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13 Things Your Camera Wishes You Knew -

13 Things Your Camera Wishes You Knew -
Your sad, old camera will start to treat you better if you learn to take care of it. Every time I go to my nephews’ soccer games and see all the parents with their cameras on “green mode”, or attend a sporting event and see spectators using their flash from a quarter mile away, it makes me grit my teeth. It’s all I can do to stop from walking up to them and fixing their camera for them. This morning, I got to thinking. The readers of this site tend to be a bit more knowledgeable about photography than your average shutter snapper, so I wrote this one with the more advanced photographer in mind. Camera Tip #1: AI Focus and AI Servo are not interchangeable Nikon cameras only have single servo (AF-S) and continuous focus (AF-C) , so you don’t have to worry about this one. Trouble is that most users learn whether to use AI Focus or AI Servo for this situation, and most choose AI Focus since “Servo” sounds scarier. One writer online summarized it like this (and I totally agree): Cleaning a lens. Related:  Photographycameras

photo transfer (beware: lots of photos) I have been busy the last 2 days creating these, and took pictures along the way to show you how I did it (this is by far the easiest method I have found for photo transfer) you will need: ink jet printer or copier photographic prints heavy paper (cardstock or watercolor paper) mod podge or acrylic medium medium sized paintbrush fine grade sandpaper beeswax (optional) bone folder soft rag or towel 1. print your images and cut or tear along the edges removing any white border (before your next step, check your paper's texture - if it is smooth, don't worry. 2. apply mod podge or acrylic medium to the heavy paper (NOT the print). Apply the acrylic about a half inch greater than your image size 3. lay your print face down in the wet mod podge and rub it down firmly with your thumbs 4. let it dry for 4 hours or more (I like to leave it overnight) 5. apply water to the ink jet paper backing - let it really saturate the paper 7. use a towel to get the last bits of paper xoxo

The Best Tripods & Ball Heads - Experienced landscape and wildlife photographers know that the tripod is the #1 most essential piece of gear. Although most photographers know how important a tripod is, far too many photographers foolishly put off the purchase of a professional tripod for years and instead buy 5 junkers before finally choosing to buy something of good quality. Once you buy a professional tripod, you’ll be amazed at the difference in sharpness of your images. However, not every photographer needs an expensive tripod. If you’re interested in tripods, you’ll probably like this article where I explain the pros and cons of each of the major tripod brands. Not sure what a ballhead is?

Canon 50mm Macro Home Donate New Search Gallery Reviews How-To Books Links Workshops About Contact Canon 50mm f/2.5 Macro Full-Frame EF (1987-today) © 2013 All rights reserved. Intro Specifications Performance Compared Recommendations Good: Fast autofocus, super-sharp, no distortion, small, light and inexpensive makes it my favorite Canon 50mm lens. Bad: You have to move a switch for manual focusing. November 2013 Canon Reviews Canon Lenses All Reviews NEW: Canon 50mm Lenses Compared 05 Nov 2013 How to Shoot Macro Best Macro Lenses Compared Why fixed lenses take better pictures. Introduction top Canon's sharpest 50mm lens, this 50mm Compact-Macro works great for everything for which you'd use a 50mm fixed normal lens, and it focuses super-close for macro shots with no fiddling required. It uses a complex 9-element floating-element design for no distortion and intense sharpness at every distance, and it remains small, light and inexpensive. Compatibility Canon 50mm f/2.5 Macro. enlarge. Name Case

untitled Getting Started with your Nikon DSLR Camera How to help your Nikon achieve perfect colours indoors Getting the colours right in outdoor shots isn’t that difficult. Your Nikon’s Auto White Balance system will usually do a good job of measuring and adapting to any shifts in the colour of the lighting, or you can use one of the preset White Balance settings, such as Direct Sunlight, Cloudy or Shade, to set the White Balance yourself. But indoors, it’s not quite so easy. Find out how to take control of your Nikon DSLR to ensure perfect colours in your indoor photos 3 ways to hold a camera steady without a tripod As we learned in yesterday’s post about rules for photography at the Olympics, photographers visiting the Games will not be able to bring tripods into events. While this may disappoint many photographers, there are often many situations in which we’re forced to shoot without tripods. How to use the Auto ISO on your Nikon DSLR Metering Modes: the simplest guide yet The brightness of the scene can vary enormously across the picture.

The Photography Tips that 96 Photographers Wish They Would Have Learned Sooner Two weeks ago (I know, I’m slow…) on the Improve Photography Facebook fan page, I asked our community what photography tips they wish they would have learned sooner. I was looking for lessons that many photographers procrastinate learning and it ends up keeping them back from progressing as photographers. Over 96 photographers commented on that facebook comment with their hard earned lessons, and I grabbed the most popular lessons from the group to share here. I hope that this article teaches you many ways to save yourself from making rookie mistakes (like I still seem to do every day!). Lesson #1: Envision, plan, and then create There is nothing–at all-wrong with looking at great photography to get creative inspiration. Lesson #2: The histogram is NOT optional Spending just 5 or 10 minutes to learn how to use the histogram can make a huge difference in your photography. This photo would be pretty dull without great off-camera lighting... Lesson #4: Learn to change the active focus point

D. Alexander's review of Canon EOS 6D 20.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR Came... untitled CREATED A CHEATSHEET FOR NEWBIE LIKE ME (NIKON D7000): Nikon DX SLR (D40-D90, D3000-D7100) Talk Forum Thanks to everyone for the inputs. I created a cheatsheet for myself from all the inputs and put it in one place for me which covers, camera setting, techniques, lens , editing software and books. Posting it here for benefit of someone like me who may be similar situation. Some posts were so detailed that I just kept the links instead of text. Here goes it: 1) I had the same "problem", and found that a Circular Polarizing Filter on my lens did it for me. 3)I recommend this book highly for someone in your shoes Exposure: From Snapshots to Great Shots by Jeff Revell 4)The D7000 LOVES (needs) more software (in-camera or otherwise) than most, to see its full potential. 5) How do we set an in-camera sharpness? 6)In aperture priority: if you are using auto ISO setting the ISO using the button changes the minimum ISO setting. 7)Obviously you just got your camera and everything in it must be at its defaults. 8)FOCUS:one's point of focus is key in landscape images. 16) Here's your crisp.Also....

Best Flash Photography Gear (Off-camera flash) - Off-camera lighting gear It is a shame that most photographers stay away from off-camera flash simply because they do not know what to buy and how to get it cheap. This page will walk you through the steps of purchasing a complete lighting set-up for under $150. Note that prices are in U.S. dollars as I found them online today. Pricing will vary according to country, but you should be able to find equivalent products no matter where you live. If you just want my recommendations on gear, I split them up into three packages that you can choose between depending on your budget. Bare Bones Lighting Setup Bare bones Kit (Total: $150) $40 - Cowboy Studio umbrella, bracket, and stand$65 – YN560 Flash (Works on all Canon, Nikon, and Sony cameras. Standard Kit (Total: $309) $71 – ePhoto lighting kit with two light stands, two brackets, 2 shoot-through umbrellas, 2 silver umbrellas, and a carrying case $130 – Two YN560 flashes (So you can use one as a main light and one to fill in shadows.

Leica lens for Canon cameras We sell Leitax mounts to use Leica-R lenses on Canon cameras. Welcome to Leitax, this is our Leica-Canon EOS page. I never thought I would make a Canon-EOS mount too. After all, there are plenty of adapters in the market that you can use just turning the Leica lenses on them. But I had regularly requests from Canon photographers that were not happy with those adapters, it seems the adapter solution is very convenient but has several problems: Most of the complains are for the usual poor slot-spring solution to hold the Leica-R lens against the adapter. Also using an adapter you have two groups of springs, two pieces fastened together and two different mechanical couplings. The Leitax mount will be screwed on top of the Leica-R original mount. The Leitax mount on sale here is appropriate for Leica-R lenses with six or ten holes at the original bayonet. Our Leitax mount will trigger the AF switch in 1D series bodies. Questions? Please scroll down for the sales list - Caution! - Caution!

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photography cheat sheet - Digital Camera World In this quick tutorial we’ll show you how to choose the right AF points and weigh the pros and cons of single point vs area selection. Many people dream of turning their passion for photography into a full-time job, and in his brilliant infographic professional photographer Robert Sail guides you through some of the key steps and lessons you’ll learn from newbie to pro. Often we talk about the reasons why you should upgrade your camera, but rarely do we examine the reasons why you shouldn’t buy a new camera. Here is our checklist of 9 danger signs that you may not like a camera. What is TTL flash? In this post we run through some of the most effective techniques for using your external flash unit, the most useful accessories, set-ups and more. Smartphone camera vs DSLR? Do you feel left out when other photographers start talking about lenses? How does the shutter speed setting work on your digital camera?

How to Learn Photography: 21 Ways to Get Started Today Would you pin this on Pinterest? Photographers these days spend so much time on the Internet learning good things about photography that they never make the time to do the things that would be really great for their photography. I’ve compiled a list of 21 things in this article that you can do today that would completely change your photography forever. THIS is how you learn photography! If you like these tips, I hope you’ll consider learning photography with me in one of my 6 online photography classes. Action #1: Learn every function your camera is capable of performing (2 hours) You know what I mean… not just aperture, shutter speed, and focus. Action #2: Prepare your work for exhibition (Several hours) This is probably the most difficult action suggested on this page. The first time I sold a photo was life-changing for me. Action #3: Enter a photography contest (25 minutes) Photography contests can be a great way to learn digital photography. Action #20: Rent a new lens