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ETTR, ETTL and ISO Invariance: Which is Right for You?

In Photo Basics by Frank Gallagher3 Comments

In any type of photography, getting the right exposure is important.  But, is the best exposure one where the histogram is evenly spread out like a bell curve, one where it leans towards the right (ETTR) or to the left (ETTL)or do modern sensors make it all meaningless through ISO invariance? If you’ve been around photography for a while, you’ve …

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How to Take Good Pictures: A non-photographer’s guide

In Photo Basics by Rusty Parkhurst0 Comments

The question of how to take good pictures is one that comes up frequently, regardless of skill level or the gear being used.  We all want to take good pictures.  I would think that no one grabs their camera or smartphone to capture a moment with the intent of taking a “bad” picture. It seems that every family has a …

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12 Things to Do When Starting out in Gig Photography

In Photo Basics by Julian Baird3 Comments

Gig photography can be fast-paced, exciting and highly rewarding.  It requires a keen eye, the ability to think quickly and to know your camera intimately.  So, if you fancy swapping your Friday night beer for the 15 minutes in the “pit”, then read on and I’ll tell you 12 things you need to do when starting out in gig photography. …

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How to Focus ⅓ Into a Photo for Deep Depth-of-Field

In Photo Basics by Frank Gallagher9 Comments

  If you’re a landscape photographer, you’ve probably had someone tell you to focus 1/3 of the way into the scene.  It’s one of the many guidelines about photography that have sprung up over time.  Like most guidelines, it doesn’t cover every situation and it’s open to interpretation.  But, a lot of the time it works!   In this article, …

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5 Things to Look for in a Photography Mentor

In Photo Basics by Julian Baird6 Comments

There are many ways to improve your photography but few are as effective as learning from a mentor.  This type of approach requires commitment and effort by both the mentor and student, and so a strong relationship between the two parties must also be present.  In this article, I will discuss why you might need a mentor and what to …