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How to Use a Single Flash Unit for Portraits

One camera, one lens, and one flash—if you've got these you can create compelling portraits. Some important things you must be familiar with in order to achieve ideal illumination of your subject: bouncing your flash, flash modifiers, F-stops, shutter speeds and ISOs.


Do You Need 21 Megapixels?

You've probably heard of the megapixel wars—the race between companies to cram more megapixels onto their sensors. The 5D Mk II, for example, has 21MP. With many of the entry- and mid-level DSLRs starting to creep into that area, users should consider whether or not they really need that many megapixels. To demonstrate what can be done with 21MP, we'll take as an example something I shot years ago. 



Do You Need Image Stabilization?

Almost nothing will ruin an image more than blur that results from camera shake. Some systems have image stabilization built into the camera, but many systems choose to put it in the lens. To understand this, you first need to understand the different types of blur effects that can ruin your images.




Using the Canon 60D To Capture Life

I was trained by the school of photography that forced me to try to create compelling images with any camera that was handed to me. My mentor is a Pulitzer Winner for New York Newsday and always shot Nikon, but I went with Canon. So as a 5D Mk II and 7D user, holding and using the Canon 60D felt just like I was home again.


Seven Ways You Know You Have a Love Affair with Your Camera

As photographers, we love our cameras. Some of us tend to love our cameras more than others—and express this affection in different ways. Sometimes, we don't even notice it! Here are a few ways you know that you have a love affair with your camera.

Photo by GServo


Where it All Began and When Dumb Luck Turned Into an Obsession!

People come to the art and craft of photography from all sorts of beginnings.  This is the story of how one wildlife photographer came to his passion—as a result of dumb luck!

Who Knew?: Bushnell Trophy Cam Digital Trail Camera

From within the deep, dark corners of B&H comes a very-little-known item. The Bushnell Trophy Cam Digital Trail camera is used to capture photos and video of wildlife, without scaring off the critter. Perfect for the creative-thinking wildlife enthusiast on a budget, it is very easy to install.

What Camera do you Use to 'Share the Moment'?

We all have times when we want to just pull out  a camera, point and shoot—and share on the web. Maybe it will be the 4th generation iPod touch. Or is it just your smartphone? There is something just so convenient about taking out a camera like the Samsung ST80 and being able to upload straight to Facebook. Polaroid allowed us to instantly share our memories years ago—what do you use now?

Thursday Musings for 10/21/2010

Need a break and want to look at something really cool and interesting? Why not take a look at some compelling photography-related content from around the web today. If you're a baseball fan, a photographer interested in your legal rights, love clowns, or a fan of John Mayer, you're in luck.

Tips For Breathing Life Into Your Old DSLR

Don't feel the need to upgrade your older DSLR but still want it to perform better? There's good news: it's possible! However, it will take a bit of smart investing and will require some careful selection based on the goals and tasks you want to accomplish while shooting.

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