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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…

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Want Blurred Backgrounds in Your Photos: Try These Four Tips

Learn how to get your blurred backgrounds for your photos the quick and easy way.

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The Secret Photography Ingredients to Getting Blurred Backgrounds

Learn how to get your blurred backgrounds for your photos the quick and easy way.

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Free Photography Cheat Sheet

Use this easy-to-understand photography cheat sheet to help you next time you get confused about aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and depth of field.

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Camera Tips: How to Make the Most of the Kit Lens

I hear a lot of photographers who have been shooting for many years give flack to the kit lens. And I can understand why – with an arsenal of high end, thousand dollar lenses, why would you shoot with the kit lens? I haven’t touched mine in months, personally – but I remember a time…

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Warning: Shallow Depth of Field May Be Ruining Your Photos

Don’t let trends convince you that you always need to use a shallow depth of field. Sometimes you will get better results being more conservative.

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Depth of Field: A Visual Lesson

If you have a hard time understanding what aperture and depth of field is, this visual lesson will help you “get it” for good.

Understanding the Basics of Exposure with DSLR Video

Understanding the Basics of Exposure with DSLR Video

This tutorial teaches 3 basic components of shooting DSLR Video: ISO, Shutterspeeds and Aperture.

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Back to Basics Photography: In depth Look at F-Stop, Aperture and Depth of Field

Learn to control your depth of field by understanding f-stop and aperture.

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Back to Basics Photography: Interaction Between ISO, Speed and F-Stop

Learn the basics of the exposure triangle to get the perfect exposure every time. Mix these ingredients for great images.

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Back to Basics Photography: Exposure Control

Learn how to get better photos in camera. Master exposure control while taking the shot, by adjusting your aperture, speed, and ISO.

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What Photo Editing Software Do You Use Most?

Every year I like to learn what photo editing software is most popular with our readers.  This helps us at MCP Actions decide where we will focus efforts for new products and free video tutorials. As a result of past surveys, we have introduced more for PSE Photoshop Elements users. Please take a second to…

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Want Guaranteed Perfect Focus In Every Photo? Learn To Use Selective Focus

Do You Want Guaranteed Perfect Focus In Every Photo? Learn To Use Selective Focus Focus and exposure are the two most important elements in photography. Exposure is discussed a lot, but with technological advances, and the creation of auto focus mode, many people have gone to trusting the camera to do the focusing for you.…

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Wildlife Photography: 9 Tips for Photographing Animals in Nature

Wildlife photography is exciting and fun.  And once summer hits, or if you live in a warm climate, photographers of all specialties may want to give it a try. Thank you to Patricia Downey for this great article. Living in southwest Florida with its abundance of wildlife is bliss for me. While photographing wildlife can…

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A Depth of Field Lesson from Finger Puppets at a Baseball Game

Many photographers who are just starting out have a hard time grasping and remembering how aperture and depth of field work.  I have done a few posts on this before and will continue to as I think of various ways to describe it.  While at a Detroit Tigers baseball game, my kids were playing with…

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All You Ever Wanted to Know about DOF (Depth of Field)

When I posted last week showing photos of how to get eyes in focus, I got a fantastic comment from one of my readers.  He agreed to write a post for all of you on Depth of Field that was a tad more technical that my visual way of explaining.  Thank you Brendan Byrne for…

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The “Haircut” – chin length please?

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase So my girls start 1st grade in 2 weeks. Today they got their own library cards. They could not have been any more excited. After that we went for haircuts. Jenna just got her bangs cut. Ellie decided she wanted “chin…

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