.4 sec  Aperture: f/13 ISO 100 Focal length: 17mm In the following I will show you the stepping stones necessary for creating such images...

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ISO speed

Learn about ISO speed

Basic camera technique – part three of three   This is the last brick that we have to add to our base for mastering the technical aspect of photography. The last part of the Exposure triangle left to learn about is ISO speed. This will give us a whole new dimension of control in low light situations.   © Copyright by MunkPhotography.com Exposure: 1/1000 Aperture: f/4 ISO 100 Focal length: 200mm   In “the old days” ISO (International Standards Organization) made this standard for measuring the speed of film...

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Aperture

Learn about aperture

Basic camera technique – part two of three This will be the second step on our way to understanding “the exposure triangle” and therefore achieving absolute control over our camera. Shutter speed ApertureISO speed © Copyright by MunkPhotography.com Exposure: 1/100 Aperture: f/2.8 ISO 100 Focal length: 100mm When you get to the point where you have reach an understanding for the technical aspect and learned how to control light you can start to unfold your creativity for real. Aperture is the enchantment of photography....

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Shutter Speed

Learn about shutter speed

Basic camera technique - part one of three This will be the first description of the three elements; shutter speed, aperture and ISO speed, that I previously introduced in ”The exposure triangle”.   Before I get started I have two notes for this article. I have given the EXIF informations (Exchangeable Image File Format) for the example images pay attention to these for better understanding. And you can simply click the images for a larger view.   © Copyright by MunkPhotography.com Exposure: 1/40  Aperture: f/7.1 ISO 125 Focal length:...

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Exposure triangle

Learn about the Exposure Triangle

When I took my first steps into the world of photography I remember that the most confusing about it all were the complete chaos concerning camera settings. New difficult technical terms, and some even more puzzling systems of numbers describing all sorts of things. But with the knowledge I have got now I know how important a deeper understanding for all those technical details are. It all comes down to one of the most important (if not THE most important) aspects of photography – understanding light. The perfect motive or the perfect scenery might be captured in a picture, but that...

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First hurdle of photography

  I don’t hesitate to make the assumption that most people have taking a picture at some point. Most in the occasion of a family get-together or the ordinary travel photography on holidays. And on the other hand I guess many people at least once in their life have had this feeling:  “I wish I’d taken that picture!”   From my own experience I know that the following statement is often a common thought among people who has never had any interest in photography.  “I need really expensive gear to get those amazing pictures myself”  From...

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Welcome to my blog

  I'm glad that you would join in!  This will be my quick introduction to the fundamental idea of this blog.   There are incredibly many different articles and blogs about becoming a better photographer available online. But despite that wide range of informative websites I couldn’t find a single good one to guide me, and provide me with some useful basic advices from unpacking the camera, to the point I am at today. So I have started this blog to share the experience and the knowledge that I have gained through the endless hours spend with my camera.    I...

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