Photo Cornucopia        

Photo Cornucopia is a resource for photographic information, but mostly of the esoteric kind.


Car Photography, Lighting and Techniques

Automotive Photography 1: An overview
Automotive Photography 2: Equipment primer
Automotive Photography 3: Concepts
Automotive Photography 4: Composition
Automotive Photography 5: Locations
Automotive photography 6: Detail shots
Automotive photography 7: How to photograph an engine bay
Automotive photography 8: How to photograph a car interior
Automotive photography 9: Panning, rolling and action shots
Automotive photography 10: How to photograph black cars
Automotive Lighting 1: An overview
Automotive Lighting 2: Using filters
Automotive Lighting 3: Using flash
Automotive Lighting 4:
Shadows and light spill
Automotive Lighting 5:
Specular reflections or highlights
Automotive Lighting 6: Selecting Flash equipment
Automotive Lighting 7: Shooting at night
Automotive Lighting 8:
Painting with Light
Automotive Lighting 9: Studio techniques
Automotive Lighting 10: Color Temperature
Automotive Lighting 11: Using Reflectors
Battery powered 18 Watt fluorescent light for light painting cars
Battery powered 36 Watt fluorescent light for light painting cars

Rig Shots 1: What is a 'rig shot' ?
Rig Shots 2: Rigs for automotive photography
Rig Shots 3: A brief history of rig shots
Rig Shots 4: Partial Rig Shots
Rig Shots 5: Full Car Rig Shots
Rig Shots 6: The mechanics of rig shots
Rig Shots 7:
Rig shots are not for the foolhardy
Rig Shots 8: Do Vacuum Cups damage paint or panels?
Rig Shots 9: Selecting the optimum shutter speed for rig shots
Rig Shots 10: Composition and locations for rig shots
Rig Shots 11: Filters for rig shots
Rig Shots 12: Common problems, dust flare, vignetting

Vintage Photography Books

Books, The Ilford Manual of Photography


Alternative, Legacy or Manual Focus lenses, an overview
The Big List of Enlarging Lenses
Catadioptric or mirror lens Bokeh, how to create it
Computar dL Enlarging Lenses
Computar dL 4.5/90 Enlarging Lens
Computar dL 5.6/135 Enlarging Lens

Fractional F-Stops compared, or, how fast is F1.2?
Fujinon EX Enlarging lenses
Komuranon-E Enlarging Lenses
Komuranon-S Enlarging Lenses
Lens Test: Industar 50-2 50mm F3.5
Lens Test: 28mm Lenses Compared. Vignetting Test

Minolta C.E. Rokkor-X Enlarging Lenses
Polarizing filters, do they reduce image quality?
Which lens is 'best'?
Testing and comparing lenses, a 'how to' guide


Long exposures and sensor noise with Canon 5D2
Time Lapse, Time Lapse flicker with Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) cameras
Time Lapse, Modifying the TC-80N3 Intervalometer to disable the auto focus activation function

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