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Peak Design Slide – The Best Camera Strap on the Market

In Gear by Matt Gavin4 Comments

Here at Improve Photography, we are all crazy about the Peak Design Slide, an amazing camera strap that provides comfort and security.  Out of 17 camera straps in an Improve Photography review, the Slide was selected as the Top Pick when compared to other camera straps available. I have to agree with them.  I am …

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10 Must Read Books for Landscape Photographers

In Landscape/Nature by Julian Baird3 Comments

We live in the digital age of photography.  Most of us view tens if not hundreds of images each day.  Many would argue that the printed photography book a thing of the past.  I disagree, and I would argue that the book is even more important in this digital age.  In this article, I will share …

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Take Better Photos: 7 Reasons to shoot Film

In Photo Basics by Michael Allen13 Comments

One of the most sought after results of time spent photographing is becoming a “better” photographer. What does that mean, though? How does one know if they are a better photographer than when they set out that afternoon? This article doesn’t cover those identifying markers, but rather examples of how image quality is dramatically improved …

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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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Nikon D850 – A Landscape Photographer’s Review

In Gear by Julian Baird4 Comments

The Nikon D850 is finally here and it could be one of the most important cameras that Nikon has released in its 100-year history.  Nikon hopes the D850 will appeal to everyone from working pros to amateurs and work just as well as a sports or wildlife camera, and as a wedding or portrait camera.  …

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7 Awesome and Spooky Halloween Portrait Ideas

In Portrait by Brad Goestsch1 Comment

Put all those ideas for sweet, enchanting portraits away for a minute. Pull your fears out from the deepest recesses of your mind. We’re going to carefully peak into the world of spooky Halloween portrait ideas! Put on your bravest face, here we go. When I decided to write this article, I had to really …

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7 Ways Photography Will Kill You

In Photo Basics by Andy Perkins5 Comments

The solutions to decreasing risk as a photographer are limiting distractions and recognizing stress in the business of photography. Once you understand these you will be better equipped to keep the Grim Reaper at bay. Photography is not off-shore oil drilling, police work, or firefighting. It’s not even a contact sport. I’ve never met an …

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A Complete Guide to Waterfall Photography

In Landscape/Nature by Brenda Petrella8 Comments

If you are looking for a new way to improve your photography no matter your genre, try shooting waterfalls. Here is everything you need to know to photograph waterfalls like a pro and have fun while doing it. How to Photograph Waterfalls – Camera Settings Shoot in Manual If you are already comfortable with shooting …