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Why do cameras have Wi-Fi?

In Gear, Photo Basics by Rick McEvoy

Wi-Fi is such a universal thing these days with everything from mobile phones to kettles connected to Wi-Fi. Yes kettles. Why would you want a kettle connected to Wi-Fi?? What is the worls coming to? Enough about electrical appliances. Why do cameras have Wi-Fi? There are three main uses for Wi-Fi in cameras; To control …

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Low Key Photography: Even More Simple!

In Photo Basics by Michael Allen

Last month, I wrote an article on Low Key Photography. The first comment on the article was frustrated with the article, feeling it was too complex. So I want to try and boil down the techniques to exceedingly simple things that you can practice in your home, with or without models/family members/significant others. The aim …

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Why do photographers use green backdrops?

In Photo Basics by Rick McEvoy

Why do Photographers Use Green Backdrops? This is one of those things I have often thought about but never really understood – why do photographers use green backdrops? I didn’t know so decided to find out the answer to this question. Why do photographers use green backdrops? Photographers use green backdrops to allow them to …

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9 time saving tips for photographers

In Photo Basics by Rick McEvoy

In this article I am going to tell you about 9 things that I have been wasting time doing. Bad habits, things that eat away at my time with little or no benefit. I should have called this post “Mistakes I keep on making” but I have already done that! (5 Photography Mistakes I Keep …

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Why you should shoot in RAW and convert to Jpeg

In Photo Basics by Rick McEvoy

In this article I will explain what RAW and JPEG formats are, what the differences are and when you should use each format. And why I only ever use RAW to take photos, and always convert photos to Jpeg before issuing out to a client. If you are in a hurry Basically images captured in …

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High Key Photography: What Is It and How to Get Started

In Photo Basics by Michael Allen

If you’ve been around Improve Photography, or photography in general, for some time, you may have heard the term “high key” thrown around in reference to photographs. This article is an attempt to clarify this term, as well as hopefully provide some useful examples and suggestions to start attempting your own high key imagery. You …