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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Camera Burst Shot & Bracketing Photography

INTRODUCTION FAST AND FURIOUS Welcome to a beginner’s guide on camera burst shots and bracketing-photography. This will be last of the beginner series, and it will be fast and furious. In this guide, we will be touching on how to photograph the fast-moving subjects using burst (continuous) shots. We shall also discuss bracketing, and how it is good for the lazy graphers.       NAVIGATION TABLE OF CONTENTS Section A Burst Shots Section B Bracketing Closing Shoot On!     SECTION A BURST SHOTS Back in the film days, sports and high-speed…

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White Balance: The Basics

INTRODUCTION WHITE BALANCE DOES NOT MAKE SENSE Welcome to a beginner’s guide on white balance. When I first started photography and heard about white balance, it was one of those things that totally did not make any sense. How do you balance white? How do you balance color? What is there to balance? As things turn out, everything about it does make sense, and it is important if you want color accurate photos. So if you want to make better photos, read on. Don’t worry, this is going to be a…

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Solving The Mystery of Exposure Triangle: From Auto to Manual

INTRODUCTION WHAT THE HECK IS AN EXPOSURE TRIANGLE? Welcome beginner photo ninja, to this guide on solving the mystery of what is exposure triangle in photography. I understand, most people can’t wait to snap away with their new cameras – But just can’t get things right with photos that are too bright or too dark. That was how I was as a beginner too, and I figured that the basics are necessary for epic photos. I then looked at many tutorials online, and the exposure triangle was the first thing to…

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Camera Metering: How the Heck it Works

INTRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY IS NOT PERFECT Welcome to a beginner’s guide on camera metering, and this is going to be another short one. Ever wonder how modern cameras automatically “know” how to take photos that are not too bright or too dark? The answer will be, through a series of built-in (light) metering sensors. But even with today’s technology, it is not perfect, and you will sometimes get photos that are too bright or dark. This guide will help you understand metering, and how to tweak it a little to get better photos.     WHAT IS…

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Camera Autofocus: The Complete Guide

INTRODUCTION AUTO IS NOT AUTO In this part of the photography beginner series, we shall understand more on camera autofocus. I am sure that some beginners might be thinking “what’s there to learn about autofocus, isn’t it automatic”? Well no. When it comes to autofocus in photography, it is not really automatic. Confused? Read on, and you will find out why.     NAVIGATION TABLE OF CONTENTS Section A Auto Focus Types Section B Auto Focus Points Section C Auto Focus Modes Section D Auto Focus Area Section E Auto Focus Tips Closing What’s next…

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Photography Lens Filters: Full Guide and The Essentials

INTRODUCTION FILTERS, THE PHOTOGRAPHY SEASONING In this guide, I will introduce a long list of photography lens filters that I think every photographer should have, and make recommendations of the cheap fantastic that I have used before. Add some spice to your photography without burning a hole in the wallet. Why not? But as I wrote this guide somewhat “for the newbies”, I have included some very basic things about lens filters. So feel free to skip through those sections if you are already an advanced photo ninja. Disclaimer: This guide…

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Photography Composition Rules: In-depth Guide for Great Photos

INTRODUCTION THE BEAUTY OF PHOTOGRAPHY How do you make photos look good? Just by applying photography composition rules, the basics and experimenting. Yep. That’s what a professional photographer told me when I just got started, and it really is that simple. Some of you guys might think photography as an art that needs a lot of raw talent to go far, but nope. Not really. Think about it. The best “art” that I can draw are stick figures, and now… feel free to check out my gallery. I picked up photography for fun,…

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How to Choose a Perfect Camera and Lens

INTRODUCTION WHICH CAMERA EQUIPMENT IS SUPER EFFECTIVE? Welcome to a guide on how to choose a camera and lens. Want to get started with photography, but no idea which camera to buy? There are hundreds of cameras and lenses in the world now – It is no wonder people get so lost in choosing their new camera gear. Good for you rich people, you can just “gotta buy em all”. But as for the rest of us poor folks, we have to choose super effective gear and stick with it for a long time. This…

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