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Studio Anywhere 2 by Nick Fancher – Book Review

Nick Fancher’s latest book, Studio Anywhere 2: A Photographer’s Guide to Shaping Hard Light, is the perfect guide for the photographer looking to understand and control a range of lighting situations, especially those involving a speedlight or two. With practical instructions, plentiful technical details, real-world business advice, and beautiful photographs, Mr. Fancher gives his readers a text to return to …

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10 Do’s and Don’ts of Digital Photography

The world of Digital Photography is exploding right now and has been for quite some time. The quality and availability of incredible equipment including camera bodies, lenses, flash gear, tripods, video devices, accesories, software, etc is just incredible. Never has there been a time where a person jumping into Photography has had such great access to gear that can have …

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6 Reasons Why Your Pictures are Blurry

We’ve all been there. You’re new to photography, you have a new camera, and you are producing some blurry images, but you’re not sure why. There are plenty of reasons why, so let me help you narrow it down. If your camera is in “Auto” mode (or sports/action, macro, etc modes), including aperture priority, shutter priority, programmed auto,  or even …

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21 Tips to Plan the Ultimate Photography Trip

Like most photographers, I love to travel. Before we had kids, my wife and I lived in Budapest for a little while.  While there, we traveled as much as possible, going to 13 countries in just 4 months.  With so much travel and not much planning time, I developed a planning system that I think is very efficient.  Since that …

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Photography Lingo Explained, Part 2

When you’re getting into subject like photography, it’s hard to keep track of all of the technical terms. I have already written this article to explain some popular terms and concepts. To read part one, go here: Photography Lingo Explained, Part 1 For your convenience, I have, once again, put all of the terms in bold. If the word has an asterisk …

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17 Photography Tips to Save Your Family Vacation

In case you have not figured it out by now, I am big into travelling.  There’s an old question that asks whether you are a traveler who enjoys photography or a photographer who enjoys traveling.  I honestly cannot give an answer either way to that question.  Luckily, my wife also loves to travel, and, with our recent trip to Costa …