Now that digital photography has freed us from the tyranny of film, we can blaze away on high speed motor drive without the fear of running out of ammo. SD cards store thousands of images. How SD Cards Work SD cards (Secure Digital) are the modern version of film — a place to … [Read more...] about Photo 101: SD Cards Exposed!
Sharp focus is the foundation of a great photo. You can crop to fix poor composition, tweak contrast and exposure, but if the subject is out of focus, yuck. Here are six techniques for getting sharper photos. 1. Use a Fast Shutter Setting for Sharper Photos A fast … [Read more...] about 6 Tricks Make Sharper Photos
Sensor Crop Factor Adds Power to Any Lens Did you know you can buy DSLR cameras that add telephoto power to your lenses? The right DSLR camera can turn your 100mm into a 150mm or 160mm, your 200mm into a 320mm, your 400mm into a 640mm. It's practically a free lunch via sensor … [Read more...] about Photo 101: Sensor Crop Factor = Free Telephoto
Here Are Five of The Best, Steady, Ready, Free Camera Stabilizers As an outdoor photographer you must train yourself to grab a camera support wherever you can find it. You don’t always have time to set up a tripod. Here are five free camera stabilizers you can grab in a … [Read more...] about Photo 101: Five Free Camera Stabilizers
Snow Photography is Cool When it’s time for winter wildlife photography, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow because snow photography is cool! Working with cameras in falling, drifting, blowing, cold snow isn’t always easy, but it helps you create dramatic, moody images with … [Read more...] about Photo 101: Five Top Snow Photography Tips
’Twas the night before Christmas and all through the night, outdoor photographers were dreaming about the country Christmas photos they’d capture at first light… Traditional Christmas photos lean heavily toward trees, family — kids especially — and presents. Shoot … [Read more...] about Photo 101: 5 Country Christmas Photos To Take
How To Manipulate Your Exposure Triad for Maximum Creative Control Shutter speed. F-stop. ISO speed. These three camera controls are the Exposure Triad. They are intertwined to form the bedrock of exposure, and they can be manipulated to radically alter the quality and “message” … [Read more...] about Photo 101: Understanding Exposure Triad
Veteran Outdoor Photographer Recommends His Favorite Wildlife Zoom Lens Recreational wildlife photographers — and many pros — might agree that the best wildlife zoom lens is my pet 100-400mm f/4.5 to f/5.6. Or maybe not. The old argument against a wildlife zoom lens is … [Read more...] about Photo 101: Best Wildlife Zoom Lens