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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Should Photographers Give Out RAW Files?

INTRODUCTION THE RAW QUESTION This has been an age old question since RAW files were invented – Should photographers give RAW files to their clients or friends? I believe a small group of people have absolutely no issues in doing so, but why are some people making such a big fuss over this? For those who are new to digital photography, RAW files are the pure, unedited versions of your photos. It is something like the film negatives of the days past. If anyone has a hold of the RAW files, he/she…

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Chicken Soup for Amateur Photographers

INTRODUCTION THE PHOTOGRAPHY LIFE This one is for you budding photographers. You who picked up a camera, want to learn more, and move forward with photography as a part of your life. When I first picked up a 3.2 megapixels compact digital camera, I was a happy man. Finally had something that I can take decent pictures with, I thought. But little did I know, there is a whole new world within photography. Seriously, I never thought much about photography when I first got that camera. It is only when I started…

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Overcoming the photographer’s block

THE CREATIVE PAIN From time to time, authors hit the wall and suffer the writer’s block. Artists suffer the same block, not knowing what to draw next. So do photographers suffer from a photographer’s block? Well, as far as it goes, the answer is yes for me. I have at least hit the wall for a couple of times. I have watched a ton of YouTube tutorials, and still not know how to bring my photography to “the next level”. Tried a bunch of different things, and everything just seem to go wrong. There…

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22 Photography Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

INTRODUCTION TO ERR IS HUMAN Hello and welcome to a post about photography mistakes to avoid – Everything from embarrassing to fatal mistakes. Yes, everyone makes mistakes and no one is perfect. Noobs, hobbyists, professionals and even seasoned masters. It does not matter who, as long as you are human, you will not be spared of misses. But are there times where you just wish you have not done those silly things? This post is exactly the list of stupid stuff that I have done before as a clueless newbie, and these are the…

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