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Proper Care for Photo Gear

We’re accustomed to regular maintenance of our automobiles and homes. Our cameras benefit from the same idea. Here are some tips on how you can keep your camera in top-notch shape. Surface Cleaning This is easy. Get a clean dry microfibre cloth. Dampen it with tap water but do not soak it. You want it damp, not wet. Now gently wipe down all the external surfaces of the camera. No need to rub hard, water is a universal solvent over time so be gentle. You don’t want water accumulating on […]

On those special days when family members gather, it’s important to capture lovely photographic images to build memories. Snapshots are fun, but for birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, family reunions, and other important occasions a portrait can be a framed keepsake everyone will want. You might think taking a portrait at home is difficult, but a few tips will help you achieve a beautiful outcome with the “wow” factor.

Remember the day that you got your camera? Remember how excited you were? Maybe you were one of those folks who promised to read the manual front to back several times to ensure that you got the most from your new tool. Maybe you needed to get some shots right away and chose to put off learning what the camera delivers. No problem. We’re going to look at 10 common features that our cameras provide that we may not be using. Shooting Modes Very often we do what we’ve always […]

You Got A New Camera - Part One

Congratulations! That’s awesome. Either this is your first serious camera and you are itching to turn it into your best friend, or it’s an upgrade from your trusted pal that will help unlock more creativity and experience. Whatever brought this new joy into your life, there are a few things that you can do to make the new addition more fun and garner more success sooner.

Depth of Field and Bokeh

Understanding and learning to use depth of field to your advantage will definitely help you improve the quality of your photographic endeavours. When you use depth of field effectively, and add in some out of focus highlights that are soft and round and glowing, you too can have beautiful bokeh.

How many times has it happened where you take a shot, using the camera settings and things just don’t look quite right?  Probably not all that often, because today’s cameras do an amazing job most of the time.  Manufacturers have analyzed millions of images to develop automatic and semi-automatic modes that do a great job for you.  But let’s talk about two situations where the automation may not do what is needed.

The Best Landscape Photography Tips

Ansel Adams said, “Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer – and often the supreme disappointment.” He understood the challenges of landscape photography and how to tackle them. Technology and the advent of digital photography have eliminated many of the technical issues that Ansel faced, but his methods are still helpful to photographers today.