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Focal Length Explained

Focal Length Explained

Posted on 07-04-2022
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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Why You Need a Filter for Your Lens

Why You Need a Filter for Your Lens

Posted on 10-03-2022
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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The Rule of Thirds

The Rule of Thirds

Posted on 10-02-2022
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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WTF is a 'Stop', and Why You Should Care

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

Posted on 03-02-2022
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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Getting Started with Video

Getting Started with Video

Posted on 20-01-2022
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 23-12-2021
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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Introduction to Shallow Depth of Field

Introduction to Shallow Depth of Field

Posted on 16-12-2021
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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