Hyperfocal Distance Chart

Hyperfocal Distance Chart

Most of the time, landscape photographers want great depth of field.  You will get the greatest depth of field when you focus your lens at its hyperfocal distance.  Focus on that point instead of infinity and you’ll have the greatest range of focus from infinity...
4 Ways to Take Better Photographs

4 Ways to Take Better Photographs

Control Your Perspective 1. Start by using the camera to preserve your scene or subject. Imagine that you are creating a reference for someone to draw from. You want to get everything in the frame. Everything should be sharp, so use a small aperture like f/16 for...
Taking Sharper Pictures

Taking Sharper Pictures

How To Take Sharper Pictures   What makes an image sharp? A number of different factors affect sharpness, and they’re all important if you want to understand how to take perfectly sharp images straight from the camera. Out of all of these, which do you think...
Keeping Your Camera Functioning During the Winter

Keeping Your Camera Functioning During the Winter

The two main technical problems to overcome: 1. Condensation Condensation forms when moving from a cold to a warmer environment, you don’t need to worry about damage to your camera moving from a warmer to a colder environment. Even in arctic conditions the temperature...
A Few Tips to Keep You on Track…

A Few Tips to Keep You on Track…

1. Follow the Rule of Thirds Imagine the scene you’re capturing to be framed in a rectangular shape that is divided into nine equal parts by two horizontal lines and two vertical lines. Now create more drama or depth by putting your subject at any of the points where...
Understanding Camera Aperture

Understanding Camera Aperture

The first step in understanding camera aperture is to get a clear picture in your mind as to what it actually is. Your camera aperture is the opening in your camera’s lens that allows light through the lens to the camera’s light sensitive sensor behind it. Together...
Snow Photography

Snow Photography

A Few Tips for Snow Photography    When viewing a bright scene like snow, a camera tends to underexpose the image. Snow turns out looking dull or grey in the photograph.  Use your exposure compensation to increase exposure. Start by increasing it by +1 stop and assess...
Composing Your Photos…

Composing Your Photos…

Composing your Photos… Declutter – remove unnecessary components by selective framing; Adhere to the rule of thirds except when it doesn’t work; Check the horizon; Don’t leave large empty spaces; Make the foreground and background interesting; Use leading lines into...
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