What Are Medium and Large Format Cameras?

In this awesome guide we will discus what medium and large format cameras are and what they are used for.

Many of us are acquainted with the DSLR camera, I suppose the reader of this post has also already heard of terms like DX, APS-C, and Leica format or rather, 35mm full frame, afterall, these are the sensors most commonly encountered in photographic cameras. This time let me expand your horizon by two more formats you may not be familiar with – the medium and the large.

Historically, the photographic medium has moved from large to small. One of my teachers liked to refrain to mechanisms within a digital camera as “elves in the box”, but the oldest camera, the camera obscura, literally had a person inside it – the artist, painting the form he saw.

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Color vs. Black and White Photography!

In this guide we will learn whether to let the sunset pop or ‘get your black and white photography on’.

To black-and-white, or not to black-and-white: that is the question. (I’ll see myself out now.)

Every photographer has to make this decision, whether before the shooting process or during post-processing. Although many individuals make this choice based on personal taste, there are a few factors to keep in mind when considering a photo.

Inevitably, a photograph’s impact on the viewer can be enhanced or hindered based on these color choices. A deliberate decision requires a careful eye and some basic knowledge about the strengths and weaknesses of each option.

So, let’s learn more about this tough decision and discuss what makes sense and when!

The benefits of color photography

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7 Tips to Make Money Through Architectural Photography!

In this article we will discuss how to turn architecture that surrounds us every day into photographs that will sell.

Architectural photography is the capturing of buildings and similar structures from both the inside and the outside. Although creativity is an important aspect of the craft, maintaining an accurate representation of the architecture is vital. Continue reading

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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Sharing Your Photos Online!

In this guide we will discus what you should expect when you submit your photos to Flickr, Morguefile, Facebook, and more.

The man in the photo above, holding that beautiful landscape print as he supposedly uploads his photos to the world wide web? I have no idea who he is. Not a clue. I could have passed him during my walk to Starbucks today and had no idea. Continue reading

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A Guide To Cinemagraphs!

In this article I will discuss cinemagraphs and hopefully describe everything you need to know about moving photos and this growing trend that brings images to life.

First, the artists of the world were enthralled by photography; then came photographers. Moving pictures came around many years after, which captured the hearts of these photographers. (Enter, cinematographers.)

The twenty-first century took a stand, then laptops became popular, and now everybody has an iPhone. With all of this new, fabulous technology, the artists and photographers and cinematographers put their heads together, and then came…

…Cinemagraphers? Whatever you want to call them, they create these beautiful images where tiny parts of the picture move. The area(s) with movement are usually intentional and add meaning to the otherwise still shot.

Quite honestly, I hope these cinemagraphers are here to stay.

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13 Styles of Photography!

In this guide we will be discussing 13 styles of photography you may never hear of. From nature concepts to live war shots, here is everything you need to know about these genres.

Some of us prefer nature photography and capturing hummingbirds mid-flight. Perhaps other camera addicts stick to their studios and live to capture another great portrait.

Those of us who made careers out of our passion might be immersed in the worlds of food or events photography. Regardless of style, there are countless subcategories of photography that you might have missed over the years. Read on to learn more about these genres and perhaps you’ll discover your next obsession in the world of photography!

1. Wildlife Photography

If snapping photos of animals in their natural habitat is something you find interesting, perhaps you should try wildlife photography. Many people consider this to be one of the most difficult types of photography.

Technical skill, top-notch equipment, and unwavering patience are all required in order to capture the perfect shot. Make sure to research the subject you want to photograph before you pack your equipment; you might find that the rare species of fox you were searching for is in deep hibernation. Continue reading

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A Birds In Flight Photography Guide!

In this article we will discus how to get the most out of your bird shots. Consider this a beginners guide to capture BIF like a professional. The acronym for birds in flight is BIF, just in case you are wondering.

For some reason, photographers around the world have always been allured by the challenge of capturing birds in flight. Whether driven by fascination with flying, interest in ornithology, or just the challenge itself, humans absolutely love taking pictures of birds.

Clearly, the challenge is quite daunting, from the equipment you choose to the very patience that keeps you trying. The following tips, however, will help you focus your skills and refine your chances of taking your dream shot. Continue reading

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What Is A Prime Lens?

If you can’t wrap your head around what a prime lens is and what it’s used for, this guide should provide the answers you’ve been needing on this subject.

A common term you may hear photographer’s throw around is “prime” when talking about a camera lens. But what does this mean?

Benefits Of A Prime Lens!

Canon 50mm prime lens.

Well, when a photographer is talking about a prime lens, they’re referring to their lenses that are fixed and don’t have a zooming function.

In other words, they have just one focal length. Having a prime lens has many benefits and advantages, most professionals say that they are a key piece to a photographer’s ideal camera bag.

But why is having a camera lens that can’t zoom useful, you ask?

For starters, zoom lenses are great for photographing certain subjects, however when lenses have adjustable focal lengths, you are compromising the quality of your images. Continue reading

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Sigma 150-600mm Lens and MC-11 Converter!

As an advanced amateur photographer I am constantly looking to upgrade my equipment and expand my horizons for better image quality. But in doing so I’ve learned to take my time and not jump into an expensive product unless I really need it.

I was in the market for a good telephoto lens but I did not want to spend over $2000. Some are even in the $12000 range!

In addition I wanted to use a good lens both on my Sony a6000 as well as my full frame camera. Continue reading

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Drone Photography Tips for Beginners!

When it comes to drone photography, the more you know or are aware of the better. Once you are familiar with the basics, then you can begin to master taking really spectacular photos and videos and step into that role of photographer.

When shooting photos and videos, the big priority is making sure that your drone comes with an on-board camera or that it has an attached gimbal. If you want to go a little extra, make sure your drone is capable of carrying a GoPro or something similar.

You may also want to make sure that your drone that you are using for shooting photos and videos has a real time video feed that either goes through the controller or goes through your smartphone or better yet a table.  Continue reading

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