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How Much Does a Professional Camera Cost?

In Gear by Frank Gallagher2 Comments

The focus of this article is on how much a pro camera body will cost and the short answer is between $3,000 and tens of thousands of dollars.  There are a lot of choices out there, from pro-level DSLR bodies to medium format.  It all depends on what your needs are. Do you need a …

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Review of the Aqua Backpack and Sling Bag from Miggo

In Gear by Brent Huntley3 Comments

Miggo is an interesting company that I have written about twice before on Improve Photography.  I first learned about them when I saw a Kickstarter for their Agua Storm-Proof Holster.   I was immediately intrigued, got my hands on one, and reviewed it in this article from last year.  During that process, I got to know …

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How to Set the F-Stop on a Camera for Any Photo

In Photo Basics by Frank Gallagher12 Comments

  The f-stop, or aperture, is one of the key camera settings every photographer must master because it controls two critical things: the amount of light going through the lens and how deep the field of focus (depth of field) goes in your image. The larger the opening of the lens, the more light hits …

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How to Choose a Camera and Not Regret Your Purchase

In Gear by GregNoel10 Comments

  How to Choose a Camera and Not Regret Your Purchase The moment you decide to buy a new camera or upgrade from your existing one is an exciting time.  You start imagining all the great photos you will take with the new camera and planning shots in your head.  You can’t wait to see …

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Turning your iPhone into your back up camera with Pictar

In Gear by Brent Huntley6 Comments

I am the very definition of a hobbyist photographer.  I work a full time job, doing photography mainly on the weekends and when I travel and do not do paid shoots, although I have sold some images through stock websites.  Because of that, I try not to spend too much money on my camera gear. …

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How Long Does a DSLR Last?

In Gear by Rusty Parkhurst9 Comments

  At some point in the process of purchasing a camera, you may have wondered “how long does a DSLR last”.  It’s a logical question.  Even if you’re purchasing an entry level camera, it is still a fairly expensive item and you want to be sure it’s a good investment.  Although it could be argued …