Stop right now and look at your camera lens’ front glass. Is it clean? Based on this simple observation I go by two rules: If it’s not really dirty, don’t clean it. If it is dirty, clean only the areas that need cleaning carefully. How dirty is dirty? I’ve known photographers who clean their lenses religiously prior to every […]
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Do NOT erase your camera contacts to cle...
Last night while doing a demonstration in class, I took a couple of test shots with my Canon 5D to demonstrate flash firing. It surprised me with the LCD displaying an error message: There are any number of reasons this error can occur, some of them pretty bad (feel free to google them). The […]
UV filters: Are they worth it for digita...
If you want to see a room full pleasant, professional photographers get into a brawl, ask them about UV filters for a digital camera’s lens. Aside from Nikon vs. Canon debates, whether you should or shouldn’t use a UV filter is quite a contentious subject. Some photographers will be adamantly against UV filters, some completely […]
The “Rule” of Thirds in Photography
The “Rule of Thirds” really isn’t a rule. If you break it the Photography Police aren’t going to come to your door and arrest you for a composition infraction. Instead, I like to think of it as “The Guideline of Thirds” or “The Really-Good-Idea-of-Understanding-Basic-Composition of Thirds.” For many beginning photographers it may be their first […]