Here’s an episode of a series of comics that explains technical concepts of photography to art students.
I Love the Smell of an Acronym in the Morning. (2010) “ANOTHER three letter acronym”, he said smiling. Acronym! The computer sales-chap was well into his patter which was peppered with a preponderance of his particular parlance. He talked about BPS, HDD, PPM, USB, PCI, DVD, CDR, PDA, DDR and the list of initials went…Details
Finding the Correct Image Sizes for Home Printing,Scanning and Screen Resolution. first published in Photo Review magazine Apr/May 2004) Advertisements for digital cameras usually make a feature of the megapixel rating of the camera’s imaging device and there is generally a correlation between number of megapixels and cost. Purchasers of digital cameras are faced with…Details
Richard Caladine Explores Abstracts, Close-Ups and Textures (first published in Photo Review magazine Apr/May 2005) Some of us seem to believe that if we take enough pictures, sooner or later we will produce something artistic. Rather than take this scattergun approach, there are tools and techniques to help photographers create images that will intrigue, by…Details
Richard Caladine Explores the Use of Colour, Depth of Field and Perspective (first published in Photo Review magazine Dec/Jan 2005) It takes more than correct exposure and focus to make a photograph that is pleasing to the eye. Good photographs usually adhere to a number of compositional conventions and display good use of the visual…Details
Richard Caladine Explores Abstracts, Close-Ups and Textures (first published in Photo Review magazine Aug/Sept 2004) When an image is surrounded by a frame, whether it is an ornate one or simply the edges of the image, the way we see it is very different from the way we see an unframed subject. The frame causes…Details