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Resources & Blog: DSLR

Decoding Your Photo’s Histogram

Decoding Your Photo’s Histogram Photo editing software seems to be getting more and more complicated these days, and sadly, that scares away lots of people who want to use it. I’ve found that understanding the principles and reasoning behind editing tools is tremendously helpful when you’re trying to learn a new software program, and that’s what I’m hoping to accomplish with today’s blog! There are really only a handful of editing tools that you need to get started in Photoshop, and to make a beautiful image. And of the...

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Shopping For Your First Digital Camera? Here Are A Few Tips!

Shopping For Your First Digital Camera? Here Are A Few Tips! While it’s true that smartphone cameras are drastically improving with each passing year, they will never be on par with real digital equipment. But luckily for the new photog, camera prices are becoming more affordable and easier to use. However, there are so many choices on the market today, that it can be intimidating to know how to pick the right one for you and your interests. There are at least a handful of different brands, and within those, dozens more camera body options and lens...

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Are You Making These 3 ISO Mistakes?

Are You Making These 3 ISO Mistakes? Photography Tutorial: Are You Making These 3 ISO Mistakes? When a photographer makes the courageous leap away from the “auto” setting on their camera, they have to keep a dozen things in mind every time they compose a shot. Shooting in manual mode allows for individual control of shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and focus point (among other things), and often takes a while to get the hang of. One must master the concepts and execution of all the technological aspects of digital photography, but...

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Introduction to Long Exposure Photography: Part II

Introduction to Long Exposure Photography: Part II Photography Tutorial: Introduction to Long Exposure Photography: Part II Long exposures enable the photographer to create impressive artistic images with an illusion of time passing and a smoothing effect. Let’s revisit this topic and define the technique for long exposures outdoors. Long Exposure: Part II We introduced the basic equipment, camera settings, and technique of long exposure photography in a previous post. Here is a brief review of the most important points. A long exposure can be...

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How to Photograph Birds in Flight

How to Photograph Birds in Flight Looking to take your bird photography from the beginner to intermediate level? We can help! Photographing birds in flight is very exciting and when you get a great shot you’ll surely say “Wow!” Successfully capturing flying birds requires improving on techniques we introduced in the post Basics of Backyard Bird Photography. We’ll define the intermediate approach with this post and get you all set to step it up a notch with great pictures of birds in flight. Ethics of Wild Bird Photography When...

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