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5 Reasons Why Zoom Lenses Are Better Than Prime Lenses

It’s an ongoing debate between photographers: Are zoom lenses or prime lenses better? Undoubtedly both have their pros and cons, but in the following …

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Backup Photos or Risk Losing Them

I realize the title is a bit harsh, but it’s the reality. You can develop a regular and systematic way of backing up all your photos–or face losing …

Create a Smaller, Emailable Copy of Your RAW Photo Using Lightroom’s Export

Need to send someone some RAW photographs but hate the fact that they weigh tens of megabytes each? You can actually resize the files to smaller …

Sublime Images of the Brilliant Night Sky Using Long Exposures and Image Composite

“If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore; and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the …

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3 Ways to Guarantee Good Exposures

There is no excuse for coming home from a photo shoot to discover that your images are over or under exposed. Your camera’s light meter will guide …

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How to Use Lightroom 5

Apart from its popular photo editing features, Lightroom is a valuable organizational tool for photographers. When using Adobe’s Lightroom 5 for the …

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Lightroom's Tone Curve Explained

It’s no secret that there are many ways to enhance our photographs with Lightroom. By using just a handful of sliders we can get some great results …

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What lens do I need? A guide to buying your next camera lens

Lenses are arguably the most important part of your camera set-up, they make or break your pictures. They control the image that's projected onto …

Beastgrip Universal Lens Adapter Takes Smartphoneography to the Next Level

If you happen to have an iPhone, an SLR, or maybe a lens or two lying around that belonged to another camera set, well guess what? They’ve just come …

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Essentials to Getting Started with Low-Light and Night Photography

Low-light and night photography follow the same basic fundamentals of photography but there are some techniques that are more prevalent and worth …

The Path to Better Photography

Ed Verosky is a professional photographer and author based in New York. In this article, Ed presents his recommended path to learning photography. If …

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Moon Photography: 6 Tips for Better Moon Photos - dPS

Moon Photography: To get the best possible pictures of our one-and-only moon, it's important to know a few things about it first.

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Tips for photographing star trails at night

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How to Maximize Sharpness with a Telephoto Lens

Maximizing Sharpness - Tips for overcoming the difficulties associated with shooting at long focal lengths to help you maximize image sharpness

Caring for the DSLR Body and Lenses

Your DSLR camera is a very fine tuned device. It includes a variety of high tech pieces and parts that will need to be properly cared for. In many …

Setting Your Camera for Ultimate Image Quality

Those of you that have recently joined the mass ranks of photographic enthusiasts will, most probably, not have thought too much about the way you …

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How to Get Started With Light Painting

One of the most important things you can do for yourself as a photographer is to have fun. Whether photography serves as a source of income or is a …

Light Painting

Shoot Pro Quality Videos (Without a Hollywood Budget)

Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3<p>Whether the Oscars inspired you to shoot like <i>the greats</i>, or displeased you to the point of <i>“I could do better,”</i> NOW …

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Your Animated Guide To The Kama Sutra Alphabet

French illustrator Malika Favrewas commissioned by Penguin Books to illustrate the cover of the Kama Sutra: (Classics Deluxe Edition).<p>But rather than …

Sensual Beauty

MY SUBMISSIVE FANTASIES, sirbind: Training ideas for those new subs or...

Training ideas for those new subs or you are new to the bdsm word, here are some positions for you to try. Share a bit of feedback about your …

How-To: Picking a Great Lens for Milky Way Photography

The lens is the most important factor in the image quality of a landscape astrophoto.<p>There are a number of lens traits that will determine the …

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41 Reasons why you Shouldn’t Date a Photographer

Photographers are a different kind of creature. We are both artists and entrepreneurs – or at least we try to be. We love our cameras and we sure …

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