Author Archives: MKMPhotography

Shallow Depth of Field

Introduction: Shallow depth of field can be used in photography to create softened and blurred backgrounds and highlight particular objects in the foreground in detail, to create a dramatic effect. It is particularly useful for up close photography and concentrating … Continue reading

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Anthotype Process

Introduction: Anthotypes are a way to create fine art images from garden and household plants. The elegant process was originally invented by Sir William Herschel in 1842. An emulsion is made from crushed flower petals or any other light-sensitive plant, fruit or … Continue reading

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Large Format

Introduction: Large format utilises 5″x 4″ individual film slides for the highest level of image reproduction available to the film media.  Due to its high cost and lack of easy role delivery system, large format photography was reserved for high … Continue reading

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Medium Format

Introduction: Medium format photography utilises 110mm film that is larger that that of 35mm standard photography, yet slightly smaller than large format 5″x 4″ film. Due to the increase film size a higher level of detail can be captured. Prominent … Continue reading

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Digital Negative Process

Introduction: This is a process that allows for negative film to be turned into a digital file and then to be printed onto transparency film to be used in photographic process, such as the Cyanotype. This process also allows for … Continue reading

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Negative Film Format Sizes and Camera Sensor Sizes

Negative film format is the size or shape of the camera sensor, film negative or film positive. The bigger the format the more pixels are required. The main basic film formats are sub-miniature, APS, standard, medium and large format. Film … Continue reading

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High Key and Low Key Portrait

Introduction: High Key and Low Key photography make use of lighting and contrast (or lack of) to create a specific mood. Originally high key photography emerged as a solution for screens that could not correctly display high contrast ratios. Today … Continue reading

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