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Understanding Aperture in Photography

Having a good understanding of key photography concepts is absolutely critical if you want to take the best possible photos. Aperture is one of the three pillars of photography (the other two being Shutter Speed and ISO), and certainly the most important. In this article, we go through everything you need to know about aperture and how it works. […]

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Long Exposure Noise Reduction Explained

Take higher quality photos with your camera’s long exposure noise reduction setting Over time, every digital camera will develop “hot” or “stuck” pixels that do not work properly. They aren’t usually visible, but when you’re taking long exposures, they become more and more obvious. The easiest way to fix hot pixels is with a camera setting […]

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Shooting With The Kolari Vision 720nm and 850nm Anti-Reflective External Infrared Filters

I upgraded from an infrared-converted Nikon D7200/720nm to a Nikon D750/550nmcombination this past spring. Although I suspected the D750/550nm filter would suffice for most of my infrared needs, I was hesitant to forego the bright whites produced by the 720nm filter. As such, I decided to test two of Kolari Vision’s external filters to determine how well they […]

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Amazing Fuji X-H1 Deal ($999 or free with a lens)

For a limited time, Fujifilm has discounted the X-H1 to just $999, which is a killer price for such a superb camera. The X-H1 was initially released at $1,899 and you had to pay an additional $329 if you wanted the vertical grip. Now, Fuji is basically giving away the grip if you buy the camera, which basically brings […]

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What is an Ultra-Wide Angle Lens?

Ultra-wide angle lenses produce images with extremely wide angle of view. They are popular choices among architecture and landscape photographers, because they can fit much of the foreground, as well as the surrounding elements in the photo. Some of the ultra-wide angle lenses are of fisheye type, while others are rectilinear. In this article, we […]

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How to Maximize Image Quality in Photography

In the past, I’ve written about camera settings in terms of optimization – pushing your gear to the limits in order to maximize image quality. Today, I’m revisiting those advanced techniques, and I’m explaining how to combine them to capture the highest quality images you possibly can. First, a simple premise: There is an optimal way to set your […]

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Lightroom Gets GPU Acceleration for Image Editing

One of the biggest complaints many of us photographers have towards Lightroom, is its slow performance when doing basic tasks, such as image culling or using specific tools when editing photos. It looks like Adobe is beginning to address some of the complaints, specifically when it comes to image editing with the latest Lightroom Classic and Adobe […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop can be overwhelming to use for many beginner photographers. We decided to put together a detailed guide that goes over the basics of the most popular, and arguably most powerful post-processing tool on the market. Many of us have heard others say something like “This image is photoshopped” at least once. Even non-photographers use […]

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Recommended Nikon D3500 Settings

For many photographers, especially first-time DSLR users, the menu settings on the Nikon D3500 can be confusing and overwhelming. Even though the Nikon D3500 is easier to understand than some other advanced cameras, it still has dozens of menu options to work through. How do you even begin to set everything correctly? Hopefully, this article will give […]

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Nikon Z 85mm f/1.8 S Announcement

Today Nikon announced a highly anticipated full-frame portrait lens for its Z mount, the NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S. After the release of the high performance primes like the Nikon Z 35mm f/1.8 S and Z 50mm f/1.8 S (which we praised for their stunning optical performance in our reviews) we know that Nikon is not going to disappoint […]

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