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Canon 5D Mark III Available for Pre Order


Perhaps the biggest announcement the DSLR community has been anxiously waiting for: Canon has officially announced the details of the new Canon EOS 5D Mark III camera! Full press release below.

Also announced, a new Speedlite flash, the 600EX-RT using radio waves to transmit and receive signals. Read more »

Samsung Water, Shock, Magnet Proof SD Cards


Have you seen these new SD cards from Samsung that are water proof, magnet proof and shock proof? 

The cards are made with a special epoxy molding compound which make them "water proof for up to 24 hours, able to withstand the weight of a 1.6 ton truck and can resist a magnetic field of 10,000 gauss (equal to an MRI)." Read more »

Top 14 Mistakes Beginner Photographers Make and How to Overcome Them


I know when I started out in photography, I made many mistakes. Hopefully, this list will help you avoid them yourself and learn from my errors. Here’s a list of 14 mistakes I feel beginner photographers make and how to overcome them. Read more »

The Concept of Neutral

How Your Camera's Light Meter Sets Exposure

A key component to understanding your camera's light meter is to understand the concept of middle gray or 18% gray.

If you're still confused about the idea of middle gray or 18% gray and how it affects exposure, then I'd like to introduce you to a concept of mine. It is the concept of “neutral.”   Read more »

How to Take More Interesting Photos

Cool Beach Photo

Here’s a cool little tip that will help you develop your photographer’s vision and take more interesting photos. Read more »

20 Great Photo & Video Gift Ideas Under $40


**Updated: The Holidays may be over, but great photography gifts at excellent prices are always in season.**   Having trouble finding that perfect gift for that nit-picky shutterbug in your life? Or perhaps, you're looking to treat yourself to something nice this Holiday Season? Read more »

The #1 Photography Rule You Should Never Forget

Taking a Photo

I know what you’re thinking, “Oh no, not another photography rule I have to remember!”

I don’t blame you.

In photography, there always seems to be another rule to memorize, guideline to follow, law to obey, theory to understand, gadget to buy - the list is endless. Read more »

Exposure Cheat Sheet

Exposure Cheat Sheet

I made this Exposure Cheat Sheet to help you quickly identify how the three components of the exposure triangle (ISO, shutter speed, and aperture) effect your exposure.  Read more »

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