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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10 Essential Terms Every Beginner Photographer Should Know

10 Essential Terms Every Beginner Photographer Should Know

Posted on 22-06-2020
Get up to speed with the basics!

Starting out in photography can often feel like an exercise in jargon-deciphering. We break down 10 common terms that are critical knowledge for new photographers.

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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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Introduction to Shallow Depth of Field

Introduction to Shallow Depth of Field

Posted on 10-06-2020
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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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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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 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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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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Sensor Size Explained

Sensor Size Explained

Posted on 12-05-2019
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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