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Light Painting Photography Tools

Light Painting Photography Tools

Light painting is a creative way to explore photography when you’ve gotten bored with taking all those standard or cliché photos and have gotten to grips with the features of your sophisticated DSLR camera. While the activity is most commonly referred to as light painting, there are actually two distinct styles: Light Painting This is […]

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10 DSLR Camera Features You Should Know

10 DSLR Camera Features You Should Know

Here are 10 features of your DSLR camera that you should know. They will help improve you as a photographer. 1. Shooting Modes Aperture Priority Mode Aperture Priority Mode lets you control / adjust the aperture while the camera takes charge of determining the shutter speed, based upon the other settings (including the aperture). Adjusting the […]

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DSLR Camera Cleaning & Maintenance Tips

DSLR Camera Cleaning & Maintenance Tips

Okay, so you’ve just shelled out your hard-earned coin for a sophisticated (codename for “expensive”) digital camera. Even if you’ve done the sensible thing and purchased a quality camera bag or backpack to keep it in one piece when not in use, you’ve only taken the first of two important steps toward keeping your camera […]

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5 Exercises to Help You Understand Histograms

5 Exercises to Help You Understand Histograms

If you’re on the hunt for your first DSLR camera, or you’ve just purchased a DSLR and you’re new to digital photography, chances are you’ve been on the internet and watched one or two videos about things you should know or might want to know in order to get the most out of your camera—these […]

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Avoid These 10 Newbie Photographer Fails

Avoid These 10 Newbie Photographer Fails

There’s an awful lot of things to learn when you get your very first camera, especially if it’s an ultra-modern, sophisticated DSLR, with shed-loads of features. So, it’s not surprising that mistakes will be made by many a newbie photographer. Here’s a short list of ten common mistakes: 1. Flashing from a Distance Flash can […]

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Flash Photography: Taking Photos With vs. Without Flash

Flash Photography: Taking Photos With vs. Without Flash

Without flash: When taking photos without flash, you’re relying on the image sensor being sensitive enough to capture as much information about the scene as possible, based upon the available light—whether that’s ambient light from the sun, whether the sun is shining directly or being diffused through cloud cover. The larger the sensor, the more […]

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Choosing Camera Lens Filters & Stepping Rings

Choosing Camera Lens Filters & Stepping Rings

When you first get your brand new, expensive and sophisticated DSLR camera, you may be forgiven for thinking that’s all you really need to take good photos… and, for a time, you’re content to explore the myriad of features and settings that festoon the outer body of the camera, as well as those hidden among […]

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10 Tips for How to Take Better Photos

10 Tips for How to Take Better Photos

Here are ten ways you can improve your photography. 1. Select the Correct Lens and Use It Appropriately Wide angle lenses, telephoto lenses, macro lenses, fish eye lenses; they all produce different results and impact differently on your image, particularly in relation to the proximity to your subject. For instance, wide angle lenses tend to […]

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Tripods and Tripod Alternatives for Photographers

Tripods and Tripod Alternatives for Photographers

When you’re new to photography, whether you’re using an old film camera or a modern digital SLR, for a time, you may be content just to roam about with camera in hand. Many modern DSLR camera lenses have built-in optical image stabilization, which helps counteract the movement you may inadvertently introduce, despite trying your best […]

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10 Photography Mistakes to Avoid

10 Photography Mistakes to Avoid

Here are ten common photography mistakes to avoid to take your photos to the next level. Mistake #1: Combining Light & Shadow A good example of the mistake of combining light and shadow into photographs can be seen when family photos are taken outdoors. They might be in a really nice location, but the one […]

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