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The Art of Photographing Beer: Q and A with Rob Andrew

I’ve learned the hard way that photographing beer is not a simple task.  There is a lot that goes into setting the scene and lighting for a quality photograph.  Photographing beer really is an art.  This article addresses the art of photographing beer through questions and answers with food and lifestyle photographer, Rob Andrew. When I first saw Rob Andrew’s …

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What is Bulb Mode and 5 Ways to Use It (Long Exposure Photography)

  Today’s post is the result of a question from Eric Thant, who asked “How do I shoot the bulb mode?” What Is Bulb Mode on a Camera? Bulb mode simply allows the photographer to take a picture for as long as the shutter is depressed (that means pushed down, not sad…).  You can use bulb mode by choosing manual …

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How to Clean an Image Sensor: The extreme test!

If you are noticing dust spots on your photos, it’s probably time to clean the image sensor on your camera.  Some photographers pay $70 for Canon or Nikon to clean the camera, but I personally think that’s a gigantic waste of money.  Cleaning an image sensor is very easy, and if you follow the directions and use the right materials, …

13 Ways to Make Your Photos Look Professional

There is no silver bullet to making a professional picture.  It often takes years of practice; however, as a newer photographer you’ll find that there are some things that will dramatically improve your photography without much effort. But after you apply the tips on this page and get to the point of being a competent photographer, you’ll find that your …

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How Big Can You Print with Your Camera’s Megapixels?

I’m frequently asked how big of a print a photographer can make given their camera’s 24, 16, 12, 18, 8 or whatever megapixel count they have on their camera.  I understand why it’s a confusing question, but the truth is that my answer is almost always “Go for it!  It’ll look just fine printed that big.” When it comes right …