Basics

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Photographing in poor lighting conditions

Photographing in poor lighting conditions

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Difficult lighting conditions, such as too little or too much light, create many challenges in photography. Here you will find 7 possible solutions.

Bridge camera

Bridge camera

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As the name suggests, bridge cameras bridge the gap between two design principles: They combine the features of SLR cameras and compact cameras in terms of equipment, functions and quality features. They are significantly larger than compact cameras and at the same time offer a feel that is very similar to that of DSLRs. Like […]

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Image rights in Switzerland

Image rights in Switzerland

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The distribution of images on social media and blogs involves legal risks. We outline the rules to follow when publishing photos.

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Filter in Photography

Filter in Photography

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With the change from analogue to digital photography, some filters have become virtually superfluous. We will show you which ones you shouldn’t miss out on.

AF – Autofocus

AF – Autofocus

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Since the 1970’s, there have been attempts to develop cameras with autofocus capability. Besides camera shake, using the wrong focus is a main cause of a photo appearing blurry. Since about 1985, automatic SLR cameras have played an important role in the world of photography. Currently, the speed and precision of the autofocus is so […]

Focusing

Focusing

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The exact distance setting used to photograph an object is known as focusing. The object should be focused by adjusting the camera as well as the lens. Often, people don’t really pay attention to using the right focus when photographing, but by keeping the amount of focus in mind when taking pictures, you can widen […]

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Tips for Brilliant Portrait Photos

Tips for Brilliant Portrait Photos

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In portrait photography, the person being photographed is the main focus of the picture. When taking a portrait, either the whole body or just the face of the person can be photographed.

Lenses

Lenses

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A lens acts as an optical system that generates an image of an object. The simplest form of a lens is made up of a collecting lens, which gathers together rays of light and projects them onto an image plane. Modern camera lenses, however, are made up of multiple lenses and mirrors. Some camera lenses […]

Focal Length

Focal Length

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The focal length describes the distance between the lens and the focus. A focal length is given in millimetres. The larger the focal length is, the larger the object will appear in the photo at the same distance. It is also an expression of the image magnification at a given distance. The focal length directly […]

Aperture

Aperture

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The aperture regulates the amount of light that hits the sensor. If the aperture is fully open, a lot of light is allowed through. The more closed the aperture is, the less light is allowed through to hit the sensor. The aperture is mostly a mechanical system that consists of circularly arranged blades which slide […]

Objective Lenses

Objective Lenses

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Objective lenses (from now on referred to as just lenses) are translucent objects that focus light beams through refraction. The first theories of optical magnification by using curved lenses came about a thousand years ago. These theories were further developed in the 12th century. At this time, the reading stone was created, which was placed […]