Learning Photography, Techniques, Composition and Gear

portriat of Hubregt Visser, used in welcome postWelcome to Single lens Relaxed Photography, or short: SLRP. My name is Hubregt Visser. I’m a full time scientist. In my spare time I like to photograph and recently I’ve developed an interest in blogging. So, as a result I’ve started this photography blog. My photography level I would describe as ‘advanced amateur’. I’m still in the process of learning photography. read more

ISO: When Shutter Speed and Aperture Are Not Enough

Detail of a spider web, photographed using an iso value of 3200.Photography is all about light. To get the exposure of our picture right, we need to balance the aperture size and shutter speed. This can become tricky in low light situations. If both aperture and shutter speed don’t suffice to get the exposure right, we can increase the ISO value. The ISO value is a measure for the sensitivity of the sensor. ISO stands for International Standards Organization. read more

Focus: Choosing the Right Aperture to Create Depth Of Field

Through selecting the range of focus in your picture, you can draw attention to the elements you want to emphasize. You can accomplish this by selecting  the focal point and by choosing the appropriate aperture size.  Understanding Depth Of Field (DOF) is a powerful creative tool. We will explain how decreasing the aperture size may compensate – to a certain degree – being out of focus. Therefore we will go through some (very) basic physics, starting with the concept of focal distance. read more

Shutter Speed: Shooting Pictures Handheld

Highway at night shot from a car using a slow shutter speed showing blurred light trails

To let the sensor of our camera capture an image, we have to feed it with light. Through the objective, i.e. a lens system, we project an image on the sensor with a chosen Depth Of Field (DOF). With the shutter speed we determine how long we will feed the sensor with light. read more