Category: Tips

Understanding Crop And Full Frame Sensors

If you’re a beginner photographer, understanding the differences between crop sensors and full-frame sensors can be one of the most difficult parts of purchasing a camera, lenses, and other gear. There are many posts out there comparing crop sensors and full frame sensors, but in this article, our goal is to explain the basics about full frame and crop sensors in a simple and easy-to-understand way – and clear up some of the facts (and fiction) related to this subject.

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How to Photograph a Lunar Eclipse

Astrological phenomena are always fascinating, as we turn our eyes to something that the vast majority of us will never be able to see except from afar. It’s no wonder, then, that it is also a fascination for many to capture these events with our cameras, especially when something unusual takes place. A lunar eclipse may not be as rare as a solar eclipse, but it can still be a beautiful sight.

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How to Photograph a Solar Eclipse

A solar eclipse is a rare and stunning phenomenon, and can be very exciting to witness. As a photographer, you may be keen to capture it for yourself – especially if you can do so alongside a dramatic landscape or as part of your wider portfolio. However, there are lots of difficulties involved with photographing anything to do with the sun.

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How to Choose the Right Photography Workshop for You

If you read photography magazines or visit many photography-related websites, you’ve probably seen many advertisements for photography tours and workshops. Attending a workshop can be a great experience that allows you to takes your skills to the next level.

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9 Tips for Better Zoo Photographs

One of the biggest challenges of photographing wildlife is simply finding the wildlife. Wild animals generally try to avoid humans, so that means that you might need to work and plan ahead in order to find what you’re looking for. While animals at the zoo don’t really count as wildlife, you can still find many of the same animals that you might be chasing in the wild.

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Tips for Using an ND Filter

Don’t believe the rumors –ND filters are not becoming obsolete! These filters can be a great tool for any landscape photographer –allowing you to capture striking images in lighting conditions where long exposures wouldn’t normally be possible. ND filters can help control the exposure in your photography, allowing you to shoot with a higher aperture, or slower shutter speed, without risking an under or overexposed image. That’s not something that can be replicated in post-processing!

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Tips for Creating Emotion in Photographs

More than anything else, the thing that we human beings respond to most is emotion. This is why you will see so many advertising campaigns that feature heart-breaking stories or the cutest puppies and kittens you’ve ever seen. The idea is to make you feel something, which in turn will allow you to engage more fully with the image or video you are looking at.

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Tips For Long-Exposure Ocean Photography

Long-exposure ocean photography is absolutely stunning. By increasing your exposure time, you can capture ethereal images of water flowing over rocks, breaking against cliffs, and flowing smoothly. The effect of a long-exposure ocean photograph is absolutely incredible, especially when paired with a scenic landscape.

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Desert Photography 101

There’s nothing quite like a desert landscape at sunset. Streaks of pink, yellow, and orange streaming across the blue sky, silhouetting a Saguaro in the Sonoran desert – it’s an image that will stay with you forever, especially if you’re a photographer! But photographing in the desert brings its own unique set of challenges. Whether you’re photographing a desert near you, or going on an expedition across America – or even internationally – you need to be prepared with the right gear, equipment, techniques, and safety precautions.

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How To Steer Clear Of Shutter Shock

If you are using a high-resolution camera, you might find that you are not able to produce images that are as critically sharp as you had expected. Many photographers who have these problems complain of their lenses not being high enough quality, while others might think that the autofocus isn’t working properly.

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