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Back Up Photos or Risk Losing Them

Back Up Photos or Risk Losing Them

I realize the title is a bit harsh, but it’s the reality. You can develop a regular and systematic way of backing up all your photos—or face losing them. If your photos are all on one laptop or PC, one day you’re going to push a button and nothing is going to happen, or you’ll […]

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Understanding the Limits of Autofocus on Digital Cameras

Understanding the Limits of Autofocus on Digital Cameras

Automatic focus (AF) has come a long way in modern cameras. Leica came out with some of the first patents for AF back in the mid-1970s and some of the early attempts to implement the feature on a wide basis were less than stellar. Most used either infrared light or sound to measure the distance […]

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Breaking Photography Rules

Breaking Photography Rules

Photography is one field that rewards people for breaking the rules. Are you a visual rebel? Like to push boundaries? Pick up a camera. But before you break the basic rules of photography, you have to learn them. There’s a time to follow the rules and a time to throw out the rule book; experience that will help you choose between the two. One of the most basic rules of composition calls for the subject to align along the lines that would be used to divide the photo into nine equal pieces. The Rule of Thirds also says strong lines, like the horizon, should be aligned along the same grid markers, depending on where you want the viewer’s attention focused.

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