• 3 Rules for Better Photographs

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    Life behind a camera lens is a constant journey toward improvement. Style, technique, and equipment are always in flux; photographers looking to excel in their craft must be adaptable, above all else. But, because there are so many moving parts, it’s easy to lose sight of what’s most important in the image making process. SLR Lounge offers…

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  • 5 Simple Ways to Increase Your Photography Income

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    If you asked a group of photographers one thing they don’t like about their job, what do you suppose they’d say? My bet is that it would have something to do with the unreliability of income. By that I mean, there are times when it seems like every day is booked solid with clients. And…

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  • Simple Tips and Tricks for Better Smartphone Photography

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    I remember the days when carrying a camera meant having a big 35mm SLR body, a couple of hefty lenses, a bunch of rolls of film, and a big tripod – to name a few things – in a bag slung over your shoulder. Today, though, we’re spoiled in that we’ve got powerful cameras right…

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  • Understanding Your Camera’s Image Buffer

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    Contrary to what some beginner photographers think, when you press the shutter button on your camera, the image that’s taken isn’t immediately written to your memory card. Instead, it’s a multi-step process that includes, among other things, temporary storage of the image data in the camera’s buffer. On most occasions, this process is seamless, and…

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  • 4 Pro Photographer Tips

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    If you want to shoot like a pro, you’ll need to dedicate yourself to learning the ins and outs of photography. On the one hand, that means working unencumbered – hands-free – so you can get the shots you want. That means working on things like composition and framing, too. That also means looking for…

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  • Common Camera Lens Problems (and How to Fix them)

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    When it comes to getting a gorgeous photo, one of the most critical factors is the lens you use. Though, by and large, the better the lens, the better the results, even expensive lenses suffer from common problems like distortion, flare, ghosting, aberrations, and so forth. These issues aren’t necessarily an indication of lack of…

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  • The Best Ways for Getting Sharper Photos

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    I’m sure we’ve all experienced focusing problems. You know – you have an otherwise pretty good shot, but the subject is just ever so slightly out of focus. And the toughest part is that you often don’t notice the focus problem until you’re back home, checking your photos out on your computer screen! No amount…

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  • How to Make Photography Easier in Just Three Steps

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    I know what you’re thinking… Photography is far too complex of a pursuit to make it easy in just one tutorial. And to a large extent, that sentiment is correct. It takes years to perfect the knowledge and skills it takes to create gorgeous photos. However, you can work to make that process one that’s…

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  • How to Fix Common Exposure Problems

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    No matter your experience level in photography, you’re bound to get the exposure wrong at some point. For that matter, your camera will get the exposure wrong at some point, too! The trick is understanding how to fix these problems, being that they are inevitable. And though there’s hundreds of ways to get the exposure…

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  • How to Take Your Photos to the Next Level

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    All of us want to take better photos. That’s a given, even for people that to the rest of us are at the pinnacle of creating incredible images. But when you’re a beginner, getting to that place where you say, “Wow, I just created a great shot!” can be a bit on the daunting side.…

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