3 Reasons To Shoot In Manual Mode Why you need to take control over aperture, shutter speed, and ISO

You have probably heard, over and over, that you should be shooting your camera in manual mode.

But what is manual mode, and why is it so important for your photography? Lets figure it out!

Manual mode is one of the main settings on your camera, and it lets you manually control shutter speed, aperture, and ISO. These three settings work together to control the how bright or dark your photo is (known as exposure), as well as change the overall look of the image. Super important stuff!

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Loupedeck Unboxing and Review A Lightroom keyboard to speed up your workflow

We’re always excited to learn about new ways to speed up our photo editing workflow AND improve the quality of our photos – so we were super excited to learn about Loupedeck. Loupedeck is a special special keyboard for Lightroom that put’s the essential adjustment sliders and controls right at your fingertips.

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12 Essential Photography Accessories

If you’ve ever been to a camera store you’ll know there are tons of gadgets and accessories for photographers. It can be difficult to know what’s worth getting! Here’s a list of the essential accessories we’ve found most useful over the years.

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Red River Paper vs. Epson vs. Moab Choosing The Best Inkjet Photo Paper

A few weeks ago the folks at Red River Paper sent me a couple sample packs of their papers to test out.

I’ve been holding back on this review because I wasn’t quite sure the best way to approach things.

First of all, I’m not an expert at printing. Printing is of one of those subjects that seems simple at first and then you break the surface and discover it’s far more complicated (different printers, different paper types, different surface coatings, optical brightening agents, types of ink, color profiles, RIPS, it literally goes on an on).

So I think it’s important to start this review / comparison giving a brief background with my experience printing.

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What You Need To Get Started With Photo Printing

Creating your own photographic prints is incredibly rewarding and efficient.

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Before / After: California Redwoods Lightroom Editing Tips

On our recent road trip we stopped along the Avenue of Giants to take in the California Redwoods. My mind was blown! I couldn’t believe trees like this existed. Walking among them was magical.

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We’re on Kit.com! An easy way to browse recommended gear

A big part of photography is what gear to use. There’s so much stuff out there it can be difficult to know where to start.

Over the years we’ve created lots of gear guides and blogs posts in order to help give effective recommendations, but it’s not easy keeping everything up to date (gear changes so quickly!).

After trying out kit.com I was really impressed how easy it is to put together a gear guide.

You can click here to see some of the guides I’ve set up so far.

I’ll be creating more guides over the next few weeks to cover the wide range of photography related gear we use and review.

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