Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Resolution is no fun. It took me years of coursework and studying and trial and error before I finally felt comfortable with resolution. (That was, of course, prior to the internet era where an explanation of everything is only a click away.) Resolution is such a huge topic, it deserves its own magazine and workshop series and maybe even a TV show. But of course, resolution is not a lot of fun… so, alas, it will never get what it deserves. Instead we need to find little glimpses of insight online via stories like this one at the Light Stalking blog. It's a rough guide to resolution, courtesy of Jason Row, and it's an easy-to-understand explanation of image resolution from megapixels to image size. It'll help you answer the ever important "what exactly is high resolution" question, and it will give you the confidence that comes from understanding this straightforward but very important (and somewhat nuanced) photographic essential.