Epson Launches Print Academy YouTube Channel to Highlight the Importance of Print

The Epson Print Academy channel will be a repository of educational content not only for photographers, but also other professional imaging markets using the company’s products.

Not everyone prints their photos these days, but photographers will always want and work with printed matter. Those would like to learn more about getting optimum prints to best showcase their work may find Epson’s newly launched YouTube channel helpful. Promising to be a platform where you’ll find a variety of videos designed to both educate and inspire, this could be one of the useful resources to fuel your creativity and get those projects going.

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The Difference Between an F-Stop And a T-Stop

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The most popularly known imaging parameter to measure the amount of light coming through the lens is an F-Stop, referring to the aperture of the lens. However, not many people know what a T-Stop (the light transmittance rate) means and how that is significant in comparison to the F-Stop. We have found this short and simple video by Channel 8 explaining the difference between F-Stop and T-Stop, and why that matters.

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How ND Filters (Neutral Density) Work And When To Use Them

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A Neutral Density (ND) filter is an extremely useful tool for both still shooting and video recording purposes. However, many newcomers to the photography world may not understand what an ND filter is and how to use it. We have found this extremely easy to digest Youtube video made by Fadzai Saungweme in Perth, Australia, explaining what an ND filter can do and in what situations we need to use one.

An ND filter is a filter that reduces the amount of light that enters the lens. A good ND filter will reduce the intensity of all wavelengths and all colors of light, resulting in images captured without any hue or color shifting. The video introduces us to a screw-on filter onto the lens, which is a variable ND filter that changes from ND2 to ND400. The rating of ND numbers and what they mean are also explained with a simple chart showing that the bigger the ND numbers, the larger amount of light is being cut from entering the lens, resulting in a darker image.  Continue reading…