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How Clean an SLR Camera Lens the Right Way

How Clean an SLR Camera Lens the Right Way

If you’re cleaning your SLR lenses once a week with a microfiber cloth, you’re doing it all wrong. Lenses are delicate things. Over-cleaning them will actually cause more harm than good. And the cheapest cleaning solutions—for example, microcloths—aren’t up to scratch. For a proper tutorial, watch this handy, informal 10-minute instructional video: The host is former movie-set […]

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Interesting Photo of the Day: Climbing to the Top of the Empire State Building

Interesting Photo of the Day: Climbing to the Top of the Empire State Building

In 2000, Vincent Laforet climbed to the top of the Empire State Building to shoot some maintenance workers fixing the iconic skyscraper’s antenna. When he reached the three-foot-wide crow’s nest at the peak, he turned around, lay down on his stomach, hooked his shoes into the gap near the needle because he wasn’t wearing a harness, held […]

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Tips for Photographing Dogs, According to the World’s Most Famous Dog Photographer

Tips for Photographing Dogs, According to the World’s Most Famous Dog Photographer

Dogs are like kids; everyone thinks theirs is the cutest in the world. But a lot of the doggie snapshots you find on social media are very generic—the mutt’s maybe got a funny expression, but the photo itself isn’t anything special. So what’s the best way to capture a dog on camera? For answers, dog-lovers must […]

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Interesting Photo of the Day: Barefoot in the City

Interesting Photo of the Day: Barefoot in the City

Photography is about atmosphere. Creating an emotional response is as important as creating a coherent image: shapes of legs, a street, cars, a dangling pair of high heels. Here, we see those things, but it’s their abstraction by silhouette and bokeh that emit a feeling of danger, seduction and mystery: Photographer Piotr Powietrzynski has made a name for himself […]

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How to Use Adapted Lenses on Mirrorless Cameras

How to Use Adapted Lenses on Mirrorless Cameras

As mirrorless cameras surge in popularity, more and more photographers are choosing not to abandon their old hardware collections. Between the heaps of film and DSLR lenses most professionals have available, why start over again with micro 4/3 lenses? In the video below, Mark Ryan Sallee from Michromatic explains everything you could possibly need to know about […]

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What Exactly is a “Stop” in Photography?

What Exactly is a “Stop” in Photography?

Have you ever wondered what exactly a “stop” is, or why photographers gauge light that way? This video, by Joshua Cripps, makes it all too clear how to talk and measure light like a pro: The first thing to note is that a stop is not a constant measurement, like a foot or an ounce. Instead, it’s a relative measure […]

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A Quick Explanation of HDR Photography

A Quick Explanation of HDR Photography

We hear the term “HDR” a lot. Some people love it; others hate it. There’s no shortage of tutorials on how to pull it off. But what exactly is it? In this quick six-minute tutorial by TechQuickie, you can learn what HDR is and what it means to post-process a shot that way: What is HDR? HDR stands for […]

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Tips for Taking Great Running Photos

Tips for Taking Great Running Photos

Capturing action shots is never easy. It’s all about finding the right balance between exposure and aperture, and the fact that bodies are moving quickly and beyond your control can make the shoot feel nerve-wracking. This video does a solid job of calming those nerves and breaking the process down into what is ultimately a very simple photo […]

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Interesting Photo of the Day: A Fisherman Casts His Net

Interesting Photo of the Day: A Fisherman Casts His Net

The world is filled with terrific photographers unknown to the world, usually because they don’t speak perfect English or live in parts of the world where only a handful of artists can scrape together a living. Suloara Allokendek from Jakarta, Indonesia, is one such person. You probably haven’t heard of him, but his collection of breathtaking images […]

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Interesting Photo of the Day: A Bird’s-Eye Wedding Portrait

Interesting Photo of the Day: A Bird’s-Eye Wedding Portrait

It’s what every couple wants from a wedding photographer: someone dedicated and passionate, who goes above and beyond expectations. Here’s one that takes that philosophy dangerously literally: The shot was snapped by South Dakotan wedding photographer Wes Eisenhaur, whose style of rustic simplicity feels at once classic and strikingly contemporary. He’s clearly got an eye for odd angles: “They thought I was […]

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