Camera Settings

Getting to Really Know How Your Camera Works

Learn more about the settings on your DSLR or mirrorless camera to get the most out of your photography. Gain a better understanding of the Exposure Triangle and the differences between Shutter Speed, F-Stop, and ISO. Discover hidden camera settings and special shooting techniques.

How to Handle Your Camera’s Metering in Snow

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When we photograph snow, we need to pay closer attention to the light meters in our cameras. While all manufacturers have different terms...

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Memory Card Basics: Choosing the Right Memory Card for Video and Time-Lapse

4K Cameras, Camera Settings, Time Lapse Photography, Videography • 4 Comments

Choosing the right memory card for a DSLR video or time-lapse project is a critical decision. Memory cards have three fundamental...

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Introduction to Full Frame vs Crop Frame Sensors Plus Great Sensor Comparison Resources

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A quick primer on everything you need to know about sensor size and what it means for your photography, plus a list of great sensor...

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3 Beginner Photography Goals for the New Year

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Move beyond mediocre in the new year with 3 important settings beginners often overlook. Get started today practicing these key things for...

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Shutter Speed Chart and Tips on How to Master It

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In photography, light is controlled by the “exposure triangle”, which is made up of ISO, aperture, and shutter speed. These three...

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How Crop Sensors Affect Depth of Field

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Images from different-sized sensors can appear radically different even when using the same settings, especially when it comes to bokeh....

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How to Show Artistic Motion in Still Photography

Camera Settings, Photography

The word "photography" is almost synonymous with the word "still". Photographers take stills. Videographers capture motion. This may be a...

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All About Autofocus: Focus Area vs Focus Mode for Beginners

Camera Settings, Photography

Do you ever wonder why you're not nailing focus despite being told that your camera and lens are both fast and sharp enough for the job? It...

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3 Major Graduation Shooting Tips: Metering, Exposure Compensation, and Focusing

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Graduation ceremonies can be extremely difficult to cover. You are either shooting in dark stadiums or out on football fields in midday...

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47 Essential Photography Tips for Beginners

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Photography is a fun and fascinating process. It’s easier now than ever to get started too. Long gone are the days of needing portable...

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