Cleaning Your Sensor

Cleaning my sensor didn’t happen on the 27-2-2011 my birthday morning; I am not sure how my sensor got that filthy!

I liked the image I had taken that morning, and it took me just under an hour to remove all the dust marks!

On my birthday!

Here’s a tip keep a clean sensor; it takes just five minutes of cleaning. Damn!

What causes those pecky spots that sometimes appear in photographs?

Common for professional photographers who change their lens regularly. 

It often happens if you change your lenses and switch your cameras while on a shoot.  

These spots are unavoidable and will always occur no matter what or where you are shooting. 

There is a sensor cleaning function on most cameras these days to avoid the issue, mostly in newer cameras. 

However, sometimes this handy little feature will not do the job. 

Camera sensor cleaning is a chore that all photographers have to deal with every so often.

Hopefully not on your birthday though. 

What is sensor dust all about?

Little dust particle that gets into your camera and sticks to your sensor. 

Unfortunately, the camera sensor attracts dust and will get a build-up of particles if you don’t pay attention. 

Inevitably I suggest that you clean your camera’s sensor every so often, or once you start to discern those annoying spots on your photos.

If you’re not professionally selling your photos, sensor dust isn’t a big deal. As long as you’re satisfied with the images, you can crop them out (if they’re near the edges) or use Photoshop to get rid of them.

These quick fixes aren’t advisable since it would be too time-consuming to have to edit out sensor dust in every single picture.

If you do this for a living, you’ll have to keep your camera’s sensor clean at all times.

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