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If you’re just getting into photography, it can be rather intimidating. What’s ISO? Aperture? Shutter speed? How do I get that really cool blurred background look? Well, Viewbug is here to help. With a free month exclusive to Photofocus readers,
At a fundamental level, the shutter speed you use when capturing a photo primarily determines how motion is conveyed in the image. But how do you decide which shutter speed is best for a given scene? Fast times With a
Recently, I saw a message in a photography Facebook group that asked why a person was having trouble taking pictures with her camera. The camera was having trouble focusing in a low-light situation, and no matter what she did, she
When I purchased my first DSLR — a Nikon D5100 — it came with a kit lens. It was 18-55mm and had a variable aperture of f/3.5-5.6. While the focal range was fairly common and a great starter, the limits
Whether you use it in-camera or in your post-processing software, you ultimately will come across a set of mountains that help to describe the pixel distribution by the brightness of your image. This mountainous graphic is known as a histogram.
One question I’m asked a lot is “Where does all the noise come from when my camera is set to ISO 100?” The answer is simple. The photograph is underexposed. What is ISO? Grain vs. noise Back in the film
Gearing up to shoot gorgeous snowy scenes this frosty season? Winter photography comes with its own set of challenges, but many photographers simply can’t resist the charm of winter scenes. Whether you’re still looking for inspiration or some new ideas
With winter officially underway, my wife decided it’s time for warmer colors in the bathroom. If you may recall, I created some new images for the spring season with close-ups of white orchids. I ordered the Xpozer 4-Pack and added an
I love it when photographers get extra creative with documenting daily life and the most mundane things out of it. It can be challenging to single out something interesting to capture in everyday things. It’s easy to fall into the
One of the most common questions I get asked is about if whether I have frightening encounters with animals when I am photographing at night. The answer is yes. People always think that it’s things like dogs, coyotes and snakes.
Have you been shooting 35mm film for a while and are considering moving to medium format next? You may have encountered 645 (6-by-4.5 cm) as one of the formats available for 120 film. But, is it the right film format