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By Jeff Carlson | Sunday, January 18, 2015

How to Be a Better Photographer (Hint: It's Not Your Camera)

Learn how to be a better photographer, by evaluating your eye
You’ve set a goal to become a better photographer this year. Now, where to start?

The easy route is to buy new camera gear, but that can quickly turn into a trap. Throwing a few thousand dollars into a high-end DSLR will no doubt get you technical improvements such as higher resolution images and faster autofocus—but it’s not a magic shortcut that levels up your skills just by unboxing the camera.

By Brian Matiash | Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Want to Be a Better Photographer in 2015? Master Focal Length

 

BrianMatiash_20141008-ILCE-7S-20141008-DSC00342-Edit-Edit-EditOne of the hallmarks of true growth as a photographer is learning to appreciate not only the what and how of creating photos, but also exploring the why. Once you understand what your camera and lenses can offer and how you can put them to use, the next step is to evaluate why you might use a particular lens or focal length over another.

I’m going to show you the importance of the lens you choose to use, specifically focusing on your actual focal length.

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