Category Archives: Equipment

The Best Camera Bags, Straps, and Accessories to Carry With You ~ The Wirecutter

If you own photography gear beyond a single camera, you need a good bag for carrying it, and you should probably think long and hard about a solid strap to make sure your camera is secure while taking it for … Continue reading

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The Best Camera Lens Filters, Flashes, and Accessories for Taking Great Photos ~ The Wirecutter

If you’re a photographer looking to learn more about photography and expand your skills, make sure to grab the accessories and gear to match your vision. Some accessories, such as lenses or a hard drive to back up your photos, … Continue reading

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HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT DISPLAY FOR PHOTO EDITING ~ Breathing Color

Few topics generate more discussion than buying a new display for photo editing. Some people are happy with off-brand specials at bargain prices, while others must have the best of the very best. While most of us want the optimal … Continue reading

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How To Find Your Lens’ Sweet Spot: A Beginner’s Guide to Sharper Images ~ Dena Haines

It’s time to learn how to capture sharper images by finding your lens’ sweet spot. This will give you more confidence, save time, and help you take better photos. Learn…

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HOW TO BUY THE RIGHT TRIPOD FOR YOUR NEEDS ~ Kevin O’Connor

It’s happened to all of us. We capture a “perfect image”, have visions of it adorning our walls and selling multiple copies, but when we see it enlarged on screen or in a big print, it’s not sharp, and our … Continue reading

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6 reasons you should upgrade your lens, not your camera ~ Marcus Hawkins

Should I upgrade my camera body or buy a better lens instead? It’s a classic question photographers ask themselves – or, more likely, post on a photography forum. In the days of film cameras, the answer was more clear-cut: choose … Continue reading

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SHOOTING SHARP IMAGES: GEAR AND TECHNIQUES FOR SUCCESS ~ Breathing Color Blog

An image that looks perfectly sharp on the camera’s preview screen or your laptop display may print undesirably soft. This blog entry reviews ways to capture an image with as much sharpness as possible. You can always soften a print … Continue reading

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6 Genius IKEA Hacks for the DIY Photographer (Video Tutorial) ~ Rajub Mukherjee

Photography can be an expensive pursuit—or not, depending on how you look at things and how resourceful you are. If you love ordering things from the comfort of your home and want things to be perfect, this is not for … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Help When You’re Stuck with Only a Prime Lens ~ Branson Quenzer

As a photographer you must have flip-flopped back and forth between prime and zoom lenses. “Should I choose a prime today, or a zoom for its advantages?” If you have not done this for a purchase, you must at least … Continue reading

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What’s that noise? Part one: Shedding some light on the sources of noise ~ Richard Butler

How would you react if I told you that the aperture and shutter speed you choose make more difference to image noise than the ISO setting? You might be surprised to discover that a lot of the noise in your … Continue reading

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