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Five steps to get out of Auto mode
Embrace your ISO
What the heck is the exposure triangle?
Photography without a tripod: Three useful tips
Why knowing camera settings are helpful
Photography 101: Using Auto ISO
Why noise doesn’t really matter
High ISO is not necessarily a photographers enemy
How to get photos with perfect exposure 100% of the time
Everything you need to know about photo math
Weekly Wrap-Up: Jan. 27-Feb. 2, 2019
Photography 101: What is ISO?

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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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Photography 101: Using Auto ISO

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Why noise doesn’t really matter

Does noise really matter all that much in portraits? I think people are too hung up on having their images 100% noiseless, whereas the crisper and sharper, the better. And that’s just the point isn’t it? People are hung up

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High ISO is not necessarily a photographers enemy

Technology changes. High ISO’s are no longer the monsters we photographers have made them out to be. Increased processing power and camera improvements are removing my objections to noise. Anti-aliasing low pass filters are being removed as well.  As a

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Photo Math

Everything you need to know about photo math

Photo math isn’t math at all. It’s arithmetic. It’s adding and subtracting light. It’s also either multiplying by 2 or dividing by 2. That’s it. Photo arithmetic is easy. It all starts with a stop. What is a stop? A

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Weekly Wrap-Up: Jan. 27-Feb. 2, 2019

The Weekly Wrap-up compiles interesting articles published this week on Photofocus. This week, we tackled the ins and outs of ISO, got tips on how to recover tough exposures, began to tackle Facebook ads, got some tips on photographing newborns,

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Photography 101: What is ISO?

When it comes to exposure in photography, it seems that most photographers have a reasonably good understanding of the impact of both the shutter speed and the lens aperture. But the role of the ISO setting can be a bit

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Shutter Priority and when to use it

Shutter Priority exposure mode is a fantastic tool for controlling how motion appears in your final image. This exposure mode allows the photographer to set the shutter speed while the camera determines the aperture. Most DSLR and mirrorless cameras offer

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The advantage of Auto ISO

In photography, ISO is a rating of your camera sensor’s sensitivity to light. A lower ISO like 50 or 100 means that the sensor will require longer shutter speeds and larger apertures to properly expose an image. A higher ISO

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On Nature: What settings should I use for wildlife photography?

When we talk about photographing behaviors and events as they unfold, we think in terms of being “reactive”, or shooting on the fly. In a studio setting, we are “proactive”, we make decisions about pretty much every characteristic of the photo before it is taken. My goal with wildlife photography is to be more “proactive” and make as many choices before the action begins as possible, so I am not fumbling with settings when the good stuff goes down!

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Passing By

Photography 101: Using Auto ISO

In its simplest terms, ISO is your camera sensor’s sensitivity to light. As ISO numbers increase, so does the camera’s ability to capture more light. In bright, daylight conditions, you can use a low ISO value. For darker scenarios, you

Read More
JuliePowell_Noise Header

Why noise doesn’t really matter

Does noise really matter all that much in portraits? I think people are too hung up on having their images 100% noiseless, whereas the crisper and sharper, the better. And that’s just the point isn’t it? People are hung up

Read More
crane_P1292160_night_2560p

High ISO is not necessarily a photographers enemy

Technology changes. High ISO’s are no longer the monsters we photographers have made them out to be. Increased processing power and camera improvements are removing my objections to noise. Anti-aliasing low pass filters are being removed as well.  As a

Read More
Photo Math

Everything you need to know about photo math

Photo math isn’t math at all. It’s arithmetic. It’s adding and subtracting light. It’s also either multiplying by 2 or dividing by 2. That’s it. Photo arithmetic is easy. It all starts with a stop. What is a stop? A

Read More
wrapup-020219

Weekly Wrap-Up: Jan. 27-Feb. 2, 2019

The Weekly Wrap-up compiles interesting articles published this week on Photofocus. This week, we tackled the ins and outs of ISO, got tips on how to recover tough exposures, began to tackle Facebook ads, got some tips on photographing newborns,

Read More
Tim_Grey-ISO-Featured_Image

Photography 101: What is ISO?

When it comes to exposure in photography, it seems that most photographers have a reasonably good understanding of the impact of both the shutter speed and the lens aperture. But the role of the ISO setting can be a bit

Read More
hagen_170909_273_1920x1080

Shutter Priority and when to use it

Shutter Priority exposure mode is a fantastic tool for controlling how motion appears in your final image. This exposure mode allows the photographer to set the shutter speed while the camera determines the aperture. Most DSLR and mirrorless cameras offer

Read More
hagen_180715_0971-1920x1080

The advantage of Auto ISO

In photography, ISO is a rating of your camera sensor’s sensitivity to light. A lower ISO like 50 or 100 means that the sensor will require longer shutter speeds and larger apertures to properly expose an image. A higher ISO

Read More
The On Nature column by Jason Hahn on Photofocus

On Nature: What settings should I use for wildlife photography?

When we talk about photographing behaviors and events as they unfold, we think in terms of being “reactive”, or shooting on the fly. In a studio setting, we are “proactive”, we make decisions about pretty much every characteristic of the photo before it is taken. My goal with wildlife photography is to be more “proactive” and make as many choices before the action begins as possible, so I am not fumbling with settings when the good stuff goes down!

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