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Should I Start with a Prime Lens or a Zoom?

Which is better: a prime lens or a zoom lens? And which one will be best when getting started with outdoor photography? These are common questions and, while there may not be one set answer that fits everybody, we can go a long way toward answering these questions for most people. What are Prime and Zoom Lenses? […]

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The 5 Best Resources for Planning Travel Photos

Vacation time!  Time to pull out the camera! I’m going to give you one tip that will make your travel photos 100% better.  And that tip is: don’t just show up with your camera and photograph whatever you bump into.  Plan a few shots.  Think about some places you want to photograph ahead of time […]

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An Easy ISO strategy

A recent convert to manual mode recently asked about a simple way to think about which ISO to use. There are a lot of things that require mental energy when you are shooting, and the last thing you want to be devoting your brain-space to is the ISO setting.  So here is a way to […]

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Free Course on Photoshop Elements

I’m writing today to let you know that I am posting a new course on editing photos using Photoshop Elements. Based on my conversations with people lately, it seems that a lot of my readers use Photoshop Elements to edit their photos.  And if you are not using any photo editing software at all, Photoshop […]

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Panama City: Night Shot Through Glass

Here is the next example for you to use in your own photography.  This photo is obviously a night shot with some streaking lights.  So you have that element. But I want to show you this photo because it involves an additional problem that you will probably run into sooner or later.  I had to take this […]

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How to Maximize Attraction to Your Photos

We all have trouble evaluating our own work as others will see it.  As we sit at our computers, we get to the point where we cannot see the forest for the trees.  Not only that, but if we do manage to decide what will attract someone’s eye, we need to decide what to do […]

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Fred Adams

This month’s “Top Tip from the Top Photographers,” features a photo called Across to Applecross by London-based photographer Fred Adams. This photo caught my eye sitting at the top of the landscape category with a score of 99.4.   I then viewed the rest of Fred’s work and he had some really good stuff.  He was kind enough […]

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Getting Started with Landscape Photography

For people that really enjoy the outdoors, the attraction to landscape photography is probably obvious.  But I have never been a particularly “outdoorsy” person or a great lover of nature.  And I certainly don’t like getting up at dawn. Yet, even for me, there is nothing better than getting out early in some remote location […]

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Books on How to Photograph a Particular Location

When researching locations for photography, first check to see if someone has already done the work for you.  In some cases they have, and they have published a book.  It may be worth the $10-15 to get the benefit of their experience.  I have listed all the books I could find that are currently available below. […]

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Should I Switch to Raw?

Nearly every expert photographer in the world will encourage you to shoot in your camera’s Raw format.  A Raw file is just a file created by your camera that does not compress the data or make any changes or improvements to the data that is captured.  I don’t disagree with the advice of these experts, and I […]

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The Photographer’s Resource Guide

Great photography isn’t all about just walking around with a camera. Sometimes you need to buy photography stuff.  Sometimes you need to know where to go to learn something.  Sometimes you need something done for you. It isn’t always obvious where to go for photography items and information.  You could spend the next year researching […]

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Understanding Focal Length

The world of photography has a measurement to tell you how “zoomed in” or “zoomed out” you are.  It is called “focal lengths” and today I’m going to explain the scale and show you how it works. Why should you take the time to understand this?  There are a couple of reasons: it will help you […]

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Top 5 Photography Podcasts

If you find yourself getting interested in photography, and you have a commute or some down-time in your day, you might want to listen to a podcast about photography.  In this post, I will introduce you to some of the better podcasts for those just getting started. (more…)

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