Memory Cards and digital storage | Photography Basics

Jul 10 2013

There’s a saying that goes something like “Nothing exists in digital unless it exists in at least two different places”. It’s good advice on its own but here’s a coupe of other things you should consider.


Don’t put all of your eggs in one basket.

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Holding your camera properly | Using tripods and monopods

Jun 26 2013

Why do you never see a professional photographer holding a camera at arm’s length to take their pictures?


It’s not that they have fancy cameras with no image live screen on the back (many of them do), it’s because you can’t compose an image as well at arm’s length as you can when it’s tucked up in your face.

In fact of you see a professional photographer photographing like this then they are either one of two things.

1. So confident in their instinctual ability to compose an image that they do not even need to properly look at what they are doing to take a great picture.


2. They are an amateur.


I have a feeling in most cases it will be the latter but let’s not dwell on that too much.

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What lenses should I be using? | Photography Basics

Jun 12 2013

A good lens is more valuable than a good camera body and will certainly outlive it. That statement is certainly true but what I’m not suggesting is that you blow your budget on glass* early on. In all honesty buy the best lenses you can afford and build up your collection slowly. But I guess you’re wondering what type of lenses are the best?

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