On or Off Camera Flash?

On or Off Camera Flash?

What’s the difference between On and Off-Camera Flash?     Well, the initial answer is pretty simple. On-camera has the flash mounted to the hot shoe on top of the camera. Off-camera the flash is positioned away from the camera and is set off by a trigger...
What is Bulb?

What is Bulb?

What is Bulb?     Bulb is a shooting mode that is over one hundred years old. Most DSLR cameras have the slowest shutter speed of 30 seconds (30”), if you want it longer than 30 seconds you use Bulb. So Bulb is a setting that lets you keep the shutter open...
Live View or Viewfinder?

Live View or Viewfinder?

Which is best, Live View or Viewfinder?     These are two different ways to look at and compose your image. On a DSLR the Live View is a video feed on the rear LCD screen, and the Viewfinder is an optical view through the lens. Mirrorless cameras have both...
Can you get started in Photography for under $500?

Can you get started in Photography for under $500?

Can you get started in photography for under $500?     What do you need to get started in photography? To get started you need the basic setup. DSLR Camera Body 50mm Lens 2x Memory Cards Lens Cleaning Kit You could buy a camera bag, but you can easily get by...
Fixed vs Variable Aperture Lenses

Fixed vs Variable Aperture Lenses

Fixed vs Variable Aperture Lenses     Lenses are generally divided into amateur (variable) and professional (fixed), but it’s not that simple, it is more accurate to think of a “Quality Scale”. Yes, price is an indicator of quality, but you can get excellent...
Cropped or Full-Frame Camera?

Cropped or Full-Frame Camera?

What’s the Difference between Cropped or Full-Frame Cameras?     Don’t get stressed whether your camera has a smaller cropped sensor or a full-frame sensor. It won’t affect the way you take photos. Once you understand the difference you can...