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Composition tells the story and feelings within a scene
How I spent my Covid-19 ‘vacation’ so far
Photography 101: Why focal length matters
Sigma 100-400mm offers superior performance in a compact footprint
Work the scene better: Tighter compositions make better photographs
Tamron announces upcoming 70-300mm for Sony
How much crop is too much?
Does the new Olympus 100-400mm hit the mark?
How did I survive the pandemic as a photographic educator?
Fuji makes it easy to use your camera as a webcam
Sigma announces new 24-70mm for E and L-mount
Why are there so many lens choices?

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Tamron announces upcoming 70-300mm for Sony

UPDATE, September 25, 2020: Tamron has announced pricing and availability of the 70-300mm lens for Sony E-mount. The lens is set to be released October 29, 2020 for $549. Preorders are now available. Tonight, Tamron announced the development of a

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How much crop is too much?

How much crop is too much? I recently got asked this question and my smart aleck response was, “if there are no pixels left, you cropped in too much!” But it is a fair question, right? So, how much crop

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Sigma announces new 24-70mm for E and L-mount

Overnight, Sigma announced the launch of its 24-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Art zoom lens for full-frame cameras. Available in an E-mount and L-mount, this lens is the second newly-designed Art zoom lens, featuring a large f/2.8 aperture. The release follows

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Why are there so many lens choices?

Why are there so many lens choices for your camera? The simple answer is that every photographer sees the world differently requiring the use of different focal length lenses. Different photographers, different lens choice For example, landscape photographers typically use

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Creative Christmas tree light photography

Christmas is a wonderful time of year for us photographers because we get to experiment with all of the beautiful colors and shapes associated with the season. I’m always striving to find new ways to be creative, so last year I

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Should I get a prime or zoom lens?

When I first started photography, I didn’t take my buddy’s advice — invest in a better quality lens before upgrading your camera. It was a mistake I never made again. So when it came time to decide if I need

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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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Why are passion projects so important?

Why are passion projects so important? I really don’t think it matters what genre you photograph, or even what sort of creative you actually are. Photographer, videographer, musician, painter, sculpture, writer … if you are of the creative type, I am

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Birds and bridge cameras

A friend asked if it’s possible to make nice pictures of birds with her Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 bridge camera. I already knew the answer to that question but I wanted to illustrate my point. Spoiler alert: The answer is yes.

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