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16 Ways to Improve Your Photography

In Features by Rusty Parkhurst5 Comments

  It probably goes without saying that we all want to improve our photography skills.  After all, that is the name of this website, so I assume you are here to learn ways to improve your photography.  That’s why I visit here regularly to read the articles from all the great writers and listen to the podcasts in the Improve …

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Best Lenses for Real Estate Photography

In Gear by Kirk Bergman4 Comments

Just like shooting weddings or landscapes, real estate photography has it’s own set of requirements to get the best images.  And the lens you use for shooting portraits or the Milky Way might not get you the best results if you are shooting real estate.  I know, like you need another reason to go out and buy more photography gear.  Thankfully, …

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How to Take Sharp Photos in Low Light

In Photo Basics by GregNoel7 Comments

How to Take Sharp Photos in Low Light Taking photos in low light presents a number of challenges for our cameras.  The camera’s sensor needs light to create an image, and the less light there is, the more challenging it is to create a photo.   Auto modes on your camera are programmed to ensure enough light hits the sensor to …

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THE ULTIMATE PACKING LIST FOR TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY

In Gear by Frank Gallagher6 Comments

It’s time to start packing for that once-in-a-lifetime photography trip or family vacation.  There are plenty of gear lists out there, but this comprehensive packing list for travel photography is for people who want to make sure they have all the essentials for a photo adventure, from the camera to creature comforts.  You don’t want to carry 100 pounds of …

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How to Clean a Camera Sensor: The Pro’s Guide

In Gear by Brent Huntley0 Comments

Cleaning a camera sensor can be a scary undertaking.  That is why so many photographers opt to send their camera in to the manufacturer when they start noticing those annoying dust spots and dirty specs showing up in their images.  If you are like me, you may not be willing to spend the time or money to send your camera in …

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15 Helpful Landscape Photography Tips for Beginners

In Landscape/Nature by Rusty Parkhurst1 Comment

Everyone loves shooting landscape photos, right?  OK, maybe not everyone, but what’s not to love?  Landscape photography gets you out of the everyday busyness of life and into the stillness of our wide open and wild spaces.  Whether in the rugged mountains and alpine meadows, or the dry and unforgiving deserts.  Or perhaps the mysterious coastal forests, or the wind-blown …