Basic Photography

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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Here’s a quick five minute tip. One of the easiest and helpful things you can do is learn how to assign a temperature for your camera to shoot at. Why? Look at the two pictures […]

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Photoshop Elements is open on my computer nearly every day and I can’t imagine life without it. But complete cluelessness dominated the first months and even years that I used the software. In retrospect, I […]

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Marcel Walker, professional photographer, walks you through getting off Auto on your point and shoot and your DSLRs too! 5 Minutes for Mom Photography — Basic Settings Tutorial Part 2 Apples and your Settings Last […]

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