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30+ Photography Terms For Beginners

30+ Photography Terms For Beginners

This article will introduce you to over 30 photography terms for beginner photographers. These are the most commonly encountered photography terms and what they mean. Where appropriate I have included a link to more information about that specific term. This article is meant to help you navigate the world of beginner photography.

DSLR Metering Modes Explained

DSLR Metering Modes Explained

The metering mode on a DSLR is defined as the method the camera uses to expose the photo.  Each mode will produce a certain style of image and as a result, care should be taken when choosing modes. The default mode is the evaluative metering or matrix metering...

16 Photography Gifts for Dad

16 Photography Gifts for Dad

Whether you are looking for gifts for Father’s Day, Christmas, a birthday, or just an ordinary day, the suggestions below will be sure to please any Dad photographer.  Dads who are photographers are usually tech minded and love receiving photo equipment to play...

March Photography Technique Challenge

March Photography Technique Challenge

The topic for this month's photography technique challenge is Black and White.  Take your photos composing them specifically for conversion to black and white. Some things to remember to make this challenge a success: When composing your photos look at your scene in...

February Photography Technique Challenge

February Photography Technique Challenge

The topic for this month's photography technique challenge is Indoor.  I challenge you to only shoot indoor, at different times of the day, and in different lighting conditions.  The point of this challenge is to grow your skills in those low lighting...

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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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