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Holiday 2012: Get the Most from Your New DSLR

So, you just bought your first DSLR camera and you are interested in joining the ranks of image-makers everywhere who find pleasure and creativity in documenting the world as they see it. What are you gonna do now?  Do you know how to set your aperture? Or what ISO is? Did you know that DSLR stands for Digital Single Lens Reflex?

Holiday 2012: Low-Light DSLR Photography

In this video from B&H, Larry Becker offers a basic introduction to the challenges of, and solutions for, shooting in low light with a DSLR or mirrorless camera. He explains ISO sensitivity, shutter speed and aperture settings and demonstrates how simple in-camera adjustments will provide marked improvements when shooting indoors.

The Thrill of Victory: Sports Photography

There are two cardinal rules for capturing great sports photographs. First, know your equipment, and second, know the sport. There are several secondary rules that are just as important and all of these, plus more, are covered in Jeff Cable’s extensive ninety-plus-minute presentation.

Four Tips For Keeping Your Images Sharp!

Ever had your heart broken by a great image that was "almost" sharp? Here are four primary causes of blurry images, and tips on how to avoid them!



Getting Back to Basics

Video cameras seem to be getting more and more complex, which can be a blessing and a curse. Even the basic "record-your-son's-football-game" camera seems to have features today that were unimaginable only a few years ago. Sony now has a camera that can detect whether or not someone is smiling. Sounds more like science fiction to me. While these new features can be useful in a variety of ways, getting the best possible footage is always paramount. The truth is that the most critical settings are always the most universal. They include white balance, shutter speed, and audio levels.

The Photographic Eye

The human eye, with support from the brain (the fastest CPU on the planet), visually reconstructs our surroundings in real-time as we go about our days and nights. Describing the human eye and how it interprets the world around us in terms of camera optics is a tricky process to explain, and that's before we even get to the 'how does it compare to my camera' part of the story.

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