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What is ISO?

Digital senors and film are rated by the International Standards Organization (ISO) according to their relative sensitivity to light. We used to call this sensitivity “film speed” or “ASA” (American Standards Association), and it is still expressed as a number, … Continue reading

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The Trifecta of Photography

Any horse racing enthusiasts knows that a trifecta is predicting the horses that finish first, second and third in that order. The reason this analogy works is it takes THREE camera elements working together to capture an image. Aperture or f/Stop … Continue reading

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Photography Basics

In the next week or so I’ll be a tad more techie than usual talking about the fundamentals of photography. The word photography comes from the Greek words phos (“light”), and  graphis (“draw”, “write”). When you are making pictures you … Continue reading

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Secrets to Perfect Pet Photos

A friend of mine found this article in the New York Times and thought I might be able to use this information for my blog. What wonderful tips and I’m so happy to be able to share them with you. … Continue reading

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What is Depth of Field?

Depth of Field (DOF) can be a bugger to understand. DOF could more accurately be called depth of FOCUS since it refers to the area of the image that is sharp. There is shallow DOF where the foreground and background … Continue reading

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Losing Focus

When there is so much going on around you and you’re trying to capture the scene before you it’s easy to lose focus, not image sharpness but the attention to details. I’ll use myself as an example. I went to … Continue reading

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Perspective

I know I’m always harping about getting down to your pets level to photograph them. It’s is a point of view I subscribe to most of the time. I have a different perspective for you to consider. Instead of you … Continue reading

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