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If you’re like me, you got a new camera and dove in, shooting like a madman and making all kinds of pictures of all kinds of things. After a few gazillion pictures, I was starting to figure out a few things about my camera and how it worked. I remember that my world really changed […]

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WIYB-Joe-McNally

Melissa Niu of Photofocus and Chase Reynolds of LensRentals.com talk with commercial photographer Joe McNally about what he’d like to see in the next Nikon professional camera.

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WIYB-Alan-Hess

Join Melissa Niu of Photofocus and Chase Reynolds of LensRentals.com as they talk with concert photographer Alan Hess about the future of cameras and the advantages of using autofocus over manual focus.

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I put together a short tutorial to help Canon users get the most out of using Autofocus on their DSLR cameras.  The autofocus controls are often faster and achieve more accurate results than you can get with the manual controls. Explore how to use autofocus in this brief tutorial. You may also find it helpful to […]

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The way I see it, your camera does three things to make a picture: focuses, adjusts brightness, and adjusts color. I know that’s a simplified description, but to me as a creative, that’s all that matters. And the one that matters most is focus. Nothing directs your viewer’s eye as quickly and as powerfully as […]

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Nikon D7000, 85mm f/1.8, f/5.6, 1/160s, ISO 400.

Nikon D7000, 85mm f/1.8, f/5.6, 1/160s, ISO 400. You need to change two things in your camera. First, set your camera so that there is one autofocus square lighting up when you press the shutter halfway down to focus. This lets you choose where to place the focus point (using arrow keys on the back […]

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There are a series of articles on the Web right now about lenses, new camera bodies and autofocus claims. Olympus and Canon for instance have made some pretty bold claims about their newer cameras and the fast AF that you can find on each. I have tested these claims – not with special testing equipment […]

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