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Mastering depth of field
Learn with the tools and options you have on hand
Photography 101: Why do I want to control depth of field?
No, not all your images need that creamy bokeh look
The major pros and cons of focus stacking for landscapes
Understanding depth of field in nature photography
The Enthusiast’s Guide to Exposure: Depth of field
Why I only use prime lenses
Portrait Tips: Save money, use a long lens for shallow depth
Understanding exposure: The aperture setting
Quick Tip: Get Close to Achieve a Shallow Depth of Field
Portrait Tips: Always Do This When Photographing Kids

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Understanding depth of field in nature photography

Like many, I find nature photography enjoyable and a fantastic hobby. As a professional videographer, many concepts I’ve learned apply to nature photography. One of the most important is depth of field. Depth of field Proper depth of field can

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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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Understanding exposure: The aperture setting

Exposure is the process of choosing the correct settings on your camera to produce a picture that “looks right;” not too bright, not too dark, and sharp where it should be. While your camera will figure all of this out

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DSLR Video Weekly: Controlling Depth of Field

This is article #19 in the DSLR Video Weekly series.  If you’d like the whole thing in one shot, check out the book Creating DSLR Video: From Snapshots to Great Shots. Once you get the hang of video, be sure to monetize

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Portrait Tips: Consider the Background

I’m a big believer that the most important thing in the picture should be the people. Many clients want to know where we’ll shoot, where is a great background. I’m usually not looking for great backgrounds–I’m usually looking for backgrounds

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Monetizing personal projects: The musician

The subject of monetizing personal projects is near and dear to my heart. I put together a ninety-minute presentation about the subject and shared it with my fellow photographers to a wonderful reception. A phone call leads to art In

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Astrophotography mistakes beginners usually make

There’s no question that astrophotography is one of the most interesting genres to get into. Photographing deep sky objects is especially exciting and rewarding, whether you’re a beginner or already years into it. However, to be able to make the

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Fun with a fisheye: The Sigma 15mm f/2.8

“Fisheye lenses are gimmicks.” Lots of photographers think so. Most have never used one, but I don’t travel without one. The 15mm f/2.8 fisheye lens from Sigma is less than three inches in diameter and length. It weighs in at

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Free photoshoots: Why do I do them?

This image that you see right here — the cover one — is a photo I took with a triathlon athlete for her blog. Did I get money for that? No. Am I happy with that? Yes. Will I do

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