Posts Tagged "lens"

Image Stabilization

We’ve discussed numerous methods of reducing camera shake, including the Reciprocal Rule, proper handholding technique, and other tips and tricks. Today, we’ll discuss a technological means for helping you minimize camera shake – image stabilization. There are two main types of image stabilization: optical and digital. Both aim to do the same thing; reduce the […]

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.

Valentine’s Day Special–Hand Holding with your Camera

Okay, so this post isn’t about holding hands with your camera. However, it is about how to properly hold your camera in your hands in order to get nice sharp photos. Properly hand-holding your camera is all about providing a stable base for your camera to minimize any movement while the shutter is open. Movement […]

The Basis of Things to Come

Too dark… Too light… The concept of exposure, in my view, is critical to understanding almost everything in photography. From getting the right color in your images to understanding the markings on your lens to the mode dial on your camera, all of these things are rooted in in the concept of exposure. Of the […]

Which Camera Should I Buy?

VS By far, the question I’m asked the most by friends, colleagues, and acquaintances concerns which camera they should buy as their first DSLR, given a choice of two or three models from competing brands. In truth, brand matters far less than most people think. There are certainly the fair share of brand loyalists out […]