Category Archives: General Information

Focus on Autofocus – Achieving Sharp Images Every Time ~ Paul Van Hoy

Focus on autofocus – this article goes out to all my fellow focus-obsessed shooters who strive for consistently tack-sharp images no matter what the scene, subject matter, or lighting situation. Have you ever walked away from a shoot feeling confident … Continue reading

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15 Best Online Photo Storage Sites ~ Photolemur

Finding the best online photo storage site can be tough. With so many options to choose from it’s hard to know which ones are worth trying and which ones you should avoid. Photo storage sites can be a great way … Continue reading

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Photography cheat sheets: Your essential collection ~ Digital Camera

Using photography cheat sheets is a fantastic way to take your photography to the next level. Packed with pro techniques for taking better photos, a good photography cheat sheet will save you time and make sure you’re using your camera … Continue reading

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What actually happens when you format a memory card? ~ Matt Golowczynski

Have you ever formatted your memory card? You may have been prompted you to do so when you first inserted it into your camera, or you might have read this within a guide to setting up a camera for the … Continue reading

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Why it’s a Good Idea to Take Lots of Photos ~ Kevin Landwer-Johan

Take lots of photos. Lots and lots of photos. Make mistakes. Lots of them. The more photos you take and the more mistakes you make, the better the photographer you will become. I’m not encouraging you to blaze away with … Continue reading

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9 of the Best Apps to Help You Do Awesome Mobile Phone Photography ~ Holly Higbee-Jansen

They say the best camera is the one that you have with you. Even though I love my digital SLR, quite frequently, I shoot with my smartphone. This is why mobile phone photography is so popular. Read more…

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HOW TO USE DEPTH OF FIELD ~ Mike Pepper

What do we mean by depth of field? The term refers to the amount of detail in the photograph that is in focus. A typical landscape photograph will will show detail over a long distance, all of which will be … 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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This Eclipse Photo Shows the Power of Shooting RAW ~ Michael Zhang

Here’s an eye-opening example that shows the power of shooting RAW. Photographer Dan Plucinski captured a beautiful photo of the solar eclipse yesterday, and this is the before-and-after comparison showing the straight-out-of-camera image (on left) compared to the edited one … Continue reading

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Shutter Speed Chart as a Photographer’s Cheat Sheet ~ Viktor Elizarov

When we talk about the Shutter Speed in photography the first thing that comes to mind is its is relationship to Exposure. The Shutter speed is the essential part of Exposure Triangle (Aperture, ISO, Shutter Speed) and it helps photographers to get … Continue reading

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