Dan Havlik

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Dan Havlik  |  Mar 04, 2019  |  0 comments

A lost World War II-era photo album has finally made its way home thanks to some sleuthing by collector and archivist Christoph Traugott Coulter. The album contains photos of then Captain Clarence V. Ward during his time in occupied Japan after World War II.

Dan Havlik  |  Mar 01, 2019  |  0 comments

It’s the age-old question that typically comes from non-photographers: does an expensive camera shoot better photos? As anyone who knows anything about photography will tell you: it’s the photographer, not the gear that’s the key to great photos!

Dan Havlik  |  Feb 27, 2019  |  0 comments

The Nikon Z7 is, perhaps, the most well-designed full frame mirrorless camera on the market right now. It took me a little while to realize this.

Dan Havlik  |  Feb 27, 2019  |  0 comments

If you know the basics of Photoshop, then you’re probably familiar with a rather remarkable feature called Content-Aware Fill. In short, this Adobe software tool lets you remove distracting objects from your photos – such as wires or telephone polls – and replace (fill) them with a seemingly natural background that blends in with the scene.

Dan Havlik  |  Feb 25, 2019  |  0 comments

Pierre T. Lambert has a secret that every beginning photographer needs to know. That 18-55mm kit lens that came with your camera? It’s really pretty slow and mediocre and if you want to start taking better photos, you should get a fast, prime lens immediately.

Dan Havlik  |  Feb 21, 2019  |  0 comments

Ricoh just officially launched the GR III, the latest model in the company’s cult classic compact camera series. The Ricoh GR III is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand or a pants pocket but sports a large, 24.24MP APS-C size CMOS sensor comparable to what you’d find in some DSLRs and mirrorless cameras.

Dan Havlik  |  Feb 21, 2019  |  0 comments

Even experienced photographers can struggle with some of the technical aspects of photography. Consequently, everyone is bound to make a few mistakes.

Dan Havlik  |  Feb 20, 2019  |  0 comments

If you’re feeling low and uninspired about your photography, travel photographer Pierre T. Lambert has some advice for you: try shooting from a low angle. As Lambert explains in the somewhat counterintuitive video below, going low can yield high quality results.

Dan Havlik  |  Feb 18, 2019  |  0 comments

Because mirrorless cameras, by their very nature, have no mirrors like their DSLR counterparts, their sensors can get exposed to the elements when you take off the lens. That means things like dust, debris, moisture and general nastiness can stick to the sensor and defile your photos.

Dan Havlik  |  Feb 15, 2019  |  0 comments

Tilt-shift photography can be incredibly striking, providing a miniaturized effect to your subject that’s unforgettable. But it’s not an effect you want all the time, which is part of the reason why buying an actual tilt-shift lens might be an unnecessary investment.

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