The Exposure Quadrangle by Edward Crim

The Exposure Triangle; you’ve heard of it, I’m sure. It’s fabled in story and song and celebrated by photo instructors everywhere. We can even buy t-shirts commemorating the concept! There have been countless articles written about the “exposure triangle” (try a web search and see for

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Danger, Will Robinson! by Edward Crim

Talking about the days of film photography is almost enough to get oneself labeled as a totally irrelevant  dinosaur in this day of digital supremacy, even considering the inexplicable hipster fascination with film cameras and photography. There are, however,

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Rarest in the world? - The Cameras of the Finnish Ski Patrol by Edward Crim

Do you read the news? Are you aware that Finland is the happiest place on earth (the USA is only 18th in the rankings)? Even though their suicide rate is 13 percent higher than ours (the United Nations, the folks who create the survey, attribute that to the long winters and the ubiquity of Ikea furniture), they live in a place that is “the most stable, the safest and best governed.” Apparently their banks are better than ours as well.

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What is ISO, anyway? by Edward Crim

For every photo we make, we have four parameters of exposure to work with to get a good image: ISO, aperture, shutter speed and light. The last of these, light, is frequently not in our control (though it can be - check our list of classes at the STLPA to find out more), so what about the others I've listed here? ISO, for instance.

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Light on the Subject by Edward Crim

I cannot tell you just how annoying are the opinions of people who get all of their information from opinionated people on the internet. Or from a friend who “is a photographer”. In my years of photography I have worked with many people who want to get started

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An angle on perspective... by Edward Crim

It has been said that what you see depends on where you stand. This is quite literally true in photography. In my pre-photographic training (in other words when I was, like Pumba, a young warthog) I would tilt my head to look at things up close. 

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