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Here I discuss some topics about science and technology, and show some of my artworks and photos.


What is a camera really?

19 Dec 2023 4 minute read 1 comment valo

A silly question that any beginner must ask   In my last article, I showed my film camera, but later on, I realised that maybe I went a bit too deep into terminology without explaining first. So, I’m taking a step back today. What are the parts of a...

A is for Apple....

11 Dec 2023 1 minute read 0 comments valo

Delicious apples, their beautiful white blossoms with a hint of pink, ashes and alders - what do they have in common? They all start with the letter A. I was digging into my photo archives, and selected photos of different subjects starting with each...

F-numbers: The Essential Guide to Aperture and its Impact on Photography

2 Aug 2023 4 minute read 0 comments valo

How aperture affects depth of field, exposure, and overall image quality As photographers, understanding f-numbers and their relationship with aperture is essential to capture images with proper exposure to achieve the desired creative effects. In th...

Mastering Camera ISO: A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding Light Sensitivity

31 Jul 2023 6 minute read 0 comments valo

Demystifying one of the essential elements of photography In photography, capturing the perfect image is all about finding the right balance between light and dark. To achieve this harmony, photographers must have a firm grasp of the three pillars of...

10 More Mistakes That Beginner Photographers Make and How to Avoid Them

29 Jul 2023 7 minute read 0 comments valo

Embarking on the journey towards becoming a skilled photographer is both exciting and challenging. As with any creative pursuit, there are many learning experiences and inevitable mistakes along the way. By recognising these common errors early on, y...

Depth of Field Demystified: A Comprehensive Guide to the Physics and Applications of Depth of Field in Photography

26 Jul 2023 7 minute read 0 comments valo

Delving into the science behind depth of field Depth of field (DoF) is a crucial aspect of photography that plays a significant role in image composition, visual storytelling, and creative control. DoF refers to the range of distances within a sce...

Delving into the Heart of the Camera: A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding Camera Sensors and the Physics Behind Them

24 Jul 2023 5 minute read 0 comments valo

Exploring the intricacies of camera sensors and the physics that make capturing breathtaking images possible In the realm of digital photography, the camera sensor plays a pivotal role, functioning as the heart of the camera and the foundation for cr...

A Beginner’s Guide to Choosing the Perfect First Camera

19 Jul 2023 4 minute read 0 comments valo

Capture your world with the right camera for you, one snapshot at a time.   Photography is a universal language that transcends borders, age, and culture. Each photograph tells a story, captures an emotion, and preserves memories, making it a powerfu...

Exploring the Power of Camera Lenses: A Comprehensive and Technical Guide to Understanding Optics in Photography

15 Jul 2023 7 minute read 0 comments valo

Delve into the fascinating world of camera lenses and learn how to harness the full potential of optics to elevate your photography   Camera lenses are an integral component of photography, serving as the eyes of the camera and shaping the way we cap...

The Science of Capturing Light: A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding How Cameras Work

8 Jul 2023 7 minute read 0 comments valo

Delve into the fascinating world of camera technology   Since their invention in the early 19th century, cameras have changed the way we see, document, and remember the world. Through photography, cameras let us freeze moments and share stories that...