Daniel Norton Explains How to Balance Camera Settings for Perfect Pics

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To get the perfect exposure, you must have a basic understanding of how to balance your camera settings; this video will show you how to do just that.

Why did you use those particular settings for your shot? It’s a question we get asked a lot, and if you haven’t experienced being asked that question yet, it’s just a matter of when. Daniel Norton gets asked this question often, so he decided to make a very short educational video that explains how to balance your camera settings for the perfect shot every time. We have the video for you after the jump, so be sure to join us there.

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Photography Cheat Sheet: Camera Settings for Indoor Still-Life

Taking on an indoor still life photography project soon? Check out some key tips from today’s featured photography cheat sheet.

Many photographers either begin their photography journey by practicing still life photography or dabble with it later as the need arises. Whichever is the case for you, today’s featured photography cheat sheet comes with suggested camera settings and some extra tips to help you get the best results when shooting still life photography indoors.

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Photography Cheat Sheet: Camera Settings for Shooting in the Golden Hour

Planning to head outdoors and shoot during the Golden Hour? Here’s a photography cheat sheet to help you get the best results with the right camera settings.

The Golden Hour is every photographer’s favorite time of the day to shoot, for a good reason. As the term suggests, it bathes a scene in a beautiful golden glow that increases the contrast and brings out the most dramatic and vibrant colors. This is why portrait photographers and landscape photographers especially prefer to shoot outdoors during this time of the day. If you’re yet to do a Golden Hour shoot, today’s featured photography cheat sheet has some suggested camera settings to try and some easy tips to make sure you get the best results.

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Photography Cheat Sheet: The Best Camera Settings for Studio Portraits

Ever wanted to get into studio portrait photography but have no idea about the camera settings to use? Let today’s photography cheat sheet serve as your guide!

Studio portraiture is particularly interesting for many budding portrait photographers because of the level of control they can have over their final image. You can always set up your light the way you want, experiment with different lighting techniques, play with backdrops, and use any equipment you feel is necessary to the results you want to achieve.

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Photography Cheat Sheet: Camera Settings for Various Shooting Situations

In need of some camera setting advice for your next practice? Today’s featured photography cheat sheet comes to the rescue!

It can be kind of confusing or even overwhelming to fiddle around with camera settings when you’re just starting out shooting with a DSLR or mirrorless camera. You have to account for aperture, shutter speed, and ISO, and setting them based on the lighting condition and shooting situation. While you’re still mastering how the Exposure Triangle works, keep today’s photography cheat sheet close so you have something to refer to when you’re out and about shooting.

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Understand the Basics of Camera Settings With This In-Depth Tutorial

Break away from your camera’s auto mode and learn the basics of manual camera settings to get total control of your photos.

So, you’ve decided to move on from your smartphone camera and get a DSLR or mirrorless camera so you can practice photography more seriously. After figuring out your camera’s controls, you can either start shooting right away on Program or Auto mode, or get full control over how your photos will turn out by learning how to set the aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. If the second option sounds interesting to you, we have just the right tutorial to help you get started.

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Learn the Optimal Camera Settings for Stunning Landscape Photography

Thinking of getting into landscape photography? Learn about the best camera settings and shooting techniques in this quick video tutorial.

Anyone who has ever wanted to nail a beautiful landscape photo will know that it’s never as easy as pointing a camera to a stunning scene and pressing the shutter. There’s a lot involved to getting the colors, tones, and sharpness right to give justice to the beauty of the scene. That, of course, means getting your camera settings right. If you’ve been wondering about the optimal settings and shooting techniques for landscape photography, you’re in luck, because we have just the quick but useful video tutorial for your reference.

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Stop Asking for Other Photographers’ Camera Settings

Let’s get the facts straight: you’re not going to learn how to take compelling photographs by asking for other people’s camera settings or their EXIF data. Sure, you can get away with it for the first few times when you’re still a complete beginner fiddling with your camera’s controls. But you will never truly learn how to be a photographer with your own style and vision if you continue this bad practice.

This is the frustration of author and photographer Tony Northrup, but I’m sure many others are also shaking their heads in annoyance whenever they’re asked for their camera settings. For one, it’s a common practice for photographers today to use both auto and manual modes for their photos to get the results they want. Second, there’s more to a truly outstanding photograph than getting someone else’s camera settings and using them for your photos. Third, the post-process now allows photographers to fix whatever issues they had while taking the shot.

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A Giant Portable Camera Obscura Is Setting Up in Seoul Soon

If you’re in Seoul in the coming days, keep an eye out for this giant camera obscura project setting up soon!

We’ve seen a fair number of cool camera obscura projects in the past, and we’re glad to add one more to the list. Seoul-based Justin Lovett recently decided to build a giant, portable camera obscura using a tent and some blackout curtain fabric. Projects like this are fun ways to learn about photography and how a camera works in its simplest form, so if you’re curious about how you can build one yourself, you might get some ideas from the videos documenting this project! If you’ll be in the South Korean capital in the coming days as well, you may even see this tent-camera in action!

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Four Mirrorless Cameras that Are Setting the Pace in Early 2019

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These Mirrorless cameras are feature packed, won’t break the bank, and will help you get your foot into the Mirrorless door.

2018 was a great year for Mirrorless cameras. With outstanding options from the likes of Canon, Sony, Fujifilm, and many more hitting the market, the world of Mirrorless cameras has become hard to ignore. If you’ve been on the fence about Mirrorless cameras, but think you may be ready to see if the grass is greener on the Mirrorless side, this round-up is for you. After the break we will take a look at four affordable, Mirrorless cameras that are setting the pace as we head into 2019. Continue reading…

Fujifilm: Please Make More Cameras with a Real ISO 100 Setting

After working with ISO 100 on the Fujifilm GFX, I’ve confirmed a long time thought of mine.

Dearest Fujifilm,

Though your camera systems are great, I continue to become more and more concerned about where your camera system is going. When I first became enthralled with the Fujifilm system, the promise of full frame performance with an APS-C sensor held true. At the time, my Fujifilm X Pro 1 put my Canon 5D Mk II to shame. The Canon almost never came out with me and instead I’d have the Fujifilm adorned around my shoulder. But today, I can’t always say the same thing.

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Op-Ed: Why Don’t We Have Cameras with Lower ISO Settings?

Lower ISO settings would be something truly revolutionary in the camera world. It could change the industry.

One of the easy answers to this question is it isn’t sexy and marketers don’t know how to market it. High ISOs, details, and measurbations are all sexy, and since they’re done in a lab everyone can talk about and adore them. Then folks who have little else to do can sit there and argue about their results on forums, in Facebook groups, etc. But it’s an organic and real question that I’ve had in my mind for a very long time: why don’t we have cameras with lower ISO settings?

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These Are the Most Popular Cameras and Settings for Stock Photography

Here’s an infographic that peers into the preference of stock photographers… at least, for one stock photography site. 

Ever been curious about getting into stock photography? It remains a major industry with a lot of photographers finding themselves dabbling in these projects on top of their main work. If you want to get an idea about the gear and settings typically involved in stock photography work, we have just the infographic for you.

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The Complete Guide to Manual Settings on Your DSLR Camera

Everything you need to know to start shooting in manual mode. This is a syndicated blog post from Format originally done by Brit Weaver.

Ready to get more creative with your photography? At first, having a digital or analog SLR camera is an exhilarating and intimidating experience. Most beginners play it safe with the automatic modes, but if you’re looking to step up your photography game it might be time to switch to the manual settings. Not only will you see a difference in the quality of shots, you will also have more creative control over the outcomes. In this guide, you will learn about the tools you need to get set up, various photography terms and how to put all the information together to get the shot that you want. No filter needed.

First, knowing how you want the shot to look is key to getting your desired results. This guide will provide you with a little introduction to all the things that go into making a beautiful shot.

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How to Get the Most out of The Acros Setting on Your Fujifilm X Series Camera (Premium)

Fujifilm Acros is one of the most interesting film simulations available for your Fujifilm X series camera. For a while, the cameras offered a monochrome setting but it’s absolutely nothing like what Acros can deliver. Since it’s become available, a strong argument can be made for the fact that it’s amongst the most popular offerings available. The reason for this has to do with the fact that Acros is overall very versatile and is very dependant on the contrast in the scene and the contrast of the lens that you’re working with. Want deeper blacks? Simply underexpose and the whites will still be there.Here’s how you can get even more out of Acros.

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Setting Your Own Camera Defaults In Lightroom Is Easy As Pie

With as much time we are all spending in front of Lightroom as photographers, I think it is safe to say we are all looking for ways to help processing go faster without sacrificing quality. This is one reason why creating your own presets is so helpful, it allows you to quickly and easily get the look and feel you are going for on a series of images with just a few clicks and tweaks. Continue reading…

Variant of the Next iPhone Camera May Offer Aperture Settings

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The iPhone is of course the world’s most popular camera, but it’s also been used for professional applications when it comes to photography. According to the Cult of Mac, it’s probably going to get even better. A variant of what is said to be the iPhone 7 is rumored to use a LinX camera system which offers a big solution to an even bigger problem for many mobile shooters: the lack of a working aperture.

The solution offered by the LinX camera system isn’t one with a sensor and a lens with a variable aperture. Instead, LinX puts multiple smaller sensors right next to each other. Each sensor has a different lens with a different aperture. So essentially, you’re choosing which sensor and aperture to use by literally choosing a segment of the camera to utilize.

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Make Your Own Golden Hour By Mastering This One Setting

Photographing during golden hour can produce stunning results, but Mother Nature isn’t always kind to us. Give this trick a go if she’s being temperamental.

Many photographers love shooting during golden hour because the ambient light imparts a soft, gorgeous warmth onto our subject matter. Those fleeting moments during golden hour often produce some of the most stunning images regardless if you’re photographing landscapes or portraits. Aside from the short window of opportunity, we’re also very much at Mother Nature’s mercy when photographing during golden hour. Weather conditions, cloud coverage, time of year, and a slew of other factors determine whether the ambient light is actually golden during its eponymous hour. All hope is not lost, however, if Mother Nature happens to be a cruel mistress while you’re out photographing. By mastering your camera’s white balance settings, you will gain the ability to control how intense golden hour’s effects appear in your image. You can even simulate the appearance of golden hour if Mother Nature is giving you the cold shoulder. Let’s dive right in.

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7 Weather Sealed Nikon Cameras That Aren’t Afraid of Mother Nature

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These weather sealed Nikon cameras are some of the toughest around, and no matter what weather conditions you might find yourself in, these cameras will keep on working.

If you’re looking for a durable camera that’s really built to last, perhaps it’s time to take a look at some offerings from Nikon. Not only are Nikon cameras capable of producing gorgeous images, but they are also built like tanks, and that applies to both their DSLRs and their Mirrorless cameras. If you like to be outside with your Nikon when it’s raining, snowing, blowing a gale, or when Mother Nature is just generally feisty, these are the weather sealed Nikon cameras worth a closer look at.

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A Nice Camera with a Serious Identity Crisis: Nikon Z50 Review

The Nikon Z50 is a nice APS-C camera, but it’s for nobody in particular, and there’s a big elephant in its room.

Nikon decided to enter the already pretty crowded Mirrorless APS-C camera space with the Z50. Much was made of the Nikon Z50 when it was announced. Many touted it as a spiritual successor to the legendary D500: I can tell you it is not that. Nikon released this camera to target the vlogger crowd and those who want to blow up social media with pictures of coffee, sushi, and all manner of other stereotypical hipster things. Does the Z50 have what it takes to entice those crowds, and can it successfully enter a Mirrorless APS-C market dominated by Fujifilm and Sony? Let’s find out in our full review.

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8 Weather Sealed Canon Cameras That Can Play in the Rain and More

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No matter what Mother Nature has planned, these weather sealed Canon cameras can take all she’s got.

If you’re an adventurous photographer, you probably like the idea of getting out into the wild when the weather takes a turn for the worse. This is a great thing: most of us earth-dwellers tend to like staying dry and warm, and because of this, most photographers miss out on epic scenes that can only be created when the sky opens up. If, though, you’re ready to get your feet wet, you may find you need a camera that can stand up to Mother Nature’s abuse. Over the next few weeks, we are going to break down the best weather sealed cameras available by brand. In this roundup, we are going to focus on weather sealed Canon cameras that are ready for anything.

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