Diana Eftaiha
My name is Diana Eftaiha. I'm a blogger and founder of The D-Photo for Photography inspiration & articles, Camera gear, and post processing. You can follow me also follow me on Twitter.
  • Photo & Video
    Understanding & Using Ansel Adam's Zone SystemPreview
    The Zone System is a technique that was formulated by Ansel Adams and Fred Archer back in the 1930's. It is an approach to a standardized way of working that guarantees a correct exposure in every situation, even in the trickiest lighting conditions such as back lighting, extreme difference between light and shadow areas of a scene, and many similar conditions that are most likely going to throw off your camera's metering giving you a completely incorrect exposure. Today we're going to explore this system, and investigate how it can help you with your photography!Read More…
  • Code
    Apache: Aliasing and RedirectionAliasing and redirection prev img
    It's common for a client to send a request for a file that either does not exist on the server, or exists in a different location. This can occur for a variety of reasons. You might move your files around the server (or to a completely different server), or you may want to present a logical file system structure to connecting clients. Normally, these actions result in error message, but Apache's aliasing and redirection capabilities, available thanks to the mod_alias module, allow you to handle these scenarios by directing clients to the new resource location.Read More…
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    Getting Started with Film Scanning - Part 2Scanning your film images thumbnail
    In a previous post, we took a look at the main scanner types available for you to choose from in order to digitize your film captures if you plan on sharing them online for example, or even just running them through a photo-editing software for further manipulation. Today, we'll continue our journey.Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    How to Create a Sense of Depth to Your PhotosAdding a sense of depth to your photos
    Today we will take a look at how to add some sense of depth to your photographs and thus make them become alive and more interesting to the viewer. By making use of some simple but very effective factors that can be applied at the time of exposure, you can make a your picture pop. Today, we'll talk about perspective, depth of field, and framing.Read More…
  • Code
    Apache 2 Basic Configuration on Unix-Like SystemsApache 2 basic configuration prev img
    In a previous post, we had a look at the Apache HTTP server, what it is, and how it works. Today, we'll handle some of the most important Apache configuration directives, look at what they are for, and learn how to edit them, in order to mold the way our server works to our liking.Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    Getting Starting with Film ScanningPreview
    If you are shooting film getting images from camera to computer is a bit more complicated than a digital workflow. You will need develop and then scan the images to your computer if you plan on sharing them online, or even just running them through a photo-editing software. Hopefully, this article will make the process easier.Read More…
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    How to Choose the Right Photographic FilmPreview
    Today we will look at different films types made for different purposes and effects from black and white negatives, to color negatives, to slides and transparencies.Read More…
  • Code
    Apache 2 Advanced Configuration on Unix-Like SystemsPreview
    In a previous tutorial, we took a look at some of the most basic, but important, Apache configuration directives - what they are for, and how to edit them to fit our needs. For a very basic website (perhaps one with just a few static HTML pages), those simple directives might be all you need to know. Chances are, however, you need a more complex website; today we will look at some advanced directives and configuration settings.Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    An Introduction to Holga PhotographyPreview
    The Holga is a camera, first manufactured in China in 1981, made almost entirely of plastic, some even have plastic lenses. It was an invention intended for the Chinese consumer as a low-budget, everyday kind of camera for capturing family photos and portraits, but has since gathered a cult following.Read More…
  • Code
    An Introduction to ApachePrev img 200x200
    If Apache has always seemed like a black box to you, it's time to learn just what's going on behind the scenes! Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    A Complete Beginner's Guide to Photographic FilmPreview
    The vast majority of photographer's nowadays use digital cameras due to the ease of use, instant preview gratification, straight forward storage, the ease of making many copies and sharing, and many other reasons. But even so, many remain faithful to film and swear by it mainly because of its high quality and dynamic range, nostalgic and true feeling, as well as lower equipment cost.Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    Choose Your Light: Flash Guns vs. Studio StrobesPreview
    When it comes to expanding your lighting gear in order to start taking more professional, high-end studio photographs, you will initially be faced with a choice between flash guns and studio lights. The truth is there is no right or wrong, good or bad when it comes to lighting equipment. It all depends on your particular needs, as well as your budget along with many other factors that are specific to your kind of work.Read More…