How To Recharge Silica Gel Crystals

Silica Gel absorbs moisture in the air around your camera equipment (such a material is called an adsorbent). This ensures that the area is not friendly for fungus to grow inside your camera lenses. But did you know that if you leave silica gel inside your camera bag for too long it can get saturated with…

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It Pays to Know Your Equipment

Three weeks ago, my MacBook Pro crashed. It had seen a year of good service, and because it was my first ever Mac, I’d just about set it up to workexactly the way I wanted it to; and it crashed. The Apple service provider in my city said that the logic board had died, and…

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Tiny Tips 16: Always Use a UV Filter

A UV Filter is an important part of every photographer’s kit. This may seem like a no-brainer to any sufficiently advanced photographer reading this post, but to the beginners: take note: this is a very important part of your equipment. Or should be. Why Should you ‘Always’ use a Ultra Violet filter on your lens?…

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Polarizing Filters make Magic Moments

Have you experienced a Polarizing filter? If you have not, I seriously recommend trying one today. Yesterday I was contemplating stuff … you know, looking through my memory bank of photographic experiences, when I suddenly stumbled upon a gem! The first time I looked through a telephoto lens with a polarizing filter at the other…

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Canon 5D mkII

You can tell that I’m excited, can’t you? Canon’s gone on a rampage and released some cameras that are truly brilliant. The recent EOS 50D, and now this… The Canon EOS 5D mkII. To avoid looking like a Canon loony (which I’m sure I must look like to some), I’m just going to list some…

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Canon’s New EOS 50D

Canon’s Advanced Amateur range of cameras just got updated with their new EOS 50D. The next-in-line after the extremely popular Canon EOS 40D. Estimated to come in to the market at around the $1,399 (US) mark, this camera has a host of features that would make even owners of the semi-professional EOS 5D feel envious….

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Obvious Street Photography Tips

Sometimes we tend to forget the obvious in our quest for the hidden. Here are a few ‘obvious’ street photography tips to remember when shooting on the streets. Get In close. All too often the actual ‘subject’ of a street photograph gets lost in the activity going on around… Get close to the subject, make…

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Point n go shoot

by The JohannEspiritu™ Hi there… I need a bit of help; for a change, I need you, yes You… to share some information with me. It doesn’t matter if you’re new to photography or not, your opinion is welcome. What information? Well, do read on… All these years I’ve been taking pictures with SLR and…

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8 Ways to Keep your Compositions Simple

Keep It Simple, Stupid Remember the K.I.S.S. principle… It needs no introduction. Then, why do we forget it when taking photographs? by Zamm First the why Why would you want to leave things out of a frame? More the merrier, right? The bigger, the better, right? Umm… sometimes, yes… But not here. You see, when…

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8 Good Habits for Creative Photographers

How do you get inspiration for your photography? How do you stay creative? How do you get ‘creative’ to start with? I’m hoping to open up some answers here, but you’re welcome to help me add to this list in the comments section. Keep Your Mind Open by ‘SeraphimC There’s nothing on this planet that can ‘not…

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To Upgrade or not…

That’s a big question! You have the money, do you buy that high quality lens that you’ve been looking at for a year? Your grandma gave you a thousand dollars; do you buy the sophisticated camera that everybody’s been raving about? A loony truck driver crashed into your car and your insurance money’s come through!…

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Lenses for Sports Photography

by JanneM Most of you have already seen the lenses that photographers use at sports events. You see them all the time, sitting at the sidelines at every sports event (the photographers with the lenses that is… not the lenses alone), with massive lenses perched atop tripods or monopods in almost any kind of weather……

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