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Ron Leach  |  Jan 24, 2023  |  0 comments

Camera sensor sizes can be confusing for the uninitiated because of the various options available. Pros and enthusiasts typically use cameras with either full-frame, APS-C, or 4/3 sensors. But there are a number of smaller options too, usually found in compact cameras, super-zoom models, and even our phones.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 18, 2023  |  0 comments

The tutorial below is for all of you who’ve grown tire of hearing “purists” proclaim that, “Unless you turn your mode dial to M you’re not a real photographer.” As we’ve said before, that’s a lot of bunk, as numerous pros regularly shoot in Aperture or Shutter Priority depending upon the assignment.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 29, 2022  |  0 comments

We all strive to capture true-to-life photos so they look as great as possible straight out of the camera. That means paying close attention to exposure focus, and other key shooting variables, as well as choosing the proper camera settings for the specific task at hand.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 22, 2022  |  0 comments

If you want to step out of your comfort zone and try something different, you’ve come to the right place. The tutorial below demonstrates a simple creative technique for expressing yourself that’s a lot of fun.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 21, 2022  |  0 comments

It’s impossible to capture great images if your photos are consistently unsharp. There are several fixable issues that can result in soft photos, from faulty technique, incorrect camera settings, gear malfunction and more.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 15, 2022  |  0 comments

Earlier this week we posted a beginners guide to manual photography, demonstrating how to take control of exposure yourself, rather than letting your camera make the decisions. Today we’re taking a deeper dive into ISO settings, so you’ll understand how the choice you make affects the look and quality of your images.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 12, 2022  |  0 comments

If you’re tired of hearing photo purists claim that, “you’re not a real photographer unless you shoot in Manual,” join the club. That’s simply a lot of bunk, as numerous pros of all genres regularly shoot very effectively in Aperture or Shutter Priority modes.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 05, 2022  |  0 comments

Many inexperienced photographers make a simple mistake than can compromise the quality of their photos, and that’s thinking of a camera’s metering-mode options as a set-it-and-forget-it feature. If you’re guilty of this common error, the video below is for you.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 01, 2022  |  0 comments

Put two outdoor photographers in the same place at the same time—one a pro and the other an amateur—and it’s likely their photos will differ dramatically, especially in terms of creativity. The reasons a pro usually wins include better composition, high-end gear, and a greater understanding of exposure techniques.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 14, 2022  |  0 comments

Have you ever deleted photos by mistake when reviewing images on your camera’s LCD screen? If not, it’s quite possible you’ll do so in the future, and trust us: it’s a mind-numbing experience.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 10, 2022  |  0 comments

It’s been awhile since Ricoh has updated the mid-range of the Pentax DSLR line, and they’ve just done so with the new 24.2MP KF, targeted at enthusiast photographers. The powerful yet easy-to-use model boasts the highly regarded Pentax dust and weather-resistant construction in a compact package.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 21, 2022  |  0 comments

Attaining precise focus is essential for all types of images and it can be difficult to achieve, particularly when shooting moving subjects or scenes where you want maximum sharpness from foreground to background.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 12, 2022  |  0 comments

If you’re just getting started in landscape photography and you want to get up to speed as quickly as possible, the video below will seal the deal. You’ll learn all the basics necessary for capturing great photos on you’re next outdoor outing.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 08, 2022  |  0 comments

If you’re disappointed with your bird photos because many are unsharp, the video below should set you straight. You’ll learn the best autofocus modes to use for improving your batting average.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 01, 2022  |  0 comments

Most of the tutorials we post about macro photography concentrate on shooting techniques and the best type of gear to use. Today, we’re switching things up, with what one pro says are the best camera settings to use.

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