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50 Photography Terms You Need to Know

In this article, I will introduce some of the most important photography terminology that every photographer should know, beginner or advanced. There are 50 terms at the moment, but this is an ongoing glossary, and we will be adding more words over time. You may notice that the definitions below…

How to Easily Add Fireworks to Empty Skies

So, you know how to take photos of fireworks, but what can you do with them now? Maybe you have a great composition of a city, with fireworks lighting the sky above, or maybe, like me, you just got a few shots of fireworks alone in an empty sky. In…

Understanding Aspect Ratios in Photography

Many modern smartphones have a native aspect ratio of 4:3 on their camerasImage captured with the iPhone X @ 4mm, ISO 40, 1/15, f/1.8 Although aspect ratio might sound confusing for beginners at first, it is a relatively simple subject to understand. In this article, we will explore aspect ratios…

RAW vs JPEG – Which Image Format is Better and Why

The topic of RAW vs JPEG image format is one of the never-ending debates in photography. Some photographers say shoot in RAW, while others say shoot in JPEG. What is the RAW format in digital photography and what are its advantages and disadvantages when compared to JPEG? Having a thorough…

How to Photograph Herpetofauna

Photographing herpetofauna has its own special considerations when shooting in tropical rainforests. In this article, I will go through the various aspects of herpetofauna photography and discuss some of the challenges. What is Herpetofauna? Herpetofauna refers to all the animal species included in both the reptiles and amphibians categories, namely…

Understanding Aperture in Photography

Illustration that shows types of photography at different aperture settings Aperture is one of the three pillars of photography (the other two being Shutter Speed and ISO), and certainly the most important. In this article, we go through everything you need to know about aperture and how it works. An…

Understanding Ultra-Wide Angle Lenses

An ultra-wide angle lens produces images with extremely wide angle of view. It is a popular choice among architecture and landscape photographers, because it can fit much of the foreground, as well as the surrounding elements in the photo. Read more

Recommended Nikon D500 Settings

Nikon's professional-grade D500 DSLR is one of the top choices among many sports and wildlife photographers. Thanks to its superb build quality, proven ergonomics, insanely fast autofocus system and a huge buffer, the Nikon D500 earned its spot as a top Nikon DSLR for action photography. Still, despite its strengths,…

Recommended Sony A6300 Settings

We wrote this recommended settings for Sony A6300 guide for those who are confused by the camera buttons and the long list of menu options in the camera. The Sony A6300 is an advanced interchangeable lens mirrorless camera designed for enthusiasts and professionals, so it has many complex functions and…

How to Photograph the Moon and the Supermoon

It can be very useful to understand how to photograph the moon with your digital camera. Sometimes, you might want to capture the Moon when it is full and beautiful, while other times you might want to capture an interesting event like a Lunar Eclipse. (more…)