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17 Tips for Hiking with your Camera

In Landscape/Nature by Bastian Bodyl2 Comments

When I go hiking I always carry my DSLR and sometimes other cameras like a compact camera, a GoPro or a drone. Since I was hiking a lot in the last years I made some experiences some good and some bad, something that works great and some things I tend to forget. To help you …

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GoPro – Good enough for an advanced Photographers

In Gear by Bastian Bodyl5 Comments

Nearly every photographer has one or wants to buy one, a GoPro. But is a GoPro good enough for an advanced photographer? Is the 400 $ investment worth it? The short answer is no. A GoPro is a nice toy but not good enough for an advanced photographer. This does not mean you cannot make …

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Teleconverter – good enough for an advanced photographer?

In Gear by Bastian Bodyl1 Comment

A teleconverter is a small piece of glass that extends the focal length. You can put it between the lens and the camera body. Most teleconverters have a zoom factor of 1.4 or 2. The disadvantage is that the aperture decreases by the same factor. Teleconverters also have a bad reputation, because many photographers associate …

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48 Tips for Photographing in New Zealand

In Photo Locations by Bastian Bodyl6 Comments

New Zealand is a big country with two bigger and a few smaller Islands somewhere in the south pacific. If you are not from Australia, it is far away from everything. It is the long journey there, but it is worth it. Besides a lot of nature and great landscapes there is also wildlife and …

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Setting Up Epic Vehicle Shoot in Two Hours

In Photo Basics by Bastian Bodyl2 Comments

In this article I want to show how you can make epic photos within two hours from the shooting to the final picture. This is a good project for photography beginners to learn about the exposure triangle and editing. It is also a possible income source for photographers. There are a lot people who like …

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How to Split Underwater Photos

In Photo Basics by Bastian Bodyl2 Comments

Underwater pictures are always fascinating and open the eyes for a new unknown world. But sometimes you have beside the great underwater world also a great overwater world. With split underwater shots you can combine these two worlds in one photo. But how can you make them? The easy answer is: Get an underwater case …

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23 Easy Tips For Better Smartphone Pictures

In Photo Basics by Bastian Bodyl8 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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Best Compact Cameras Under $500 for Serious Photographers

In Gear by Bastian Bodyl7 Comments

In this aricle, there is a comparison between a few cameras under $500 for serious photographers. There are many reasons to buy a compact camera and you can read about them in my article Canon G7x review.   What you should look for If you are looking for a compact camera you should first think …

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27 Tips for Zoo Photography

In Photo Basics by Bastian Bodyl2 Comments

Going to the zoo to photograph is always a lot of fun. In this article, you can read 27 tips for better pictures at your next zoo visit. Going to the zoo is also a good possibility to combine a day of photography and family. 1 Copyright Unlike to wild animals the animals in zoos …

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How to Export from Lightroom Basics

In Photo Basics by Bastian Bodyl4 Comments

In this article, you can read about the different export possibilities in Lightroom CC and Lightroom classic. Lightroom has some powerful tools to make the export easy but most photographer do not know them. It is also a comparison of the export possibilities in the new Lightroom CC and Lightroom classic. Lightroom CC The export …

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25 Quick Tips to Make More Interesting Pictures

In Photo Basics by Bastian Bodyl2 Comments

In this article, you can read 25 practical tips to make your images more interesting or better. This are not so theoretical tips about composition, it is more a practical guide to help you to find thinks that work and you do not have to think about it a lot. There are four categories basics, …