DSLR Quick Tips for the Photographer on the Go

quick-tips copySometimes we don’t have time to read an entire tutorial or even browse through one to find the short answer. With this in mind we have created a quick tips section that is designed to give a basic summary of what a full tutorial would offer. This should prove helpful for someone who has already taken the time to read a full blown tutorial on say the rule of thirds and just wants a quick refresher before they go shoot a family wedding or baby shower. We will continually be adding tot he section so check back often.

DSLR Quick Tips

DSLR Dollar Daze – Toys for Your Camera for a Buck or Two.

dollar-dazeI am going to start a new series of articles that focuses around accessories you can pick up for your camera for somewhere around the dollar price point. Many of the items are will actually be under a dollar, but I didn’t want to limit it to just under that amount. Mainly because there are a lot of items out there for just over a dollar that are a pretty good deal too. I will be adding items to them as they arrive and I get a chance to test them out properly. So if your interested in saving a bit of money, or just getting new stuff for your camera for cheap, then check out the new section / category called “DSLR Dollar Daze”. 

DSLR Dollar Daze!

DSLR Dollar Daze

DSLR Battery Temperature Matters.

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Quick Tip #3

If you have ever been shooting in very cold conditions then you have experience poor battery performance. A few simple suggestions  will help you get the most out of those batteries. Sometimes the simplest things are the easiest to over look. Keeping your batteries at a decent warm temperature is critical to ensuring you get the most shots possible from each charge.

Keeping your batteries warm in cold weather is very important to how long the batteries will last until a recharge is needed. Most batteries will start dis-charging in a temp of 40 degrees F or lower with out being actually used. So keeping them warm is critical to good performance. Plus you get many less exposures from cold batteries. As much as a 50% reduction is not uncommon.

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10 Amateur Digital Photography Tips and Tricks

wasp flowerThis is one of the most common things that come up during a search for digital camera tips. 3 or 5 or 10 Digital Photography tips or tricks. It is amazing how much regurgitated data can be spewed out there for the reader to overcome.  The problem is that it almost has to be represented to the user verbatim, or basically the same every time. There are not a whole lot of ways of teaching someone the “Rule of Thirds” for instance. Just the same, it is important to know a lot of this information. It is also just as important to know when to move on from the basic tips and to progress into advanced techniques. 

So here are my top 10 Photography tips to help you become a better Photographer.

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Clearmax Low Cost Battery and Charger for the Nikon D60, D40, D3000 and D5000

SONY DSCIf you have ever tried to buy a replacement battery for your Nikon D60 you have surely gotten a bit of a shock when you found out how much they cost. The Nikon EN-EL9a can heft a pretty price at around $50 per battery. What I am going to test here is an aftermarket battery and that costs a fraction of the price. I will also test out the aftermarket charger that adds a feature you don’t get with the factory Nikon charger. Both of these come in a package that costs less than half  ($20) as much as a single Nikon battery. So lets see how they do.

ClearMax EN-EL9 / ENEL9 High Capacity Battery and Multi Voltage Charger For Nikon D40, D40x, D60, D3000, D5000 Digital SLR Cameras

 

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