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Toggling Your Focal Point: Focus When the Subject Isn’t Centered

Toggling Your Focal Point: Focus When the Subject Isn’t Centered

In photography, shooting a photo that’s in focus isn’t always as simple as pointing and shooting. I mentioned a while ago that I use Back Button Focus, and have recently talked about setting your aperture to avoid blurry images. When you look through the viewfinder, you’ll usually see a bunch of dots — your focal points. Depending on the camera […] Read More

Five Essential Tech Tips for Modern Travelers

Five Essential Tech Tips for Modern Travelers

Planning a trip? My mom would remind you to pack a sweater, because “you never know when it’s going to be chilly.” Me, I’d remind you to pack other things (though the sweater idea is solid), because modern travel demands more than just the usual charging cord for your smartphone. These days, there’s more to […] Read More

The Sunny 16 Rule: Get a Good Exposure With This Rule of Thumb

The Sunny 16 Rule: Get a Good Exposure With This Rule of Thumb

Want to explore your camera’s manual exposure mode, but don’t know what settings to start with? While no two situations are alike, a few constants reliably provide a good starting point for photographers. The sun is one: While time of day, haze, fog and clouds impact the sunlight, a bright, sunny day has consistent light that you can depend on […] Read More

Does Your Facebook Account Pass the Billboard Test?

Does Your Facebook Account Pass the Billboard Test?

  Imagine the busiest road you know. Now that you’ve got that picture in your head, imagine a massive, brightly lit billboard along that road blaring your social media posts at every passing car. Picture your neighbors, your parents, your boss and even total strangers driving by that billboard, getting an eyeful of every image […] Read More

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