Archive for January, 2010

Quick Tip: Shoot With Two Cameras

Quick Tip: Shoot With Two Cameras

Maybe you have a few lenses in your collection now and you’re happy. Maybe you shoot nothing but landscapes or still life photos and don’t see the need. Maybe you just don’t see what you’d do with a second camera body, except to have it as a backup. Here’s why you really need one…

Megapixel Mania

Megapixel Mania

The megapixel—which, incidentally, is one million pixels—has become an advertising and marketing person’s dream metric—keep adding more of ’em, and they’ll keep buying more of ’em. But should this be your primary consideration when making a new camera purchase?

How to Handhold Slow Shutter Speeds

How to Handhold Slow Shutter Speeds

Everyone has encountered this problem: you’re out shooting, working through a situation, when suddenly you find yourself confronted with a photo you want to shoot, but to do so you really should use a tripod, which is blocks away back in the trunk of your car…

How Do You Know When You’ve Got the Shot?

How Do You Know When You’ve Got the Shot?

You’re out photographing, working a situation, looking for the best angle, the best light, the right lens. You’re thinking, framing, composing, then BAM! You shoot an image that you JUST KNOW is the one! The question is, what do you do then? Do you stop? Do you move on? What do you do?

How to Decide: Manual Exposure or Auto Exposure?

How to Decide: Manual Exposure or Auto Exposure?

I have a simple, quick calculation I make when deciding whether to shoot something on Manual exposure or one of the Auto exposure settings on my camera. Here’s how to decide for yourself…

A Photo Walkabout–Of Ice and Images

A Photo Walkabout–Of Ice and Images

Yesterday I layered up with what little I have in the way of cold-weather gear and went out for a little local photowalk. There was ice on the ground and frost everywhere and I quickly forgot the cold (sort of). What follows are some of the images I made on this stroll…

Proper Digital Photography Exposure: How To Get It Right

Proper Digital Photography Exposure: How To Get It Right

Do you know how to properly expose your images with your DSLR? Do you simply put it on one of the automatic settings and let it go at that? How about the ‘+/-‘ exposure setting on your camera? Nailing the best digital photography exposure is not as simple as it might look…

Quick Tip–Managing Your Flash Cards

Quick Tip–Managing Your Flash Cards

Have you ever had that sickening feeling when you realized that you had reformatted a card with images on it that you still needed? That feeling in your stomach, knowing that your day had just gotten a lot harder? Read on….