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Welcome to the holiday gift guide where you will find all the best gifts for photographers. This list includes some of the best gear on the market and some fun, quirky gifts in every price range. *This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a small...

How to Set White Balance

How to Set White Balance

How to set white balance?  What is white balance and why is everyone always talking about it?  I am going to answer those questions and give you an easy to use chart for setting white balance on your DSLR camera. What is White Balance? First things first, let's define...

How To Shoot In Manual Mode With a DSLR Camera

How To Shoot In Manual Mode With a DSLR Camera

Are you ready to shoot in manual mode?  If you have figured out Aperture mode and Shutter Speed mode on your camera then you are probably ready to move up to the big leagues with Manual mode.  Manual mode requires you to know how aperture, shutter speed, and...

How To Set ISO

How To Set ISO

You have this fancy DSLR camera but you might be a little unsure of how all the settings affect your photos.  ISO can be one of those camera settings that can be very confusing to beginner photographers. But don’t fret, once you figure out what ISO is and how simple...

What Is Back Button Focus

What Is Back Button Focus

What is back button focus?  Why do you use it? How do you use it?  These are all questions I asked myself when I saw the topic trending on photography sites.  I had never heard of it before and decided I would do a little investigation, as the articles...

How To Take Tack Sharp Photos

How To Take Tack Sharp Photos

Shutter Speed As I mentioned above, blurry photos are usually due to a shutter speed problem.  When you are taking photos of moving objects you need to make sure your shutter speed is high enough to freeze the frame.  Even the slightest movement can cause...

How I can Help

Want to learn how to get those blurred background portraits?  Want to learn how to take awesome sports photos of your kids?  Want to learn how to take night time sparkler photos?  Check out my Beginner DSLR Photography Course designed to get you off Auto mode and into Manual mode.

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