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Chris Ford

Chris Ford is a house husband and freelance writer, covering photography, music and entertainment. He is also a student of journalism at Florida A&M University. He also produces a podcast and writes comedy. You can follow him on Twitter @TopherMFord

Budget Lenses Roundup for Aspiring Professional Photographers

A little while back, I went over a handful of DSLR camera options for anyone who is looking to get started with professional photography. Since I discussed camera bodies, the next step is deciding on some lenses.

Budget Lenses Roundup for Aspiring Pro Photographers

Photo by Evan Wise

And since we’re still trying to find some good options on a beginner’s budget, the lenses we go over are all on the lower end of the price scale. But don’t let the low prices fool you – there are some quality choices available for those who don’t have a ton of money to spend. Read more…

5 of the Best Prosumer DSLRs for Budding Professional Photographers

Photography’s popularity is always growing. And photography’s accessibility is also growing as camera technology simultaneously advances and becomes more affordable. So it’s no big leap of faith to figure that more people are looking to photography as a means of generating income.

Best Prosumer DSLRs 2016

However, even though camera technology is becoming more affordable, DSLRs still aren’t cheap.
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Reading List: 7 Great Photography Books for Beginners

We like to think of ourselves here at Photodoto as a resource that beginning photographers can utilize to help them improve their photography and find new, interesting sources of inspiration.

Photo by Breather

Photo by Breather

We even have our handy-dandy 7-day email course, which you can receive for free by entering your email in the box just to the right of this paragraph. Read more…

The Devil’s in the Details: Macro Photography for Beginners

The world around us, that which we often consider mundane, if we consider it at all, is infinitely detailed.

Photo by FOTOGRAFIA BOKEH - la Magia dello sfocato

Photo by FOTOGRAFIA BOKEH – la Magia dello sfocato

The carpet beneath your feet, the grass in your front yard and along the sidewalk you stroll down each day, the corners of your cupboard behind the cereal boxes, all of these places contain mind-boggling facets and edges and curves, if we only take the time to look at them. Read more…

One One-Thousandth of a Second: Shooting Sports and Fast Action

Whether you’re a sports fan or not, if you’re a photographer, you’ll probably find yourself taking photos of some fast-paced competitive action at some point.

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Photo by Stuart Bennett

If you’re used to shooting in a nice, controlled environment, like a studio, or if you’re used to street photography, where your subjects are probably walking at a normal, relatively slow pace, shooting a sporting event can be challenging. Read more…

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