The Importance of On-Camera Flash

I don’t think I’ll ever buy a camera that doesn’t include a flash on the body itself. It isn’t that I like flash photography; I abhor it, actually. On-camera flash photography makes for uneven lighting, weird color mixes, and generally bad images. However, having a flash built into the body means that I’ll never be […]

Depth of Field

It’s a long-standing “rule of thumb” that f/8 is the sharpest aperture. It’s important to remember, though, that there is exactly one distance from the focal plane that has “perfect sharpness” while distances near are simply “acceptably sharp”. There is no sharp boundary (if you’ll excuse the pun) between that is in focus and what […]