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10 Basics of Photography

Summer is almost here! Are you excited? Ready for vacation? Ready to take some great photos? I was going through some handwritten notes I took during a photography seminar many years ago. Some pretty basic stuff, but I think it’s helpful to review it from time to time. I know I’ve come a long way […]

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Hiking With My Canon 40mm Pancake

I am extremely pleased with this small lens. Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 Pancake is probably the most value priced lens from Canon. It’s very tiny, and if you’ve never used a pancake lens before, you’re perhaps very skeptical; how can a lens so small work so well on a DSLR? If you’ve been following my blogs, you probably already […]

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10 Great Gift Ideas for Photographers

Ready or not, Christmas is almost here. The most wonderful time of the year can also be somewhat stressful, especially when it comes to gift shopping. Not sure if I can give gift ideas for everyone, but here are few for the photographers on your list.   A DSLR beats a point-and-shoot and it’s well […]

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5 Tips for Your Holiday Photos

Winter holidays make great photo opportunities.  Whether you have a DSLR, a point and shoot camera or even if you’ll be taking pictures with your smart phone, here are some tips to get you started with your holiday photos. Keep in mind that you don’t have to include everything in your frame. When we walk into […]

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6 Photo Composition Tips

Whether you’re shooting with a DSLR, point-and-shoot or camera phone, your composition is still the prime factor in achieving great results. I’m not going to talk about any rules of photography in this post. Although important, I don’t think your creativity should be limited in any way by rules. Here are a few photography composition […]

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