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How To: Photographing Fireworks

One of the most important things about photographing fireworks is having a tripod.  That’s a very important accessory because you’ll be using shutter Read More

Working a Street Scene

Beginner street photographers should learn to work a scene when the situation presents itself.  This helps develop your eye, gives you different Read More

High Dynamic Range (HDR) Photography

Ever tried taking a photo of a friend outside and noticed a blown, white sky? Of course, you could always recompose your Read More

Get Your Camera Out of Automatic Mode and into Manual

 Make Your Camera Work for You in 2 Steps

If your camera has a manual mode, and you are not using it, you are only using half the camera you paid for!  Unlock your camera’s full potential!

Get 1000% more control over your shots
Automatic mode exposes for your entire scene, not your subject
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A Crash Course on Manual Mode

Unlock your camera's full potential in a few minutes


The Lure of the Dark Side: The Nikon D750

With the announcement of the Nikon D750 being the hottest thing on the block right now, I just had to give it a try.  I’m usually not a gear head, with my main camera still being the Canon 5D Mark II and just a couple of old staple prime lenses, but something just pushed me towards maybe giving the new D750 a try.  Maybe it was the sleek new look of the carbon impregnated plastic body which is fairly new to the DSLR industry.  Read More >

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Sigma 85mm f1.4 Review

The Poor man’s answer to the Nikon 85mm f1.4G, the Canon 85mm f1.2L II and Zeiss Batis 85mm f1.8?
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Canon 50mm f2.5 Compact-Macro Review

 Another one of Canon’s Hidden Gems
Here we have one of Canon’s hidden gems.  The aesthetically displeasing and awkwardly loud Canon 50mm f2.5 Macro.  At […]