Articles by Kenneth Caleno

Do You Want Perfect Outddoor Exposure?

Here's the secret to getting a perfectly exposed outdoor shot every time - (as long as your subject area is within the 5-stop dynamic range of the camera's metering system)1. Know how your camera handles exposure-( I know that mine overexposes between 1/3 and 2/3 of a stop-depending on lighting conditions)First, calibrate your camera's meter:a) Set camera mode to “P”/P-shift“, or “A/AV” Use Matrix/evaluative metering-(Scene should contain all tones within dynamic range)b)... continue reading

A Crash course in Wedding Photography

My take onWedding Photography - Kenneth William CalenoEssential EquipmentTwo camera bodies that share the lensesTwo flashes (strobes) plus cables, etc.,18mm-55mm zoom-for groups50mm standard lens F1.8 or even better F1.4-for low-light situationsNot essential, but handy for candids and from back of church images- 70mm-300mm zoom lenslarge capacity digital storage cardsAt least triple batteries as you think you will needTwo white reflectorsDiffusion (soft-focus) filter... continue reading

The Photography side of Microstock-beginner to Masterclass

Call this,if you like, a "Photographer's Notebook" -these are lessons learned in almost 50 years of photography-aimed mainly at the beginner in the game of stock; But hopefully more advanced practitioners may pick up a trick, or wrinkle here and there. Regards, KenI believe it is best to take baby steps- So before you do anything, take these Three steps:A)Set your Focusicons - detach lens, (so you are adjusting focus on focus point, not image) - adjust dioptre (next to viewfinder)... continue reading

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