Category Archives: Photo Fundamentals

interpolation

A Magnified Look at Photographic Interpolation

The following examples illustrate what happens to the pixel structure of the image with several basic interpolation methods that are available in Photoshop.

Chair - © John Neel

Film is the other digital.

The scanner is a strange animal in any photographic arsenal. It is actually a camera. It just doesn’t seem to be because it doesn’t look like one. But if you take one apart, you will find that it has a lens and a sensor of sorts.

Bug - © John Neel

Fine Focus With Your Head

A simple technique that works with DSLR cameras. It can also work with others.   Achieving fine focus can be a problem when hand holding a camera with close up subjects…

Homeless - © John Neel

Photo Positive – Shooting for Change

Photo Positive – Shooting for Change It is very likely that my fine art colleagues know the meanings of concerned photography. Most of them practice it in one form or another. However,…

Salesman - © John Neel

Responding to HDR with restraint

  There seem to be many misconceptions about the process of HDR. HDR can create images that are pretty amazing. It can also produce images that are dreadfully awful. HDR…

TeePee - © John Neel

Self-expression and the open mind

Purists will only see what they want to see. But, those with a truly open-mind will look for what the photographer/artist intended.

Trico Buffalo © John Neel

The Tiny Image

These days, there seems to be a trend towards producing very large prints. It would seem that “the bigger the image, the better” is a common theory for photographic greatness….

Black Camera - © John Neel

Why Black Cameras? Black is Beautiful, Cool and Professional

Black is Beautiful, Cool and Professional…But there are good reasons for camera black than you might think. Black cameras are usually synonymous with professional grade cameras. Black makes them stylish,…