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Ron Leach  |  Dec 14, 2021  |  0 comments

The first thing most photographers do after buying a new camera is to invest in a second battery, and the immediate quandary is whether to buy an expensive OEM product or purchase a bargain-priced battery that supposedly offers equal or better performance.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 21, 2017  |  1 comments

Micro Four Thirds (MFT) cameras have a devoted following because of their compact size, a wide variety of available system accessories, and the versatility they offer by letting you use older manual focus lenses with an adapter. That said, these interchangeable lens cameras are often criticized because their sensors are so much smaller than those in full-frame and APS-C cameras.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 25, 2021  |  0 comments

If you’re a wildlife photographer thinking about ditching your favorite DSLR in favor of a mirrorless camera, this video is for you. Before making the switch, see what this pro says are the pros, cons, and compromises.

Dan Havlik  |  Mar 12, 2019  |  3 comments

Ever since she started making YouTube videos, professional photographer Irene Rudnyk has received comments from some viewers who say she’s holding her camera “wrong.” In particular, the commenters have criticized how Rudnyk holds her DSLR when shooting in portrait or vertical mode.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 08, 2022  |  0 comments

Nothing spoils an otherwise great shot more than failing to achieve precise focus. You can compose a scene properly, nail exposure, and capture beautiful colors, but if the image is soft all is for naught.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 28, 2018  |  0 comments

Aurga is the newest “smart digital assistant” to hit the streets, enabling photographers to wirelessly control a DSLR with their smartphone from up to 100 feet away.

Charles Wade  |  Jul 26, 2019  |  0 comments

When I was a teenager, every year without fail, we would go on our family camping trip. It was our traditional yearly pilgrimage.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 23, 2022  |  0 comments

You’ve probably heard the silly adage that “If the mode dial on your camera isn’t set to ‘M’ you’re not a real photographer.” While most pros would disagree, there are clearly advantages to choosing camera settings yourself.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 19, 2016  |  0 comments

This morning at Photokina Sony introduced a new flagship A-mount camera with a high-resolution 42.4-megapixel back-illuminated sensor, a redesigned interface, and 12 fps continuous shooting. The A99 II is the first model in Sony’s full-frame line to feature the company’s ultra-fast 4D focus system with 79 cross-type AF points.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 08, 2022  |  0 comments

Amidst the ongoing race for the latest and greatest gear, some photographers minimize the important role they play when it comes to capturing great images. Hence the adage, “It’s the photographer, not the camera, that makes a photo.”

Ron Leach  |  Jul 21, 2017  |  0 comments

Many photographers rely on their camera’s sophisticated metering system to provide the “correct” exposure for the scene at hand. While this approach works well under a wide variety of lighting conditions, there are times when even the smartest camera can be fooled.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 11, 2017  |  1 comments

What the heck is a depth of field (DOF) preview button? It’s that little button adjacent to your camera’s lens mount that you’ve never used because you don’t know what it does. Believe it or not, the DOF preview button is there for a reason, so watch the video below and make it your friend.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 05, 2018  |  0 comments

Lately we’ve been featuring tutorials from a helpful series explaining the inner workings of a camera, intended to help photographers take better photos. This new episode, from Christian Tudor of the Academy of Photography, reviews the concept of exposure time and explains how and when to use a camera’s Shutter Priority exposure mode.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 23, 2018  |  0 comments

Just because you have a camera with a fast and accurate autofocus system, and a bag of lenses to match, that doesn’t mean you should simply depress the shutter button half-way and wait for the green LED to light up. As you’ll see in this tutorial, there’s a lot more to sharp photos than that.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 23, 2021  |  0 comments

Sometimes our brief Camera Basics tutorials are helpful for novices and experienced shooters alike, and this quick video falls into that category. In this episode you’ll learn how to employ the concept of “Expose to the Right” (ETTR) to easily make higher quality photographs.

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