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10 Tips for Night Photography

I always get a funny look when I head out of the house when it gets dark and say I am going to take photos. I am always asked the same thing “Isn’t it too dark?”. Yes…and that is perfect! Taking night photography is a different beast than just regular daylight photography. You have to do more research Continue reading 10 Tips for Night Photography

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Photography Basics: What is ISO and Shutter Speed?

Along with aperture, there are 2 more important sides to the exposure triangle; ISO and Shutter Speed. It is imperative to understand all three and know how they work in order to advance your photography. This article, I will how to set your ISO and Shutter Speed and when to use them. Continue reading Photography Basics: What is ISO and Shutter Speed?

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Photography Basics: What is Aperture?

Out of all the elements of the exposure triangle, aperture, seems to trip beginning photographers up the most. Even for me, in the beginning I would hear other photographers talk about getting a 24-70mm f2.8 lens and I would wonder what the heck f2.8 meant. I also wanted to know Continue reading Photography Basics: What is Aperture?

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Is Your Kit Lens “Good Enough”?

I have been looking around on a few photography and videography blogs and it seems glass (lenses) are a hot topic. It sounds like most photographers or photography teachers are always pushing people towards upgrading their kit lens to something a bit more professional, but is this really that necessary for beginning photographers? Continue reading Is Your Kit Lens “Good Enough”?

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GoPro Hero 3 Test Video

Last weekend I set out to test my newly mounted GoPro Hero 3 on my motorcycle helmet. I have taken a couple other test videos in the past using a handlebar mount but never really had good success with placement. Since I have a tall windshield it is really tough to get clear shots. Sometimes I resorted to just holding it while driving which isn’t the safest way to go.

This video shows about a 25-minute ride around the town of Greensboro and Jamestown North Carolina. Look forward to more videos with the GoPro!

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3 Advantages of Getting a Full-Frame Camera

It seems one of the first things amateur photographers think about once they have been doing photography for a while is “Do I need to get a full frame camera?”. Heck, I did the same thing. My first real DSLR was a Canon T2i (550D) and after about 4 years with it, I thought I needed a full frame upgrade. Continue reading 3 Advantages of Getting a Full-Frame Camera

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The BEST and CHEAPEST Portrait Lens!

There are tons of lenses out there and each one of them has a specific purpose. I was wanting to know the best and cheapest lens to get the best portrait photos. In my testing, the best lens I have found if you are on a budget, is what is commonly called The Nifty Fifty. Continue reading The BEST and CHEAPEST Portrait Lens!