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Using a low aperture for getting the shot in tricky light
Mastering depth of field
What the heck is the exposure triangle?
Why knowing camera settings are helpful
Photography 101: Why do I want to control depth of field?
The Enthusiast’s Guide to Exposure: Aperture & lens choice
The Enthusiast’s Guide to Exposure: Depth of field
The Enthusiast’s Guide to Exposure: The aperture unit and settings
The Enthusiast’s Guide to Exposure: What is an aperture?
Why I only use prime lenses
Portrait Tips: Don’t waste your cash on fast lenses
DIY bokeh shape photography

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Why knowing camera settings are helpful

I am an administrator for two Facebook groups — Long Exposure Photography and Long Exposure Creativity. Every once in a while, I see people asking, “What are your camera settings?” Invariably, someone will say, “What does it matter? EXIF settings

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The Enthusiast’s Guide to Exposure: Depth of field

This series of articles is excerpted from Rocky Nook’s Enthusiast’s Guide to Exposure by John Greengo covers the controls — shutter, aperture and ISO. The week, John covers depth of field. Depth of field With large apertures(low numbers, e.g., f/1.4,

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Why I only use prime lenses

Why would I choose to only use prime lenses while there are many other great options out there? This sounds like a legitimate question, doesn’t it? Here’s how I became obsessed with primes! The one that started it all While

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DIY bokeh shape photography

The holidays are upon us and it’s time to take out your camera and make some fun images. I thought I would share how I take pictures of out of focus highlights and change them into different shapes using cardboard,

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Easy ways to create bokeh

Bokeh is a word you use to describe the effect of the blur or out of focus background that you get when shooting a subject. Simply put, bokeh is the pleasing or aesthetic quality of the out-of-focus blur in your

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Four ways to photograph white backgrounds

Sometimes the simplest things can produce the most results. Sometimes the least expensive things can open up more doors than you ever thought was possible. Sometimes photography feels like magic. White backgrounds are such things. Below, I will be sharing

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Visual communication: How to read photographs

As photographers, we all strive to be able to encapsulate our thoughts, ideas and messages in compelling images. But, how many of us actually take the time to learn how to better read photographs? What do we really know about

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