9 Photography Mistakes to Avoid

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As a photographer, mistakes are a part of life. They help us grow and become better photographers. For example: how many of us have been outside taking photographs and then walked inside, gotten distracted, and forgotten to adjust our settings to the new lighting? Adjusting to changes like this become more automatic with time, but CONTINUE

Mirror Lockup Is a Conspiracy (Sort of)

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I often hear photographers preaching the gospel of mirror lockup as a way to achieve sharper images.  In fact, when shooting at a popular landscape photography destination like Yellowstone, you’ll often hear most of the cameras using mirror lockup. Mirror lockup is a function available in most cameras (though not some of the entry level CONTINUE

What does it mean to zoom in to 100%?

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Telephoto lenses have become the workhorse for photographers. They offer the versatility of multiple focal lengths, the ability to get in close without intruding on your subject, and the capability of isolating elements. Zooming in on a subject gives the photographer a lot of options. A telephoto lens compresses the background, but it can also CONTINUE