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Full Frame or APS-C for Wildlife Photography – Which is Best?
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Choosing between a full frame or cropped sensor camera for wildlife photography can be a tough decision. Both options offer their own benefits, so choosing between the two can cause quite the headache. Lots of photographers have their opinions, but choosing what’s right for your own use will largely come down to your personal style […]

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9 of the Best Apps to Help You Do Awesome Mobile Phone Photography
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They say the best camera is the one that you have with you. Even though I love my digital SLR, quite frequently, I shoot with my smartphone. This is why mobile phone photography is so popular. There is a collection of stunning oak trees near where I live. Each time I go there, the trees […]

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Video Tutorial – How to Work a Scene to Find the best Light and Composition
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In this short video tutorial, photographer Mike Brown takes you on a photo walk looking for images. Watch as he scans the scene and finds the best camera angle, waits for the right light, and frames the shot for the best composition. Go on a photo walk and see how Mike goes about working a […]

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Is Shooting RAW+JPEG the Best of Both Worlds?
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For a long time in photography, there has been somewhat of a debate between shooting in RAW versus JPEG. Well, maybe debate is the wrong word. Usually, it is a matter of experienced photographers encouraging beginners to start shooting in RAW and stop shooting JPEG. There isn’t much question that RAW files are superior. Those […]

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7,000 Free Photography Tutorials – Here’s our Best 20!
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This week on dPS we published our 7,000th post here on the Digital Photography School blog. I started this site back in April 2006 because my friends – who had all just bought new DSLRs – kept asking me the same questions about how to use their new gear to its potential. Instead of answering […]

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6 of the Best Smartphone Apps for Travel and Landscape Photography
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Ansel Adams, the godfather of landscape photography once said, “A great photograph is knowing where to stand.” Sadly, I stood in all the wrong places when I began. I watched in envy as seemingly everyone else was taking pictures of an epic sunrise, an arching Milky Way, or an ethereal cityscape blanketed in fog. Landscape […]

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Good, Better, and Best Noise Reduction Techniques
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When it comes to noise reduction, you always have two goals. First, obviously, you want to get rid of any digital noise in your picture. But secondly, you want to preserve detail. These often work against each other because increasing noise reduction often leads to a loss of image detail, but if you focus on […]

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Photoshop Versus Lightroom: Which is Best for Beginners?
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If you’re new to photography, you’re likely wondering how to post-process or edit your photos. There is a wide selection of photo editing software to choose from, but the two that you probably hear debated the most are Adobe Photoshop versus Lightroom. So what are the main differences and which program is best for beginners and […]

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Manual Mode or Exposure Compensation – Which is Best?
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As you may know, cameras often get exposure wrong. The question is, what do you do when you realize that the exposure settings suggested by your camera are not right? You have two options. One is to switch to Manual mode and set the ISO, aperture, and shutter speed yourself. The other is to use […]

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