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Budget-Friendly Circular Polarizer

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Budget-Friendly Circular Polarizer

Before you decide which circular polarizer you want to buy, you should figure out what you’re looking for in a circular polarizer. Four important things to keep in mind when shopping for a circular polarizer are: the size of the frame, whether the circular polarizer casts color on your images, whether the circular polarizer uses a hydrophobic coating, and the type of glass used. If your circular polarizer features a thick rim, then the chances of vignetting on the edges of your photo drastically increase, so slim circular polarizers are best. You also don’t want your circular polarizer to add...

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Beginner Black and White Photography Tips

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Beginner Black and White Photography Tips

  photo by IanChrisGraham via iStock Call me old fashioned, but there’s just something about a good black and white photo. Don’t get me wrong - color photography has its merits, but a monochrome image can sometimes elevate the quality of the shot while also helping you tell a more compelling story with the photo. That’s because color can sometimes be a distraction; by removing it, you’re left with an image that often draws the attention of the viewer more effectively and brings focus on the mood and emotion of the shot in a way that a color image can’t match. That...

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The Best Travel Photography Lens

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The Best Travel Photography Lens

photo by DieterMeyrl via iStock When you’re traveling, the last thing you want to do is take all of your camera gear. Aside from the obvious benefits of not having to carry around a ton of stuff, airlines have made it maddeningly difficult (and expensive) to get your stuff from one place to the next. So, if you could only take one lens with you on the trip of a lifetime, what would it be?  For me, and many other photographers, for that matter, it would be the 24-70mm f/2.8. Let’s explore just a few benefits of this best travel photography lens....

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Top 10 Gifts for Photographers Under $50 - 2019 Edition

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Top 10 Gifts for Photographers Under $50 - 2019 Edition

photo by evgenyatamanenko via iStock Sure, it’s only August, but before you know it, it’ll be December 24th, and you’ll have zero gifts for your favorite photographer. Why not get a head start this year and scope out a few items that photographers will love? This list runs the gamut of photography gadgets and accessories, all of which are under the $50 threshold.  See what you can find to impress the photographer on your holiday shopping list! Gifts for Photographers Under $50: CanvasHQ Print If you’re like me, sometimes finding the perfect gift for certain loved ones is a long, drawn-out process...

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3 Tips on How to Use a Circular Polarizer

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3 Tips on How to Use a Circular Polarizer

For those of you that have been paying attention, you know I just wrote this seriously in-depth article about how to use a circular polarizer.   It goes into the science behind circular polarizers and is pretty technical.  This article, on the other hand, is simply a short list of practical tips for using a polarizer and skips all the technical stuff.  Here are my top 3 tips on how to use a circular polarizer.  Get the Angle Right photo by nexusimage via iStock  If you’re trying to use your circular polarizer to shoot sunsets or sunrises, it’s not going to work. That’s because circular...

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