Basic Photography

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Today, in our first guest installment for our “My Camera” series, Jessica Morris from jessicalynette.com shares about her experiences in her Nikon D90 review, along with some fantastic advice about what lenses and additional items […]

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As mothers, we are memory keepers. We try to memorize every moment as our babies grow, wishing we could somehow slow it all down, praying we won’t forget the tug of tiny fingers twisted into […]

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We’ve got Part 1 and Part 2 under our belts, now it’s time to tackle the third step in guaranteed improvement in your photography. According to my inspiration for this entire challenge, that improvement could […]

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It’s been a couple months since I shared Part 1 of my method for improving your photography. After a busy summer full of taking thousands of images, I thought it was about time to share […]

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I LOVE to shoot in low light conditions. The shots you get can be just unbelievably magical and convey a sense of wonder. The shot above was shot at 1/60 at f2.8 at 24mm at […]

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Breaking the Rules… Okay, here’s just a quick little tidbit about Depth of Field.  Previously, I wrote a post about Depth of Field. Now remember, DOF is defined by the f/number (2.8), the lens focal length (are […]

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Depth of field (DOF) is perhaps the most mysterious of camera basics. A simple definition for DOF would be what’s in focus or sharp in the scene and what isn’t. Wikipedia further defines DOF as […]

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I was reflecting back on my last post here at 5 Minutes and thought to myself, “In order to harness the light one must find the light” which is what my last post featured. I felt […]

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How many of you have posted your entry for Day 3 of 5 Days of Giveaways with Huggies? If you haven’t, read through this intro to Flickr to see just how easy your entry can […]

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 This video will show you 5 tips in less that 5 minutes how to dramatically improve your photography. Whether you have a basic or fancy camera, watching this quick video will help you out.  Click on the […]

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