Making PVC Look Like Wood I came up with this simple trick to give PVC pipe a realistic wood texture when I built a few plastic didgeridoos a couple of years ago. It would also work for theater, home decor or backyard tiki-bars! This is a simple and cheap
Manual Exposure Cheatsheet - Master manual photography with your digital SLR. We figured it was only appropriate for our first post to give something back. This exposure cheat sheet covers the basics of mastering manual exposure with a SLR camera.
Lenses with longer focal lengths are slower (have smaller maximum apertures) than wide-angle lenses. That's why photographers mostly use wider lenses in low-light situations -- they gather more light and help create sharper images.