10 Ideas for Creative Photo Essays

What is the difference between a photo essay and a photo project?  In “15 Creative Photography Project Ideas to Get You Shooting,” Jim Harmer presents a number of varied photography project ideas to help you find inspiration. Photo projects offer a great way to try something new and can help you get out of a rut. Suppose, though, that you’re …

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Help! New fancy camera, blurry photos?

So you have a new (or new to you) “fancy” camera!  Just got it this past holiday season but have been disappointed blurry photos?  Are you beginning to wonder if the camera isn’t so fancy after all?  Even worse, maybe you got a lemon?  Good news!  Your camera is great (most likely).  No really, it is.  You just need a little …

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3 Reasons the “Nifty Fifty” Is the Second Thing to Buy

So you’ve picked up your first DSRL along with a kit lens. You’ve been playing with the features, getting to know the camera and the lens. Now you’re starting to think about what to buy next. A lot of advice tells you to invest in lenses, but which one should you start with? If you look into many professional photographer’s …

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Canon 7DMII: The Ultimate Hobbyist Body

After years of rumors, in late 2014 Canon finally refreshed their top-end of their APS-C crop sensor line of camera bodies with the 7D Mark II. Here is why it has the makeup to be the ultimate body for hobbyist photographers.