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Exposure Archives

Technical explanation of Exposure<p>The term exposure can refer to a number of different things in photography. Firstly, an image itself can be referred …

Landscape Photography

Here's What the Acronyms and Markings on Your Camera Lens Mean

To a newcomer to photography and even to some more experienced photos, the range of acronyms and markings that surround a lens are sometimes as …

41 tips and tricks to improve your photography

Our collection of top digital camera tips and essential photography advice will have you improving your photos in no time. Culled from experts and …

How to do Autofocus Fine Tuning on Your Nikon DSLR

Most of the time your equipment does a great job, but every once in a while you may find that under certain circumstances, your photos may seem a …

Here’s How to Fine-Tune Your Camera Settings for the Best Possible Photographs (VIDEO)

Many of you are familiar with the Eve Arnold quote, “It is the photographer, not the camera, that is the instrument.” But let’s face it: If you …

Understanding White Balance in Photography

White balance is an important concept to understand as it can make a large impact on your photographs. It affects the mood of an image and is …

From Most Hated to American Hero: The Whitewashing of Martin Luther King Jr.

There is a recipe for making a hero.<p>Greatness is neither the singular nor most necessary ingredient. Fame is important because no matter how …

The Histogram: How to Read One of the Most Useful Features of Your Camera

Your camera has numerous ways of giving you feedback about the content of a shot, but perhaps nothing is more useful than the histogram. This helpful …

Photography

Best Professional DSLR Cameras

On Muted, we believe in providing the best camera options and advice possible for our readers. We also believe that everyone should chase whatever …

The Essential Budget Lenses for Every Nikon Photographer

<i>What are the basics? The essential lenses that every Nikon Photographer could use to create their art?</i><p>Photography is a wonderful thing; pick up any …

Nikon

An Incomplete List of Things Black People Should Avoid Doing so They Won’t Be Killed by Police

On Sunday, March 18, police in Sacramento, Calif., fired 20 shots at Stephon Clark, killing him. Clark was unarmed and in his own backyard, leading …

Camera Lens Guide: Things to Consider When Buying a Lens

Though many new photographers focus their attention on the camera they buy, it actually has less to do with great photos than the lens that you …

Bite Size Tips: How to Get the Perfect Exposure with a Histogram

The histogram is one of the most useful tools in the camera that helps to evaluate proper exposure and is also one of the least understood and used …

Listening to Miles Davis and John Coltrane’s Final Tour

There’s a great story behind “Miles Davis and John Coltrane—The Final Tour,” the sixth volume in Sony’s “Bootleg Series” of live recordings by Davis (it comes out March 23rd), and that story makes itself heard in the music. In 1960, the trumpeter Miles Davis, along with his regular band, was booked …

Soul Music

Basic Camera Settings Beginners Get All Wrong

When you're a beginner photographer, all those buttons, dials, and settings on your camera can be quite intimidating.So it's no surprise that many …

Exposure Compensation Demystified

Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned.Exposure compensation is a valuable …

Old But Not Obsolete: 40 Killer Lenses That Aren't Brand New

<i>These lenses are old, but far from obsolete!</i><p>There is one truth in photography that goes back about as long as the art form has been around, and it is …

Cameras

What Is Exposure? (A Beginner’s Guide)

Every advanced and professional photographer today absolutely needs to learn how to use <b>exposure</b> in photography. When you first start taking pictures, …

Photography

If White Privilege Were a Sentient Being, It Would Make Sweet Love to This Article in The Atlantic on Gun Culture

I am a proud black man.<p>I am an unapologetic black man.<p>I am a liar.<p>To be black in America is to be an apology. To be a black man is to learn how to …

Here’s How to Get Great Image Quality with the Old Camera You Already Own (VIDEO)

Most photographers would love to upgrade their camera every time an innovative new model with enhanced capabilities is introduced. But let’s face it: …

Cameras

Why You Should Try Shooting in Manual Mode

This essay is for amateurs who have been shooting a while and feel the desire to push the envelope by going to manual mode. For those who are …

Selections & Camera Raw as a Filter in Adobe Photoshop

Every so often, I come across a tip that is so awesome that I can’t wait to share it with you. I recently discovered one of these tips and today is …

CNN’s Alisyn Camerota laughs at GOP lawmaker for claiming ‘you lie’ wasn't disrespectful -- but not clapping for Trump was

CNN host Alisyn Camerota couldn’t help but laugh at Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY) who twisted himself into a pretzel trying to justify President Donald …

The 'Slave Power' Behind Florida's Felon Disenfranchisement

Laws barring the formerly incarcerated from voting have no business marring politics in a 21st century democracy.<p>In November 1865—barely six months after Appomattox, and three weeks before the official ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment—the <i>New York Tribune</i>’s front page bore a provocative …

Everything You Wanted to Know About the Tech in Nikon's Nikkor Lenses But Were Afraid to Ask (VIDEO)

Nikon users love their prized Nikkor glass, which the company says is built “to the highest standards of craftsmanship to deliver images of unrivaled …

Here’s how to nail focus every time even at f/1.4

Getting precise and sharp focus at f/1.4 isn’t always an easy task, even with autofocus. In this video, Manny Ortiz shares some techniques that help …

Get Started With Photoshop | Photoshop Review

Feel free to share and favour this post as you see fit!<p>Most people that take pictures also edit them – and this is for good reason. Your camera is …