Category Archives: Photography Basics

Woman sitting next to a black dog at the beach on a sunny day

Sunny 16 Rule | The Easy Way To Master Exposure In The Sun

The Sunny 16 rule is a quick and easy way to ensure correct exposure of the images when shooting on a beautiful sunlit day. All you have to do is set the aperture value to f/16 and

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Sea water swelling as dusk

Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB) | All You Need To Know

Auto exposure bracketing is the process of taking multiple images of the same scene with some slight change in each image’s exposure levels. Doing this helps…

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Custom Settings Dial On A Nikon Camera Body

How To Use Custom Settings On Your Camera The Right Way (C1, C2 / U1, U2)

It is a pity that most people miss the incredible gift that is the custom settings on a camera C1, C2/ U1, U2. They are super powerful tools which can easily.

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A plane wing flying through the clouds at dusk with warm colors all around

Is The 35mm Lens A Good Lens For Travel Photography?

The 35mm lens is undoubtedly a great contender for your travels photography needs. Not only is the lens small and light, it is as versatile as you would want it to be.

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Image of a Full Moon shot using the Looney 11 rule of photography for setting the aperture value, ISO and shutter speed of the camera

What Is The Looney 11 Rule? How To Use It To Shoot The Moon

The Looney 11 rule really makes shooting the moon easy and straightforward. For a newbie photographer, this is an absolute godsend.

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Top view of the exposure compensation dial on a sony mirrorless camera

How To Use Exposure Compensation To Gain Control Of The Exposure

Exposure compensation is a simple process using which the photographer can override the camera’s automated settings for a particular image in order to correct or achieve some creative look…

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Wired intervalometer

The Complete Beginner’s Guide To An Intervalometer

An intervalometer is a simple device used to control the shutter of the camera in creative ways. Here is all you need to know to jump start using the device right away…

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Autofocus Modes Explained using the image of a young woman at night

Autofocus Modes Basics | An Introduction For Beginners

Understanding Autofocus Modes is crucial for you to master your camera and take tact sharp, beautiful images. When to choose which mode is the question you need to be able to answer…

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calculating exposure manually

How To Be An Exposure Calculating Ninja Right Now

Understanding image exposure and the maths behind it is the bedrock of photography. Here is all you need to calculate the settings in your mind and never need a calculator ever again…

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focus and recompose focusing technique demonstrated on a black and white street photograph

Focus And Recompose Technique | How To Use It The Best

Focus and recompose is a technique used by many photographers to acquire focus faster and with more accuracy. That is if done correctly. If however the technique

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