By Jim Heid | Friday, September 18, 2015
You’ve heard the cliché: You have to crawl before you can walk.
In the non-pediatric world, the phrase means you need to master some basics before you can try something advanced.
It’s true in most fields: A pianist can’t play a Bach sonata without first learning scales and fingering technique, nor would a pilot take a Cessna for a solo flight without some ground instruction.
But does it apply to photography?
By Jeff Carlson | Sunday, January 18, 2015
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
One 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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