Photography Tips & Tutorials

13 Types of Camera Lens Filters Explained (What They Do)

Welcome to a beginner’s guide and list of camera lens filters. Nope, we are not referring to the funky software “filter effects”, but actual physical lens filters. Modern software filters are interesting, and they can do all kinds of effects – But there are just some things that can only be achieved with real optics. …

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7 Ways to Remove Camera Lens Scratches

Welcome to a guide on how to remove scratches on camera lenses. But first, a gentle reminder that a few minor scratches will not affect the optical quality much. Please do not attempt any “repairs” unless you have a pretty banged-up lens, as the wise old saying goes – If it ain’t broken, don’t fix …

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3 Parts Camera Metering Guide (Modes and Tips)

INTRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY IS NOT PERFECT Welcome to the complete guide on camera metering. Ever wonder how modern cameras automatically “know” how to take photos that are not too bright or too dark? The answer will be, through a series of built-in (light) metering sensors. But even with today’s technology, it is not perfect, and you will sometimes get photos …

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3 Parts White Balance Guide (What it is, How to use, Tips)

INTRODUCTION WHITE BALANCE DOES NOT MAKE SENSE? Welcome to a beginner’s guide on white balance. When I first started photography and heard about white balance, it was one of those things that totally did not make any sense. How do you balance white? How do you balance color? What is there to balance? As things turn out, …

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15 Different Types of Cameras (That You Should Know)

INTRODUCTION THE CAMERA JUNGLE Welcome to guide on the different types of cameras. While photography is not an ancient technology, it has progressed a lot within just one century. Today, there are so many different kinds of cameras that most beginners will be lost without an introduction. So here it is, a quick chapter and introduction to …

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15 Types of Photography Lighting Equipment (That You Should Know)

INTRODUCTION LET THERE BE LIGHT Welcome to a guide on the various types of photography lighting equipment. Lighting back in the stone age of photography used to be very exciting. Photographers have to burn magnesium to create bright flashes, and that looks like some sort of a crazy ninja movie. These days, we conveniently have …

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7 Basic Rules & Concepts of Lighting in Photography

INTRODUCTION DON’T SKIP THE BASICS! Welcome to a beginner’s guide on the basic rules of lighting in photography. Lighting has always been the photographer’s best friend and biggest bugbear. Use it right, you get an award-winning photo. Get it wrong, just hide that photo, and never let people set eyes on it. This guide will …

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11 Types of Lines in Photography – A Beginner’s Guide

INTRODUCTION LINES, THE “INVISIBLE” ELEMENT Welcome to a beginner’s guide on the types of lines in photography. Lines are everywhere and we just have to look at things from a different angle – Roads will form straight or curved lines, tall buildings will form vertical lines, mountains form diagonal lines, and even a banana have …

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