Creating Maximum Depth-of-Field
Dec07

Creating Maximum Depth-of-Field

“A good photograph is knowing where to stand.”—Ansel Adams Other than shooting infrared landscapes, I’m not known as a landscape photographer. Nevertheless, many years ago, I developed a series of personal rules on the “what” and “how” for photographing landscapes that I still follow today. These four principles are not cast in concrete and are presented here only as guidelines for your own explorations in landscape...

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A Tripod Can Be a Close Focusing Friend
Mar24

A Tripod Can Be a Close Focusing Friend

Why use a tripod? The most obvious benefit is that it provides better image sharpness than possible at hand-held speeds. Reality check: As you get older the threshold between hand holding a camera and using a tripod means using higher shutter speeds. There are just a few basics for a tripod: It must be sturdy but lightweight enough so you’ll actually take it with you! After that it becomes a matter of matching it to how you work. The...

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Protect Your Camera: Always Use a Strap
Feb15

Protect Your Camera: Always Use a Strap

It may seem obvious but it’s a good idea to use a camera strap. In some parts of the world, shoulder carry makes the camera vulnerable to theft, so be aware of what’s going on around you when you find yourself in dodgy surroundings. The neck strap is part of the camera’s basic equipment and fulfills the important role of protecting the camera from being dropped. While you may think that, “this would never happen to me,” It happen to...

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