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Mastering Your Camera’s Exposure Controls (Video)

As you may have seen, there are a lot of articles here on the exposure process. I start with an article on the exposure process generally, and then get into the specifics of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO. There is even an article with some specific scenarios to walk through using these exposure controls. In […]

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Westminster Bridge: Streaking Lights

This photo was taken on Westminster Bridge in London. You’ve probably seen plenty of these, and I have too, but I never get tired of them.  You can do these sorts of shots anywhere.  Since it is nighttime you don’t have to hope for the perfect light.  You just set up with a good background and then […]

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Introducing: The Histogram

You have probably seen a chart like the ones below before.  These charts may appear on your camera LCD after you have taken a photo, like the one on the left.  If you have done any post-processing at all it is commonly displayed there as well.  The chart to the right was displayed in Photoshop. You may have ignored […]

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The First Thing to Look at When Buying a Digital Camera

No, it is not the number of megapixels.  Although that is important. Camera manufacturers have long understood that people look at megapixels first, and they have occasionally been guilty of cramming a bunch of megapixels in a camera without regard to other factors, including the one I want to talk about.  The result was cameras with lots of […]

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Which Lens to Buy

Most experts will tell you to put your money into your lenses rather than your camera.  And that’s true.  They don’t become obsolete.  They have a great effect on image quality.  They even hold their value. But the top lenses can cost upwards of $2,500, and that’s just for wide and mid-range lenses.  The long […]

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DSLRs by Pricing Tier

The best way to cull down the number of DSLR’s you have to choose from is to decide up front in what price range you want to buy.  Making this decision will instantly cut down the number of DSLRs to choose from, from about a dozen to just a few. Here is a listing of the […]

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The 5-Step Guide for Choosing a DSLR

What’s the best camera for you?  I cannot always tell you that right away. There is no “best camera for everybody.”  Some cameras are definitely better than others, and in a sense you get what you pay for, but different cameras excel at different things. (more…)

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Which Camera Should I Buy?

In this article, I will give you my recommendations for your camera, with different choices for you depending on where you are with photography. I get asked this question all the time, so I thought it made the most sense to create this page and keep it updated. Beginner If you are just dipping your toe […]

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