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Canon 700D/Rebel T5i and 18-55mm STM Lens Announced

March 27, 2013
Canon 700D/Rebel T5i and 18-55mm STM Lens Announced

Along with the diminutive 100D, Canon has also announced a replacement for the upper entry-level 650D, the 700D (Rebel T5i). The new 700D, however, isn’t actually all that new, but a mild refresh. Despite Canon’s claims, improvements are as minor as they get. There’s the same 18 megapixel sensor with built-in phase-detect AF points, the [...]

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10 Sure-Fire Ways To Improve Composition In Your Photos

March 27, 2013
10 Sure-Fire Ways To Improve Composition In Your Photos

When I first became interested in photography, I thought the key to a successful composition was to learn and apply every rule and theory I could find. But while learning rules was a good idea, forcing myself to apply them to every composition soon made me feel uninspired and restricted. What I didn’t [...]

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How To Recapture Your Photographer’s Mojo

March 27, 2013
How To Recapture Your Photographer’s Mojo

Have you ever found yourself feeling tired and jaded about your photography? Felt that none of your photos were ending up as you pictured them? Lost the drive to even pick up a camera? If any of these feelings about photography are affecting you, then read on as I’ll share some thoughts on how [...]

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Getting Started With Wedding Photography

March 27, 2013
Getting Started With Wedding Photography

Photography is such a hit nowadays that almost anybody who can afford to buy a good camera can claim to be a photographer. This is not to say, however, that only those who studied photography in school can make it their means of livelihood. Photographers have to have a good eye; but there are [...]

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The Future Is Mirrorless?

March 27, 2013
The Future Is Mirrorless?

You may not have noticed, but an I, Robot-style army of artificially intelligent photographic equipment is on the march – and it wants to take over. It may already be too late to stop them, but at least I can warn you. I am, of course, talking about mirrorless cameras. What’s so bad about [...]

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13 Tips For Creating Picture Perfect Travel Portraits

March 27, 2013
13 Tips For Creating Picture Perfect Travel Portraits

Traveling is about adventure. It is about discovering new places, meeting interesting people and learning about new cultures. Traveling is also about making new memories. And with all the technology that surrounds us, we have every means necessary for capturing special moments. Aside from digital cameras, we also have smartphones that are capable of [...]

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What separates a professional photographer from an amateur (I)

March 27, 2013
What separates a professional photographer from an amateur (I)

With photography becoming increasingly democratic, the line between professionals and amateurs seems to get thinner and thinner. The digital revolution has brought a great contribution to this process and, to be fair, it has brought to light incredible talents that may have otherwise remained unknown. All that is due to the quick learning process that [...]

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Costa Rica and the Osa Peninsula: A Wonderland for the Wildlife Photographer

March 27, 2013
Costa Rica and the Osa Peninsula: A Wonderland for the Wildlife Photographer

Few places in the world will bring you so close to seldom-seen and endangered animals, such as the elusive jaguar and the Baird’s tapir, as a photography adventure in the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica. The jungle is filled with the striking colors of macaws, toucans, hummingbirds and an amazing range of additional birdlife. Howler, [...]

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Know How the Magazine Photography Business Works and More Assignments Are Sure to Come Your Way

March 27, 2013
Know How the Magazine Photography Business Works and More Assignments Are Sure to Come Your Way

Think you’re ready to compete in the magazine photography market? Well, not so fast, bunky! You may have the photography chops to deliver the images that editors want, but you need to be equally knowledgeable about how the process works if you expect to succeed. Here are 6 parts of that process you better understand [...]

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Nikkor AF-D 70-300 f/4-5.6 ED

March 27, 2013
Nikkor AF-D 70-300 f/4-5.6 ED

General A lens that is less easy to find than the AF 70-300mm G, to which it is often compared. Is the comparison a fair one? Is the ED element the magic ingredient that makes it all different? I got one just for reviewing purposes, because I realized there is a great number of prospective [...]

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Hot Scoop! New Canon EOS Rebel SL1 is First Model in New Rebel Series

March 27, 2013
Hot Scoop! New Canon EOS Rebel SL1 is First Model in New Rebel Series

Not much has leaked prior to the March 21, 2013 announce date of the new Canon EOS Rebel series, except that these will be smaller cameras than the existing Rebel bodies. The first model is to be known as the SL1. Presumably, Canon is trying to capture the mirrorless camera buyers who would prefer a [...]

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You might be a photographer if…

March 27, 2013
You might be a photographer if…

-You go through the 5000 photos from your last vacation and you appear in none of them. -You calculate the value of a new car in number of D800s. -People come up to you and ask what you’re shooting instead of how are you? -You camera bag is heavier than your normal luggage. -Abandoned factories, [...]

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How to spot the beginner photographer. Some funny mistakes rookies make.

March 27, 2013
How to spot the beginner photographer. Some funny mistakes rookies make.

Before we get started, it’s fair to point out that all of us, even the top photographers of the world, were once beginners. It is the natural way of things, and although many are born with amazing talent, no one is born with the skill. That is something you acquire through years of practice and [...]

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Going Hiking: What Not to Forget

March 27, 2013
Going Hiking: What Not to Forget

With spring right around the corner, it’s time to break out the shorts and hiking boots and embrace the outdoors. After a long winter of bare trees and dead leaves, it’s nice to get out and snap some photos of blooming flowers and green landscapes. So in preparation for a fun hike and some good [...]

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What separates a professional photographer from an amateur. (II). Author responds to feedback.

March 27, 2013
What separates a professional photographer from an amateur. (II). Author responds to feedback.

This is the continuing part of the first article on this topic. As I imagined, it had quite a bit of echo. I found it necessary to clear the air a bit, so in the last part are some personal remarks on some of the feedback we have been getting. For now, let’s continue. The [...]

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Thinking Creatively: Diptychs

March 27, 2013
Thinking Creatively: Diptychs

They say that a picture is worth a thousand words. But what about two pictures combined into one? When we think about a photograph, we often think about a single image. The idea seems to be to use one image to convey a subject, idea, or emotion. But we are not limited to a single [...]

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