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How Does Auto-Focusing Work?

How Does Auto-Focusing Work?

The science behind camera auto-focusing systems can be an intimidating subject for a beginner. In this short video Techquickie attempts to unravel the mumbo-jumbo: There are many different types of auto-focusing systems. They can be broadly broken down into two basic types: active and passive. Spoiler: All DSLR cameras use one or more forms of […]

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Manual Settings for Beginner Photographers

Manual Settings for Beginner Photographers

Recently an intern joined me and drove me up the wall with questions about manual settings for photogra​​phy. Questions like ​”What zoom range should I adjust my lens to shoot a portrait and a group photo. Isn’t shutter speed useless?​” drove me absolutely nuts!​ Before I shunned him away, I realized that there are no […]

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How a DSLR Shutter Works

How a DSLR Shutter Works

You probably know everything there is to know about your DSLR, including the way the shutter mechanism works. But have you ever had the opportunity to look at it in its bare form? The way the system works without the clutter of the rest of the components and contraptions added to the camera? Chris Marquardt […]

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How to Quickly Cull and Rate Your Photographs in Lightroom

How to Quickly Cull and Rate Your Photographs in Lightroom

This article is a general overview of the catalog organization lessons from the new Lightroom for Landscapes Program (currently 70% off) if you’d like to learn more on how to master the fantastic world of Lightroom. One of the most powerful, but commonly overlooked, features of Lightroom is the ability to quickly cull and rate […]

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Tip for Photographing New Landscape Locations

Tip for Photographing New Landscape Locations

Location scouting and planning are too important for landscape photographers to ignore. However, in a real-world scenario, scouting locations may not always be possible. This is especially true whenever you visit a place that you’ve never been to before. So how do you go about taking photos when you are visiting a new location? Photographer […]

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New: Lightroom for Landscapes Course

New: Lightroom for Landscapes Course

By breaking down even the most advanced techniques into simple steps. Professional landscape photographer Christopher O’Donnell shows you how to use Lightroom with focus, intent, and direction to create your very best landscapes. Stop hoping for the best with hit-or-miss techniques and develop a faster, easier, and more enjoyable darkroom workflow custom for you. Currently […]

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3 Simple Steps for Your First Portrait Lighting Setup

3 Simple Steps for Your First Portrait Lighting Setup

Many beginner photographers find working with flash daunting. In practice, if you just pay attention to a few basic concepts, things aren’t so complicated. Whether you’ve recently got yourself a simple speedlight or a proper flash, photographer Gavin Hoey with Adorama is here to show you how you can set up your first light in […]

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Why Aperture Priority Is the Best Mode for Wedding Photography

Why Aperture Priority Is the Best Mode for Wedding Photography

“Real pros shoot manual.” If I had a penny for every time I had heard this in a photography forum, I could have given up wedding photography years ago and bought my own island. The sad fact is that photography forums are not really a great place to learn about photography. More often than not, […]

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Photography Weather Conditions: To Go or Not to Go

Photography Weather Conditions: To Go or Not to Go

Have you had one of those moments when one part of your brain tells you to stay inside while the other part persistently tries to push and shove you out the front door? Well, we all experience mixed feelings when we’re in an intense fight with ourselves. For every time that we do head out to make images, there […]

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5 Tips to Improve Your Photography

5 Tips to Improve Your Photography

The following tips represent the top five things that have helped me the most to develop as a photographer, and I continually refer to these to further my development. I hope they can help you along your own journey, too. 1. Study images captured by the best photographers in your field. It sounds simple but […]

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