Archive for the "Beginner" Category

Q&A–What type of lens should I get for my trip?

This question was recently submitted by Cheo. I’m looking to get a fish eye. I’m taking a vacation to Key West and want a lens, but I’m not sure if I’m wasting my money. I have an 18-55mm DX VR. Looking for guidance on panoramic pictures and a bigger lens. It’s a good question, because […]

Focusing on Lenses

There are so many different types of lenses, when it comes to figuring out what you need, it can be a daunting shopping experience. Many people go through an experience similar to what I did… start with the kit lens your first DSLR comes with, buy an inexpensive telephoto zoom, pine for better results, hit […]

The Reciprocal Rule

As it relates to sharp photos, good hand-held technique is where it all starts. But there are other tips and tricks you can use in conjunction with good technique to help ensure your photos come out clear and sharp. One such tip is known as the Reciprocal Rule.

Reading The Meter–A Tale of Exposure and Other Settings

I’ll start this post off with a big disclaimer… Read your camera’s manual! I use this disclaimer because I’ll be providing info on where to find certain settings, modes, and information on your camera’s display or readout. However, this information varies from manufacturer to manufacturer and from camera to camera. In some cases, information is […]