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I spent the night at the studio helping out on the monthly camera 101 class and doing some site maintenance.

On a slow Friday night at home we clean and prepare the camera for the weekend. Everything is cleaned, formated and charged up. All I need now is some inspiration of what to shoot and I will be set.

Several weeks ago I talked about my latest toy. Well yesterday I came home to a box behind my door with the upgraded camera so I thought I would post some background in Infrared photography. I just love getting comments and questions on my posts because so often they lead to new posts.  Trust me […]

So I got to thinking over the long holiday weekend about camera modes and when to use each one. Read on for some valuable lessons. I’m going to cover this, what each camera mode does on your camera (its stated in your manual but in a boring way)   Portrait Mode This mode will automatically […]

So, last week I sent my camera off to LifePixel to have it converted to infrared. I just received this email… The following camera/s have been received for order: xxxxxxxxxx-xxx Canon SLR infrared conversion serviceCamera model: DRebel XT (350D)Calibration Type: Standard (to 50mm 1.8 lens)Select IR filter: Standard IRSerial Number: xxxxxxxxxx Your camera/s should be […]

photo credit: Kuw_Son With digital cameras today, there’s almost never a need to “guess” or estimate exposure settings. Even so, you may eventually find yourself having to ignore your light meter and take the situation into your own hands. Or perhaps you’ll end up falling for film and buying an old camera without a light […]

I have covered apreture and I have covered ISO. Now its time for shutter speeds! What is Shutter Speeds? Lets make it simple: “It’s the amount of time the shutter is open” – pretty simple, right! This used to mean in film photography, that it was the amount of time that the film was exposed […]

Today we have another visitor. It was about a week after our neighbor’s cat stopped by for a visit, and I was just coming home and I found this guy on the garage door frame. He stayed long enough for me to get out my macro lens and camera after unloading my car from the […]

Digital ISO and film ISO are two different things. I don’t have any film that was shot with the ISO I’m going to be comparing, but I will try to find a few examples. In film ISO or also called ASA measured the sensitivity of the film that was being used. So depending on what […]

I’ve noticed that my DSLR’s lens has lots of smudges on it that are starting to impact the quality of my images but I’m too scared to clean it because I’m worried about scratching it. Do you have any suggestions? – Chris Cleaning your camera’s lenses should be a regular (although not too regular) part […]

Continuing yesterday’s coverage of prime lenses, we compare prime and zoom lenses today. Below is reprinted from dPS. “Darren I’m doing some research into lenses for my Canon 30D DSLR and have come across lenses being referred to as Prime lenses. What are they and why would I consider them instead of a Zoom lens?” […]

Today we cover prime lenses, a visit back in time a more basic approach to photography. Below is reprinted from dPS. Should I buy a Prime Lens? In an age when zoom lenses are all the range – I’ve been surprised to be getting more and more questions about prime lenses of late. Perhaps there’s […]

Today we continue our coverage of lenses for your DSLR with some factors to consider when shopping for lenses. Below is reprinted from dPS. In my last post I introduced you to the basic types of DSLR lenses that are on the market as a starting point for answering the question of ‘which DSLR lens […]

Today we continue the series on purchasing digital cameras and shoosing what you need with an introduction to lenses for you DSLR. Below is a reprint from dPS. When I first started writing about digital cameras the main question i was asked by readers was ‘Which Camera should I buy?‘ Usually they were in the […]

Yesterday’s post on how to choose a DSLR camera leads us to today’s continuation of the series. Here is a guide on how to buy a digital camera. Below is a reprint from dPS. I’m not going to talk you through all the different features on a digital camera or tell you which models are […]

Today we have a continuation of my series on what to buy and how to choose when it comes to digital cameras. Yesterday’s post entitled Should you buy a DSLR or Point and Shoot Digital Camera was the first in a series. Below is a reprint from dPS. DSLR Cameras are increasingly becoming a type […]

Yesterday I mentioned a relevtive asking me about buying a camera and what she should get. That brought me to this series on what to buy and how to choose. Below is a reprint from dPS. “I’m using a compact point and shoot digital camera and i would like to ask it is worth it […]

The other night I got a call from a relative that was interested in stepping up to a DSLR from her P&S. We had spent some time in December looking at some pictures that I took, and some that she took and she was impressed with what could be done with a DSLR. So, the […]

So, as I had mentioned there were some other things I wanted to get into when I was thinking about upgrading to the 40D. The big one I want to work on is infrared photography. I have been looking at Life Pixel to do a camera conversion for me. I had thought about getting an […]

So, last weekend the Canon Spring rebates went into effect and I finally orderd my new camera. I have been looking at upgrading for some time now since I have some other things I want to get into (more on that later). As everyone knows, I have been using my Rebel XT for about 4 […]

And here it is. I use the Canon Digital Rebel XT currently. I have been using this since 2004, and have had no problems with it save for the limited size of the body. the quality is amazing for the durability of the camera and the pictures you can take with it. I am considering […]