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What Is ISO?

Cameras capture moments through light—ISO determines just how light sensitive a camera is. In film, the ISO isn't a camera setting, but rather the film speed. But what happens when you swap out film for a sensor? What is ISO on a digital...

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What Is Shutter Speed?

Image by Luke Peterson, shutter speed 1/250What is Shutter Speed? The BasicsOne of three elements that affect a photograph's exposure (along with ISO and aperture), shutter speed determines the amount of time that passes while a single image i...

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Nikon Reviews: The Best Cameras From Nikon

Nikon released their first camera in 1948, starting a long tradition of camera lines that now produce some of the best DSLRs on the market. While their DSLRs are their most popular, Nikon also produces a good range of compact cameras and some very...

Canon Reviews: The Best Cameras From Canon

When Goro Yoshida took apart a Leica camera over 80 years ago, he was surprised and perhaps a bit angry to find the luxury item was simply constructed with basic materials. That led to the creation of the Canon camera company—and perhaps the...

Fujifilm Reviews: The Best Cameras From Fujifilm

Fujifilm first started as a film company in the 1930s, but the manufacturer has grown with the digital revolution. Once known for their film, the more advanced Fujifilm's are known for their X-Trans sensor, a design that allows for excellent d...

Camera Brands: What To Expect From Top Camera Manufacturers

If there's one question that will start a riot in a group of photographers, it's “what camera brand is best?” Okay, so that's (hopefully) a bit of exaggeration, but it's a highly debatable topic. While there is no right...

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How To Take Good Pictures (With Any Camera)

Choosing a camera is an important part of taking good pictures—but here's the thing: Learning how to take good pictures will significantly boost your photos whether you are shooting with a point-and-shoot or a DSLR. The camera (and lens)...

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Panoramic Photography: 7 Panorama Tips For Simple Yet Breathtaking Photos

Creating panoramas used to involve hours in the darkroom, and even early in the digital photography revolution, an elaborate stitching process inside image programs. Now, most cameras are capable of taking panoramas, even wide 180 degree and even ...

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How to Photograph Fireworks: A Beginner's Guide For DSLR Users

Nothing is quite as majestic as sparks dancing across the sky -- or quite as hard to photograph. Shooting fireworks combines several difficult aspects of photography, shooting in the dark, shooting motion and shooting unpredictable subjects.While ...

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The Beginner’s Guide to Camera Filters: What you need, what you don’t and why

Camera filters were a thing long before Instagram — they prevented film glitches, helped enhance contrast and more. But do camera filters really have any draw in digital when filters are as easy as Instagram and as elaborate as Lightroom pre...

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Is it Time to Take Your Photography Storage Online?

Guest post by Jenny Holt, Freelance WriterFrom rolls of film to tiny SD cards housing thousands of files, photography storage has always been physical, something touchable. But, while an SD card may take up much less space than a box of 2,000 prin...