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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10 Mistakes Beginners Make In Lightroom Are you making these common errors?

Lightroom is an incredibly fun and powerful photo editing program that can help you transform the look of your images! But with great power comes great responsibility, and it’s very (very) easy to start making mistakes in Lightroom when you don’t fully understand it. Those mistakes can actually make your photos look worse (UH OH) so today let’s cover some of the most common mistakes so you will know to avoid them.

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8 Reasons To Use A Prime Lens Why you need to give them a try!

When choosing a lens for your camera, you have two general options: primes or zooms. A prime lens covers only one focal length (e.g. 50mm), while a zoom lens covers a range of them (e.g. 24-70mm). And while that might seem to make a zoom sound like a better choice (more focal lengths for the money = better value??) there are actually a bunch of reasons to choose a prime!

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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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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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