Posts from Category: "Cameras & Equipment"

Why the First DSLR You Buy Doesn’t Really Matter

It's about time! You finally made the decision to buy your first DSLR camera, you have saved a couple of bucks and started browsing around. Quickly, you realize the market is full of good (really good) cameras, and you start to feel overwhelmed.

Photo by Bilal Arslan

Photo by Bilal Arslan

You ask your photographer friend or, even worse, a camera store salesman and end up feeling even more confused.  The truth is that it takes little to no time to realize how hard this decision can be, especially if you will also think of choosing lenses and accessories. Read more...

10 Accessories To Make Your Camera Bag Super-Interesting

Once you get into photography, many of the things you want to buy are very expensive, and all of the sudden those 15 lenses on your wish list seem to compete with your children's college fund.

For some reason, you start feeling like you "need" stuff to be a better photographer. Truth be told, you don't need much, but it's a real challenge to stop investing in your now favorite activity. Let's  entertain the idea you could get all those items in your wish list and even more fun things to put in your camera bag. Read more...

10 Crazy-Cool iPad Accessories for Photographers

Many smartphone gadgets in the market these days take full advantage of all the mobile devices we carry. There are high-tech gadgets for hikers, pet lovers, health junkies, graphic designers and the kitchen. There are even wearable accessories.


Today, I’d like to share with you a list of 10 cool, iOS-enabled iPad gadgets for photographers. iPad is a comfortable tool for viewing any post-processing photos, and for some photographers, this modern tool can be indispensable during the working process. Read more...

The Definitive Guide on How and When to Use ISO on Your Camera

When people talk about digital camera settings, there are three main ones that pop up: shutter speed, aperture and ISO. They all relate to light and the way your camera captures it: Shutter speed controls the length of time your camera lets in the light, aperture determines the size of the opening in your lens that light travels through and ISO adjusts the sensitivity of the image sensor.

Photo by OaKy Isra

Photo by OaKy Isra

Knowing how to manipulate these options opens up a well of possibilities for a photographer, and today I’m going to break down the basics of ISO for you. Read more...

All You Have to Know to Master the Basics of White Balance

As an amateur photographer, you can go a long, long time without knowing what white balance is or why knowing how to adjust it even matters. I had my first DSLR (my current DSLR is a Canon EOS 450D) for five years before white balance entered my photography glossary, and it took another few months until it felt necessary—or at least convenient—to learn the ins and out of it.

Photo by Lix Hewett

Photo by Lix Hewett

The thing is, if you have a halfway decent camera, it comes equipped with an automatic white balance (AWB) setting, and that generally does the trick unless your lighting is particularly intense. Even then, you may think the weird, off-balance colors add to the mood of the picture. Hey, sometimes they do! It's not something that jumps to the eye as "wrong," the way exposure, depth of field and grain do when they don't come out right. Read more...

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