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
Birds fly. Deer run. Wildlife photographers have to be ready to capture wildlife action in an instant. Pre-setting the ideal camera controls is the best way to do this. Defeat Hand Tremors With the Right Shutter Speed To prevent handheld camera shake, choose a shutter speed … [Read more...] about Photo 101: Pre-Set Camera for Wildlife Action
Contrast and light can make subjects look pretty or ugly. It’s up to you as photographer to figure this out. Most photographic amateurs think high noon on a sunny day is a great time to take a picture. “Look at those snow-capped mountains, Gertrude. Stand there under … [Read more...] about Photo 101: Contrast and Light
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
’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