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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Canon Rebel SL1 product photos review (8 of 9)ISO 4001-400 sec at f - 1.4

When a new photographer picks up a camera, they’re very prone to making tons of mistakes that are understandable. But making sure that they get corrected is important to ensuring that you get the best images and your camera delivers the best performance.

Here are a couple of ways that rookies mess up often.

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Kevin Lee The Phoblographer Nikon D810 Product Images-5

Rumors about replacements for the Canon 7D, the Fujifilm X-Pro 1 and others are popping about like hot oil from a skillet. With Photokina a few months away, there is a lot of interest in the new cameras and lenses that will be announced. This leaves many a shutterbug handling their credit cards in eager anticipation.

And while many photographers will upgrade simply because the can, the rest of us need to be a little more thoughtful about it. Though some of these cameras may boast an exciting new assortment of features, it may or may not be what we need. Here are some questions to ask yourself before you buy.

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Over the years of practicing my photography, one lesson stands out: Photography requires confidence.

I have written about this before, and yet I still run across situations which force me to continue thinking about this. Having confidence is as important as your ability to create an image. Photography is not just about the gear. It’s about the people using it. You can have the most expensive camera equipment in the world but it means nothing if you don’t have the backbone to use it. Of all your photography skills, confidence is your most important. If you do not believe in your photography, no one else will. Here are five reasons to continue working on developing your confidence. [click to continue…]

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We are dependant on light to make our photographs. So, it is important to learn to evaluate the quality of light that we have to work with to determine the final look of our photographs. Identifying and recognizing the qualities of the light results in us making important decisions regarding exposure, white balance and even camera position. Here are some questions to ask yourself to help you make the most of the light you have to work with whether you are photographing people, landscapes, food or abstracts.

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I am lucky enough to live in a city which is near several beautiful public gardens. It provides a wonderful way to spend the day as well as make photographs. It would seem that there are many who agree with me from counting the many cameras hanging from other people’s necks.

Many people only think of Spring as the ideal time to visit a public garden. However, if the gardens in my community are any indication, it’s worth a visit anytime of the year. Here are some tips to make the most of your time, especially this summer season.

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A recent episode of All Things Considered ran a piece titled, “Meet Uncle Bob, the Wedding Photographer’s Friendly Terror”. It featured an interview with wedding photographer Amy Wurdock about her experience contending with the well-intentioned family member with expensive camera equipment who inevitably gets in the way of her doing her job.

If you have photographed many weddings, you no doubt have your own Uncle Bob story or you may even be guilty of being Uncle Bob yourself. It was something that was on my mind while attending a recent wedding. Here are some suggestions to avoid having to be a wedding photographer’s painful anecdote.

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