Digital Photography Tips from John’s Adventures

From the very same person who brought us that wonderful, simple, elegant John’s Background Switcher comes John’s Photography Tips. Let me just say, these are good tips. Example:

“As I mentioned when I talked about ND Grad Filters, the human eye can capture huge differences in brightness from the reflection of the sun on a rain-soaked road to the darkness of the ground under the shadow of a tree – and all at the same time. A camera is nowhere near as good, only being able to resolve a few stops of light (remember that a one-stop increase in exposure equates to double the amount of light, so 2 stops is 4 times the light, 3 stops is 8 times and so on). This means that the brightest and darkest things in your picture don’t want to be more than a few stops apart. “

I don’t know about you, but that explains a lot to me about why my photos never seemed to come out quite right, and why they almost never come out the way I see them myself.

Trust me on this one, it’s a great guide, and I highly recommend you read it if you have any interest at all in exploring digital photography (even if you aren’t using a Digital SLR camera, like he is).

By Keith Survell

A geek, programmer, amateur photographer, anime fan and crazy rabbit person.


  1. Hi Keithius, I’m glad you find my photography tips useful! I’ve been trying to keep them useful without being overly technical or dull. I’ve read so many books and articles that almost suck all the fun out of photography and am trying not to end up in the same boat!

  2. Thanks – I do find your tips very useful! I hope to put some of them to good use now that I have a better camera to try them out on. Of all the tips and guides out there, I have found yours to be the most useful (and understandable!).

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