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Mirrorless Cameras vs DSLRs – Head to Head

Mirrorless Cameras vs DSLRs – Head to Head

Posted on 30-06-2020
Mirrorless vs DSLR - what are the actual differences? Does it matter which one you pick?

As a new photographer, you've likely heard a fair amount of arguing about DSLR vs. Mirrorless. We de-mistify the technical and practical differences between the two styles of cameras, and why one or the other might appeal to you.

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Perfect Lighting in Any Situation

Perfect Lighting in Any Situation

Posted on 25-06-2020
A discussion of lighting in a variety of settings.

Lighting is integral to photographyand learning to manipulate light is one of the most important skill any photographer can have, regardless of their discipline. We discuss different lighting situations, inexpensive and simple gear you can use to manipulate light, and outline lighting styles.

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Tags: lighting
10 Essential Terms Every Beginner Photographer Should Know

10 Essential Terms Every Beginner Photographer Should Know

Posted on 22-06-2020
Get up to speed with the basics!

Starting out in photography can often feel like an exercise in jargon-deciphering. We break down 10 common terms that are critical knowledge for new photographers.

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A Simple One-Light Location Portrait Approach

A Simple One-Light Location Portrait Approach

Posted on 18-06-2020
Pro photographer Sharon Blance outlines her easy and affordable portrait setup.

Commercial and editorial photographer Sharon Blance shares a simple setup she uses to achieve high quality on-location portraits that is both easy-to-use and budget friendly.

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How Many Megapixels is Enough?

How Many Megapixels is Enough?

Posted on 15-06-2020
How many megapixels do you really need?

Megapixel count is a much-touted feature in many modern cameras, and it's especially important when making prints. But how many megapixels do you really need?

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Introduction to Shallow Depth of Field

Introduction to Shallow Depth of Field

Posted on 10-06-2020
Get the arty blur that you want!

Shallow depth of field is a cornerstone of certain styles of photography. How do you achieve it, when would you want to use it, and what gear do you need? And what's this word "bokeh" that you keep hearing?

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Prime or Zoom Lens - Which is Right for You?

Prime or Zoom Lens - Which is Right for You?

Posted on 07-06-2020
What is the difference and which is best for you?

Every lens is either a prime or a zoom lens, and understanding the difference between the two can help you significantly narrow down what you are looking for. Join us as we explain the difference between the two and why you might choose one over the other. 

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Sony ZV-1 Release Debuts a Vlogging Camera In a Compact Package

Sony ZV-1 Release Debuts a Vlogging Camera In a Compact Package

Posted on 04-06-2020
Sony's new compact may be the best vlogging camera.

The Sony ZV-1 introduces many new vlogging features in a compact camera. Read to learn all the new features, our takeaways, and sample images.

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Tags: vlog
When & Why to Use a Monopod

When & Why to Use a Monopod

Posted on 02-06-2020
How do I use this funky thing?

While almost every photographer is comfortable using a tripod, monopods are a bit less common. While these single-legged supports may seem a bit funky, they have a ton of usefulness in a variety of situations, and are generally underappreciated. We discuss when and how to use a monopod, different types of monopods and the advantages vs a tripod. 

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How To Clean Your Camera Lens

How To Clean Your Camera Lens

Posted on 27-05-2020
Keep your gear purring with regular maintenance!

Cleaning your lens is a vital step in order to keep your photos sharp and extend your gear's life. We offer a simple step-by-step guide on when and how to clean your lenses.

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Long Exposure in Landscape Photography

Long Exposure in Landscape Photography

Posted on 20-05-2020
Long Exposure in Landscape Photography

In what situations do you want to use long exposure when photographing landscapes, and what gear is needed to do so? 

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Tags: landscape
Utilising High-Speed Photography For Sports

Utilising High-Speed Photography For Sports

Posted on 13-05-2020
Leverage burst shooting to improve your sports photography.

Sports photography can be challenging, but an understanding of the technical elements can help. We discuss how to utilise high-speed shooting to take your sports photography to the next level.

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Tags: sports
Off-Camera Flash Techniques

Off-Camera Flash Techniques

Posted on 06-05-2020
How to take your flash off-camera.

Taking your flash off-camera can unlock a wide array of possiblities that are not achievable otherwise. We take a look at what off-camera flash is, how you can acheive it, and important flash positions. 

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Tags: lighting
Flash Buyer's Guide

Flash Buyer's Guide

Posted on 05-05-2020
What you need to know and our recommendations

Getting into flash photography is often an intimidating step, but it doesn't need to be. We discuss the major factors that you'll want to consider when looking into a flash unit, and recommend our picks for the best flashes across the major brands.

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Getting Started with Landscape Photography

Getting Started with Landscape Photography

Posted on 29-04-2020
How to take incredible landscape images.

The success of a great landscape image comes long before you press the shutter button. We discuss how to get started taking amazing landscape photography.

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Tags: landscape

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