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Why Understanding Manual Mode is important

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To be completely honest I very rarely shoot in Manual Mode? When I talk about Manual Mode I’m talking about the ‘M’ mode on your cameras dial, not anything else like manual focus (that’s another post). And there’s 3 specific elements in manual mode that you have full control over – Aperture, Shutter and ISO. Primarily I shoot in Aperture …

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What Can Shutter Priority Mode do for your Photography?

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Last time we looked at Aperture Priority Mode and how depth of field can help you be more creative with your photography. With Aperture Priority mode the camera chooses the shutter speed for the shot. (image: Fireworks at Disney by Express Monorail) So this time we’re going to look at what happens when you flip it around and use Shutter …

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How to Use Aperture Priority Mode to Take Better Photos

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As I was writing 12 Tips for DSLR Beginners I knew I wanted to take each tip further and get into it in more detail. Something that I couldn’t do in the post itself or it would have ended up a book! I talked in tip 1 about getting out of Auto Mode at your own pace. And not feeling …

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The Ultimate Guide to Buying an Entry Level DSLR

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Buying an Entry Level DSLR? But where do you start – not sure? Don’t worry, this guide will take you through the questions you need to answer to help you choose the DSLR that’s right for you. Buying your first DSLR is a big decision, lets face it photography is not a cheap hobby. And DSLR’s are expensive, so you want …

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How to Reach all your Photography Goals in 2012 in One Easy Step

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Have you made any New Years resolutions, or set your photography goals in 2012? If you have… …don’t let these goals slip away – take action! This is my photography goal for 2012 If I can do this then everything else will fall into place Keep it simple: I’m going to take more photographs this year I think this is …

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ebook Review: Rabari – Encounters with a Nomadic Tribe

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The Insider Series to Travel Documentary Photography The Rabari – Encounters with a Nomadic Tribe by Mitchell Kanashkevich is the new ebook from Lightstalking. First off, you don’t have to be a travel photographer to make use of this book. The composition, lighting and post processing tips will help any photographer improve their portrait photography. Who’s Mitchell Mitchell knows what he is …

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tPb News: Facebook, Portfolio and More…

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The Photographer Blog Facebook page is up and running Finally I’ve done it The Photographer Blog is up and running on Facebook here – Where you’ll find more easy tips and tricks to help improve your photography. So if you’re on Facebook (who isn’t these days) then you may want to check the page out and if you think …

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6 Unusual Photography Gifts for the Photographer in Your Life

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I know I’ve just looked at 14 photography gift ideas for the photog in your life, but I couldn’t help myself when I came across these unusual photography gifts while Christmas shopping (ok I got sidetracked). I just had to share them. As a photographer we are not always the best to buy for… we tend to have expensive things …

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14 Top Photography Gifts Ideas for the Photog in Your Life

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What do I buy them? Are you stuck on what to buy the photographer in you life for Christmas? Do you need some photography gift ideas? I know we’re not always the easiest people to buy for… You need to either know what your photographer wants (safe option) or else you need to know what camera gear they already have …