10 myths about becoming a pro photographer

10 myths about becoming a pro photographer

Do you think you know some of the rules about earning a crust taking photos? You may be surprised by some common misconceptions about professional photography.

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Back to Basics

Back to Basics

Simply tips to help the budding photographer

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Best digital cameras under $300

Best digital cameras under $300

These days there are plenty of affordable cameras, but the real gems can be difficult to come across. We've done all the hard work, so you'll be hard-pressed to find better than this little collection of our cameras under $300.

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Binoculars Buying Guide

Binoculars Buying Guide

There can be a huge range in price between apparently similar magnification binoculars. For example, Ted’s sells 10x50 binoculars ranging in price from $100 to $2,500. The main reasons for such a huge price range are the brand, the quality of the optics, the types of coatings applied to the lenses and other features that might be added.

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Choosing Binoculars

Choosing Binoculars

Binoculars are simple to use but can have different viewing results and purposes through varying features such as the objective lens, angle-of-view, prism design and eye relief.  Your understanding of these features and the way to combine them to your specific need will help you identify the pair that is right for you.   

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How to choose the right lens for you

How to choose the right lens for you

Asking the question "Which lens should I buy?" is almost the same as asking "What's the best camera to get?", only worse. While there are a wide variety of digital cameras on the market these days, there are literally hundreds of different lenses to choose from and most of them are specifically designed for a certain type of shoot.

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Digital Camera Buying Guide

Digital Camera Buying Guide

It's important to answer in your own mind exactly how you anticipate using the camera before you consider purchasing anything.  Are you serious about photography as a hobby or mainly keen to capture classic family moments? Do you want creative control over the result or an automated process? Do you want a lightweight body or a strong one?   The handy guide below will help you clarify different camera features and you can determine what is important to you.

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Digital Camera FAQs

Digital Camera FAQs

Before deciding on a digital camera to purchase, you first need to figure out which one fits your needs.
A good practice is to make a list of the things you plan to do with the digital camera and the images you get from it.

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The Exposure Triangle

The Exposure Triangle

The Exposure Triangle is a term that encompasses three fundamental elements of photography:

1. Aperture: the amount of light the lens lets into the camera via the lens opening.
2. Shutter speed: the amount of time that sensor is exposed to the light.
3. ISO: the sensitivity of the sensor to light

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Gift Ideas for DSLR Photographers

Gift Ideas for DSLR Photographers

Not sure what to get fora photographer friend? We've compiled a list to help you out.

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How To Take Photos Of Fireworks

How To Take Photos Of Fireworks

With just a few tips and the right camera accessories, you can capture rockets and starbursts like a pro.

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An Introduction to Long Exposure - Part 1

An Introduction to Long Exposure - Part 1

Everyone has encountered long exposure photography at some point. A prominent Australian electrical company is currently using long exposure shots to advertise their service; the photos look stunning but the effect is simple to achieve once you know how it’ s done. Note that this is not the sort of photography which takes a moment. There is a lot of trial and error involved and a lot of waiting for the shutter, but if you master the basics you can have a lot of fun!

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An Introduction to Long Exposure - Part 2

An Introduction to Long Exposure - Part 2

Now that you’ve mastered the basics, it’s time to really start having some fun! Below are some of our favourite long exposure photography methods.

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Understanding Long Exposures

Understanding Long Exposures

Long exposure is something every photographer has tried at least once. In simple terms it involves leaving the shutter open for a long period of time in order to capture more light than our eyes perceive. The longer the shutter is left open the brighter the image will be. If the light source moves while the shutter is open you will experience blurring of that light source. With me so far?

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Understanding Long Exposures

Understanding Long Exposures

Long exposure is something every photographer has tried at least once. In simple terms it involves leaving the shutter open for a long period of time in order to capture more light than our eyes perceive. The longer the shutter is left open the brighter the image will be. If the light source moves while the shutter is open you will experience blurring of that light source. With me so far?

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Polarising Filters

Polarising Filters

What Are Filters?

Filters are, in essence, bits of glass or Perspex that cover the end of your lens, creating different effects. The most common of these are UV filters, which people use to cut out UV haze and (primarily) to protect the lens from scratches. The second most common are Circular Polarizers, which is what we will be focusing on in this article.

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Resolution - How Much is Enough?

Resolution - How Much is Enough?

Few aspects of digital photography causes as much debate as the importance of resolution or the amount of "megapixels" a camera has.  As you may know  the structure of a digital photograph contains picture elements, or pixels, that are the tiny building blocks of an image.  Millions of these pixels form together to produce a photograph.  It follows then that the more pixels a camera has the greater its ability to produce the finest details in a scene.  During the introduction of digital photography this was an important consideration however today it has less bearing on image quality and camera choice as there are considerably more important elements (such as sensor size and lens grade) in a camera that determine image quality.   

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6 Best Adventure Cameras

6 Best Adventure Cameras

The six best adventure cameras...

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Surf's up: How to take great surf shots

Surf's up: How to take great surf shots

Surfing is more than just a sport - it's a lifestyle choice. It's about power, nature, and action, which makes it a fantastic theme for action shots! With a few simple tricks and tips, and the right camera equipment, you'll be able to capture surf action like a pro.

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Top 5 Best Waterproof Cameras This Summer

Top 5 Best Waterproof Cameras This Summer

Worried about taking pictures at the beach or by the pool because your camera might get wet? Well, camera manufacturers have been working on this issue for some time now, and this year are offering more solutions than ever before.

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What is ISO

What is ISO

All digital cameras have image sensors whose degree of sensitivity to light can be adjusted on an ISO scale. A range of ISO settings allow a photographer to capture the best quality image in different lighting and scene situations.

In digital photography, ISO - an acronym derived from the International Organization for Standardization - is the measure of a camera's sensitivity to the available light source.

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