August 14th 2012 by Andrew S Gibson
Part of learning to take better photos is understanding that the camera ‘sees’ the world differently than the human eye. The focal length of the lens you use, the aperture and the shutter speed all affect how the camera records the scene you point it at.
If you’re unsure about how all this works then Finding Focus: Understanding the Camera’s Eye by Nicole S. Young, the latest Craft & Vision ebook, is for you. In it Nicole explores topics such as focusing, aperture and lens choice; explaining how each of these influences the aesthetics of the image. There’s also some extra material about storytelling and using software (specifically Photoshop and Lightroom) to sharpen images, apply focus stacking or add a tilt-shift type blur effect.
Special offer on PDFs
As usual, you can grab Finding Focus for just $US4 if you act quickly. Use the promotional code FOCUS4 when you checkout to buy it for only $4 or use the code FOCUS20 to get 20% off when you buy five or more ebooks from the Craft & Vision collection. These codes expire at 11:59pm (PST) August 19, 2012.
Finding Focus gallery
Here are some spreads from the ebook: