Beginner Photography Tips

These in-depth lessons will help you navigate the waters of photography with confidence. Acquire skills related to composition, lighting, mastering your camera gear, and much more. The result? Faster skill acquisition and better photos sooner rather than later.

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Beginner Photography Tip: How to Clean Your Camera Lens

... lens cloth. Here's a few recommendations for lens cleaning supplies: Giottos AA1900 Rocket Air Blaster LensPen NLP-1CUP UltraPro Lens Cleaner (similar to the one shown above) Nikon Microfiber C ...

Awesome Budget Lenses for 2018

...  get you high-quality results without breaking the bank. Most of the lenses are for Canon camera systems, but many of them can be found for Nikon and other major camera brands as well. Below, I've outlin ...

5 Things Every Beginner Photographer Needs

... ich can be found for Canon, Nikon, Sony, and other major camera brands for less than $200 brand new. For even more savings, shop pre-owned lenses by clicking here.   Backup Battery and Memory Car ...

My iPhone is Great, But It Will Never Replace My DSLR

... ging onto my Nikon D850 for a while. Ease of Use Obviously, my iPhone X wins in the portability department over my D850. But that portability is precisely what makes it more difficult to use as a ca ...

The Evolution of the Sony a7

... attend a Sony event in Tennessee with other media experts from around the globe to test out the new Sony a7 and a7R. I had always been a Nikon guy (I had a D800 at the time), and if I'm honest, I ha ...

How to Keep Your Photography Gear Safe When Traveling

... iple purposes while saving space. For example, when I travel, I take my Sony a6300, a 50mm lens, and a 24-70mm lens. The a6300 body is small and compact, saving me tons of space that my Nikon D ...

5 Things Successful Photographers DON'T Do

...  they get an expensive camera with a bunch of expensive lenses that they'll suddenly be a better photographer. And though I fully admit that a Nikon D850 is a better photography tool than a smartphone, ...

All the Reasons Why You Need a Prime Lens

... terparts. That means that you can get a really nice prime lens for the same price you'd pay for an entry-level or mid-grade zoom lens. In fact, many major camera companies - Canon and Nikon included ...

Beginner Photography Tip: Understanding Photography Noise

... one and a Nikon D850, the smartphone photo will have more noise than the one from the Nikon because the Nikon's sensor and pixels are larger. Another factor that influences how much noise is in a di ...

These 3 Tips Will Help You Take Much Better Photos

...  so you don't need to blow $3,500 on a Nikon D850 camera body! In the beginning, you can use whatever camera you've got to develop the artistic skills needed to take better photos. For example, le ...

Rookie Photography Mistakes You Need to Avoid

... rand new, fancy gear. After all, I bought a Nikon D850 right off the shelf. However, when you're starting out, you can find smokin' deals on pre-owned photography gear, which saves you money in the  ...

Basic Gear for Photographing Cars

... ras, like a full frame Nikon D850 or Canon 5D Mark IV. However, these cameras are very pricey, and aren't necessary to capture great shots. If you have a consumer-level DSLR like a Nikon D7200 or a ...

Powerful Ways to Improve Your Photography in 2018

...  Choose What Images You Make Into Prints It's YOU That Matters, Not Your Photography Gear I think it's safe to say that we'd all love to have a Nikon D850 or a Canon 5D Mark IV with a couple of a ...

This Might Be the Ideal Camera for Beginner Photographers

...  a budding photographer. So, like any rational person, I bought a Nikon D3 full frame camera with all the bells and whistles imaginable (for that time, anyway). A full frame camera for a beginner photographe ...