Getting Started

Getting Started with Video

Getting Started with Video

Posted on 10-06-2021
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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Audio for Video - A Beginner's Guide

Audio for Video - A Beginner's Guide

Posted on 11-05-2021
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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Mirrorless Cameras vs DSLRs – Head to Head

Mirrorless Cameras vs DSLRs – Head to Head

Posted on 04-05-2021
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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How Many Megapixels is Enough?

How Many Megapixels is Enough?

Posted on 27-04-2021
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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When & Why to Use a Monopod

When & Why to Use a Monopod

Posted on 20-04-2021
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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Prime or Zoom Lens - Which is Right for You?

Prime or Zoom Lens - Which is Right for You?

Posted on 15-04-2021
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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The Exposure Triangle

The Exposure Triangle

Posted on 18-03-2021
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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When Is The Right Time To Purchase A Camera?

When Is The Right Time To Purchase A Camera?

Posted on 02-03-2021
When to pull the trigger can be a big decision

With so many camera models releasing all the time, not only do you need to think of what camera to buy, but when to buy it. You want to make sure you're getting the best deal, and that it's the right time to buy. We discuss the thought process of a purchase decision. 

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Battle of the Brands: Nikon vs. Sony

Battle of the Brands: Nikon vs. Sony

Posted on 26-01-2021
Which brand is right for you?

Every brand has it's strengths, and when purchasing your first camera you'll want to buy into an ecosystem that excels at the styles of photography that you are interested in. In this article we look closely at Nikon and Sony, their strengths, and how they compare for a variety of photography styles.

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Shutter Speed Explained

Shutter Speed Explained

Posted on 19-01-2021
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 Major Strengths of Each Camera Brand

The Major Strengths of Each Camera Brand

Posted on 05-01-2021
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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