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May 17

Focal Length

By beginnerphotography | Lenses & Equipment

This relates to theĀ  millimeter (mm) or “range” of your camera lens. For example, if you have a lens with a “zoom” this zoom range allows for taking pictures at different focal lengths. Let’s pretend you have a 24mm to 120mm “zoom” lens. If you are shooting with the widest angle of view, so with […]

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May 23

Formatting a Memory Card

By beginnerphotography | Lenses & Equipment

Formatting your memory card will erase all information, in other words your photographs, from the card. It’s a function performed in your camera and it’s important you know that it will erase all of your photographs. It is “healthier” for your memory card if you format regularly, but only after your images are safely stored […]

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Feb 02

Lens Hood

By beginnerphotography | Lenses & Equipment

A lens hood is a lens accessory which helps block out unwanted light from “landing” on the glass of your lens. When unwanted light lands on the glass you will often see a colored hexagon or octagon shaped “flare.”                   Lens flare is most often caused by […]

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Jan 06

Prime Lens

By beginnerphotography | Lenses & Equipment

A prime lens operates with only one focal length. It is described as a fixed-focal-length lens while, in comparison, a zoom lens has varying focal lengths.                 When using a prime lens there is no ability to zoom the lens to change the composition. Therefore, if you want […]

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