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Camera Talk: An Exposure Primer

Camera Talk: An Exposure Primer

Correct exposure on a photograph is confusing for a lot of people. That's why so many camera manufacturers compete with each other to provide the best of the best Automatic features and Modes on their brand. You can take fairly decent photos in Auto Mode but, once...

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Camera Talk: Here a Tripod is a Must

Camera Talk: Here a Tripod is a Must

Take a second of your time when shooting a treasure discovered during your travels. Yes, a full second, that's what it takes sometimes when you are trying to capture a sharp photo in difficult lighting. Museums, caves, art and sculpture exhibits, anything that...

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Camera Talk: JPG vs RAW Format

Camera Talk: JPG vs RAW Format

Today, I'm posting two photos in order to give a quick demonstration on the difference between two file formats used by photographers. It used to be pretty much only professional photographers or really serious hobbyists would bother using RAW when taking...

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Camera Talk: Camera Flash

Camera Talk: Camera Flash

Natural light is always the best choice when using your camera outdoors. Camera flash is always my last resort for eliminating harsh shadows, but sometimes it's the only available solution. Had this Queen been modeling for me, I'd have used a reflector board...

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Camera Talk: Consider Where You’ll be Traveling

Many people ask which type camera or lens they should buy and I always answer them with a question or two. What is your level of experience and what type of photography are you interested in? The truth is a disposable film camera can capture an award winning photo for...

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Camera Talk: Be Patient

Catching these eco-tourists kayaking alongside a mangrove stand and the birds in flight was no accident; it was planned. Standing on a bridge over the river, I saw the egrets perched in the trees. I didn't bother taking a shot because, to me, it just wouldn't...

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Camera Talk: Burst Mode

Some people call it Rapid-fire Mode. All Pro Models (DSLR) cameras have it and many Point and Shoot Model Cameras have it as well. A reader in Qatar emailed a question about it today through my website and follows Camera Talk here, so it's nice to know that In the...

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Camera Talk: Stop the Noise

Noise can ruin an otherwise great photo. Modern technology in digital cameras, whether Point and Shoot or DSLRs hasn't quite matched the capability of film cameras, yet. I believe, someday, it may and there are some awesome programs you can buy to squeeze those...

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Camera Talk: Shooting Fireworks

Fireworks displays can be seen almost anywhere you go in your travels around the world and at almost any time of the year. Capturing a great photo of them presents some challenges no matter what type of camera you use. A lot of Point and Shoot models have an AUTO...

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Camera Talk: Reaction Time

People often wonder how an old geezer, like that guy in my Bio picture, can capture birds in flight, fish jumping out of water or a singer's eye on a poorly lit stage. It takes practice and a little trick they don't teach you in camera school. Here's my...

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Camera Talk: Aquarium Shots

Shooting pictures of fish in an aquarium can be tricky and I've seen tourists from all over the world firing away with their cellular phones, point and shoot and DSLR cameras; ending the day buying postcards instead of going home with the pictures they wish...

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