Photography

Make your Own Sailor Strap by Nic Watson

Make your Own Sailor Strap by Nic Watson

Guest blogger Nic Watson shows us how you can easily and quickly make your own strap at home. I wanted to buy a Sailor Strap online from America but couldn't justify paying US $60-$70 to have it shipped over to Australia from the US. So I went to BCF (or Walmart for our US friends) and bought some boating rope and used some I already had to make...

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Fujifilm ruined me from using a DSLRs again

Fujifilm ruined me from using a DSLRs again

I've been predominantly shooting with Fujifilm's X-T1 mirrorless camera for the last 2 and a bit years (since late 2014). On a recent trip I decided to take my Canon 80D with me and leave the X-T1 behind. Now you might be wondering why do I own a 80D which a recent camera when I claim to be using mirrorless camera. Well I use the 80D for shooting...

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5 Secret Ways to take iPhone Photos

5 Secret Ways to take iPhone Photos

You have an iPhone and you love to take pictures with your iPhone but you probably didn't know that there are many different ways or options to trigger the shutter of your iPhone camera. Now if you don't know what I mean by "trigger the shutter", it simply implies the moment you press the button on your Camera App to take the photo. In camera...

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Is Manual Mode on DSLR overrated?

Is Manual Mode on DSLR overrated?

21 February, 2017 We all have a friend or know another photographer who brags about shooting in Manual Mode, plus will try to make you feel like if you are not shooting Manual Mode you are not a good photographer. Why do I need to learn Manual Mode? Is it so important? There is a computer in the DSLR that is able to take on some of the work of...

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7 Tips to Take Your Landscape Photography to the Next Level

7 Tips to Take Your Landscape Photography to the Next Level

Guest blogger Marc Andre, looks at 7 things you can do to improve the results of your own landscape photography. Landscapes are a favorite subject for many photographers, but like other types of nature photography it can be quite challenging. You don't have control over elements like the weather, you can't move things like mountains and trees to...

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Von Wong’s – Mad Max Shoot: Oxygen Not for Sale

Von Wong’s – Mad Max Shoot: Oxygen Not for Sale

Von Wong's - Mad Max Shoot: Oxygen Not for Sale Benjamin Von Wong Famous for his Epic Photography Ben embarked on another supersized project depicting post-apocalyptic world where oxygen has become a rare commodity and is being harvested. Oxygen is being bought and sold by corporations for man kind to survive. His project is focused on raising...

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Planning Tools for Landscape Photographers

Planning Tools for Landscape Photographers

As a Landscape photographer, you are always interested in best light for shooting at locations. You are constantly chasing the light, you need to know when the golden hour or the blue hour would be. Luckily there are lot of free and paid tools available for you to help you plan your shoot according to your desired location. Another great factor...

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A Second Battery Goes a Long Way

A Second Battery Goes a Long Way

While talking to a friend about drones, he asked me if I bought a second battery for my drone. I did have a second battery, in fact I have a second battery for every piece of gear I own. I have a habit of doing this with almost all the camera equipment I buy so I thought I share my reasons why I do this. My reasoning is two fold; one you have...

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Supermoon Fail but Timelapse Success

Supermoon Fail but Timelapse Success

On the 14th November 2016 in the southern hemisphere the moon would have been the closest its ever been in our lifetime so it was the day for the Supermoon. Unfortunately, this day in Sydney the gods had showered us with rain so there was no chance of shooting the supermoon so I stayed home. However I was determined to go out on 15th to shoot as...

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A Practical Guide to Composition – Room to Breathe

A Practical Guide to Composition – Room to Breathe

Continuing on my series on composition, we have looked at leading lines, symmetry and patterns so far. Now we take a looks at another very useful topic on framing the subject in your composition. First let's take a look at these images below. Do you see something wrong here. The images have a certain level of discomfort to them, don't you think....

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Benefits of Lens Compression for Landscapes

Benefits of Lens Compression for Landscapes

Lens compression is a byproduct of zoom lens that has both Pros and Cons. However, you can use this to your advantage sometimes once you know how it works. Especially for landscape photography. When you take a lens that has a zoom range of 24-105mm as an example, at 24mm which is the widest focal length, distant objects will appear even further...

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How to use Canon Lens on Fujifilm Camera?

How to use Canon Lens on Fujifilm Camera?

If you have switched or are considering switching from a Canon DSLR system to a Fujifilm X series cameras, you should consider holding on to some of your favourite Canon EF lens unless you need the money. Or you may be wondering can i use canon lens on fujifilm camera? Don't sell them all as you can mount an EF lens on FX mount. You can buy...

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