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To Buy a DSLR or Not - Pros and Cons

To Buy a DSLR or Not – Pros and Cons

With increasingly sophisticated consumer point and shoots being launched every day, it’s difficult to decide whether one needs a DSLR or not. This article will explore the Pros and Cons of a DSLR camera. Sensor Size One of the biggest points in favor of using a DSLR, which is often lost in the Megapixel war, is...

Reasons why photos come out blurred

One of the main complains for newbies to photography is that their photographs come out blurred. When I shot my first roll of film with a DSLR, only 2 pictures were sharp. The rest were blurred and it took me some time to learn why photos come out blurred. In this article, I’ll explain some...
Top 10 effects using slow shutter speed

Top 10 effects using slow shutter speed

Shutter Speed The shutter speed of the camera determines how long the film/sensor is exposed. Longer shutter speeds become essential to expose the film longer in low light conditions to get the desired amount of light. This can cause undesirable side effects like motion blur which is caused by the camera shaking while the shutter is open....
Top Free tools for Photo editing

Top Free tools for Photo editing

A lot of Pros use Adobe Photoshop for editing photos and you can find many articles and books on how to use photoshop to edit your photos. Photoshop has almost become synonymous to photo editing. However, the cost of Photoshop can be a deterrent for many people. Here we’ll review some of the cool free...
Composition guidelines for Landscape Shots

Composition guidelines for Landscape Shots

Most photographers frown at the idea of “Composition Rules” and I agree that following rules make your photos just look like everyone else’s. However, there are some common guidelines that you should keep in mind and look out for while taking pictures. They don’t have to be the rules you follow, but are definitely a...
Understanding Lenses for DSLR

Understanding Lenses for DSLR

A big advantage of using DSLR cameras is the ability to change lens. Different lenses serve different purposes and it’s important to pick the right lens for the right shot. There are many attributes of lens such as focal length, minimum focusing distance, aperture and others. Let’s get started with the most important of those...
Photographing flowers like the Pros

Photographing flowers like the Pros

Flowers are my favorite subjects. They provide a variety of different perspectives and colors. Here are some tips to make your flower shots look like the pros - Concentrate on the Background I can’t emphasis this enough since it’s one of the most important things to making a flower photo look great. It’s also the...
Top Tips for Photographing Kids

Top Tips for Photographing Kids

I find photographing kids very challenging and rewarding. It takes a lot of patience and time to get kids in the mood. The key to photographing kids is to get involved with them, which brings us to my first tip - Get down to their level Kids are short and it’s important to bend down...
Accessorize your DSLR

Accessorize your DSLR

  Photography equipment and accessories can vary greatly in quality and cost. If you are new to photography, it makes sense to not invest heavily into pro stuff till you know what kind of photography you are drawn towards. Don’t go and buy the Singh-Ray $300 filter for your kit lens only to find out...
Understanding Depth of Field

Understanding Depth of Field

Depth of Field One of the most important things to learn in photography is the concept of Depth of Field. Depth of Field refers to how much of the picture is in focus. When you focus on a particular subject, other objects in the photo are going to be out of focus if they are...
Shooting (for) the Moon

Shooting (for) the Moon

The moon shot with a 300mm lens on a clear night. This picture was cropped from the original picture Shooting the moon can be tricky but rewarding. Here are some tips Plan your shoot If you already have a composition in mind, you may want to check out the phase of the moon and it’s location...
Silhouette Photography

Silhouette Photography

Statue of St. John of Nepomuk on Charles Bridge on River Vltava, Prague Silhouette of Charles Bridge in Prague Silhouette Photography is a great way to capture the colors of the sky. They are mostly taken during sunset or sunrise. To see some inspirational silhouette photographs, visit the silhouettes that inspire page Here are some...
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