How to Shoot Panorama Photos (In 3 Easy Steps)

INTRODUCTION PANORAMA PHOTOGRAPHY IS NOT STARTED BY A HIPPIE Welcome to a guide on how to shoot panorama photography. Before we start, I have an embarrassing confession to make. Know what? I used to think panorama as “pan-o-rama”, invented by some hippie photographer who wore an artist beret hat and panned the camera around to create a panoramic photo. Well, I was wrong. Panorama is a Greek word, and it meant wide or “all sight” of that sorts. That is all to it, and panorama photography simply meant “very wide photography”. Now that you know the proper origins, it’s time to…

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4 Ways to Photograph Fireworks (In-Depth Guide)

INTRODUCTION FIREWORKS PHOTOGRAPHY IN DIFFERENT FLAVOURS Want to know how to photograph fireworks? I have searched much of the Internet, and everyone has a different take on fireworks photography. Since you, photo ninja, are here at this guide, I will assume that you are serious about getting awesome photos of fireworks. Thus have I compiled all the methods that I know of into this guide. It will walk you through 4 different ways to shoot fireworks step-by-step, and give you a couple of good tips.       NAVIGATION TABLE OF CONTENTS What You Need…

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Lens Calibration in 3 Easy Steps

INTRODUCTION NOT SHARP? Having trouble with the autofocus on your camera lens? Is the focus always off? No worries, this guide will walk you through lens calibration, and get that blurry focus back into sharpness.       WHY IS THE AUTOFOCUS OFF? First off, let us satisfy the curiosity of those who are interested to know more. Skip this section if you just want to calibrate your lens. Why is the autofocus inaccurate? Will it happen again after the calibration? The best way I can explain, is that there are several…

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7 Ways To Remove A Stuck Lens Filter

INTRODUCTION REMOVING A STUCK LENS FILTER Have a stuck lens filter? Fear not. You are not alone, and this has been a common pain among photographers since the ancient days. To help you remove a stuck lens filter, I have compiled a few methods on how to remove a stuck lens filter in this guide. I have personally tried some of these methods, and they worked really well… While a few of these might just be plain dumb “Internet remedies”. Try at your own risk. 😛       NAVIGATION TABLE OF CONTENTS…

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3 Simple Steps to a Clean Camera Sensor

INTRODUCTION DIRTY LENS? NO, IT’S A DIRTY SENSOR. Welcome to a guide on how to clean the camera sensor. Ever wonder why there are dust particles on your photos no matter how much you much clean the lens? No matter which lens you use? That is because you have some dirt stuck on the sensor itself, and cleaning the lens will do no good. If you have this “stuck dust” problem, it is time to clean the sensor. Not to worry, this is actually a pretty common thing, and it is…

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6 Ways to Remove Camera Lens Scratches

INTRODUCTION IF IT AIN’T BROKEN, DON’T FIX IT. Welcome to a guide on how to remove scratches on camera lenses. First off, please take note that a few faint minor scratches will not affect the optical quality too much. You don’t need to attempt any “repairs” unless you have a pretty banged up lens. As the wise old saying goes – If it ain’t broken, don’t fix it. Also, this a collection of “Internet remedies” that I have found all over the place. No guarantees that they will 100% work, do these at your…

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The Complete Camera Lens Cleaning Guide

INTRODUCTION A LITTLE MAINTENANCE GOES A LONG WAY Welcome to a guide on camera lens cleaning. In the many years of my photography journey, I have heard quite a few horror stories about how some people destroyed their lenses by “cleaning” with rough chemicals… Or just outright let the lens “rot” without any maintenance. Yes, most camera lenses are made to be pretty rugged, but they are not indestructible. So here are a few cleaning tips to keep your lenses sparkling clean, and go strong for many years to come.  …

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3 Steps Guide to Vertorama Photography

INTRODUCTION WHAT THE HECK IS A VERTORAMA? Welcome to a guide on vertorama photography. You have probably heard of panorama, a long and ultra wide photo. But what happens when you rotate around and take a tall vertical photo? You will get a vertorama, the cousin of panorama. Strangely enough though, vertorama is not commonly used by many photographers. Which is what we will explore in this guide, giving vertorama some love, and understanding the old school way of taking many photos, and stitching them together in Photoshop. P.S. The word “Vertorama” does not exist in dictionaries and it is not…

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9 Types of Photography Lighting Styles to Empower Your Photos

INTRODUCTION LIGHTS ARE IMPORTANT IN PHOTOGRAPHY Welcome to a guide on the different types of photography lighting. If you have been swimming in the photographer ocean for a while, you will realize that there is another important factor other than the composition and subject. Yes, I am talking about light. Most beginners are so focused on the subject, that they forgot lighting also play a huge part in their photos. Sadly, light is not that simple. Apart from the various kinds of lighting equipment, there are also many different studio lighting setups, styles, and techniques. Which is…

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11 Flash Photography Tips for Awesome Photos

INTRODUCTION THE CORRECT WAY TO FLASH Welcome to another part of lighting basics tutorial series – flash photography tips. This is a compilation of all the flash techniques that you can use to get better photos. These are the crafts that can be “readily implemented” into your own workflow and stop you from being a newbie serial flasher. If you somehow ended up here via an Internet search or from another site, this is only a part of an entire series of photography lighting tutorials. Do check the rest out if you are…

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