Four Ways Dust Can Negatively Impact Your Photography

Dust is the enemy of photographers in many ways, and unfortunately, it is just about everywhere. This excellent video discusses four ways dust affects your work and how to better deal with it before it detracts from the quality of your images. 

Coming to you from Beyond Photography, this helpful video discusses four different ways dust affects your photography and how to deal with the issue. It can be extremely tedious to remove dust from your images, as it can take a long time to find every speck and clone it out, especially if you have a large batch of photos to edit, and as such, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. One thing that every photographer should have in their bag is a rocket blower, but another thing I have learned to carry over the years is a lint roller. It can be easy to overlook just how much dust, hair, lint, and debris our clothes accumulate over the course of a day, and while we might not notice it in passing, it becomes readily apparent when you take a photo, and it can be really time-consuming to clone it all out. A quick pass with a lint roller can make a huge difference. Check out the video above for the full rundown. 

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Never Mind's picture

9 minutes for this? Really?

Mark English's picture

Dust! Drives me nuts as well...

Never Mind's picture

Well, You can notice most dust just by closing down the aperture and then wipe it out. But somehow he ignored the most annoying one: you can also have dust in the viewfinder (EVF) of mirrorless cameras (he claims the only issue is the LCD there unlike dslr), and it requires sending the camera for a repair....