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Understanding Bit Depth in Image Files

Understanding Bit Depth in Image Files

Terms like 8-bit, 10-bit, and 14-bit are commonly used in camera forums. But do you understand what bit depth really is and how it affects images? Here’s a short video from ZY Productions explaining everything you need to know about bit depth: Bit depth (not to be confused with bit rate) relates to the amount […]

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How to Use Aperture Priority Mode on Your DSLR

How to Use Aperture Priority Mode on Your DSLR

People who invest in a digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera make their purchase for many reasons, but most want more control over their shots. People may envision themselves selecting the appropriate lens, taking light measurements, setting the controls, and snapping the perfect photograph on the first try. Unfortunately, most people want to have more […]

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Tips for Easy Macro Photography

Tips for Easy Macro Photography

Macro photography is a specialized genre of photography wherein you take life-size or more magnified images of your subjects. It usually requires a specialized lens, a bit of technical know-how, and quite a lot of patience. For beginners, in the absence of proper guidance, the experience of learning macro photography can be daunting. So, if […]

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How to Capture Really Sharp Photos

How to Capture Really Sharp Photos

One of the most frustrating experiences for a photographer is to get home from a photo trip with some great images only to find that some of the images are not sharp. To help solve this problem, this article covers seven things that a photographer can do to create really sharp images. Tripod When it […]

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10 Nature Photography Tips for Beginners

10 Nature Photography Tips for Beginners

One of the many beautiful aspects of nature is that it’s ever-changing. The color of the surroundings changes with the seasons, and this allows nature photographers to capture the various moods of nature. Photographer Gary Reed shares some great beginner tips for nature photography: During the entire shoot, Reed uses his Sony A7RIII with the Tamron 300mm […]

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Focal Points: The Smallest Important Elements in a Photo

Focal Points: The Smallest Important Elements in a Photo

This article is based on concepts from The Advanced Composition Guide if you want to dig deeper for further training. One of the challenges that we face as photographers is the ability to create a meaningful composition path through our photographs. The effort needs to be recognizable to many different minds to reach a broad […]

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Tripods and Tripod Alternatives for Photographers

Tripods and Tripod Alternatives for Photographers

When you’re new to photography, whether you’re using an old film camera or a modern digital SLR, for a time, you may be content just to roam about with camera in hand. Many modern DSLR camera lenses have built-in optical image stabilization, which helps counteract the movement you may inadvertently introduce, despite trying your best […]

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The Five Levels of Becoming a Better Photographer

The Five Levels of Becoming a Better Photographer

Once you pick up a camera and start taking photos, the journey to becoming a better photographer is not a simple one. It is a roller coaster ride and you’re sure to face a lot of hurdles along the way. If you want to take photos that provoke feelings and emotions—photos that really make your […]

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How to Hold a Camera for Sharp Photos

How to Hold a Camera for Sharp Photos

Blur or lack of sharpness due to camera shake is a common problem for many photographers. It’s caused by the movement of the hand(s) holding camera itself. It can cause you to take a completely useless photo from a good opportunity. Luckily, holding a camera correctly is not that hard. You can find many guides […]

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Lens Hoods: How to Make Your Own Tutorial

Lens Hoods: How to Make Your Own Tutorial

A lens hood is a simple tool that does some important work. Its primary purpose is to block direct light from striking the front element of the lens. This reduces unwanted flares and ghosting, thereby boosting contrast. It also helps in protecting the front element of the lens. In this video, COOPH presents a hack to […]

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