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    What a “Normal” Lens is and Why You Should Have One

    Once in a while, the term “normal lens” comes up in conversations about photography. If you’re like many novice shutterbugs, you may wonder what that means. Even some people familiar with the term still wonder why it’s important, when there are so many other lenses available for DSLR and mirrorless cameras. In this article, we’ll […] More

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    Lightning Photography: Pros, Cons and Basic Techniques

    Lightning is one of the most spectacular natural phenomena on the planet. Consequently, capturing lighting images can be both exciting and rewarding. If taking photographs of lightning is still one of your “bucket list” items, we hope to help you mark that one off with the information in this article. In fact, we hope you’ll […] More

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    5 Tips for Improving Your Wide Angle Photos and Videos

    One of the important additions to every photographer or cinematographer’s kit is a good wide-angle lens. There’s nothing quite like going wide for those magnificent vistas,  capitalizing on the depth of field or pushing the boundaries of perspective when working up close. In this article, we’ll offer some tips for getting the most out of […] More

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    Creating Starburst Effects in Your Photos In-Camera

    Have you ever wondered how to create starbursts around the sun or other light sources when you take a photo? Have you had them appear in your images and wondered why? If you answered yes to either of those questions, you’re in luck! In this quick tutorial, we’re going to explain how it happens and […] More

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    How to Photograph Reflections on Water

    The best photographers are always looking for creative ways to add impact to their images. Capturing reflections on a body of water is a very versatile way. You can use them in many ways, from creating symmetry to framing part of a subject, to “fooling” your viewers. While the concept is simple, we’re going to […] More

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    Shooting Light Trails for some Long Exposure Fun

    Long exposure effects in photography are always a good source of fun. One of the most simple and dramatic effects is shooting light trails. In this tutorial, we’ll discuss what you need and need to know to create striking light trail images. What’s a Light Trail? Light trails are simply streaks of light recorded by […] More

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    15 Photo Projects You Can do at Home During the COVID-19 Crisis

    We’re all going to be affected by the Novel Corona virus, regardless of how we feel about it. The most obvious and common effect is isolation. From self-quarantine to mandatory shelter in place orders, many of us are going to be sitting at home twiddling our thumbs while we dream up something new to do […] More

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    7 Things Every Filmmaker Should know about working with macro lenses.

    Tips for Filmmakers Working in the Extreme Close-up End of Image Crafting Filmmakers love a close-up. However, when you start talking about really super close-ups, not just a head filling the frame (the classic cinema close-up) but an eyeball filling the frame, we leave the “normal” cinematographic world behind and start dealing specifically with the […] More

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    Landscape Photography: 12 Tips to Add Impact to Your Shots

    Landscape photography is among the most popular genres for both amateurs and professionals. With all the spectacular images out there, creating photos that stand out can be a challenge. We’ve compiled this list of straightforward tips to help you produce images that demand attention. 1. Tell your viewers a story. Let’s start off with one […] More