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Is your camera ready for Christmas?

Is your camera ready for Christmas?

‘Twas the night before Christmas And all through the house Not a camera was stirring Not even a computer mouse Make sure you’re not scrambling last minute to assemble that perfect Christmas morning photograph, or worse yet missing it entirely, because you’re not ready. My suggestion is to get ready on the morning of Christmas [...]

Why it pays to go digital

Why it pays to go digital

Many photographers strictly adhere to the “old-school” standard of film photography, but if you’re serious about photography, whether you’re a novice or someone who is more advanced, it can definitely pay to go digital. While there is the added expense of memory cards, they, unlike traditional film media, can be reused again and again and [...]

Take care of your camera equipment

Take care of your camera equipment

I’m currently looking at a $249 repair bill. That is what it is going to cost to check over my Nikon D40x camera body, repair my Nikon 18mm-55mm, and repair my Nikon SB-600 external flash. What happened? Well, I’m happy to say that it didn’t happen under my watch. But it did, unfortunately, happen under [...]

Rediscover your love of photography

Rediscover your love of photography

With the holiday season upon us and daily stressors continually taking their toll, it can be easy to put down the camera and then forget to pick it up again. I’ve been in a photo funk for the past several months, and I am hoping that the few new aperture rings I bought for my [...]

Back up your backups

Back up your backups

If owning a computer for the past twelve years has taught me anything, it’s how quickly data can be irrevocably wiped out of existence. And for that reason, I have four, no, five, safeguards in place: 1. I sync my documents, music, photos, videos and email between my desktop, laptop and netbook 2. I sync [...]

Instagr.am

Instagr.am

For those of you who are lucky enough to own an iPod Touch or an iPhone, then one must-have photo app to go download is Instagr.am. Insagr.am allows you to take photos on your iPod/iPhone (you can use existing photos, or take new ones), add cool cross-processing/lomo effects to them, and then upload them to [...]

The digital photographer’s essentials

The digital photographer’s essentials

I’ve been shooting with a DSLR camera for three and a half years now, and have been serious about photographing many moments in my life and in the lives of my families for about twice that long. Experience has taught me that the following should always be on hand at all times: Digital camera (of [...]

Great gifts for the photographer enthusiast

Great gifts for the photographer enthusiast

What should you buy for the budding photographer or photographer enthusiast in your life? You may have fears of recommendations of pricey cameras, expensive flashes or obscure lenses that may or may not fit, so rest assured that this particular list is perfect for any budget and any photographer. Memory cards. If there’s one thing [...]

Lensbaby: a fun camera accessory

With the holiday season fast approaching, the one must-have gadget I can recommend for the digital photography enthusiast is a Lensbaby. The Lensbaby is a spiffy lens that provides fish-eye photography with a creative bent — extreme focus and bokeh-inducing effects on your photos. Combined with the optional aperture rings, you can create even more [...]

A tripod is a crucial piece of photography equipment

A tripod is a crucial piece of photography equipment

Once I got used to handling my Nikon D40x, the one thing I longed for was a tripod. Specifically, I wanted a tripod that I could adjust for different heights and angles. Fortunately, many companies make such tripods, and they’re relatively inexpensive. You can pick up a sturdy, decently built tripod that offers multiple height [...]