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Ron Leach  |  Dec 21, 2017  |  0 comments

It’s that time of year again, when our friends at TheCameraStoreTV knock back a few drinks and reveal what they consider the “Best & Worst Photo/Video Gear of the Year.” If you saw our post from 2016, you know that these annual “awards” are informative and hilarious.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 18, 2017  |  0 comments

Purchasing a new camera is a daunting task, whether you’re an amateur or pro, because of the myriad of options to consider. Do you want to stick with the brand you already own, or make a switch? How about the choice between a full-frame or crop-sensor camera? And there's also the decision between a DSLR and a more compact mirrorless model. 

Ron Leach  |  Dec 13, 2017  |  0 comments

Achieving a correct exposure is the first step toward capturing a great image, and on Monday we explained how to do that by bracketing your shots. In today’s tutorial, you’ll learn another way to get things right, by using your camera’s histogram.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 12, 2017  |  0 comments

The autofocus system in a modern DSLR camera is truly a wonder of technology. And there’s a lot going on under the hood that you may not totally understand. But fear not, because the quick video below explains everything you need to know to achieve optimum results.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 11, 2017  |  0 comments

One way to make sure you nail a perfectly exposed image under difficult lighting conditions is to bracket shots by making what you think is a “correct” exposure, followed by a few more that are incrementally lighter and darker. As you’ll see in the four-minute video below, there’s a bit more to precise bracketing than you may think.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 08, 2017  |  0 comments

This time of year many photographers are thinking about upgrading their gear. When choosing a new camera, it usually comes down to your budget and the type of photography you do most.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 01, 2017  |  0 comments

Earlier this week we featured a video demonstrating how to customize your camera by tweaking its AUTO default settings. Today’s helpful tutorial takes things a step further by explaining how to shoot in the Manual exposure mode for maximum creative control.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 30, 2017  |  0 comments

Virtually all modern digital cameras enable you to achieve accurate color rendition by changing a simple White Balance setting to match the color temperature of the light in a scene. Unfortunately, many photographers leave their camera set to “Auto White Balance,” thereby capturing photos with unsightly color casts.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 27, 2017  |  0 comments

The first thing most serious photographers do after buying a new camera is to change many of the default settings to match their particular style and the type of images they shoot most. If you need some help with this important task, all you have to do is watch the quick video below.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 16, 2017  |  0 comments

The autofocus systems in today’s advanced digital cameras are truly wonders of modern engineering, with greater speed and precision than ever before. In fact, some photographers aren’t completely aware of everything the AF system in their DSLR can do.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 14, 2017  |  0 comments

Two of our favorite holidays, Thanksgiving and Black Friday, are right around the corner. And if you’d like to save some cash on photo gear, check out these great deals on Nikon cameras, lenses and accessories.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 09, 2017  |  0 comments

Whether you’re a professional photographer or a passionate amateur, one sure way to shoot better is to learn how to shoot faster, so you never miss capturing a fleeting moment. In the quick video below, the folks at Mango Street demonstrate three ways to customize a camera so everything you need is right at your fingertips.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 07, 2017  |  0 comments

One important consideration when comparing cameras with different size sensors is the depth of field they provide and how they render out of focus areas in a scene. In the “Bokeh Shootout” below, you’ll see photographer Bill Lawson make this comparison while shooting outdoor portraits with both full-frame and crop-sensor DSLRs.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 07, 2017  |  0 comments

One of the more interesting Kickstarter projects we saw at Photokina last fall was the versatile MIOPS Mobile Remote, enabling users to control DSLR and mirrorless cameras via Bluetooth with a robust smartphone app. 

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