Tips & Techniques

 

How “weather-sealed” is a “weather-sealed” camera?

 •  January 27

Now that an increasing number of cameras and lenses are "weather-sealed" (such as my Sony a7 and Sony 70-200 f/4), is it still a good idea to use a...

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Is distorted perspective “weird” or “dynamic”?

 •  January 18

During my next trip, I will be taking a lot of photos of buildings. When I have done so in the past, the perspective was weird. How can I get...

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How can I fix distorted perspective in my photos with software?

 •  December 21

When I take photos of buildings, the perspective is often "off." The building is leaning backwards, or sometimes the perspective is even worse and...

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Drone Photography: Do You Know the Law?

 •  December 18

Have you recently gotten into aerial photography? Do you know the law about operating unmanned air vehicles? Though you might consider it a "toy,"...

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How do I make panoramic photos with a conventional DSLR?

 •  December 17

I am seeing more and more panoramic photos that show a long, wide area of a scene. I know that some cameras include an automatic Panorama mode, but...

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How many AF points are ideal for photos of birds in flight?

 •  November 25

My Nikon D7200 has several autofocus options, including 1 AF point, 9 AF points and 51 AF points. Which of these do you recommend for birds in...

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How can I get a polarizing filter to provide the maximum effect?

 •  November 16

I read a useful article about using a polarizer to make skies richer in colour so I bought a circular-polarizing filter for my most frequently used...

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12 Tips for Submitting to The World We Live In Photo Contest

 •  October 28

Whether you are just starting to ponder entering The World We Live In photo contest or you are in the process of editing your final images, these 12...

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Why do I rarely see other shooters using a monopod?

 •  October 28

I bought a monopod and have been using it with my Sigma 150-600 mm lens. But I almost never see other photo enthusiasts using this accessory; they...

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How Do I Focus on One Thing and Meter off Something Else?

 •  October 15

I've read to take the light meter reading off a mid-tone when taking photos of a very bright subject. But my camera will also focus on the nearby...

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