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Don’t Be Afraid of High ISO on Modern DSLR Cameras

Don’t Be Afraid of High ISO on Modern DSLR Cameras

As the internet grows and grows, photography tutorials are becoming more and more abundant. All that information can be a good thing, but it can also create problems as it sometimes has the magical effect of turning one’s opinion to fact over time. Read around about digital photography and you will come across the ‘stock’ advice […]

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Aperture: Get Creative

Aperture: Get Creative

Focusing on Aperture The primary purpose of the aperture setting is to regulate the amount of light that passes through the lens. Along with the shutter speed, it determines the quantity of light that reaches the camera’s sensor (or film) and forms a third of the ‘exposure triangle’. But, of more interest to most photographers is […]

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Why a Standard Lens is Perfect for Street and Travel Photography

Why a Standard Lens is Perfect for Street and Travel Photography

Standard lenses (also called normal lenses) have a kind of mystique amongst photographers. Perhaps it’s because Henri Cartier-Bresson was famous for using one, maybe it has something to do with nostalgia for the times when most cameras came with a 50mm kit lens rather than the zooms that are common today. Regardless, if you are […]

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How to be Creative with a Wide Angle Lens

How to be Creative with a Wide Angle Lens

Wide angle lenses have tremendous creative potential. The way they affect perspective and line helps you make dynamic and exciting images. Yet, care is required to get the best out of them. It takes a little thought to avoid the messy compositions characteristic of photos taken with wide angle lenses by careless photographers. These tips […]

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Shutter Speed: Get Creative

Shutter Speed: Get Creative

The shutter speed setting on your camera has two purposes. The first is to help you obtain the correct exposure. The second—and this is the one of interest to creative photographers—is to determine the way that the camera records movement. Freezing Motion This is perhaps the most obvious example. You can use fast shutter speeds […]

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6 Reasons to Try Long Exposure Photography

6 Reasons to Try Long Exposure Photography

The purchase of a nine stop neutral density filter two years ago changed my approach to landscape photography. It allowed me to take photos using shutter speeds of one minute or longer and gave me a new way of photographing the sea (I live on the coast at the bottom of New Zealand’s North Island). […]

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How to Use Virtual Copies in Lightroom

How to Use Virtual Copies in Lightroom

Imagine that you have just processed a color image and that you are happy with the result. But you’d also like to experiment with it a little. Perhaps you’re curious to see how it will look if you convert it to black and white. Maybe you’d like to give it a different look using a […]

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How to Use the Tone Curve Panel for B&W Photography in Lightroom

How to Use the Tone Curve Panel for B&W Photography in Lightroom

The Tone Curve panel is for adjusting RGB and color curves. There are a couple of interesting uses for curves relating specifically to black and white photography that I’d like to explore a little deeper here. The first is using the RGB curve to reduce shadow contrast. The darkest point in the image becomes mid […]

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10 Pieces of Advice for New Lightroom Users

10 Pieces of Advice for New Lightroom Users

If you are new to Lightroom then it can be a bit overwhelming. As an experienced Lightroom user, there are things that I wish I had known when I started using the software. Here’s a list of the ten most important. 1. Store All Your Raw Files in a Single Master Folder Lightroom is designed […]

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Programmed Auto: A Helpful Overlooked Exposure Mode on DSLR Cameras

Programmed Auto: A Helpful Overlooked Exposure Mode on DSLR Cameras

In order to be a truly creative photographer, you need to take your camera out of the automatic exposure modes and put it into either Programmed Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority or Manual mode. These four modes give you total control over the camera settings that make up exposure: aperture, shutter priority and ISO. Out […]

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