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DSLR vs Mirrorless Cameras

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Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) cameras use relatively large image sensors which improve the image quality of photos. I wrote previously about the importance of image sensors here. In a traditional DSLR, a mirror reflects the image your lens is capturing up and in the view finder for you to see. When the shutter releases, […]

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Why Image Sensors Matter

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Ever wonder why the lens of a camera is round but the pictures it takes are rectangular? Pictures are rectangular because the image sensor inside the camera is rectangular. The image sensor is almost literally what is looking at the image you point the camera at. It determines what the camera is going to record […]

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A Quick Beginners Guide to ISO

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Think of the last time you walked outside from a dark theater and were blinded by the light. Sun glasses help filter the brightness, but if we could simply make our eyes more or less sensitive we wouldn’t need them. The progression of digital photography has transitioned the focus away from the importance of ISO […]

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A Quick Beginner’s Guide to Shutter Speed

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Blurry pictures are the worst (unless you’re into that sort of thing). Of course there is, at times, a reason or purpose behind wanting blur in your photo. Frustration sets in hard and quick when the blur is unintended and you don’t know how to fix it. Fortunately, a basic understanding of the shutter speed […]

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A Quick Beginner’s Guide to Aperture

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Among the three aspects that are most important in mastering a DSLR lies aperture and how to use it. In my opinion, it is the most difficult to fully grasp. Exactly what it does in your camera and what it means for your photo is a knowledge base that propel your images towards your visions. […]

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A Quick Beginner’s Guide to Photography

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There are three aspects of a camera that every beginner must understand in order to take decent photos. Whether you are trying to take a family photo or shooting an event, grasping these concepts is vital to obtaining usable images. Throw away all the other techniques and formalities. Knowing the relationships between ISO, shutter speed […]

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Tech Specs of My Photography

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Cameras have grown and morphed into miniature specialized computers that fit in the palm of our hands. It is necessary to understand technology in order to maneuver a camera. Taking pictures with any device today utilizes new hardware, software, and technical knowledge. The best way I’ve found to begin comprehending any of these facets is […]