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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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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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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A Complete Lightweight Video Rig Perfect for quick videos, vlogs, and more!

I’ve been experimenting with trying to shoot shorter videos for the site, and just put this little rig together! Read on to learn more about everything I used.

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7 Things You Need To Know About Electronic Viewfinders (EVFs) Back to Basics

What is an Electronic Viewfinder (EVF)?

A viewfinder is a part of the camera that you look through in order to frame your photo. Most DSLR cameras have what are known as optical viewfinders. When you look through an optical viewfinder you’re actually looking through the lens of the camera (the light is bouncing off a mirror and flipped through a prism). It’s really neat actually!

But with an electronic viewfinder (EVF), you’re actually just looking at a tiny screen (usually LCD or OLED). This may not seem like a significant difference, but having a camera with an EVF can make it a lot easier for you to learn photography. Here are 7 things you need to know about electronic viewfinders:

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