4 Filters every Photographer should have in their Camera Bag

The trend with photographers these days seems to be along the lines of ignoring lighting issues during the shoot and to fix them in Photoshop afterward. It’s certainly possible to do this in most cases, but not always. The best example of an unfixable issue is if the sky is completely blown out compared to the foreground. That light & color information is lost forever.

Luckily there’s a very cheap and easy remedy to this. Today, I’m going to talk about 4 filters that every photographer should have in their camera bag. A filter is simply a small, circular pane of glass that screws onto the lens of your camera, modifying the light in some way before it enters. Let’s take a look.

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Aperture, ISO, & Shutter Speed Tutorial

Have you ever seen a photograph of a waterfall, where the water is smooth as silk? Or how about a photo of a dolphin jumping out of the water where the dolphin itself is sharply focused and not blurred beyond comprehension? You can’t achieve those looks yourself using the camera’s auto mode, unfortunately.

Today I’m going to try to shed some light on the three most important settings in your DSLR camera that control how it actually takes a photo: Aperture, ISO, and shutter speed. These three parameters are related to each other so you need to understand all three to get the whole concept. When you operate your camera in auto mode, it’s primarily these three things that the camera is controlling for you. To progress as a photographer and take better photos, though, you really need to be operating your camera in one of the manual modes. This gives you infinitely more control over the look of your photographs.

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Nikon D750 DSLR Camera

Unboxing the Nikon D750 DSLR Camera

I’m excited! Yesterday I bought a brand new Nikon D750 DSLR camera along with a 50mm f/1.8G Nikkor prime lens. It was the result of a lot of research on my part but I feel like I made a really good choice. But enough about that — I want to try it out! This post will let you share in unboxing my Nikon D750 DSLR camera.

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5 Things to Consider when Buying a Digital Camera

Like most of you who are reading this, I was in the market for a new Digital Camera. Sure, my trusty iPhone takes a mean selfie but I plan to take my photography to the next level and that’s just not going to cut it anymore. But wow — cameras have so many options these days… much more than they did 10 years ago when I bought my first DSLR. That’s why I put together this list of 5 things to consider when buying a digital camera.

This was the process that I used when I recently bought mine. To give you a better idea of how I use this process, in each step I’ll show you how it applied to my own purchasing strategy.

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