after not doing much photography in perhaps 15 years, I recently felt motivated to explore this world again.
I do remember some of my experience with analogue cameras, but am trying the switch to a DSLR & bought a used Canon D30 for this purpose.
Foremost I would like to thank the author(s) of the tutorials on this website-- they have been the best resource I have found on refreshing the concepts & learning a lot of new things. Will certainly pass the URL to friends.
I do have a few (very basic) questions, though. Not sure if I should start a new thread for each one, so I'll just list them here:
- On shift lenses, the tutorial suggests cropping as an alternative:But: the wider the lens you use, the more distortion you have, and hence the more you have to crop. So it seems to me, that unless you can get further away, cropping of the image won't really produce the desired result.One way would be to use a wider angle lens and then only make a print of a cropped portion of this, [...]
- On filters: Just to make sure I understand right... are filters inconsistently named? I.e., UV- & polarized light filters filter UV & polarized light, respectively, while e.g. green & infrared filters actually pass those colors?
- On diffraction limited aperture: Can setting my camera to a lower resolution actually help with this phenomenon? Or is it inherent to the physical size of the photosites?
Again, thanks a lot for the great tutorials.