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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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CowboyStudio 20 x 28in Photo Softbox

cowboy studio 20x28" softboxIf you have been pricing soft-boxes for your home studio, you have definitely suffered from sticker shock. How can they charge hundreds of dollars for a couple of pieces of cloth and a metal mount? An average amateur photographer is not going to spend that kind of money for a soft-box, and why should they when there are other options available. Cowboy Studio has been a really good source for me for affordable photo gear, so I decided to give their 20 x 28″ soft-boxes a try. At under $30 each, shipped to your door, they are a steal if they are even remotely usable. But we will find out as we assemble and test them out. 
CowboyStudio 20 x 28in Photo Softbox for Strobe with Carry Case

 

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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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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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Menik sw400 Strobe user guide – Quick Start

In this section of the User Guide we will get you up and running fast, so that you can enjoy your new unit. I will just pass over the basic function without too much detail. 

Menik SW-400 Photography Studio Monolight, with 75 W Model Lamp
 
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