Ana

About Ana

Physicist in Love with Photography

Single-Lens Reflex

SLR. Surely, you are familiar with those letters. But do you know what they stand for? Click through to find out and learn about the physics behind it. Optics is the reason you can look through your SLR viewfinder and see exactly what your photograph will look like.

By | 12th February 2015|Favourites, Optics|6 Comments

Tiny Planet Calculations

Would you like to learn about the distortion process involved in creating a tiny planet? Are you interested in how I coded the distortion in Matlab? Click through to learn how the pixels in a tiny planet stretch and watch an animation.

By | 18th December 2014|Computation, Tiny Planets|2 Comments

Gravity

If you drop two very different objects from the same height will they land at the same time? And if you repeat this in vacuum will the result be different? Click throught to find out the answer with Newton's laws of motion and universal gravitation!

By | 6th November 2014|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Blue Sky

Have you ever wondered why the sky is blue, the sun is yellow and sunrises/sunsets are red? This is due to Rayleigh scattering from the air molecules. The molecules scatter more blue light than red light so when looking at the sky it seems blue! Click through to learn more.

By | 21st October 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tiny Planets From Scratch

Would you like to learn the secret art of making tiny planets? They are magical and enchanting. Click through to find out how to create your own tiny planet in Photoshop in just 6 simple steps :) It's easy peasy and very addictive hehe.

By | 9th October 2014|Favourites, Photography Tips, Tiny Planets|1 Comment

Depth Of Field

How can objects at different distances be in focus at the same time in your camera? Why does the lens aperture size determine the depth of field of your photograph? Does it depend on anything else? Click through to learn about the physics behind it.

By | 2nd October 2014|Favourites, Optics|5 Comments

Computational Bokeh

I have been challenging myself and trying to add funky shaped bokeh to photographs in post-processing. This is done using the convolution product. Click through to learn about how this works and see the results of my programing efforts.

By | 25th September 2014|Bokeh, Computation|2 Comments

Bokehliciousness

I have the secret to getting cool funky shaped bokeh in your images. But if I tell you it won't be a secret anymore... Oh dear! I guess we'll just have to keep it between you and me then hehe. Click through to read more about heart and other shapes bokeh and the physics behind it.

By | 18th September 2014|Bokeh, Favourites|7 Comments
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