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Backpack Basics: Gear for a Day Outdoors

With July coming to an end, summer in the North East is in full swing and what better time to get out and shoot than the present. Whether you are shooting portraits or landscapes, in the daylight or under the stars, sometimes the best way to stay motivated and make sure you are having fun with your photography is to keep things simple. While I don’t go bare-bones with one camera and a lens, if I am out adventuring, chasing a sunset, or on a day trip hiking through the forest, I like to keep my gear minimal. While each piece of equipment has various uses, here is a look into my camera bag and different ways you can use each piece of equipment.

Posted by JAshley on Tue, 2015–07–28 19:29
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Best Camera Settings for Studio Flash

Using flash as your only light source means that the colour and lighting effects are much more controllable and consistent than they are when using a natural light source such as sunlight. This means that you can confidently pre-set many of the settings on your camera.

Things you can pre-set

When you’re using studio flash as your only light source you have to use manual mode, as none of the automatic exposure modes will work with studio flash. Once you’ve selected manual mode you can also set the shutter speed to the fastest flash sync speed available on your camera.

Posted by JAshley on Mon, 2015–07–27 21:03
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Best camera settings for night cityscapes and traffic trails

Even though there are sometimes street lights to help you see, it’s difficult to change settings on your camera when shooting cityscapes at night, so pre-setting as many as possible will make it much easier to get great shots

Things you can pre-set

Before you set off on a night shoot in the city you can pre-set many of the settings on your camera. The combination of dark shadows and bright highlights you’ll encounter means that it’s best to set your camera to manual exposure mode, as the automatic modes will struggle to get the correct exposure.

Posted by JAshley on Sun, 2015–07–26 23:58
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Tripod Buying Guide: Get the Best Bang for Your Buck !

A good tripod is worth its weight in gold — and if you’ve researched tripod prices recently, you might just think that’s what they’re made of. A quality camera support system, consisting of a tripod and a ball head, can easily cost as much as a very good lens.

But to take sharp nature and landscape photos, your camera needs to be properly supported on a tripod. My personal opinion is that the tripod is more important than the camera itself.

Many people (myself included) are scared off by the high cost of a top-quality tripod at first. Yet many of these same people often end up spending more in the long run by purchasing one, two or more inexpensive, flimsy tripods instead of getting a high-quality tripod in the first place.

Posted by JAshley on Sat, 2015–07–25 14:03
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Joy of a Fish Eye Lens

From Bryan Peterson School of Photography: this is the latest installment in a nine part series of tutorials to help you improve your photography skills! To enroll in the world’s #1 online photography school Bryan Peterson School of Photography is now offering all our members a discount! To enroll in a photography course click the banner below and use the Promo Code: PhotoCorner for a 10% discount!

The Joy of a Fish Eye Lens

Posted by JAshley on Tue, 2015–03–10 15:09
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"Shape" by Bryan Peterson School of Photography

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SHAPE

Posted by JAshley on Tue, 2015–03–03 13:16
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Selective Focusing by Bryan Peterson School of Photography

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SELECTIVE FOCUS

Posted by JAshley on Fri, 2015–02–27 11:51
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Lens Diffraction Tips

What is diffraction and how does it apply to photography…all of your questions are answered here:

Posted by JAshley on Mon, 2015–02–23 21:30
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Tips on "aerial" photography by Bryan Peterson

LINE

I am a huge fan of ‘aerial’ photography! In particular, shooting aerials in agricultural areas, and since I believe a great deal in the power of line, there is no better opportunity get compositions of line within these agricultural areas than from above. But just how exactly, other than renting a pilot and helicopter or high-wing airplane, can we high above these many lines that await?

Posted by JAshley on Sun, 2015–02–22 15:01
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Tutorial: "Jump" by Bryan Peterson School of Photography

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“JUMP”

Posted by JAshley on Thu, 2015–02–19 11:36
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Freezing Action by Bryan Peterson

Another exciting tutorial from Bryan Peterson School of Photography: FREEZING ACTION

Another great excuse to call upon the telephoto lens is to take a very ‘splashy photograph’ without ever getting wet! I was visiting my brother in Seattle during a hot August day, when my brother’s grandson Tyler and a neighbor decided to have a water-fight. I immediately saw the photo opportunity and was soon directing their every move!

Posted by JAshley on Mon, 2015–02–16 15:26
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Clean Backgrounds By Bryan Peterson

From Bryan Peterson School of Photography: this is the first in a series of tutorials to help you improve your photography skills and elevate your abilities to the next level.

CLEAN BACKGROUNDS

A clean background is often paramount to the success of any image when one wants to emphasize a singular subject, such as a lone flower or a portrait. But clean backgrounds are not always immediately available. Sometimes you can change your point of view, but at other times, you may have move the subject which is far easier to do with people than flowers. Yet, still at other times, in order to get a clean background, you have to ‘make’ your own.

Posted by JAshley on Thu, 2015–02–12 16:00
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Using Manual Mode

Using the manual mode

Digital SLR cameras, and for that matter Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens cameras both come with the manual shooting option. Look for something on the main mode dial that says ‘M’. Switch to this and you are now in the manual mode. The terms ‘manual option’, or the ‘manual mode’ are used interchangeably. They both mean the same thing, metering a scene manually to take a picture. Professionals will always use this mode, on the other hand, amateurs will be skeptical using it the first time. Most amateurs will probably never use this mode because they find it extremely difficult to adjust the exposure to correctly meter a scene. The reason is most don’t quite properly understand the concepts of exposure in the first place.

Posted by JAshley on Tue, 2014–09–30 16:05
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Introduction to Shooting 50mm prime

Together with the 35mm lens a 50mm fixed focus lens is considered to be standard prime. The photography world is polarized between these two primes with each group having its distinct favorite. In this article we shall look at the 50mm prime lens and walk through some of its features and disadvantages.

[B]Benefits[/B]

A prime lens is essentially a lens with a single focal length. Unlike zoom lenses, there’s simply isn’t a way to turn a ring and zoom forward. What you get, however, as a compensation for its inability to zoom, is a blindingly fast aperture. All those high speed photography freaks can hope to use shutter speeds of 1/4000th of a second and higher when pairing their full-frame camera with this lens. Additionally, the 50mm is the closest when it comes to the angle of view that the human eye has. Thus the name ‘standard prime’.

Posted by JAshley on Fri, 2014–09–19 10:24
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An Article, Tutorial & Product Review Added to the Corner Resource Center

Unless you keep your eye on the Photography Resources forum or in the Corner Resource Center, you may have missed a couple new resources that were posted up over the past couple of days. Luckily for you, we have the links to the new photography resources right here in the Corner Blog:



Thanks to Randy and Lise for putting these reviews/tutorials/articles together for the Corner! If you want to submit a review, article or tutorial to the Corner Resource Center, check out this thread for details on how to write and submit your own resources.

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Sat, 2011–04–30 13:00

Corner Resource Center Additions: An Article, Tutorial & Product Review

One of the most popular sections of PhotographyCorner is the Corner Resources Center (which can be found by clicking the “resources” tab in the menu up above this post). It’s home to hundreds of photography articles, tutorials and product reviews written mostly by members of the Corner (other photographers just like you!).

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Tue, 2010–03–30 02:10

One New Tutorial and Two Product Reviews

In case you don’t follow @thecorner on Twitter or missed the posts in the Corner Forums, we’ve added one new tutorial and two new product reviews to the Corner Resource Center. Check out the new resources listed below:

  • Tutorial: Creating ‘Eye Pop’ Using Photoshop or Photoshop Elements by newlove - A quick and easy tutorial that walks you through, step-by-step, how to make ‘eyes pop’ in your photographs.
  • Product Review: Lowepro Primus Minimus Backpack Camera Bag by masoud - A brief review, with specs, of the Lowepro Primus Minimus backpack camera bag.
  • Product Review: The Bowler Camera Bag by Acme Made by Tim L. Walker - A review of “The Bowler” camera bag by Acme Made - a stylish, purse/camera bag for the fashion-conscious photographer.


    We’ve got several more tutorials / articles / product reviews in the queue, so expect a few more over the next couple of days and make sure you’re following @thecorner on Twitter to get up-to-the-minute info on what’s going on around the Corner. If you’d like to write/create new articles/tutorials/product reviews for the Corner Resource Center, check out this “how-to” for tips on how to put together your resource. Thanks to masoud and newlove for contributing to the Corner!

  • Posted by Tim L. Walker on Mon, 2010–03–22 20:18

    Call For Articles, Tutorials and Product Reviews

    Contributor AwardIn case you missed it, we uploaded a fantastic review of the new Cotton Carrier camera system (written by Scott111184) to the Corner Resource Center last night. In fact, one of the most popular sections of the Corner is the Corner Resource Center, and over the past couple of months, I’ve been working my way through the queue of resources. As of today, we’re officially caught up.

    So that means we need more resources!! Almost all of the articles, tutorials and product reviews in the Corner Resource Center are written by members of the Corner. Do you have something you’d like to submit? A neat Photoshop tutorial, or maybe a photography tip or trick? What about a review of that new lens you got? Write something up and submit it to the Corner! In return you’ll pick up a Contributor Award, and the praise and adoration of all the members of the Corner. Check out this thread in the Corner forums for info on how to write and submit a resource for the Corner Resource Center. Get your tips and tricks published on the Corner and help out fellow photographers at the same time!

    Posted by Tim L. Walker on Thu, 2009–10–22 13:55

    More Tutorials (and 1 Article) Added to the Corner Resource Center

    In my continuing effort to get caught up on the backlog of submitted articles, tutorials and product reviews for the Corner Resource Center, I happily point your attention to the latest resources satisfyingly checked off my to-do list. In addition to the 5 new tutorials and three reviews & two articles that we posted last week, below are 3 more tutorials and 1 article written by Lee123, Erik Bernskiold, Mike Neale and squirl033.

    Posted by Tim L. Walker on Thu, 2009–09–10 22:44

    5 New Tutorials in the Corner Resource Center

    One of the most popular sections of PhotographyCorner is the Corner Resource Center, and almost all of the articles, tutorials and product reviews are written by members of the Corner. We usually try to upload at least a couple new resources each month, but lately there’s been a bit of a backlog. Hopefully over the next couple of weeks I can get caught up and get the pending resources coded and uploaded. I coded and posted up 5 new tutorials in the past 36 hours that were written and put together by Anck, Scott111184, winger, Msnow and Erik Bernskiold. Check out the tutorials below, and make sure to thank the authors by posting in the comments thread for each tutorial.

    Posted by Tim L. Walker on Wed, 2009–09–02 01:02
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