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Photography 101: The difference between AF-S and AF-C
Portrait Tips: Event portraits need more tries
Are you nuts? You can’t use AF-C for macro photography!
Olympus tracking focus for wildlife photography
You’ve got a new camera. Now what? Part two
You’ve got a new camera. Now what? Part one
Calibrating your camera’s autofocus system with the Datacolor SpyderLENSCAL
An in-depth look at the Olympus OM-D E-M1X
Photography 101: Why won’t my camera take the picture?
Becoming a Better Drone Photographer: How to setup your DJI Drone Camera in Full Auto Mode
Mirrorless Camera Maniac: Focus Peaking
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Mirrorless Camera Maniac: Focus Peaking

I started photography with a K1000 camera which required manual focus and had a cat’s eye style focusing screen. It was very apparent when I was focused at the wrong distance because the top and bottom halves of the image

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Mirrorless Camera Maniac: Focus Priority Settings

Our latest cameras boast lightning-quick autofocus and it’s a good thing because my kids and their cousins are lightning-quick subjects, not to mention sports and wildlife subjects. The thing is, your camera has two or three options related to autofocus

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Spectators watch the Aeroshell airobatic team at Atlanta's Peachtree DeKalb airport. Photo by Kevin Ames

Take Control with Back Button Focusing

By default, pressing the shutter button down half way activates the autofocus feature. It’s handy, quick and can lead to some compositional issues. Center of the frame syndrome The autofocus sensors are most accurate at the center of the viewfinder.

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How to Use Manual Focus Lenses

My first digital camera was a Nikon D90, and, as with the other 23 changeable lens cameras I’ve owned since, it was intended for autofocus. You’re just supposed to put the focus point where you want to focus and let

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Get the perfect crop with CompositionAI

With CompositionAI in the new LuminarAI, you can get the perfect copy and fix perspective issues in no time flat. Photofocus publisher Rich Harrington shows you how to get things done. Save on LuminarAI and get our free Boot Camp

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Avoiding memory card chaos

As photographers, we often take for granted one of the most important pieces of equipment we can invest in — memory cards. Whether you use CF or SD cards, there’s some simple things to remember in order to avoid card failure.

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Exposure Tactics: Mastering exposure with Kevin Ames

Exposure Tactics: Mastering exposure

This Exposure Tactics post explains what a “technically proper” exposure is and how to get there. Remember I said technically proper, not creatively right. The three photos above are with different exposures. Each one brings out a different feeling or

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Mind Your Own Business: New year, new plans!

Welcome to Mind Your Own Business, the podcast that helps photographers improve their business and their lives! Today Skip and I have a detailed discussion about what photographers can do to make 2021 (and 2022, actually) better than ever. “Growth

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Going wide with 24mm for street photography

For many photographers, 35mm is the ideal focal length for street photography. However, if you’ve ever been curious about wide you can go with your choice of lenses for this genre, the quick video above by Pierre Lambert will give

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