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Understanding Sony’s Autofocus Settings

In Photo Basics by Bryan Striegler7 Comments

I really can’t imagine being a photographer 40 or 50 years ago. The technology of the cameras was so different and you had to switch rolls of film so often. What really would be difficult for me is manually focusing every shot. I have to manually focus when I do video, and it can really …

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14 Ways Shooting Still Life Can Improve Your Photography

In Uncategorized by Rick Ohnsman3 Comments

As a new photographer, there’s a lot to learn.  Camera controls, composition, lighting, lens selection and more.  Try action, sports, or even wildlife photography and while you puzzle over exposure settings the shot is missed.  Try portraiture and your subject may become impatient while you’re trying to get the light right or find the right …

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How To Photograph Slot Canyons, 5 Tips To Consider.

In Landscape/Nature by Nathan4 Comments

It is kind of depressing that the only articles online about photographing slot canyons are made by those who have only visited one or two… Lower and Upper Antelope Canyon. They being the most photogenic canyons, that is probably the reason why. But frankly, those canyons lie. Not all slot canyons are created equally and most …

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Flash Photography Camera Settings for Beginners

In Photo Basics by Matt Gavin5 Comments

Strap on that speedlight and follow me!! FLash photography is an awesome way to make a step change improvement to your photography.  For me, flash photography was a technique that really improved my images almost instantly, whereas learning other aspects of photography yielded more incremental improvements.  Flash is a great way to add drama to your …

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Hands on Review of the DJI Osmo Mobile 2

In Gear by Brad Goestsch4 Comments

If you’re looking to up your video game and you enjoy shooting on a mobile platform you should give the Osmo Mobile 2 from DJI a serious look. It’s not without its flaws, but at $129 USD it’s one heck of a bargain. The Osmo Mobile 2 is the successor to the popular Osmo Mobile. …

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5 Great Photography Finds at Summer Garage Sales

In Gear by Andy Perkins2 Comments

  Summer is a time to get outdoors. A time for camping, baseball, picnics, boating and beaches. School is out and family vacations are just around the corner.  It’s also a time to clean out your garage! That means garage sales (or yard sales, tag sales, rummage sales–depending on your locality) where your trash becomes …

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23 Easy Tips For Better Smartphone Pictures

In Photo Basics by Bastian Bodyl5 Comments

Smartphones are taking over in photography. They have very capable cameras and you have them every time with you. There are also some professional photographers who switched to the smartphone like Ako Salemi, a photographer form the Iran. He does not want to be recognised as a professional photographer, so he takes all pictures with …

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Using Off-Camera Flash to Save Photos and Be Creative

In Photo Basics by Bryan Striegler5 Comments

Using flash is very frightening for a lot of photographers. Many have learned to use on-camera flash and bounce it off the ceiling and walls. Others have taken it a step farther and learned how to use off-camera flash. This is really when you’re free. You’re free to work in basically any situation (midday sun, …