Tag: digital

What Do the Camera Icons (Modes) on the Dial Mean?

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Occasionally I get a new DSLR owner pull me aside (so no one else will see) and ask me what all the little icons (modes) on the dial mean, and how they should use them. This shouldn’t be an embarrassing question, but it appears everyone thinks it is.  Most manufacturers make a vain attempt at explaining their modes either in the manual, or on the LCD screen when you switch modes. But they assume most understand the rest of the operations on the camera and do not really gear the description for the amateur or newbie photographer. Here we will try and unlock the mysteries of the DSLR camera modes.


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How to Get the Correct Exposure with your DSLR

Ol+Mis+Dock001-186x1601If you have taken your camera out of Auto or Scene mode and tried to take pictures and failed miserably, It is probably because you do not understand how to get the proper exposure for your lens and body combination. Understanding and controlling exposure is something that can literally take years to even come close to mastering. Even then you are probably still going to learn something new every other time you drag out your camera. So what can we do to allow us to get the right exposure while we are still learning. Keep reading to find out.

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The 7 RULES of Photography

rulestoshootbySomebody becomes the best at anything they do by understanding the rules of the game or project they are involved in. If you don’t know the rules, you don’t have a chance. So here are some good photography rules to learn, that will definitely improve the way you take pictures. Keep in mind that these are Rules, not Laws. Nobody is going to jail for breaking them, but they are good starting points to help you take better shots.


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We Have Officially Moved to blog.str8shotphoto.com



It is official, we have now moved to our own server. I have been planning on moving for quite some time now, and recent events involving Google and an idiot named NiteCruzr in their supposed help forums have prompted me to make the switch.  Moving involves a lot of work redirecting everything and making sure my readers can always get the info they want or need. So bear with us during the transition phase. It will be worth the wait. 

Our new address — http://blog.str8shotphoto.com

Our Store Site —http://www.str8shotphoto.com

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Naked without your camera? Did you miss the shot of a lifetime? I did!

Have you ever been somewhere, and had that perfect shot present itself to you, only to realize you don’t have your camera with you? I recently had an experience that most of us can relate to. Read more

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