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How to Fix a Hazy Photograph in Under 10 Minutes
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How to Fix a Hazy Photograph in Under 10 Minutes

Mike Hagen (Mike_Hagen) on October 7, 2013

It's always a challenge to overcome when you take photographs and they come out hazy. Do you remove, and spare another precious moment that might not be captured? Well, it's always worth another shot - no pun intended - but don't delete that photograph. Read how fellow Nikonian, Mike Hagen makes things crisp and clear. Read more...

Basics of Flash Brackets and Diffusers
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Basics of Flash Brackets and Diffusers

Russ MacDonald (Arkayem) on September 2, 2013

Diffusers and brackets? What do they do, and which ones are best to use? Well, both the bracket and the diffuser were introduced into photography to solve problems of the small flash. What's small flash, what problems do you face with it and how do you overcome it? Read more...

Understanding Nikon Picture Controls
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Understanding Nikon Picture Controls

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell) on June 3, 2013

Nikon Picture Controls lets you control how your image appears in several ways. Each control has a specific effect on the image’s appearance. If you’ve ever shot film, you know that there are distinct looks to each film type. No two films produce color that looks the same. Read more...

A Landscape Shooting Experience: Moraine Park, Rocky Mountain National Park
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A Landscape Shooting Experience: Moraine Park, Rocky Mountain National Park

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp) on August 27, 2015

It is the turn for J. Ramon Palacios (jrp) to take us into his personal experienced approach path to successful landscape photography in this Shooting Experience - Landscape Series. From spot selection, tripod positioning through focal length choices, to composition, actual shooting and then to post-processing. Read more...

5 simple steps to service a Gitzo tripod
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5 simple steps to service a Gitzo tripod

Gary Worrall (glxman) on November 11, 2013

All equipment needs maintenance and servicing a tripod should be a routine after you use it around water and sand or mud. In this practical step-by-step guide you will see, how to easily disassemble and reassemble a Gitzo tripod. Read more...

What is White Balance
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What is White Balance

Ned S. Levi (Ned_L) on January 15, 2012

It turns out that White Balance is a difficult term to define for most people. Here's my try. White balance is the process of adjusting color casts, so that objects which appear white to human eyes/brain are rendered white in the photograph by the camera. So what the heck does that mean? Read more...

FAQs - What tripod
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FAQs - What tripod

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp) on July 11, 2011

Do I Really Need A Tripod? For most situations, yes, one really needs a tripod; even accepting that at times it is simply not possible to deploy it or take it with us -like in crowded public places.  A tripod not only forces one to slow down and check composition, but also sharpness largely depends on rock steady camera support, so it makes no sense to invest in the best camera body and good glass -for the maximum resolution and contrast one can afford- and then not plant it firmly. Read more...

Beginner's guide to waterfall photography
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Beginner's guide to waterfall photography

Andreas Voigt (spacer) on June 24, 2011

The question comes up frequently in the forums. How to get that "milky" look of water in rivers, streams and waterfalls? It seems to hold a certain magic. Others may want to freeze the water to a certain extent, as if suspended in mid air. The answer to how to do it is of course in the shutter speed. But how slow or how fast? Read more...

Learn the basics about the Multi-CAM 2000 Autofocus (AF) sensor module
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Learn the basics about the Multi-CAM 2000 Autofocus (AF) sensor module

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell) on May 17, 2006

Back in the good old days of manual focusing cameras you had to turn the lens ring until the subject looked sharp. If you weren’t fast enough, well, there was always the next frame. Nowadays, our cameras are getting smarter and smarter. So many things can be well accomplished by camera automation, including autofocus, that it is now easier than ever to get professional results. Read more...

Understanding your Digital Camera's Histogram
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Understanding your Digital Camera's Histogram

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell) on January 1, 2006

Digital photography offers certain benefits for thinking photographers that are only realized with a basic understanding of a metering feature called the "histogram." Using the histogram in your camera's image viewing LCD will guarantee you a much higher percentage of well exposed images. It is well worth working to understand the histogram, and is not overly complicated. Read more...

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