A fungus is a living, growing microorganism; it is a combination of dust and moisture that enters the internal elements of the camera lens. Dust itself usually does not cause problems, but if this dust contains spores of the fungus and combines with moisture, the fungus will grow. Left unchecked, fungal growth can permanently damage glass elements in the lenses. This type of mold is most common in humid climates. It may look like small cobweb-like spots or spots inside the lens. Often the damage that it causes is minor, but the uncontrolled growth of fungi can ruin the lens.
How to protect the camera and lens from damage by fungus
There are two types of fungus. One type grows in an oxygen-rich environment, the other, which is more Continue reading
Faced with bright sunlight, a professional photographer immediately takes out a reflector (also called light disk, light reflector, reflector). Reflectors are compact, conveniently fold. Of course, even when folded, you can’t put the retro-reflector in your pocket, and for using some in your work you may need an assistant or a special stand. But even such “inconveniences” do not detract from the dignity and necessity of having an accessory in the arsenal of every photographer.
Reflectors have different colors: white, silver and gold are the most common. The idea of the reflector is to mirror the incident bright light and thereby highlight the shadow area of the subject, thereby reducing the contrast between the brightly lit and the shadow side. Naturally, the reflector partially scatters the light and, based on this property, we obtain several rules: Continue reading
Photographers are constantly racing for image quality: maximum clarity, detail and resolution. In this article, step-by-step photographer Spencer Cox explains how to quickly and easily increase the resolution of a photo in a photo editor, and also compares the five popular options available today to improve image quality.
How to increase image resolution
What is permission?
In photography, resolution reflects the level of detail in an image, which is determined by factors such as Continue reading