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The Rule of Thirds

The Rule of Thirds

Posted on 06-12-2019
Breaking down the Rule of Thirds and how it can help your photography.

The Rule of Thirds is a fundamental photography composition technique that you've likely heard mentioned. While rules are always made to be broken, having a strong understanding of the rule of thirds, including how and when to apply it, is critical. We discuss the rule of thirds, what it is, and when to use it in different situations.

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Focal Length Explained

Focal Length Explained

Posted on 11-11-2019
How focal length affects your images.

Focal length is the major defining characteristic of any lens. We discuss focal length, what it is, and how it affects your photography, as well as popular genres of photography and which focal lengths excel for these purposes. 

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Battle of the Brands: Nikon vs. Sony

Battle of the Brands: Nikon vs. Sony

Posted on 29-10-2019
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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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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How Many Megapixels is Enough?

How Many Megapixels is Enough?

Posted on 05-08-2019
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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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
Why You Need a Filter for Your Lens

Why You Need a Filter for Your Lens

Posted on 30-05-2019
What are filters, what do they do, and why should you use one?

Do you need a filter for your lens or is it just added expense? And why does there seem to be 50 different types of filters? We discuss filter types, what they do, and why you should probably have one.

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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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