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Understanding Focal Lengths

Understanding Focal Lengths

Focal length is the distance between the optical center of a lens and the point where it converges a beam of light to form a sharp image. In photography, the focal length of the lens determines the field of view and the magnification of the subject. Understanding focal lengths and their uses can allow you […]

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Wild Bird Photography Tips

Wild Bird Photography Tips

Capturing great wild bird photos can be challenging at times, but with good preparation, the right equipment, and a few simple tips, it can also be quite fun and rewarding. What follows are our top tips for capturing better stock wild bird photos. Know Your Venue If you’re hoping to capture some great wild bird […]

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Cameras are Better Now Than They Have Ever Been

Cameras are Better Now Than They Have Ever Been

Cameras manufacturers market new products in a way that makes you feel like you have to have the latest and the greatest equipment to improve your photography. And many people fall into the trap. But if you think about it, every famous photograph was made with a camera that was less advanced than any modern […]

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How to Bounce a Flash: Professional Guide

How to Bounce a Flash: Professional Guide

So… you get pretty good results shooting in natural light, but every time you use your flash, you suck. Washed out faces and dark backgrounds, yuck! You know it’s time to master flash lighting, but who can afford expensive studio lights, soft boxes, backgrounds, etc.? You don’t need all that stuff to get professional results. […]

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5 Tips for Photography in Harsh Lighting Conditions

5 Tips for Photography in Harsh Lighting Conditions

Photographers love to shoot during the golden hours for multiple reasons. The soft light creates soft shadows and the vibrant colors pop to life. However, we can’t expect ideal shooting conditions all the time, can we? For most of the day, the sun can be harsh, which makes taking photos a real challenge. Photographer Kayleigh […]

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Rule of Thirds: Breaking it When Necessary

Rule of Thirds: Breaking it When Necessary

While rules like the Rule of Thirds and the Golden Mean have been practiced for a long time and advocated in many articles and books, in real life situations, they can become inhibiting factors. On average, when photography is done for friends and family, we don’t have much scope for applying these rules. Even in […]

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Are You Making These Portrait Photography Mistakes?

Are You Making These Portrait Photography Mistakes?

Portrait photography is a difficult art. It requires you to bring together not only your skills in photography but also your interpersonal skills. Photographer Miguel Quiles from Adorama breaks down the top three mistakes that portrait photographers tend to make and how to solve them: 1. Lack of communication Not communicating with the model is probably one […]

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Macro Photography Equipment Guide and Tips

Macro Photography Equipment Guide and Tips

There are a number of ways to get into macro photography ranging from inexpensive to outrageously expensive. Tough decisions to make, especially for someone who doesn’t make their living from photography. If you decide you want to explore macro photography you have a number of options. I have listed these options starting with what I […]

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Sony Camera Factory Tour

Sony Camera Factory Tour

Richard Sibley from Photo Gear News recently visited the Sony factories in Japan and Thailand. He was allowed into the Japan factory where the A9 sensor is made, as well as inside the Thailand factory where the A9 is assembled. Of course he wasn’t allowed to film in certain areas, nor document certain proprietary processes […]

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Night or Low Light Photography Tips

Night or Low Light Photography Tips

Twilight is a magical time. Just because the sun is down doesn’t mean you should put away your camera. When the sun sets, a different looking world exists for photographers. Colors don’t appear the way they do in daylight. Instead, colors display based on your camera’s white balance setting and how that setting matches the […]

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