Tips & Techniques

 

Can you recommend a good portrait lens?

 •  July 3

Can you recommend a good portrait lens? I have Nikon D90 and would like to buy such a lens, preferably a Sigma or Nikon. I already own the two kit...

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Don’t Miss This Tip for Better Headshots

 •  June 8

Check out Peter Hurley's great video on getting more flattering headshots.

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Should I remove elements of a photo with cloning in software?

 •  June 1

As a serious shooter, I really try to exclude clutter and distracting elements from my photos, such as hydro poles and wires, road signs or bits of...

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How does one develop rapport with strangers when traveling?

 •  June 1

When travelling, I like to take photos of the local people especially when they're wearing colourful and exotic clothing. Problem is, I'm not...

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I bought an ultra wide-angle lens and the distortion in my photos is terrible, why is that?

 •  May 1

I bought an ultra wide-angle lens for my DSLR camera and the distortion in my photos is terrible; none of the lines of a building are straight. And...

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How can I determine what will be in focus and what will not?

 •  May 1

I have a basic understanding about depth of field, but when composing a photo, how can I determine what will be in focus and what will not? That is...

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Should I buy a full-frame DSLR?

 •  April 2

It’s time for me to replace my Nikon D90 and I'm trying to decide between the D7000 or the D800. The D800 has a full-frame sensor and that’s...

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Should I turn my camera’s noise reduction off?

 •  April 2

A friend who bought a Nikon D800 found a note in the owner's manual that says: "Resolution can be improved by disabling high ISO noise reduction...

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Should I buy a teleconverter?

 •  March 2

I own an EF-S 55-250 mm f/4-5.6 IS lens for my EOS T2i and I can never zoom in adequately to fill the frame with a distant competitor when shooting...

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Is it ethical to photograph captive animals?

 •  March 2

I would love to go to Africa, the Galapagos or the Arctic to photograph animals but since that's not possible for me, I do so at zoos, the African...

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