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The Rule of Thirds

The Rule of Thirds

Posted on 10-09-2020
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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Getting Started with Video

Getting Started with Video

Posted on 25-08-2020
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
WTF is a 'Stop', and Why You Should Care

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

Posted on 20-08-2020
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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Tags: lighting
Sensor Size Explained

Sensor Size Explained

Posted on 13-08-2020
Why should you care about sensor size?

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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Audio for Video - A Beginner's Guide

Audio for Video - A Beginner's Guide

Posted on 16-07-2020
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 Exposure Triangle

The Exposure Triangle

Posted on 09-07-2020
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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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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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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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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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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