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What is Exposure Compensation? and how do I use it?

20130320_105129Exposure compensation is an amazing little tool built into your camera that the majority of amateur photographers do not know anything about. Used in the correct way this little adjustment can be your best friend. There is really only one small drawback, you have to take your camera out of AUTO mode to use it. Scared? You shouldn’t be. Keep reading to learn how you are going to take better pictures from now on.

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Avoid Motion With your DSLR For a While

SONY DSCThe majority of people who upgrade to a DSLR, do so because the point and shoot they were previously using was not able to capture the image they want. It seems that most of the time it is for capturing a sporting event their children are involved in or professional sports they want nice pictures of. Though your new camera does enable you to just about immediately go out and capture some motion shots, I am going to ask you to hold off on that for a little bit. Keep reading while I explain why.



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My new Sony A55 is on its way OUT the door.

Yes, you read that correctly. I have sold my Alpha 55 after only a few months of use. Did the camera I dreamed of purchasing not hold up to its anticipated grandeur? Keep reading to find out. 

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Meike Multi-Power Vertical/Battery Grip

Meike Battery Grip

If you have been looking for a battery grip for your DSLR, then you have experienced the sticker shock that goes along with this search. I am sure you have also stumbled across the much more affordable Chinese knockoffs that are out there. Like most of us you’re wary about whether the knockoff will do the job the name brand models will. Keep reading to find out.

VG-B50AM Compatible Battery Grip For Sony DSLR-A500 & A550 Alpha 500 550 Digital Cameras

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The Sony Alpha 55 DSLR is on its way to my door.

Sony Alpha 55 SLT

I have finally pulled the trigger on a new camera purchase. I have been eying the new mirror-less Sony’s for quite a while now. First the A55 and recently the A77 (drool).  I usually don’t buy first generation devices for obvious reasons, but I came to the realization that the Alpha 77 is out of my budget right now. So I placed my order for the Sony Alpha 55 SLTA55VLBN Kit. It comes with the 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 DT SAM Kit lens and the 55-200mm f/4.0-5.6 DT SAM lens. 

Sony a55 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm zoom lens

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