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Getting out of Auto – Understanding Shutter Priority Mode.

In my previous story, I spoke of how I used aperture priority mode about 99% of the time. That leaves 1% remaining in which I split between manual mode and shutter priority mode. That doesn’t mean that they are less important; my style of photography just lends itself to using aperture priority and saves me time. In the case of […]

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Getting out of Auto – Understanding Aperture Priority.

I talk to a lot of people who want to get out of shooting in Auto mode to gain more control over their settings, but don’t know how to do so. The main obstacle preventing them from doing so is confusion surrounding the function of each camera mode and also a fear of permanently stuffing up the camera settings. In […]

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Tips for achieving sharp images in low light.

It’s true what they say about the best time to shoot being in the morning and late afternoon. If I’m out with the intention of taking landscape photos, I almost certainly take my tripod with me, because camera shake is the enemy of achieving sharp images. However, during the day, when I’m just wandering around the […]

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Five things to consider before buying a new camera.

A common question I get asked is, “Jimmy, I’m buying a new camera, which DSLR should I get to take better photos?” In all honesty, this is one of the most difficult questions that I can answer without knowing much about that person’s shooting style and goals. One way to look at it, is that photography is a mostly a […]

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Five tips for better fireworks photography.

New Years Eve is just around the corner, and I don’t know anybody who doesn’t become swept up amongst the festivities, including the fireworks shows. It’s very likely that in your own town or city, there will be some form of fireworks celebration to welcome the New Year, and most people will want to take some photographs to preserve those memories. Fireworks […]

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