My Experience with using Autofocus for the First Time

As most of you know, up to this point, I don’t use autofocus. The reason for that is simple. The systems I was trying to use were too slow and inaccurate. I could never trust autofocus to actually focus. So I decided I would only shoot manual focus until I could afford a system that was at least as fast …

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Why I’m Excited About the Sony A7 III

I’m excited to announce that I have purchased the brand new Sony a7 III and I am patiently waiting for it to be delivered as I type this! Since I’ve started doing photography, I’ve mostly been using the Sony a7 II, which has been more than sufficient for what I do. But the time has come for me to upgrade.  …

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How to Take Photos in Extremely Low Light

Over the last couple of weeks, I have been experimenting with shooting in extremely low light situations to see if I could do it. I’m pretty happy with the results and I wanted to share them with you and tell you my approach and how I achieved it. Light Sources in Low Light Situations First off, you have to have some …

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How I Set My White Balance

Are you confused with how to use or set white balance? For most people, auto is fine. But for me, I need it to stay consistent. Here’s why. What is White Balance? Have you ever taken a photo that turned out extremely blue or maybe very red? This is caused by an incorrect white balance. White balance controls rather a …

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How to Capture Rim Light Around your Subjects

Capturing rim light around my subjects fascinated me when I first started photography. I’m constantly being asked how I do it. It is actually quite simple, but you have to be in the right environment and at the right time of day. Here is how to capture rim light around your subjects.  What is Rim Light First of, in case …

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How to Shoot Product Photos with a White Background

I had always been interested in figuring out how to shoot product photos with a white background. Like those ones you would see on Amazon. Finally, I had the opportunity to try when a client asked me if I could do it. I said sure and got to work. Here is how I did it. The Box I used a …

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How to take great portraits

One of my most favorite kinds of photos to take is portraits. You get to really capture every detail of that person. Here is how I take great portraits and some other things to keep in mind. Great Portraits What I think makes a great portrait is a from head to torso frame with the subject being in tack sharp …

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How to take macro photos with cheap lenses

I’ve always been fascinated with macro photos. There’s a whole other world in macro. But the lenses you need to take these kinds of photos are not as affordable as I hoped. Let me show you how I take macro photos and it only cost me $13. Macro Photos My baby daughter was coming soon and I really wanted to …

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Back To School! But Wait, We Home-School. We Never Stopped Going To School

Being homeschooled, my 7 siblings and I always joked around that there is no such thing as summer break for homeschoolers. It’s true, at least it was for us. We didn’t mind though. We learned so much more then what one would typically learn at school. Everything was a learning experience. On top of being homeschooled, we grew up on …

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How to Capture Fast Moving Subjects With a Manual Focus Lens

As you probably know by now, I only use manual focus lenses. I do this for two reasons. One is because they’re WAY cheaper than autofocus lenses. And two is because I like to have full control of the lens and what I’m focusing on.  I have nothing against autofocus lenses at all. This is just how I roll. 😉 …

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