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Exposure Value Table for photography

How this Exposure Value (EV) Table Makes Exposure Photography Easy

If you’ve played around with your dSLR, you’ve likely heard the term Exposure Value (EV).What does Exposure Value mean? Can it help you take better pictures? Absolutely – especially if you shoot in manual or semi-manual modes. Here’s why. Aperture and Shutter Speed...
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Must-Know Bird Photography Tips

Photographing birds can be one of the most frustrating endeavors for a beginner or intermediate photographer. They’re fast-moving. They often stand out from the background, thus influencing exposure. And most difficult of all, they’re usually afraid of humans, requiring the...
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Hands-On Learning: Using Color for Composition

Color is one of the most powerful tools for great photo compositions. It can also be one of the most underutilized. Our eyes, you see, are built to automatically adjust to subtle changes in color tones. And the strong, vibrant colors do the complete opposite, sweeping us away but...
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How to Overcome this Hidden Photographer Blindness

It’s easy to cruise along, thinking of this, thinking of that….while the world and all its beauty passes us by – unnoticed. Our lives are literally stuck in a comfy “mind spaceship”. Insulated from the world. Locked up. Prisoners of thought. It’s what I call the...
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Newbie Camera Hacks For the dSLR Photographer

DSLR cameras are jam-packed with features and functions, leaving many overwhelmed. So where do you start if you’re a newbie? These five DSLR camera hacks give you the essentials while prepping you for more intermediate and advanced functions. #1. Understand Meter Modes Struggling...
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Understanding the Shutter and Focal Length Rule

There’s a simple little photography rule that makes avoiding camera blur pretty easy. Simply put: “Choose a shutter speed of 1 over the focal length of your lens.” Shooting with a 50mm lens? Use a shutter speed of 1/50 100mm lens? Then use a shutter of at least 1/100....
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Getting Started With Your DSLR

DLR cameras are jam-packed with settings and features built to help you take your best shot yet. Learning how to use these features with ease is the tricky part. When getting started with your DSLR, it’s important to focus on the top level, key features and save the more...
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