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What Are Histograms? A Photographer’s Guide

Histograms are the solution to a fundamental problem in photography: Our eyes don’t always tell the truth. Have you ever been in a dark room, turned on your phone, and felt it blind you like nobody’s business? The same thing … Continue reading

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Exposing with the Zone System: An easy how-to guide

My favorite way to meter in camera and get beautiful and intentional SOOC (straight out of the camera) images is with the Zone System method of metering. The Zone System method was developed by Ansel Adams and Fred Archer in … Continue reading

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What is aperture? A beginner’s guide for photographers

You’ve heard of the word aperture but what is it, exactly? Aperture is one very important part of what photographers call the exposure triangle, the relationship between ISO, shutter speed, and aperture. These three settings work together to control the … Continue reading

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Understanding Depth of Field – A Beginner’s Guide

Depth of field (DoF) is one of the most important concepts in photography. Understanding what DoF is, and knowing what factors affect it, are things all photographers should master. Many photographers know that you can control DoF by adjusting aperture. But … Continue reading

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Choosing a Creative Exposure – A Beginner’s Guide

There are many combinations of aperture, shutter speed, and ISO that will correctly expose an image. With all those combinations, which one is the right one? If you leave your camera in full program mode, your camera will pick a … Continue reading

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