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WTF is a 'Stop', and Why You Should Care

WTF is a 'Stop', and Why You Should Care

Posted on 11-10-2019
Pro photographer Sharon Blance discusses a commonly misunderstood concept

Professional photographer Sharon Blance tackles the often-misunderstood concept of a 'Stop'. Understanding the ins-and-outs of this measurement of light can have a great positive impact on your photography and help in making the journey away from Auto and towards Manual modes.

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Shutter Speed Explained

Shutter Speed Explained

Posted on 07-10-2019
How does shutter speed affect your photography?

Shutter speed is one of the three pillars of photography, and a good understanding of it will allow you to adjust your exposure more accurately and take more creative photos. We discuss what shutter speed is, how it affects exposure and motion, rules of thumb, and more.

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The Exposure Triangle

The Exposure Triangle

Posted on 01-10-2019
Understanding the exposure triangle is critical to advanced photography

Exposure is a core concept of photography, and the exposure triangle explains how your three primary manual controls - aperture, shutter speed and ISO - combine to affect your exposure. Understanding these controls and how they interact is critical in learning how to manually exposure your images.

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Prime or Zoom Lens - Which is Right for You?

Prime or Zoom Lens - Which is Right for You?

Posted on 18-09-2019
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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Audio for Video - A Beginner's Guide

Audio for Video - A Beginner's Guide

Posted on 13-09-2019
How to get started recording high-quality audio

While good audio recording is critical to a successful video, it is easy to overlook for new videographers. We discuss the basics of recording audio for video, including why audio is important, necessary gear, differences between on-camera mics and sync sound systems, and more.

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Tags: video
The Major Strengths of Each Camera Brand

The Major Strengths of Each Camera Brand

Posted on 06-09-2019
Know where each brand excels

When looking to purchase your first camera, it's not uncommon to look at the huge amount of choice in the market and be overwhelmed. One thing that can help with this is to understand the major brands and what their strengths are, as it provides a great starting point. We cover the strengths of the major brands so you can jump in with confidence.

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When & Why to Use a Monopod

When & Why to Use a Monopod

Posted on 05-09-2019
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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Getting Started with Video

Getting Started with Video

Posted on 05-06-2019
It may seem daunting, but getting started with video is doable

Jumping from photo to video can be a daunting task. We discuss how to navigate the change, getting coverage and B-roll, camera movement & gear, and more.

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Tags: video
Mirrorless Cameras vs DSLRs – Head to Head

Mirrorless Cameras vs DSLRs – Head to Head

Posted on 20-05-2019
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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Sensor Size Explained

Sensor Size Explained

Posted on 12-05-2019

You've heard the terms Micro 4/3rds, APS-C and Full Frame. What do they all mean, and what EXACTLY will be the impact on your photography when shooting with one or the other? We take a deep dive into sensor size, including theory, recommendations and decision points.

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