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Have you ever finished a shoot only to find your ISO was set too high or panic because you weren’t sure which camera setting was messing up your shot? Taking a few minutes zeroing out your camera after a shoot will prevent lost images and reduce frustration.

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The first thing a new camera prompts you to do is to set the date and time, and this is one default that I heartily agree with. I recently borrowed a camera that had the date set incorrectly and it has really screwed up my system. Here are three reasons to take 22.5 seconds and […]

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The White Balance setting on your camera is one of the most important choices to make. This control can be used to neutralize any color cast in an image and to set the overall color (or tone) for the scene. White is most often used as a reference point because it is the perfect blend of all […]

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Recently I let one of my workshop students use my Nikon D3s and zoom lens. I (like many of you) have my custom settings on that camera placed exactly where I want them. I am so used to them being “right” that I sometimes forget to check them. Well sure enough, after letting someone use […]

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If you have an old compact flash card or IBM microdrive sitting around that you no longer use, I have an idea for you. Use it to save your camera settings. Most digital single lens reflex (DSLR) cameras allow you to save your settings. It can take 15 minutes to set one of these babies […]

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