Category Archives: Equipment

NEUTRAL DENSITY FILTER TIPS FOR LONG EXPOSURES DURING THE DAY ~ Sudipta Shaw

In this article, I will discuss an important topic in photography. Although this can be treated as an intermediate to advanced technique, I will try to keep it as simple as possible to make it seem like a piece of … Continue reading

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32 tips and tricks to make a basic camera more powerful ~ Matt Golocwzynski

Most of us dream about owning a camera that’s more capable that the one we currently use, but there’s a good chance we’re not using our current kit to the fullest. Today’s cameras are sophisticated tools and even cheaper, basic … Continue reading

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How to understand everything written on your camera’s memory card ~ Matt Golowczynski

Memory cards are straightforward in use: you just pop them in your camera, format them and you’re off. Trying to make sense of their various figures and symbols, however, is another story. The situation has become more problematic in recent … Continue reading

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THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO CROP FACTOR ~ Chelsea Lothrop

In the photography world, whether you just became a part of it or you have been shooting for a while, the term crop factor is something that comes up very often. Since there are so many cameras and camera systems … Continue reading

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Lighting 103: Using Gels to Shift the Ambient ~ Strobist

Abstract: By combining a white balance shift in your camera with a complementary gelling of your flash, you can easily and efficiently alter the ambient color temperature of an entire environment. In addition to controlling the color of light from … Continue reading

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To the edge of the world ~ Mitchell Kanashkevich

“Don’t go! You’ll get lost! The road is horrible! There are bad people! ”For a few seconds the words of the hotel owner’s wife made me a little concerned and then… they made me want to go even more. I was planning a trip … Continue reading

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Action Photography: AF Modes for Nikon Cameras (Video Tutorial) ~ Rajib Mukerjee

If you get action photography right, it’s extremely gratifying. All those breathtaking images of fast action are pretty intriguing. If you don’t get it right, you end up with a lot of unwanted blur and missed opportunities. In this video, … Continue reading

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How to Clean a Camera Lens ~ Vivian Liu

Dust happens. It’s inevitable and you just have to make peace with the fact it’s going to end up on your lenses. Of course, many other substances like oils from your fingers, the elements, food, or whatever you pick up … Continue reading

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DSLR vs. Mirrorless Cameras (Video Tutorial) ~ Rajib Mukherjee

Time and again there have been debates about the effectiveness of mirrorless camera systems over DSLRs (or is it the other way around?). With arguments placed on both sides, the matter is beyond a concrete resolution in the foreseeable future. … Continue reading

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5 Important Focal Lengths to Know and the Benefits of Each ~ Jason Checkla

Please note: all focal lengths mentioned in this article are in reference to 35mm full frame sensors. There are photographers that favor the convenience and flexibility of zoom lenses, and those that favor their sharper, lighter and cheaper counterpart, the … Continue reading

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