An Overview of the different Stages of Pre-production (Part Two)

A solid pre-production is the key to any successful production. Let’s break down the stages involved in pre-production and explain their importance.

A Look at Still Camera Systems

  This is an article intended for those who are absolutely new to photography, and want to know what options they have. Still camera systems are broadly divided by two classes: Film or digital Size of the medium The biggest decision a photographer has to take is whether to shoot on film or digital. The […]

Notes by Dr. Optoglass: Color Bit Depth, Middle Grey and White Balance of the Human Eye

Topics Covered: Color Bit Depth Middle Grey Whiteness and White Balance Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions – Pablo Picasso We have already seen that the color space of the eye, as defined by the CIE 1931 XYZ color space, estimates about 10 million colors for our vision. The word size required […]

Notes by Dr. Optoglass: Dynamic Range of the Human Eye

Topics Covered: Contrast Ratio Static and Dynamic Range The Dynamic Range of the Human Eye Contrast Sensitivity By painting colors and lines and forms seen in quickened mood I was seeking to make this mood vibrate as a phonograph does – Edvard Munch The following image has two objects – can you see them? No? […]

Notes by Dr. Optoglass: Sensitivity and ISO of the Human Eye

Topics Covered: Sensitivity ISO The ISO Range of the Human Eye Photography to the amateur is recreation, to the professional it is work, and hard work too, no matter how pleasurable it my be – Edward Weston A camera sensor (or film) is like a sponge: It has the ability to soak in light. How […]

Notes by Dr. Optoglass: The F-numbers of the Eye

Topics Covered: Typical F-numbers for various scenarios How to find f-stop T-stop The F-numbers of the Eye If I could steal someone’s dream myself, I’d have to go for one of Orson Welles – Christopher Nolan We have all the formulas we need to calculate f-numbers at various ISOs based on lux levels. Here is […]

Notes by Dr. Optoglass: How to Read Light for Exposure

Topics Covered: Light meter – Incident and Reflective Lux, EV and Common Scenarios The Inverse Square Law Art is never finished, only abandoned – Leonardo da Vinci Now that we know what an exposure is, we are ready to measure it. There are two ways in which to do this: Using an incident light meter […]

Weather Protection for your Gear (Part IV)

In this last part I’ll try to outline some important properties of common materials used in the construction of professional audio and camera gear. Disclosure: Links in this post may be to our affiliates; sales through affiliate links may benefit this site. Please help support this website by patronizing Amazon. It won’t cost you anything […]