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This page will act as an index, of sorts, allowing you to more easily find articles as they are added to the site.

Topics that do not yet link to an article are either currently in development or planned for the future.

The Principles of Photography

  • What is a stop of light? - The standard power ratio at which all light is measured
  • The Inverse Square Law - How that light power ratio is affected by distance
  • Your Camera’s Built in Light Meter - How your camera sees the light, and how to make it see it differently
  • Metering with an Incident Light MeterExternal devices that see the light
  • Reading and Metering With Your Histogram – Backing up the readings above, and seeing if they got confused
  • White Balancing With Your Histogram – How to determine correct colour temperature
  • Aperture and Depth of Field - Controlling how much of your shot is in focus
  • Shutter Speed and Motion Blur – Stopping the action and watching it play out
  • ISO, Film Speed and Digital Sensitivity – Low light vs grain/noise, who will win?
  • Ambient Light and the Exposure Triangle - How to gain back some control over what your camera sees
  • Neutral Density (ND) – For when your aperture can’t go small enough, your ISO can’t go low enough, and your shutter speed can’t go fast enough!
  • Graduated Neutral Density (ND Grad) – To bring those skies under control
  • Polarising Filters – Seeing the light (well, some of it) in a different way
  • Focal Length, Field of View and Perspective - Looking at the same things, differently
Working With Flash
  • The Inverse Square Law - Yes, I’ve listed it above, but it applies here even more!
  • Front vs. Rear Curtain Sync -  It’s all about the timing
  • Red Eye Reduction – How it works, why it’s good and why it’s not so good
  • Working with Hotshoe Flashes (AKA Speedlights) – Stepping away from that built in popup flash
  • Nikon iTTL Flash - Not all flash systems are created equal
  • Canon E-TTL Flash - (I’m going to need a guest blogger for this one!)
  • Getting Your Speedlight Off The CameraUsing the light to give our subjects shape and form
  • Introduction to Studio Strobes – Monoblock vs Pack & Head Systems
Controlling and Manipulating Your Flash
  • Introduction to Light Modifiers – What are they? And what’s the point?
  • Hard Light vs. Soft Light – Let Battle Commence!
  • Umbrellas – Bounce vs. Shoot Through
  • Softboxes – Is bigger always better?
  • Beauty Dishes – Will they really make you beautiful?
  • Ringlights – Wrapping light around your lens