Technical

Why I Have Filters On My Lenses

Should I put filters on my lenses

So the question arises – again – “why do I need filters on my lenses?”  And as a picture can tell a thousand words…well…I’d show you a photo if I was thinking straight at the time but I was horrified – that my camera strap came apart – and yes – my 5DmkIII fell to…

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Lithium Battery Issues in Cold Weather

Smartphones or rather their lithium ion batteries are downright unreliable in the cold, and with the newer slimmer phones they are worse than ever… but there is more: I’ve been taking a lot of photos with the iPhone 6 lately and at the moment it is snowing where I live so I am often out…

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Photography New Year’s Resolutions

Walking - Camera in Hand in Frame

If you’re going to take better photos this year, you need a plan…New Year’s resolutions for photographers So…I know “New Year’s Resolutions” are corny…but we all have aspirations.  How’s it going so far?? Time slips away doesn’t it…not to mention that it seems like every year it slips by faster than the one before… If…

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How to Make a Speed Strap

Speed Strap instructions

Now don’t get me wrong – BlackRapid camera straps and accessories are awesome, but if you are not that flush with funds, then you can make your own with a few easy to get parts! First of all, the principle of this type of strap/sling, is to allow the camera to move freely and quickly from…

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The Exposure Triangle – Free Cheat Sheet

Exposure Triangle www.GreatPhotoTutorials.com

There are lots of ways to explain the 3 most important factors in taking better photos – it’s a delicate balance between Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO –  and it’s not easy to imprint mentally – it takes time…we’ve got a variety of cheat sheets to illustrate it – if this one grabs you CLICK HERE to…

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How to Photograph the Moon

  There is always a buzz leading up to a Lunar Eclipse or ‘Blood Moon’ or even a ‘Super Moon’ and as I am writing this I am preparing to photograph tonight’s Blood Moon ( Oct 2014) so I thought I’d share some tips and tricks I use for photographing a full moon. The best shots…

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Metering Modes Made Simple

metering modes cheat sheet - www.GreatPhotoTutorials.com

You camera’s Metering Modes can be a bit confusing…which one do you choose?? To achieve correct exposure, you camera has to evaluate the light reflecting from what it is seeing.  Your camera has a variety of metering options to fine tune it’s light metering ability depending on the situation at hand. The following information is…

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Lighthearted B+W ND Filter Review

I recently treated myself to a brand new and rather expensive B+W Neutral Density filter.  Actually it has been in my camera bag for a few months waiting for a high country nature based adventure to use it.  I have mostly Hoya filters and the B+W sticks out in my camera bag in it’s big…

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Shoot Legendary Photos – PhotoPills Review

I think this is the photo tip of the year!   ‘PhotoPills’ – I just bought this app and cannot wait to use it – this is the best ever photo tool for landscape photographers. Actually, it would have saved HEAPS of time and driving while trying to plan the last super full moon… Generally…

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Earth Shattering Industry Changes…

  I cannot let go of my beloved full size pro Canon cameras and lenses at this point…but I was flicking through a few of my not too bad iphone photos yesterday, wishing I had bothered to drag out the big camera at those moments for higher quality commercially viable shots ….and I had to ponder again…

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