What is the difference between a Speedlight and a Speedlite?

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a Speedlight and a Speedlite?

Trivial camera question right?

When I heard the question, I had to know.

Before I heard the question, I didn’t even know there was a difference.

Like in high school, when I had to sound out the word light for my English class… L I T E, right?  Or is it R I T E

Now that I know the difference between Speedlight and Speedlite, it’s something to stump photographer buddies with at the bar while sharing our latest portfolio images on iPads and betting beers on the right answer.

So, what is the difference between a Speedlight and a Speedlite you ask?  Continue reading What is the difference between a Speedlight and a Speedlite?

What are the FX, DX and APS-C sensor size dimensions and crop factors for 35 mm DSLRs?

APS-C” is the acronym for “Advanced Photo System – Classic“.

Remember Kodak 35mm film?

35mm film had two sets of sprocket holes and was often packaged in the “135 film cartridge”…

One set of sprocket holes ran along the top edge of the film strip and one set ran along the bottom edge, horizontally along the length of the entire strip.

Standard 35mm film’s exposure area was landscape format.

  • 36 mm along the film strip
  • 24 mm across the film strip
  • in between these two sets of sprocket holes

So, why is a 36 mm x 24 mm film called 35 mm?  It is Continue reading What are the FX, DX and APS-C sensor size dimensions and crop factors for 35 mm DSLRs?

The Line between Art Nude and Pornographic Obscene, Where is it?

Green Snake, White Stripes, Bound Girl, BDSM, Colar, Red Head, Bow and Arrow, Cupid's Bow
Snake in Orchard - Click to see larger view

Sometimes it can be down right entertaining to see the vehemence with which a person will share exactly what the difference is between a fine classy nude and a base piece of obscenity.

Now what changes is the how this story plays out in different parts of the world, by culture, by sex of the person with the opinion, by religion,  education, political persuasion, and on and on and on.

What do you feel is the difference?  Love to hear your comments. Continue reading The Line between Art Nude and Pornographic Obscene, Where is it?