Photography Cheat Sheet: Photographing Animals in Wildlife Parks

If you’re planning to practice wildlife photography in parks and sanctuaries, make sure to bring this photography cheat sheet with you!

Wildlife photography can be extra challenging to get into, so lots of practice is required for anyone who wants to make it their genre of choice. Fortunately, there are parks and sanctuaries you can visit to practice in before embarking on wildlife adventures. If you already have a location in mind and plan to practice there soon, we have just the photography cheat sheet to make things a bit easier for you.

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The Honest Answer: Do You Need an F2.8 or an F4 Zoom Lens?

Whether a photographer needs a f2.8 or f4 lens is something that’s very confusing for most folks.

Could you honestly answer whether or not you’re a better fit for an f2.8 or an f4 zoom lens? It’s a valid question; lots of photographers I’ve spoken to in the past months have been content with an f4 zoom lens when I would have thought they needed an f2.8 zoom instead. Which is better? That’s a complicated question to answer. Which do you need? That’s something we’re going to dive into below.

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Photography Cheat Sheet: Creating Balance Using the Rule of Thirds

Learn how to create more dynamic and visually interesting compositions with some tips from today’s photography cheat sheet. 

Sometimes, it’s tempting to place your subject smack in the center of the frame and take the shot. But once you’ve become familiar with the Rule of Thirds, you’ll open your photography up to more dynamic compositions. Whatever you’re shooting and whether it is in horizontal or vertical framing, you’ll be able to achieve stronger compositions with today’s featured photography cheat sheet.

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Photography Cheat Sheet: How to Shoot Better Photos Underwater

With the help of today’s photography cheat sheet, you’ll be able to adequately prepare for underwater photography using your Mirrorless camera.

Ever wondered how you can get gorgeous underwater photos using your Mirrorless camera? There are actually many things to consider and keep in mind, including gear requirements, the best shooting mode, and using flash and other lighting options. Canon Asia comes to our rescue with some tips in their photography cheat sheet.

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What Makes Correctly Toned Black and White Photos for Prints

If you’re looking to create inkjet prints of your black and white photos, these tips will help you get great, correctly toned results. 

When it comes to printing black and white photos using inkjet printers, there are a few things to keep in mind to make sure you get great results. In a quick introduction to printing black and white, lynda.com author Ben Long shares some tips on what makes a good black and white print before you even get started with printing your photos out, and some key technical considerations with your equipment.

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Photography Cheat Sheet: Exposure Basics for Dummies

Today’s photography cheat sheet is an alternate visual guide for understanding the Exposure Triangle for correct exposures.

One of the main parameters of a good photo is proper exposure, which is achieved by using the best camera settings given the situation. The shutter speed, aperture, and ISO all work together as the so-called Exposure Triangle. Maybe you’ve heard of this term in the past, or maybe this is still a totally new concept to you. Whichever the case, today’s photography will serve as your quick guide (or alternate guide, if you’ve seen it here before) with some visual analogies to help you understand exposure basics better.

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Photography Cheat Sheet: Inverse Square Law of Light for Dummies

If the Inverse Square Law and how it pertains to light are all new to you, we have a photography cheat sheet that explains how it works and affects your photography.

At some point in your photography journey, the topic of Inverse Square Law will pop up and probably perplex you. While it sounds very technical and intimidating, it actually pays to know how it affects the way your subjects or scenes are lit. We have just the tips and visual guide for you in today’s photography cheat sheet.

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Photography Cheat Sheet: Fast vs. Slow Shutter Speed for Creative Shots

Knowing the right shutter speed to use can make a big difference in the photos you take, as today’s photography cheat sheet explains!

There’s more to using the right shutter speed than getting properly exposed photos. It will also allow you to achieve certain effects and creative results. Your camera may have some automatic settings and functions that will help with this, but for shooting situations when you want to key in the shutter speed settings yourself, we have just the photography cheat sheet for you!

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Photography Cheat Sheet: Composition Formats for Landscape Photography

Improve your composition for landscape photography with some tips on format and orientation from today’s photography cheat sheet.

When you’re shooting landscape photography, it can be challenging to decide whether a scene looks better in horizontal or vertical orientation. You may also think about shooting in Instagram-ready square format, or go for a broader capture with panoramic format. If you need some help deciding, the tips from today’s featured photography cheat sheet should be able to give you some ideas.

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Photography Cheat Sheet: Quick Tilt-Shift Photography Tips

If you’re thinking of getting into tilt-shift photography but don’t know how to get started, we have some tips in today’s photography cheat sheet.

Tilt-shift photography is easily one of the most interesting genres, but working with tilt-shift lenses tends to be tricky. With creativity, the right lens, and the right techniques, you’ll be able to effectively transform a scene into a miniature scale model. Today’s photography cheat sheet should be able to help you get the best snaps in your next practice.

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Portrait Photography Tutorial: This One Tool Gets You Perfect Skin Tones

How do you get perfect skin tones when working with tough white balances?

Fact: most photographers shoot in auto-white balance and deal with the problems of skin tones and color later on. But, it can be pretty tricky at times, so today, we’re showing how to get better skin tones and master perfect white balance at the same time. The result will be great colors in every portrait you shoot. No matter what lighting situation you’re in, you’ll find that you can use this trick to get the most pop in your photos every single time. Now, this Portrait Photography Tutorial can apply across a broad range of photo editing software, but we’re doing it in Capture One 20. It’s no secret that Capture One 20 does the best job when editing RAW files. So, let’s dive in.

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Photography Cheat Sheet: How to Keep Your Lens Clean

Here’s how you can keep your lens free of dirt, dust, grime, and moisture to get great photos.

Cleaning your camera’s lens is either as simple as wiping dust, water droplets, or smudge off the front element, or as complicated as taking apart the lens to clean its insides. However, there’s also a bunch of simple things you can do to keep your lenses clean and ready for the next shoot. For our photography cheat sheet today, we have five easy steps you can do as part of gear maintenance.

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Photography Cheat Sheet: Angle of View and Focal Length Visual Guide

Confused about photography lens terms like angle of view and focal length? We have just the photography cheat sheet to serve as your quick visual guide.

We understand how it can be confusing and tedious to sift through all the photography terms and names of all the gears and tools you’ll need for your practice. Among the ones you’ll most likely encounter when you’re researching lenses are angle of view and focal length. What do they even mean? How do they affect your photos? How will these terms help you choose the right lenses for you? We found just the photography cheat sheet that will serve as your visual guide.

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Photography Cheat Sheet: Making the Most Out of Your 24mm Lens

Wondering how you can get great results using a 24mm lens? We have just the photography cheat sheet as your guide.

When it comes to wide-angle lenses, the 24mm is considered a classic focal length by many photographers. It’s a favorite for its versatility, so we’re not surprised if you somehow ended up here while researching this lens. In our cheat sheet, we bring some tips on how to make the most out of this lens, whatever you’re shooting.

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Learn How to Fully Weather Seal Your Fujifilm X100V with This Quick Vid

For whatever reason, *cough*profits*cough* Fujifilm left it up to the end-user to fully weather seal their Fujifilm X100V.

The X100V is a camera many have been waiting for and one of the most exciting cameras of 2020. The Fujifilm X100V boasts a new (to this line) sensor, an updated lens, and it is 98% percent weather-sealed (which is better than the zero weather sealing the X100F had). Still, it boggles the mind why Fujifilm couldn’t finish the weather sealing job. Fortunately, the Fuji Guys have put together a very short video that shows you how you can fully weather seal your Fujifilm X100V. We have it for you after the break.

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3 Reasons Why Sonder Creative Couldn’t Switch From Sony to the X-T3

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The Fujifilm X-T3 is a solid camera, but it’s certainly not for everyone.

We seem to see videos like this one from Sonder Creative quite often these days. It can be interesting to hear why individuals feel like they couldn’t make the jump to a new platform, and in this case, Usman from Sonder Creative explains why the Fujifilm X-T3 and the Fujifilm platform in general just doesn’t have what it takes to pull him away from Sony and the a7r III that he is using. Join us after the break to find out what his three reasons are.

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Film Photography Tutorial: Creating Stunning Galaxy Double Exposures

Whether you’re looking for something experimental to do on film or simply want to give your snaps the stellar treatment, this galaxy double exposures trick is worth a try!

Film photography is especially known for encouraging all sorts of creative experimentation, which eventually popularized techniques like double exposures during the digital age. The often cool results and happy accidents are among the things that encourage today’s generation to shoot film. If you’re yet to try double exposures on film or want to do something different with it, we’re sure this quick galaxy double exposures tutorial by United Kingdom-based Kate Hook is right up your alley.

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Photography Cheat Sheet: Shooting Portraits with a 35mm Lens

If you haven’t tried shooting portraits with a 35mm lens, our very own photography cheat sheet should be able to help with some quick tips!

We don’t usually reach for the 35mm lens when it comes to shooting portraits, but when it’s the only lens available during a shoot, or you want to experiment with different focal lengths, it pays to know how to work with it. A common scenario you may find yourself in while using this lens street portraits during a photowalk around town. For today’s photography cheat sheet, we bring some simple tips to help you make the most of the extra coverage provided by 35mm lenses for portrait work.

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Photography Cheat Sheet: Comparing 20mm, 105mm, 200mm for Portraits

Today’s photography cheat sheet looks at three focal lengths that you may not have used for portraiture.

When it comes to portrait photography, a lot of us typically start shooting with 50mm or 85mm lenses, as they are the most used and recommended focal lengths. However, some of us eventually think about experimenting with different lenses and see what they can do to improve our results. This is where today’s featured photography cheat sheet would come handy, especially for those who are wondering what wide-angle, short telephoto, and telephoto lenses can do for portrait work.

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No, Vegans, Film Photography Is Not Vegan Friendly

The stereotype of someone being a vegan and a film/analog photographer is very counterintuitive.

Unfortunately for many analog shooters, there is still a stigma against us who shoot film. Because we like old school things and we like the actual connection with our subject while not worrying about all the digital things, we are often also associated with vegans. Why? I’m not sure. Maybe they just think it’s part of the culture. But the truth is film photography isn’t vegan-friendly. In fact, it’s pretty far from it.

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Photography Cheat Sheet: Avoiding Common Lens Filter Issues

Ever encountered trouble with your lens filter and didn’t know how to fix it? Chances are, you’ll find a solution in today’s photography cheat sheet.

Some of us may already know how useful lens filters can be in getting us closer to our desired results. But, as with many things, we sometimes get into a bit of a pickle with these accessories. If that has happened to you and have been scratching your head figuring out a solution, we bring some troubleshooting tips from yet another photography cheat sheet via Digital Camera World.

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