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How to Choose the Correct Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO

How to Choose the Correct Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO

The previous article in this four part series about moving beyond the P Mode on your DSLR explained what your camera assumes about the quantity of light when being used in Program mode and that combinations of shutter speed and different apertures can result in the same amount of light reaching your DSLR’s sensor. This […]

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Self Portrait Tutorial in the Chiaroscuro Style

Self Portrait Tutorial in the Chiaroscuro Style

As a photographer don’t you just hate it when you’re stuck indoors due to bad weather? Well, being indoors doesn’t necessarily mean that you can’t get your creative juices flowing. Using a simple equipment setup and modeling by yourself can be a good way to pass time effectively when you’re stuck indoors. In this video, […]

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How to Use Photography Metering for Vivid Images

How to Use Photography Metering for Vivid Images

Most digital cameras share common features like exposure modes and focus settings. Various metering modes are found in all DSLRs. They offer different ways of reading the light values coming into a camera and determining the proper expsoure. Metering mode can also be defined as “the area in the viewfinder that is metered.” In the […]

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Tutorial on How to do Dark Food Photography

Tutorial on How to do Dark Food Photography

In order to keep the viewer engaged with the main subject in the photo, one approach that a photographer can take is to play with light and shadows. By illuminating the main subject and by keeping the rest of the scenario under shadow to give a dark and moody look, a photographer can direct the […]

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Using Your Digital SLR Camera Beyond the P Mode

Using Your Digital SLR Camera Beyond the P Mode

First of all, what is the P mode? Your camera is blind to the world and has to make a lot of assumptions about it including how much light is out there, where to focus, how fast your subject is moving and the ideal depth of field (or how much in front and behind your […]

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How to Use & Read a Histogram While Photo Editing

How to Use & Read a Histogram While Photo Editing

Have you ever wondered what the rising and falling diagram you see on your camera LCD and in editing programs is? This chart is a histogram, which displays the range of tones in your image from dark to light. Nathaniel Dodson from tutvid explains the importance of histograms and how he uses them in Photoshop: You can […]

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Which Lens Should I Buy for My DSLR Camera?

Which Lens Should I Buy for My DSLR Camera?

One of the most important advantages of DSLR cameras is the ability to use different lenses. However deciding on which lens to buy and which lens is suitable for a specific type of photography is a bit difficult. In this article we learn about the advantages and the main purposes of specific types of lenses. […]

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Are You Progressing as a Photographer? Here are 5 Signs

Are You Progressing as a Photographer? Here are 5 Signs

How can you tell whether or not you’re improving as a photographer? Mark Denney shares five self-analysis tools that will show you if your photograph skills are getting better: 1. Better Composition One of the easiest way to assess whether your compositional skills are improving is to revisit your old photographs. Many times after the […]

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Cleaning and Maintaining Your Digital Single Lens Reflex Camera

Cleaning and Maintaining Your Digital Single Lens Reflex Camera

Despite how meticulous and careful I am with my equipment, it always amazes me how quickly dust, fingerprints, and overall grime builds up on and inside my camera bodies and even on lenses. Casual photographers will probably not immediately notice problems with dirt until little specs begin showing up on final images. Oftentimes it’s when […]

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Tips for Cute Dog Photos

Tips for Cute Dog Photos

Dog photographs usually take the internet by storm. As cute as all those images on social media are, it can sometimes be really difficult as a photographer to capture those images because of  dogs’ playful and energetic nature. Tony & Chelsea Northrup provide some tips for taking great pictures of puppies, dogs, kittens, cats, or other […]

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