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Can You Understand This Baffling Camera Setting?

Can You Understand This Baffling Camera Setting?

Do you ever get the feeling that people who make menu settings on cameras and manual instructions to follow are having a laugh at your expense by making things so confusing? Can you explain this Canon menu riddle to me? Because it’s baffling me.

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6 Wrong Ideas That Will Stop You From Improving Your Photography

6 Wrong Ideas That Will Stop You From Improving Your Photography

A lot of things are said about photography that are not always correct. Many photographers might get the wrong idea about a lot of things. Are you one of those photographers?

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Professional Photographers Are Now Offering Cameraphone Courses

Professional Photographers Are Now Offering Cameraphone Courses

The omnipresence of camera phones and their prospect of “replacing” professional cameras has caused an uneasy stir within the photographic community. And now adding to this agitation are a few professionals who are offering photography workshops based on shooting with smartphone cameras.

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Why Do Cameras All Have Such Stupid Names?

Why Do Cameras All Have Such Stupid Names?

Sorry, Nikon, but why you ever thought that calling hundreds of different camera models COOLPIX would be a good idea will always confuse me. It’s not just Nikon, though; camera names and naming conventions are a car crash of branding and lack of foresight. Why are they all so terrible? And which is the worst?

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Should Fujifilm Completely Discontinue the X-H1 Series of Cameras?

Should Fujifilm Completely Discontinue the X-H1 Series of Cameras?

When the X-H1 was first announced, I wrote an article talking about how it was a disappointing release from Fujifilm. My thoughts about that camera haven’t really changed; however, since rumors of the X-T4 started to circulate, I’ve had a think about the H series and where it sits in the line-up.

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Not a Professional Photographer? You May Be Better for It

Not a Professional Photographer? You May Be Better for It

If you’re not a professional photographer, you’re not alone. While I sometimes wish I had it in me to be a professional photographer, in the end, I do not. Alas, I believe I’m better for it.

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Do You Charge More When You Don’t Have Permission to Publish a Photograph or a Video?

Do You Charge More When You Don't Have Permission to Publish a Photograph or a Video?

There are cases when a client insists that you restrain from publishing anything you’ve worked on with them. Would you charge them more or you have another policy?

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Shooting in 1080 in 2020: A Bad Idea or Still the Way to Go?

Shooting in 1080 in 2020: A Bad Idea or Still the Way to Go?

It’s been several years since the first predictions that 4K was going to be the new HD in the near future. It is 2020, and here, Tony Northrup tests his own prophecy against the current reality.

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An Appreciation for Wildlife and Nature Photography

An Appreciation for Wildlife and Nature Photography

No matter how much we like to complicate it, photography is a relatively simple pleasure. And rather than always focus on the results, it sometimes pays to simply step back and revel in the process.

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What Is the Most Fun Lens to Use? Here Are My Top 5

What Is the Most Fun Lens to Use? Here Are My Top 5

One metric of a successful lens that is difficult to measure but highly valuable is “fun.” But which lenses are the most fun and why? Here are five of mine.

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Aperture and Shutter Priority Modes Are Dead: It’s Time to Get Rid of Them

Aperture and Shutter Priority Modes Are Dead: It's Time to Get Rid of Them

For most manufacturers, one of the hangovers from analog cameras is the chunky dial that sits on top. Two of the modes — shutter priority (often S or Tv) and aperture priority (often A or Av) — are becoming increasingly obsolete. Cameras have changed, and so has how we used them, and manufacturers need to keep up.

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What New Lenses Can Sony Shooters Expect to See in 2020?

What New Lenses Can Sony Shooters Expect to See in 2020?

Sony is said to be releasing six new E mount lenses in the next 12 months. Given the size and quality of the range of Sony glass, what do you want and what do you expect? And what do the likes of Tamron, Zeiss, Sigma, and Rokinon/Samyang have planned?

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The Next Camera You Buy Should Be Film

The Next Camera You Buy Should Be Film

To take The Buggles out of context — digital killed the film star. But just as podcasts are one of the biggest growth areas in media, so is film on the up. Forget buying digital. Your next camera should be film, and here’s why.

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10 Crucial Values You Need to Know in Landscape Photography

10 Crucial Values You Need to Know in Landscape Photography

Technical perfection, originality, environmentalism, story, aesthetics, and realism are all concepts or principles we as landscape photographers can value. What we value will define how we do our landscape photography and if those photos will ever be any good.

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How to Set Goals That Will Improve Your Photography in 2020

How to Set Goals That Will Improve Your Photography in 2020

Setting goals is a great idea with anything you want to improve at. However, setting the wrong sort of goals can impact your chances of attaining them. Here is a guide to setting goals that will definitely improve your work.

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How I Hashtag My Photography for Social Media

How I Hashtag My Photography for Social Media

If you’ve found yourself wondering how you can go about using hashtags on Instagram for tagging your work, here’s how I go about it. Spoiler alert: I don’t overthink it, and I keep it as simple as possible.

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