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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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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What you need to know about camera lens filters Back to Basics

In this short video I give you a quick overview of 3 different types of filters (UV, Polarizing, and Neutral Density) and when to use them. I also show you how to find out what filter will fit your lens.

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How To Clean a Lens Back to Basics

Cleaning a lens is easy to do, but it’s probably one of the most common questions we’ve been asked. See how we clean our lenses in the video above.
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Fujinon XF56mm F1.2 R First thoughts

We just got the Fuji XF56mm f/1.2 in! It gives an equivalent 85mm focal length, and it’s great for portraits (or any situation you want very shallow depth of field).

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