Demystifying Diffractive Optics

Thirty three years ago, back when I was ten, I had a rather peculiar hobby: holography. Long time, but I still remember the difference between Leith-Upatnieks and Denisyuk methods. And of course I know the difference between diffraction and refraction!…

…But most people, including photographers, don’t. Majority of photographers are absolutely

2016-10-17T02:01:54-04:00January 27th, 2015|Categories: Professional Photography|Tags: , , , , |

Sunny One So True, I Love You!

At the beginning of the century, I formulated a “strafe blur” technique. In short, this is the way to intentionally create a dynamically blurred background while shooting with ultrawide lens. While you sidestep with the camera, your rear-synched flash (balanced to ambient) freezes the foreground, and the rest is… well,

2016-10-17T02:01:54-04:00January 23rd, 2015|Categories: Professional Photography|Tags: , , , , , , , |