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Is it possible to make a living from stock photography sales?

 •  June 30

I know that some of the Photo Life contributors are stock photographers, placing images with an agency's library for sale to companies that need...

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Should I buy a camera without a low-pass (anti-aliasing) filter?

 •  June 16

I just started researching Nikon DSLRs before actually shopping for one, and I noticed that the D3300, D5300, D7100 and D800E omit an optical...

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How can I get a more natural-looking effect when sharpening images?

 •  June 2

Can you provide some advice for using Smart Sharpen or Unsharp Mask in Photoshop, Elements and Lightroom? I have been using 100% as the amount and a...

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What are the fastest memory cards?

 •  May 15

I want to get the fastest memory card for my Nikon D7100 for sports photography, but which one is really the fastest? Several companies claim that...

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Can you explain how to use Aperture and Shutter Priority Modes?

 •  May 1

I want to stop shooting in the green Auto mode, but I find Manual mode too complicated—a lot of my photos are severely overexposed or underexposed....

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Should I buy FX or DX lenses?

 •  April 15

I bought a Nikon D3300 with an 18-55 mm kit lens, and now I'm considering additional lenses, especially a telephoto zoom. While reviewing the options...

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Are filters necessary for digital photography?

 •  April 1

Back when I was shooting with a 35-mm SLR camera, I used a variety of filters but sold them all long ago. Now that I've bought an Olympus E-M5, I'm...

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What is “focal length magnification” and how does it work?

 •  March 14

Recently, I read a few articles on the Internet about lenses and several mentioned "focal length magnification." Others discussed the "crop factor"...

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How important is ISO 6400 quality?

 •  March 3

I've been reading reviews about DSLRs on various websites and noticed that some devote several pages to image quality at ISO 1600, 3200, 6400 and...

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How well are digital SLR cameras protected from moisture?

 •  February 17

How well are digital SLR cameras protected from moisture? We get a lot of snow here in winter and even more rain in the spring. How will that affect...

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