Tips & Techniques

 

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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What’s the difference between Sony Zeiss lenses and Zeiss-marketed lenses?

 •  September 28

I noticed that some of the lenses on the Sony.ca website are Zeiss lenses, but I found a news item indicating that Zeiss is also marketing its own...

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Nikon Behind the Scenes: Animal Portraits with Ron Magill

 •  September 24

Nikon has made a new video with tips on how to get portraits of animals.

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Is RAID the best method for protecting digital photos?

 •  September 15

Recently while shopping, I noticed that several of the external hard drives for sale are the RAID (redundant array of independent disks) type with...

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What are some affordable alternatives to the huge 500-mm or 600-mm f/4 telephotos?

 •  August 27

I often see bird photographers using huge telephotos that cost $10,000 to $15,000. I cannot afford one of those, but my 70-300 mm lens is too short...

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How Can I Work With My New Nikon’s RAW Files Without Upgrading Software?

 •  August 14

I just bought the new Nikon D750 and found that my Photoshop and Lightroom version can't open the RAW files. I don't really want to spend money to...

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What’s the best way to get good night-time photos while travelling?

 •  July 30

Can you provide a simple and practical alternative for a tripod that I can use while touring in Germany with my Olympus E-PL7?

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Is it better to use the Clarity tool vs. the Sharpen tool in Lightroom?

 •  July 15

Apparently the Clarity slider feature is better than the Sharpen tool for creating high sharpness. What is your advice about this tool?

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Is it worth buying a 15-mm or 16-mm lens for a full-frame DSLR?

 •  June 25

Now that I finally own a full-frame DSLR, I wonder if I should buy a lens with a 15-mm or 16-mm focal length. My current zoom can go as wide as 24...

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Is it really possible to get good-quality big prints from JPEGs?

 •  June 15

Occasionally, I want huge prints such as 40 x 60 inches, and I found an online lab that is reputed to provide excellent results. Surprisingly, they...

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