Comparing Different Prime Lens Focal Lengths on Crop Sensor Cameras

Been wondering what the difference is between Full Frame and Crop Sensor? This quick comparison video by Julia Trotti has the answers. 

One of the main considerations photographers often have when switching cameras is the Full Frame vs. Crop Sensor debate. Some will immediately think the former is the best choice, no contest. Others have no problems with going for the crop option since it’s cheaper and the results are very good. However, the main concern on this matter is how focal lengths produce different results in both sensor sizes. In an earlier video, Julia Trotti demonstrates this by comparing several popular focal lengths in both Full Frame and Crop Sensor cameras.

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Photography Cheat Sheet: Composing Using Lines and Patterns

Experts recommend it all the time, but what does it mean to use lines and patterns in composition? This photography cheat sheet by Canon shows us how.

Think your photography can improve? There’s a good chance you need to work on your composition. Using lines and patterns can do wonders in making photos look visually stunning, or give them more impact. But how exactly? Canon once again comes to the rescue with another photography infographic that shows us how to use lines and patterns for photos that command attention.

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Photography Cheat Sheet: Rule of Odds vs. Rule of Symmetry

Want to take better architecture shots? Check out Canon’s quick photography cheat sheet with some useful composition tips especially for architectural photography.

When you live in or travel to locations with beautiful architecture, it’s inevitable to want to capture their grandeur. However, you also want your photos to be a creative representation rather than dime a dozen snapshots. That largely relies on how you compose your shots. With this in mind, Canon assembled a helpful infographic that will serve as a handy reference to improve your composition, especially for architectural photography.

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5 Tips to Improve Your Landscape Photography Composition Today

If you think your landscape photography can use some improvement, we bring five tips to help you achieve stronger compositions.

The most effective landscape photographs are the ones with the strongest composition. There’s more to it than simply standing before a postcard-perfect scene and pressing the shutter button. If you’re getting into shooting landscapes and want to improve your composition, we have five useful tips you can study and try out for your next practice.

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Photography Cheat Sheet: Shoot Better Photos of Buildings with a Phone

Love photographing architecture? Whatever camera you’re shooting with, you might want to check out today’s cheat sheet to help you get better snaps.

With photographing towering skyscrapers, fascinating historic buildings, and fine examples of modern architecture becoming increasingly popular, you might want to up your game and get better snaps. Whether you’re shooting with your smartphone (for now) or with your new digital camera, today’s photography cheat sheet should be able to give you ideas for improving your composition.

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Photography Cheat Sheet: How to Clean Your Camera Lens

Keeping your camera lens free of dust or fingerprints is important, but there’s a right way to clean it.

Cleaning dust, fingerprints, or smudges on a camera lens is something every photographer must be able to do properly and regularly. But, it’s not as simple as wiping it with just any cloth or cleaning agents. Great care is required so the lens elements don’t get scratched or damaged. Today’s featured photography cheat sheet has some great tips to help us keep our precious glass properly cleaned and maintained.

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Photography Cheat Sheet: Capturing the City from Above

Been wanting to get into aerial photography but aren’t sure where to begin? We have a quick photography cheat sheet just for you.

Aerial photography has become one of the most popular photography genres as of late, thanks to the widespread availability of drone cameras. With the latest innovations in drone photography, aspiring aerial photographers and videographers can now create stunning, pro-quality photos and footage. But, as with all kinds of photography, it can be confusing for beginners to figure out what camera settings to use. Today’s photography cheat sheet addresses just that.

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Photography Cheat Sheet: Choosing the Right Camera for Your Style

Have you figured out what kind of photography you want to do, but not the camera you want to shoot with? This photography cheat sheet should help.

We’ve featured a number of photography cheat sheets that help budding photographers choose their first camera. We’re adding another to the list today, this time with a different approach: picking a camera based on the genre of photography you want to shoot. If you want to simplify your options or simply can’t decide from all the choices out there, this cheat sheet has some suggestions on where you can begin.

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Using Polarizing Filters to Remove Glare for Portrait Photography

A polarizing filter comes in handy for removing glare in practically every shooting situation, including portrait photography. Here’s a quick video showing how.

We’ve all heard about using a polarizing filter for landscape photography, but what about portrait photography? In their quick but informative video,  give a rundown of all the wonderful things you can do with a polarizing filter, including for portrait photography. If that’s something you’ve had questions about, they have the answers for you.

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Portrait Photography Tips: Quick Posing Guide for Men

Posing men is often challenging for those just starting out with portrait photography. You can keep it simple yet effective with these quick tips.

While portrait photography tips seem predominantly for posing females, there are a good number of tutorials out there showing how to pose male subjects. If you’re new to photographing men, you may find it challenging to direct them into poses that work. With this quick video tutorial from Anita Sadowska, you’ll have some ideas for this, whether you’re working with experienced models or newbies.

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Want the Neon Look in Your Portraits? Here Are Budget Friendly Tips

You don’t need a fancy studio setup to give those colorful portraits a shot, as today’s quick video tutorial shows.

Ever wanted to give those colorful neon portraits a try, but feel intimidated by all the studio equipment you think you need? You can actually give it a go with a budget setup right in your home or creative space, and just pour a lot of creativity into it, as Tajreen and Chloe show us in one of their latest videos.

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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: Basic Night Photography Tips

Been wanting to shoot at night but have no idea how to get the best results? Today’s photography cheat sheet has a bunch of basic tips to get you started.

Night photography is one of the most challenging genres to get into, especially for those new to it. It can be a struggle to shoot in the low light, let alone get the settings right without resorting to your camera’s auto modes. But, today’s photography cheat sheet should give you a hand with some tips for various kinds of situations you’ll find yourself shooting in at night.

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Photography Cheat Sheet: Making the Most Out of Natural Light

Want to shoot better natural light portraits? With the tips from today’s photography cheat sheet, you should be able to make the most out of different natural lighting conditions.

When done right, shooting in natural light can yield some gorgeous results, especially for portraits. But the main challenge with it is it’s constant light, so you have to make adjustments and adapt your shooting style and settings to account for that. Today’s photography cheat sheet especially addresses that with some tips on two styles you’ll typically use in natural light portrait photography.

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Photography Cheat Sheet: Prime Lens Tips for the New Photographer

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Want make the most out of shooting with your prime lens? This photography cheat sheet from Canon shows some quick tips to unleash the power of primes.

If you just bought your first DSLR or mirrorless camera, you’ll find that it usually comes with a kit lens, which is a good starter lens for practicing with your camera. But, once you’re a little further along, you might want to invest in a good prime lens, as many expert photographers will advise. Make sure you keep today’s photography cheat sheet handy for some quick tips on how to shoot with and make the most out of it!

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Photography Cheat Sheet: Bokeh Tips for Festive Holiday Photos

With bokeh-licious snaps being a staple of the holiday season, today’s featured photography cheat sheet will especially come in handy!

With the holiday season afoot and Christmas just a few weeks away, we’re sure you’re looking forward to shooting some festive snaps. Bokeh-licious is the name of the game for the most wonderful time of the year. So, to add some to your festive snaps, we’re sharing a quick photography cheat sheet and some useful tips to up your bokeh game.

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Photography Cheat Sheet: Buying Your First Digital Camera

Not settled on a specific model for your digital camera? We have a photography cheat sheet to help you come to a decision.

With all the available choices out there, picking just one camera to learn the ropes of photography with can be pretty confusing. Mirrorless or DSLR? Budget or high-end? What about point-and-shoots? How many megapixels does it need to have? What functions are must-haves? Which lens does my mirrorless or DSLR camera need to be paired with? Here’s a simple photography cheat sheet that features some key considerations to help guide you. And also be sure to shop at Adorama and check out some of their latest deals!

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Two Ways to Turn a Negative Into a Positive Image Using Capture One

If you shoot film and are looking for tutorials on how to invert your negative scans using Capture One, we bring two ways to try.

Are you a film photographer new to digitizing your shots using Capture One? It’s easy to get lost in all the controls and functions if you’re moving from one editing software to the next. So, to help you learn the ropes, we bring two quick ways you can invert negative scans of your film snaps, or digitized negatives shot using your DSLR camera, into final positive images.

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Photography Cheat Sheet: How to Select the Right Lens

With all the lenses available for your DSLR or mirrorless cameras, how do you determine which one to choose for the shot you want to achieve? Today’s photography cheat sheet comes to the rescue.

The most significant advantage of interchangeable lens cameras like DSLRs and mirrorless cameras is their ability to use different lenses. There’s a wide range of lenses out there, each suited for a specific kind of photography. But, if you’re new to choosing your own lenses, it can be daunting to go through all these choices just to pick one or two, either for the shot you want to achieve or the kind of photography you want to specialize in. Today’s featured photography cheat sheet should make the process easier. Continue reading…

Photography Cheat Sheet: Food Photography Essentials

Want to take professional-looking food snaps? Today’s featured photography cheat sheet brings some essential tips to get you started.

We all dabble in food photography once in a while, especially when our inner foodie strikes or we eat out somewhere Instagram-worthy. Smartphone snaps can only take us so far, and if you really want to do it seriously and make it your bread and butter, you’ll need to churn out high-quality, professional-looking images with an actual camera. If that’s precisely what you’re looking into, a photography cheat sheet we spotted on Reddit should help you get started.

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Creating Dramatic Black and White Photos Using Curves and HSL Sliders

Ever wanted to achieve the punchy and dramatic black and white photos you see all over Instagram? Knowing how to tweak the HSL Sliders will help!

Among the most popular and eye-catching styles for black and white photography is the punchy and dramatic look. If creating monochrome photos this way has been your goal, but you have no idea how to achieve it, we have just the tutorial for you. UK-based photographer Sean Tucker has a helpful video showing how to use the HSL sliders to edit your color photos — even with your smartphone!

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