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A Quick Primer on How Variable ND Filters Work

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A Quick Primer on How Variable ND Filters Work

Not all that long ago, I used a complete ND filter kit - I had five rectangular ND filters and a filter holder to carry around. I’m not knocking the performance of that filter kit because it was great. But eventually I got tired of having all that stuff in my camera bag. I also got tired of constantly attaching the filter holder, unattaching it, inserting filters, swapping filters out, and so forth. That’s when I decided a variable ND filter was the way to go. In this article, learn what a variable ND filter is and how variable ND...

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5 Landscape Photography Tips for Vastly Improved Photos

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5 Landscape Photography Tips for Vastly Improved Photos

Photo by Luca Bravo via Unsplash When I began my landscape photography journey, I knew next to nothing (as is the case when you’re just starting out!). I didn’t know that I could practice in my own backyard with the equipment I had on hand. Then, when I began to hone my craft, I didn’t know anything about landscape photography-centric gear. For example, I didn’t know what a circular polarizer was; I definitely didn’t know how to use a circular polarizer. Plus, I didn’t even own a wide-angle lens.   If you’re like I was and are looking to this article...

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Top 10 Gifts for Photographers Under $100 - 2019 Edition

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Top 10 Gifts for Photographers Under $100 - 2019 Edition

  photo bySolStockvia iStock While you might think that $100 isn’t much of a budget to buy photography gear for your loved one, think again…  As the products on this list clearly show, there is no shortage of awesome photography gift possibilities with $100 in your hand! From software to keep their photos organized to camera bags that are comfortable and functional, this list has a wide variety of ideas to help you check off the photography lovers on your holiday shopping list. Gifts for Photographers Under $100: CanvasHQ Print If you’re like me, sometimes finding the perfect gift for...

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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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