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Cropping Full Frame Vs Shooting A Crop Camera

So, here’s a question to chew on. What will give you a better image – a crop camera (DX, APS-C) with a subject that fills the frame OR just shooting the same scene with a full frame camera and then cropping the photo to the same field of view?

I see this come up all the time in various forums and throughout the internet photographic community and I thought it was …

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Nikon D500 Review

Welcome to the supplement page for my Nikon D500 video review. Before you read this page, I highly recommend that you watch the video first since it has information not mentioned below. I know it’s a long clip, but hey, what’s 25 minutes when you get to spend it with a nice guy like me? (Or, you know, what’s 25 minutes when you’re about to drop 2 grand on a …

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Long Lens Tripod Technique

It can be a real source of frustration.

You get this fancy new telephoto lens, hang it off the front of your camera and are more than a little disappointed with the not-so-sharp results. So, you do a little digging and discover that maybe a tripod is what you need to sharpen up those photos.

So, with dreams of spectacularly sharp images dancing in your head, you plop down the …

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Solving Autofocus Problems – 8 Common AF Problems And Solutions

It happens to every photographer at one time or another, and it can cause more frustration than baptizing a cat. You’re happily shooting away at your favorite subject, the action subsides, and you quickly check the images on the back of your camera – but something’s wrong. Instead of the crisp, biting sharpness you were expecting, you see photos soft enough to make pillows.

So, what gives?

Well, it could …

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Remove Chromatic Aberrations And Color Fringing

Check out this Photoshop trick for removing chromatic aberration and small areas of color fringing. This method works great for small problem areas where the normal chromatic aberration tools don’t quite get the job done or when you notice a problem part way through processing your image.

With just a few quick steps, you’ll be able to “erase” the problem areas and be rid of annoying color fringing or chromatic …

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10 Amazing Wildlife Photography Tips

Stop!

I know, I know, you’re ready to go photograph some wildlife. However, before you march out into the field check out the ten tips below! In this rapid, quick-fire video, I’ll go quickly go over ten tips that can help every wildlife photographer. Sure, you probably already do some of these, but there might be one or two critical ideas or tips that you’re missing. Hey, why take a …

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All About UV Filters

UV filters – do you need them or not?

It’s a question that comes up all the time in photography circles with usually about half the people thinking they need UV filters and the other half thinking the fist half is crazy! So, what’s the truth?

To find out, I put everything to the test in the video below and answer questions like:

1. Do you need a UV filter …

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Can A Compass Help You Get Better Photos?

OK, I know what you’re thinking, but no, this isn’s some article about heroically bushwhacking your way to a remote location for a once-in-a-lifetime photograph. (One of those will probably be coming in the future!)

So, how can a compass help you snare better images? Simple – by helping you to precisely predetermine sun and moon position. It may seem a little basic, but you’d be amazed at how easy …

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Image Backup For Traveling Photographers

If you’re a traveling photographer, I’m sure you’ve thought about image backup on more than one occasion. In the video below, I go over ll of my tips and tricks that I use for backup when I’m on the road – including a “super secret” method I use to keep all of my images on my person at all times!

In my opinion, keeping images safe is the #1 priority …

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Waterfall Photography In Eight Easy Steps

It’s 5:00AM and my obnoxious alarm shatters the silence, bringing an abrupt end to my slumber and jarring me out of bed. As my synapses reluctantly begin to fire, I notice the pitter-patter of raindrops as they dance upon the top of my camper.

A grin starts to draw across my face, but not because I think I’m going back to bed. See, I’m out for waterfalls and conditions are about …

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