The Photographer’s Ephemeris

The Photographer’s Ephemeris

We’ve all seen the stunning photos. A full moon framed by the Delicate Arch in Arches National Park. The red orb of the sun, setting precisely at the end of an ocean pier. I have always thought of how lucky those photographers were to be at that precise spot at just the right time. Discovering the Photographer’s Ephemeris has caused me to rethink my perception of their “luck.”

Histogram – The Key to Perfect Exposure

Histogram – The Key to Perfect Exposure

The histogram is a digital photography tool that you can use to fine-tune your perfect image exposure. This tool is available on all modern digital cameras. Even if you use a cell phone camera, there is an app for that (actually, there are many from which to choose).

Megapixels – How Many Do You Need?

Megapixels – How Many Do You Need?

Megapixels (MP) have been the primary marketing ploy of camera manufacturers since the introduction of the first digital camera. But how many megapixels do you really need? For the answer to this life mystery, please read on.

Reading 256 Shades of Gray

Reading 256 Shades of Gray

Do you ever wonder whom we have to thank for selfies, grumpy cat memes, and a look at Kim K’s (eew) butt? Have you ever been curious about how a digital camera actually takes a picture? For answers to these provocative questions, read on.