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What Are The Shooting Modes in Photography?

In the beginning, a lot of things about photography can be confusing and the confusion usually starts with shooting modes if you don’t know how and when to use them. It is really important for you as a photographer, amateur or pro, to understand all of six main shooting modes because they help you control…

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX850 Review

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX850 Review

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX850 is the most compact camera from this company if you want to have interchangeable lenses and you may find it as GX800 or GF9 as the name can vary in some of the areas where it is marketed. The sensor is a 16MP Four Thirds and you get features such as…

Sony a6500 Review

Sony a6500 Review

The Sony a6500 is a mirrorless APS-C camera which comes with in-body image stabilization, a very advanced buffer and a touchscreen interface which all make it an excellent choice. With an APS-C CMOS sensor of 24.2MP and a 4D focus system that has 425 phase detect AF points, the characteristics of the a6500 are the…

Fujifilm X100F Review

Fujifilm X100F Review

The design of the X100 line wants to recall the retro aesthetic and tactile controls of the past but at the same time bring you all the functionality that you might ask for from a modern camera. The X100F is the successor of the X100, the X100S and the X100T so there is quite a…

Canon EOS 77D Review

Canon EOS 77D Review

Canon continues the pattern of releasing two cameras at the same time by unveiling an entry level camera and a DSLR that is more aimed toward the professional photographer. The EOS Rebel T7i/ EOS 800D was released at about the same time as the EOS 77D and they share a lot of the features although…

Pentax KP Review

Pentax KP Review

We watched the information revealed about this camera in detail so far and now it is time to look at it in even more depth as we try to review it. The Pentax KP comes with the standard Pentax features such as the weather-sealed body and the in-body five-axis Shake Reduction while also having the…

Nikon D5 Review

Nikon D5 Review

The Nikon D5 was announced way back in November 2015 as the flagship SLR of the company that was aimed to provide all the functionality needed for professional photographers. It has a 20.8MP full-frame sensor and, although it has an aspect that is similar to the previous D4S, it comes with many new improvements such…

Fujifilm X-T2 Review

Fujifilm X-T2 Review

The X-T2 and the X-Pro2 are the flagship cameras of this company and they were thought of as two distinct options for photographers as the X-Pro2 is suited for their range of lenses and the X-T2 is designed with for the fast zoom lenses. These two cameras do have many things in common such as…

Sony SLT A99 II Review

Sony SLT A99 II Review

This powerhouse camera is an update to the previous Sony Alpha A99 which came out four years ago and it brings together the advantages of the SLT line with features that were implemented in the models of the A7 series. The Sony SLT A99 II offers a high resolution, full-frame sensor on board with a…

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Photographing Newborns Your Own Way

Finding your newborn style while  . There seems to be a trend of propping babies up in jaunty poses, everyone wrapping them in the same nude gauze and holding up their heads or curling them up in baskets. If that highly propped and posed look is your thing, go for it! But there’s nothing saying…

Leica SL Review

Leica SL Review

This high-end 24MP full-frame mirrorless camera stands out through its EyeRes viewfinder and a very high level of overall quality along with a control that may be unusual but is quite effective. The Leica SL is the first non-rangefinder 35mm full-frame digital camera made by Leica and their first full frame mirrorless camera so it…

Fujifilm GFX 50S Review

Fujifilm GFX 50S Review

The Fujifilm GFX 50S stands out as the company’s first medium format GF series and it comes with some impressive features such as the 51.4MP Medium Format CMOS sensor that has a Bayer filter array. The sensor is a bit smaller in the surface area than the film medium format (having a size of 43.8×32.9mm)…

Hasselblad X1D-50c Review

Hasselblad X1D-50c Review

The Hasselblad X1D-50c comes from the Swedish company which has a long history of making high-end cameras and their products were appreciated throughout their span. One of the high points of the company’s career has probably been when their tools were used to capture the first moon landings and ever since then they have kept…

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Review

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Review

This hybrid line released by Panasonic has this as its fifth proponent and it comes with a 20MP Four Thirds sensor as well as a a large set of features for videos that pushes it forward much more than the previous GH4 managed to come. The predecessor is now a lower-cost option for the fans…

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Instagram Photoshop Action – From “DOH!” to Pro

We use photography every day to create moments and memories that we wish to save for a lifetime. Whether we are using our phones camera, an old polaroid, or a brand new DSLR, we expect that what we see on the screen or through the viewfinder will be exactly how it turns out when printed.…

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10 Practical Tips for Posing Seniors for Portraits

Need help with posing seniors?  Check out the MCP™ Senior Posing Guides, filled with tips and tricks for photographing high school seniors. Flattering Posing for Senior Photography by guest blogger Sandi Bradshaw Hi ya’ll! Today I’m going to chat at you a little bit about posing. For most photographers, posing seems to be one of those love it…

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Hasselblad’s X1D 50C 4116 Takes Mirrorless Cameras to the Next Level

This year the Swedish masters from Hasselblad are celebrating 75 years of innovation and excellence at the forefront of the photography world. That’s why they’ve decided to launch a special range of products, called ‘4116’, with new cameras and a few brand collaborations specially designed to mark this unique anniversary. One of the most impressive…

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How to take photos at night – Part II: Enhancing the image

In Part I of this series, I explained the basics of achieving a well-balanced night photograph to maintain detail in the important highlights and shadow areas.  In this post, we are going one step further and discussing some techniques to embellish the night photo. Adding color traffic blurs: This technique requires a long exposure so…

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How to add volume to your smartphone photos

In this post you will learn about the main things you can do to add volume to your photos. Even if this applies to full-sized cameras, our target is to help you improve your smartphone photos. Digital photography has advanced so much in the past years. Technology became cheaper and cheaper, while the photo quality…

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Using Foreground To Add depth To Your Photography

Life is rarely framed as neatly as we compose our photos. Sometimes that’s exactly what we love about photography – it lends a frame to a piece of life that we might otherwise miss, it elevates the moment. But sometimes, that neat framing removes us from the feeling of the moment all together. One way to…

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How to take photos at night – Part I

Nighttime always seems to add interest and excitement to photographs, particularly when photographing cities with interesting lights. One reason for this is that the darkness tends to hide what we don’t want to see, while the lights usually add emphasis to areas of importance. There are a few guidelines on how to take photos at…

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