Choosing the Lens That’s Right You

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The most common camera question I get from my friends is "what lens should I buy." My usual answer is, "the one that costs the most." It's a joke, but there is some truth to it. Here are a few tips on choosing a good lens...



Camera grip

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THE WAY YOU HOLD YOUR FLY ROD AFFECTS YOUR CASTING, RIGHT? THE WAY YOU HOLD YOUR CAMERA MATTERS, TOO. Most people never stop to think about it, but I remember being taught in school the proper grip for a camera. First off, all SLRs are right...



The Myth of Manual

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IT'S A COMMON MISCONCEPTION THAT "REAL PHOTOGRAPHERS" ONLY SHOOT IN MANUAL. It's not true. Certainly not for me. I grew up using manual cameras. Cameras that didn't even have light meters. In fact I've spent as much time looking at the ground glass of a view...



Light, Composition and Action

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THERE ARE A LOT OF ELEMENTS TO A SUCCESSFUL PHOTOGRAPH. MANY ARE TECHNICAL, BUT THE MOST IMPORTANT ARE AESTHETIC. A technically perfect image is worthless if it doesn't capture the eye, and the imagination, of the viewer. Unfortunately, most new photographers get so wrapped up in...



Fill Flash For Cooler Photos

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WHEN SHOOTING IN NATURAL LIGHT YOU CAN OFTEN CREATE DRAMATIC AND BEAUTIFUL EFFECTS WITH FILL FLASH. If you have a dedicated flash for your camera, it can be pretty easy. Here's how to start. Most DSLR cameras have a flash output adjustment. It allows you to...