Photoshopped: it’s profanity to me

That’s right, profanity. It’s offensive to me when I show someone a photo and the first, or maybe second question is something like; “Is that photo heavily Photoshopped?” As if to tell me that the photo looks too nice and I could not have created it myself with only my camera. This photo is a good example and one that I got that question from more than one person about. The facts: Yes I edited the image in Photoshop. I edit all of my photos…

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Neutral Density Filters

Neutral density filters limit the amount of light entering a camera lens in order to intentionally increase exposure length or to reduce light that is too bight to be controlled by reducing the aperture. This may, at first, seem strange since from the beginning of most people’s journey into photography, the emphasis is on getting the fastest shutter speed possible to help eliminate blurry photos. So why then would you ever want to intentionally extend the amount of time the shutter remains open? The answer…

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Moving up to Full Frame

I told myself that I had no reason to do it for years, The cost seemed prohibitive. None of my DX lenses were going to work on a full frame, so I would have to buy a new set of lenses. The pain wouldn’t stop there though; the lenses wouldn’t seem the same. I was accustomed to seeing 450mm worth of zoom from a 300mm lens. Using a lens on a crop sensor camera not only gives photographers 1.5X magnification, but it uses the sweet…

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