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What is AE-Lock on a Camera?

In Photo Basics by Frank Gallagher4 Comments

You’ve seen the little button on your camera and wondered “What the heck is AE-Lock? What does it do? Is it something I should be using and, if so, when?” This article will cover the ins and outs of what you need to know about Auto Exposure Lock. What is AE-Lock? Auto Exposure Lock is …

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5 Well Known Photographers that Still Shoot Film

In Photo Basics by Michael Allen3 Comments

Film photography has been in the photographer’s news frequently. There was a particular website on which an article suggesting the antiquation of film photography was posted; the article has since been taken down, but it caused quite a stir not only for its content but also for plagiarizing an image from a photographer. One of …

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Getting Started in Infrared Photography

In Photo Basics by Brad Goestsch2 Comments

If you’re looking for something completely new to add to your photographic endeavors, this guide to getting started in infrared photography is exactly what you need. Perhaps you’re in a rut or perhaps you just want to try something new or do something that not a lot of other people are doing (yet). The ethereal …

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Ideas for Making Great Rain Photos

In Photo Basics, Uncategorized by Rick Ohnsman3 Comments

Rain, rain, go away.  Little Johnny wants to play. Johnny must not have been a photographer.  If he was, he might know that when the weather gets bad, the photos get good.  Rainy days often provide the drama, the light, and interesting subjects to photograph.  The key is knowing what to shoot and how to …

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9 Tips for Your First Photography Retreat

In Photo Basics by Andy Perkins6 Comments

I recently returned from a fantastic time at Improve Photography’s Create Photography Retreat in Charleston, South Carolina. It was my first photography learning event of any kind, and I’m excited about taking advantage of similar educational events in the future. Having one under my belt hardly makes me an expert, but I have a much …

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10 Tips for Getting a Photography Portfolio Review

In Photo Basics by Kirk Bergman7 Comments

A portfolio review is one of the best and fastest ways to improve in almost every aspect of your photography.  From composition, camera settings, post processing, and even storytelling and image theory, you’ll learn so much when you talk to someone about your photos.  There are a few things you need to do to make …